Windstar features president of Cuvaison Estate Wines

Windstar Cruises offers guests a unique opportunity to travel with Jay Schuppert, president of Cuvaison Estate Wines, on a Mediterranean sailing aboard Wind Surf departing April 4, 2010, from Lisbon, Portugal.

Windstar’s Signature Collection Host Series features distinguished guests and lecturers throughout the 2010 season, including Schuppert who will host a wine lecture and wine tastings. Prior to Cuvaison, Schuppert was with Kendall Jackson, San Francisco-based Southern Wine and Spirits Distributors and was Executive Chef of the Crystal Palace Restaurant in Aspen, Colo. Today, Schuppert leads the premium winery to record profits and global presence. Schuppert will lecture on the wine-making process and conduct wine tastings during the sailing.

Cuvaison’s winery is situated on the historic Silverado Trail in Northern Napa Valley and is known for its award-wining wines. Since 1969, Cuvaison Estate Wines has been hand-crafting classic and elegant Napa Valley wines. Cuvaison’s estate grown wines capture the uniqueness of their Carneros and Mount Veeder estate vineyards and reflect the finest attributes of each vintage. For more information on Cuvaison Estate Wines, visit www.cuvaison.com.

Wind Surf’s 7-day Lisbon to Barcelona itinerary includes ports in Tangier, Morocco; Málaga, Spain; Alicante, Spain; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; and Valencia, Spain. Cruise rates start at $2,399 per person, based on double occupancy.

Wind Surf accommodates 312 guests and offers deluxe, oceanview staterooms that include beds with luxury linens and mattresses, flat-screen TV and DVD player, Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods, waffle-weave robes with slippers and sumptuous L’Occitane products. Suites also include an extra bath, TV and sitting area. Bridge Suites give guests the additional luxury of a spacious private living room and relaxing whirlpool spa. Culinary wonders abound in Wind Surf’s The Restaurant, Degrees, Le Marché and Candles. Water sports enthusiasts will appreciate Windstar’s complimentary waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking from the ship’s water sports platform.

About Cynthia Boal Janssens

Cynthia Boal Janssens is the editor and chief blogger for AllThingsCruise.com. She is a former national president of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). She has sailed on over 40 cruises all over the world.

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