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Unique food & wine experiences for Australians travelling the world

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Food & Wine

Food & Wine

The ultimate way to learn about a new destination. All packages on the Food and Wine Travel website can be found under...
Wine Itineraries

Wine Itineraries

This style of holiday is for those who love wine and want to experience their destination via this theme. The focus is...
Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes

These are usually ‘live-in’ style cooking experiences, typically where you stay in a country house or villa. Activities during the stay will...

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Why Choose Us?

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Knowledgeable & Experienced
Exceptional, genuine service, first hand knowledge and efficiency born from over 30 years' experience in the travel industry, plus the insight of a qualified Sommelier.
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Personalised Itineraries
You will literally 'Taste the World Your Way'. All itineraries are personally tailored for each client, delivering immersive, authentic and unique food and wine experiences.
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Proudly Australian
We are an Australian company - established in 2008. All payments are made in AUD, and your travel bookings are protected under Australian Law.
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The Complete Package
It's not just the food and wine experiences, we deliver a seamless door to door travel service allowing you to completely relax and enjoy your time away.
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Quality Support & Service
We're here even after you have left the country providing support 24/7, although from experience, we know it will be unusual if you need to call us.
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Trusted Partner Network
We work with the best of the best from around the world. Our hand-picked and personally trusted network of food and wine travel professionals is already in place.
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No Surprises
We are upfront about everything. There will be no surprise taxes or extra charges, and no exchange rate confusion. You won't have to deal with foreign languages or endure those 'lost in translation' moments. We take care of all of this.

About Us

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About Us

Karen has been travelling the world for more years now than she can count, but more specifically for the last 15 years, to indulge in her food and wine passion. This led her to establish Food and Wine Travel in 2008.

If you are a foodie or wine lover, you are in the right place!

During her travels, she has ‘collected’ an extensive contact list of food and wine specialists (who are now friends), each championing their local area and keen to share it with people just like you. They are ready to host you, show you around, and become your friend too.

Karen started as a travel agent in 1992 and has owned and sold various travel businesses in that time.

In 2022 she completed her WSET Level 3 Award in Wine, in order to add an additional level of specialisation to her business.

Karen is the only travel agent in Australia to have 30+ years travel experience AND hold a Level 3 Award in Wine.

Her favourite wine destination is France, specifically The Rhône (for rosé) and Champagne (for Champagne – of course!).

Her favourite wines are normally the ones hardest to pronounce. “I love anything that is a bit different. For example Hárslevelű from Hungary but really, I will drink most wines”.

Our happyClients

  • quote-ic As foodies, we have never found a travel agent who really understood what we wanted until now. Karen shares our passion for a great food experience wh... Read more
    Robert A, Cronulla
  • quote-ic Your organization was just exactly as we have found it in the past - perfect. Once again, thank you, and we will be certainly calling on you next time... Read more
    Wayne H, Mildura
  • quote-ic We were blown away by the depth of your knowledge, willingness to research our requests and patience with our never ending questions. Your outstanding... Read more
    Belinda C, Hawthorn
  • quote-ic Our market tour & private cooking class in Paris was faultless and excellent. We would highly recommend this.”... Read more
    Jan D, Brisbane
  • quote-ic My husband wanted a wine tour around Burgundy and in my research I found Food and Wine Travel on line. I noticed it was an Australian company and . . ... Read more
    Margaret S, Kew
  • quote-ic The restaurants and hotels … were not the usual ones booked by most travel agents. We must thank you organizing this great holiday/tour for us. You ... Read more
    Tom D, (Spain) Brisbane
  • quote-ic Thank you once again as it is great to have a travel agent who goes outside the box to find something different and not just the big name tours where ... Read more
    Gail G, France (May 2011)
  • quote-ic You are the first travel agent (I know concierge!) we have met that actually knows what they are talking about and has actually travelled, unlike the ... Read more
    Michelle H, France & Belgium (March 2011)
  • quote-ic Was wonderful and Marjorie is so lovely! great recommendation and wonderful experience. Love the chardonnay (for a change) and the pinot as well as c... Read more
    Kate & Jimmy M, France (November, 2011)
  • quote-ic Thank you so much for a great trip. Your excellent planning, knowledge and expertise really made our three weeks a great adventure. The well-consider... Read more
    Sonia, Charles & Romy R, Spain (April 2012)
  • quote-ic Marjorie and her cooking day today was amazing! We all loved it and I would have no hesitation recommending it. We all loved her food, her energy, her... Read more
    Enzo & Clarissa C
  • quote-ic We had a fabulous time! Our tour through France was just great. Train travel was great.... so easy (thanks for all that arrangement and detail. Thank... Read more
    Jacqui & Paul R, France (April 2012)
  • quote-ic Hi Karen, Just wanted to let you know we had a great trip. Thank you again for all your help and organising. The itinerary notes were really helpful... Read more
    Kerry L, Italy & Spain (August 2012)
  • quote-ic It was a wonderful trip......... all went to plan and enjoyed it all! As I mentioned to you in my last email, I particularly enjoyed Marjorie's worksh... Read more
    Lidia T, France & UK (December 2012)
  • quote-ic Have done a lot of travelling over the years and have dealt with many travel agents and I can assure you, you leave everyone else in your industry for... Read more
    Pam M, Portugal (May 2013)
  • quote-ic Thank you for being the best travel agent ever. Your notes of what to do at each stop were invaluable. Google maps of where to go for customs, to coll... Read more
    Susan & Graeme M, Spain (May 2013)
  • quote-ic Hi Karen, I am now back. Mum and I really enjoyed the food and wine tour that you organized. The accommodation was excellent, the activities were good... Read more
    Andrew H, Spain/Portugal (May 2103)
  • quote-ic Hi Karen, I am settling back into my life back here but I have to say my trip was everything and more than I was hoping for. Your arrangements and cho... Read more
    Rosemary C, Italy (September 2013)
  • quote-ic San Sebastian was great and the ladies at the food and wine group were really great and very helpful. The guide we had for the pinxtos and cooking cla... Read more
    Gail and Geoff G, Spain & Portugal (September 2013)
  • quote-ic We had a wonderful tour of India and we were looked after from go to whoa. The organization and arrangements clicked over smoothly and impressively. ... Read more
    Rod & Ruth B, India (December 2013)
  • quote-ic I’m not sure if you remember me but I booked a fabulous Tuscany tour for myself and other half (Duncan) through you last year. I feel awful that I h... Read more
    Lisa C, Italy (June 2013)
  • quote-ic Hi Karen I’m emailing to thank you both so very much for arranging a wonderful and memorable holiday. I can’t begin to tell you how much Simon ... Read more
    Kieran C, (Oct 2017)
  • quote-ic Just to say hi and a great big thank you for making our Italian holiday so enjoyable and relatively stress free! Your amazing organisation and attenti... Read more
    Jacqui R

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