Wine and Food Travel

    Stewart Travel Group and StellarSomm Wine Experts are partnering to curate a selection of hosted and featured wine and food-based travel experiences just for you.

    Wine and Food Travel

    Stewart Travel Group and Stellar Somm Wine Experts are partnering to curate a selection of hosted and featured wine and food-based travel experiences just for you. Check back regularly to see our new selections and blog posts about wine and food-based travel.


    Hosted tours are unique travel experiences available exclusively from Stewart Travel Group. Each experience is hosted by Lesley Quinn, Certified Sommelier and owner/operator of Stellar Somm Wine Experts

    Nova Scotia Wine Getaway - September 19 to 21, 2021

    ● 2-night experience in the heart of Nova Scotia's wine country
    ● Join us for 8 tasting experiences, including two paired lunches and two paired dinners
    ● Includes all transportation from PEI, accommodations, meals
    ● Hosted by Lesley Quinn, Certified Sommelier and by Stewart Travel Group
    ● Visit Grand Pré National Historic Site and Hall's Harbour
    ● $995 per person, including taxes

    Come taste wines from Canada's original wine region. Join Lesley Quinn, Certified Sommelier, to learn about how these great wines harness the soil, the climate, and the surrounding landscape and remind you of the place they are grown.

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    Lesley Quinn smiling in vineyard

    Lesley Quinn, Atlantic Canada's Top Sommelier

    Lesley was born and raised in Prince Edward Island. Her first opportunity in wine came as Junior Sommelier at the Ritz Carlton Cayman Islands. They supported her as she completed the first two levels of the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers Association to become a Certified Sommelier. Work has taken her to Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, and Turkey. Wine has taken her to France, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Chile, and California. In 2017, she won the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers Top Somm Competition Atlantic Division. Now back on PEI, she’s sharing her knowledge under the guise of StellarSomm Wine Experts. Ask her what her favourite wine is and she says, “I love all my babies equally.” Lesley is excited to partner with Stewart Travel Group to take guests into the world of wine through travel.

    Frances Gertsch & Kelvin Jones, Trusted Travel Advisors

    Growing up in Alberta, Frances always loved travelling and exploring the great outdoors. Her passion turned into a career after she followed her mother’s wise advice: “Do what you love!” She took her first solo trip by bus from Edmonton to Calgary at seven years old to visit family friends and she’s never looked back. Since she’s travelled in the arctic by bush plane, snorkeled on the Great Barrier Reef, taken a train to mountain villages in Switzerland, relaxed on the beaches of the Caribbean, slept in an underground hotel in the opal-mining town of Coober Pedy, remembered Canada’s fallen in the battlefields of Europe, wandered the hip streets of Nuuk, Greenland, and was guided through the Tower of London by a Yeoman Warder. Growing up with a father as a chef, she was always spoiled with amazing food and has an appreciation for great wine. She's looking forward to hosting her next tour to Tuscany with Lesley this spring.

    Kelvin Jones travels for a break from reality. It was on a Caribbean beach where Kelvin first discovered the value of a vacation, as his stress melted away, giving him space and time to just breathe. Since then, the travel bug has led Kelvin across Canada, throughout the US, and to many destinations outside of North America, including Jamaica, Belgium, and France.elvin loves all modes of travel and has equal appreciation for the ease of an all-inclusive vacation, the thrill of a motorcycle trip, and the tranquility of exploring remote locations by train. For Kelvin, the “how” isn’t nearly as important as the “why”—getting away from it all.


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    If you have questions or are ready to book, please contact us!

    Frances Gertsch & Kelvin Jones

    Trusted Travel Advisors
    Stewart Travel Group
    902.894.9389 ext. 1
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    Lesley Quinn

    Certified Sommelier
    StellarSomm Wine Experts
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    Or contact any member of the Stewart Travel Group team.
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