2017 Founders Cruise with Clos LaChance Winery

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 

Join your hosts and your fellow group members for an open-bar Welcome Reception with hors d'oeuvres and Clos LaChance wines






Seminars & Tastings

Discover and taste wines from Kathryn Kennedy Winery and Ridge Vineyard's award-winning Monte Bello as well as rare cabs from the Santa Cruz Mountain region with your hosts Larry Martin and Bill Murphy





Winemakers' Dinner


Details coming soon
 

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights
  • Personally escorted by Clos LaChance owners Bill & Brenda Murphy and Food & Wine Trails Founders Larry & Laura Martin
  • Welcome Reception
  • Clos LaChance Winemaker’s Dinner with host wines
  • Wine seminars
  • Wine tastings including a Santa Cruz Mountain tasting with wines of Ridge Monte Bello and Kathryn Kennedy

 


Cruise Highlights
  • 7-night cruise on board the luxurious m/s Paul Gauguin
  • Complimentary barbecue lunch on the private island of Motu Mahana
  • Full-day on private white-sand beach in Bora Bora
  • Complimentary watersports from the ship’s marina, including kayaking, windsurfing and paddleboarding
  • Optional PADI SCUBA diving program and certification
  • Onboard traditional Polynesian entertainers, hands-on craft demonstrations and enrichment programs
  • Multiple complimentary dining venues including the gourmet cuisine Jean-Pierre Vigato’s, Chef Propriétaire at Paris’ Michelin-starred Restaurant Apicius
  • $100 shipboard credit per person


Paul Gauguin Cruises
Condé Nast Traveler
2016 Gold List

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


LAURA & LARRY MARTIN
Food & Wine Trails Founders



BILL MURPHY
Clos LaChance Owner


BRENDA MURPHY
Clos LaChance Owner

 

INCLUDES

  • Free Los Angeles Roundtrip air 
  • Complimentary room service
  • Complimentary beverages including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship
  • In-room refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff
  • Airport/pier transfers

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Domestic flights to/from Los Angeles
  • Port, security and handling fee of $129 per person
  • Optional shore tours
  • All items of personal nature

 

AWARDS and RATINGS

RIDGE VINEYARDS RATINGS:


Wine Spectator
#7 of the Top Ten of 2016
94 pts.
2012 Monte Bello
Santa Cruz Mountains Estate


International Wine Report
2016 Top 100 List
Rated #1
2013 Monte Bello


Decanter
Top wines of 2016
95 pts.
2014 Estate Chardonnay