Eric Ross & William Gordon Wineries
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise


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 | November 7
Join your hosts and meet your fellow travelers during a festive welcome reception.
  
 



SEMINARS & TASTINGS | November 10 & 14
Enjoy the fine wines of Eric Ross and William Gordon.  Details and tasting lists to be announced. 

 

Winemaker's Dinner | November 11
A gourmet, multi-course, wine-paired meal will be served in one of the onboard specialty restaurants.  Each course will be paired with host wines.




 

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally hosted by winery owners, Eric Luse and Bill Pesonen
  • Private events including a welcome reception, wine tastings & seminars, and winemaker’s dinner featuring host wines
  • Food & Wine Trail's optional pre-cruise Verona land program
  • Private optional wine-themed shore tours in select ports
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $100 shipboard credit per couple for early bookings
 
Cruise Highlights:
  • 10-day cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' intimate 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
  • Epicurean enrichment programs, including immersive Culinary Discovery tours in select ports
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice per stateroom of 6 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $600 shipboard credit

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Eric Luse
Owner & Winemaker, Eric Ross Winery




Bill Pesonen
Owner, William Gordon Winery

INCLUDES

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Roundtrip air to Europe
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, cappuccino, espresso, and teas
  • Onboard Wine Education Program
  • DOESN'T INCLUDE

    • Airport transfers
    • Optional pre-cruise & shore tours
    • Travel insurance
    • All items of a personal nature

    REVIEWS

    My expectations were completely blown out of the water!  Everything was amazing and now I just want to do a Food & Wine Trails tour every year.

    J. Campbell (Chico, Ca.)

    AWARDS and RATINGS



    Eric Ross
    92 pts.
    2008 Saralee's Vineyard Pinot Noir
    Russian River Valley


    William Gordon
    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2017
    Double Gold Winner
    2014 Zinfandel Alexander Valley Rink Vineyard