Featuring three very different tours, BKWine’s Fall program will take visitors to Bordeaux in France, the Douro Valley in Portugal, and an entirely new destination on BKWine’s English language schedule, Champagne, a region of France that’s world-famous for sparkling wines.
The Champagne tour will include a combination of prestigious houses and independent Champagne producers. The focus will be on the top quality “independent growers’ Champagne” that has become very trendy but that is difficult to access for outsiders.
The wine tour to Bordeaux combines visits and private tastings at some of the best chateaux in the region combined with luxurious meals. Travelers will enjoy exclusive access to several prestigious privately-owned estates.
The Douro Valley wine tour will take the travelers up-river from the ancient city of Porto to the spectacular Upper Douro where the vineyards cling on to neck-breaking slopes. The tour includes extensive tastings of the sweet port wines and top quality table wines. It also includes an exceptional dining experience at one of Portugal’s top restaurants.
Britt Karlsson, founder of BKWine, comments on the tours: “We want to give our guests a unique insight into the world of wine, informative of course but above all enjoyable. We have a unique network of contacts in the wine regions, thanks to the hundreds of tours we have organised over the years, and thanks to that we are also internationally recognised wine writers, in fact unique among wine tour operators. For us wine is also closely linked to food so the gastronomy always plays an important part on the wine tours.”
All BKWine wine tours include extensive private tastings at the numerous wineries visited, approximately 10 wineries on each tour, as well as exclusive gourmet meals, often at the wineries and chateaux visited. All tours are guided either by BKWine’s founders, Britt and Per (who recently won the “Nobel Prize of Wine Literature” awarded by the OIV), or by one of BKWine’s expert wine guides. The full tour programs can be found here: http://www.bkwinetours.com/
BKWine is a leading wine tour organiser specialised 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.