The DiVine Wine&Gourmet Tours is a web wine tour operator created in 2019 and actually managed by Antonio Sferlazzo, long term experienced Italian journalist and wine expert, which, thanks to his professional knowledge, offers a full immersion, an emotional, unique experince in the magic world of Italian wine, totally different and of a higher level compared with what the many tourist agencies offer.
The related web site has been designed by Sferlazzo himself, to perform responsively on every kind of device, including smart phones; thanks to that and to the richness of images and contents, in just 3 years its Google ranking rapidly increased up to the first pages with no commercial support.
The DiVine Wine&Gourmet Tours offers customized private wine tours in the main wine districts of Italy, to a selected international audience of wine lovers, wine traders; no joinable or shared tours, but only high standard incentive, educational, corporate, individual “custom” sophisticated private wine tours with dates on demand, led by Sferlazzo himself with the help of bilingual “mother tongue” guides, for small/medium groups who for love or business, want to discover Italian wines such as Chianti, Brunello, Nobile, Bolgheri, Barolo, Amarone, or Etna and Sicilian wines.
Sferlazzo, who regularly contribute articles about the Italian wines to wine magazines from Easter Europe such as Sommelier (Czech Rep), Vinoteka (Slovakia), Drinks+ (Ukraine), during the last 20 years, has been tasting the wines of at least a couple of thousands of Italian wineries all over Italy, many of them personally visited; he prefers to bring clients in small/medium size wineries which produce high quality, and possibly natural wines.
The tours aim to combine the discovery of the wines of a specific area, with the related regional gastronomy and cuisine, but also with the art, history, culture; therefore, the programs always include visits to the historical towns such as Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, San Gimignano and of course Florence, Siena, just to talk about Tuscany.
The DiVine Wine&Gourmet Tours offers its clients accommodation either in exclusive luxury private villas, 4*/5* romantic hotels de charme; charming country estates and resorts, or in some quiet and cozy stone farmhouses, country bed & breakfast with swimming pools, plunged in the deep green of the marvelous, enchanting countryside of Tuscany among the vineyards, the olives groves, the cypress roads; or in other regions of Italy.
Finally, it’s important to explain that the DiVine Wine&Gourmet Tours is the natural evolution of TUSCANY DREAM / ITALIE CESTOVANI which is the web wine tour agency which Antonio Sferlazzo founded in 2002 with his partner Renata Kostelnikova, Moravian origin, which has helped thousands of Czech and Slovak wine lovers discovering the wines of Italy, especially of Tuscany, for more than 15 years; on the new web site it’s possible to find a few photo galleries and videos which document their successful activity.
Read the interview with Antonio Sferlazzo by Subhash Arora/Indian Wine Academy here.