Ridge Vineyards
2019 Burgundy & Provence River Cruise


Overview




2019 Burgundy & Provence River Cruise




June 16 - 23, 2019 | 8-days
Avignon to Lyon
Aboard Uniworld's SS Catherine


Fares From: $3,944 per person

Book Early and receive $100 per person shipboard credit

if booked by May 31, 2018


For reservations and information, contact Food & Wine Trails at 800-367-5348
Ridge Vineyards is cruising the Rhône River in 2019 and you're invited!   

Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin on an exquisite journey through the south of France with Ridge Vineyards' President, David Amadia and Lytton Springs COO & Winemaker, John Olney.  The excitement is already building for this 8-day cruise from Avignon to Lyon, France aboard Uniworld's SS Catherine, June 16 - 23, 2019.  The same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you.   

Discover incomparable wine and cuisine and the many treasures of France - from the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon to Lyon's lively Les Halles food market.  Stroll the very streets of Arles made famous by Van Gogh, visit Avignon's majestic Palace of the Popes and hike the steepest vineyards along the Rhône. With Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, shore excursions are included in every port! 

David and John look forward to seeing many familiar faces of past Ridge Vineyards cruisers, as well as welcoming new guests to private onboard events and sharing wines from the Ridge Vineyards collection during tastings, receptions and wine-paired dinners.  With only 159-passenger capacity aboard SS Catherine, space is limited.  Reserve your stateroom today - contact Food & Wine Trails at 800-367-5348.

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by John Olney, Lytton Springs COO & Winemaker
  • Onboard wine education program  
  • Private onboard welcome reception & dinner, wine tasting & lecture, wine hour, group dinner
  • Exclusive Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise Nice land program
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails private wine tour shore excursions in select cities
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • 8-Day Avignon to Lyon cruise on Uniworld's SS Catherine
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "Vincent Van Gogh's Troubled Destiny"
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


David Amadia
President, Ridge Vineyards



John Olney
Ridge Vineyards' Lytton Springs COO & Winemaker

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations on the SS Catherine
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • All onboard gratuities
  • Airport transfers to ship on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles  
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Roundtrip Air
  • Food & Wine Trails Optional 2-Night Pre-Cruise Program  
  • Food & Wine Trails exclusive wine themed shore tours  
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

"Ridge staff were excellent - superb wine, excellent presentation of wine history and Ridge Vineyards."

J. Byer (North Myrtle Beach, SC)

AWARDS and RATINGS


98 pts - 2014 Monte Bello 



92 pts -  2015 Estate Chardonnay
92 pts. - 2015 Lytton Springs Zinfandel