Food and Wine Travels

G’day mates! English Marie here. What’s the best part about traveling? The culinary experiences of course! Food and wine are major highlights no matter where your travels take you. From delicious staples to exotic new palettes, you’re bound to tantalize those taste-buds. Not sure where to start? No worries! We’ve got you covered.

Food and Wine Travels, Australia - Sounds of Silence Food and Wine Travles, Bay of Fires Tasmania

Australia is known for its amazing wine and cuisine. From shrimp on the barbie to high end culinary experiences, you’ll find the best cuisine. Australia has an amazing amount of unspoiled landscape that produces an incredible variety of food, and world class wine. Throw stunning weather and beautiful surrounds into the mix and you’ve got the perfect recipe for outdoor dining experiences and culinary adventures. Australia is a very large country with amazing food and wine experiences throughout. If you’re in Sydney, enjoy dinner on the harbour at one of the many luxurious restaurants, some of the best fish and chips you’ll find at Manly Beach, or take a luxury harbour cruise and enjoy dinner on deck. If you’re in the Northern Territory enjoy a truly unique dining experience under a massive canopy of stars, at the Sounds of Silence. In Melbourne, explore the unique hidden Laneways where you’ll find a treasure trove of world class restaurants and cafes, as well as wonderful shopping, all tucked away. Visit the Yarra Valley in Victoria, where you can dine overlooking breathtaking vineyards and drink some of the best wines in the world. If you’re looking for self drive adventures, check out some of Australia’s amazing food and wine trails, including Poacher’s Way from Canberra through the countryside; the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, and McLaren Vale. Interested in a unique Australian food and wine adventure? Check out some of our sample itineraries here.

Food and Wine Travels, Hawke's Bay New Zealand Food and Wine Travels, New Zealand, Native Food Experience

New Zealand is a food and wine lovers dream! You’ll find vineyards throughout the country and amazing local cuisine and fine dining. The top wine regions in New Zealand include Hawkes Bay, Martinborough, Marlborough, and Otago. If you’re a self-drive kind of traveler, check out the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, where you an stop by wineries for open tastings and enjoy many fine restaurants. Driving not your thing? That’s ok, there are loads of chauffeur-driven tours and group tours, as well as bicycle trails that bring you through some amazing wine lands. New Zealand food is a wonderful fusion of hearty farm food (Kiwis love their lamb!) as well as amazing seafood. Interested in an amazing New Zealand culinary experience? Check out some of our sample itineraries here.

Food and Wine Travels, Franschhoek, South Africa  Food and Wine Travles, South Africa, Cuisine

South Africa is home to a very diverse society made up of many cultures, it’s no wonder the cuisine you’ll find her is just as deliciously diverse! You’ll find loads of fresh and wonderful seafood, as well as an enormous range of produce. If you’re on the West Coast of the country, you’ll find open air restaurants- not much more than a little shack on the beach- offering some of the best seafood, including fish stew, grilled fish and lobster and pickled fish, a very popular dish traditionally found on Cape Malay. Barbecues, or braais aren’t just for celebrating, they’re huge in South Africa and often bring together the entire local community. You’ll find loads of meat as well, especially boerewors, a delicious sausage found at most street vendors. Sosaties, a lightly curried meat kabob, are also very popular. Don’t forget pap en sous, a traditional South African staple; a grits-like maize porridge, cooked stiff and served with vegetables. Looking for amazing wine? Check out the Cape, where they’ve been perfecting the art of vino for over 300 years. If you’re looking for an adventurous wine excursion, take the Franschhoek Wine Tram. The hop-on-hop-off tour allows you to leisurely explore the Franschhoek Valley, stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished vineyards. Experience wine tastings, cellar tours, lunches, and wandering through the gorgeous vineyards. Are you ready to savor the tastes of South Africa food and wine? Check out some of our sample itineraries here.

These are just some of the amazing food and wine travels you can experience. Are you ready to tantalize your taste-buds and experience food and wine in whole new way? What are you waiting for? Give us a call at 312-951-8517, or check out some of our handcrafted itineraries by clicking here.