Oenophilia describes a “disciplined devotion to wine, accompanying strict traditions of consumption and appreciation.” When we think of Oenophiles, a significant section of Sojourners come to mind. As someone devoted to collecting wines and appreciating a “wine lifestyle”, Sojourn’s president, Raja Mukherjee, treasures this collection of trips as his personal favorite. From Spain and Portugal to California’s Sonoma Wine Country and Niagara wine region, here are our Wine Country bike tours!
Viana Do Castelo, Portugal / Porto, Portugal
Pristine beaches, famous wineries, a stay at a newly developed sports hotel, a night in the whimsical luxury of a wine barrel suite, and a private cruise down the Douro river set the tone for this Portuguese adventure. Explore Viana do Castelo, cycle over the famed Ponte Eiffel, past gentle rivers, towering mountains, and the stunning Atlantic Coast. Wander off the beaten track to historic vineyards of Porto, Vinho Verde wine region, and Douro River Valley.
Embark on a remarkable journey to the heart and soul of the gorgeous Basque Country and Rioja wine region. Basque, or Euskadi, is an incredibly hospitable and independent community in Northern Spain and Southern France. Ride breathtaking routes through vibrant Rioja vineyards and captivating Basque fishing villages. Visit a UNESCO wine museum and sample world-renowned wines. Awaken your taste buds at Michelin-star restaurants and experience extraordinary Pinxto culture.
With more than 425 wineries, miles of stunning Pacific coastline, and a towering Redwood Forest, California's Sonoma Wine Country and Coast is a travel paradise. World-class wineries and vineyards await and we visit the magnificent Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valleys, each distinguished by their unique terrain and savory wines.
Buffalo, New York
Tour Canada's most beautiful Wine Country and fall in love with Niagara-on-the-Lake, the prettiest little town in Canada.