Tours

Learn more about our bespoke tours to the Hunter Valley, Tasmania, New Caledonia, and the Champagne Region of France.

Let’s get away…

Susan’s intimate knowledge of France and the French language means her bespoke tours to the Champagne region of France are personalised and authentic; while her passion and knowledge of the wine-making techniques of ‘Methode Traditionelle’ means her tours to other global sparkling wine destinations of the world are equally as entrancing.

Australia’s Sparkling Wine is brought to life with her annual guided tour to Effervescence Tasmania – Australia’s preeminent festival of sparkling wine, held every November near Launceston, Tasmania (and sold-out, again this year).

Susan has many more luxury tours, trips and adventures to share:

Private, bespoke tours to Paris and the Champagne region; and onwards to The South of France and the principality of Monaco are scheduled for 2020.

New Caledonia is a glorious new 4-day get-away celebrating the French Cheese Festival with masterclasses on Champagne… 19-23 June, 2019; plus Weekends away in the Hunter Valley, Adelaide Hills, and New Zealand are all in design!

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Upcoming tours

Gather your best friends and join me on an upcoming tour. Alternatively, you bring the friends and you can choose the date!

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Effervesence Festival Tasmania – November 2018

Effervescence Tasmania is Australia’s pre-eminent Sparkling Wine event held every November at Josef Chromy winery in the Tamar Valley, near Launceston.
Featuring over 25 of Tasmania’s most elegant vintage and non vintage cuvees, and presented by Tyson Stelzer, last year’s event hit global popularity, selling out in 48 hours in July 2018. Be quick to register your interest for the 2019 Effervescence Tasmania here… confirmation required by 14 June 2019.

New Caledonia – French Cheese Festival 2018

We loved it so much, we’re going back in 2019. Featuring over 150 fromages from France, and hosted by Le Maître de Fromage at Le Meridien Noumea’s Le Sextant Restaurant, the dinner is a feature of the four-day event. 2018’s tour included an alfresco lunch celebrating Rose Champagne; and two evening masterclasses on Champagne Bruno Paillard and Champagne Vadin Plateau. Request the details of the 2019 Festival de Fromage Tour – here.

Paris and Champagne – March and September 2017

The perfect get-away: two nights: Paris, four nights and days: Epèrnay, Reims. The ideal mix of Grand Marques Champagne Houses: Lanson, Moët et Chandon, Veuve Clicquot with a tantalising selection of passionate, generous, single-vineyard master vignerons (Grower Champagnes) Charles Mignon, Leclerc Briant and Champagne Vadin Plateau in Cumieres, de la Marne. Join us in 2020. Or arrange six of your fun-loving friends, and I will accompany you, on your preferred dates.

Testimonials

Don’t just take my word for it! Hear what past clients have to say about the tours and classes I’ve held…

Immersed in the French culture

Susan’s local knowledge and fluency in the French language allowed me to feel relaxed and able enjoy the feeling of being immersed in the culture of this French colony.

Chris Whalley, Sydney

Lots of fun and laughter

Had a wonderful time with the Champagne Goddess at the 2018 Tasmania Effervescence Festival. Susan provided for every occasion making it memorable. Lots of fun and laughter.  A most enjoyable and worthy occasion, not to mention the Tasmanian Sparkling Wines!

Brenda and Tony Swain

Effortless and organised

Touring to Tasmania with Susan is always effortless and organised. We really enjoy the program of masterclasses at Effervescence Tasmania, however this year Susan created some bespoke activities that were better than expected. Meeting Tasmanian Winemaker Natalie Fryar at our own dinner was really interesting. I learned a lot.

Christine, Adelaide

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