Discovering new wines is one of the delights of travel. It can be in an airport lounge or during your flight, at a restaurant, or – best of all – visiting the vineyards and wineries themselves.
But while ongoing travel restrictions may have clipped your wings, there’s a whole world of wine still out there to discover and explore – and now Wine Journey brings the very best of it to your door.
Wine Journey is an online wine retailer with a unique wanderlust focus and an innovative approach to showcasing the world’s greatest wine destinations.
These might be places you’ve visited in the past and long to return to – but for now, let Wine Journey’s global cellar reignite those memories.
Or they could be wines from a country or region on your must-visit list, so why not enjoy a little ‘research’ – yes, let’s call it research – with a try-before-you-fly sampling which may leave you even more eager to book that getaway.
This article is in partnership with Wine Journey.
Roam the world with Wine Journey
A series of signature Wine Journeys shine the spotlight on exciting and renowned wine locales which take your taste buds on tour via an expertly curated collection of six regional wine specialties.
Take a trip through Chianti territory in Tuscany, set sail on a Rhine River cruise of aromatic whites, feast on a full-bodied foray into Barossa Valley Shiraz, or explore the intricacies of Victorian Chardonnay.
These are wonderful Wine Journeys you can take right now, with new Journeys added each month.
If you'd prefer to sample key attractions of regions and varieties, there's a selection of thoughtfully curated, themed mixed cases 'Highlights Packs' of six or twelve.
Know exactly what you’re after? Order à la carte from Wine Journey’s extensive cellar, stocked with expertly handpicked wines produced by passionate, talented makers at leading and upcoming wineries around the world
Regardless of what form your ‘wine-itinerary’ takes, Wine Journey offers exceptional wines at competitive prices. Many Wine Journey offerings are typically reserved for fine dining establishments as ‘restaurant-only allocations’ which you’ll rarely if ever see anywhere else.
For example, the Even Keel Field Blend in the Victorian Summer Whites case is a Cellar Door exclusive, found only at the Mornington Peninsula winery and its own Polperro Restaurant.
From the Tuscany Journey, Sydney's OTTO Ristorante has the Poggio al Sole Trafiore and Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne lists the Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico; while from the Rhine River Cruise Journey, Paul Kubler Pinot Gris K is currently being poured by the glass at Sydney's famed Lumi Dining and Hubert restaurants.
Wines to ignite your wanderlust
“Wine Journey aims to transport you to wine-centric destinations, giving you a deep appreciation for the unique profiles of the regions and the makers,” explains Wine Journey founder Amanda Beck.
“Each bottle in every Journey case serves a specific purpose – whether it’s familiarity, intrigue, or wonder – and you won’t find any tourist traps. Some of our wines are regional mainstays and some are a little off the beaten track, but they’re all unique, exciting, and delicious.”
Every bottle in the Wine Journey cellar is sourced directly from the producer or their licenced distributor, with a focus on quality wines from esteemed independent winemakers with a compelling story and a strong connection to place.
“We want to inspire the sense of adventure, freedom and discovery that you feel when you travel, and combine that with the pleasure of great wine,” Beck says.
As a special introductory offer, every Executive Traveller reader who places an order with Wine Journey in February will receive $10 off their first order. Enter ET10FEB at the checkout to redeem. This offer is valid until the end of February 2021.
Visit WineJourney.com.au today and let your personal wine journey begin.