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to The International Vineyard

In 2005 we orignated this site to provide intimate, authentic and personal wine tasting experiences. We are hoping to "demystify" the wine tasting esperience by taking you to properties of high quality, small production, where you will have the opportunity to personally meet and spend time with the owner or the wine master. Unlike wineries in the US, it is not possible to just "drop in" for a wine tasting, and the bigger wineries require advance reservations, usually only for large groups. What we are hoping to create is a "sideways" experience through France, Italy and Spain, usually for a minimum of two people. You can either do a single trip or a combination of trips in different regions, it is up to you.

We hope that you will join us for one (or more!) of our wonderful experiences.

Karen Herbst, President

Visiting wineries in Europe isn't nearly as complicated or intimidating as the glossy magazines would have you think. All you really need is a car, a place to stay, and a local guide. The International Vineyard makes it easy for you to enjoy wine-tasting in some of the most famous (and the less-traveled) regions of France, Italy and Spain. We've found dozens of cozy inns and friendly, English-speaking hosts eager to introduce you to their neighbors, taste their wines and share their hospitality.

Ronald Holden, Director of Wine Tours


If you are interested in a cooking vacation or a one-day cooking class, please visit The International Kitchen

Here is a sampling of testimonials from our clients...

Be sure to view all of our wine programs and tastings on the Wine Holidays and One-Day Visits pages:

Paris - Wine Tasting - This Wine tasting was unique. The wines we've tasted were really good. You explained so much to us. I will highly recommend it to all my friends planning a trip to Paris!
Tom A., Toronto, C...
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