TestimonialsThere is nothing more gratifying to us than to have travelers share their experiences and their reviews about our professional team. Peter Smith and his team of guides around the world continue to earn the highest accolades so we hope you don't mind us sharing these comments from wine travelers like yourself who have found his passion for perfection so contagious and satisfying. We look forward to sharing your positive reviews and critiques in the near future.
I'd just like to let you know that the trip you arranged for us was really great. We really enjoyed the mixture of small boutique wineries and larger ones. The people we met at all of the vineyards were extremely nice and really knowledgeable.
The hotels were great especially Casa Real which was superb, food and service were excellent and the garden is magnificent.... We were in the new part of the hotel which is built together with the museum and has an open view of a mammoth in the museum from the second floor of the hotel! We also got to see Lapostolle new facility which was really not open to the public yet. It is an architectural master it is so beautiful and peaceful, we also had a taste of their premier wine which will be made there and agreed that it really is a fine wine.
Last but not least our driver Juan was excellent. His English is great and his knowledge of history made the whole trip even better.
Thanks again for arranging the trip and we will certainly let all our friends know about your capacity for arranging a wonderful trip.
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your efforts setting up our recent visit to the Priorat region. Cindy and I have just come back from our 2-week trip in Northeast Spain, and we are still feeling the glow. The days we spent with Rachel as our guide in the Priorat region were the highlight of the trip. Rachel is a bright, energetic individual who did a superb job setting up our visits and translating for us during our winery tours. She is very interested in the history of the area, and she is clearly networking with food and wine leaders in the area.
The food tastings were also extremely memorable, with the highlight being at El Cairat, where Juli Mestre prepared us an absolutely spectacular lunch together with very good paired wines from the region. Juli is a kind and creative individual that Cindy and I tremendously enjoyed. Peter, through your efforts, we were able to have one of life's most amazing experiences, up close and personal. We can't thank you enough. Thanx, thanx, thanx.....
Paul J. Leibson, M.D., Ph.D.
We are taking our first opportunity (just returned last night) to write and tell you our Bordeaux wine tour was AMAZING!!!!!!!
It was truly special and Pierre was a delightful accompaniment! He was helpful, thoughtful, wonderfully entertaining, and quite knowledgeable, too. Everyone was welcoming and gracious, the tours were informative, and each one educational and distinctive in their own. And as you had suspected, our last tour with Remi of Domain Chevalier was a highlight, as was Chateau du Tertre, where the accommodations were enchanting, the grounds were immaculate, and we left with four bottles of their wine, two from each class, and our very own drinking glasses. =)
Thank you a hundred times over, Peter! We can assure you we will share a glowing report of our travels with any and all and highly recommend your services. Furthermore, we are already eager to incorporate another wine tour for ourselves, just as soon as we pick the destination (Italy perhaps?). THANK YOU, for everything, Peter. Will be in touch soon.
Eric et Hillary Fleurs
Well, we had a wonderful trip in the Southern Rhone and Mike was a fabulous guide! Our lunch at Le Grand Pre was the best meal I've ever had!! We ate at a couple of nice restaurants in Paris which I'll share with you when I find my book under all the stuff we brought back!
James and I would like to thank you for setting up a wonderful two weeks in France. We thoroughly enjoyed your guidance and company through Chablis and Burgundy.... You certainly have a wealth of knowledge about wine and strong contacts in the wine region.
Mike was also an excellent guide and very knowledgeable as well. All of the hotels were a great choice with beautiful locations and very luxurious accommodations and meals. We both agree that it was our best vacation to date (as you know we travel every year).
Unfortunately I don't have time to give you a full recap right now because I am at work, but I wanted to write you a quick note and tell you that everything was great. Italy was AMAZING! - the wineries, the food and the accommodations. We appreciate all of the hard work that you and David put into planning our trip. I could not have planned this trip without you. Your knowledge of Italy and flexibility with our needs and budget made our honeymoon the trip of a lifetime and an overwhelming success. The days of food and wine tastings and pairings will be a part of our gastronomic memories forever. We can't wait to go back. When I get more time I will give you further details about our adventure and try to send you some pictures of the highlights.
New York, NY
What a wonderful country! We loved our trip to Chile....Our tour guide, Heriberto, was great. He's a very knowledgeable and nice person. He kept us entertained while on the road with history and stories of the wine industry in Chile.... Oh, and our lunch with Pedro Grand was amazing. What an opportunity. After our lunch with him, Pedro took us over to his winery for a tour and a barrel sample. He told us to say hello... Well, thank you again for providing us with a memorable tour.