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. Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or someone with an emerging interest in wine, we can help plan a truly customized experience.

Unforgettable Experiences
We pride ourselves on providing memorable vacations to wine country areas around the world. Wine might be the connecting factor, but the different wine counties are as diverse as the people who enjoy drinking it. You are able to take in some of the most beautiful sights in the world while enjoying some of the finest wines ever selected. Whether a daylong stay nearby or a cruise halfway across the world, we can help make it a reality.

Tailored to Your Needs
How could we possibly plan something around you – if we do not know what your preferences are? Before you ever have your day(s) in wine country, we learn about your likes, dislikes, and expectations. We want to know how much experience you have with wine, how much you want to learn, and what you current favorites are.

Providing Excellence Throughout
We cater to an exclusive clientele that demands the best in all of their experiences. We have personally visited each of the different locations to uncover their best sources and learn about the back roads. We know where to find the best golf courses, restaurants, chefs, caterers, event planners, resorts, and hotels.

We have been able to establish key relationships throughout our travels with winery and vineyard principals. We understand their unique desires and capabilities and we have sampled their exquisite wines. We believe that it is impossible to have a truly customized experience if we do not know what you are looking for beforehand.

Experience Matters
Because we have experience with all of the locations that we service, we are able to help you consider things that you might not have considered otherwise. We rely on our own experience and the experience from others travelers to ensure that you avoid specific mistakes. We know all the ‘hidden gems’ that you might not notice the first time around.

When you plan your excursion through World and Wine Getaways, you get all the benefits of decades of experience but are still able to enjoy everything from a first-timer perspective. This means that you are planning like a season veteran while still getting to experience everything yourself.

Simply put, we take the time to learn about your expectations and your preferences to ensure that we provide an authentic and personalized experience for you and your guests. We aim to take the guesswork out of your stay and give you the best access to restaurants, hotels, wineries, and vineyards that are on offer.