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Legends Behind the Craft

Oct 19, 2023

Meet Gail Sherman, the passionate Founder and CEO of Wine Lovers Travel. With a deep love for wine and travel, Gail has built a reputation for curating distinctive global excursions. Based in California's wine heartland, she nurtures personal ties with winemakers, offering unparalleled access to the industry. As a Wine Specialist recognized by WSET, Gail designs immersive land trips, ensuring clients experience the world's finest wineries and cultures. Her dedication guarantees travelers unforgettable, exclusive adventures, making Wine Lovers Travel a cherished choice for wine enthusiasts seeking unique journeys.


Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Gail introduces Wine Lovers Travel and its mission to create unforgettable wine-centric land trips

  • Learn about partnerships, itinerary planning, and the balance between structured activities and free time

  • Gail shares insights on the ideal group size and examples of their wine travel adventures

  • Explore upcoming road trips and special events

  • Gail reflects on the challenges of starting a travel company just before the pandemic

  • Learn about airfare inclusions and options for Wine Lovers Travel trips

  • Gail highlights what distinguishes Wine Lovers Travel from other travel companies, particularly their land-based approach

  • Explore the benefits of wineries partnering with Wine Lovers Travel to connect with their clientele

  • A discussion on wineries' participation and their role during trips

  • Gail offers advice for wineries considering booking travel experiences for their club members


In this episode with Gail Sherman

Explore the fascinating world of wine-centered travel experiences. Gail Sherman provides insights into the heart and soul of Wine Lovers Travel, covering topics such as meticulously planned land trips, group sizes, and even an upcoming road trip with special surprises. 

In today’s episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks and Bianca Harmon are joined by Gail Sherman, Founder and CEO at Wine Lovers Travel. Discover their wine tasting experiences and itineraries and gain valuable advice on how wineries can leverage these trips for their clients. In addition, learn about Wine Lovers Travel's innovative approach to virtual wine tastings during the COVID-19 pandemic and what it's like traveling in 2023. Whether you're a wine enthusiast or a travel aficionado, this episode promises to quench your thirst for unique travel experiences centered around the love of wine.


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