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 StellarSomm 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.


    FEATURED TOURS

    Featured tours are tours specifically curated by StellarSomm Wine Experts and Stewart Travel Group for wine and food enthusiasts. While we won't be accompanying you on these tours, we can assure you that you will be well taken care of by the cruise director, tour director, and/or wine expert on each trip. We only recommend tours with reliable suppliers that we know you will love. Rest assured that if you choose from this list, you'll have a "stellar" experience!

    Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

    ● 7-night wine-themed river cruise with AmaWaterways
    ● Visit France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Netherlands, sailing 
    the Rhine and Moselle Rivers
    ● 2020 departures: April 2, October 14
    ● Starting at $3,890 CAD per person

    Come learn that Germany’s wines come in many more styles than just sweet. Explore and sample everything from dry Rieslings to complex reds.

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    Colours of Provence

    ● 7-night wine-themed river cruise with AmaWaterways
    ● Visit France, sailing the Rhone River
    ● 2020 departures: November 7, November 14
    ● Starting at $3,990 CAD per person

    Rosé has been made in Provence since the time of the Romans. Explore this rich history and see why Rosé has a place on the table year round, not just in the summer.

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    Taste of Bordeaux

    ● 7-night wine-themed river cruise with AmaWaterways
    ● Visit France, sailing the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers
    ● 2020 departures: March 19 & 26; April 2 & 9; July 2, 9, & 16; August 13 & 20; October 29; November 5 & 12

    A wine collector’s paradise, as many of these wines appreciate in value. You will taste wines that will be perfect for the cellar but also discover some value gems good to drink now.

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    Flavours of Portugal and Spain

    ● 7-night wine-themed river cruise with AmaWaterways
    ● Visit Portugal and Spain, sailing the Douro River
    ● 2020 departures: March 31, April 7, November 3
    ● Starting at $4,012 CAD per person

    Taste how Port wine can pair with so much more than dessert. Surrounded by the iconic cliffs of the Douro Valley, you will also get to taste dry wines from the region that range from crisp refreshing whites to bold full bodied reds.

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    Gems of Southeast Europe

    ● 7-night wine-themed river cruise with AmaWaterways
    ● Visit Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, and Serbia, sailing the Danube River between Budapest and Giurgiu
    ● 2020 departures: March 22, November 8
    ● Starting at $3,646 CAD per person

    Discover the overlooked and up-and-coming wines from countries like Bulgaria and Croatia (the original home of the Zinfandel grape).

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    ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

    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, Trusted Travel Advisor

    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. She just returned from co-hosting the 2019 Great Canadian War Memorials Tour with her partner and fellow Trusted Travel Advisor Kelvin Jones.

    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.



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    QUESTIONS?

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

    Frances Gertsch & Kelvin Jones

    Trusted Travel Advisors
    Stewart Travel Group
    francesandkelvin@stewarttravelgroup.ca
    902.894.9389 ext. 1
    902.940.4499
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    Lesley Quinn

    Certified Sommelier
    StellarSomm Wine Experts
    lesley@stellarsomm.com
    403.835.5939
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    Or contact any member of the Stewart Travel Group team.
    We'd be pleased to assist you!

    PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

    Paula Stewart
    Trusted Senior Travel Advisor
    (902) 894-9389 | 1-844-660-7329
    Cell: (902) 388-7511
    Travis Stewart
    Trusted Senior Travel Advisor
    (902) 894-9389 | 1-844-660-7329
    Cell: (902) 626-7515
    Frances Gertsch & Kelvin Jones
    Trusted Travel Advisors
    (902) 894-9389 | 1-844-660-7329
    Cell: (902) 940-4499
    Jessica Chaisson
    Trusted Travel Advisor
    (902) 894-9389 | 1-844-660-7329
    Cell: (902) 314-1591
    Julia MacCormack
    Trusted Travel Advisor
    (902) 894-9389 | 1-844-660-7329
    Cell: (902) 598-8231
    Kathy & Stan Bobar
    Trusted Travel Advisors
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    Cell: (902) 954-0524
    NEW BRUNSWICK
    Krista Trecartin
    Trusted Senior Travel Advisor
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    Cell: (506) 471-4257
    Terri Clarke
    Trusted Senior Travel Advisor
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    Cell: (506) 631-7621
    Kelley Gowan
    Trusted Senior Travel Advisor
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    Cell: (506) 461-4575
    Glen Earle
    Trusted Senior Travel Advisor
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    Cell: (506) 343-1108
    Wendy Doran
    Trusted Travel Advisor
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    Cell: (506) 647-4962
    NOVA SCOTIA
    Tara Turner
    Trusted Senior Travel Advisor
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    Cell: (902) 292-7623
    Kevin & Michelle Hayward
    Trusted Senior Travel Advisors
    (902) 543-4948 | 1-844-660-7329