Join us to Experience Unique Wine and Travel Excursions

Wine Lovers Travel specializes in small group cruises and trips to the world's great wine regions. Recent trips include Italy, Spain, France and Croatia. The itineraries we create are unique and include off the beaten path travel and wine experiences.

We want to help you experience each location on a deeper level by immersing in local culture and meeting local experts. Wine Lovers Travel vacations offer a cultural adventure for the wine lover in all of us!

We work exclusively with luxury travel brands that offer only the most amazing food and wine experiences. Your perfect vacation with us will include events exclusive to Wine Lovers Travel.

Exclusive events include:

  • Private wine-paired dinners with each winery’s selections served with authentic local dishes.
  • Wine tasting seminars, cooking classes and other immersive activities
  • Custom curated land tours and
  • Pre- and post-cruise packages for those who want to include a cruise in their vacation.

Wine Lovers Travel trips are often hosted by the owner or winemaker from premier wineries, as well as prominent chefs. They are available throughout the trip to share their wine and food expertise and engage with guests of Wine Lovers Travel.

Wine Lovers Travel has the knowledge, experience and passion to book you on the most personal and authentic trip you will ever take!

Wine and Travel Expert, Gail Sherman

Wine Lovers Travel CEO/Founder Gail Sherman has been planning wine trips for her clients since 2017 and started her own company, Wine Lovers Travel, in 2019. She has traveled to wine regions across Europe, Australia and the US and has extensive knowledge about wine and travel.

Wine Lovers Travel was born of Gail’s desire to manifest her best life after treating travel as a side gig while growing her success in corporate technology sales for Fortune 500 companies. Always looking for ways to move out of technology and intro travel, some of Gail’s early ventures were a forerunner to the trips she offers today. One such trip was a 10 day land trip throughout France focused on visiting places known for ceramics, pottery and glass art (another of Gail’s passions in addition to wine!) Filled with visits to artists’ studios, unknown museums like in Sèvres outside Paris and remarkable meals in local restaurants, Gail delivered a trip of hidden gems to the 6 people who accompanied her.

In 2013, Gail decided to make travel her main focus and not a side gig. Gail lives on California's Central Coast, which afforded her the opportunity to study wine by visiting and engaging with winemakers located within a short driving distance. She earned a wine certification from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and has built personal relationships with wineries throughout the West Coast. She differentiates herself through her enterprise and customer service in the wine and travel industry. She has been recognized as a food and wine travel expert by Signature Travel Network and would love to help you create a wonderful travel experience.

Today, Wine Lovers Travel engages with winery owners, sommeliers, chefs and other industry experts to host truly original cruises and tours wherever wine is grown. We work with both groups and individual travelers and would love to plan the perfect itinerary for where you love to travel for wine!

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Gail is an absolute pleasure to work with. She helped me coordinate several events and was detail-oriented, professional and accommodating. Gail is also incredibly kind and a lot of fun. I would recommend Gail for any wine event that you want to plan!
Kailey Wagner, Financial Advisor/Virtual Wine Tasting Host
Gail Sherman is a creative entrepreneur with whom I have had the pleasure to work. When COVID upended her wine travel business, she switched to marketing virtual wine tastings. Using her relationships with boutique wineries, she convinced them to replicate their tasting room experience using Zoom, and inviting business groups and corporate clients. Participants actually received a flight of wine to taste alongside the winemaker, who shared stories about their wine and the winery, food pairings and more, all online. I worked with Gail on two tastings, and they were both very successful. People had a chance to sample new wines, socialize online with people they hadn’t seen for some time in person because of the pandemic and enjoy happy hour, all in the safety of their homes. I am delighted to recommend Gail and look forward to when we can add wine travel back into our relationship.
Janice Miller, Attorney, Los Angeles
Gail Sherman is enthusiastic, hardworking and very professional. She is a pleasure to work with!
Kim Mulligan, Winery Owner, Central Coast, CA
I looked at many other tours to Croatia which were less expensive, but couldn’t find anything that was close to what Wine Lovers Travel offers in terms of experiencing Croatia, and quality of hotels. Most of the other tours hug only the coastline and islands and sacrifice Croatia's national parks and inland locations. I prefer to savor the unique local fare with the people who create it and this tour provides that opportunity in abundance. This is totally worth it.
John A. San Luis Obispo, California
If 3 of your favourite words contain either “Wine, or Lovers, or Travel”, Gail Sherman has blended these 3 words into a truly wonderful event – be it for business, personal pleasure, or family events. The (virtual) wine tastings we’ve done under Gail’s direction (3 so far) have resulted in a mix of fun education, great tasting wines, and a social bonanza in our post-pandemic world. We’re already looking forward to the next one. Cheers…
Raymond B, Finance Industry/Virtual Wine Tasting Host
There are literally scores of companies that are focused on helping the wine industry in so many valuable ways, but few of them stand-out and differentiate themselves for their enterprise and customer service like Wine Lovers Travel does. If you are looking for someone with real enterprise, determination, and talent with a focus on the wine industry, I cannot recommend Gail Sherman and Wine Lovers Travel more highly than I do. They are on top of every detail and are a real pleasure to work with!
Blair Allan, Winery Owner, Santa Rosa Valley, CA