David Arthur Vineyards


Overview

David Arthur Vineyards' 2014 Wine Cruise

10-Night Cruise from Barcelona to Venice
October 11 - 21, 2014
Oceania Cruises' Marina

Stateroom prices start at $4,174 per person
and include FREE Roundtrip Air to Europe!*

 


JUST EXTENDED—
Book April 30, 2014 for FREE gratuities
& $100 shipboard credit —value of
$300 for staterooms and $410 for suites!


(800) 367-5348 | info@foodandwinetrails.com

*Click Here to view complete terms and conditions of the Free Airfare Promotion.

 

Hi Friends,
 
This is my virgin cruise and who knows maybe my only cruise…and as such, I am determined to pull out all the stops…have a fun time and get crazy!!! As often as we can, wherever we can and whenever we can…
 
If you are looking for the sleepy cruise, this is not the one for you!  If you want to have a boat load of fun…(no pun intended)…can laugh at yourself as well as me we’d love to have you be a part of our group.
 
I take pride in taking those moments that would otherwise be yawners and turning them into memorable one of a kind moments…I hope you can join me in making this happen.
 
So, I would like to officially invite you to join us in the fall of 2014 as we embark on a ten-day cruise from Barcelona, Spain to Venice, Italy. You’ll cruise on Oceania Cruise’s newest mid-sized ship the Marina. The Riviera debuted in May 2012, and is one of the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere; you won’t want to go home.
 
You can also arrive a few days early into Barcelona where I will be hosting a 3 night Pre-Cruise “Best of Barcelona”. Barcelona will never be the same again!
 
We are thrilled to be your host and we look forward to meeting you, after all, life is really just about having great wine with great people!
 

David

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Oceania Cruises’ are regularly rated as having “the best food at sea” by publications like Condé Nast Travel and Travel + Leisure - which isn’t surprising as their executive chef is Jacques Pépin. The ship features three no-extra-charge restaurants, a large fitness room and spa, and a casinoand enough bars and lounges to keep us entertained at night
 
While in port, you can wander on your own, or join one of the private-to-the-group visits to such famous wineries as Ornellaia, a super Tuscan winery that received a Perfect 100-score from Wine Spectator, to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a French wine region made famous by the critic Robert Parker and to a small family owned winery on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius near the ruins of Pompeii.
 
Onboard, we will host an opening wine reception and a dinner featuring our wines. We will host a tasting so you can experience our wines and we can get to know each other. I will be discussing with you my life and the history of how David Arthur came to be. There will be many opportunities to share other meals, both on-board and ashore, and it’s entirely possible that a few library wines might find their way aboard.
 
And if the wine isn’t enough to entice you, Food & Wine Trails is offering a fantastic deal — stateroom prices include free air fare, all onboard meals, PLUS the David Arthur onboard wine program. 
 
Our cruise ends in one of the most romantic, iconic cities of all Venice, Italy.it just doesn’t get better than this.
 
Space is limited and if you book soon, you’ll receive complementary pre-paid gratuities! Please join us on what’s sure to be a most memorable, and enjoyable experience.

HIGHLIGHTS

Your hosted 10-night wine cruise highlights include:
  • Personally escorted by winery co-founder David Long
  • FREE Airfare to Europe
  • Mid-size, elegant ship designed for food and wine lovers
  • Finest cuisine at sea in open-seating restaurants, at no additional charge
  • Culinary program created by world-reowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • Country club-casual, no tuxedos or gowns required
  • Optional small group tasting and lunches at top wine estates
  • Optional 3-night pre-cruise Barcelona package

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


David Long
Co-Founder
David Arthur Vineyards




Pam Harter
Director of Sales & Marketing
David Arthur Vineyards

INCLUDES

  • David Arthur Vineyards' Onboard Wine Program
  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Ocean transportation
  • All meals & entertainment on ship

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Airport transfers
  • Optional F&WT Pre-cruise package
  • Optional F&WT Shore Tours
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

"This was the first time my wife or I had taken a cruise...and we were absolutely delighted with our experience!" Steve Dobson (Schertz, TX)

"This was by far the most well planned and customer service oriented trip I have ever been on. It was truly the trip of a lifetime. Thank you!" K. Beaudoin (Houston, TX)


AWARDS and RATINGS



95+ Pts.
2010 David Arthur Cabernet
Sauvignon Elevation 1147
 

94 Pts.
2009 David Arthur Cabernet
Sauvignon Estate Old Vine