"Wine tours, tastings and historic sites ...more than wine "
Valencian Cellar Tours
Valencian Cellars idea...
Valencian Cellar Tours, based in Valencia "the city of light" was formed by Toni Martin.
The idea was to share the experience of visiting vineyards, soak up the ambiance of the vineyard landscape, old towns & of course the "taste discovery" of new wines!
The bodegas are small, boutique, characterful wineries focusing on quality not quantity, all this pampering being evident in the glass! The area maintains an authentic old Spanish character & still is relatively hidden from the tourist trail!
Toni is originally from Ireland not far from St. Patrick's resting place and although the family worked in Guinness Toni had a taste for wine, He has lived in Valencia for some years, exploring the vineyards and old towns, meeting growers and sampling the many varied wines. "Wine has always been an interest, looking forward to my pilgrimages to vineyards in Spain, France & Italy", comments Toni. As a member of the Asociacion de Sumilleres in Valencia & Wine Tasting Panel of Verema, he regularly tastes wines on the market from all over Spain & attends various Regional & International wine fairs during the year. Toni holds the WSET Advanced Certificate in Wines & Spirits awarded in London, Sommelier Intern. & various other certificates in wine/food inc. Sumiller Vinos de Jerez, Barista Master Class Esp., El Arte Cortar Jamon Certificado..... Toni loves Spain & it´s wines, cuisine & culture.
Having travelled the province extensively and being a keen road cyclist, he knows the roadmap often better than locals!
* A personal note " There are other tour options but I believe I offer you a unique perspective on what I expect from a wine tour...your VIP host and a detailist with itineraries. It is more than just tasting wines ....