Duckhorn 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.

Look what Duckhorn Vineyards found hidden in their library -
A four year 9L vertical of Howell Mountain Merlot and they're shipping it all to the  
S.S. Catherine in France just to share with you!


Goldeneye Sparkling & Pinot with Dinner
June 11, 2017

Meet in the lounge at at 5:45 PM for a glass of Goldeneye Brute Rosé plus Pinot Noir will be served with dinner
Reserved Seating for Dinner

Library Wines with Dinner
June 14, 2017

We have reserved seating in the dining room for the group, where you will enjoy dinner served with Duckhorn library wines including the 9-liter bottles

Seminar & Tasting
June 15, 2017 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Pairing Wine with Food Seminar  

Why does Thai food pair so well with Riesling?  Buttered popcorn and sparkling wines?  We've all experienced how the right wine can accentuate a meal. Hosted by winemaker, Renee Ary and Duckhorn's very own food/wine pairing pro, Sasha Braden, this hands-on and interactive seminar will give you some basic guidelines for developing and enhancing your skills in pairing your favorite wines with everyday cuisine. Small food components will be prepared by the onboard culinary team.

Cocktail Party
June 17, 2017 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Meet in the lounge prior to dinner for farewell toasts and celebration of a fabulous cruise!



  • 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