Spain Gourmet Tour Magazine January 2012, “Pulling the Cork” by Anke van Wijck

"Who wouldn’t be tempted by an Art, Wine and Design Route or a Spanish Odyssey Wine Vacation? Response has been optimal. “Spain is definitely one of our most popular destinations,” explains Gen McCarthy, Cellar Tours’ dynamic representative in Spain, adding “It has grown phenomenally for us over the years, and in fact it’s still growing.”
Chic Trek Autumn 2011- Cellar Tours offer Insider Tips on Madrid to Shana Ting Lipton
Metropolitan Barcelona Magazine November 2010, “Lunch with... Genevieve McCarthy, CEO of Cellar Tours” by Tara Stevens
Frommers Italy 2010

"Frommer's - "Many wine connoisseurs view Cellar Tours as offering the best wine tours of Italy", writes Frommer's...

Frommers Italy 2010
Luxist features Cellar Tours Luxury Tuscany Wine Tour as nominee for Luxist Award August 2010
Cellar Tours was highlighted as one of the Top 50 Luxury Travel websites on Charter Jet June 2010
Gourmet Getaways by Belinda Beckett- in Essential Marbella Magazine "Buen Provecho in the Basque Country- For Globe trotting gastronomes who liked to be pampered, Madrid based Cellar Tours specialises in grand gourmet tasting tours and hands on cookery holidays, and throws in chauffeurs too. ...." March 2010
Jill Case highlighted Cellar Tours as a luxury wine tours provider in "Austin Lifestyle" magazine. March 2010
Variety, August 26, 2009

"Day Tripper: Venice beyond the fest- Monica Corcoran recommends Cellar Tours´s VIP Prosecco wine tasting tour as a luxury day excursion from the Venice Film Festival, in the renowned Variety magazine´s Venice Film Festival supplement....
Hollywood Reporter, August 13, 2009

"Mira Advani Honeycutt features Cellar Tours in an article about ultra luxury food and wine focused travel, in the famed Hollywood Reporter...
Forbes Traveler, October 23, 2008

"Top Wine Vacations"- Janice Kleinschmidt featured Cellar Tours´ Douro Valley wine tours in her top list of the best and most luxurious wine tasting holidays in the world.... - Janice Kleinschmidt

Wall Street Journal October 9, 2008

"Bold Bodegas: Top Architects Change the Face of Spanish Wine"- William Snyder writes about "Riding a Wave of Global Success, Wineries Seek a Design Difference" and features Cellar Tours prominently. - William Snyder

The Hindu, India, Monday, Aug 18, 2008

"In search of great wine"- Sriya talks about Cellar Tours and recommends a visit to our blog, wine maps and photo album - Sriya Narayanan

Sunday Business Post Ireland, June 8, 2008

"Italy, a mecca for the wine buff"- Prestigious wine writer Tomás Clancy includes Cellar Tours in its "Luxury" recommendation. - Tomás Clancy

National Geographic Travel, May 2008

"Best of Madrid- Restaurants"- Cellar Tours owner Genevieve McCarthy writes about some of the best restaurants and secret locations in Madrid as part of their "Places of a Lifetime" series - Candy Labelle

bthere Inflight Magazine of Brussels Airlines March 2008

"Gourmet for a Day"- Vicky Bennison highlights some of the best culinary and wine experiences around the world and features Cellar Tours cooking experiences in San Sebastian (page 43) and Douro Valley gourmet tours (page 44).

Travel Trade, February 15, 2008

"The Advantages Of Developing Your Niche Market"- Cellar Tours were interviewed for an article in the trade press about niche tourism... - Dori Saltzman

Forbes Traveler, May 2007

"The Best Wine Vacations in the World" by MeiMei Fox- Three of Cellar Tours private luxury tours are listed as part of the Ten Best Wine Vacations in the World- Priorat, Alentejo and Piedmont..." - MeiMei Fox

Sunday Telegraph, UK, January, 2007

"Discover Spanish gold." Annie Bennett recommends our luxury Andalusia tours for "unabashed luxury,.." - Annie Bennett

Luxury Travel Magazine, November 1, 2006

"A vintage harvest- Cellar Tours´ Catalonia wine tours were featured on the list of best oenophile's holidays in the world..." - Chris Moss

Independant on Sunday, UK, October 2006

"Venice is famous for its Bellini cocktail, a mixture of peach juice and Prosecco,..." - Danielle Demetriou

Frommers, July 2006

"The site is also an excellent educational tool describing the different wine regions in each of the countries the tour provider visits" - Jason Sheftell

Redhot Virgin Express, June 2006

"Wandering among the medieval ruins of Escaladei, high in the hills between Barcelona and Valencia, it’s hard to believe you’re at the heart of one of the world’s most fashionable wine-producing regions" - Chris Alden
Boston Globe, May 2006

"All our clients want five-star VIP everything," says Genevieve McCarthy co-owner of Madrid-based Cellar Tours. - Nina Roberts (registration required)

Travel & Leisure magazine, May 2006

Cellar Tours were featured in the May 2006 online issue of Travel & Leisure magazine, highlighting our Piedmont & Tuscany wine tour

Food & Wine magazine, May 2006

Cellar Tours were featured in the May 2006 online issue of Food & Wine magazine.

Georgia CEO magazine September 2005

Cellar Tours were featured in the September 2005 issue of Georgia CEO magazine, an executive lifestyle magazine. Featured tours included the luxury Helicopter wine tours of Spain's Priorat wine region and gourmet cooking vacations on the dream island of Mallorca.

Time Magazine June 2005

"For a real taste of the high life have a private helicopter carry your party from Barcelona over the Montserrat Mountains to Clos de L'Obac" - Lillian Kennett

Travel and Leisure June 2005

"Alentejo's Wine Route is about as modern as the medieval villages it passes through, so visiting the wineries can be a challenge. Be sure to call ahead for appointments." - Anthony Giglio

Departures Magazine June 2005

"Barcelona has a reputation for being Spain's hippest city. Lately, however, things are looking up for Madrid." - Sophy Roberts

Cellar Tours were featured in In-flight Magazine, My Travel Airways (UK) May 2005

"Sampling Spanish Wine- With so many Spanish wines to choose from, Spain has more land dedicated to viticulture than any other country and 20 wine regions, a visit to a winery or two for a day trip or even a weekend, might be needed to find the perfect accompaniment to your meal."

Town and Country Travel Magazine (USA) April 2005

"Gisela Williams writes in Town and Country Travel magazine, "To savor the exciting wines of Spain (tagged "the new France" by many oenophiles), sign up for a tapas and wine tasting tour with Genevieve McCarthy, the knowledgeable American owner of Cellar Tours. (011-34-91-521-39 39;"

Living for Retirement (UK) April 2005

Sara Woods recommends Cellar Tours and our luxury wine vacations in Northern Spain, and writes in Living for Retirement magazine, "Looking for a wine tasting weekend in La Rioja, Spain or just a few days visiting wineries as part of a larger wine tour of Spain? Cellar Tours offer luxury wine weekends, starting and finishing off in the cutting edge Basque city of Bilbao"

In Spain (Spain) March 2005: "Spanish Dessert Wines- Silky Sweeties"

"Spain is world famous for its dessert wines, particularly its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. Apart from Sherry, though, Spain offers a huge diversity in styles of dessert wines, ranging from the golden elixir wines made from the Pedro Ximenez grape in Andalusia (Cordoba, Malaga and Jerez) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape.", writes Genevieve McCarthy, director of Cellar Tours.

Cellar Tours were featured in Wanderlust Magazine (UK) October 2004 Issue 66. "Wild Weekends- 52 Mini Adventures".

"Slurp Fine Wines in Porto, Portugal- A chauffeur driven Mercedes pulls up at your palatial riverside hotel, once the house of a nobleman, and drives you out into the Portuguese countryside, past terraced hillsides dripping with vines and historic manors perched amid the trees. Expert sommeliers swill you through a cellar of quality wines before the country's top chef knocks out your lunch. Next, a wander through the narrow alleys of Porto before more gourmet food and -of course- a glass of vintage port. It's a hard life. How? Cellar Tours ( ) arranges customised quaffing breaks to Portugal."


Sunday Telegraph (UK) : "If summer fun is wearing thin these tours will turn your mind to higher things.", 23rd August 2004

Joanna de Broglio recommends Cellar Tours "Following in Don Quixote's footsteps in wine country " wine tour - Sunday Telegraph (UK)

The Sunday Telegraph

The Observer (UK) : "Vineyard spotted at 11 o'clock. I'm going in...", 25th April 2004

Carl Wilkinson recommends Cellar Tours "Northern New Wave" wine tour - The Observer (UK)

The Observer

Sunday Telegraph (UK) : "Europe: Tasty trips to help you follow the vin", 19th April 2004

Joanna de Broglio recommends Cellar Tours "Portugal's aristocratic wines and palaces" wine tour - Sunday Telegraph (UK)

The Sunday Telegraph

New York Metro Magazine : "Honeymoon ideas for couples who want to try something new.", March 2004

"Couples who prefer a well-designed tasting menu to, say, frozen drinks with little umbrellas might want to consider a culinarily inspired honeymoon in Spain, which jet-setting foodies are calling the new France." - writes , Rima Suqi, New York Metro

New York Metro Magazine

New York Times : "Cellar Tours is recommended by the New York Times Travel Section as a Wine Tours Specialist in Spain" , January 25th 2004

"Is there a best season for a wine tour to Spain, and is it difficult for non-Spanish speakers on their own? - Linda Radano, New York, N.Y.

New York Times (registration required)

In-Spain: "Garnacha, Widely Grown and Increasing in Quality.", January 5th 2004

"Garnacha, otherwise known as Grenache in France and outside Spain, has for years been used as a "blender" grape. " writes Genevieve Mc Carthy Director of Cellar Tours.

In Spain

In-Spain: Tempranillo, Spain's Noble Grape, October 14th 2003

"It's most famous expression is in the rich, velvety red wines of La Rioja, where it is mostly blended with Garnacha Tinta, Mazuelo and Graciano and aged in oak barricas" writes Genevieve Mc Carthy Director of Cellar Tours.

In Spain

The Wall Street Journal Europe, 19th September 2003

Cellar Tours were featured prominently in this 2 page special on Wine Tourism. "Luxury Tours on the Vine Trail: Holidays Led by Experts Serve Up Wine Experiences In Pampered Surroundings", writes Rose Marie Burke...

Wall Street Journal (subscription)