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You can never really know a country if you haven’t been among its people. The best way to truly experience a destination as a traveler rather than a tourist is to get to know them by sharing the intimacies of their wine cellars, vineyards, kitchens, favorite market places and best of all, their families with you.

The choices are incredible. I  have planned wine and culinary vacations to France, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South America and more exciting countries.   However, don’t discount  Croatia, Thailand, Vietnam and Greece….the list continues. Stay tuned for my blogs that I  will be adding as I take you on exceptional wine and culinary journeys which will satisfy oenophiles and foodies.   These articles are sure to tantalize your taste buds while opening your eyes to a whole new  world of wine and food.

  • 2 week adventures
  • Multiple wine regions
  • Wine tasting
  • Amazing food
  • Experience culture


  • With a focus on wine, you will go deep into the wine making scene with tastings and tours for authentic experiences and total immersion.
  • Insider dining experiences and trips to markets, orchards, and  gardens – guaranteed to spark an authentic connection with the local people and their culture while in a small group setting.  You become a member of a special foodie community learning from local chefs.
  • Not only enjoy tasting new wines but learning first hand from reputable winemakers about the process of creating wine from the vine to the bottle-both Old World and New technology.
  • Depending on the focus of your trip, you will spend time in wineries or kitchens but also have authentic cultural experiences, food and wine related and beyond. I will make sure you not only learn but also visit markets, head out to the farms for some tastings of olive oil, olives, cheeses, possibly take in a truffle hunt, whatever that area is known for.

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What customers say

  • As part of a small group that enjoys both wine and travel, it has been exciting for us to work with Val and her agency!  With her refreshingly enthusiastic attitude and approach, she has been able to capture the essence of our wishes for the perfect trip!

    Marcia & Harry Mielke  - Owners: Arbor Crest Winery

  • Val has arranged three customized international wine trips for my friends and I. They were all fabulous, well scheduled, and went off like clock work. I recommend the International House of Travel with great gusto.

    Mike Harves

  • Val's experience, knowledge and longevity in the travel business are a huge plus, providing one with total confidence in booking that special vacation or international trip!

    D. Vahala

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