Master of Wine Peter Scudamore-Smith will take lucky gastronomes to Champagne, Burgundy and Rhône as part of his Uncorked & Cultivated France Wine Tours from Sunday 11 to Tuesday 21 May.

Wine lovers will discover the grandeur of the great French wines with the Australian Vin de Champagne Awardee in the birthplace of wine culture and haute cuisine on this bespoke France wine tour. The perfect mix of travel and pleasure, this authentic epicurean experience off the beaten track will inspire wine connoisseurs at introduction-only visits to wineries often difficult to access.

Travelers will devote themselves to the sensuous enjoyment of savouring first class wine and food, with Peter and his wife Denise guiding perfect wine pairings. Guests will look forward to a themed lunch or dinner daily in each region to complement their winery visits, expecting the best of traditional, contemporary and post-modern styles, with in-season ingredients and fresh characterful wine varietals.

Guests will have plenty of time to immerse themselves in the culture of the cities visited, including the historic city of Valence in the Rhône Valley, once a Roman colony. In Beaune the group will explore the Hospices de Beaune one of the finest examples of French 15th Century architecture. In Reims, the group will have the chance to explore the Gothic architecture of its famed cathedral.

Uncorked’s relaxed yet informative 11-day tour is strictly restricted to 12 places, starting in Paris and finishing in Lyon. Guests receive personalised attention, tasting expertise and menu explanations from an eminent international wine professional. A warm welcome awaits at renowned châteaux, boutique cellars, authentic family bistrots and gourmet restaurants.

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