Foxen Vineyard & Winery
2017 Rhone River Cruise

Onboard Programs

A F&WT river wine cruise is the perfect opportunity to cruise the rivers through some of Europe's premier wine regions on the top rated ships sailing each river. Onboard the ship, your host will enhance the experience with upgraded wines at meals, cocktail parties, seminars and winetastings.

July 16, 2017
Welcome Dinner 
| 7:00 PM*
Join hosts Dick & Jenny Doré in the restaurant for a welcome dinner featuring FOXEN wines.

Wine with Dinner
Dick & Jenny plan to start the cruise off by pouring their Rosé of Mourvèdre in Avignon, feature their other Rhônes through this region, and end with their Pinots and Chardonnays in Lyon.
Wines will be a combination of both library and current release vintages. Here is a list of wines currently scheduled to be poured on select nights of the cruise.
  • 2016 Rosé of Mourvèdre

  • 2014 Cuvée Jeanne Marie, Williamson Doré Vineyard - Parker's Wine Advocate (90) plus a Cuvée Jeanne Marie from Foxen's library

  • 2014 Tinaquaic Vineyard Syrah - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (93)

  • 2014 Williamson Doré Syrah - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (93)

  • 2014 Fe Ciega Vineyard Pinot Noir - Robert Parker's Advocate (94)

...and some magnum surprises from the Foxen library

July 19, 2017
Seminar & Wine Tasting 
| 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Enjoy a tasting of FOXEN wines led by winery owners Dick & Jenny Doré. 

Pinot vertical:

  • Block 43-Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir

        2014 - Robert Parker's Wine
        2013 - Wine Advocate (95), Wine Enthusiast (93), Vinous (92)
        and an older vintage to be announced

Chardonnay vertical:

  • 95 point 2014 Block UU Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay

  • 2003 Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Chenin Blanc

July 22, 2017
Farewell Cocktail Party 
| 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Say farewell to your hosts and fellow group members at a one hour cocktail party and sample some of the chef's personally selected hors d'oreuvres.

PLUS special local Rhône wines - Guigal from northern Rhône and Alain Graillot of Croze-Hermitage

*Time of dinner may change depending on when ship begins dinner service for the evening.  Wine selections subject to change.


  • 7-Day Rhône River cruise from Avignon to Lyon hosted by FOXEN's Dick & Jenny Doré
  • Upgraded FOXEN wines served with dinner on 6 nights (see the newly added wine list under Onboard Programs)
  • Cruise onboard 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



Richard & Jenny Doré
FOXEN Vineyard & Winery


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


"The Uniworld ship - S.S. Catherine - is a beautiful vessel and the staff and crew were all dedicated to ensuring that we had a memorable experience."
J. & D. Fahey (Blaine, MN)

"Gorgeous scenery, fantastic wines, and terrific food. S.S. Catherine and Uniworld felt very luxurious - staff & facilities were excellent."
T. & T. Fry (Vacaville, CA)


95 pts.
2013 Pinot Noir
Bien Nacido Vineyard Block 8

95 pts.
2013 Pinot Noir
Bien Nacido Vineyard Block 43