Guide at a Glance
Lifestyle, Wine Tour
Claudio Bisio is the Co-Founder of La Dolce Vita Wine Tours with his wife and business partner, Patricia Thomson. Claudio acts as the tour designer and guide for La Dolce. Claudio is a native Italian who hails from Varinella, a tiny village in the mountains of southeast Piedmont near the wine town of Gavi. The Bisio family had a tiny vineyard and Claudio’s chore was to weed the vineyard. Through wine-buying excursions with his uncle, Claudio learned about wine outside of Piedmont through his extensive travels while working in the tourism trade. After years of planning tours and menus for various American and Italian tour operators, Claudio and Patricia opened La Dolce Vita Wine Tours in 1999.