October 2 - 8, 2022


Group Size: 10 - ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT

Galicia Cuvée with Sarah Thomas

tasting notes


Join acclaimed sommelier and Co-Founder/Chief Imaginator of Kalamata’s Kitchen, Sarah Thomas, for a wine lovers’ escape to the ancient vineyards and Celtic influenced cocina of Galicia. We’ll celebrate the salt swept terroir of the region from the terraced Mencia vineyards of the Ribeira Sacra and pergola perfect Albariño of the Rias Baixas to the elegant Treixadura of the boutique Ribeiro appellation. We’ll savor Galicia’s iconic delicacies from the sea like polbo a feira and percebes in Santiago de Compostela and learn the centuries old art of harvesting clams by hand from local mariscadores, while imbibing the fruits of Galicia’s medieval winemaking roots.


Part of our exclusive Cuvée Collection, limited-edition expeditions hosted by the most acclaimed names in wine & spirits. 

October 2 – 8, 2022

7 Days / 6 Nights

Limited to 10 spots

$5,790 / per person, based on double occupancy*

$7,000 / per person, based on single occupancy*

*Airfare not included

A taste of what we'll be savoring

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What's Included

  • Elegant handpicked stays with gourmet spirit, including four-star A Quinta da Auga & four-star Parador de Monforte de Lemos
  • Full-time assistance of a Palatum Host 
  • All ground transportation from start to finish 
  • Select touring with local guides & epicurean experts
  • Daily breakfast
  • Seasonally inspired lunches & dinners showcasing regional wines 
  • Exclusive dining at awarded gastronomic restaurants
  • Hands-on cooking experiences highlighting heritage recipes
  • Signature winery visits & tastings at storied producers 
  • Culinary immersions with acclaimed food artisans & organic farmers
  • Tastings of local delicacies unique to each region
  • Engaging cultural activities & all associated tickets/entrance fees
  • Palatum Welcome Package in advance of departure

meet the tastemaker

meet the tastemaker

Sommelier & Co-Founder/Chief Imaginator at Kalamata’s Kitchen

A former sommelier at acclaimed New York City restaurant Le Bernardin, Sarah Thomas is now the co-founder and Chief Imaginator at Kalamata’s Kitchen, where she brings together her lifelong passions for both food and books. The daughter of two south Indian immigrants, Sarah grew up in the rural town of Somerset, Pennsylvania, and was surrounded by food from a young age. Her parents very much kept their Indian culture alive through the food they cooked, and Sarah would spend summers in Kerala visiting her grandparents, forming some of her earliest food memories. Sarah’s love for food is what eventually led her to the hospitality industry, and after working at various bars in Pittsburgh, where she lived at the time, she obtained the prestigious Advanced Sommelier certification. During her time at Le Bernardin, she led wine education for the staff, and was featured in the popular “Somm” film series.

Along with food, books also played a special role in Sarah’s upbringing. Like many first generation kids, Sarah grew up with what she felt were two conflicting identities, with her strong Indian heritage seeming to contrast against the mostly white rural town where she lived, and books became a way for her to escape into another world. Through her storytelling work with Kalamata’s Kitchen, Sarah hopes to create a confident character that other children of color can see themselves in, while also encouraging all kids to look at different foods and cultures with a sense of curiosity and compassion.

sumptuous stays


Former 18th century paper mill lovingly restored into an exquisite country retreat, A Quinta da Auga welcomes guests into a fairytale estate surrounded by enchanting forests and the luxury charms of a Relais & Chateaux property.


With roots as a former 9th century monastery turned 17th century palace of the Counts of Lemos, today the Parador de Monforte de Lemos lavishes guests in antique riches from its perfect perch at the doorstep of the Ribeira Sacra.

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