If you are a wine lover and you also have a taste for overseas travel but you would prefer an organized trip from Toronto as distinct from making all the arrangements yourself, read on:
The Opimian Society is a national non-profit wine purchasing co-operative. Its Toronto chapter runs several overseas tours a year.
Fine Vintage Ltd offers the WSET program,both in Toronto and other cities across Canada and the United States. It is owned and operated by James McCluer who is one of a small number of Masters of Wine in all of North America. It describes itself as the largest luxury wine tour company in Canada and runs wine tours to selected countries, hosted by a local Master of Wine. Follow the link for this years offerings.
The following two travel companies offer tours with a wine component:
Arts and Leisure Tours, formerly known as Travel With Flair offer the following independent tours:
- Bordeaux and The Dordogne Valley
- The Wine Route of Rioja and Navarra
- The Treasures of Piemonte Wine
- Gastronomy in Portugal