25 years of experience in the professional travel world -
TASTE TOURS is devoted to saving the earth through the choices we make in eating and drinking. We support natural, organic and biodynamic farming practices.
We bring travellers to the world's best tables, gastronomic palaces and beach fire cookouts to experience and celebrate real taste.
We defend unfiltered and untarnished organic, ecological, ethical and above all, delicious local foods and wines that are respectful of the environment and produced in the most passionate way. Part educational, part epicurean, TASTE above all supports local, seasonal products – products that actually have 'taste'.
‘The focus of TASTE TOURS is really the spirit of place through taste - tasting something unique to a specific part of the planet, whether a bleu cheese from Roquefort or an organic wine from Australia, that brings us into contact with the very essence of a place. The world is filled with special foods – unfortunately many of them have become highly processed and artificially flavoured. The flavours of organically and bio-dynamically grown foods are alive and vital. They tie us to the soil. The French call it the ‘terroir’ of a place and hence its spirit. This is a common reflection when speaking about wine, but can be applied to any local produce that reflects the true nature of where it was planted, cultivated and picked – unsullied by chemical inputs, additives or industrial processing. It is part of the mission of TASTE to bring members to the discovery – or rediscovery – of what food really tastes like. We believe that taste makes all the difference.
TASTE TOURS is also about discovering how things are grown or transformed to become what they are. We meet growers, farmers, winemakers, cheese makers, fishermen and foragers. These encounters help us to better appreciate where our food comes from and what is involved in producing it. They help us to make better, healthier choices for ourselves and the planet. So join us.’
The Spirit of Place through TASTE!