2020 promises to be an incredible and exciting year for epicurean wine tours, with options hosted by many premier wine makers. From traditional favorites to up-and-coming producers not afraid to push the envelope, epicurean tours will be hosted by a range of fabulous vineyards.
Not only will guests have the opportunity to visit some of the world’s most beautiful countries – and their incredible wineries, but also learn from our hosts. While onboard, hosts will share their passion and knowledge, making these getaways ideal for anyone, from those wine “newbies” to experienced wine lovers.
So, let’s take a look at four of the vineyards hosting epicurean tours in 2020.
Many wine lovers have talked about starting a winery with their good friends – but few follow through with it. Luckily, one that did was Papapietro Perry, a vineyard started by Ben and Yolanda Papapietro and Bruce and Renae Perry.
The humble beginnings of this Californian winery can be felt in their approach to winemaking. Their wine is approachable and designed to be shared in the company of good friends.
This makes them the perfect hosts for an upcoming wine tour through Europe, cruising between Barcelona and Athens. They are impeccable hosts, warmly welcoming you while also offering some spectacular wines.
However, don’t let the wineries’ humble start fool you. Their selection of wines is exceptional, with the Pinot Noir particularly well regarded. Even if you’re not usually one for Pinot Noir, Papapietro Perry’s is sure to convert you.
Ramey Wine Cellars
A fabulous epicurean tour is about enjoying delicious wine as well as learning more about the production around the world. With that in mind, there could be no one better to host than David and Carla Ramey, from Ramey Wine Cellars.
Winemaker David is one of the most respected global figures in the wine industry, credited for bringing many new techniques to California. Through his practical experience, as well as tertiary education in winemaking, he has pioneered many of the approaches that have pushed his winery to the very forefront of the industry.
Given that David is credited as bringing Old World traditions to the so-called New World, it is fitting that he would be hosting a fabulous wine cruise through France, arguably the world’s most established and respected wine-producing country.
On this tour, you’ll be able to learn more about Ramey Wine, as well as taste their fabulous selection of wines. Then, of course, there is the abundance of wine you get to sample in the vineyards throughout France.
August West & Jeff Cohn Cellars
What is better than an epicurean tour hosted by one amazing wine maker? One hosted by two fabulous producers – and that’s what you can expect in 2020. The people behind August West and Jeff Cohn Cellars join forces to offer an amazing experience for wine lovers.
August West will be returning as a host in 2020, after successful cruises in previous years. Guests will again be thrilled to share in the knowledge of head winemaker Ed Kurtzman. Ed will share his experience producing – and drinking – incredible wine from August West. This San Francisco-based producer is famous for their exceptional Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah – so there is something for everyone.
Joining August West is the couple behind Jeff Cohn Cellars, Jeff and Alexandra Cohn. With John at the helm, this winery is known for blending traditional Rhone approaches with modern, Californian-based styles.
It’s no surprise, then, that they will be hosting a wonderful cruise throughout the renowned Rhone region of France. You’ll surely be dazzled by the wine along the way, as well as the commentary provided by both of the hosts.
Another winery that will be hosting epicurean tours in 2020 is the brilliant Palmaz Vineyards. Specifically, the tour will be hosted by the winery’s formidable co-founder Florencia Palmaz, who takes great pride in introducing visitors to her family vineyard, and sharing her wine knowledge and passion.
Born in Argentina, Florencia has helped bring a touch of South America to the vineyard. First opening its doors in 2000, the Napa winery has established itself a fine reputation. In particular, wine produced at Palmaz Vineyards is designed to be enjoyed with food – and Florencia is sure to share many tips for pairing food and wine during the cruise.
As the host of a Northern Europe tour, Palmaz Vineyards will be well-placed to introduce guests to some more unusual cuisines and wine producers. It’s sure to be an incredible experience that will introduce guests to a range of brilliant – and somewhat unique – wine producers.
Are you ready to book your 2020 epicurean tour? Contact us today or speak with your wine club owner today to see what they have in store for the year ahead.