2017 Founders Cruise with Clos LaChance Winery

Trip Registration

Download Registration Form
To book a stateroom on this sailing, you must submit a completed registration form with deposit. For your convenience the registration form can be completed and electronically signed online by all passengers traveling. 
For PC users the PDF form can be completed online, saved and returned via email to [email:administration@hmstravel.com]. 
For MAC users, the process for properly filling in and saving a PDF form is slightly different than on a Windows machine. By default, the Mac’s Preview application is set to open all PDF files, but Preview will not save the data you put into the forms. Right-click on the pdf or hold down the Control key on your keyboard and click on it. A menu will appear, select "Open With". Choose Acrobat Reader from the list of programs.  From within Acrobat you will be able to fill in the fields and save the file with your text and submit the completed form via email.
If you are paying for the deposit by check, mail to: Food & Wine Trails, 141 Stony Circle, Suite 260, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
If you are paying for the deposit with a credit card, include your card information on page two of the registration form and FAX to (707) 526-9147.
Deposit vary by cabin category and is due at time of booking. Please Food & Wine Trails Travel Consultant for deposit amount for all categories.
FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE:  September 21, 2017
Please note, Paul Gauguin Cruises requires that all guests submit a completed Guest Information Form before final payment can be processed.  . To submit this information, either go to www.pgcruises.com/my account, and register or fill out and return the form to the cruise line. To register online you will need your booking number. This information is provided in your reservation confirmation letter sent to you by your travel consultant.  After registering you can complete your Guest Information Form and pre reserve your shore tours.
F&WT strongly recommends the purchase of (Allianz) travel insurance to safeguard your trip investment.
“Free Airfare” promotion :  Paul Gauguin Cruises (PGC’s) provides round trip airfare from Los Angeles, CA as part of the cruise fare for the first two passengers in a stateroom. Air transportation from other U.S. and Canadian cities can be arranged upon request at an additional charge. The air transportation is based on economy class or coach travel using carriers and routing determined by PGC. Flight schedules are based on the schedules of PGC’s airline partners and are subject to change. Please ask about prices to upgrade to Business and First Class seating or how to extend your vacation travel dates.
Food & Wine Trails and Paul Gauguin Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, and surcharges up to final payment. Prices will not change after final payment with the exception of charges resulting from government fees and taxes.
Complete terms and conditions may be found in Paul Gauguin Passenger Ticket Contract.
Please note: Cruise escorts, experts scheduled to appear and onboard programming are subject to change with or without notice. For a complete listing of all tour conditions, please refer to page 2 of the registration form. 


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


Food & Wine Trails Founders

Clos LaChance Owner

Clos LaChance Owner



  • 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


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




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

Top wines of 2016
95 pts.
2014 Estate Chardonnay