Spain and Portugal–sophisticated and old-world authentic, untapped yet modern and accessible–are bubbling over with surprising regional cuisines and some of the world's best wines. The famous wines of Sherry, Port, Cava, Rioja, Priorat, Ribera del Duero all originate in the Iberian Peninsula. For an old-world experience, personal encounters with chefs and winemakers, and expert guidance, contact us to begin planning your trip.
Whether it's a cooking class with a Michelin-starred chef in Marbella, a tour of a Tarragona olive-oil mill or a Catalan expert cooking an authentic rabbit-and-snail paella over an open fire, owner Jane Gregg can make it happen. –Wall Street Journal, "Choose Your Own Food Adventure."
Chefs and food & wine professionals
We arrange trips for and with chefs and food and wine people. A chef or a wine expert leads the trip with friends, customers or other professionals. Call us if you have places/experiences in mind. Or, we can send you ideas to get you started.
If you are part of a wine group, no matter how small or informal, we can organize an unforgettable wine trip for the group. We suggest concentrating on one or two wine regions so you become proficient in the wines.
Trips for friends and families
We arrange trips for two or more people. We orchestrate the mix of planned activities and independent time you are comfortable with. And we will customize the trip as many times as necessary to get you the trip you're dreaming of.
How and Where We Work
We are intimately familiar with the great Spanish regions centered on Barcelona and Tarragona in Catalonia, Valencia and Alicante, Madrid and Castilla-León, San Sebastian and Bilbao in the North, Sevilla, Málaga, Granada and Cádiz in the South, and the Douro wine region and Porto in northern Portugal. Our food experiences include a diverse crop of local meals, elite cooking classes, secret tapas restaurants and sustainable farms; our wine adventures incorporate visits to the best wineries in Spain and Portugal, private tastings with winemakers, hikes through wine regions and tapas lunches on vineyard slopes.
Our approach is based around our expert guides who are with you as much or as little as you choose. Our curated selection of restaurants, wineries, hotels, tapas eateries, artisanal food producers and farms means you get the kind of experiences you just can't google…
We will plan a trip for you ranging from a few days to a few weeks long. Call us to find out about the trips that will transport you to food and wine heaven!
Rioja Wine Group
The trip was just amazing, everyone had a great time. The guide was the perfect Ambassadrice for the trip, great personality with excellent knowledge and expertise on the subject and lots of fun as well... Thanks again to you for organising the full itinerary, it was definitely a first class experience. –Stephane, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Barcelona & Girona
Hi Jane. We enjoyed the trip very much. Our two guides in Girona were delightful. The first was very knowledgeable about the history and the second was an excellent sommelier. In Barcelona, the guide was a special treat because of his unusual background and we really got off the beaten track. –Joan L., Michigan
The Priorat & Tarragona
Hi Jane, Just a quick note to tell you how fabulous the trip was. I want to thank you for a well organized, high quality and professional program. Larry, Issac, Judy and I look forward to [another trip in Spain] next year. A special thanks to Gerard for both the tour of the hotel and olive factory, and his lesson/tasting where I learned so much about olive oil. Lastly, Jane you should know what a fantastic job your guide did for us. She is very knowledgeable and very professional. –Dave C., Penn State University
The Basque Country
Hi Jane, Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the trip! All of the tour guides and the driver were wonderful! They made us feel right at home and were very informative! The hotels were great too. Thank you again for a lovely time! –Shelby Hughes, Honolulu
Barcelona & the Basque Country
Thank you for your thorough trip planning and sage recommendations and advice. Everything worked out very very well. The hotels were great and the meal recommendations perfect! You attended to every detail with obvious depth of knowledge.–Nancy D., San Mateo, CA
Spain, Portugal & France
Jane, I just wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed the trip that you planned for us in Portugal, France and Spain. The guides that were provided were top notch and the food and wine events were outstanding. The trip went off without a hitch and we look forward to your assistance in planning another food and wine travel itinerary in the future. –Jeff & Cathy Black, Los Gatos, CA
Barcelona, Costa Brava & Andalucia
We had a wonderful trip. All the guides were great, with the one in Barcelona being outstanding! I would recommend all the guides to others, and the mix of guided days and days off was very good. Please tell Jane she's put together quite a group of people to help a trip to Spain be very enjoyable. –Judi and Bill, Chicago
The Priorat Wine Region
The wineries we saw were awesome!!! We especially loved Trossos, Enrique's place and Clos de l'Obac. And we also loved the Penedes winery. All of these people are so warm, welcoming, amazing and so passionate about what they do. They really opened up their wineries to us and we loved them all. –Heather C., Dallas
Madrid & Andalucia
Wow, what a wonderful trip! Thank you so much for all your hard work and efforts to give us such an amazing experience. Everything was just perfect; comfortable, friendly hotels, knowledgeable and fun guides, and THE FOOD..........no adjective good enough here. All guides were great, but the Sevilla one and the Madrid tapas tour one were really wonderful. There were so many special moments. Did you hear about our Sherry tasting with Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis?– Gayle T, Virginia
Planning our April 2015 Portugal and Spain trip. Porto, the Douro, Ribera del Duero & Madrid.