Many of our barges chart a course through the best grape-growing regions of France, such as Burgundy, Languedoc-Roussillon, Bordeaux and the Route des Vins d’Alsace and we offer a wide variety of wine tours which include visits to well-known chateaux as well as tastings. There are trips to some of the most renowned domaines of the Côte de Nuits, Chablis and Sancerre regions, as well as to smaller family-run vineyards such as the 14th century Château de Perdiguier in the Midi and Villa Widmann-Borletti in the Po Valley in Italy.
We have developed strong relationships with many renowned vineyards over more than 30 years, seeing a new generation of viticulturers combining modern techniques with age-old processes. These contacts enhance the experience our guests enjoy on all of our wine tours.
Most of the Captains in our fleet have many years of experience and have acquired an in-depth knowledge of the vineyards and their products across France in particular. Part of their role as hosts is to share this accumulated knowledge with you during the week through vineyard visits and explanations of the beverages served aboard.
From the Minervois, Corbieres and Côtes de Roussillons of Southern France to the full-bodied Côte de Nuits and Vosne Romanée vintages of Burgundy; from the renowned dry whites of Sancerre and Chablis to the distinctive Rieslings of the Alsace and Moselle regions, and of course, Champagne – there is something to please every palate. On your journey you will enjoy a wide selection of these fine beverages, served with great care.
Whether you are a beginner or a connoisseur choosing a hotel barge cruise for your wine tour experience will not disappoint.