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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.

South Africa
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Premium Bordeaux
Wine Tour

See historic castles, walk moist underground cellars, touch vats full of wine, and watch winemakers do magic in the way it was done for hundreds of years. Welcome to Bordeaux

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Southern Portugal
Wine Tour

Portugal is the hottest new wine destination. And, for a small country, it produces an astonishing variety of wine! Explore cork forests, whitewashed villages, Moorish castles, as savour the fine wines and gastronomy of this fascinating wine region.

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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

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.

Wine, Food & culture from around the world

Discover the best in wine holidays

Alsace Wine Tour

08-11 June 2023

4 days
With distinctive Alsation cuisine compared to the rest of France and perfectly paired wines – including Gewurtztraminer Riesling and Sylvaner, this 4-day wine tour promises to bring you unforgettable memories to cherish. Find out more and book now to secure your place.

Southern Rhone wine tour - Criterion Wine Tours
Champagne Wine Tour

21-23 July 2023

3 days
This weekend break is a delight for the taste buds. We explore the beautiful landscapes of the Champagne region, where the vine-clad hillsides produce world-famous and masterfully-crafted champagnes. We combine visits to historic towns and cities with tours of champagne cellars for a taste of these iconic wines.

Bordeaux 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.

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.

Ch. Larrivet Haut-Brion Tasting & Dinner

Join us for a fabulous food and wine matching dinner with Château Larrivet Haut-Brion. Brand ambassador Clara Bouinieau will be presenting wines from their current releases & some select older vintages alongside a delicious menu from head chef Marcel!


24 March 2023, 6.30pm-9.30pm

Location: Fox Fine Wines & Spirits, London Wall, London

Dinner at Brasserie Blanc with BYO

Brasserie Blanc is legendary chef Raymond Blanc’s group of authentic French brasseries where a warm welcome and sensational food are assured. Join a small group of 8 people for a BYO evening of fine wines provided by Criterion Wine Tours… and equally fine food!


03 April 2023, 7.30pm-10pm

Location: Brasserie Blanc, Threadneedle Street, London

Philippe Brugnon Champagne Tasting

Philippe Brugon is an artisanal champagne producer who owns vineyards in the 1er cru villages of Rilly-la-Montagne and Ecueil in the Montagne de Reims. Join the winemaker for a tasting of 9 of his champagnes accompanied by some delicious canapes.


28 April 2023, 6.30pm-8pm

Location: Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 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.

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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!

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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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