Avalon Tours is the World's premier wine tour operator Luxury tours in France, Italy, Spain, Chile, Argentina, California, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Exceptional personalized service
Top-rated, professional Wine Guides
Private tastings at top wineries
Invitation-only events not open to the public
Tours are custom-designed by renowned international wine expert and journalist Peter Smith, and are hosted personally by him and his handpicked, expert guides. Our guests consistently recommend our guides with top ratings for their local knowledge and personal service.
We cater for all tastes and budgets, from wine professionals and collectors to enthusiastic amateurs - whether with a small group or on a custom tour just for you, the itinerary is designed to perfectly match your interests and experience.
In Europe we visit top winemakers in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Rhone, Alsace and the Loire... Italy's Piemonte and Tuscany with lovely Chianti and the exciting Maremma region... Priorat, Rioja and Ribera de Duero in Spain... and possibly the most beautiful vineyards in the world, the fabulous Douro Valley of Portugal!
In the Southern Hemisphere, we have been travelling to Chile and Argentina longer than anyone - Colchagua and the Apalta Valley, Lontue, Maipo, Casablanca, Aconcagua, and the "new" regions of San Antonio, Limari... something new and exciting on every visit! In Argentina, not only Mendoza, but the spectacular wines and scenery of Salta!
Don't forget South Africa, where we often combine golf or safaris with our wine tours to the Cape region and Stellenbosch. In Australia we visit the valleys of Hunter, Barossa, McLaren Vale, Yarra, Mornington Peninsula... and even Tasmania! And then there's New Zealand's gems... Waiheke Island, Otago, Marlborogh, Hawke's Bay...