Duckhorn Vineyards




7-Nights Rhône River Cruise 

Lyon to Avignon June 11 - 18, 2017

Uniworld Boutique River
Cruise Collection's New Ship - SS Catherine


Prices start at $5.674 per person
(French Balcony, cat. C2) all inclusive


Book by April 28, 2017 for
$100 per person shipboard credit!

(800) 367-5348  |


Greetings, members and friends,
We are thrilled to invite you to our second consecutive President’s Cruise – a seven-day food and wine journey aboard Uniworld’s SS Catherine from Lyon to Avignon, on the Rhone River. Side-by-side, we look forward to sharing handpicked wines, incredible cuisine and exploring this historic wine region that has, and continues, to inspire great winemaking around the world. We created this experience with our biggest fans in-mind, and it’s sure to be a trip of a lifetime.
From its home port in Lyon, the SS Catherine travels this route to Burgundy and through Provence. The newest ship to Uniworld’s fleet, it’s intimate, elegant, and has space for 75 couples – we hope you are one of them.
For those of you wanting more, we are hosting an optional three-night pre-cruise in Paris. This time is wonderful for meeting and mingling with fellow Duckhorn fans, while receiving the special behind-the-scenes treatment that only Food and Wine Trails can deliver. This has been one of the many highlights from our past cruise adventures.
As you might expect, this experience is centered on the rich food and wine traditions that the area has to offer. On-board, we’ll be hosting a wine party and private tasting, and upgraded wines will be served with select dinners.  Plus a very special treat, tasting of a four year 9L vertical of Howell Mountain Merlot, just discovered in the Duckhorn library! Of course, we’ll be visiting exclusive wineries on the optional shore excursions, and the Catherine provides complimentary walking tours, bicycles and more.
We look forward to seeing you – friends old and new, next summer in France,
Alex Ryan
President & CEO
Duckhorn Wine Company
Renee Ary
Duckhorn Vineyards


  • 7-Night Rhône River cruise from Lyon to Avignon hosted by Duckhorn President Alex Ryan and Winemaker Renee Ary
  • Upgraded Duckhorn wines served with select dinners
  • Informative and Fun Wine Pairing Seminar
  • Private cocktail party on onboard wine tasting
  • Cruise onboard new SS Catherine
  • Uniworld's all-inclusive six-star experience
  • Luxuriously appointed river view staterooms
  • Complimentary shore excursions and optional group tours to top wineries
  • Optional 3-night pre-cruise Paris package



  • Accommodations on the SS Catherine
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • Airport transfers from Marseille and Lyon airports on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles & Nordic walking sticks onshore


  • Roundtrip Air
  • F&WT's Optional 3-Night Pre-Cruise Paris Program
  • F&WT's Optional Shore Tours
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature


Past Duckhorn Cruisers:

"Once again Duckhorn and F&WT have helped create beautiful memories."
B. & R. Tooker (North Myrtle Beach, SC)

"The wine program was excellent, with delicious wines, plus the Duckhorn staff were very friendly, approachable and knowledgeable."
K. Roberts (Folsom, CA)


94 Pts.
2007 The Discussion Red Wine

"The Best California Merlot Ever!"
Forbes - Nick Passmore
Napa Valley Merlot
Three Palms Vineyard