New Year and New Experiences

Kickstart your new year by planning an exquisite wine holiday for yourself! Discover our selection of 20 of the 250 luxury wine experiences that we offer on our website today.

The New Year calls for new experiences and adventures. So, we at Wine Paths have made an extensive list of 20 of our best wine experiences around the globe to make your year truly special. Read on to discover unique wine tours across 4 continents:

1. Alsace, France

In the land of the Vosges, history and culture seep through every nook and corner. On a cultural expedition in the heart of Alsace you will visit the most beautiful towns and villages on the Alsace Wine Route, as well as the famous Haut-Koenigsbourg castle. Discover a place where culture, ‘art de vivre’ and the pleasures of the palate are intermingled, and be seduced by the personality of an exceptional region.

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2. Bordeaux, France

A name synonymous with fine wines and luxury, Bordeaux makes for a perfect destination for your next wine holiday. Here on our must-experience list we have a wine tour where you will discover an interesting way to explore the charming region of Medoc in all its glory! Hop on a private helicopter ride and take in the stunning views from the sky! Then visit a prestigious Chateau for an exclusive wine-tasting session.

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3. Burgundy, France

Hit the road in genuine vintage convertibles and see Burgundy off the beaten track! Explore the vineyards and enjoy a stop at famous castles and vineyards where you will get to explore the best of Burgundian culture and wines. At the end of the journey enjoy a wine-tasting session and picnic lunch in a beautiful Chateau.

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4. Catalunya, Spain

Have you ever wondered how a good wine or cava is obtained? If yes, then this is the perfect experience for you! In the heart of Catalunya lies the wine-making region of Penedes famous for producing the sparkling Cava wine. On this tour you will understand the process of wine and Cava-making in a prestigious winery and create your very own bottle of Cava with a personalized label. Then, you will enjoy a wine, Cava and olive oil tasting session to wrap up this luxurious experience.

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5. Central Otago, New Zealand

Discover the stunning landscape and delicious wines in the land of the Kiwis. On this recommended wine experience you will visit Fiordland National Park, a world heritage site and home to the famous Milford Sound in a private helicopter! This helicopter tour including a glacier landing is a must for any trip to New Zealand. Finish off the day with a delicious meal and glass of Pinot Noir at Mt Difficulty Winery.

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6. Champagne, France

Exploring the land of the world’s favourite sparkling wine should definitely be on your 2018 travel list. On our must-try wine experience in Champagne, board a vintage boat made in 1927 for a private cruise on the Marne River. Discover the magnificent vineyards of Champagne and the town of Epernay. Enjoy a picnic lunch paired with exquisite Champagne or indulge in an oenology session on the boat.

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7. Cognac, France

On this magical tour in the region of the amber spirit, discover the most renowned Cognac produced by an iconic Cognac house: the Louis XIII Cognac. On this exceptional tour you will visit the guarded cellars of the distillery where this enchanting spirit is made and further blended and aged. After learning about the delicious secrets of the Cognac, you will make your way to an exclusive gourmet lunch and Cognac-tasting session!

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8. Douro Valley, Portugal

Portugal is famous for its stunning scenery and unique vineyards. In the wine region of Douro Valley you will be taken for a guided, easy, cycling and hiking tour. Here you will get acquainted with fascinating, magical, natural surroundings, great cuisine and some of the world’s finest wines including, of course, the famous Port wine!

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9. Hermanus, South Africa

Head on over to the gorgeous sea-side region of Hermanus on this fascinating wine experience. You will first indulge in an exclusive wine tasting session at one of the region’s best wineries following which you will embark on a wonderful journey to spot some Southern Right whales in the sea.

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10. Loire Valley, France

In the quaint town of Amboise in the Loire Valley you will be in for a one-of-a-kind wine adventure! Zoom around the streets of this beautiful town on a segway and discover the Italian renaissance influence on the architecture and culture of the region. Indulge in a delicious chocolate-tasting session and end the tour with some of the best wines from the Valley.

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11. Madrid, Spain

Iberian ham or "Ibérico" ham is known as one of the best hams in the world. On this trip, you will visit the Sierra of Aracena, which is the most important area for the production of Iberian ham in Spain. Taste the wonderful ham along with a glass of the best fino or manzanilla sherry- a perfect pairing of food and wine and the head to the town of Aracena to enjoy a gourmet lunch at the finest restaurant in the area.

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12. Margaret River, Australia

On an exclusive tour in the land down under you will taste the best wines that Australia has to offer while luxuriously flying in a 12-seater Cessna Caravan airplane, enjoying the incredible views of the South West coastline.

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13. Mendoza, Argentina

Sip on delicious Malbec under the Argentinean night sky on an incredible wine and astronomy experience in Mendoza. After a day of enjoying the sunny skies of Mendoza, its superb wine routes and breathtaking landscapes with the majestic backdrop of the Andes, come discover the heavenly sights that are only visible when the night falls.

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14. Napa Valley, USA

Get carried away in a spectacular hot air balloon over the stunning vineyards of Napa Valley in California! Enjoy the breath-taking vistas for an hour and then head on over to some of the best wineries in the region for an exclusive winery tour and tasting. This will be followed by a gourmet picnic lunch in the vineyards beside a private lake.

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15. Northern Spain

If you only have four days and you want to experience Spanish tradition and modernity in wine, food and architecture we invite you to fly into the vibrant city of Bilbao and join us in this fantastic tour. Discover the north of Spain through the wines of Rioja and the Basque country, architecture in Bilbao and the best food experiences in San Sebastian exclusively on this Northern Spain wine experience.

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16. Portofino and Cinque Terre, Italy

On this exciting tour in the North of Italy you will be in for a relaxing getaway in one of the most beautiful regions of the country. Enjoy a luxury accommodation with an exclusive private boat excursion to Cinque Terre. After this you will be taken for a private walking tour in Portofino. Enjoy a regional cooking class and an exclusive visit to an olive-oil producer. End your getaway with interesting winery visits and wine tastings.

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17. Provence, France

On this tailor-made wine tour, you will enjoy a private flight to the island of Corsica while you take in the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding landscape. After experiencing the highlights of the Island of Beauty from the air, you will be taken to discover artisanal regional products such as goat cheese, delicious local wines and gourmet specialties to regale yourself with.

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18. Sicily, Italy

Visit one of the most famous herb farms in Sicily where you will discover the various herbs used in Italian cuisine as well as sample the different varieties. You will be familiarized with the way they are used along with other local products. From here you will visit an incredibly well-known winery in the region and enjoy a guided wine -tasting sesson followed by a traditional Sicilian lunch.

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19. Southern Chile

Having being named the World's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination for 2017 at the World Travel Awards recently, an exceptional experience in Chile is a given. On our exclusive wine tour you will bike along the best vineyards in the country while admiring the country’s natural beauty including fjords, volcanoes, turquoise lakes, native forests, and diaphanous skies.

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20. Tuscany, Italy

Have you ever imagined going on a walk in the Tuscan woods with a truffle-hunting dog and truffle expert to hunt for black and white truffles? The white truffle, the most precious, aromatic, and expensive variety, grows only in Italy! Learn about this fascinating, precious gourmet product found outside of Siena as you walk around the beautiful Tuscan landscape and pair delicious Tuscan wines with the truffles you discover.

 

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We’ve put together this list of 20 exclusive wine experiences for you to try in the new year but remember that there are over 250 luxury wine tours  for you to discover on winepaths.com! All our wine tours can be entirely tailor-made to fit your preferences and needs. So, gear up and start planning your 2018 wine adventure with the help of our local travel experts around the world today.

 

Happy travels!

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