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Get off the beaten path and immerse yourself in the regional wines, food, sights, culture and magic of wine country. Take advantage of your AIWF membership — join the award-winning experts of Wine Lovers Tours and save $100-$250 on 15 great new wine vacations in 2019.

Don't just taste wines.

Experience them!


New 2019 Wine Lovers Destinations 

New, amazing 4-15 night wine and food vacations to suit 

just about any taste and time. Sit back, relax, and let Wine Lovers Tours take care of everything so you can enjoy life and take it all in – the wines, the food, the people, the breathtaking scenery.

Galicia, Spain: 

Camino del Vino 

6 nights • Apr 1-7, 2019 • $3,499*

Wine Tour to Portugal - Douro, Porto, Lisbon

6 nights • Apr 7-13, 2019 • $3699*

Madeira: Portugal’s Island of Eternal Spring & Wine

4 nights • Apr 13-17, 2019 • $1899*

Croatia II: Deluxe Wine 

Cruise (Spring)

7 nights • May 18-25, 2019 • $3,437*

The Cradles of Wine Tour to Armenia & Georgia

 7 nights • May 5-12, 2019 • $1,999*


Croatia I: Mainland Wine

Experience (Spring)

  6 nights • May 12-18, 2019 • $2,660*

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT - Book Soon!

Greek Wine Odyssey I: 

Northern Greece

8 nights • May 19-27, 2019 • $3,370*

Greek Wine Odyssey II: Peloponnese & Central Greece

6 nights • May 27 - Jun 2, 2019 • $3,399*

Greek Wine Odyssey III: 

Islands of Wine

7 nights •  June 2-9, 2019 • $3,710*

Wines of Eastern Europe by

Land & Danube River Cruise

15 nights • July 4-19, 2019 • $6,628*

Croatia I: Mainland Wine Experience (Fall)

6 nights • Sep 29 - Oct 5, 2019 • $2,510*

Book Early & SAVE an extra $150

Wines of Bordeaux & SW 

France by Land & River Cruise

9 nights • Jun 25 - Jul 4, 2019 • $4650*

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT - Book Soon!

Croatia II: Deluxe Wine 

Cruise (Fall)

7 nights • Oct 5-12, 2019 • $3,287*

Book Early & SAVE an extra $150

Sicily Wine Tour - An Island of Wine, Cuisine and History

8 nights • Oct 8-16, 2019 • $4,149*

Book Early & SAVE an extra $150

Aeolian Islands: 8 Small Wine

Gems off of Italy's Sicilian Coast

5 nights • Oct 16-21, 2019 • $2,149*

Book Early & SAVE an extra $150


You can always save $100 on any of our 2019 tours simply by requesting your AIWF voucher above. However, for a limited time, our $150 Early Booking Incentive is still available for our Fall Tours (Croatia by Land or Deluxe Cruise; Sicily, Italy; Aeolian Islands, Italy). Save up to $250/pp when combined with your voucher but hurry, the next Early Bird expires on Mar 29, 2019.

Early Bird Alert - Book in Advance & Save up to $250:

*Prices shown above reflect the $100 AIWF Voucher, and, on applicable tours, the additional $150 off Early Bird Incentive.

Following Your Passion for Wine, Food and Travel also benefits AIWF

You’ll not only save $100 as a member, but when you book a Wine Lovers Tour by referencing this offer, a portion of your booking will go towards helping to support The American Institute for Wine & Food and its programs. 

How to Book a Wine Lovers Tour & Redeem Your $100 AIWF Member Voucher


Submit the form above to receive your $100 AIWF Voucher. 

Upon completion you will be redirected to a Thank you page where you can download the form and more information.   


On the Thank You Page you will also find Button Links to each of the tours which you can click to learn more, download a tour flyer, or make a reservation.

Early Bird Incentive discounts while still in effect will be automatically reflected for applicable tours in the price shown on the website.


When ready to book online or by phone, you'll have the option to either make a deposit or pay in full (by Major Credit Card, PayPal or Check). 

At that time, also be sure to save & use your $100 voucher (received in your value pack) - by entering the voucher code in the Coupon/Promo Code area at Checkout or by referring to it over the phone. 

These aren't your ordinary tours

Cooking lessons at Acadamia Barilla with Italian TV celebrity chef Sergio Maria Teutonico

A heavenly tasting above the clouds in the island of Ischia 

overlooking the Bay of Naples

In Greece, walking back from the volcanic crater of  Santorini's caldera

 A cooking class with Italian TV celebrity chef
Sergio Maria Teutonico

An alfresco lunch & tasting in Tuscany with the 

owner of Castello di Volpaia

Dessert at a Michelin-starred lunch

On a truffle hunt in France

Why Wine Lovers Tours?

These are hand-crafted experiential vacations — not some “run of the mill, see a new city every day & spend half your trip on a bus” type of tour. We balance just the right amount of activity with a relaxed pace and ample free time. Our award-winning tours are also not just for wine lovers or experts since we craft them to pair closely with slow food experiences
and cultural, "off the beaten path" immersion.  

Here's some examples from past tours

In addition to Wine Lovers Tours, highlights of Vin's professional resume include:

  • professor of wine at the University of New Haven School of Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • host of the a weekly radio show “The Wine Expert” for over 10 years on WELI 960AM
  • wine columnist for the New Haven Register
  • owner of the Wine Merchant, a specialty wine store in New Haven, CT
  • founder of the CT Chapter of the internationally recognized wine society: Les Amis Du Vin and a founding board member of Tasters Guild International
  • a periodic television guest on Southern Connecticut news and morning show programs as a wine expert
  • Ph.D in French, followed by post-graduate research in Rouen, France
  • Fluent in and a certified former language teacher of French, Italian and Spanish
  • Certified from various tourism boards as a specialist in multiple destinations 

Vin Marottoli 

Vin, our founder is probably the biggest reason why so many return for another tour. Since 1982, he has a style all his own. Vin’s philosophy in one sentence: “To learn about a culture through its food and wine and to have FUN doing it.” Vin, an avid wine lover and educator has been actively involved in the wine community since the 1970s.

You don't have to worry about planning hassles. So many wineries, restaurants, and details to coordinate - it's your vacation, let the experts handle it. 

Exclusive VIP access - some wineries don't accept walk-ins or offer only a basic experience. With Wine Lovers, you gain exclusive, behind the scenes access or special events reserved only for VIP groups and industry organizations like ours. 

No need to worry about drunk driving or getting lost driving in foreign wine country.  

Inclusive benefits - (no hidden costs) our tours include:

 • tastings and winery tours 

 • regional sightseeing or city tours

 • educational & unique experiences

 • transfers 

 • deluxe or luxury hotels 

 • breakfast and lunch or dinner daily

The Wine Tour Experts Since 1982. Before everyone and their mother jumped on the wine tour bandwagon, there was Wine Lovers Tours. We've been doing this for so long, we practically invented the concept.

Vin being interviewed by France3 at the one star Michelin La Table du Gourmet

Our Wine & Food Lovers Value Pack has something that is sure to please just about every wine, food or travel lover. No purchase necessary. Simply sign up for our newsletter, and you'll receive: 

  1. "La Ricette di Nonna Felice" Italian Cookbook by chef, restaurant owner and cookbook author Rolando Ramscelli. With US measurement conversions and translated just for Wine Lovers Tours, this awesome cookbook includes over 250 traditional recipes from the Marche and other regions of Italy. The cookbook, dedicated to his mother Felice, conjurs nostalgic memories of grandma's cooking, covering everything from simple fare, famous classics and even homemade liquors and home remedies
  2. The exclusive Wine Lovers Tours "Top 20 Wines under $20" wine recommendations
  3. A $100 Wine Lovers Tour Voucher redeemable (per person) toward the booking of any future Wine Lovers Tour 
  4. And of course, our acclaimed, periodic Wine Lovers Newsletter with great wine recommendations, recipes from our travels, travel advice, industry news and more - PLUS occasional special savings offers on our tours

Special Offer: Receive our FREE 

Wine & Food Lovers Value Pack

People love us, but don't just take our word for it.
See what others have to say:

"Going on a Wine Lovers’ tour was one of the best experiences of my life"

"...the company was so charming I felt like I was part of the family! I was nervous to go on a tour alone, but everyone was so welcoming and made me feel right at home. The selection of hotels, wineries and restaurants was fantastic. It was an unforgettable experience and I can not wait to go again. I would not travel with any other company!"

Nicole Tsikitas

Graduate, Culinary Institute of America - New York

(on our tour to Emilia-Romagna Italy)

Wine Maker at Elk Run Vineyards - Virginia

"The Bordeaux tours this past May were

the best ever: best wine, best food, best company and best visits. Thank you for this experience."

Neill Bassford

(traveled on over 15 tours with WLT)

Mark Battista

"Thank you for a wonderful trip. It was truly the trip of a lifetime. Besides the great cuisine, wonderful museums and activities, I also want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to experience Italy in a special way ...traveling to areas that are not well known destinations to most tourists."


So, what are you waiting for?

Get out there, off the beaten path and experience a Wine Lovers Tour for yourself! Contact us today to save up to $250 on select tours — and be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive your free Wine & Food Lovers Value Pack and $100 voucher for AIWF members. Hurry though, space and time are limited - our next early booking incentive expires on March 29, 2019

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