A small-group tour company with a focus on good wine, good food and friends.

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What's included:

Transportation: We provide all transportation during your tour. This includes pick-up and drop-off at the nearest airport or train station. Pick-up is generally at 3:00 PM on the day of arrival and drop off is at 10:00 AM on the last day of your visit.

Lodging: We provide rooms or apartments, each with private bath for double occupancy in a charming country estate. Single rooms can be booked for a supplement.

Meals: All meals are included in the tour.

Wine: Wine tastings and wine served with lunch and dinner.

Cooking: A hands-on cooking class with an Italian chef. What you make is what you eat!

Tours: City walking tour with guide.

Culture: Entrance fees to museums, castles, and villas as specified in the itinerary.

Welcome gift.


What is not included:

Air fare to and from Italy

Incidental expenses (shopping, souvenirs, tips for drivers and guides, etc.)

Trip cancellation and medical insurance. However, a link to good travel insurance is available right here.



You can reserve a tour by visiting this page, or by sending an email to jim@winefrendz.com.

Include the following information in your email:

  • Full name of everyone in your party,
  • Address, phone number, email address of everyone in your party
  • Indicate which tour you are interested in.

A deposit of $500 per person is required to guarantee a space on the tour. The balance is due 60 days prior to the start date of the visit. Payment is by credit card or PayPal. If you prefer to pay by check, send us an email and we'll arrange that.

A confirmation notice and invoice will be sent to you after your deposit is received. Once your final payment has been received, we'll send you an instruction packet and tour information.


Cancellation & Refunds

Tours cancelled 60 days prior to the departure date will receive a full refund, minus 25% of the deposit. Tours cancelled between 30-60 days of the start date will be fully refunded minus 75% of the deposit. Tours cancelled within 30 days of the start will forfeit 100% of the deposit, but the balance will be refunded. All refunds will be by check.



Every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on this web site and in our written promotional materials.

At this time, children under 18 years old are not permitted on Wine Friends tours.

All tours are conducted in English. However, English may not be spoken at many of the vineyards and establishments we visit. But don't worry, friendly is the universal language.

Wine Friends, LLC does not assume responsibility for theft of personal effects nor insurance against injury or loss during the tour. We also reserve the right to cancel any tour due to lack of participation or events beyond our control. In such cases, a full refund will be made. However, Wine Friends, LLC will not assume liability for costs such as cancellation of airline tickets or other costs not associated with the specific period of our tour.

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Wine Friends, LLC