O'Brien Estate
2019 Bordeaux Wine Cruise

Onboard Programs

A F&WT wine river cruise is two programs rolled into one. You have all the onboard entertainment and creature-comforts of a deluxe river cruise, plus a private-to-the-group,
educational wine program with  tastings, seminars and dinner with the winemaker

Welcome Toast
Sept. 8
Join your hosts, Bart and Barb, and your fellow group members for a very special welcome dinner 

O'Brien Estate Seminar & Tasting 
Sept. 09
Enjoy the fine wines of O'Brien Estate.  Details and tasting lists to follow.

  O'Brien Estate Wine Paired Dinner
Sept. 11
A gourmet, multi-course, wine-paired meal will be served and each course will be paired with O'Brien Estate wine. 


O'Brien Farewell Reception
Sept. 14

Share stories, pictures and bid a fond "until next time" toast to new-found friends



Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by O'Brien Estate owners, Bart & Barb O'Brien
  • Wine Program featuring the wines of O'Brien Estate 
  • Onboard events including O'Brien welcome dinner, seminar & tasting, dinner with the winemaker and farewell toast
  • Exclusive optional Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise land program
  • Food & Wine Trails optional private-to-the-group wine-themed Bordeaux shore excursion  
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings 


Cruise Highlights

  • 7-night Bordeaux to Bordeaux cruise aboard Uniworld's newly upgraded S.S. Bon Voyage
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell reception and dinner 
  • Visit to 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Médoc wine tasting
  • Guided World War II Bunker Archaeology tour
  • Wine-paired lunch at Château Royal de Cazeneuve
  • "Village Day" with farmers' market in Libourne
  • Free time to explore La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux wine and cultural museum


Barb & Bart O'Brien
Owners and winemaker, O'Brien Estate


  • Accommodations aboard Uniworld's S.S. Bon Voyage
  • Government taxes
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • All scheduled airport transfers on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles & Nordic walking sticks onshore


  • Roundtrip Air
  • Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise program 
  • Food & Wine Trails exclusive wine themed shore tour 
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature


Bart and Barb were fabulous hosts and the wine was wonderful!

M. Gaffney (Los Altos, CA)


96 pts.
2012 Proprietary Red Blend 
Unrestrained Reserve

94 pts.
2012 Chardonnay Reserve