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Click on one of the countries on the maps below to learn more about the wine regions of the world.
Avalon Wine Tours can create an itinerary to just about anywhere that makes wine.
Please e-mail us if you have a special request!
In Spain the three most requested regions are the Rioja and Ribera del Duero in the North, and the Priorat region to the South-West of Barcelona. We visit these regions separately or as one grand tour across the breadth of Northern Spain - and sometimes combine this with Portugal, Spain's neighbor to the west. Portugal is best known for its fortified Port and Madeira wines, but has recently begun to make a mark with its table wines from regions such as Bairrada and Alentejo . Portugal's steep terraced vines along the Douro Valley and the port caves in Oporto make for quite spectacular scenery.
Avalon Wine Tours has been conducting luxury wine
vacations since 1993. We conduct tours all over the
world including Europe and South America and with our
partners in Australia and South Africa.
Avalon Wine Tours provides an exceptional experience and the most personalized service, whilst enhancing the wine knowledge of every guest and making lasting friendships along the way. At the same time, we enrich visitors with local traditions and culture, as we share fine wine and food.
We offer customized tours to the most famous names, as well as the hidden gems, in the best wine regions of the world. You will enjoy luxury accommodation, private tastings at top chateaux, winemaker meals as well as invitation only events not open to the public.
Avalon Wine Tours offers fully inclusive , scheduled small group tours year round as well as custom chauffeured and self drive itineraries at your request. We also offer cooking classes, golf, fishing, hunting, photography and more.
As the first wine tour operator in Chile, Avalon Wine Tours has been following the growth of this country from an industrial wine producer to a region that produces some of the best wine in the world. No longer deemed unsophisticated, Chile is leading New World wines and cuisine in to the future!
Avalon Wine Tours first started visiting Argentina back in 1996, before most wine enthusiasts were aware of what was happening there. We've seen Mendoza's wineries transform from the old rustic style to today's state-of-the-art facilities that produce world class wines, and we're watching Salta develop its amazing potential in the highest vineyards in the world.
Avalon Wine Tours first tour in Europe was in Bordeaux in 1993. We have hosted celebrities and other winemakers, visiting the Grand Cru of Burgundy, a region not only known for it's famous wine known but also for its gastronomy.We tour the beautiful Loire Valley known for its fantastic white wines and its palatial chateaux. Historic cities such as Reims located in the region of Champagne and Chablis and the Rhone are also common destinations for our clients.
In Italy we visit Piemonte, Tuscany and indulge in their big reds and excellent cuisine. We organize cooking schools and art tours in this amazing country filled with historic villages, superb restaurants and picturesque scenery.