Welcome to The Flying Grape


The Flying Grape is a wine tour company unlike all others.

Focusing on sommelier led educational tours, we avoid the trappings of the same-old-same-old wine tourism and instead get you into the vineyards, meeting the winemakers and vineyard managers, talking soil and terroir, tasting rarities, and connecting deeper with the history and geography of a region.

Oh, and we drink a ton of great wines along the way.

rosetoast_douro-copyThe Flying Grape group, Portugal 2016.
Raising a glass of rosé port containing a grape from the new harvest, with the winemaker and winery owner, in a cherished vineyard high above the Douro River.

Led by experts and sommeliers

All of our trips are led by industry pros that have been hand-picked by us. They know their stuff, can explain everything from fermentation to terroir, and are expert wine educators and often certified sommeliers with the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Education focus

Our goal is to expand your wine knowledge through themed trips, bringing you closer to the history and terroir of a region.

Insider connections

Utilizing over 25 years of wine industry connections and experience, we have a vast network to find the new, quirky, and awesome along with getting into the revered and historic wineries of the world.

Get in the vineyards

Trips with The Flying Grape involve lots of tastings, incredible meals (from the simple, local, and delicious to top-level dining), and tons of time in the wineries themselves. But our favorite thing is to get our boots dirty, covering ground in some of the cherished vineyards of the world, while drinking the wine of that place.