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 am running 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. 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. 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 Sicily Wine Tours in 2017 and 2018
Over three tours during Spring 2017, and a return tour in 2018, we enjoyed wonderful hospitality, a lot of laughter, the abundance and flavour of Sicilian food, and best of all discovered the range and quality of Sicilian wine.
We took a tour of the vineyards, observing the hallowed Chardonnay vines that created the wine that really put Planeta on the world wine map. Chiara Planeta gave us a deep insight into the progressive family mentality and then hosted a terrific tasting of six wines from different regions of Sicily.