Wine Tours

My wife Kate and I enjoy escorting small groups on private tours of France, Italy, and California. Travel in comfort and enjoy private vineyard and winery visits with the winemakers. Enjoy both casual and gastronomic meals with delicious wines. discover the local cultures. We take care of all the details to create unique, memorable wine and food experiences while having lots of fun, all at reasonable prices.

The next tour to Calabria, Italy is SOLD OUT. But we are working on tours to Alsace and Burgundy in May, 2018.

Please send me an email at for more information or call 412-897-7497.

>>Highlights of a Fabulous Wine and Gastronomic Adventure….to the Rhone Valley and Paris in May, 2017!

The majestic Rhône River flows through France’s most alluring and dramatic vineyards. And May, 2017 offered a perfect time to visit with the vineyards with greening vines and fine weather. Below our Rhône Tour Group enjoyed a moment in the vineyards high above the river on a sunny afternoon.

rhone group photo

cornas vineyard
Entrance to steep vineyards in Cornas.

After traveling from Paris on the high speed T.G.V. train, we stayed the heart of historic Vienne in the northern Rhône. Over the weekend our guide Veronique helped us explore Vienne’s historic Saturday market and incredible Roman sites including the amphitheater. We visited several casual wine bars and had a fabulous dinner with at the two Michelin start Restaurant La Pyramide. Then we traveled to Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, Crozes-Hermitage, Cornas, Lirac, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas enjoying unique, private winery visits and tastings with top Rhône winemakers including Bernard Bergaud, Stephane Rousset, Matthieu Barret, and Delphine and Roselind Faraud at Domaine Cayron. The scenic vineyards were incredible!

The Dentelles de Montmirail in Gigondas.





We enjoyed traditional breakfasts each morning at our hotels and enjoyed a mix of traditional and gastronomic lunches and dinners, all with terrific wines. After visiting the spectacular Pont du Gard, we completed Friday in Paris with a a casual, delicious dinner at the acclaimed Chez Paul. It made for a memorable shared experience and lots of fun!

>>Highlights of a Fabulous Wine and Gastronomic Adventure….to the Burgundy and Paris in late April, 2017!

We saw the restoration of the L'Abbaye Saint-Vivant, 10th century home of the monks who developed some of Burgundy's most famous vineyards.
We saw the restoration of the L’Abbaye Saint-Vivant, 10th century home of the monks who developed some of Burgundy’s most famous vineyards.
We shared terrific wines and delicious meals including at Le Clos in Chablis, Ma Cuisine, La Dilettante and La Ciboulette in Beaune, Le Terroir in Santenay, Au Petite Bonheur in Curtil-Vergy and Chez Guy in Gevrey-Chambertin. We toured the Hospices de Beaune  with the grand hall of the Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune, and we also visited Moutards Fallot, the last family owned traditional mustard maker in Burgundy. Wine domaines visited included Arnoux- burgundy chez guyLachaux, Méo-Camuzet, Philippe Gavinet, Y. Clerget in Pommard, Domaine Dujac, Bruno Clair, Guy Amiot, Comte Senard, Domaine Servelle-Amiot, Betrand
The village church in Meloisey in the Hautes Côtes de Beaune.
Machard de Gramont, Domaine Rougeot, Domaine Alain Gras, Samuel Billaud and Domaine David Renaud. We ended in Paris for a day and half and our last night enjoyed a memorable and delicious dinner at Les Temps des Cerises, a classic Parisian bistros in the Marais District near Place de Bastille.

We had a lot fun and cannot wait to do it again!

Tasting with talented winegrower Thibaud Clerget in the garden in Pommard. Clerget also produces terriffic Volnay reds.


Highlights from our visit to Alsace, France and Paris on May 2016….