French Wine Explorers Introduces Small Group Italy Wine Tours

Pascale Bernasse | Wednesday, Apr 5th 2017
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French Wine Explorers announces new small group Italy wine tours to compliment their award-winning wine programs in France.

French Wine Explorers has been designing once-in-a-lifetime, luxury wine tours to France since 2000. They are now turning their expertise to small group Italy wine tours. Their new program, Treasures of Tuscany and Piedmont, will debut in the fall of 2017: October 8th-14th and is limited to 12 guests. This is the ideal tour for the wine lover who wants to discover the two most iconic wine regions in Italy.

“We’ve been providing luxury private wine tours to Italy for the last ten years,” explains Pascale Bernasse, President of French Wine Explorers. “We feel the time is right to open up exclusive small group offerings to Italy.”

Participants will arrive in Tuscany and check into The Hotel Palazzo San Lorenzo. The four-starred hotel is set in the medieval town of Colle Val d’Elsa. This will be their home for the next four days. Guests will taste iconic wines such as Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Also they will experience gourmet meals perfectly paired with wines from the region, including a special wine tasting lunch at Ornellaia, one of the most famous Super Tuscans of the region.

The tour moves next to Piedmont. This region is best known for its prize-winning wines such as Barolo and Barbaresco—both of which will be tasted on the tour. Here guests stay at the Villa d’Amelia. The luxury boutique hotel is a late 19th century country house that boasts spectacular vistas, along with a gourmet restaurant offering great food and wine.

On the last full day of touring, guests will take part in a special cooking class and lunch with a local chef. To cap off this stunning tour, French Wine Explorers has arranged for a gala dinner at a Michelin 3* restaurant, Piazza Duomo in Alba.

The tour will be hosted by an English-speaking wine expert and a local wine expert guide. The tour includes five lunches with premium wine, and four gastronomic wine dinners.

French Wine Explorers is recognized as a leader in the boutique wine tour industry. Bernasse offers tours that are exclusively designed to help wine lovers become connoisseurs. Condé Nast has awarded her the coveted title of Top Travel Specialist since 2011. Publications such as Travel + Leisure, Wine Enthusiast, and Gourmet Traveler have all highlighted Bernasse’s travel expertise.

To find out more about Treasures of Tuscany and Piedmont or other small group or private programs offered by French Wine Explorers, visit their website at, email [email protected], or call 1-877-261-1500.