The Heart of Friuli
Celebrate the wine, culture & cuisine of northern Italy with Master Sommerlier Bobby Stuckey
June 24 - July 1, 2023
8 Days, 7 Nights from Trieste and Cormons to Venice
Per person, limited to just 12 guests
A hanging branch, a simple twig, a flowery bough—in Friuli it’s called a frasca, and in the last few days, you’ve learned how this age-old symbol for new wine has shaped centuries of winemaking tradition. It’s a story that resonates as your footsteps whisper off the walls of an ancient cellar while you listen to and learn from one of the world’s most innovative winemakers. He recalls the season when the rain puddled around the roots of the vines — creating a distinctive vintage he now beckons you to taste. This is a winemaker who does not see any visitors, ever, and yet here you are, fully immersed in the history, cuisine and wine of this truly unique pocket of Italy — one seldom explored, and never like this.
Along with you is Bobby Stuckey, a master sommelier and cofounder of Colorado’s Frasca Food and Wine, and one of the world’s authorities on wine. Bobby’s muse is Friuli, the little-known province in northern Italy and one of Europe’s most innovative wine regions. This is a deeply personal excursion into the heart of Friuli and Venice alongside one of its preeminent experts, meeting local winemakers, farmers and artisan chefs he’s proud to call friends. This is your exclusive invitation to experience Friuli and Venice through the relationships Bobby has cultivated over years and decades.
Join Bobby on this celebration of Friulian culture and cuisine—and, of course, of wines that rival the best in the world.
The Paragon Experience
Join us in celebrating the beauty of human potential
Paragon provides unparalleled access and intimacy. Go behind the scenes with Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and meet winemakers like Enzo Pontoni and Christian Patat, and discover the secrets of Friuli and Venice like no other traveler can.
Force for Good
Paragon supports causes handpicked by our luminaries. On this departure a $20,000 donation is supporting first-generation student scholarships at the School of Hotel & Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University's W. A. Franke College of Business.
Pinnacle of Craft
This is a singular opportunity to meet, learn and celebrate with passionate winemakers and chefs at the peak of their creativity and craft, providing unparalleled access and intimacy at Michelin-star meals, exclusive tastings and private cellar visits.
We believe that exploration and discovery are essential elements of the human experience.
Force for Good
It is time to redefine luxury as an experience that serves a higher purpose, one that serves to improve the lives of people and places. It's the reason why we are a Certified B Corp. Because how we travel matters.
Each Paragon experience supports charities handpicked by our Luminaries. We call it the The Paragon Giveback. On this departure a $20,000 donation is directly funding scholarships for first-generation students at Bobby's alma mater, the School of Hotel & Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University.
People and Planet
Our goal is that the places we visit are protected and flourishing for future generations. It’s why we are a certified Climate Neutral business, and why we support environmental and social-justice nonprofits.
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