Arblaster & Clarke Celebrate Three Decades of Wine Travel

By Paul Joseph

Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours is celebrating three decades of travel with the launch of its new itinerary for 2017.

The soaring popularity of Prosecco has led to a new addition to the exclusive list of holidays for next year with a weekend to this burgeoning Italian wine region.

Over the last 30 years Arblaster & Clarke have travelled across the globe with fellow oenophiles – exploring everywhere from the classic regions of Burgundy and Bordeaux, to the beautiful New World vineyards of South Africa, Australia, and beyond.

2017 will also see the launch of a selection of exciting new wine cruises, long-haul tours in far-flung locales including California and New Zealand and joint tours with Arblaster & Clarke’s sister companies Andante Travels and Historical Trips.

The Story of Experience will be making a debut; the eight tours are the perfect introduction with visits to superlative wineries and vineyards, mixed with gourmet adventures, exciting excursions, historical visits and city tours.

General Manager, Caron Fanshawe, looks back on 30 years of memories at Arblaster & Clarke.

“From Burgundy to Barolo, Alsace to the Awatere, the Willamette to the Wachau and Rioja to the Rheinhessen – Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours has always sought to provide wine holidays off the beaten track and to discover hidden gems in the more well trodden wine world,” says Caron.

Arblaster & Clarke initially began on a smaller scale with Champagne Weekends and were the first company to offer escorted tours to this iconic region – still their favourite wine destination today. In 1993 they introduced the first small ship cruises, a highlight of the travel calendar.

New for 2017, they have two fantastic extended wine holidays to New Zealand and California. Wine lovers can escape the British winter for summer in the southern Hemisphere and enjoy year-round sunshine in California.

Arblaster & Clarke also offer bespoke wine tours with unparalleled access to the World’s most famous wineries and chateau.

By Paul Joseph