Ridge Vineyards
2019 Burgundy & Provence River Cruise


Overview




2019 Rhône River Wine Cruise
Burgundy & Provence  




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


Fares From: $3,944 per person

Book Early and receive $100 per person shipboard credit

if booked by August 31, 2018


For reservations and information, contact Food & Wine Trails at 800-367-5348
Dear Friends of Ridge,
 
It is with great pleasure that I invite you to a spectacular wine adventure aboard Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ S.S. Catherine. Join me and our Winemaker, John Olney, as together we’ll embark in Avignon on an eight-day journey along the Rhône River.  Ports of call we will visit include; Arles, Tournon (Hermitage), Lyon, and Beaune.
 
While onboard the luxurious S.S. Catherine, attend Ridge wine seminars, casual tastings, as well as an exclusively hosted Ridge Vineyards’ wine dinner featuring older vintages of Monte Bello.
 
We worked with our partners at Food & Wine Trails to coordinate two private land excursions for an in-depth experience. The first is a visit to Chateuneuf-du-Pape where we will tour a winery and have lunch. The second is a tour of Tain l’Hermitage in the northern Rhône where we will we walk through the vineyards and have lunch nearby.
 
The S.S. Catherine is named after the French film star Catherine Deneuve and holds 159 passengers in complete luxury. The boat features a spa, swimming pool, fitness center, two full bars, and the Cézanne Restaurant. The S.S. Catherine also features an extensive art collection and many other lavish touches.
 
I hope you will join us as we set sail from Avignon on June 16th, 2019, for an incredible voyage marked by great company, exceptional hospitality, and world-class wines. 
 
David Amadia
President
Ridge Vineyards

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by Ridge President, David Amadia and John Olney, Lytton Springs COO & Winemaker
  • Onboard wine education program featuring world renowned Ridge wines including Monte Bello  
  • Private onboard tastings & wine dinners featuring a full range of Ridge wines, including library selections
  • Exclusive Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise Nice land program
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails private wine-themed shore excursions in select cities
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • 8-Day Avignon to Lyon cruise on Uniworld's S.S. Catherine
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Reception 
  • 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 S.S. 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 Dinner and Farewell Reception

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