Wine and Food Tours
Uncorked and Cultivated’s wine tours to France and Italy offer first class wine and food in iconic regions like Tuscany, Piemonte, Sicily, Champagne, Burgundy and the Rhône. We offer an authentic epicurean experience off the beaten track and inspirational wine tour itineraries.
Our grape escapes are hosted by Peter Scudamore-Smith, Master of Wine and his wife Denise, gastronomic aficionado. Devote yourself to the sensuous enjoyment of travelling and savouring first class wine and food.
26 September – 6 October 2016 Italy Wine and Food Tour
Get ready to savour amazing wines and mouth-watering gastronomic delights as our Italy wine tours take you through the regions of Tuscany and Piemonte. What sets this Italian wine tour apart are the introduction-only visits to wineries not open to the general public. You can expect the very best of region-specific dishes; traditional, contemporary and eclectic cooking styles, ingredients in season and wine varietals at each dining experience. Find out out more here.
11 – 21 October 2016 Italy Wine and Food Tour
Let Master of Wine Peter Scudamore-Smith guide you across Sicily, the pearl of the Mediterranean, in search of your sensory indulgence. Visit the wine regions of the east and west coasts (six provinces) for a unique and exclusive experience for lovers of wine and food, a personal Sicily wine tour. Find out out more here.
Visit Champagne, Burgundy, Rhône
24 May – 3 June 2016 France Wine and Food Tour
Like to discover the grandeur of the great French wines with an Aussie Vin de Champagne Awardee and Master of Wine? Then jump on a Gallic grape escape with Uncorked and Cultivated. We deliver an exclusive experience to savour the l’art de vivre in the birthplace of wine culture and haute cuisine, a bespoke France wine tour. Find out out more here.
Our Wine Tour Partners
Uncorked and Cultivated is establishing closer business relationships with tourism providers based in Australia. We value their assistance and the services they provide and we wish to respectfully acknowledge such contributions. The best way to do this is to request you to use the links provided to seek quality travel services from these companies.
Food and Wine Travel | 1800 701 521
Karen Ridge is a savvy food and wine travel adviser based in the north-west Victorian wine town of Mildura. Uncorked and Cultivated’s three wine and food tours in Europe may be purchased as total packages here. It’s so easy to book through Food and Wine Travel because all the hard researching work has been done for you. You receive the services of a travel agent with 20 years experience and detailed knowledge of the destinations. There are no middle men or wholesalers which means great value for money too! www.foodandwinetravel.com.au
Italian Tour Partners
Passion for Italy
Passion for Italy are Italian travel designers and information consultants about Italy, whereas Uncorked and Cultivated knows Italian wine. Passion helps you plan your holiday as they know Italy intimately. They either live in Italy and/or have travelled there may times. Staff are university qualified, speak the language and are passionate about Italy. They offer a beautiful selection of Italian villas and apartments to stay in when you are not wine tasting. Book online. Booking in Italy is not easy to DYO as many Italian owners do not speak English. Passion inspects their properties and know where they are and what their beds are like!! www.pfitravel.com
Canale Travel | (07) 3357 6444
Steve Canale operates a family travel business, established in Lutwyche, Queensland (inner northern suburbs), over 50 years ago. He assists fellow Italian citizens to travel freely and confidently between Australia and Italy for a range of needs, and all age groups. Now Steve’s enterprise reaches all countries and tour types; and supports Uncorked and Cultivated’s specialised Wine and Food Tours. www.canaletravel.com.au
Il Mercato | (08) 8337 1808
John Caporaso and Christian Canala run a wonderful family-owned and historical Italian wine supply business. That is “Il Mercato” in the traditional Adelaide shopping area of Campbelltown. If you seek excellent top shelf Italians; Brunello, Super-Tuscan, Barolo or Barbaresco, or suitable single site wine, contact this store. www.ilmercato.com.au
Italian Itineraries | 1800 088 444
For your pre- and post-tour accommodation and car hire needs, we recommend Barbara’s excellent services at Italian Itineraries. www.italian-itineraries.com.au
French Tour Partners
Alliance Française de Brisbane | (07) 3844 4460
Alliance Française de Brisbane is a non- profit association dedicated to promoting French language and culture since 1926. It has 25 qualified teachers, 15 levels and more than 2000 students per year. Directors are appointed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Ambassador in Australia. The mission of the current director, Mr Frantz Benhayoun, is to thrive and grow a language school of excellence and a quality cultural centre. The Alliance Française de Brisbane offers cultural events and supports the tourism and leisure industries. It organizes the annual Alliance Française French Film Festival, the Fete | de la Musique and plays a strong support role in the annual Brisbane French Festival. www.afbrisbane.com.au
French Lessons Brisbane | 0415 799 620
French Lessons Brisbane is a private tutoring business of Paris-born Amelie Hurford situated in an inner northern suburb of Brisbane. Having taught French previously in London schools, she moved to Queensland recently to grow her business. Amelie thrives with teaching primary and high school candidates, particularly with potential French travellers and servicing the communication needs of the growing European mining investments in this country. www.frenchlessonsbrisbane.com.au
LaPont Language Centre | (07) 3822 7757
Owner, Catherine Alapont is a citizen of the world, who has received many accolades and recognition for her linguistic expertise in The United Nations (New York). Of particular importance are her Total Immersion and Cultural Tours to France and Italy; fast tracking language uptake and cultural understanding. Lapont Language Centre excels in the delivery of language courses in Brisbane and Gold Coast locations; presented by native teachers in three major languages-French, Italian and Spanish. For students wishing to learn essential language for travel, business or simply to enjoy learning something new. www.lapont.com
France at Leisure | 1300 302 623
France at Leisure is a fully AFTA licenced French travel specialist based in the Brisbane CBD and accredited by the French Tourist Bureau. With over 10 years’ experience, owned of French origin and with a team of professionals who have travelled extensively in France, it offers Australian travellers a wide range of premium and quality services from Paris rental apartments, chateaux stays, various packages in Paris and regional France, back road excursions and so much more. Most of all, they offer genuine advice and tips to make your itinerary so much easier to design, resulting to an authentic and memorable French experience. www.franceatleisure.com [/tab] [/tabgroup]