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On the Wine and Gastronomy Trail at Home and Abroad

Getting to know top wines and specialities from the world of gastronomy.
Seminars and symposia with eno-gastronomic themes and tastings.

With well over 15 years of organising wine symposia for enthusiasts and students of wine in the Czech Republic, both by bus and by plane, to some of the most famous wine regions of Europe, Helena Baker and Gustibus can count themselves as being among the most experienced in the country.

From the very first trip to Burgundy in January 1996 to the Fête de la Saint-Vincent Tournante, a revolving two-day-long festival that took place that year in Auxey-Duresses, our trips have been all about joie de vivre, i.e. having lots of fun with other like-minded people. A number of trips to the grandest (and smaller) houses in the region of Champagne followed.

Thanks to our personal contacts and language capability you will taste with us at some of the best wineries around, learn about the grape varieties grown in the various regions, as well as having the possibility to purchase wines in situ for your home cellar.

Seminars currently on offer:

date: comming soon

True Champagne bubbly in the time leading up to Christmas and New Year, following the trail of the Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon in and around Reims and Épernay
- a stylish climax to the year's
oeno-gastronomic odyssey!

Champagne Luxury


The steep wine slopes along the meandering Mosel and the majestic Rhine are the cradle of the most noble of all grape varieties - Riesling and such captivating places as Bernkastel, Bacharach, Loreley or, Kloster Eberbach will remain forever engraved in your memory...

Rheinland and Moselland

date: November 2012

This time, on top of the usual gastronomic delights, we are offering an outing with experienced truffiers and their dogs in search of these rarest of mushrooms, all culminating in a 6-course truffle menu created for us by a three-star Michelin-trained chef.

Truffle Hunting in Provence

date: May 2012

Picturesque villages with vineyards on the sunny slopes of the Vosges mountains - this is Alsace, where the vines enjoy the most favourable climatic conditions in all France. The local gastronomy also comes nearest to what a visitor from the Czech Republic might expect.

Romantic Alsace

date: coming soon

Burgundians have their specific joie de vivre and in this iconic region they are celebrating something all year from January to December, be it wine, snails, ham, mustard... Let us look in on one of their most popular festivals - Fête de la Saint Vincent.

Festive Burgundy

date: on request

Weekend excursion to a Moravian winery combined with a trip across the border to visit winemakers in Lower Austria. Accommodation in a wine hotel in Mikulov, tutored tastings and a gastronomic five-course dinner matched with wines from the Pálava hills.

Moravian/Austrian Weekends

Regions already visited:

Include Burgundy from Chablis to Beaujolais with particular emphasis on the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, Champagne, Alsace, Val de Loire (Sancerre, Pouilly, Anjou-Saumur, Chinon, Vouvray, Montlouis, Savennières, Coteaux du Layon), Vallée du Rhône (Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Hermitage, Condrieu, Côte Rôtie), Bordeaux, Languedoc-Roussillon, Bandol, Bellet (Nice), Provence, Tuscany, Barolo and Barbaresco, Bardolino, Catalonia, Jerez and Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Porto and the Upper Douro Valley, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Rheingau, Pfalz, Franken, Wachau, Burgenland, Styria... and, of course, Bohemia and Moravia.