Press Release: Wine Lovers Tours Wins Coveted 2016 Travel Weekly Magellan Award


New Haven, CT., October 20, 2016 – Wine Lovers Tours, dedicated to wine and food travel tours for over 30 years, has announced that it has received a Silver 2016 Magellan Award in the ‘Overall Tour Operators’ category from Travel Weekly Magazine – one of the leading and most prestigious magazine awards in the travel industry.

Wine Lovers Tours has created a niche in the specialized wine and food tour category. Established over 30 years ago, it is still family-run and dedicated to crafting each tour to be a unique experience.

WLT-Magellan_Award_Silver-cropSMThe annual Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honor the very best in travel and salutes the outstanding travel professionals behind it all. Being selected as a Magellan Award Winner is a tremendous achievement and proves the recipient represents a high standard of excellence within the travel industry.  “We eschew the cookie-cutter approach and prefer creating a new experience for each destination,” said Vincent Marottoli, President and Founder of Wine Lovers Tours.

“It’s a lot more work for us, but it pays off in the number of repeat travelers who love our style,” he continued. Typically each tour has averaged over 80 % repeat travelers. Wine Lovers Tours accomplishes this by offering a luxury tour with personalized unique visits at a reasonable cost. It also helps that Marottoli has a Ph.D. in French and is fluent in French, Spanish and Italian.

Wine Lovers Tours has brought groups to all of the major and many of the minor wine destinations of the world. The list includes France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Greece, Turkey, England, South Africa, New Zealand , Australia, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay and Brazil.

“It’s an impressive list of countries when you consider that we are a small company,” said Marottoli. “For us, the Magellan Award is a great honor because it puts us in the company of the largest and finest tour operators in the country.”

Marketing is run by Vin’s son, Vin Jr., so it is truly a family business.

Highlights of the 2017 wine tours include New Zealand, Australia, Gems of the Adriatic, Burgundy and Champagne, with a unique tour to England’s sparkling wine regions as well as two river cruises in the Po Valley and the Seine.

For additional information, visit or call Vin Marottoli at 800-256-0141 or email info (at) wineloverstours (dot) com.


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Contact Information:
Media Contact: Vin Marottoli
Email: info (at) wineloverstours (dot) com
Phone: (203) 469-4218
Media Visits: We accept media visits at reduced rates, please inquire.
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1211 Quinnipiac Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut, 06513 USA

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