As we continue to be inspired by the resilience of our neighbors, colleagues, customers and winery partners after the devastating Northern California fires, we welcome 2018 and beyond with a vengeance.
We are pleased to introduce new wine-cruise hosts such as Pahlmeyer, Rombauer, Palmaz, Mt. Brave & La Jota, Tamber Bey and Petroni. And we are humbled by our returning partners including Schramsberg, V. Sattui, ZAP, Papapietro Perry, Arista, O'Brien Estate, Williamson Wines and so many other valuable partners.
In 2017 we celebrated a record year with Oceania Cruises and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. In 2018 & 2019 we have expanded our repertoire to include Regent Seven Seas, Crystal River Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises and America Cruise Line, with more surprises in the pipeline.
Our shore tour department is hard at work arranging more exclusive opportunities ashore, unique wine experiences and expanded off-the-beaten path land programs.
The new year has just begun and yet several of our wine cruises are already SOLD OUT and many have LIMITED SPACE available, so you will want to act fast to be a part of our unique food and wine educational travel programs. We invite you to explore our offers by clicking on the "Cruises" tab above. Be sure to check back often, as new programs are announced.
OUR MISSION at Food & Wine Trails is to offer guests authenticity and the highest-quality value in the culinary and viticulture travel world.
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 Condé 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".