Tailor-Made French Wine Tours

Tasting your way around France...

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Tailor-Made Wine Tours

For GUIDED tours you will enjoy these services:


Advice on accommodation and management of booking.
I have an extensive network of contacts ranging from the most luxurious hotels to simple yet charming bed and breakfasts. They are all ideally placed for both vineyard visits and other activities. You decide your standard of accommodation, I recommend an appropriate match, and once we are in agreement I take care of all booking arrangements. Cost of accommodation is not included.
Full-time bilingual chauffeur/guide.
That would be me! I’ve lived in France for more than 20 years, know my way around the country and am fluent in the language. Useful for those vineyards where no one speaks English and also general matters, when you need a thingummy but don’t know the word for it – I’m there to help. Vehicles are spacious and new, with aircon.
Pre-arranged vineyard visits.
Any vineyard worth visiting will not accept casual, unannounced visits. It’s essential not only to make appointments but also to schedule them, one after the other, in a sensible, structured way. My aim always is to provide a mix of renowned names and lesser known producers.
Wine education throughout your tour.
This can be as much or as little as you like, but it’s amazing how much useful info you can pick up in casual conversation. I’m a trained wine consultant so can rattle on, but you can turn me off when you like!
Restaurant recommendations and bookings.
No visit to France would be complete without ‘the French dining experience’. This can be daunting, and you might be tempted to take pot luck. You might succeed, but with my experience, from Michelin-starred restaurants to authentic bistros, brasseries and traditional country inns, you will get what you’re looking for.

Pricing: As every trip is unique I can only give an indication of price. The final cost will be provided when we agree on your overall requirements, without commitment. So, as a rough guide:

Two days - €1500
Four days - €3000
Six days - €4500


NB: These are ‘per couple’ estimates based on one couple, excluding accommodation and meals. For additional couples significant discounts would apply. A 30% deposit is payable on agreement of the trip, the balance due six weeks before the trip starts. If you enquire within six weeks of your trip 100% payment is required on agreement. No payments are refundable but are transferable, either for another time, or for other persons, or both.

For INDEPENDENT tours you will enjoy these services:


Advice on accommodation and management of booking.
I have an extensive network of contacts ranging from the most luxurious hotels to simple yet charming bed and breakfasts. They are all ideally placed for both vineyard visits and other activities. You decide your standard of accommodation, I recommend an appropriate match, and once we are in agreement I take care of all booking arrangements. Cost of accommodation is not included.
Full route planning.
The lure of the open road and a trusty GPS is a heady mix, but to make the best use of your time it’s best to know where you’re going! I plan your trip to take in the sights and countryside, the best dining, the best vineyard visits, and all without stress and strain.
Pre-arranged vineyard visits.
Any vineyard worth visiting will not accept casual, unannounced visits. It’s essential not only to make appointments but also to schedule them, one after the other, in a sensible, structured way. My aim always is to provide a mix of renowned names and lesser known producers.
Restaurant recommendations and bookings.
No visit to France would be complete without ‘the French dining experience’. This can be daunting, and you might be tempted to take pot luck. You might succeed, but with my experience, from Michelin-starred restaurants to authentic bistros, brasseries and traditional country inns, you will get what you’re looking for.
Telephone helpline.
Even with the best laid plans things can go askew and you find yourself with a problem. In a foreign country. Not speaking the language. Feeling vulnerable. Aargh! No worries, just call me and I’ll put it right.

Pricing: As every trip is unique I can only give an indication of price. The final cost will be provided when we agree on your overall requirements, without commitment. So, as a rough guide:

Two days - €275
Four days - €550
Six days - €825


NB: These are ‘per trip’ estimates, ie regardless of numbers, excluding accommodation and meals. A 30% deposit is payable on agreement of the trip, the balance due six weeks before the trip starts. If you enquire within six weeks of your trip 100% payment is required on agreement. No payments are refundable but are transferable, either for another time, or for other persons, or both.

For PACKAGE tours you will enjoy these services:


Pre-arranged accommodation in areas which are ideally placed for both vineyard visits and other activities.
Full-time bilingual chauffeur/guide. That would be me! I’ve lived in France for more than 20 years, know my way around the country and am fluent in the language. Useful for those vineyards where no one speaks English and also general matters, when you need a thingummy but don’t know the word for it – I’m there to help. Vehicles are spacious and new, with aircon.
Pre-arranged vineyard visits. Any vineyard worth visiting will not accept casual, unannounced visits. It’s essential to make appointments, which I do, providing a mix of renowned names and lesser known producers.
Wine education throughout your tour. This can be as much or as little as you like, but it’s amazing how much useful info you can pick up in casual conversation. I’m a trained wine consultant so can rattle on, but you can turn me off when you like!
Restaurant bookings. No visit to France would be complete without ‘the French dining experience’. This can be daunting if you’re on your own, but all your meals will be arranged in authentic French restaurants.

Pricing: This will be announced when each package is publicised via Facebook and/or the blog on this site. Note that this will be an all-inclusive price, including accommodation and most meals.
For those whose interests are not solely wine, click on OTHER on the planning form to receive details about Wine and Golf; Wine and Cooking; Incentive Breaks; Honeymoon Specials; Luxury Barge Tour; Wine and Art; Wine and History; Wine and Cycling.
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For more information or to arrange your next tour with French Wine Tours, call John Sherwin on +33 (0)7 50 90 02 00
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