The Grand Wine Tour

Wine Tour to Champagne, Loire, Cognac, Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Alsace and Rheingau.

This is included: Travel with comfortable bus, ferrys and road taxes.

Staying in double room with bath or shower and wc. Breakfast and lunch ord inner together with wines and wine yard visits with tastings and guiding. There will be possibilities to bring home wine in the bus.

Price: 19.800 SEK per person in double room..

Extra: Single room kr 2.050 SEK Cancellation protection 250 SEK per person.

Travel hosts: Sten G. Svenhage or Per Svenhage (Both with long experience and well educated Sommeliers).

Day 1

Today we leave Sweden for "The Great Wine Tour"! We travel in our comfortable bus from Jönköping and the first stop is Bad Nenndorf. We spend the night at hotell Tallymann.

Day 2

After breakfast we travel towards Champagne. We visit one small and one big producer Sunday and Monday. They have very good wines and show great commitment. We also visit quality producer Bouché in Pierry befor we check in at our hotel in central Reims. We finnish the day with a joint dinner.

Day 3

Vi åker till Epernay efter frukost och besöker välkända Bollinger. Efter gemensam lunch hos La Cave à Champagne reser vi till Loiredalen och den vackra lilla staden Chinon som ligger vid floden Vienne som rinner ut i Loire. Vi bor två nätter på ett enkelt men trivsamt hotell. Middag på egen hand.

Day 4

First wine yard visit is at small produver with grand wines, Domaine Gouron. We are inte are of Chenin Blanc and Cabarnet Franc (locally also called Breton). Here you eat lunch on your own. After Domaine Gouron we visit the well known Couly Dutheil. Maybe the best producer of red wines in the whole area of Loire. We also have time for some sightseeing in the castle in Chinon. The day ends with a dinner together at fish restaurant L´Oceanic.

Day 5

After breakfast we travel to Cognac. Here we visit a first class family poducer Méry et Fils, they will take good care of us. We eat lunch together before taking our bus to Bordeaux. Here we will visit the famous Chateau Figeac in St Emilion. Their wines with Merlot, Cabarnet Franc och C.S. are truly wonderful. We live at very central hotel: Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre.

Day 6

Bordeaux! This amazing wine area. We will get the chance to visit very high class producers in Medoc. We will also see the magnifique castle from the eighteenth centrury. In the afternoon we travel to Chateau Batailley in Pauillac. Here we will taste more great wines and eat dinner together at a restaurant nearby.

Day 7

We leave Bordeaux early for one of the greater wine districts, Bourgogne. After a long bus tour it is time for tasting som wines and eat dinner at Ch. de Melin who owns wine areas in several locations. One of them is in Côte d´ Or. We spend the two nights at our hotel in Beaune.

Day 8

A new exciting day in and around Beaune. A wine town who don't leave anyone unaffected. Here we visit Domaine Rion in the area Vosne Romanée. Then we travel to well known Caveau de Chassagne-Montrachet situated in Côte de Beaune. They will guide us and host a fantastic wine tasting. We will eat lunch together on small Tavern. The night is free for activities on your own in Beaune.

Day 9

After breakfast we travel to Ribeauvillé in Alsace. We will also have time for a wine tasting in another known wine village. After a lunch on your own we will visit the famous producer Louis Sipp where we will get the change to try som Alsace wines. We will eat a dinner that is typical for the region on restaurant Ami Fritz. We will spend the night at this fabulous village at Hotel de la Tour.

Day 10

We leave Alsace and travel towards Germany and one of the best wine districts Rheingau. We visit the very skillfull producer Weingut Künstler. One of the best when it comes to quantity and quality! In the evening we will a joint dinner at a Hotel in Rüdesheim where we also spend the night.

Day 11

After breakfast in Rüdesheim we leave for Scandinavia. First stop is Travemünde where we take the ferry to Trelleborg. Before we check in we watch a movie and try our new wine skills. We eat Captains buffé on the boat before going to bed.

Day 12

Back in Sweden. We travel between Trelleborg and Jönköping. In Jönköping we will start to unpack the harvest of great wines that we have bought during the tour!