2017 has been a spectacular year for our IKON Team! Our highlights included the opportunity of presenting our company at the 40th Anniversary of the Lindbergh Foundation at the Explorers Club, in New York. The event was attended by our Co-Founder, Tony Bryant, Marketing & Clients Relations Manager, Maria Ferrera as well as our Africa Team Leader, Shaun Scrooby, and partnered by Air Shepherd – a significant anti-poaching unit in Africa. Aside from this, some of our clients had the opportunity to enjoy Tony´s expertise on a variety of wines through Southern Africa and Spain at the First Bite event in Naples, Florida.
And, to end off our 2017, Maria Ferrera was interviewed by Rita Sibaja, talk show host at WINK News. Maria gave an insiders scoop on IKON’s top destinations and some handy suggestions on traveling. (View video below).
From all of us at IKON, we would like to thank you, our loyal subscribers for the continued support. We hope that 2018 brings you a wealth of hope and happiness, and we look forward to curating your next journey through Africa and Spain.
Madrid is the capital of Spain and is a renowned cosmopolitan city. This spectacular destination features historical buildings, world-class shopping opportunities, gastronomic cuisine and iconic festivals. The city comes alive at night, savor Spanish tapas and the best Spanish wines in some of the city’s superb taverns and gastro bars – you’ll soon feel as if you’re a part of the locals (Madrileños). For art enthusiasts, the Golden Triangle offers a variety of art galleries and museums such as the Prado National Museum, Reina Sofia Museum of Contemporary Art and Thyssen Bornemisza. Let IKON help curate a well-crafted, personalized itinerary to Madrid and its surroundings.
Departing from Madrid, your Hosted Journey itinerary has been designed to showcase the diverse worlds of highly acclaimed Spanish and Portuguese wines. Visit family owned wineries; take a trip through their vineyards and learn about their unique grape varieties. For an unforgettable experience, along with an enologist, discover the origins of artisan winemaking, gain exclusive access to wineries and savor vintage wines from renowned vintners.
Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine is a beautifully appointed hotel set in the heart of Valladolid.Upon entering LeDomaine’s immaculate hall, guests feel an instant unexplainable feeling of peace and tranquillity. The opulent hotel is composed of 27 double rooms and 3 suites all of which adhere to five-star standards and includes unique views overlooking the surrounding vineyards.
View our article on Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine: Here
South Africa has its own version of Champagne known as Méthode Cap Classique or MCC which is made using the same fermentation process used to make French Champagne. Le Lude is a boutique winery located in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley and is the first South African winery to use the ‘Agrafé’ (Tirage Liège). A fermentation process whereby the sparkling wine is fermented under cork.