Tim Robertson is the founder of this company. Here we focus on the history and how Robertson Wine Tours (RWT) came about:

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 the Bordeaux and Burgundy  and new world wines, arguably the best collection in Asia at that time. After completing his studies in Economics and Business he embarked on a career in investment banking (Fidelity Investments, Schroder’s and Credit Suisse First Boston). He left finance to inaugurate Robertson Wine Tours in 2002.

Robertson Wine Tours started operations in South America and the company and has since grown organically to include an operating base in Italy as an Italian Srl from 2011.

Over the Years RWT have worked closely with Lufthansa, Jetsetter and  Secret Escapes on group tours and promotions. Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, TimeOut, Bradt guides, Condé Nast Travel, LAN have all written favourably about RWT. Business is predominantly conducted on referrals and  reputation.


Fantastic!! Suzanne and I had a wonderful time on our GC WS tour of Sicily. Thank you for your professionalism in setting it up and managing the bumps along the way. We appreciated the "upgrade" for our room at Villa Athena. Dionisio (was an outstanding tour guide! )In our opinion, the...
Peter & Suzanne Grinnell Morris

THE WHITSITT CLARENDON TOUR OF ITALY 2019
Tim did an excellent job interleaving wine with exploring Italy, keeping it balanced so that we didn't get overwhelmed with tastings. Our palates were primed before going to each region: on the eve before going to Tuscany, he recommended we explore the fabled Brunello and several other Sangiovese-centric...
James Clarendon

Basilicata and Puglia Food and Wine Experience. 10th Wedding Anniversary.
Tim and Cristian, We made it back safe and sound to our three lovely little girls. They were all so excited to see us that it made leaving Italy much easier to bear. Shelley and I had the greatest trip we could have imagined. Your planning and attention to detail simply...
John and Shelly Mossman

Friuli, Slovenia and Croatia
Who ever thought that die-hard, full-bodied red wine lovers would find happiness in Friuli? Who knew of the Malvasia, Ribolla Gialla or Friuliano grapes? Who ever heard of macerating white wine? Thank goodness for us that RWT knew us, our tastes, and how to introduce us to this new tasting experience. Our third RWT...
Margo Newman and Bruce Brymer

3 friends from San Francisco enjoy Puglia and Basilicata
“We had an incredible trip planned by Robertson Wine Tours. Tim and Cristian created a tour that fit us perfectly – which is no easy feat! The attention to detail and personalization was what stood out for us. Tim kept in contact from the moment our feet touched the Italian...
Kara Maiko & Friends.

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