"Luxury group travel for the independent traveller"
Iberian Wine Tours is a small, passionate company dealing in high-end tours to Spain, Portugal and South America. We have developed an exclusive clientele from around the world, particularly the USA and Canada.
The company was created out of the belief that the increasing quality, distinctiveness and diversity of Spanish, Portuguese and South American wines offer some wonderful untapped travel experiences when allied with the fabulous local cuisine and culture.
'In Spain, Jeremy is the king of wine travel' James Cluer, Master of Wine and owner of Fine Vintage (see more testimonials)
"Truly exceeded expectations. We loved the beautifully scenic itinerary and the great food and wine. Also loved the intimate reception at several of the wineries." Janis & Al McWilliams, California
The company delights in creating tours that exceed expectations and in providing experiences that could not be found by the independent traveller alone. By taking away the organisational problems of transport, local languages and the idiosyncrasies of some wineries, as well as offering top class accommodation and the regions’ best gastronomy and wines, Iberian Wine Tours helps to make the discerning wine enthusiast’s dreams come true. This is gourmet group travel for the independent traveller.
A WORLD OF CONTRASTS
"Off the charts! Jeremy and Simon planned terrific routes and visits ... Their ability to connect with each member of the group, as well as bring the group together as a whole, is a special gift. Their knowledge - and more important, their passion – was fantastic." Susan Myers, Boston
Because of its size, Iberian Wine Tours offers the personal touch that creates a unique experience. Whether it’s wining and dining at a Michelin starred restaurant, going on pintxos (tapas) tours of San Sebastian, or cutting bread and cheese in a stone hut with one of the world’s top winemakers in the middle of his own vineyard, Iberian Wine Tours creates a world of startling contrasts.
TOURS OF DIVERSITY
"I had long ‘dreamed’ of touring the famous Rioja, Ribera & Basque wine regions of Spain with a group of friends who also love wine & food. It was outstanding and greatly exceeded our expectations." Bill Hyatt, California
The company offers a diverse mixture of tours for clients to join, or alternatively you can create your own itinerary. From Galicia in the green North West of Spain with its stunning whites, to the soaring steep hills of Portugal’s Douro Valley, to the heartlands of Ribera del Duero and Rioja and their truly world-class reds, to the dizzy heights of Priorat, our tours echo the winemaking and cultural diversity across the Iberian Peninsula. In addition the mystical vineyards of South America, with the magical backdrop of the Andes are open to the intrepid traveller.
ASSURED BY EXPERIENCE
"The great contacts you have with winery owners and personnel, and the obvious warm rapport you have established with these people, made us feel like we could not have been in better hands." Pat & Tom Swaney, California
Founder Jeremy Shaw has extensive knowledge of Spanish wines and has forged friendships with some of the most influential winemakers in Spain and Portugal. Simon McGookin has wide experience of wine travel and close relationships with several wine companies in Chile and Argentina.
Iberian Wine Tours clients are fully protected by International Passenger Protection Insurance