designed, organise and run the Via Vino tours in the wine regions of Piedmont, Liguria and Umbria, Italy.
Our roots are in Sydney and have a long association with Italy spending as much time as we can there and considering our second home.
These tours have emerged out of our enthusiasm and love of Italy's culture, countryside and the Italian way of life.
Stephen has 25 years experience as a wine merchant, importer, educator and writes regularly for a Sydney magazine.
He is a specialist in Italian wine, gives tutored tastings and imports Italian wines into Australia. Over the last 10 years he has regularly travelled to Italy, visiting producers and sourcing wines.
Elena lived in Liguria, Italy and has extensive knowledge of the country.
She is a relentless, inquisitive traveller, combining meticulous research with a desire to discover the true heart of any region she visits.
She is also an adventurous, experimental cook, combining old and new cuisines, a “foodie” in the true sense of the word.
She is particularly adept at matching wine and food, and created menus to suit and enhance professional wine events.
Daniela lives with her family at the foot of the Alps in Piedmont and she has trained as a sommelier in Turin.
Daniela is an avid traveller and is a member of the Alpine Club Association in Italy.
Daniela loves Italian food and unveiling traditional cuisine and matched with the local wines.
Daniela speaks English and is also a trained physiotherapist - a handy skill to have around after a day's walking.
We see travel as a means to socialise and enjoy the company of like-minded people.
The Italian wine regions are the perfect backdrop for travel and we are looking forward to share our experience and enthusiasm for Italy with you.
With Via Vino tours friendships will be formed and pleasures shared. This, we believe, is the best way to discover the country.