PRIVATE RESERVE presented by Food & Wine Trails

Food & Wine Trails is excited to offer a new program for wine lovers of all levels - PRIVATE RESERVE.  Through this program we will seek out exceptional cruise and land tours that are enhanced by fine wine, food, craft beer and spirits.  Renowned programs and experiences can be found in every corner of the globe, and rest-assured Private Reserve programs will be curated by the same preferred vendors that our discerning clients have come to know and trust.

To launch our new PRIVATE RESERVE program we are excited to partner with award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways - voted 2017 "Best River Cruise Line" for the 2nd year in a row by Cruise Critic Editor's Pick.  A Europe river cruise with AmaWaterways is a luxurious experience from start to finish with state-of-the-art ships, critically acclaimed dining, complimentary unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner plus included shore tours in every port of call.

Food & Wine Trails is thrilled to announce two inaugural PRIVATE RESERVE cruise programs with AmaWaterways.   We are delighted to welcome back a valued winery partner, Joanne Dunham of Dunham Cellars.  As your congenial hostess from Walla Walla, Washington, Joanne would love for your to join her in discovery of the very best of France's charming Rh
ône river in June 2019.  Hand-selected Dunham Cellars varietals, which are consistently rated 90+ points from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and other publications, will be on board for your tasting pleasure.

We are also pleased to welcome a new winery host to the mix - Tudor Wines. Located in the central coast of California where more than a dozen American Viticulture Areas exist, producing some of California's most popular wines. 
 Tudor Wines heads to northern Europe for an enchanting trip on the Rhine river through Switzerland, Germany, France and the Netherlands in May 2019.

We invite you to click on the PRIVATE RESERVE tab above or the list of programs on the right sidebar for complete details and pricing.  Be sure to check back often as new offers are announced.

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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]