There are no words to share which can adequately describe our feelings of sorrow and compassion to those who have lost so much in the devastating fires that raged through Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Solano, Lake counties and so much more of California in 2017.
The Food & Wine Trails office is just a few blocks removed from the fire zone.  Several of us have homes which we had to evacuate, but thankfully we are all safe. We know the devastating fires have impacted many of our colleagues, customers and winery partners.  We extend and share in thoughts and prayers as we begin to rebuild our lives and communities.

If you wish to find out how you may help those in need, here are two links we found to be helpful from the Press Democrat and Napa Valley Register:
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Again, prayers and thoughts. 
The Food & Wine Trails Team

OUR MISSION at Food & Wine Trails is to offer guests authenticity and the highest-quality value in the culinary and viticulture travel world. 
The best way to truly know a place is to experience it through its people, food and wine. And the most fun you can have doing that is to travel with a group of likeminded enthusiasts.
We are an award-winning tour company with more than 31 years of experience.  This long-time, singular focus on food and wine educational travel, combined millions of dollars in annual purchasing power, and a team of worldwide food and wine experts, allows us to offer our guests a unique combination of value, quality, authenticity and access.
Don't settle for having "a great trip." Instead, have a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Our Connections Are Unique
All our trips are led by some of the most renowned people in the food and wine world. And on our cruises, you’ll be met in port by local sommeliers, chefs and wine writers who will introduce you to the best of their region. EXPERTS
We take our guests off-the-beaten-track, providing educational opportunities that engage all the senses.  We satisfy each person’s curiosity, palate and love of travel. [For more about what we do and how we differ, visit our ABOUT US page]

What we offer:
Food & Wine Cruises
Our wine cruises offer enthusiasts the best value in today's economy. Each experience includes onboard and onshore enrichment programming exclusive to the group, plus the opportunity to meet and travel with some of the most famous names in the wine and food world. Plus receive value-added amenities such as free or discounted airfare, ship board credits, and prepaid gratuities. [More on FOOD & WINE CRUISES]
Group Tours
For groups ranging in size from six to twenty people, we offer a few focused and select group departure dates to France, Italy, Spain, and other popular destinations. Each trip includes the high-quality and unique program elements with a food and wine focus. [More on GROUP TOURS]
Custom Trip Planning
For those looking for customized arrangements, we design dream trips! Pick a place on the map and contact us for the 'inside scoop.' [More on CUSTOMIZED TRIP PLANNING]
Corporate Event Planning, Meetings, and Wine Tours
We specialize in destinations within Sonoma and Napa counties. A well planned program is a constructed balance of learning and play. Like live theater, there are countless details, but only one chance for success. Ensuring success for our clients is the number one priority of our team. [Please email us at for more on Event Planning, Meetings, and Tours]

Founder Larry Martin is Awarded 
Condé Nast Traveler's Top Wine Travel Specialist


Top Wine Travel Specialist has been once again bestowed upon Food & Wine Trails' Founder Larry Martin by the editors of Condé Nast Traveler - an unprecedented sixth time! 

Of their 150 top travel specialists, the 2017 award comes with great pride as Cond
é Nast editors evaluate hundreds of new applicants for the list.  More than 10,000 travel agents and tour operators have tried to make this list since its inception, but only 150 make the grade.  These travel specialists offer the best blend, of specialized knowledge (based on firsthand travel experience), local connections, and good value for your dollar.

After a being recommended, a rigorous screening process begins with a 47-question application, interviews, client references, and road-testing by CNT staff.   The final awards handed out are based on the incredible experiences the specialists can deliver.

As Larry says "I'm lucky.  Food, wine and travel is both my avocation and my vocation".

Congratulations Larry!


Food & Wine Trails Receives LUX International Hospitality Award


SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Food & Wine Trails, which specializes in exclusive culinary travel experiences through partnerships with wineries, winemakers, chefs and leading luxury cruise and tour companies worldwide, has been named Best International Wine Travel Specialist by LUX Magazine as part of their prestigious 2016 Hospitality Awards. 

"Throughout the hospitality industry there are establishments, companies and individuals who are working tirelessly to ensure that they meet guests' needs and provide them with an experience they will never forget," said Steve Simpson, LUX Magazine's Awards Executive. "I am genuinely honored to be able to recognize the hard work undertaken within this innovative and dedicated industry." 


"We are extremely pleased to receive this award," said Greg Nacco, Vice President of Business Development for Food & Wine Trails.  "Our industry is becoming increasingly competitive as new players enter the market. What makes Food & Wine Trails unique is the quality. Our clients are very discerning, and they look forward to unique, exclusive, personal experiences with the winemakers and winery owners.  We personally visit our destinations and employ sommeliers, winemakers and guides who are experts in their fields and provide special, one-of-a-kind experiences that align perfectly with the guests' expectations."

LUX is an international magazine that informs on all aspects of high end lifestyle including the finest food, drink, hotels and resorts around the world.  The LUX Hospitality Awards recognize companies that achieve industry leading success, client satisfaction and market growth.  LUX Magazine uses strict criteria in the selection process, and the Hospitality Awards are based entirely on merit.  Nominations are thoroughly vetted by their in-house research team and finalists are presented to a panel of judges who choose the winners.