Overall, our GrapeHops week in Piedmont was totally satisfying, possibly our best trip ever. This was our third trip to the region but what made this trip special was the access we were given to small wineries and other artisanal producers – it was incredible to meet winemakers and their families, to meet the olive farmer, the brewers, the cheesemaker, the pasta maker etc and hear their stories. You guys are great.
Marcia & David B. Pasadena, California
“Our second GrapeHops tour to Piedmont could not have been better. Both Shannon and her co-host Paolo were astutely aware of everyone’s comfort and needs and made sure we were happy and comfortable. Both took it on a truly personal level. There was a very good mix of activities, winetasting and dining in both restaurant and rural/home settings. Also, great people on this trip!”
Margo & Leon S. Laguna Beach, California
My husband and I went on the Piedmont, Italy tour with Grapehops and had an incredible week. We’ve always traveled on our own, but traveling with Shannon took all the stress out of the planning and arranging. We had so many memorable experiences because she knew all the special places and people. She really knew the area intimately. Because we did not have the worry of transportation and timing, we were able to enjoy so many more activities every day. We ate the best food at lovely restaurants and explored many wineries along the way. And the scenery was spectacular. We even had a charming, opera singing bus driver.
Because Shannon keeps the group small, it only added to the instant camaraderie we all experienced and enjoyed. You’ll be very impressed with Shannon’s organization, friendliness and ability to ensure you have a trip of a lifetime. We will definitely be traveling again with GrapeHops and Shannon.
Mary H. San Diego, California