ABOUT

 

BIO

Tim Robertson Director of Robertson Wine Tours.

Tim was born in the UK and is of Scottish descent.

 

Tim was introduced to fine wines in 1988 when he worked for Sakagura Wine and Liquor, part of the Intercontinental Group in Hong Kong. Tim was responsible for selling their collection of Bordeaux wines and other top quality new world wines, probably the best collection in Asia at that time. He never quite recovered from tasting the very best at 18.

 

However, he went on to complete his studies in economics and business. He was unable to find a suitably well-paid job in wine in London and so embarked on a career in finance. He kept his love of wine throughout his city career working for Fidelity, Schroder's and Credit Suisse(FB) predominantly focusing on emerging markets risk management and fixed income sales. He left finance in 1998 to refocus on finding a project involving his love - Wine.

 

In 2003 Tim inaugurated Robertson Wine Tours (RWT) in 2003. RWT opted for the luxury end of wine touring appealing to people who have or would like to improve their knowledge of wines and have the money to enjoy fantastic travel.

The business has grown organically over the years and despite efforts to get involved in exporting he has stuck to the tried and tested formula of offering his clients the best these countries have to offer. RWT client base is rightly demanding of the best, extremely well travelled and generally with knowledge of wine. RWT has successfully created and run 100's of wine tours, which are all encompassing; ranging from brief overviews of a few days to in-depth two week investigative research trips. We work with friends, couples and their friends, families. We work with industry professionals, wine and food clubs and societies. You do not need to be a wine fanatic to travel with us, but we might make you into one.

 

Robertson Wine Tours only offer all-inclusive tours, 100% pre-paid but totally exclusive to the client's request. RWT does not mix groups of people or offer fixed dates that tours run from, everything is by design and private. Over the years we have been recommended by frommers, lonely planet, timeout, Bradt, condé nast, lan and lufthansa in-flight magazines, we do not seek or pay for publicity. Apart from our small website our business in generally conducted on referrals, and by our reputation. Below is a selection of some of our testimonials, which we are very proud of. 

 


 

TESTIMONIALS

 



7 nights in Chile
Dear Tim, Superb. That is the word that best sums up our overall impression of the itinerary you prepared for our trip to Chile. We discussed this at our monthly meeting last Friday evening. The variety of wineries (old to young, small to large) allowed us to have a very wide exposure to Chilean wines. Fanor's knowledge and very pleasant personality added greatly to our enjoyment of our visit there. All in all, the first word above is our overall assessment. Our many thanks to you, Cristian, Fanor, and Andrees for arranging this wonderful trip and Chilean adventure.
Ed Baum Athens Wine Club
June 2015 OH USA


Chile 5 nights
Hello Team Robertson..Yes,we made it back safely. We really enjoyed our visit in Santiago and the wine country with your guide Fanor. He did a great job and we enjoyed him personally. He is very knowledgeable and down to earth, but also wanted to make sure we understood about wine, how to taste, the place of the wineries we visited, and other facts. La Casona, was a great choice. It was particularly good for our family since we pretty much had the run of the place. Their food was excellent and we loved the rooms and the setting. Our first winery was Matetic and they have a grand place to visit. Emiliana was terrific as well with Ramone as our guide. We learned a lot about organic wines. Kingston Winery was very nice - a contrast given its size to the others. Loma Larga and I think that was my favorite. I liked the setting, it was quiet, beautifully landscaped, and we were given first class treatment with the wine tasting in a nice tasting room. The Macerado restaurant was excellent . Fanor also gave us a nice tour of Valparaiso.I would not have changed a thing about the trip. From my standpoint as the organizer for the family, I was always thinking of the kids and what they would learn and making sure we captured the best memories of the area. I think that all worked out. Fanor did a great job getting to the airport with our luggage in the car behind us. Nice work. So Tim and Cristian, many thanks for your planning and thanks to Fanor for his "execution." We were well pleased. Best. Hunt Huntley.
Huntley Whitacre Hanover,
March 2015, Hanover,New Hampshire. USA


14 nights Chile Argentina and Uruguay,
Tim and Cristian -- all the hours you spent with us -- planning, recommending, booking, re-planning -- paid off with a beautifully orchestrated, smoothly executed trip that packed three countries into two weeks. Considering how much ground we covered, it's amazing that it all went off without a hitch, and a testament to your knowledge and attention to detail. Lovely guides in every destination, fabulous meals and wine, interesting tastings and discussions at small wineries, thoughtful hotel choices (we so loved La Azul in Valle de Uco), and fly fishing, birdwatching and tango too! Thank you for a truly memorable experience.
Names Withheld.
March 2015, NYC USA


5 nights Uruguay
My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in Uruguay. The Robertson wines tours portion were the highlight of the trip. We especially enjoyed the private meals with the winemakers and their families at the various wineries. We saw a part of Uruguay that few visitors are privileged to enjoy. I highly recommend the tours.
Gerry and Rose Reidy
Fairfield Ct. USA


5 nights Buenos Aires
Thank you again for all you did for us while we were in Buenos Aires, the Tango we could not get enough of, Mariana is a brilliant guide and Tango dancer. The tastings you set up for us were really nothing short of amazing, None of us had ever learnt enjoyed and drank so many wines in those 3 tastings, No complaints or headaches, the wines were well chosen and of course we can get these back home, Mendel and Cruzat were favorites from Mendoza and we all enjoyed the wines from Salta. Job well done and we will consider you for something more involved in Italy in the next years. Ben Golding and friends. Mexico/ San Diego USA.
Ben Golding and friends.
February 2015, Mexico / San Diego USA


Chile and Argentina
So we finally get to it. Many reasons regarding both our occupations impeded me as the designated registrar of the experiences to get back to you with the feedback. Not least of those being arriving at consensus that we would share with you, ranged from very good, to more than could have been expected—which was finally what we agreed on. So having said that, and for full disclosure, we had never before retained specialized tour services, we did not have any reference on which to compare the quality of those services. So on absolute terms we must acknowledge that starting from the selection of the vineyards that at first seemed a little odd, after the experience it became abundantly clear that the range and scope of the selection was a result of a very well thought off process not a random selection of convenience. Then getting to the capabilities of your staff I must state that the professionalism of Lucille being knowledgeable courteous polite and with a wonderful sense of humor, assisted by the assuredness of Emmanuel driving, set the bar very high as to what to expect on the next experience. Having said that, we are looking forward to an experience in Tuscany summer of 15, in which the challenge for you will be outdoing yourselves with the standards that you have set. Best regards, N.Móseres Dieppa May 2014 Medellin, Colombial!
Móseres Dieppa
May 2014 Medellin, Colombia



5 days Chile
Tim and Cristian: Our wine tour was excellent. It absolutely exceeded our expectations. Manuel was a wonderful guide - experienced, knowledgeable, flexible and just nice to be with. Thank you for putting together a great itinerary. Phil and Dell Walton. Toronto/ Canada March 2014
Phil and Dell Walton.
March 2014 Toronto/ Canada

 

 

10 nights Chile, Mendoza and Buenos Aires
Our group had an amazing experience in South America, with exclusive visits to top wineries and beautiful tasting lunches every day. Our local guides did a great job, and all our hotel and dinner reservations were attended to with great care. It was truly an experience we could never have had if we had not worked with Robertson wine tours. Thank you so much. We hope to do it again in Italy someday. C.Barrette. Hanover.New Hampshire / USA Arpil 14!
C. Barrette
April 2014, Hanover. New Hampshire / USA

 

14 nights Chile, Argentina.

"The itinerary for our South American vacation as put together by Robertson Wine Tours was superb. The food, wine, accommodations and sightseeing exceeded our expectations. Best of all was the personal attention given by our local guides and drivers who were all very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. Looking forward to our next opportunity to work with Tim and Cristian, perhaps an Italian wine tour". Thanks for everything, a very enjoyable vacation.
John Sobojinski
March 2014 Duluth, MN / USA

 

 

10 Nights Argentina

Tim Both Yacco and Hassan were great, we all laughed constantly. The experience of the country was really deepened by Yaco's stories, it would not have been as much fun without him. We really liked the Inca Museum in Salta, and the cooking class at Piatelli, and the hike in the high altitude valley near Cachi, in particular. Also, I was very impressed by the wine- Wow, they have such great potential, when it comes to fabulous and affordable wines. Unfortunately, we can't obtain some of our favorites, like the Etchart (Arnold B) wines, Yacochuya and Humanao wines. We should be able to get at least some of the Domingo Molina and Colome wines via distributor. I am interested to see what Piattelli has to offer over the next decade, as their own vines mature. As it is now, they had a very good malbec rose, cabernet blend, and Torrontes, obtained from other growers. The messed up Argentine government needs to get out of the way of small business and allow them to export--but that is not a uniquely Argentinian problem, I know. Anyway, we had a really great time! The girls had a great time, too--we all liked the highlights that I mentioned, and it was so enjoyable for us to be together as a family without having to worry about the details of how to get around, where to go, what to eat (or not eat), etc. The girls loved the food, they ate llama, rabbit, the local trout, pumpkin stew, and lots of empanadas, plus, of course, lots of beef. But the alfajores ( were the biggest hit, and they returned with several boxes. Seeing the underground tango clubs in BA was a unique experience, also--they take their tango verrry seriously. I like your input on the wines, will try to see if Yacochuya is available--we did not get to see the winery, so I will check online. We will consider an Italian trip next time.
Caitlin Papastamelos
March 2014, Egg Harbor City USA

 


Chile and Argentina and Uruguay

Hi Tim Thank you for organising our trip for us. All in all, the holiday was fantastic, every need was met, the vineyards were fantastic as was PlayaViK. You guys did an amazing job with the accommodation and the transfers. I will definitely recommend you to friends. Chile . what an amazing part of South America. Lapostolle - sunning and beautiful, the private tour was great, the facility they have there to produce wine is out of this world . The entrance to this was very James Bond with a levitating glass lid as the entrance -very cool! Food was amazing as were the wine pairings with each course for lunch and dinner. The amount of time spent here was just right, lots to do. Hilary went cycling around the vineyard each morning, the pool was stunning and the rooms huge with lots of outside space Vina VIK - Again a very warm welcome The size of the vineyard is huge. I went horse riding twice on 2 different days, Hilary came with me on the second day and he was also taken out on the bikes round the vineyard too. Argentina. Home hotel in Buenos Aires we do like this hotel for some reason , Hotel staff were great as usual, getting taxis, booking restaurants. Uruguay - Playa VIK OMG WOW!!! This place is out of this world, pool was stunning,James Bond style windows and door, and crazy arty furniture. The staff here were amazing as well. Couldn't do enough for you. Breakfast was great. thank god they did more than VIKs red, lots of wines to choose from. We went to the 3 (the only 3, local restaurants in town for a mixture of lunches and dinners - fantastic food and local( even better!!) We spent our time here relaxing, reading, walking on the beach. I really want to come back here again. I loved this place. So the last 2 days we did have a storm come through, but the night before it hit you could see it coming across the sea - which was a fantastic natural show. Facilities here are good too and we were invited to go visit the other VIK hotel in the area for a BBQ. All in all an amazing holiday. Really enjoyed it. Just need to shift the 6kgs I put on whilst I was there lol. Mark
Mark Woodcock
February 2014, London. UK

 


Argentina 9 nights

Total Relaxation. We traveled to Buenos Aires and Mendoza for our Honeymoon and everything was managed 100% by Robertson Wine Tours leaving us to relax and enjoy our time together. I never opened a door to a car or lifted a bag myself! Tim was very giving of his time to discuss and carefully recommended hotels and experiences that he felt would help us to most enjoy our experience and he was right on point. Each hotel was a different and wonderful experience. Recognizing the occasion, they each provided special upgrades or surprises to make our honeymoon even more special. The wine was great and the food even better. We look forward to traveling to Italy next to experience what Robertson Wine Tours has to offer there as well!
Emilie and Micah Delo.
December 2013 Pittsburgh PA USA


Chile and Argentina14 nights
Our Wine Society travel group would like to thank Tim Robertson and Robertson Wine Tours for providing an exceptional experience in Chile and Argentina. We were all very impressed with the selection of wineries and wines, especially the variety in the different kinds of wineries. Being able to meet many of the wine makers was very interesting and most informative. Needless to say we learned a great deal. This was a well-traveled group who have been to many wineries around the world and yet there were new and innovative methods introduced to us. One highlight in Chile was Antiyal Winery with their dedication to biodynamic methods as well as their use of the egg-shaped concrete fermentation tanks. Everyone was charmed by Maria Luz Marin at Casa Marin Winery. She visited with us the entire morning describing her excellent wines as we tasted them and answering our questions as she told us about her acquisition of her vineyards and her dedication to producing fine wines. The dinner and wines served the night with the MOVI group was very interesting. We met several of the small independent producers from this group and were impressed with their dedication as well. In Mendoza, we had an equally interesting variety of wineries and experiences. The view of the Andes from the vineyards was spectacular as well. We are all familiar with the Paul Hobbs collection of wines and we definitely learned a great deal about Malbec at Cobos Winery where he is a part owner. The Wine Maker competition at Norton Winery definitely brought out the competitive spirits as we were divided into two groups each to blend its own wine to be judged with prizes to the makers of the winning blend. There was not a winery on the entire trip that we would have wanted to miss.

RWT’s choices were perfect for our group as were the hotels and the restaurants in Santiago and Mendoza. On our first night in Santiago, the dinner a Puerto Fuy was exceptional. The restaurant was newly renovated and had not opened to the public yet. They served us a wonderful 6 course dinner and had set all the other tables in the restaurant although they were only open for us. The lunch at Casa del Bosque Winery with its beautiful setting was very enjoyable as well. In Mendoza, the dinner our first night there at 1884 was also a wonderful experience. Lunch at Melipal Winery was another great meal in a beautiful setting as was Cavas Wine Lodge Restaurant. Everyone said they would love to go back to stay at the Lodge. Our final dinner at Nadis OF Restaurant capped off a wonderful trip, greatly enjoyed by all. We must also thank you for providing excellent tour guides as well as providing us with expert wine guides, especially Lucile and Leticia in Mendoza. And we really appreciate all that Cristian did for us – above and beyond. Those of us who were on the extension to Iguazu Falls want to thank RWT for another amazing experience.

Tim and Robertson Wine Tours were wonderful to work with and they provided an exceptional experience. Their attention to detail could not have been better and was much appreciated. We hope to be able to tour with you again in the future.
Governors Club Wine Society Travel Group
Carol Smithwick President, Chapel Hill. Dec/2013




Dear Tim & Cristian.
Thank you for organizing the wine tour for the 19 ​members of the Slovenian Club KLP (of Wine Enthusiasts of Sparkling Wine 2013) in Argentina and Uruguay. Great choice of wineries, restaurants, hotels and local guides. Clients were impressed by the quality of wine in the wineries visited. Travel to Hacienda de Molinos and Colomé Winery was not easy but great journey and with the good weather we had to top it with good food and wine experience. I must say that all clients liked Salta a lot. I am sure that the local guide Yaco added a lot to the pleasant experience. Uruguay was also very interesting regarding such a different climate and their wine cannot be compared with high altitude wines of Argentina. Good and interesting Tannat.
 
I hope that we will have the chance soon to organize another tour like this.
 
Best Regards.
 Borut Sraj
June 2013 Ljubljana Slovenia

 

 


"Don't make a travel decision without RWT, my second trip with them in six months to Peru, is proof positive of their excellence". 

Prue La Rocca

Greenwich CT USA / June 2013


 

 

Superb! All I can think of are superlatives to use to describe my Robertson Wine Tour experience in Argentina/Chile. Thank you so much! The tour was organized with military-level precision and nothing was left to chance. The tour guides you arranged for me were top class with not only excellent knowledge of the local wines and wineries but also the cultures and people which made for some fascinating conversations and discoveries. The restaurants you selected really opened my eyes to just how delicious and fresh the food in South America is and the wineries you picked for me shocked me with just how superb wine from Argentina/Chile can be and how little of the good stuff gets out!! I cannot recommend you highly enough and will definitely be using you again - next Italy! 
Best regards,

 

Carl Margetts
Tokyo Japan/ July 2013



Tim put together a two week wine tour of Argentina and Chile for us and three friends who joined us in Chile. The result was fantastic.  We had the opportunity for private visits, including tours and tastings, of nearly thirty wineries and had a number of great wine-oriented lunches and dinners.  Tim and his associates obviously have established great relationships with many of the top wineries in the region, as we were treated royally and given the opportunity to taste some of their best wines.  This was a truly private tour and during each segment we were accompanied by a very knowledgeable guide who assured that things ran smoothly.  Moreover, the guides were all delightful, listened to our comments and occasionally adjusted the tour to meet our desires.  We would happily use Tim to arrange a future tour for us and would strongly recommend him to anyone else who wants a high-end wine tour.

 

Phil & Linda Becker with Mr & Mrs. A Frank
Los Angeles CA, USA / April 2013

 

 

Quiero agradecer la realizacion de este maravilloso viaje a Tim J B Robertson y a Cristian y a todo el equipo que nos recibió en cada lugar visitado, pasando por Iguazú, La Patagonia, Buenos Aires, Mendoza y Chile...quienes añadieron valor a los lugares visitados con la experiencia, la buena atención y cuidado de detalles¡¡¡ ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO para su próximo tour de viñedos y lugares fantásticos de Suramérica...

 

Tamara Kassab & Luna Pinto.
Caracas, Venezuela / April 2013

 

 

I stumbled across Robertson Wine Tours on the internet and I’m so glad I did!  Tim organized a trip for four of us in Chile and Argentina that was truly magical.  He arranged everything from the moment we arrived and provided access to experiences we would have never have had otherwise.  The result was one of the most amazing vacations we’ve ever had (and we’ve traveled all over the world).  Tim was easy to work with, always responsive and we felt extremely well cared for.  If you’re into food and wine and want a very special trip that you’ll always remember, Robertson Wine Tours is for you!

 

Lorri Jean with three friends.
Los Angeles CA USA / March 2013

 

Dear Tim. I wanted to take a little time and give you a review of everything we did while the trip is fresh on my mind...Let me start by saying there is absolutely nothing we would have changed! Everything you suggested and organized was perfection. This trip was arguably the most relaxing, and might I add, delicious trip I have ever taken. To me relaxation is defined by a 3 hour lunch and we had one of those every day! Lapostolle - What a view! The service was, as always, great! Pilar at one point was walking by the pool sometime around early evening and I stopped her to ask what time dinner was. She looked confused then said... "Whatever time you say dinner is, Mr. Duncan." Love it! The food here was unbelievable.  Clos Apalta, The private cellar underneath the barrel room, When our guide opened the glass table to expose the staircase, I thought I was James Bond.That might be the coolest room I've ever had the privilege to stand in! Casa Coupage . That entire evening changed the way I will look at food and wine forever.  Park Hyatt Buenos Aires - Amazing!  In conclusion, I just want you to know that you made our vacation a magical experience. A million times, Thank You.

 

Jackson Duncan
San Antonio TX USA / February 2013

 

 

Dear Tim, We are now safely home and reacclimatising to winter conditions. Our holiday was completely fabulous and we were bowled over by the way we were looked after by both Karen and Alwin. In particular we were impressed by Karen's great attention to detail and her evident knowledge of the Chilean wine scene. Our itinerary was excellent, with a good balance between plenty of winery visits, all with something different to offer, and time to relax, which made the programme manageable for John. We tasted a great range of super wines and learnt a lot about the industry and how it is developing in Chile - however much you read I always find it only comes to life when you visit a region and see it for yourself. Thank you very much for all you did, with best wishes.

 

Sally & John Chawner
Bangor U.K. / February 2013

 

 

Yes. All is fine in snowy Toronto. I will say, Tim, that you and your team were absolutely terrific in all ways, and made this trip so special for both me and Bruce. We had a fabulous time and can't wait to share the highlights. The one bad thing is that you have totally spoiled us for any other type of vacation - I think we are sold on the driver/guide formula for the future - it made life so much easier and our time so much more enjoyable. We will give you some time to develop your business in Italy before we come knocking on that door (you can count on it), but you can be sure that we have already been talking you up to everyone we meet and will continue to do so.
Talk soon, and thanks for always looking over our shoulders..

 

Margo & Bruce Newman / Brymer
Toronoto Canada / February 2013

 

 

7 Nights in Buenos Aires and Mendoza with Robertson Wine Tours. PERFECTION.

 

M.Grotto
Wall street NYC USA / February 2013



Tim
as we mentioned, it was absolutely fabulous . We haven't stopped raving about the trip yet and have already told people that if they're planning on going down to Argentina, you're a "must" to speak with. We had great guides/hotels/etc, but it was nice to check my phone and see that you were checking in. Thank you. It was a small touch, but appreciated!! We enjoyed the vineyards you chose and by the end, knew why you picked each one.The two wine lunches were amazing -- truly special. I think Justin liked Melipal more, I liked Andeluna. Both were very wonderful experiences. Lucile our Mendoza guide was a dream and we recommend keeping her as a "go to" person. She was the perfect mix of friendly and available without being all over us. Overall the trip was magical -- truly a wonderful experience for both of us. We got engaged just a few days for the trip, so this was extra-special. Your team was great and again, we really appreciated hearing from you throughout the event. As two adults under 35 (not in our twilight years), you've convinced us that a great guide is well worth it. THANK YOU.

 

Justin Yagerman & Laura Kowalcyk
NYC USA / January 2013

 

 

Six years ago, when we decided to tour Salta, one of Argentina's major wine regions, a friend recommended that we contact Tim Robertson of Robertson's Wine Tours. We called Tim and he drew up a plan that turned out to be complete, well organized, and scheduled appropriately. Although we have traveled several times with him since, our recent tour of the Sicilian wine region more than fulfilled our expectations. Not only did we enjoy hearing the local history of winemaking, we came away with a sense of the terroir, knowledge of the varietals, and a real respect for the winemakers, not to mention a love for the wines. For those who are looking for the finest experience possible experience in wine touring, we highly recommend Tim Robertson.

 

Dr James and Penelope Shackleford
Davis CA USA / February 2013

 

 

Unparalleled perfection describes our trip to Buenos Aires and Mendoza with Robertson Wine Tours. The team fulfills every request and helps realize each dream. A wonderful experience, we can't wait for our next trip with RWT.

 

Prue La Rocca
Greenwich CT USA / January 2013

 

 

We were very favourably impressed with the travel arrangements, the winery selections and appointments, the hotel accommodations, and your professionalism. Your continuous engagement was important to the pleasure of our experience. We would recommend you most highly to any other travellers to Chile and Argentina. Thank you very much for a most enjoyable experience.

 

Hugh Bell & Eileen Crowley
Atlanta, GA USA / Decmber 2012

 

 

We offered Tim a challenge of coming up with a tour that not only included wineries and gourmet food but also included some adventure and shopping! He set up a tour that exceeded our expectations. Tim was very flexible, listened to what we were saying and kept changing the itinerary until it was exactly what we wanted. He set us up with experienced tour guides and drivers who went above and beyond every day with us. Tim's selection of hotels, wineries and restaurants was impeccable. Thanks to all for a memorable trip..

 

Valentina & Patricia
NYC USA / October 2012


"Tim Robertson had been recommended to me through dear friends and we are very pleased to have made his acquaintance. My wife and I have been to traveling to Italy for many years with various companies and sometimes under our our steam. The 5 days wine touring in Puglia especially on the Salento coast were marvelous, Tim Robertson personally guided us and we thoroughly enjoyed Lecce and the White Cities especially Martina Franca. There is no doubt in our minds that the huge steps forward in wine making techniques and also Puglia developing an identity for themselves is going to pay huge dividends. Looks like Tim and his company have arrived at the right time. Best of luck and Sicily awaits us. Thank you again Richard and Rose.

 

Richard & Rose Hollingbrooke
Cambridge United Kingdom/ September 20122

 

 

The Robertson Wine Tour team designed a wonderful two day tour of Montalcino in Tuscany. We wanted something outside of the usual big names and they came through for us. They have a great relationship with the wineries and we felt we were attended especially well due to this. The Brunellos are a minefield and we are carefully guided through it by Tim and his Team. Without a doubt the highlight was the visit to Altesino with the vertical of 'Montosoli' that will stay with us forever. Giuseppe our chosen guide was punctual, intelligent, worldly and gave us great insight. All in all a wonderful experience.

 

Steve and Janice Patterson
Laguna Beach CA USA / July 2012

 

We feel very fortunate to have located Robertson Wine Tours for our trip to Chile. From beginning to end, Tim was always very responsive and attentive and our guide and driver were extremely professional, knowledgeable and cheerful. We feel that we could never have done such a tour on our own and the team came up with a wonderful variety of wineries and experiences. We felt that we learned so much about the process of making wines, the wine regions of Chile and about the wonderful people of Chile. Tim, Karen and Victor, thank you for a memorable trip!".

 

RICK & LINDA GOYNE
TX USA / March 2012

 

 

"Tim Robertson is the consummate wine expert and tour operator. We were seeking an incredible sightseeing / wine touring experience in South America and that is exactly what we received. This was not basic wine 101 (which he also arranges) but rather advanced vino505 for the wine connoisseur. In Mendoza for Vendimia (for which Tim secured us tickets) whether through good timing or happenstance, we met winery owners an wine makers during this wine harvest festival week. Tim’s chosen guides personalize the journey- from Airport pick up, drop off and check in to full knowledge of their respective city's, sites wineries and restaurants. We were so well attended on this private, detail orientated itinerary. Thanks for such a voyage of Discovery. Salud!"

 

DR FRED AND SHARON KLEIN

TUCSON AZ USA / March 2012

 

 

"Just a note to thank you for making our trip memorable. We didn't know what to expect and found that you and your team made our trip much more enjoyable and relaxing then we thought. Every tour guide was experienced, knowledgeable and very professional. The wine facilities were first class. We never worried about a thing, that was a real treat given how many places we visited. I was particularly impressed when you were able to work with us on the very last minute change and it was as if we planned it all along!!! Great Job and I would recommend you to all of our friends!!!"

 

DORIEN SMITHSON
PA USA / Feb. 2012

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

“We were very fortunate to settle on Tim Robertson of Robertson Wine Tours. He did an exceptional job of putting together our trip that exceeded all our expectations and, even though he was out of the country at the time of our trip, he made an effort to keep in touch with us via email, making sure everything was going according to plan. I thank both Tim and Lorena for making our trip very special.”

 

BILL AND BRIAN BLAIR
USA / January 2009

 

 

“I wholeheartedly recommend Robertson Wine Tours for any touring you might consider or recommend to other friends and clients for getting first rate visits and introductions to the wines of Chile & Argentina. Thank you so much for all your kindness and efforts to assure us a wonderful and unforgettable trip. It truly was a great experience for all of us. I hope we can see you some time in Napa if you will visit our area in the future. I will be pleased to provide a reference / testimonial for you and your services to friends and any of your potential clients as well.”

 

DR J. AITA
USA / March 2006

 

 

“Robertson Wine Tours provides an experience that is as close to perfect as any human can get. Attention to every detail, timing and selection of sites to visit, all done with care and kindness. We have travelled in many parts of this planet during the past several decades, and never, have we had such a delightful, delicious, relaxing and insightful experience. This is a rare time when the phrase, "above and beyond the call of duty" is absolutely true! Gratitude in large measure to Tim and all who guided, drove, and helped in all ways."

 

ALEX and JOAN DEPAOLI.
Davis, Ca. USA /FEB 2012

 

 

 

"We enjoyed an once-in-a-lifetime wine touring experience with Robertson Wine Tours. Tim architected a great itinerary of world-class accommodations, unparalleled private wine tastings and exceptional restaurant bookings. And he added numerous small personalized touches such as a private wine tasting, a hilarious hands on cooking class with an amazing chef and a two hour tasting in the cellars of one of the most famous wine makers in Argentina. If you want to learn about and experience South American wines, Robertson Wine Tours is absolutely the way to go."

 

JORDAN LIBIT
California - USA / March 2009

 

 

 

"Tim Thanks so much for everything. I don't remember a single part of the package that you didn't manage to get absolutely spot on, well worth the money. The wines in Chile, wow, just amazing. I think I was most blown away by the whites that I tried, Mendoza, though, you were totally spoiling me … and I loved every minute of it. I can say right now, that my taste buds and olfactory functions have never been so alive. I've never seen so much depth in wine (or food, for that matter) in my life."

 

ELIOT COLE
UK / November 2010

 

 

“ I thank you both Tim and Cristian for the extremely well planned and executed tour of Italy for us. I felt at all times well looked after, stimulated by your obvious deep knowledge and passion for wines. This then enabled us to enjoy our trip all the more so as we felt especially well informed with regards to the culinary / gastronomic and wine. We never expect to eat as well for a long time after Piedmont and Tuscany."

 

Ted and Dawn Chatsworth
USA / June 2011

 

 

 

 

 


 

"What can I say ... thank you, and your team, for a wonderful wine experience in Chile and Argentina. It surpassed all of our dreams. Your staff were very knowledgeable, reliable, and courteous, the wineries visited were fantastic - a very varied selection in terms of size, technology, and the wines they produced - including the bio-diverse vineyard. In an age where time and holidays are such precious items it was tremendous to be able to utilise your vast knowledge and experience in putting together a superb itinerary that was executed without fault and delivered with style and unquestionable service by your team."

 

JULIE LIVSEY
London UK / Jan 2012

 

 


“Our trip to Chile and Argentina was perfect. Your drivers were professional, friendly and had good language skills. It is apparent that you have many good contacts in the South American wine world. Your attention to detail and personalized service truly exceeded expectations. Meeting us personally at the airport from post-tour activities, dining with us in BA, putting us on all the planes. Truly a first class trip and I would recommend you to anyone.”

 

MR. SPENCER YOUNGBLOOD
Texas - USA / May 2010

 

 


“First and foremost, I thought the tour was terrific, really perfect. I have no complaints! It was so great to have everything planned for us – fabulous restaurants and eating venues, unusual and interesting wineries, drivers and vans at the ready, great guides.”

 

VALERIE HOLTON
USA / March 2011

 

 

 

 


 

"Tim, Over all I feel that you listened to what we were interested in and provided a great service. The Ritz and the Lapostolle were fabulous accommodations. I certainly would recommend you highly and were very pleased with the tour. I would be happy to give a testimonial."

 

DR RICHARD AND TRISHA ANDERSON
Scottsdale, Az. USA / FEB 2012

 

 

 

“Touring the wineries of the Salta Region of Argentina and in Uruguay with Tim Robertson, Director of Robertson Wine Tours, was a marvelous experience. Tim's attention to details as well as his concern for the personal needs of his clients gave us a wonderfully customized tour. His experienced palate and exceptional rapport with the top wine makers in each region made for an excellent journey. The high quality of the wines was a revelation and the warmth of the winemaking families further enhanced the experience.”

 

JAMES AND PENELOPE SHACKELFORD
Davis California - USA / September 2009

 

 

 

“My tour in Uruguay and Argentina was most memorable maybe because Tim was my personal guide, but also because of the hospitality at each winery. I traveled alone on this trip and it was one of my favorite vacations to date. I would hire Robertson Wine Tours again and highly recommend his services.

 

TARA MEDLEY
New York - USA / February 2009

 

 

 

"Hey Tim, everything was great. The whole trip has been outstanding. The only thing wrong is that its been too short-- I'll definitely have to come back."

 

JOE FARRELL AND ALETHEA CUMMINS
Middle East / May 2010

 

 

 


 

“An exceptional food, wine and travel experience with Robertson Tours. Superb arrangements for private vineyard visits and tastings; meaningful wine learning opportunities; imaginative lunches and dinners set in unique locations; fine hotels; and personalized service all along the way.”

 

DON HOLTON
USA / March 2011

 

 

 

Great work Robertson Wine Tours, thoroughly comprehensive tour of the Argentina’s wine routes. First class choices and memorable wines. The guided tasting with Eduardo at Carlos Pulenta was truly unforgettable.

 

MR N WILLIAMSON.
Canada / March 2008

 

 

 

As feedback/ a testimonial, feel free to use anything i've already written and also, that Mum and I had the most fantastic time in Chile with Karen and Hugo, both of whom were beyond helpful and both fountains of knowledge. Every whim really was catered for and the experiences we received at the vineyards were clearly over and above what we could normally expect. The wines, and the wine regions, were amazing, and clearly a huge amount of thought had gone into planning our week - it ran like clockwork and the way was continuously smoothed for us! We felt very special and will never forget this trip, we fell in love with Chile and wished Karen and Hugo would come home with us! Tim, you obviously put in a lot of effort to make the trip such a success and we sincerely thank you for it.

 

JANE and ANN GORDON
Australia / June 2011

 

 

 

“I felt each place we visited, each hotel and each day were well planned. We saw a lot in a short time. The hotels chosen were nice and all the restaurants were very good.”

 

DICK AND CHERRIL CREGAR
Florida - USA / March 2011

 

 

 

 


 

My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in Uruguay. The Robertson wines tours portion were the highlight of the trip. We especially enjoyed the private meals with the wine makers and their families at the various wineries. We saw a part of Uruguay that few visitors are privileged to enjoy. I highly recommend the tours.

 

GERRY AND ROSE REIDY
Fairfield Ct. USA/Feb. 2012

 

 

 

“We had the most wonderful time so it is all-good!! We are probably going to Italy next year so would appreciate your advice on where to go in relation to vineyards - so will be in touch re this. Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2009.”

 

SUZANNE & ROD WINDRIM
New South Sales - Australia / December 2008

 



“I contacted Tim Robertson to organize some tastings of Argentine wines while in Buenos Aires.
They have seriously knowledgeable tour guides for sightseeing and the three tastings they arranged for me at different venues were superb. Great service, totally reliable and extremely knowledgeable. I cannot recommend their service enough!”

 

CHARLES SMITHSON
UK / June 2009

 

 

 

“Tim put together an outstanding itinerary for our 17-day trip though Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. Blending his local knowledge of city attractions, hotels and restaurants with his extensive knowledge of the bodegas and their wines, our trip exceeded all expectations.”

 

SCOT MARTIN
Toronto - Canada / June 2010

 

 

 

"Everything with our stay went amazingly. Chile is a special place. Thank you so much for your help."

 

FLETCHER GROFF
Colorado USA / March 2010

 

 

 


 

“The International Wine & Food Society of Chicago chose Robertson Wine Tours to serve as director for our nine-day tour of the finest wineries in Chile and Argentina. Tim Robertson could not have been more accommodating in helping us design the tour from the start. Moreover, his professionalism and his knowledge of wines were exemplary, and his personal contacts gave us the access we were seeking to the best wineries in the countries we visited. We unhesitatingly would recommend Tim and his staff for anyone considering such a tour in the future.”

 

STEVE HATCH
IWFS
Committee Member
Chicago - USA / March 2011

 

 

 

“Yes, overall we were very impressed and would certainly recommend you to anyone. Good pace, the choice of wineries was very good and everything flowed very well. If any of your prospective clients would like to talk to us, we would be more than willing to answer any questions they may have.”

 

NATE REMLEY AND FAMILY
USA / January 2010

 

 

 

“Robertson Wine Tours has given our group an outstanding experience with the wines, wineries, and wine makers of Chile and Argentina, as well as a splendid introduction to the people, culture and landscape of those countries. Tim's skill at smoothly handling complex and varying arrangements for members of our group gave us great flexibility, comfort and confidence.”

 

HUGO LORENZ
USA / April 2011

 

 

 

“Hi Tim. Karen is the best! I had a fantastic time with her. She made me feel really welcome in Chile by taking me out and introducing me to people, and I now have a nice little wine network thanks to Karen. Thanks so much for setting me up with her. I hope to be able to tour with her again in the future. Of course you can use this for a testimonial and I would be happy to recommend you on LinkedIn as well.”

 

MELANIE FRIEDMAN
USA / 21 January 2010

 

 

 

Mr. Robertson prepared an all-inclusive itinerary of Chile and Argentina, which was both thorough and professional. I would recommend Mr. Robertson and his company’s services without hesitation and wish you a very pleasant trip.

 

MR STEPHANE HEPBURN
Varese Italy / June 2008

 

 

 

"Hi Tim, everything is going great, thanks again for arranging! Dinner was fantastic as well... What a unique place to stay, great recommendation. And all around, great tour."

 

ANISHA AMBARDAR & DONOVAN GOODLY
NY - USA / Dec. 2011

 

 

 

“Tim helped us with so much more than just the wonderful tours of Mendoza Bodegas. As our interests are wide ranging, he was also able to line us up with a tour of artists’ homes and workshops that was the best ever, and horseback riding in the Uco Valley foothills of the Andes. What a wonderful trip!”

 

MR. CONRAD AND ELLEN MASTERSON
Texas - USA / September 2009

 

 

 

I found Tim Robertson and his staff to be extremely efficient. They provided me with all my travel needs whilst I was in Argentina. I loved my trip to Salta and the wineries. Well recommended. I encourage everyone to drink Argentinian Wine, but so far the French are having none of it!

 

MS MARSALI LEEMING
United Kingdom / July 2006

 

 

 

“Tim, Terry Wilkey here. Robin and I loved the job you did for us in April in BA and Montevideo.
We will be back. Now we are going to Cape town this week 6/22. We want to know if you have any knowledge of wineries or wine tours there. Chow. Terry”

 

TERRY WILKEY
USA / June 2011

 

 

 

“Excellent accommodations, premier venues and knowledgeable guides, all made for a wonderful wine experience in Chile and Argentina with Robertson Wine Tours. It truly was like having a friend in the industry.”

 

CURT AND KAY BOTKO
Naples Florida - USA / April 2011

 

 

 

Dear Robertson wine tours Team
My Wife and James and I would like to offer our sincere thanks for such a well thought out and executed tour.
Effortless travelling was what we wanted and we felt you exceeded our expectations. Wine Wise which country did we prefer? we are torn, with James and and Janet being with Argentina and I fall into the Chilean camp.
I wish you all much luck in the future for your plans to expand to Italy and keep us in touch when you are set to go there. Kind regards

 

Mr & Mrs. H. BLUNT
Wilts. UK Oct. / 2011



We arrived back in Canada last evening. We had a wonderful experience in South America. Our visit to Mendoza was perfect. The full day trip to the mountains and the half day wine and lunch seemed a perfect mix for time in Mendoza

 

JOANNE & FORBES MCLELLEN
Ontario- Canada / April 2010



Dear Tim and staff, thank you for arranging such our trip for us, the guiding was of an excellent level. The Winemakers and staff everywhere you choose are very friendly and helpful. We are going home to start our diets. Good work and best of luck for the company


Mr R GARGIA RAMIERIEZ
Barcelona - Spain / Nov /2004

 


My wife and myself would like to thank you for the great planning and organization of our 7-day trip to the Wine Regions. Thanks to your help and personal efforts everywhere where we stayed, the responsible people received us with a maximum of attention. We enjoyed very much the guided tours of the Wineries of O' Fournier, Carmelo Patti, Luigi Bosca. Of course the Tasting of those nectars will stay in our memories for a long time. The different overnight stays where a PARADISE on Earth!

MR CHISTOPH VON BOCH
Buenos Aires - Argentina Dec / 2005