As you might have guessed, it all started over a bottle of red wine. This was in the 19th century mind, when our family began importing some of the first bottles of Bordeaux to the UK (and selling it at a very reasonable two shillings). Whilst the wine industry has grown, so too has our family’s passion and 6 generations later, we’re now experts in tailor made wine holidays to some of the finest wine regions in the world.
Whatever the reason for your trip, be it a romantic break, birthday celebration, group travel; a team building event; or simply to learn more about your favourite wine, our personal and flexible approach will ensure that your wine tour is tailored to your requirements.
Our wine tours are perfect for a couple, a private group or a wine society, whilst our tailor made holidays offer even greater flexibility to explore several regions or to treat yourself to some added luxury.
Our corporate hospitality and team building events provide the perfect balance between formal and fun and we ensure that our clients benefit from our passion and knowledge as we create an experience to exceed all expectations. We work with a hand picked selection of prestigious châteaux, luxury hotels, breathtaking chalets and famous champagne houses to deliver memorable events with the wow factor.
The SmoothRed Team
We’re now in our 12th year of trading and our MD, Adam Stebbings, hails from a family that’s been immersed in the wine trade for 6 generations so it’s safe to say that we know our wines.
Within the office, our team is made up of wine specialists, Francophiles and bilingual team members. Coupled with this we have an extensive network of specialist suppliers including leading Masters of Wine, Sommeliers and wine makers who share our commitment to deliver a Smooth Experience.
How We Smooth Your Way
Our friendly team is here to help you create your perfect trip. We never forget that this is your holiday
so if there’s something particular that you’d like to include, we’d love to arrange it for you.
You choose when and how you would like to travel. We can recommend comfortable 3 star hotels for those looking for an affordable getaway, and if you’d like to upgrade to the ultimate luxury experience then we know just the place for you.
We work with experienced, English speaking chauffeur guides with extensive wine knowledge for all of our tours. And if you’d prefer a friendly face to collect you at the airport, we can also call on one of our reliable local drivers to see you safely to your hotel door step.
And let’s not forget the most important aspect of your trip, le vin! Our heritage in the wine trade enables us open the doors of Grand Crus Châteaux as well as introduce you to smaller producers who will explain their craft and share their passion.
Before departure, clients will receive a SmoothRed travel pack with a detailed itinerary, restaurant suggestions and any relevant local maps or information.
We’ve been told we’re pretty quick at getting back to you with imaginative proposals, so give us a call and decide for yourself.