Wine Tour

We have specialized in food tours and cooking vacations for over twenty years, since the founding of The International Kitchen in 1994, and where there is food there are also wine tours! In fact, wine tasting events have become increasingly popular among our culinary vacations, and have become an ever more important part of our cooking vacations.

Our wine-themed culinary tours are varied. Some of the true wine tours that specialize almost exclusively on wine. You might visit various wineries to learn about the local terroir and the winemaking processes of that region, and you will undoubtedly taste amazing wines and learn about wine pairings during wine tastings on these wine tours. But many of our culinary tours we also classify as wine-themed because they have such a strong wine component, or include wine tours and wine tastings exploring the local viniculture.


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Portugal
The city of Porto visited on our Porto wine tours and Portugal cooking vacations. Flavors of Portugal Culinary Tour
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7 Nights Starting At $3,925

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France
View of the vineyards in the Montaigne de Reims, visited on a wine tour of Champagne country Celebrating Champagne Country
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3 Nights Starting At $2,250

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Spain
A few of the Alhambra Palace at dawn Highlights of Andalusia
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7 Nights Starting At $3,380

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Italy
Temple of Concordia visited on you Sicily cooking vacation Sicily Cooking Vacation: Best of the West
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6 Nights Starting At $3,270

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Spain
Plaza in Seville visited during your Culinary Vacation Taste of Seville
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3 Nights Starting At $1,990

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Italy
Beautiful view of Lake Garda on an Italy culinary tour A Five-Star Retreat in the Veneto
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6 Nights Starting At $2,980

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Italy
Typical Italian products Cook in the Heart of Chianti
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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,100

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Piedmont landscape on an Italy culinary tour Bountiful Piedmont
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5 Nights Starting At $2,400

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Greece
View of Santorini of our Greek cooking vacation Greek Gastronomy on Santorini
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7 Nights Starting At $2,990

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France
Exterior of the converted farmhouse that will be your home on your Burgundy culinary tour. Colors of Burgundy
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6 Nights Starting At $3,300

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Italy
Traveling on the UNESCO Bernina Express in the Swiss Alps during a culinary tour of Northern Italy Cooking in the Valtellina Valley
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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $1,750

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France
Canal du Midi on a foodie tour in France Savor the Flavors of the Languedoc
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6 Nights Starting At $3,300

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Italy
View of the Veneto, home for your culinary vacation Michelin Star Cooking on the Prosecco Road
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2 or 3 Nights Starting At $880

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Spain
River and hills on a cooking vacation in Spain Insider's Gourmet Tour of Spain
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7 Nights Starting At $4,750

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Italy
Tuscan Cantucci enjoyed during a cooking vacation Luxury Lucca Villa Cooking
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7 Nights Starting At $4,150

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View of Tuscan olive trees on a cooking vacation in Italy Cooking and Vineyards of Southern Tuscany
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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,750

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France
The wines of Bordeaux sampled on a culinary tour of France Best of Bordeaux
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5 Nights Starting At $2,800

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Group of culinary travelers on a cooking vacation in France Robert Ash Cookery School
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5 Nights Starting At $2,315

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Spain
Cordoba seen in the evening on a cooking vacation in Spain Gastronomy in the Province of Cordoba
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6 Nights Starting At $2,850

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Argentina
Cuisine And Wine of Mendoza
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5 Nights Starting At $2,300

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Italy
Bowl of minestrone soup made during a culinary tour in Italy In the Land of Prosecco
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4 Nights Starting At $2,865

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Homemade Agnolotti pasta on a cooking vacation in Italy Antinori's Noble Tuscany
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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $2,600

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France
Closeup of French desserts Terroir, Touring, and Tasting
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4 Nights Starting At $2,800

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Chateau of Cheverny on a culinary vacation in the Loire Valley Grand Tour of the Loire
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4 Nights Starting At $2,500

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Cheese, wine, and bread on your Bordeaux cooking vacation and wine tour Foodie Paradise in Burgundy
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6 Nights Starting At $2,450

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Spain
Typical Spanish tapas on a Spain culinary tour A Capital Culinary Adventure in Madrid
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3 Nights Starting At $2,090

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Avignon's bridge and Popes' Palace on a French cooking vacation Discover Provence
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6 Nights Starting At $3,100

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Lobster dish on a culinary tour of Burgundy Elegant Burgundy
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Italy
Chianti bottles during a cooking vacation in Tuscany Chianti Cooking: Tuscany Cooking Vacation
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4 Nights Starting At $1,800

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Wine Tours in France and Italy

Some of our destinations lend themselves more readily to wine tours and wine-themed culinary tours. In France, it is no surprise that our wine-themed cooking vacations are in places such as Bordeaux, where Médoc, Graves, and Sauternes are but a few of the wines you can explore on our Bordeaux wine tours. Or in Burgundy, where or Burgundy wine tours can be explored in conjunction with traditional French gastronomy. Or of course in Champagne, where our Champagne wine tours and tasting will school you on the king of bubbles! And these are but a few of the regions in France where we offer wine-themed culinary tours.

In Italy our wine-themed cooking vacations are in Tuscany, where our Tuscan wine tours encompass everything from Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino to the Super Tuscans and Bolgheri wines of the west; in Piedmont, where Barolo and Barbera reign supreme during our Piedmont wine tours; and also in such regions as the Veneto and Sicily, each with their own wine varieties and winemaking styles that you can explore on our Italy wine tours.

Our Spain wine tours run the gamut from Rioja and Txakoli wines in the northern Basque country to the rich wines and sherries of the south and Andalusia. Our Portugal wine tours and wine-themed cooking vacations explore Port wine but also the wines of the Douro Valley.

Finally, we offer wine-themed tours in North and South America as well. Whether you want to head to California’s Napa Valley on a Napa wine tour, or to Mendoza to taste Argentinian wines, we have plenty of wine-themed trips for every traveler.

Some of our favorite wine tours and wine-themed culinary vacations include:

Robert Ash Cookery School

Explore Burgundy wines on a Burgundy wine tour with one of our oldest collaborators. A master chef and truly exceptional teacher, Chef Robert will lead you through an exploration of French gastronomy and Burgundy wines on this amazing food and wine tour.

Cuisine and Wine of Mendoza

Journey to Argentina to taste the beautiful wines of Mendoza on this Argentina wine tour. You will discover the wonderful Italian and French influences in Argentina’s wines and gastronomy.

Tuscany’s Left Bank

Cook with an acclaimed chef and then enjoy Tuscany wine tours featuring such famed wines as Bolgheri and other so-called Super Tuscans on this wine-themed Tuscany food and wine tour.