Patz & Hall
2019 Rhone River Wine Cruise


2019 Rhône River Wine Cruise
"Burgundy & Provence"

October 20 - 27, 2019 | 8-days
Avignon to Lyon, France

Aboard Uniworld Boutique River Cruises' S.S. Catherine

Per Person Fares From: $4,344

Early Booking Bonus: $100 per person shipboard Credit
if booked by June 28, 2019
After a sold out hosted Mediterranean ocean cruise in 2018, Patz & Hall has set their sights for a slower paced river cruise through Burgundy & Provence in 2019. 

Join winemaker James Hall, sailing from Avignon to Lyon, France next fall aboard the #1 River Cruise Line as rated by Travel + Leisure, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises' elegant S.S. Catherine will be your home away from home for 8 days of cruising the picturesque Rhône river.  Imagine traveling through the same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired artists Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin, while enjoying the region's incomparable wine and cuisine.   Together with your fellow Patz & Hall enthusiasts, you will discover four designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, hike the Hermitage terraced vineyards, tour the engineering marvel, Pont du Gard Roman Aqueduct and so much more.  

Consider arriving three days before the cruise for our optional Nice land program. This is a great way to kick-off your vacation and meet your fellow cruise travelers. You'll be treated to a full day in Bellet, one of France's smallest wine appellations.   Food & Wine Trails has also arranged for two optional wine-themed shore tours from the ports of Avignon and Tournon  with a guided tour at top wineries, with tastings and wine-paired lunch. Always a highlight of the cruise, these shore tours are unique and not to be missed.

Contact Food & Wine Trails today at 800-367-5348 to reserve your space.


Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted Patz & Hall Winemaker, James Hall
  • Onboard wine education program featuring the impeccable wines of Patz & Hall
  • Private onboard tasting & wine dinners paired with Patz & Hall wines
  • Exclusive Food & Wine Trails optional 2-night pre-cruise Nice land program
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails private wine-themed shore excursions in select ports
  • $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


James Hall
Founder & Winemaker, Patz & Hall Winery


  • 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


  • Roundtrip Air
  • Food & Wine Trails Optional 3-Night Pre-Cruise Nice Land Program  
  • Food & Wine Trails exclusive wine themed shore tours in select ports 
  • Optional Uniworld Masterpiece shore tours
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature


We really enjoyed the "wine portion" of our trip.  The events were fun, educational and professionally presented.  We certainly will sign up for another trip!

B. Knowlton (Spring, TX.)


90 pts.
2014 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

94 pts.
2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Chenoweth Ranch