Sit back and relax as Ker & Downey takes you on a sparkling sojourn through the vineyards and hamlets of Champagne and Alsace on the Belmond Hirondelle river cruise.
Just a short drive from Adelaide, there exists a bounty of culinary curiosities to keep you sated amidst vineyard-blanketed hills. Barossa Valley culinary excursions balance fresh foods, vintage wines, and plenty of laid back sun-basking.
Ker & Downey’s guide to the top Latin American wineries and wine regions. South America has a booming wine industry. Argentina and Chile are the major producers, famous for their Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. A Ker & Downey journey through South America isn’t complete without a stop at some of our favorite Latin American wineries. The Vines of Mendoza | Uco Valley, Argentina The Vines of Mendoza tops our list of favorite Latin American wineries. It’s really like visiting multiple wineries in a single place because they sell small plots of land to passionate oenophiles looking to become winemakers. 300 […]
Toast to the magnificent wines from down under and savor the beauty of Australia and New Zealand – two distinct destinations that beg to be explored. Contact us to begin your journey and discover a wealth of wines and culinary pursuits with Ker & Downey. Barossa Valley, Australia Visit the Peter Lehmann and Torbeck wineries in Barossa Valley, the premier winemaking region of Australia often praised for its Shiraz and Reisling varietals. Taste these and more on all-day wine country tasting adventures with our Australia Dreamtime journey. Marlborough, New Zealand Head to the South Island of New Zealand with our New Zealand […]
Martine Bury tours South Africa’s modern art and wine scene. Already home to one of the world’s most captivating and most affordable wine regions, South Africa is fast becoming an exciting place to collect fine art. The eyes of the world are fixing their gaze on the continent’s largest economy, in search of something new. Woefully underfunded by government entities, the biggest benefactors of South Africa’s creative output, until recently, have been wealthy local collectors and South African expats living abroad. In the last decade, this has been changing with the participation of the country’s artists and influential galleries at […]
Dreaming of seeing the Great Migration, skiing the snowy slopes in the Caucasus Mountains, or just wanting to escape to warmer weather? With Ker & Downey’s exclusive rates on Turkish Airlines, starting your journey to these great destinations is simple. Tanzania – Witness the southern movement of the Great Migration and relax on the beaches of Zanzibar on this 12-day excursion. Israel – See the childhood town of Jesus Christ and the icons of Jerusalem on an eight-day journey Into the Holy Land. Georgia – Head to the slopes of Georgia and the stunning ski town of Gudauri, with tracks […]
South Africa can be considered a world all of its own. Between the diversity of ecosystems, wildlife, and five-star accommodations, there are an abundance of activities and adventures waiting to be discovered. With the South African Rand-to-US exchange rates at their lowest since 2009, now is the perfect time to travel to South Africa. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite experiences beyond the bush below. Indulge in Gourmet South Africa Indulge your gastronomical desires with a trip to some of our of favorite South African destinations to sample some of the best food in the country. From private Bedouin dinners […]
From the verdant wine country to the barren Atacama Desert, Chile is a country of diverse landscape and endless surprises. Discover Majestic Chile, an 11-day journey throughout the country’s many personalities, where ample adventure and experiential travel await. Colchagua Valley Wine Country – Casa Lapostolle Residence Learn about the growing Chilean wine industry in Santa Cruz, staying adjacent to the Clos Apalta Winery. The Colchagua Valley vineyards boast some of the country’s most revered Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, Carménères and Syrahs. Tour the wineries that craft these fine wines for tastings, and discover pre-Hispanic artifacts and history in the valley’s museum. […]
La Residence In the 1990s, fashionista-turned-hotelier Liz Biden and her husband Phil left the South African fashion industry to turn one of their vacation homes into an opulent bushveld hotel and safari experience. After earning accolades from this first endeavor, the pair expanded two more of their homes to form the Royal Portfolio. Their award-winning offerings consist of luxury hotels Birkenhead House, La Residence and Royal Malewane. Royal Malewane Each of the Royal Portfolio properties is famous for its distinct identity and intimacy. Royal Malewane, the Royal Portfolio’s debut property, comprises only six suites amidst an isolated private reserve on […]