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Italy's wine regions Truly experiencing the wonderful wines of Italy goes hand in hand with an in-depth understanding of the magnificent land that gives birth to them - its complex history, diverse geography, distinctive culture and superb cuisine.
Here you will find wines that have been produced since Roman times, grapes that grow in a single area and no where else in the world, wines designed for feast days or favorites of royalty, and regional cuisines that naturally evolved to complement the local wines. Our wine tours are not merely an escort taking you to big name wineries.
Food and Wine tours are multifaceted adventures created to allow our guests to experience wines as an Italian would.
You will taste wines in the historic estates that produced them, join fourth generation winemakers on a private tour of their winery, walk or cycle through vineyards to immerse ourselves in the amazing terroir, and enjoy the regional pairings of wines with favorite local specialties.
We travel slowly, immersing ourselves in a regions top Crus. Our private winery visits emphasize quality over quantity; relaxed discussions with producers rather than multiple visits per day.
California’s wine region encompasses the popular valleys of Napa and Sonoma, along with lesser known, but equally exceptional vineyards, luxurious estates and converted barns lining country roads within Sonoma, Mendocino and Solano Counties. Over a thousand distinct wineries spread over a million+ acres of sun-drenched terroir makes your decision of where, and how, to conduct your sumptuous, customized wine country experience a complex one.
Let our connections and local experts help you decide whether an upscale vertical tasting with fellow oenophiles best suits your style, schedule and means, or you’d prefer to sip and swirl heady varietals in less crowded certified organic vineyards near the towering coastal redwoods.
Teetotalers, teens and toddlers, don't fret - we're well equipped to ensure you'll find plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, exploration, and family adventure, too. Even beer connoisseurs will raise a pint at the variety of premium beers, stouts, and ales available at craft breweries.
Sublime Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Syrah, and many more diverse varietals run deep within Northern California’s AVA’s (American Viticultural Area) along world class wine trails. Experience the journey from field to wine to glass and heady adventures along the way with your own private, custom tour.
France wine regions are the ultimate destination for a wine tasting tour, with the most famous appellations in the world drawing visitors from across the globe to visit its mythical Châteaux and charming wine roads.
A tour of the wine country is a fabulous way to discover the authentic heart of France as you will head off the beaten track to the smaller hamlets; taste fabulous regional cuisine in quaint restaurants; meet quirky winemakers in their small estates; enjoy gourmet experiences from truffle hunting to artisan cheese tastings; and visit the loveliest villages in the country, known as Les Plus Beaux Villages de France.
Platinum Edge Luxury Travel organizes luxurious private tours throughout the French wine country which include your own personal driver and elegant Mercedes; VIP, private tours of famous wine estates as well as hidden gems; private cooking classes and market tours with friendly chefs; French art tours with art historian private guides; hand selected beautiful accommodation including spectacular mansions and wine châteaux; and unique foodie experiences like oyster and champagne tastings in fishermen huts, chocolate making classes and truffle hunting with Michelin starred chefs.
Here are just a few of our sample food and wine touring itineraries, which can be customized to your group size, travel dates, and preferences.