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Cruise with Paso Wineries Around the World

May 22, 2024

From the sun-drenched hillsides of Spain to the rolling vineyards of the Rhine Valley and icy beauty of Alaska, winery cruises offer a taste of some of the most enchanting settings. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or simply someone who appreciates the finer things in life, these cruises are sure to delight all who come aboard. Join these great Paso Robles wineries for an unforgettable journey through Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, Tahiti, or Alaska, where every sip tells a story, and every moment is filled with magic.

But it’s not just about the breathtaking scenery – it’s also about the wine. Guests onboard will have the chance to participate in exclusive wine tastings led by the owners and winemakers, where they can sample a variety of wines from the host winery and learn about the unique characteristics of each varietal. For those looking to elevate their experience even further, onboard winemaker dinners provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy gourmet cuisine expertly paired with exceptional wines, all while cruising through some of the world’s most stunning landscapes.

Check out the list below to discover some of the Paso Robles wineries hosting a cruise between 2024-25. With a variety of options available, there’s something for everyone!

Lone Madrone: Rhine River through Germany, France, and Switzerland

Immerse yourself in history, and take a stroll through beautifully preserved medieval towns and visit stunning imperial palaces… Sample the fruits of the Rhine’s famously excellent wineries, the superb crisp white varieties such as Riesling, Sylvaner, and Gewürztraminer, and enjoy traditional delicious local treats such as Sauerbraten, waffles, Halver Hahn, Himmel und Erde, and Spekulatus. Explore the lush environment of this verdant river valley, with active nature excursions including a canoe ride through the Mainschleife nature reserve. Plus, partake in the sophistication of cosmopolitan cities like Frankfurt, Strasbourg, and Basel.

Set sail July 17-24, 2024

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Turtle Rock Vineyards, Riise Wine, Hawks Hill Ranch Winery: Rhône River

Join Turtle Rock Vineyards, RIISE Wine, and Hawks Hill Ranch Winery on an epic seven-night cruise along France’s picturesque Rhône River. Winemakers Don Burns, Juan Mercado, Kit Kuyper and Where Wine Takes You podcast host Adam Montiel will be onboard with you for this remarkable voyage, with daily stops at charming historic vineyard towns along the route. Experience captivating land excursions, exquisite pairing dinners, breathtaking scenery, and intimate tastings of some of the finest wines in the world.

Set sail August 1-8, 2024

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Brecon Estate: Spain and Portugal

Join Damian and Amanda on this “bucket list” trip to Spain and Portugal. Embark from charming Porto and cruise the wild Douro River for seven nights to the Spanish border. Then spend two nights in delightful Penafiel, staying in a 12th century monastery converted to a deluxe, five-star hotel and spa. We’ll also visit the Roman city of Segovia and conclude the program with two nights in Madrid visiting the renowned Prado Museum.

On board will be an ample provision of Brecon Estate wines, along with local Iberian vintages. This exclusive holiday is dedicated to great food, fine wines, and plentiful sunshine. Join Brecon for this once-in-a-lifetime wine experience.

Set sail August 13-24, 2024

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JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery: Rhine River

Enjoy a JUSTIN cruise personally hosted by Justin Baldwin, founder of JUSTIN, and Rachel Haggstrom, executive chef, aboard Uniworld’s new S.S. Victoria.

Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a winemaking tradition that goes back to the Romans. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. Visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg; stroll through the fairytale town of Rüdesheim; and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown.

While cruising the Rhine you will be treated to exclusive JUSTIN events with your hosts and enjoy impeccable JUSTIN wines.

Set sail September 14-22, 2024

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City of Basel in Switzerland

Peachy Canyon Winery: Seine River

This program is an 11-night Seine River cruise and tour, starting in the village of Chantilly and visiting the Champagne city of Epernay. Visit the extraordinary caves of Moet Chandon, then on to Paris for two nights before voyaging for seven nights down the Seine River Valley through Normandy. The deluxe 148-passenger ship AmaLyra will be our home for seven nights as we cruise down and up the placid and beautiful Seine River.

On board, enjoy two private tastings and a paired dinner with the best wines from Peachy Canyon, contrasting our Central Coast wines with those of France. More importantly, explore together the charming villages and chateaux of Normandy. This is an incredibly historic region. If you enjoy great art, history, wine, and food, this is a fabulous experience.

Set sail October 20-31, 2024

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Hearst Ranch Winery: Danube River to Budapest

Cruise the enchanting Danube from Passau to Budapest on a culinary, wine-filled, and breathtaking tour through the heart of Europe aboard Uniworld’s luxurious S.S. Maria Theresa. This perfectly composed journey provides an immersive cultural tasting menu of four equally beguiling countries—ideal for first-time river cruisers as well as seasoned travelers seeking to experience yet another dimension of these much-loved destinations. The ship is anticipated to sell out fast due to this limited availability. Jim and Debi Saunders of Hearst Ranch Winery invite you to join them in discovering incomparable wine, exquisite cuisine, and breathtaking sights. Pre-cruise in Munich July 3-5 and a post-cruise in Prague will be offered July 13-15.

Set sail July 6-13, 2025

For further information or to book your trip please contact Joelle Cliff of Frosch Travel at terroirs.travels@gmail.com

Eberle Winery: Rome to Venice

Join Winemaker Chris Eberle of Paso Robles family-owned Eberle Winery for an unforgettable journey offering culture, natural beauty, and regional cuisine through Italy, Greece, Croatia, and more. The ten-day cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ intimate ship – Nautica the perfect blend of magnificent ports of call appealing to the wine-lover in all of us!

Set sail July 7–17, 2025

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Harmony Cellars: Alaska

Immerse yourself in the best of the 49th state – calving glaciers, breathtaking fjords, fascinating wildlife encounters and lively historic gold-mining towns – all while enjoying hand-selected wines during exclusive onboard events with your hosts, Harmony Cellars Proprietors Chuck and Kim Mulligan.

Set sail July 8-17, 2025

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Alaska whale watching boat excursion.

Midnight Cellars: Bordeaux

Rich and Michele Hartenberger are hosting an unforgettable wine cruise in Bordeaux. This exclusive journey, organized by Food & Wine Trails aboard Uniworld’s S.S. Bon Voyage, will take you through Bordeaux’s diverse terroirs, historic sites, and world-renowned wines.

During this exceptional voyage, you will explore the iconic wine regions of Bordeaux, including visits to Bordeaux, Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Blaye, Libourne, St. Émilion, and more. You’ll delve into the nuances of Left Bank Cabernet Sauvignon wines and Right Bank Merlot wines, experiencing the unique terroirs that produce these exceptional varietals.

Onboard, you will be treated to exclusive events featuring Midnight Cellars wines alongside Midnight’s owner and winemaker, Rich Hartenberger who is celebrating his 30th year in business. From informative wine tastings to gourmet dining experiences, every moment of this cruise promises to be a delight for wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

Set sail August 3-10, 2025

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Cass Winery: Lower Danube

Join Steve and Alice Cass on a river cruise through Lyon, Macon, Vienne, Avignon, Arles, and Nice. Treat yourself to the regional sights, culinary experiences, cultures, and more.

This weeklong excursion is a chance to dive deeper into the culture of wine, great cuisine, and the balance of world adventure.

Set Sail October 15-22, 2025

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Tobin James Cellars: Danube River

The Tobin James Cellars Cruises are always loads of fun and sell out quickly! This is a Tobin James Cruise; the entire ship will be James Gang Members and their friends only. The owners, Tobin James and Lance and Claire Silver will be onboard ready to have a glass of wine with you as we cruise down the Danube River. This luxury AMA Waterways cruise includes all the best Tobin James wines you can drink along with interesting excursions and indulgent dining! The attention to detail and high standards of cruising with AMA Waterways brings an excellent experience to this classic river cruise.

Set Sail May 5-12, 2025

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