Attention, wine connoisseurs: AMAWATERWAYS has a fantastic new wine-themed cruise slated for November 12, 2010, on the MS Amalegro! “Vineyards of the Rhine and Mosel” will feature visits to world-famous wineries, off-site dinners hosted by renowned winemakers, onboard lectures plus much more!
AMAWATERWAYS President Rudi Schreiner will host the 7-night cruise, which will travel from Amsterdam to Trier, Germany. (After the cruise, guests will head to Luxembourg for a city tour of the Grand Duchy, followed by a high-speed TGV transfer to Paris!) The three-night stay Paris will include a city tour, plus an excursion to the Champagne region.
Winemaker Jim Clendenen, owner of the internationally-acclaimed Au Bon Climat winery in Santa Maria, California and Archie McLaren, founder and chairman of the Central Coast Wine Classic will also be onboard.
The “Vineyards of the Rhine and Mosel” itinerary will include visits to the scenic Rhine Gorge town of Rudesheim, Koblenz, the Mosel river valley. Passengers will enjoy a wine tasting in Winningen, followed by a visit to Cochem, known for its perfectly preserved timber-framed homes, medieval squares and the spectacular Reichsburg Castle perched above the Mosel.
There will also be a welcoming wine feast in the Mosel town of Zell, known for “Zeller Schwarze Katz” (Black Cat) wine., and a tasting at the Wine Museum in Bernkastel hosted by the famous Dr. Loosen winery.
A portion of the cruise proceeds will be donated to charities supported by the Central Coast Wine Classic, one of the country’s preeminent wine auctions.