Wine tourism stays and tasting experiences to offer for Christmas

Stays and experiences in the vineyard

  • Vinotrip, a very complete offer of wine tourism stays throughout France

Choose your region to explore (in France, but also in Catalonia) then your length of stay, generally between 2 and 3 days. Travel agency founded in 2013, Vinotrip has the advantage of classifying its offers according to four complementary themes: well-being, golf, gastronomy and culture. For Christmas, you have the possibility of offering a check or a gift box linked to a particular stay, valid for 18 months: “Bubbles and well-being”, “Around organic rosé wines in Provence”, “Chez un vigneron à Hermitage “,” Discovery of wine over a weekend “, etc. Note that Vinotrip is not a simple aggregator of existing events. The agency creates and organizes the proposed activities itself.

Locations: throughout France
Price: depending on the stay

  • Winetour Booking, for activities in Bordeaux

This site is primarily intended for lovers of the Bordeaux vineyard. The activities of many castles, sometimes famous (Beau-Sejour Bécot, Pape Clément, etc.), located on both banks of the Garonne, are listed there. These are mainly short activities that take place over a few hours or over an afternoon. A few examples: a simple visit to the vines and cellars, vertical tastings, carriage rides in the vineyards. The rates are very affordable. Winetour Booking has existed for 7 years and prides itself on being the only site to offer “activities with real-time availability”. A great gift idea for Christmas.

Places: mainly Bordeaux, some activities are offered in other regions
Price: around 30 €

  • Wine Passport, to visit foreign vineyards

Hungary, Croatia, Portugal, Chile, Lebanon … Wine Passeport, a travel organization company founded in 2012, offers wine lovers visits to vineyards in 10 European countries and in 8 countries outside of Europe. The stays are fully customizable. Minimum day trips to French vineyards are also listed.

Places: France, Europe and the world
Price: on estimate

Learn about tasting and wine

  • A day to understand tasting and learn to talk about a wine

Created in 2019, The RVF Academy draws on the experience of the school of the best sommelier in Europe, Franck Thomas, to offer introductions to intuitive, geo-sensory and analytical tasting methods. These three complementary methods will allow you to approach wine in an uninhibited way by focusing on your senses (intuitive tasting), to understand the influence of terroir on wine (geo-sensory tasting) and finally to familiarize yourself with the wine. adequate vocabulary for speaking and comparing wines and spirits (analytical tasting). Seven wines will be offered for tasting for the level one training course, which takes place over seven hours. Levels two and three, over three and five days, allow you to deepen your knowledge. All these courses are eligible for the CPF. The level 1 initiation is a nice gift to offer at Christmas for an amateur who is new to learning wine.

Locations: throughout France
Price: 220 € for level 1 training

  • Improvement assignments

The Coam (Wine Course And More), is a wine training school. Whatever your level of knowledge, you will find the course adapted to your expectations. The themes are varied: initiation to wine tasting, initiation to grape varieties and terroirs of the south and north of France, focus on a particular region, course on champagne … A special offer, ideal for Christmas, valid until the 31st December 2021, allows you to book two lessons for two people, or two lessons for 2 people.

Locations: Paris and Aix-en-Provence
Price: 89 € for the formula 2 lessons for one person; 175 € for the formula 2 lessons for 2 people.

  • Receive bottles each month to learn wine

Chais d’Œuvre offers to receive each month at his home, for a subscription, a box of two or three bottles of wine, accompanied by a tasting book. Founded in 2012 by the best sommelier in France Manuel Peyrondet, this site also allows subscribers to learn more through regular meetings organized in Paris, or through online courses to deepen their knowledge about a grape variety. , a region or an appellation.

Places: Paris for masterclass. The “wine courses” are available on the website.
Price: 49 €, 79 € or 179 € per month depending on the subscription formulas.

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Wine tourism stays and tasting experiences to offer for Christmas