Ridge 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.

Welcome Reception 
September 21 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Join your host, David Amadia, and your fellow group members for an one-hour, open-bar Welcome Reception
with passed hors d'oeuvres and Ridge Vineyards 2015 Estate Chardonnay. 

Seminar & Tastings

September 22 - Zinfandel | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Wine pours include:
2015 Lytton Springs
2015 Geyserville
2008 Lytton Springs
2008 Geyserville
2015 Paso Robles
2015 Pagani Ranch

October 1 - Estate / 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Wine pours include:
2014 Monte Bello
2010 Monte Bello
2008 Monte Bello
2006 Monte Bello
2014 Historic Vines Cabernet
1999 Monte Bello

Winemakers' Dinner 
September 26 | 6:30 PM in Polo Grill
A gourmet, multi-course, wine-paired meal will be served in Polo Grill . Each course will be paired with Ridge Vineyards wine, including
2015 Estate Chardonnay, 2004 Monte Bello Chardonnay, 2014 Monte Bello Chardonnay, 2015 Ponzo Zinfandel, 2003 Monte Bello & 2007 Geyserville Essence.
View sample winemaker's dinner menus from past cruises:  

           POLO MENU


Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally escorted by winery president, David Amadia
  • Private events including a Welcome Reception, wine tastings, and winemaker’s dinner featuring the wines of Ridge Vineyards
  • Access to private group shore tours in Bordeaux & Oporto
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit for early bookings

Cruise Highlights:
  • 11-Day cruise on Oceania Cruises' deluxe ship, Nautica
  • Finest cuisine at sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge
  • Gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice of 8 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $800 shipboard credit


  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Roundtrip air to Europe
  • Ocean transportation
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, cappuccino, espresso, and teas
  • Onboard Wine Education Program


  • Airport transfers
  • Optional shore tours
  • Travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature


"We were absolutely delighted with the onboard wine program. We came, we drank, we learned, we had fun!" C. & D. Crawford (DeWinton, AB)


#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