Top 10 Reasons to Take One of Our Wine Tours
They are Totally Customized Experiences
First and foremost, no two tours are alike. Each is unique to the traveler reflecting his or her personal wine experience level and social, cultural & travel interests.
Total Cultural Immersion
Wine and food forays are balanced with meeting the locals, viewing local arts & architecture, visiting museums & galleries and castles & cathedrals, enjoying concerts or clubs and “must-see” historical sites for a ‘total’ cultural experience.
With our guides, guests get the Insider Stories & Local History – You become part of the “inner circle” with insider anecdotes shared by your guide about the local winery families, industry movers and shakers and even ‘gossip’ about the black sheep of the industry locally!
You Don't Have to be a Wine Expert
Our Chauffeur Wine-expert Guides are conversant about the different types of grapes, how wine is made, the impact of terroir (weather & soil) on the different varietals plus they’ll get you VIP access to wineries and wine-makers often not available to the public.
Get Away From the City
Escape the drudgery of urban blight with the awesome scenery found in wine country – Think of the grandeur of the Andes, the truffle hunting forests of the Loire Valley or the romantic vistas “Under the Tuscan Sun”. You won’t find the serenity and such breath-taking photo-ops back home!
Relaxation & Regeneration
Since our Guides do the driving and are dedicated to pampering you, there’s no concern about drinking & driving, so you can sit back and enjoy the stress-free ambiance and the pollution-free fresh air vistas that one only finds in wine country!
Artisan Tastes & Shopping Discoveries
You'll sample local chocolates, olive oils, home-made charcuterie & local cheeses, artisan breads and you'll shop for the best of local craftsmen silks, ceramics and jewelry.
Unforgettable Culinary Adventures
Our clients’ gourmand quotient rises to another level with Michelin-starred dining experiences and delicious encounters in local family restaurants, trattorias, etc. where fresh seasonal local products are the mantra.
Have Fun in School!
That's high-end Cooking School Demos & Classes –where you’ll work with and watch local top chefs who will share the secrets and shortcuts of their regional cooking style and the wines that pair with these and other signature dishes.
Meet & Make New Friends
That’s part of the fun because people are friendlier in wine country sharing the same love of wine, food and cultural interaction related to this romantic and genial lifestyle.
Wine, Culinary and Cultural Adventures that Will Stir Your Soul
Paris and Bordeaux for romance, dining, shopping & the arts and world’s greatest blends from Cabernet Sauvignon & Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot. Also, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle.Learn more →
Chablis for whites and Cote d’Nuits for single reds Pinot Noir (no blending) & Cotes de Beaune for whites: Volnay, Meursault, Montrachet.Learn more →
Lyon & Chateauneuf de Pape for culinary arts: North offers Syrah for reds & Viognier for whites; while South is noted for blends of Grenache, Mourvedre & Cinsault reds and Marsanne & Rousanne for whites.Learn more →
Paris, Reims, Troyes and Epernay for culture, history and "Wines of Celebration" which can only be made with three grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir!Learn more →
Famed for the Cotes Azure and medieval villages? Yes, but now you can add the wine production here that is reaching enviable heights with new blend restrictions and barrel time. It's 60% for Roses while 30% is dedicated to superb reds including, for instance, in Cotes de Provence (40% Carignan with Cab and Syrah) and in Bandol (50% Mourvedre combined with Grenache and Cinsault).Learn more →
Florence, Siena & Chianti for the wonders of the Renaissance, food & artisans and world-class wines of Sangiovese, Sassacaia, & Brunello famed reds and Malvasia & Trebbiano for whites.Learn more →
Milan for design, fashion, shopping and Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper". Barolo & Barbaresco from the Nebbiola grape; Barbera & Dolcetto for "daily" reds and Arneis & Cortese for whites and Moscato & Asti rule for "sparkling" and Lambrusca, your new “frizzy” red.Learn more →
Bairrada, Porto & Douro, Portugal
You'll love hip city Lisbon with its 'Gothic fado', Porto’s art deco & Port wine but don't underestimate the excellent value reds and whites.Learn more →
Franconia - New 2014 Tour
Frankfurt, Wurzburg and Heidleburg are the cultural, historical & culinary backdrop to Germany’s medieval wine center, Franconia and its superb wines.Learn more →
Cape Winelands - New 2014 Tour
Your adventure begins in Cape Town; moves to Franschhoek Valley, the food & wine capital of the country; and, ends with Safari game drives in Kruger Park.Learn more →
Napa & Sonoma
The wine capital of America offers Michelin-starred dining, wonderful artisan treats & great shopping. We’ll help you discover the best of Old & New World wines!Learn more →
Penedes & Priorat
Barcelona for superb dining & Gaudi architecture and Penedes for sparkling Cava and Priorat for excellent reds from the Garnacha grape.Learn more →
Rioja & Ribera de Duero
Madrid for the Prado & Spain’s best tapas and Bilbao for Guggenheim Museum. In Ribera the Tempranillo reigns supreme. Wonderful whites include Verdejo, Viura and Albarino.Learn more →
Mendoza & Salta
Buenos Aires for hot and steamy tangos and Mendoza for World Class Cabs and Malbecs while Salta offers the world's highest altitude wineries. Also, Pinot Noirs, 'Chards' and Torrontes.Learn more →
Maipo & Colchagua
Adventure includes Santiago, Maipo for Chile’s signature red Cabernet Sauvignon and Colchagua Valley for Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Carmenere, our Chairman’s favorite.Learn more →
Margaret River - New 2014 Tour
Begin your 5-Star adventure where 20% of Australia’s premium wines are produced. Then, Sydney or Melbourne for more must- see, must-do experiences.Learn more →
Hawke's Bay & Marlborough - New 2014 Tour
Imagine tasting Cabs & Merlots in Hawkes Bay; then adventuring to the South Island for Marborough’s famed Sauvignon Blancs & Pinot Noirs.Learn more →