Founders

 



Larry and Laura Martin are the husband and wife team behind Food & Wine Trails.

Inspired by their love of travel and their belief in the insights to be gained from sharing the pleasures of the table, they started producing innovative food and wine tours in 1985. Larry and Laura create the kinds of travel experiences they themselves would like, experiences that connect people and place. They maintain a vast network of experts around the world and partner with some of the leading food and wine organizations of the world, to provide the kind of travel opportunities presented here.

The Martins are highly involved in Slow Food -- the international organization promoting all that is local seasonal, artisanal and sustainable in world food cultures. The Martins recognize "the connection between plate and planet." Larry is a former Regional Governor for Slow Food in Northern California, and Laura is a former leader of the Russian River Slow Food chapter www.slowfoodrr.org. Laura is also a wonderful cook, and Larry supplies her kitchen from his extensive vegetable garden and a not-so extensive wine-cellar.