Eric Ross & William Gordon Wineries
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise


   2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise

Limited Availability - Act Now!

November 7 - 17, 2019 | 10-days
Venice to Rome
Aboard Oceania Cruises' Nautica

Fares From: $3,074 per person
Including Roundtrip Air!


OLife added benefits include:

Book by July 31, 2019 and receive:
FREE pre-paid gratuities, $100 per stateroom shipboard credit,
FREE Unlimited Internet package and your choice per stateroom of:

Six (6) FREE Shore Excursions
FREE Beverage Package
$600 Additional Shipboard Credit  

Food & Wine Tails is ecstatic to partner with winery owners Eric Luse of Eric Ross Winery and Bill Pesonen of William Gordon Winery for a 10-day cruise in the Mediterranean during the Fall of 2019.

Anyone can take a summer cruise to the Mediterranean, in fact many people do!  However if the thought of long lines to get into popular sights, crowded squares, packed restaurants and not to mention the sweltering heat have kept you away, your ship has finally come in!  This unique Fall wine-themed cruise avoids all the downsides to summer cruising and offers a lower price point that includes round-trip air.  For these reasons, Eric & Bill  have selected a November 2019 sailing from Venice to Rome, visiting 4 countries including Italy, Croatia, Albania & Greece.

Begin your journey with Food & Wine Trails optional 2-night land program in Italy's Verona, where you will enjoy sommelier-led wine tours in the beautiful Valpolicella wine region.  After a fabulous pre-program, it's time to embark Oceania Cruises' mid-sized 684-guest Nautica and meet your fellow "Ross & Gordon" cruisers.  With each day and each new port of call you will encounter new and exciting discoveries, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the walled city of Dubrovnik, the ruins of Pompei and the Corfu's old town where you can opt for a guided chef tour and cooking class with Oceania Cruises' shore tour program.  And speaking of shore tour programs, you don't want to miss the  tours that Food & Wine Trails has put together specifically for this group.  Our guided optional tours take you off the beaten path, giving you exclusive access to hidden gems for private tastings, tours, wine-paired lunches and more!

While onboard the ship, enjoy Food & Wine Trails wine-education program that includes private-to-the-group receptions, wine tastings and the ever popular winemaker's dinner served with  exceptional hand-selected wines from the libraries of Eric Ross and William Gordon wineries.

Reserve your spot today, call Food & Wine Trails at 800-367-5348.


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


Eric Luse
Owner & Winemaker, Eric Ross Winery

Bill Pesonen
Owner, William Gordon Winery


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

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


    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.)


    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