Wine Lovers Travel was born of Founder/CEO Gail Sherman's passion for travel. We specialize in small group cruises and trips to the world's great wine regions. Our itineraries are based upon personal "off the beaten track" experiences because we know the joy that comes from feeling like a local, not a tourist. Wine Lovers Travel vacations are not bus and photo stop tours!

We work with all the major cruise lines and local travel companies, concentrating on the premier and deluxe brands whose itineraries and amenities align with delicious food and wine. Your vacation with us will include events exclusive to Wine Lovers Travel. Examples are private wine-paired dinners and tasting seminars, custom curated land tours and pre- and post-cruise packages. Our trips are often hosted by the owner or winemaker from premier wineries, who will enhance your wine knowledge and contribute to the camaraderie of Wine Lovers Travel.

Whether you are seeking a River Cruise on the Danube, a bicycle tour through Tuscany, a combination winery tour/wildlife safari to Africa or immersion into any other wine region, Wine Lovers Travel has the knowledge, experience and passion to book you on the most personal and authentic trip you will ever take!

About Gail Sherman

Wine Lovers Travel CEO/Founder Gail Sherman has always been passionate about travel. While building a successful career in corporate sales, she also moonlighted in various travel ventures. In 2013, Gail decided to make a commitment to working full-time in the travel industry. Around that same time, Gail leveraged living in California's Central Coast wine region with studying wine. She earned a wine certification from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) to further her knowledge and give her greater credibility for her wine-themed travel career.

Today, Wine Lovers Travel engages with winery owners, sommeliers and other industry experts to host truly original cruises and tours wherever wine is grown. We work with both groups and individual travelers.

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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
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
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
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