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Champagne Tour

If you have ever wanted to visit this fascinating area, discover the secret of the bubble, and find out what makes champagne the celebratory drink par excellence, then this is the weekend for you.

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Champagne wine tour - Reims Cathedral
Champagne wine tour - Criterion Wine Tours
Champagne vineyard
Lunch with the group as part of our Champagne wine tour - Criterion Wine Tours
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Chile Wine Tour

Book now for a once-in-a-lifetime tour to Chile in March 2024, exploring the boutique wineries and delicious gastronomy of this stunning country. Stay in boutique accommodation, explore hand-crafted and characterful wines.. and did we mention the rodeo visit?!

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Chile wine tour 2024 - Criterion Wine Tours
Group wine tasting at ConoSur winery - Criterion Wine Tours
Group wine tasting at Vina Echeverria, Chile - Criterion Wine Tours
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Veneto Wine Tour

Veneto. Home to Venice, phenomenal wines, and Vivaldi. The setting for Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Discover this wine region of stunning scenery with verdant vineyards, Palladian villas, shimmering lakes, castles, and historic villages. You won't want to leave.

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Veneto wine tour - Criterion Wine Tours
Veneto wine tour - Criterion Wine Tours
Veneto wine tour - Criterion Wine Tours
Veneto wine tour - Criterion Wine Tours

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.

Wine, Food & culture from around the world

Discover the best in wine holidays

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

06-10 September 2023

5 days
Lisbon, Setúbal and Alentejo are perhaps not the most famous of wine regions, but Southern Portugal has much to offer the curious wine lover. Join us for a 5-day tour of this fabulous and intriguing wine country. This is our first venture into these fascinating regions and a tour not to be missed.

Champagne Wine tour
Champagne Wine Tour

10-13 November 2023

4 days
A weekend break that’s a delight for the tastebuds. Explore the beautiful landscapes of the Champagne region, where the vine-clad hillsides produce world-famous and masterfully-crafted champagnes. Combine visits to historic towns and cities with tours of champagne cellars for a taste of these iconic wines.

Chile wine tour 2024 - Vina Underraga - Criterion Wine Tours
Chile Wine Tour

01-10 March 2024

10 days
Visit beautiful wineries and taste the most delicious wines from the Maipo, Colchagua and Cachpoal wine valleys. Enjoy stunning views of the Andes Mountains, beautiful scenery, and regional cuisine, while visiting local villages and staying in small and luxury hotels.

An Interview with the Association of Wine Educators

During our tour to Ribera del Duero in September, Christos had the pleasure of being interviewed by Richard Lane for the Association of Wine Educators (AWE) podcast series ‘In Conversation With’. Despite being on a coach at the time(!), it was great to chat with Richard and explore the world of wine for a while. Please do have a listen and let us know your thoughts!

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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.

New World 2015 Vintage Masterclass

The 2015 Vintage produced excellent wines in many wine regions in the ‘New World’. The weather gods smiled and the vines responded! This month’s wine masterclass will focus on a range of high quality red wines from the 2015 vintage… join us!


20 October 2023, 7.30pm-10.30pm

Location: Criterion Wines, Cloister Rd, London

Babylonstoren Food & Wine Matching Dinner

We are thrilled to invite you to a fabulous FIVE course dinner fully paired with wines from the wonderful winemaker Babylonstoren from Paarl, South Africa. Wines will be poured and presented by Duncan of Babylonstoren & Jeremy of Vinotopia Wine Merchants.


25 October 2023, 7pm-10pm

Location: The Holland, Earls Court Road, London

Errazuriz Food & Wine Matching Dinner

A food and wine matching dinner with Errazuriz wines from Chile presented by the winery’s UK ambassador Olivier Gasselin! We will be tasting 6 of their wines over a three-course matched tasting dinner in Frederick’s private room.


02 November 2023, 7pm-10pm

Location: Frederick’s, Islington High Street, 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.

Four adorable christmas decorated bottles with ribbons and fir-tree branch
2022 Favourite Wines of the Year

As ever, 2022 has produced some exceptional wines so without further ado, here are the best wines of 2022 that I would put on my list. Enjoy!

Wine Tasting in Chile?

Experience The Maipo Valley

01-10 March 2024

Book now for a once-in-a-lifetime tour to Chile in March 2024, exploring the boutique wineries and delicious gastronomy of this stunning country. Staying in some amazing places – Santiago, Valparaiso, Santa Cruz and Curico – you’ll have the opportunity to explore hand-crafted and characterful wines from Casablanca, Maipo and Colchagua. And did we mention the rodeo visit?!

Reasons to book with us

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.


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.

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