Cork & Cellar Italy Tour
When: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018Tour check-in by 8:00 PM on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, at hotel in Florence, Italy.
Where: Hotel TBD
registration deadline: September 7, 2018
Learn how to enhance your tasting room as we journey through Tuscany on our Cork & Cellar Italy Tour. On this trip we will have the chance to experience wine tasting and marketing as the Italians do. We will spend five days visiting wineries of all sizes, touring vineyards, and experiencing the Italian wine market.
Who Should Attend?
Registrants must be 21 years of age or older with a valid photo ID to attend. Participants will need a passport valid for six months beyond their travel return date.
To Be Covered
Make your tasting room more than a sip. Go behind the cellar door to create an experience that will keep your customers coming back. Join us in scenic Tuscany for a wine experience that will take you through the cellar door and into the vineyard for exclusive tasting room trainings and production room tours.
This trip will begin in the historic city of Florence, Italy. Each day we will journey to large scale and boutique wineries to be trained in the art of wine tasting and marketing, a skill to take back to your winery. Along the way we will have the opportunity to visit some of the wonderful UNESCO Heritage sites that this region has to offer including Siena and San Gimignano.
Give into your senses as we journey through Tuscany exploring the vineyards, wine cellars and tasting rooms of wineries that make Chianti and Brunello wine with an Italian Sommelier. This region is home of the Super Tuscans.
Tour will include
- Room accommodations for six nights at four-star hotel
- Coach bus travel for each day
- Breakfast on six days
- Lunch on five days
- Dinner on two days
- Travel insurance for the duration of the tour
- Tour fees & food pairings
- Italian Sommelier & guide
- Airfare and transportation to and from Florence hotel
- Three dinners
- Other purchases
- Museum fees
Experience the terroir and tradition of Italian wines. Upon meeting with tour leaders in Florence all you have to do is take in what Italy has to offer. Our private sommelier will teach you creative marketing techniques you can immediately use in your tasting rooms including communicating with customers on taste, food pairings, wine uses at home, and how train consumer palates. Each day will take us on exclusive behind the scenes tours of vineyards and tasting rooms that have mastered the art of marketing their wine.
Wineries and Tasting Rooms
Subject to change depending on schedule.
- Casa Sola
- Tenuta Torciano
- Poggio Rubino
Frequently Asked Questions
Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.