GRAPE ESCAPES – SUPERLATIVE CHAMPAGNE TASTING TOURS
Champagne Tasting Tours, Holidays and Trips
Grape Escapes is a specialist European wine tour operator, offering a broad range of wine tasting tours and trips to the vineyards in the main French wine regions: Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, The Rhône and The Loire and selected regions in Spain and Italy.
The Superlative Tour
For the superlative experience, we offer a maximum of twelve very fortunate guests the opportunity to visit some of the world’s top wineries. These would typically include the most exclusive Champagne Houses and Classed Growth Châteaux who do not usually receive visitors. Accommodation is generally in one of the best hotels in the region, for example you would be staying at Château les Crayères as part of the Champagne Superlative tour, and the tour will include unrivalled dining experiences at selected Champagne Houses and at multiple Michelin-starred restaurants.
Arriving in your chosen region on day one at a time of your preference, the remainder of the day would be spent acquainting yourself with your surroundings. You would then enjoy a welcome dinner at a premium restaurant, for example the Château’s gourmet brasserie, “Le Jardin.”. Both lunch and dinner on each day of your trip would be catered for, and this would take the form of a gourmet lunch or dinner at a prestigious winery or restaurant for lunch or dinner and a lighter meal in the afternoon or evening, depending on whether the gourmet meal that day would be lunch or dinner.
Every day of tours would be transported in a luxury vehicle, and you would be accompanied by a Grape Escapes Tour Director, who would enrich your knowledge of the region and wines as well as ensure that the tour runs impressively smoothly.
On the Champagne Superlative tour, you would firstly start the tour on day two in true style with a visit to one of the most prestigious Champagne Houses in the region. A gourmet lunch would then be served at another Grande Marque estate, where you would be able to taste a selection of the Maison’s Champagne. After lunch, you would visit another Maison, such as Veuve Clicquot or Ruinart for a tour of the estate and tastings of their famous wines. After dinner, the evening would be free for you to do as you please.
Day three would take you firstly to the grandest House, Moët and Chandon, where you would spend the morning enjoying a private VIP tour of parts of the cellars which are seldom seen by the public. The tour would conclude with a flute of the iconic Dom Perignon. You would then be taken out into the vineyards where you would start your tour as the guests of a family-run Champagne maker. As well as having a tour of the property and discovering the fascinating Champagne making process from vine to bottle, you would learn the Napoleonic art of Sabrage (the art of opening the Champagne bottle with a sword). Since everyone would each open a bottle you would then need to drink at least some of the Champagnes that have been opened. A four course lunch would accompany the Champagne.
No tour of Champagne would be complete without visiting some of the smaller, family-run estates, and day four would begin with a tour and tastings as the guests of a small producer. A gourmet lunch would then be served at a prestigious estate in Reims, before a final visit to another top performing estate.
Our superlative tours are typically between three and five nights in duration and cost between £1,995 and £2,995 per person.
Due to agreements with the individual Champagne Houses and wineries, we are unable to widely publicise details of these tours and include them in our general brochure; however if you would like to receive more information about these trips as they are finalised then please contact us on 08456 430 860 (+44 1763 273 373 from outside the UK) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Champagne Tasting Tours
We also arrange many private wine tasting tours for individuals, groups and corporate clients. So, if the Premium tours are not exactly what you are looking for, please give us a ring on 08456 430 860, or email us email@example.com to arrange your perfect Wine Tasting Tour.