Founded in 2006 to share a passion for French wine with English-speaking travelers, Wine in Provence is the premier wine tour of the region.

Wine connects people, and so it is with the story of three Americans in France and Wine In Provence Tours. In 2006, Brian and Hilary founded Wine In Provence Tours to share a passion for French wine with English-speaking travelers. Hilary’s Wine Industry Certificate comes from Cal Poly University in California wine country, while Brian fell in love with wine while working in the fields of a small Virginia winery. In 2014, the team welcomed Michael, a longtime resident of France and a native New Yorker. Michael is WSET-certified and continues to share a wine insider’s view via Wine in Provence Tours with visitors from all over the world.

  • English-speaking wine expert

  • Transportation to/from your hotel

  • Visit of at least 3 wineries (4-5+ on full-day tours)

  • Behind the scenes tour of barrel room and production facilities

  • Guided wine tasting at each winery visited

  • Walk through the vineyards (weather dependent) and discussion of grape-growing and harvesting process


Wine in Provence is run by wine lovers, for wine lovers.

As a native New Yorker with a corporate background, Michael Ippolito considers himself fortunate to have traded in the big city commute for the spectacular Provençal countryside and a briefcase for a wine glass. For more than a decade, he’s called France home, which has increased his love for wine. Michael also lived in Belgium, which heightened his appreciation of Belgian beer. He cannot wait to introduce you to French wines through the eyes and the palate of a Frenchified American.

Michael Ippolito

Owner and Guide

With over a decade of wine experience, this New Yorker knows all of Provence’s secrets. Relax as he drives you and guides you through the French countryside, taking you places even the locals don’t know about.

Sarah Anderson


Having grown up in France, Sarah has wine flowing in her veins. Sit back as she takes care of all your restaurant reservations and connects you with amazing activities to enjoy during your stay.

Jill Walzer

Event Planner

Coming from a fortune 500 background, Jill has planned events for Esthé Lauder, Mercedes Benz, among many others.  If you’re looking for a wine themed event in Provence, Jill will make the magic happen. Your corporate events have never been so special!