For general information on French wines and wineries, refer to Terroir France.
Wine Tour Operators
Arblaster and Clarke Wine Tours are UK based and were established by Tim Clarke and his wife Lynette Arblaster in 1986. They pioneered the whole concept of wine tourism in many parts of Europe. They present themselves as the world’s leading specialist wine tours operator (which I would agree with) and run wine tours to all of the major wine countries with fixed departure dates. They also run champagne weekends, vineyard walks and wine cruises. Many of their wine guides are masters of wine.
French Wine Explorers are based in Maryland, USA and specialize in luxury wine tours of all the major wine regions in France. Their packages reflect their extensive experience and personal relationships with the finest estates, vintners, guides, and hotels. Tours include tastings at prestigious estates, gastronomic dining and local cultural sights of interest. Custom tours can also be arranged on request.
Promenades en France are based in Beaune, France and were established in 1999 by Claude and Pierre-Olivier Coron. They offer a variety of multi-day wine tour itineraries throughout France. They also have an itinerary for Portugal and for Spain. Itineraries include vineyard visits, wine tastings, meals and accommodation. Tour durations range from two to six days depending on location.
Other local wine tour operators are as follows: