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Sip Wine in Napa Valley with your personal Sommelier

Sue has been working very hard on assembling the perfect Napa Valley Experience for a select group of wine explorers from September 28 to October 2, 2014

Corienne Winkels, sommelier and proprietor of Vino Etcetera in Oconomowoc will be your enchanting host for this 5 day / 4 night journey into the heart of the most iconic wine country in America.

pejuOur Experience includes: amazing hands-on wine blending, a special welcome BBQ dinner at an estate winery sitting at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains, special wine pairing with cookies!, private cellar tastings, cheese pairing, VIP reception with special country dinner under the stars with build your own wood-fired pizzas and 20 much more.

Our group will participate in many premium planned activities and tastings, but we also built in plenty of free time where you can simply relax and explore on your own.

We are now taking deposits!  Group size is strictly limited and deposits must be in by July 10 to reserve your spot on this trip.  

Please See our web page for more details, pricing and payment information.

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Wine-Centric Italy 2014

TuscanyThis custom tour starting in Rome, and then focusing on Tuscany is not available anywhere else.  With just the right balance of history, renaissance art, amazing scenery, savory gastronomy and Italian wine – this is one tour you may not want to miss.

Our next information night is Wednesday, Jan 22 at Vino Etcetera in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.  Perhaps you have never heard of Oconomowoc – no worries, you can still get details on the trip at our web page, where you can also find the tour fact sheet and registration forms.

Please enjoy some of our photos from Tuscany and inspiring quotes on Italy in this Video.

Wine-centric Italy 2014

In October 2014 we are hosting a very special small group wine experience to Italy with Vino Etcetera sommelier Corienne Winkels.

Our very first information night will be Tuesday January 7, 2014 at Vino Etcetera, 120 E Wisconsin Ave, Oconomowoc, WI.  Please RSVP (262-538-2140 or sue@getaway.travel) if you plan on attending.  We promise lots of fun and perhaps even some Italian Wine!


So what’s so great about this trip?  Only 24 people are going, so it promises to be an intimate and relaxed tour.  And if you’re wondering how much fun we have – just ask anyone that went with us to Burgundy & Provence in 2013.  Our France wine trip was a most memorable and fantastic time, with Italy shaping up every bit as amazing.

During our tour you will discover: The Eternal City – Rome, the worlds smallest state – Vatican City, the classic Tuscan hill town of Cortona, Umbria’s grand hill town of Orvieto, the picturesque renaissance town of Montepulciano, the small town with the powerful wine – Brunello, the medieval city of Siena and the unofficial capital of Chianti – Greve.

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We have lots of wine tastings and winery visits planned – note these are not ones found on “normal” tourist routes, but quite boutique and hand selected just for this trip.  Preliminary details are available on our web page, with more information coming soon.