Sonoma Magazine
2020 Australia & New Zealand Wine Cruise

Shore Tours

Food & Wine Trails' (F&WT) private shore tours differ significantly from the typical group tours sold on cruise ships. Our tours are designed specifically for food and wine lovers, focusing on the wine, culture, and cuisine of a region. We take our guests to unique venues, often not accessible to the public and therefore not crowded with tourists. Our guides have been hand selected for their expertise and knowledge of the region, and bring as much to the experience as the destination itself.

The size of our tours are kept relatively small to allow for a more intimate and authentic experience. As a result, shore tour participation cannot be guaranteed to all group members.

A brochure with tour descriptions and registration form will be sent by email and USPA to all confirmed group members 4 to 5 months prior to the cruise. Once released, we recommend acting quickly as they tend to sell out quickly. In the event one or all tour(s) become sold out, your F&WT Travel Consultant can offer you other options.

Please note that before tours are released, all descriptions and included elements are subject to change.

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally hosted by Steve Falk & Michael Zivyak of 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)


 
Dan Kosta
Proprietor, AldenAlli Winery


Rich and Amy Aurilia
Co-owners, Red Stitch Wines



Steve Falk
CEO, Sonoma Media Investments


Michael Zivyak
President & Publisher, Sonoma Magazine

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