Sonoma Magazine
2020 Australia & New Zealand Wine Cruise

Overview

                       
               

                    


Sonoma Magazine's 2020 Wine Cruise
"Outrageous Outback" featuring AldenAlli & Red Stitch




Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand
January 6 - 20, 2020 | 14-days

Aboard Oceania Cruises' Newly Refurbished REGATTA

Per Person Fares From: $7,724  
Includes Round-trip Airfare!



EARLY BOOKING BONUSES if booked by November 30, 2018
FREE pre-paid gratuities plus $100 Shipboard Credit per stateroom 

PLUS

OLife Added Benefits.  Your Choice per stateroom of:

FREE Beverage Package
~
$800 Shipboard Credit
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Eight (8) FREE Shore Excursions


For reservations and information, contact Food & Wine Trails at 800-367-5348
In one of the most intriguing unions in the history of Food & Wine Trails, we are extremely excited to welcome AldenAlli and Red Stitch as your wine hosts for our 3rd Annual Sonoma Magazine Wine Cruise.  Together these powerhouses will join forces for a 14-day epicurean and wine adventure through Australia and New Zealand in January of 2020.

Hitting the South Pacific seas are Sonoma Magazine's CEO, Steve Falk, along with wine extraordinaire, Dan Kosta (formerly of Kosta Browne) who has partnered at AldenAlli winery with legendary chef, Emeril Lagasse.  The creating of AldenAlli wine began with the convergence of Dan and Emeril's friendship, families, culinary passions and love of Pinot Noir! Both the Kosta and Lagasse families have a long history with one another and AldenAlli Pinot Noir tells the story of these two families' talent for combining world class wine with great food.

Rich Aurilia (yes, the San Francisco Giants' former short stop and Hall of Famer) and his wife Amy are also hosting the Oceania Regatta cruise with their winery Red Stitch.  Aptly named after the red stitches on a baseball, Rich is partners with MLB's David Roberts (yes, the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers).  Both are devoted wine enthusiasts and in 2008, they ventured together into the wine business and are intimately involved in the winemaking process.

As you can imagine, traveling with Steve Falk, Dan Kosta and Rich Aurilia is a wine/food/sports lover's dream come true!  Food & Wine Trails has put together a robust program that lives up to the talents and passions of these three gentlemen.  Our optional pre-cruise program explores Hunter Valley, home to some of the oldest and best-known wine producers in Australia.  You'll enjoy a full day and night in Hunter's Valley plus two nights in Sydney with visits to all the iconic sights.  No less than four optional wine-themed shore tours are planned throughout the cruise, where we will take you off the beaten path and to some of the most sought after wineries and vineyards for private tours, tastings and wine-paired lunches.

While onboard the newly refurbished and gorgeous Regatta, join your hosts for private events including a welcome reception, seminars & tastings and winemaker's dinners featuring hand-selected vintages from AldenAlli and Red Stitch.  

This cruise is destined to be the talk of 2020 and if previous Sonoma Magazine Wine Cruises are any indication, it will sell out quickly!  Don't miss out, contact Food & Wine Trails today to reserve your space.

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally hosted by Steve Falk, Sonoma Media Investments; Dan Kosta, AldenAlli Winery and Rich Aurilia, Red Stitch Wines 
  • Private events including a welcome and farewell reception, wine tastings & seminars, and winemaker’s dinners featuring host wines
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails' pre-cruise Sydney land program including the Hunter Valley
  • Food & Wine Trails' private optional shore tour options in select cities
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $100 shipboard credit per stateroom for early bookings
 
Cruise Highlights:
  • 14-day cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' newly refurbished 680-guest Regatta
  • Open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge
  • Gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • Epicurean enrichment programs, including immersive Culinary Discovery tours in select ports
  • Specialty restaurants including the Polo Grill and Toscana 
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice per stateroom of 8 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $800 shipboard credit

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)



Steve Falk
CEO, Sonoma Media Investments


Dan Kosta
Proprietor, AldenAlli Winery


Rich and Amy Aurilia
Co-owners, Red Stitch Wines

INCLUDES

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Roundtrip air  
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, cappuccino, espresso, and teas
  • Onboard Wine Education Program

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Airport transfers
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise and shore tours
  • Travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

The Sonoma Magazine activities were well planned and executed.  The hosts were involved with everyone and that allowed all of us to appreciate the tours.  

J. & B. Steffey (Suanee, GA.)

AWARDS and RATINGS



92 pts.
AldenAlli
2015 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast



95 pts.
Red Stitch
2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon