Guided Tours

A voyage of discovery through the Basel Wine Fair

Join our guides Reto Thörig and Juan Antonio Lo Bello on a guided wine tour through the Basel Wine Fair. Discover the diversity of Pinot Noir or treasures along the great European rivers. The 90 minute tours are offered in both German and English and can be booked online. Tickets are available for CHF 28.- and include admission to the Basel Wine Fair.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

The following tours are offered by Antonio Lo Bello in English


Valais - Swiss local varieties

Switzerland has a surprisingly big number of local (native) grape varieties to discover. Join us to taste, learn and explore the wines of the biggest wine region in the country.

Dates:

Monday, 29.10.2018
15:00 hours


World Tour with Sauvignon Blanc

Discover this iconic grape variety tasting its most emblematic terroirs, alongside those unique places where you would have never guessed this aromatic grape grows.

Dates:

Monday, 29.10.2018
17:00 hours


Discovering Treasures along the great European Rivers: Danube, Loire, Rhone, Duero/Douro

The big rivers of Europe have historically provided ideal conditions for the production of memorable wines. Let's taste some of the best whites and red wines in the world together.

Dates:

Monday, 29.10.2018
19:00 hours


World Tour with Pinot Noir

We invite you to taste the most adored black grape variety in the world. Let's explore how well this grape has travelled from his home in Burgundy to the many corners of the world.

Dates:

Tuesday, 30.10.2018
17:00 hours


World Sparkling Wine Trip

The world tour in many bubbles for a special night. Learn about production methods and taste the amazing flavours of the world's most iconic sparkling wines.

Dates:

Tuesday, 30.10.2018
15:00 hours


Guides Antonio and Reto

Reto Thörig (right hand side)

Founder & Managing Partner of Weinwerkstatt

Reto Thörig is a WSET® Certified Educator and WSET® Diploma Holder/Weinakademiker. In his graduation year 2010, he won the Philipp Schwander MW Tasting Trophy for the best tasting result as well as the Esterhazy Award for the best business paper.


Juan Antonio Lo Bello (left hand side)

Dip WSET & Certified Wine Educator

My curiosity and love for wine started in Mendoza, Argentina, close to the original “Juan” (my grandfather). Worked for 15 years in the wine industry in the UK. Founder of the Wine Guru on Wheels in Basel to provide personalised education and wine experiences for people at the comfort of their homes. Teaching and sharing wine knowledge is a great passion of mine, hope you can join us!


  • The tour will cost CHF 28.- and includes an entry for the Basler Weinmesse
  • The tours will be 1.5h each
  • At the end of the tour the participants will receive a bag with goodies and Drop Stops
  • Once booked, there won't be any refund
  • The meeting point will be at the information counter in hall 2
  • It will be possible to book on site if the tour is not fully booked

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