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


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


Rome to Venice | 10-Days
July 30 - August 9, 2018
Oceania Cruises' Sirena

Stateroom prices starting at $4,224 per person
Including FREE Air to Europe!

(Pricing and amenities subject to change and availability)

OLife added benefits include:
FREE pre-paid gratuities, $150 per stateroom shipboard credit,
FREE Unlimited Internet package and your choice of:

Six (6) FREE Shore Excursions
FREE Beverage Package
$600 Additional Shipboard Credit per stateroom


Contact Food & Wine Trails at (800) 367-5348  |  info@foodandwinetrails.com

Food & Wine Tails is excited to announce our first-ever wine cruise with Napa Valley winemaker extraordinaire, Chris Carpenter of Mt. Brave and La Jota Vineyards.  Chris is ready to welcome you aboard Oceania Cruises' newest ship Sirena and explore the gems of Western Europe from Rome to Venice.  In ten days you'll visit six countries -Italy, Malta, Greece, Albania, Montenegro and Croatia - ending with an overnight in beautiful Venice.

On board Oceania's Sirena, you'll be treated to unparalleled hospitality, on a ship designed for the food and wine enthusiast. Friends and fans of Chris Carpenter will enjoy two-experiences rolled-into-one, guests will revel in all the amenities of a deluxe cruise, as well as private-to-the-group on board wine education program that includes parties, wine tastings and a special winemaker' dinner.  As an added bonus, this cruise is also designated as Oceania's "godmother" cruise with Claudine Pépin - a perfect-match with Chris' connection and passion to Slow Food!   Oceania Cruises will also offer specially designed signature menus, engaging lectures, culinary demonstrations and much more for all guests onboard.

Two fascinating exclusive Food & Wine Trails wine-themed shore tours are planned for Taormina and Split.  Always a highlight of the cruise, these optional tours will include visits to some of the finest wineries and estates with private tours and tastings and wine-paired luncheons with regional cuisine.

As you can see, this is the cruise not to be missed!  Contact Food & Wine Trails today at 800-367-5348 and reserve your stateroom before its sold out! 


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)