Travel Advisor

Ben Flajnik



  • Global Wine Travel; California Wine Regions – Sonoma,
  • Napa; International Wine Regions – France,
  • Italy,
  • Japan,
  • Portugal,
  • New Zealand
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Advisor - Ben Flajnik


Globetrotting winemaker. Avid oyster shucker. Call Sonoma home. I believe high-brow/low-brow pairings are best and champagne is always a good idea.

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Home airports

Primary airport is SFO. STS and OAK are always an option too.

My travel style

I prefer to travel via "loose itineraries" leaving some things up for spontaneity but the important things planned, like accommodations and Michelin-star reservations. The level of planning is purely dependent on the destination.

Favorite hotels

Recently returned from:

  • Nebbiolo tasting in Barolo. 

  • Riding bikes through Burgundy. 

  • Taking the train to Champagne. 

  • Touring the Omakases of Japan.

Dreaming of:

  • Cage diving in Cape Town. 

  • Tasting in the Rhone Valley. 

  • Okinawa. 

  • All over Morocco.

One thing I can't travel without...

My palate.

Two truths, one lie:

  1. I waited three hours for a bowl of ramen in Tokyo. 

  2. I jumped out of a helicopter in Belize into shark-infested waters. 

  3. I've barrel tasted at Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

Advisor - Ben Flajnik

Travel Advisor

Ben Flajnik

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