In past months, you may have noticed wine auction previews on RealClearLife. (Here’s to hoping they helped stock your cellars.) With the summer months fast approaching, it’s prime season for traveling to and exploring the world’s leading wineries and their experiential offerings. Tim Triptree, head of wine and spirits sales at Christie’s Hong Kong, recently provided his top five picks. Click on the links below for more information on tours, private tastings, and overnights (where applicable).

Masseto – Tuscany, Italy


Harlan Estate – Oakville, Calif.

Harlan Estate
(Harlan Estate)

Vega Sicilia – Valladolid, Spain

Vega Sicilia
(Vega Sicilia)

Bouchard Père et Fils – Burgundy, France

Bouchard Pere et Fils
(Bouchard Pere et Fils)

Château Mouton Rothschild – Bordeaux, France

Chateau Mouton
(Chateau Mouton)