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Champagne
Wine Tour

Miles of champagne cellars, millions of champagne bottles, Grand Marque and local family producers, explore Reims and all the fabulous champagne the region has to offer.

Days
3
Tastings
4
Country
France
Starts from
£400pp
Champagne wine tour - Criterion Wine Tours
Champagne Wine Tour - Criterion Wine Tours
Champagne wine tour - Criterion Wine Tours
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Piedmont
Wine Tour

White truffle hunting, Barolo wine, unparalleled cuisine and UNESCO World Heritage vineyards. Discover Piedmont’s elegant charm offering centuries of winemaking and gastronomy.

Days
5
Tastings
7
Country
Italy
Starts from
£1,400pp
Piedmont Wine Tour - Criterion Wine Tours
Piedmont Wine Tour - Criterion Wine Tours
Truffle hunting in Piedmont - Criterion Wine Tours
Piedmont wine tour - Criterion Wine Tours
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South Africa
Wine Tour

Discover the most beautiful scenery of any wine region in the world. Explore the mouth-watering gastronomy of the Cape. Taste some of the world's finest wines and learn how wine making in South Africa is changing.

Days
10
Tastings
Lots!
Country
South Africa
Starts from
£2,750pp
South Africa Wine Tour - Criterion Wine Tours
South Africa Wine Tour - Criterion Wine Tours
South Africa wine tour - Criterion Wine Tours
South Africa wine tour - Criterion Wine Tours
WE TAKE YOU BEYOND THE AVERAGE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

Join us and discover incredible,
world-class food and wine tours and experiences

Criterion Wine Tours creates hand-crafted wine tours and wine experiences for discerning travellers. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast, wine connoisseur, or a complete beginner developing a newfound love for wine, our tours are unique escapes that combine great wine, gourmet and regional cuisine, and culture.

Reasons to book with us
WORLD-CLASS WINES

A wine tour with us immerses you into the ever-evolving fare of world-class wines, outstanding fresh produce, culinary masterpieces and a vibrant and expanding landscape of boutique wine producers and makers.

EXPERIENCE & CONNECTIONS

We provide authentic experiences in every destination, respecting the culture, location and local people of the region. Our strong connections with expert winemakers means we can offer you unique winery experiences and interesting destinations whenever you travel with us.

Wine, Food & culture from around the world

Discover the best in wine holidays

South Africa Wine Tour

17-26 February 2023

10 days
Explore Cape Town: it’s setting and sights; taste wine in world-class wine regions; stay on a private 5-star game reserve; and experience fabulous settings for meals, dramatic landscapes, and unforgettable coastal views.

Veneto wine tour - Criterion Wine Tours
Veneto Wine Tour

May 2023

The Veneto is the most prolific winemaking region in Italy, famous for a whole host of prestigious red and white wines as well as global sparkling wine sensation Prosecco. Leave the city behind and explore the  stunning vineyards and breathtaking views of the region.

Southern Portugal wine tour - Criterion Wine Tours
Southern Portugal Wine Tour

September 2023

Portugal is the hottest new wine destination. And, for a small country, it produces an astonishing variety of wine! Join us for our fist tour to Southern Portugal where we’ll be uncovering the beautiful the Alentejo region, tasting some of the fine wines, and savouring some unique gastronomy.

What We Offer

Criterion Wine Tours is a specialist wine tours operator, offering hand-crafted wine tours to some of the best wine destinations in the world. Taste your way through thousands of varietals and vintages all around the world, guided by experienced wine experts and wine makers.

Hand-Crafted Wine Tours

With world-class wines, outstanding landscapes and a passionate desire to share the very best the world has to offer, our wine tours are a truly memorable experience.

Food & Wine Tastings

Experience the fabulous gastronomy of restaurants you’ve always want to dine in, with wines to match every course. Definitely something you don’t want to miss!

Corporate & Private Wine Events

Build team spirit over a fine Bordeaux. Entertain your clients, colleagues and friends with bespoke wine tastings and tours to some of the finest wine regions in the world.

Upcoming Events

Discover the perfect wine tasting experience. From virtual wine tastings, to Bring Your Own (BYO) food and wine gatherings at some of the best restaurants in London, Criterion Wine Tours offers a light-hearted, fun and enjoyable events in the company of like-minded food and wine enthusiasts.

Christmas Party at The Atlas!

Help us celebrate the festive season in style with drinks and canapés at our annual Christmas Party! Join a fabulous group of wine lovers and enthusiasts for an evening of fun and festivities.

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Date: Date: 10 December 2022, 7.15pm-11.00pm

Location: The Atlas Pub, London SW6

Famille Perrin 4-Course Dinner at Bistro Union

Bistro Union in Clapham have teamed up with Famille Perrin to put on a fabulous food and wine matching dinner with nibbles to start, 4 courses of delicious food and 6 Rhône wines… and all this for just £80!

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Date: 14 December 2022, 7.00pm-10.00pm

Location: Bistro Union, 40 Abbeville Road, London

‘Wines From My Tours’ Wine Tasting

Over the last 5 years we have covered a wide range of regions and countries on our wine tours, so this month’s special wine tasting will feature a selection of high quality wines all sourced from wineries we have visited during the tours!

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Date: 16 December 2022, 7.30pm-9.30pm

Location: Criterion Wines, Cloister Rd, London

Discover the Latest Wine Stories

From the science of tannins to little-known Italian grapes, Criterion Wine Tours’ Wine Stories are focused on telling the story of unique wines, wine tours, winemakers and wine regions from some of the best destinations around the world.

Criterion Wine - Hambledon Vineyard Tour
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In the Pink – 10 Shades of Rosé

Not all rosé wines are created equal – in colour at least! At one extreme, the palest of pale pink which you could mistake for a white wine, to the other, a deep rich red which would put some light reds in the shade.

Wine Tasting in South Africa?

Experience Rustenberg

17-26 February 2023

South Africa has some of the most beautiful scenery of any wine region of the world and late February is the perfect time to visit. This tour offers the highlights of the Cape Peninsula – the sights and spectacular setting of Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world; wine tastings in several different wine regions including Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Robertson and Hemel-en-Aarde.

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