We visit Novaia, an organic vineyard in Valpolicella dating back to the 14th century, where an old pigeon loft sits side by side with a modern winery.
We visited Piccoli during our stay in Valpolicella, Italy. Modern and ambitious, it made a good contrast to the more traditional, older (and more famous) producers we visited.
Quintarelli should be on any wine buff’s bucket list. It is one of the best wineries in the world and the best in the Valpolicella wine region. Giuseppe Quintarelli is the godfather, if not the parent, of Amarone.
Nikolaihof is one of the most famous Wachau white wine producers. Just one hour away from Vienna, this is a must-see destination steeped in history and with a rich winemaking heritage.
Schloss Vollrads is another famous Rheingau riesling producer. Its first recorded sale was 800 years ago. We visited to see how it’s getting on in 2016.
They’ve been making wine at Schloss Johannisberg for the best part of 1,200 years, with the first written record of the winery dating back to the ninth century. Read about our visit for more history and wine reviews.
We taste two Robert Mondavi wines in St Lucia (someone has to!) and Matthew recounts being thrown out of the Mondavi winery – an inauspicious start to a wine taster’s career!
Gaia Wines, in Santorini, Greece, has a beautiful tasting terrace right on the beach and some lovely, top quality wines. Read about our seaside tasting experience.