For those who fancy a wine tour in Umbria and Southern Tuscany this autumn, with visits to wineries in full swing making the new 2014 vintage, we are recommending you try Chateau Wine Tours. With an established programme of tours to the Bordeaux and Champagne regions in France, the company is also repeating its popular Umbrian and Southern Tuscan wine tour from 6th to 10th October and, if you hurry, there are still places available!
The accommodation will be in a a 5 star Luxury Boutique Hotel in Torgiano, Umbria, one of the first in the world to boast a ‘Wine Spa’, offering a range of relaxing treatments and therapies involving wine and vine products. So you will not only be able to enjoy drinking the local wine, but also have a ‘grape’ massage. Sounds interesting?
Included in the price is breakfast each morning, a 4-course gourmet dinner with wine (of course!), lunches on days 2, 3 and 4, all wine tastings, and tuition on the wines and wine making, and the service of a wine expert throughout the tour. Although with a serious learning element, the tour is very much aimed at the ‘social wine enthusiast’, those who enjoy wine and want to learn more, and in a fun and relaxed environment.
And, if the wine spa treatments aren’t enough, you can also relax in the hotel’s large outdoor swimming pool and enjoy the spectacular views.