About Food & Wine Trails: The mission of Food & Wine Trails is to provide authenticity, value and access to the world’s best food and wine travel experiences. Each program is led or organized by a recognized local culinary expert to provide the guest with insight, access and a behind-the-kitchen (or cellar) door experience. Food & Wine Trails is the tour division of the HMS Travel Group, a 29-year-old company based in Santa Rosa, California.
The company designs culinary travel programs for enthusiasts and for organizations, chefs, wineries and many of America's top food and wine publications. Larry Martin, the president of Food & Wine Trails, is a wine collector, vegetable gardener and the past Northern California Regional Governor for Slow Food, an international food advocacy organization. The editors of Condé Nast Traveler have chosen Martin for three consecutive years as World's Top Wine Travel Specialist 2008, 2009 and 2010