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Since 1980, Vin Marottoli's Wine Lovers Tours has been offering exclusive and unique tours to wine regions across the globe, in such countries as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Chile, Argentina, the United States, and more.
Since 1980, Vin Marottoli's Wine Lovers Tours has been offering exclusive and unique tours to wine regions across the globe, in such countries as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Chile, Argentina, the United States, and more.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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…
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Tomorrow we leave for home after a 3 night stay in our favorite city, Paris, revisiting some of our favorite haunts where we lived  for 6 weeks back in our university days. In our humble opinion, it is the most beautiful city on earth. We spent some time…
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We end our idyllic stay in Southern France with a visit with one of the top wineries not just in the region but in all of France: Michel Chapoutier. Our boat docked in Viviers where we left for Tain l’Hermitage and a tasting of 6 of their best wines.…
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After a lovely, informative walking tour of Arles last evening where we saw many of Van Gogh’s favorites painting sites as well as the Roman ruins, we settled in for a nice evening’s rest. This morning after breakfast we left for a private tour in Tavel.…
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We arrived in Lyon and after a refreshing night’s sleep, we went on a guided tour of Lyon, followed by lunch at a Paul Bocuse restaurant.  Everyone raved about the dessert of meringue, vanilla ice cream, chantilly and chocolate syrup, but I personally…
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People refer to the Cotes du Rhone as if it were one homogenous wine region; it is far from that. Looking at a map makes it very obvious that the Rhone is really 2 distinct areas: the Northern part and the Southern part, with a 50 mile stretch between…
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We concentrated on Chateauneuf-du-Pape today and what a great day it was. We had one of our best tastings at Chateau Vieux Lazaret of Jerome Quiot. He’s the 13th generation at   the winery, the oldest winery in town. In all they have 280 hectares here, in…
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Our opening night featured a visit to the 2nd smallest appellation in France: Bellet. We had arranged a visit to Chateau de Crémat, built in 1906 on Roman ruins. The estate has 20 acres of vineyards and produces about 40,000 bottles annually. The previous…
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Today was a free day before the start of our Provence tour but that didn’t stop us from offering an optional excursion to St. Honorat, the island off the coast of Cannes where Benedictine monks have been making wine  for 1,600 years! Thanks to tour…
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We save the best for last! Well, sort of. Our first visit was to Domaine Maestracci and I overheard several comments that this winery was “heads and shoulders” above all the others. Maestracci is one of the oldest wineries on the island and indeed the…
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