The Savory Affair Offers Two Wine-Themed Trips of a Lifetime

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Personalized Tours Provide Exclusive Access to the Best of Napa Valley and Tuscany

Beautiful Vineyard to Explore

This will be an amazing opportunity to go behind the scenes to meet the families and vintners, while learning more about the intricate process of winemaking.

The Savory Affair, New England’s premier event planning and design firm, just announced the availability of two extraordinary food and wine travel experiences. Combining the unparalleled service of The Savory Affair with the vineyard connections and wine knowledge of sister-company, The Savory Grape, each trip offers a personalized, behind-the-scenes look at the epicurean worlds of Napa Valley, California and the Tuscany region of Italy. Each trip pricing and itinerary allows for guests to originate their trip from any location, meeting their personal guide in the destination city.

The Napa Valley trip is August 1 – 6, 2014, a perfect time of year to escape the heat of the East Coast and enjoy the comfortable temperatures of Northern California. In order to provide a more tailored, individualized experience, this trip will host only 10 guests and be personally guided by The Savory Affair and The Savory Grape proprietor, Jessica Granatiero.

“This will be an amazing opportunity to go behind the scenes to meet the families and vintners, while learning more about the intricate process of winemaking,” stated Granatiero. “From the accommodations to the daily itineraries, we have designed a first-class experience and will show you Napa in a way few experience.”

Accommodations will be provided by Andaz, a luxury boutique hotel in downtown Napa and walking distance to many great shopping and restaurants.

The trip includes:

  •     5 night, 6-day stay in the Andaz Napa
  •     Breakfast daily in the Andaz Farmer’s Table Restaurant
  •     Lunch daily, except travel days
  •     2 organized group dinners—welcome dinner at Carpe Diem and closing dinner at the home of Rob & Kat MacDonald
  •     Hands-on, interactive pesto-making demonstration and class with wine, at the Culinary Institute of America
  •     Insider visits, tours and tastings at six different vineyards
  •     Transport to and from all vineyard activities and dinner

Two months following the Napa experience, Granatiero is partnering with Chef Kaitlyn Roberts, founder & owner of Easy Entertaining Inc. for a “Savoring Italy” tour of Tuscany that promises to be an insider’s guide to the best vineyards and dining in Italy. Guests will experience an epicurean education with cooking classes and wine tours lead by Chef Roberts and Granatiero.

The six night, six-city tour will start on October 5, 2014, with guests arriving at the Villa Daniella Grossi, a restored 17th century luxury villa located in the hills of Lucca, on the morning of October 6. The trip includes an elaborate breakfast each morning prepared by Chef Roberts, followed by a tour and tasting at top Tuscan vineyard lead by Granatiero. Each afternoon, guests will return to Villa Daniella Grossito enjoy hands-on cooking and wine pairing lessons from Chef Roberts and Granatiero. At night, guests will dine on five gourmet dinners, including three at the villa with custom wine pairings, two off-site in the city of Lucca and one in the beautiful city of Florence.

To view a downloadable brochure for either trip, please visit To book your reservations please contact Ann Petronio, at Annie’s Escapes Custom Travel Planning at 401-270-4834.

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About The Savory Affair
Bred from passion and expertise in all things food and wine, The Savory Affair is an event planning & design company. The staff is dedicated to creating incredibly memorable and poignant experiences. From location procurement, full catering services, floral design and venue décor to guest list management, invitations, music, party favors, photography and onsite event management, The Savory Affair will provide you with a custom package that captures your vision and budget, whether small or large.

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