2018 Chris Carpenter Food and Wine Cruise
Mt. Brave & La Jota Vineyards

Onboard Programs

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

Welcome Reception on July 30th
Gather with your host and meet your fellow group members for 
a festive welcome aboard event

Seminar & Tasting Aug 3rd

Your onboard host will lead guests through a tasting of wines from hand-picked selections of Mt. Brave and La Jota Vineyards  
Special Winemaker's Dinner on Aug 4th

A gourmet, multi-course, wine-paired meal will be served in one of Sirena's specialty restaurants. 
Each course will be expertly paired to a wine selection from Mt. Brave and La Jota Vineyards

View a sample winemaker's dinner menu from past cruises:  

Casual Wine Hour Aug 6th

Farewell Party Aug 8th


This culinary sojourn is hosted by Sirena's godmother, Claudine Pépin.  All onboard guests will be treated to specially designed signature menus, engaging lectures, culinary demonstrations and much more.  Complete details to be announced.


Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally hosted winemaker Chris Carpenter
  • Private events including a welcome reception, wine tasting & seminar, and winemaker’s dinner featuring host wines
  • Private shore tour options in Taormina and Split
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit for early bookings
Cruise Highlights:
  • 10-day cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' intimate and newest ship, Sirena
  • Culinary Sojourn themed voyage with Sirena's godmother, Claudine Pépin
  • Finest cuisine at sea, served in a variety of distinctive 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 renowned Red Ginger, Tuscan Steak and Jacques Bistro
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice of 6 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $600 shipboard credit


Christopher Carpenter


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

    • Airport transfers
    • Optional Food & Wine Trails shore tours
    • Oceania Cruises shore tours
    • Travel insurance
    • All items of a personal nature



    " Taormina was our favorite port.  A lovely, hilly town with fantastic views.  The tour and lunch at Villagrande Estate was great, with another splendid view."

    R. & C. Valentine | Zionsville, IN


    95 pts.
    Mt. Brave 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
    (Mount Veeder)

    95 pts.
    La Jota Vineyard 2013 Merlot
    (Howell Mountain)