Our History

aboutusMark Salinas’ travels over the past 15 years have taken him to many beautiful wineries which have created memories that he won’t soon forget.  Take for instance the 25 year wedding anniversary celebration that he and his wife enjoyed with over a hundred of their closest friends.  Instead of taking a trip to a well known destination, they chose to have the ceremony and reception at a beautiful winery in Temecula, California.

In fact, most of the memorable trips Mark and his wife have taken over the course of their 29 year marriage have taken them to wine country areas around world.  Recently Mark took a 2 1/2 week trip through Tuscany and a few years back Mark and his wife took a journey through the Mosel River Wine Country in Germany.

Since Mark and his family live in Southern California, he is in close proximity to many wonderful wineries in California as well as Oregon, Washington, and Texas.  And he has been fortunate enough to visit many spectacular wineries in each of those areas.

Mark wishes to pass on the knowledge gained from all of these wine country journeys to you so you can enjoy the great wine country areas around the world and create your own memories.

Mark’s career prior to coming over to the travel industry was working at a large electric utility company in Southern California where he held various project management and manager positions.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cal Poly Pomona and a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from Biola University.

Our Vision

At World and Wine Getaways we love wine, and have spent considerable time exploring the various different locations around the world that are known for their wine. As a result, we have developed strong relationships in all aspects of the wine country experience. We are pleased to share our knowledge, connections, and experience with you.