The Grape Escape

From Mount Etna high to Napa Valley low, quench your thirst for wine adventure. Laithwaite’s Wine has teamed up with The Winerist to offer a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the wine wonders of the world. Six weeks of iconic vineyards, breathtaking locations and new frontiers will span 12 countries and 5 continents: the ultimate Grape Escape.

Drawing on the travels of our expert Wine Buyers, the tour reflects their experiences of the wine trade. Our Buyers trek the world, meeting countless winemakers and tasting over 40,000 wines a year to find the perfect bottles to bring home for you. From the French winemaker neighboring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s vineyard to one of India’s oldest producers, you’ll meet some real characters.

The Grape Escape

Beth Willard, our Buyer specialising in Spanish wines, says: “The Grape Escape is an all-out celebration of wine. Of course it’s ambitious, but it will give lovers of wine the chance to undertake an unforgettable voyage through some of the most renowned wine spots in the world, as well as many places that are not traditionally associated with winemaking. One day you’ll be sipping wine looking over at Table Mountain and the next you’ll be deep in the ancient cellars of Transylvania: it’s a truly epic adventure.

Every year in my role as a wine buyer we are fortunate enough to visit these incredible locations in search of great wines and so it’s great to be able to give people the opportunity to walk those same vines, to taste wines straight from famous barrels and to admire the backdrops enjoyed by some of the world’s best wine producers.”

Priced at £15,000, the tour certainly is ambitious – options are available to take it one wonder at a time.

Visit The Grape Escape tour page and keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for more information!

About Laithwaites Wine

Laithwaite's began in 1969, when Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux... and fell in love with real wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share these delicious wines with friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that boutique wineries were soon queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from... including red, white and rosé, plus Champagne and sparkling, beer and cider.