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Tuscany + Cinque Terre (SOLD OUT)
Apr
29
to May 8

Tuscany + Cinque Terre (SOLD OUT)

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This small-group trip is now sold out. We have added a trip in the spring of 2020.

You’ll be joining Sommelier Erica Archer on a small-group trip to Tuscany, Italy, on a 6-day trip to the region’s incredible wineries and experiencing the magnificent wines, food, architecture, art, and history that the region has to offer… and we’re adding an optional side trip to Cinque Terre May 5-8, 2019.

If you love Italian wine, food, beautiful scenery, some adventure and relaxing too, then you are in for an incredible vacation.  In addition to visiting incredible wineries for exceptional wines and consuming some of the most incredible food the region has to offer, you’ll be learning a lot about the art of wine appreciation from a great teacher. Book early, as space is limited.

Your Sommelier

Archer is a true oenophile, having obtained high levels of certification in her field. In 2010, she was awarded the Wine Spirit and Education Trust Level Three Advanced Certification in Wines and Spirits (with merit), became a Sommelier in the American Court of Master Sommeliers, and received her Certified Wine Professional award from the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. Erica is the principal of Wine Wise, a wine education and events service and is skilled at creating truly creative and memorable wine experiences that take guests beyond a typical tasting with her intimate understanding of what makes each wine unique. And she’ll do it with her trademark down to earth  style.

The itinerary will be forthcoming.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

PRICE:
€5,129.00 per person, double occupancy
€5,829.00 per person, single occupancy

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
6-nights accommodation
All hotel taxes
All ground transportation during the trip
Continental breakfasts daily
Four wine lunches
Four wine dinners
Meal taxes & gratuities
All scheduled wine tastings
Erica Archer as your professional wine escort
All admissions per itinerary
All sightseeing per itinerary

DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare or travel to and from Tuscany and our starting hotel location.
Some meals are on your own. These are arranged around free time to explore the picturesque Italian villas.
Cinque Terre excursion is priced separately

CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trip guaranteed departure is based on 12 attendees.

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve your trip please submit your deposit of $1,000 per person. Contact Erica Archer at Wine Wise with any questions: erica.archer@winewiseevents.com, 207-619-4630.

CANCELLATIONS:
If you must cancel after you have made your deposit and on or before 1/15/2019, there will be a $300.00 per person cancellation fee. If you must cancel after 1/15/2019, 50% payment is refundable if we can replace your reservation. We strongly urge you to consider taking travel insurance to help cover any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. For insurance information please visit InsureMyTrip.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Wine Wise and Erica Archer accept no responsibility for any delayed departures or arrivals, missed connections, loss, damage, or injury to person or property. We reserve the right to change the itinerary and substitute arrangements of any equal value, if circumstances warrant change.

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Falmouth Country Club's Members Trip to Burgundy
Oct
26
to Nov 1

Falmouth Country Club's Members Trip to Burgundy

This small-group trip to Burgundy is an exclusive trip for Falmouth Country Club Members.

Sommelier Erica Archer will host a group of ten Falmouth Country Club members on an incredible 6-day trip to the world-renowned wine region of Burgundy, France October 27-November 1, 2019 with an arrival night in Paris included on October 26.

This is a exclusive and truly rare opportunity to travel to one of the most sought after and complex wine regions in the world, with a sommelier by your side taking you to highly coveted wineries and the unforgettable wine and dining experiences, architecture, art, and markets that the region has to offer. You’ll be learning a lot about the art of wine appreciation from a great teacher. Book early, as space is limited. ***There are 6 spaces left.***

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Accommodations
Five of the six nights in Burgundy will be spent in Domaine de Cromey, a six-bedroom (all en suite) private château located 30 minutes south of Beaune, France. Cromey’s personal chef will cook breakfast each morning, accompany visitors on a tour of the Dijon market and prepare incredible dinners, exclusively for the group.

Day 1 – Saturday, October 26 | Paris Arrivals
Travel to Paris on your own and arrive at our hotel for a 3pm check-in. Enjoy some free time in Paris or rest. We’ll meet in the hotel lobby at 6pm and make our way to a wine reception and group dinner.

Day 2 – Sunday, October 27 | Paris to Burgundy
Depart Paris at by car at 8am, lunch in Chablis, arrive at Cromey for check-in, a sparkling wine reception, tour of the grounds, introduction, overview of week and a Wine dinner at Cromey prepared by our on-site private Chef.

Day 3 – Monday, October 28 | Côte de Beaune
Itinerary will be forthcoming.

Day 4 – Tuesday, October 29 | Côte de Beaune
Itinerary will be forthcoming.

Day 5 – Wednesday, October 30 | Côte de Nuits
Itinerary will be forthcoming.

Day 6 – Thursday, October 31 | Côte de Nuits
Itinerary will be forthcoming.

Day 7 – Friday, November 1 | Depart Cromey for Chablis and Paris Departures
Depart Cromey by car after breakfast. Stop in Chablis for lunch. Arrive Paris by 4pm for farewell reception and departures.

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PRICE:
€5,600.00 per person, double occupancy
€6,500.00 per person, single occupancy
Must be 21 years of age or older.

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YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
6-nights accommodation
All hotel taxes
All ground transportation during the trip
Breakfasts daily
Four wine lunches
Four wine dinners
Meal taxes & gratuities
All scheduled wine tastings
All admissions per itinerary
All sightseeing per itinerary
Erica Archer as your professional wine escort

DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare or travel to and from Paris, France and our hotel in Paris. Some people may want to arrive earlier or depart later to spend more time in Paris or other detainations. Meet us for the start of our tour at our Paris hotel at 6pm on Saturday, October 26.

Some meals are on your own. These are arranged around free time to explore the towns of Burgundy.

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve your trip please submit your deposit of $2,000 per person by contacting Erica Archer at Wine Wise: erica.archer@winewiseevents.com, 207-619-4630.

CANCELLATIONS:
If you must cancel after you have made your deposit and on or before 3/15/2019, there will be a $1500.00 per person cancellation fee if we can replace your reservation. We strongly urge you to consider taking travel insurance to help cover any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. For insurance information please visit InsureMyTrip.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Wine Wise and Erica Archer accept no responsibility for any delayed departures or arrivals, missed connections, loss, damage, or injury to person or property. We reserve the right to change the itinerary and substitute arrangements of any equal value, if circumstances warrant change.

CONDITIONS:
Trip guaranteed departure is based on 10 attendees.

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Tuscany & Cinque Terre Extension
Apr
27
to May 3

Tuscany & Cinque Terre Extension

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6 spaces remaining.

You’ll be joining Sommelier Erica Archer on a small-group trip to Tuscany, Italy, on a 6-day trip to the region’s incredible wineries and experiencing the magnificent wines, food, architecture, art, and history that the region has to offer… and we’re adding an optional side trip to Cinque Terre May 3-6, 2020.

The 2018 and 2019 trips sold out quickly. Do not delay in making your reservation for this trip if you’d like to join us.

If you love Italian wine, food, beautiful scenery, some adventure and relaxing too, then you are in for an incredible vacation.  In addition to visiting incredible wineries for exceptional wines and consuming some of the most incredible food the region has to offer, you’ll be learning a lot about the art of wine appreciation from a great teacher. Book early, as space is limited.

Your Sommelier

Archer is a true oenophile, having obtained high levels of certification in her field. In 2010, she was awarded the Wine Spirit and Education Trust Level Three Advanced Certification in Wines and Spirits (with merit), became a Sommelier in the American Court of Master Sommeliers, and received her Certified Wine Professional award from the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. Erica is the principal of Wine Wise, a wine education and events service and is skilled at creating truly creative and memorable wine experiences that take guests beyond a typical tasting with her intimate understanding of what makes each wine unique. And she’ll do it with her trademark down to earth  style.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

PRICE:
€5,129.00 per person, double occupancy
€5,829.00 per person, single occupancy

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
6-nights accommodation
All hotel taxes
All ground transportation during the trip
Continental breakfasts daily
Four wine lunches
Four wine dinners
Meal taxes & gratuities
All scheduled wine tastings
Erica Archer as your professional wine escort
All admissions per itinerary
All sightseeing per itinerary

DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare or travel to and from Tuscany and our starting hotel location.
Some meals are on your own. These are arranged around free time to explore the picturesque Italian villas.
Cinque Terre excursion is priced separately

CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trip guaranteed departure is based on 12 attendees.

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve your trip please submit your deposit of $1,500 per person. Contact Erica Archer at Wine Wise with any questions: erica.archer@winewiseevents.com, 207-619-4630.

CANCELLATIONS:
If you must cancel your trip reservation with us before 12/15/2019 there will be a $500.00 per person cancellation fee. There are no refunds after 12/15/2019. We strongly urge you to consider taking travel insurance to help cover any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. For insurance information please visit InsureMyTrip.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Wine Wise and Erica Archer accept no responsibility for any delayed departures or arrivals, missed connections, loss, damage, or injury to person or property. We reserve the right to change the itinerary and substitute arrangements of any equal value, if circumstances warrant change.

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Napa & Sonoma (SOLD OUT)
Nov
3
to Nov 8

Napa & Sonoma (SOLD OUT)

This trip is sold out.

You’ll be joining Sommelier Erica Archer on a for a 5-night getaway in the world renown wine regions of Napa and Sonoma, California, November 3-8, 2018. If you love wine, food, beautiful scenery, some adventure and relaxing too … You’re in for an incredible vacation. Please consider joining us for this wonderful Fall trip. It has sold out the last two years in a row. We’ve included your arrival hotel night and added a wine reception and wine dinner on arrival night for this 2018 trip.

In addition to tasting many great wines of these regions and sub-regions, you’ll be learning a lot about the art of wine appreciation from a great teacher on visits to world class wineries enjoying incredible wines and on delicious dining experiences throughout your stay. Did we mention the hot air balloon ride over the valleys with spectacular views of the vineyards and breathtaking valley landscapes? 

Your Sommelier

Archer is a true oenophile, having obtained high levels of certification in her field. In 2010, she was awarded the Wine Spirit and Education Trust Level Three Advanced Certification in Wines and Spirits (with merit), became a Sommelier in the American Court of Master Sommeliers, and received her Certified Wine Professional award from the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. Erica is the principal of Wine Wise, a wine education and events service and is skilled at creating truly creative and memorable wine experiences that take guests beyond a typical tasting with her intimate understanding of what makes each wine unique. And she’ll do it with her trademark sense of humor.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

PRICE:
$3675.00 per person, double occupancy
$4275.00 per person, single occupancy

Our sample itinerary is as follows:

Day 1: Saturday, November 3
Arrive at Sonoma hotel to check in and meet for our 5pm wine reception followed by a fun wine dinner at a fantastic restaurant.

Day 2: Sunday, November 4
After breakfast at the hotel we’ll make our way to three wineries for incredible wines tastings and tours and a picnic wine lunch at one of the wineries. We’ll head to dinner at one of the region’s most renowned restaurants. We’ve scheduled dinner on the early side tonight since we have an early start for hot air balloon riding in the morning. You can spend the remaining evening time by the hotel’s fire pit, head into town for shopping, or straight to bed for our early start.

Day 3: Monday, November 5
Experience an incredible early morning hot-air balloon ride over the breathtaking landscape of Napa Valley. How’s that for a great start to a Monday? Then we’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch at a great restaurant before our scenic drive to mountain side wineries. You’ll experience the powerful yet nuanced expressions of mountain terroir by tasting luxury, high-altitude estate wines in Napa. You’ll have dinner on your own this evening in one of downtown Sonoma’s many delicious restaurants.

Day 4: Tuesday, November 6
We’ll have breakfast at the hotel followed by a day visiting several wonderful wineries and a few surprises along the way. Then we’ll visit one of the areas ‘must visit’ eateries—for lunch on your own. After lunch we’ll visit wineries in one of Napa Valley’s premier districts.  Then you’ll have a few hours leisure time to relax or shop before meeting for a wine dinner at a nearby restaurant.

Day 5: Wednesday, November 7
After breakfast we’ll spend the day tasting and touring some of Sonoma’s premier wine districts tasting exquisite wines and a nice picnic lunch. We’ll commence the evening and the trip with a farewell dinner at one of the region’s renowned restaurants.

Day 6: Thursday, November 8
After breakfast we’ll check out of the hotel (for those not staying longer) and make our way to our final Sonoma winery visit.

 

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
5-Nights at a Luxury Inn/Hotel
All hotel taxes
All ground transportation for our itinerary in Napa & Sonoma
Continental breakfasts daily
Welcome reception
Three wine lunches
Four wine dinners
Meal taxes & gratuities
All scheduled wine tastings
Erica Archer as your professional wine escort
Hot air balloon ride
All admissions per itinerary
All sightseeing per itinerary

DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare or travel to Sonoma/Napa (although we are looking into including transportation to and from San Francisco airport to the hotel in Napa if we can all plan our travel to arrive in SFO around the same time.) We’re happy to provide transportation to SFO airport for flights departing after 3pm on Thursday, November 8.

CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trip guaranteed departure is based on 8 attendees.

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve your trip please Contact Erica Archer at Wine Wise erica.archer@winewiseevents.com or 207-619-4630 to submit your deposit of $1,000 per person.

CANCELLATIONS:
If you must cancel after you have made your deposit and on or before 7/15/2018, there will be a $300.00 per person cancellation fee. If you must cancel after 7/15/2018, 50% payment is refundable if we can replace your reservation. We strongly urge you to consider taking travel insurance to help cover any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. For insurance information please visit InsureMyTrip.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Wine Wise and Erica Archer accept no responsibility for any delayed departures or arrivals, missed connections, loss, damage, or injury to person or property. We reserve the right to change the itinerary and substitute arrangements of any equal value, if circumstances warrant change. 

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Tuscany + Cinque Terre Extension
Apr
30
to May 9

Tuscany + Cinque Terre Extension

This small-group trip is now sold out.

You’ll be joining Sommelier Erica Archer on a small-group trip to Tuscany, Italy, April 30-May 6, 2018, visiting the region’s incredible wineries, experiencing the magnificent wines, food, architecture, art, and history that the region has to offer… and we’re adding an optional side trip to Cinque Terre May 6-9, 2018.

If you love Italian wine, food, beautiful scenery, some adventure and relaxing too, then you are in for an incredible vacation.  In addition to visiting incredible wineries for exceptional wines and consuming some of the most incredible food the region has to offer, you’ll be learning a lot about the art of wine appreciation from a great teacher. Book early, as space is limited.

Your Sommelier

Archer is a true oenophile, having obtained high levels of certification in her field. In 2010, she was awarded the Wine Spirit and Education Trust Level Three Advanced Certification in Wines and Spirits (with merit), became a Sommelier in the American Court of Master Sommeliers, and received her Certified Wine Professional award from the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. Erica is the principal of Wine Wise, a wine education and events service and is skilled at creating truly creative and memorable wine experiences that take guests beyond a typical tasting with her intimate understanding of what makes each wine unique. And she’ll do it with her trademark down to earth  style.

The itinerary will be forthcoming.

Must be 21 years of age or older.

PRICE:
€5,129.00 per person, double occupancy
€5,829.00 per person, single occupancy

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
6-nights accommodation
All hotel taxes
All ground transportation during the trip
Continental breakfasts daily
Four wine lunches
Four wine dinners
Meal taxes & gratuities
All scheduled wine tastings
Erica Archer as your professional wine escort
All admissions per itinerary
All sightseeing per itinerary

DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare or travel to and from Tuscany.
Some meals are on your own. These are arranged around free time to explore the picturesque Italian villas.

CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trip guaranteed departure is based on 12 attendees.

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve your trip please submit your deposit of $1,000 per person. Contact Erica Archer at Wine Wise with any questions: erica.archer@winewiseevents.com, 207-619-4630.

CANCELLATIONS:
If you must cancel after you have made your deposit and on or before 1/15/2019, there will be a $300.00 per person cancellation fee. If you must cancel after 1/15/2019, 50% payment is refundable if we can replace your reservation. We strongly urge you to consider taking travel insurance to help cover any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. For insurance information please visit InsureMyTrip.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Wine Wise and Erica Archer accept no responsibility for any delayed departures or arrivals, missed connections, loss, damage, or injury to person or property. We reserve the right to change the itinerary and substitute arrangements of any equal value, if circumstances warrant change.

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