Exciting things are happening at Food & Wine Trails!
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.
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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".