Jess Hilton

I think I’ve always been a bit of a ‘travelholic’. Fortunately family holidays provided a worldly education, which resulted in me grabbing my backpack (the moment I graduated) and heading off on a 6-month self-organised trip around Central America. Since then my working life has been pleasantly punctuated by many an overseas adventure. 

Luckily I’ve been able to develop a long-term career in the travel industry, which means that I get to wax lyrical about exotic destinations all day long!

It is an addiction to uncovering a new place, landscape and its unique culture that got me hooked. I crave those jaw-dropping moments,  taste-bud overloads, new sights, sounds, smells and friends. Over the years, I have developed a love affair with Italy. I feel we are kindred spirits and there is nowhere else I’d prefer to return to each year. Long, lazy summers spent in northern Italy’s sun-drenched countryside, have convinced me that introducing Fleewinter’s Italian Food & Wine tours, is my natural calling…

Enquire about food & wine tours in Italy – 

En-route to the High Place of Sacrifice in Petra, Jordan.
Jumping for joy on Roy's Peak in New Zealand.
Sipping a sundowner at Gastro MK in Marrakesh.
Cooling off in Lanquin, Guatemala.
Hydrating on the island of Paxos.
Evening stroll in Umbria, Italy.
Reef walking in Zanzibar.
Pedestrian crossing in Tanzania.

A Word of Wisdom...

“When in rural Italy, find a restaurant where they don’t speak english or have an english menu. I would go so far as to say, that it will be the best meal you’ll have on your trip!” – Jess Hilton, Marketing Manager and Italy Specialist 


  • Where do you want to go?
  • And who is going? e.g. Family, couple, friends...
  • And how long for?
  • I don't want to spend more than about:
  • Specific location, beach, restaurants, double/twin beds, shared/private pool, chef, maid service, foot masseur, etc...
  • We will never pass your data to another organisation or send information more than once a month
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/sites/f/ on line 101