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WINE DETOURS


JOURNEY THE BACK ROADS OF WINE COUNTRY

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WINE DETOURS


JOURNEY THE BACK ROADS OF WINE COUNTRY

 

WELCOME 

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in the wine industry? Are you just a little bit curious?
My team and I will take you on a wine detour, a marvelous journey through the back roads of France and Spain. Come and join us as we explore wine behind the scenes! 

 
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escape the ordinary


Explore the wineries of southern France and Spain like no other. enjoy sumptuous food and rustic picnics.  Come off the Beaten Path with us.

escape the ordinary


Explore the wineries of southern France and Spain like no other. enjoy sumptuous food and rustic picnics.  Come off the Beaten Path with us.

 

Provence, France

Join us as we explore the back roads of Provence. You’ll experience the land heaved up into unbelievably rough formations sitting next to fields of old vines. You’re guaranteed to hold your breath as we drive around a sharp corner on a country road and then gasp at the unfolding vistas. 

Experience wineries, food and vistas that the French usually keep to themselves. Taste wine that only the locals are privy to. Eat food that only the French eat. Find out for yourself what all this is like when you join us for this fabulous French Wine DeTour™. This is no standard wine tour!

 

Catalonia, Spain

Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia and this city is where our Wine DeTour of Spain begins. Barcelona however, is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Catalan wine and food. See yourself walking at the top of the mountains in Monserrat, eating the tenderest Iberian ham stuffed into a flaky croissant, sipping Cava that gives Champagne a run for its money! If that was not enough, there are the walks through the vineyards and wines paired with locally made sausages. You will see the secret areas the locals have kept to themselves for generations! 

Whether you like sparkling wine, luscious rosés (or rosados as they’re known in Spain), smooth whites, or robust reds, there’s wine and food awaiting you.

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the team


the team


laurel

Wine Behind the Scenes was born as a result of my experience and passion. After traveling the world, me and my husband have made our home in Niagara, one of Canada’s top wine-producing regions. It was here that I received my education from the Winery and Viticulture Technician Program at Niagara College as well as from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level 3 (WSET3)—a global designation. More importantly, I have gained hands-on experience working at wineries. Following my dream of exploring the wines of the world I have designed amazing tours where we explore wine and wineries behind the scenes. I would love to share these adventures with you!

Daniel St-Jean

Husband and business partner, Daniel has shared in many of Laurel's adventures over the years. His experience has led him to become a professional photographer, an author, an art gallery owner, and a highly successful real estate investor. The combination of these ventures allowed for his eye for fine detail, his financial acumen, and his appreciation of fine wines. 

Currently, Daniel works as Laurel's right hand in developing these wine tours so you know you will be in good hands on your travels.

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