BKWine Tours Spring 2016 Wine Tour Program Schedule: New World vs. Old World

View over the town. The main square with cafes. The town. Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France
View over the town. The main square with cafes. The town. Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Oenophiles take heed: BKWine has released its spring wine tour program schedule for 2016. Reflecting the enduring duel between the Old and the New World, it includes a tour of the prestigious classic wine region Bordeaux and one exploring an emerging New World country, South Africa. Both tours are organized by award-winning wine writers Britt and Per Karlsson.

Image credit: Per Karlsson, BKWine Photography

The first spring wine tour on BKWine’s program takes wine aficionados to South Africa, a country that has emerged as a leading New World wine country since its liberalization of the wine sector following the fall of apartheid. Today, South Africa produces a number of top world-class wines. The tour span nine days (February 26 to March 7, 2016) and visits some of the country’s best wine estates, as well as including private tastings and meetings with the winemakers.

Vineyard. Chateau Cantenac Brown, Margaux, Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Vineyard. Chateau Cantenac Brown, Margaux, Medoc, Bordeaux, France

The second spring tour ventures to Bordeaux, the world’s most famous wine region. A four nights-three full days tour, this trip offers travelers a unique insight into the Bordeaux wine scene. The tour includes visits to some of the most exclusive chateaux, crown jewels of the region, and to prestigious family-run wineries rarely accessible to visitors outside the wine industry. This tour lasts April 20-24, 2016.

Britt Karlsson, founder of BKWine, comments: “Our wine tours will give the wine enthusiast – or the wine professional – a unique insight into these wine regions. We are also award-winning authors and wine journalists, and thanks to that we have an exceptional network of contacts with wineries and winemakers, which opens doors otherwise shut. The travelers on our tours will experience things that are often not available to the general public.”

Visitors lunching. Clos des Langres, Domaine d'Ardhuy, Corgoloin, Cote de Nuits, d'Or, Burgundy, France
Visitors lunching. Clos des Langres, Domaine d’Ardhuy, Corgoloin, Cote de Nuits, d’Or, Burgundy, France

Both BKWine spring wine tours include extensive private tastings at numerous wineries, as well as exclusive gourmet meals, often at the wineries and chateaux visited. The full tour program schedule can be found at http://www.bkwinetours.com/.

BKWine is a leading wine tour organizer specialized in top-quality, personal style wine and gourmet travel. The BKWine wine tours have been named “World’s Top Wine Tours” by Travel+Leisure Magazine. BKWine arranges some 30 wine tours each year, including those on the scheduled program as well as custom-made tours. BKWine is run by Britt and Per Karlsson, two Swedes living in Paris (France) since many years, who, in addition to running the wine tour business, are award-winning wine book authors, wine journalists and photographers.

All images courtesy of Per Karlsson, BKWine Photography
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