Wine Tours to Italy
Wine Tours to Italy are some of the most popular trips with our clients. Every year we run wine tours to Italy and our clients always tell us they had a wonderful time and that it exceeded their expectations. The warm climate, fantastic food, Italian hospitality, and of course, the wonderful wines, make for an unforgettable wine tasting holiday. You can find out more about the tours I run to Italy by clicking on the highlighted names, to read about upcoming tours or the reports of previous tours.
In 2019 I ran two tours to Friuli-Venezia Giulia, a true ‘jewel in the crown’ of Italy. Piedmont is one of the most popular destinations I visit, and is home to one of my favourite wine families, Marenco – do look at the video. We will return to Piedmont in 2023. In 2018 I ran a long weekend of wine and gastronomy to Piedmont in the Autumn and a tour to Sicily in the Spring, following the success of my 2017 tours. In 2017 we also visited Tuscany, which we had visited in 2004 and 2005, and Piedmont which we also visited in 2016 and 2006, and will revisit in 2023. In 2016 we visited Puglia, in the heel of Italy, and in 2015 we visited Umbria. In 2010 we visited Verona, from where we explored the Veneto and Valpolicella.
Read about my Wine Tours to North East Italy
For my two tours to Northern Italy in April and June 2019 we were based in the lovely town of Bassano del Grappa, with charming views out to the foothills of the Alps to the north. The massive flat plain of the Veneto to the south are the source of most of the prosecco that is drunk in the UK, and keen to challenge people’s preconceptions about this floral, frothy brew, I sought out some of the best prosecco producers in the top areas. It was also an opportunity to explore some of the best whites that Italy produces, and provided some surprisingly good reds. We challenged ourselves right at the start with a focus on grappa…click here to read the full report