COUNTRIES FRANCE, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, SWITZERLAND
YOUR JOURNEY ALONG THE RHINE RIVER Pass through some of Europe’s most enchanting and historic wine regions as you sail through four countries along the Rhine River. Take a front row seat on an enchanting wine-themed Rhine River journey. Discover the differences between France’s Alsatian wines, praised for their fragrant aromas, and Rüdesheim’s finest Rieslings. Sip local varietals while cruising through Germany’s designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the castle-laden Rhine Gorge. Partake in wine-themed excursions and indulge in a specially curated food and wine pairing dinner on board – all with the guidance of a dedicated wine expert.
EXTRA INCLUDED FEATURES ONLY ON WINE CRUISES • Special tours and tastings at local wineries and private cellars • Onboard wine pairings with award-winning cuisine • A wine host will lead tastings and discussions
WINE HOSTS BIO Lisa & Rob Russell and Marco & Claudia Montez from Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery
Lisa and Rob Russell, fourth-generation vintners of the Grifenhagen and Russell families, are owners of Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery, an 80-acre vineyard and 12,000-case winery on their family’s permanently preserved 435-acre farm in Westport, Massachusetts. Their operation and farm play an important role in preserving the rural agricultural character of their small seaside town. Rob has focused on farming since 1985, and Lisa has managed onsite events, the wine club and retail sales since 2017. Rob is now the winery’s General Manager.
Marco Montez joined the Westport Rivers Cru in 2019, bringing advanced wine making knowledge and expertise. Marco offers a unique winemaking perspective as he owns a family winery in Portugal in addition to his responsibilities with Westport Rivers.
Westport Rivers specializes in Méthode Champenoise sparkling wines, which have been served in the White House and lauded by Oprah. The winery also farms and vinifies Chardonnay, Riesling, and more esoteric whites such as Pinot Gris, Rkatsiteli, Grüner Veltliner, and Schönburger.
Like the wines of Alsace, most of Westport’s wines are fully fermented to dryness, gloriously aromatic, and deliciously crisp. This makes them excellent pairings for both exotic and simple foods.
Join Linda & Rob Russell and Claudia & Marco Montez to sail along the beautiful and historic Rhine River. Taste and enjoy both the wines from Westport Rivers and the Alsace wine region while learning about the challenges and rewards of farming and pioneering world-class wines in the Southeastern New England AVA. Discover the similarities and differences between the wines of Westport Rivers and Alsace and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow wine lovers on this unique and unforgettable experience.
INCLUDED WITH YOUR FARE • 7-night cruise in elegantly appointed accommodations • Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board • Fine dining at The Chef’s Table and Main Restaurant • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour • Captain’s Gala Dinner and Cocktail Reception • Exclusive Wine Cruise features including tastings, tours and discussions • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board • Small group guided shore excursions with a variety of choices and activity levels • Professionally trained Wellness Host leading a variety of wellness activities