Wine holidays

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Fancy a ‘charbonnay’? How France’s coal belt reinvented itself as a tourist destination
With slag heaps now covered in vines, the newly reopened Cité des Électriciens fetes its industrial heritage in typically French style

John Brunton

01, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Yamas! On the retsina trail on the Greek island of Skopelos
Hiking through lush forests, our writer follows ancient paths to witness the reinvention of Greece’s iconic wine

Heidi Fuller-Love

20, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Friuli with frills: a weekend tour of Italy’s white wine heartland
This north-eastern corner of Italy has bounced back from Covid, as a short food and wine break reveals

John Brunton

18, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sparkling days out: readers’ favourite British vineyards to visit
Whether you’re keen to taste some wine or just want a peaceful day out in a beautiful location, our tipplers suggest suitable terroirs

Guardian readers

16, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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20 great autumn breaks across France: a season of great tastes
Missed your trips across the Channel? We pick tours, food festivals, vineyards and new attractions, plus gorgeous places to sleep and eat nearby

Carolyn Boyd

04, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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An immersive weekend of wine and wine-making in south Devon is a crushing success
A course in Dartington educates the tastebuds, and with grape treading and blindfold tests on offer, is also fun and messily therapeutic

Rachel Dixon

24, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Wine in the Wolds: a tour of Yorkshire’s vineyards
With chalky soils similar to Kent and the Champagne region, the county’s thriving wine industry has a new trail helping visitors discover them all

Damien Gabet

17, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Grape escapes: 10 amazing UK vineyard hotels and lodges
Lush scenery, wine tasting, great food and no drive home ... where to stay among the grapevines

Annabelle Thorpe

25, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Route vegetables: a four-day, vegetarian-friendly road trip through Mudgee and Orange
NSW’s central west region is already known for its excellent food and fine cool climate wines – but if you don’t eat meat, does its reputation hold up?

Alexandra Spring

23, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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'Summer is why you stay': a warm-weather guide to Victoria's Alpine Valleys
When the snow melts, the swimming holes heat up – with brilliant food and sweeping mountain views, there’s a case for visiting ski towns in summer

Matilda Boseley

16, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The epicurean way: a four-day road trip around South Australia's wine regions
From the oldest vines in the world to experimental natural wines, this round trip from Adelaide involves fairly short drives and some of Australia’s best produce

Alexis Buxton-Collins

14, Oct, 2020 @4:30 PM

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15 brilliant autumn UK breaks for solo travellers, couples or small groups
We pick trips that take in beautiful scenery, adventurous activities, fab food, stargazing, wellness and great places to stay

17, Sep, 2020 @7:38 AM

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