Program Highlights
  • Cruise hosted by Grgich Hills Estate President – Violet Grgich
  • Private shipboard events including welcome and farewell receptions, wine tasting & seminar, and Vintner’s dinner featuring exquisite Grgich Hills Estate wines
  • Protected cruise fares until April 28, 2023
  • Free round-trip economy class airfare and ground transfers between airport/ship on day of embarkation and debarkation
  • Included Silversea shore tour in every port
  • Butler Service for every suite
  • Complimentary beverages throughout the ship, including select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees, bottled water, juices and sodas
  • Pre-paid shipboard gratuities
  • Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise land program and wine-themed shore tours in select ports

Discover the Croatian Origins of Zinfandel

The Grgich family roots run deep in the soil of Croatia.  Founder and winemaking legend, Miljenko “Mike” Grgich was born there in a tiny village and grew up stomping grapes and making wine.  In later years Mike started Grgic Vina winery in Trstenik, Croatia and produced the finest wines from native Dalmatian grapes.  Fast forward to today, Napa Valley’s Grgich Hills Estate is run by Mike’s daughter, Violet – your host for this amazing wine cruise and journey though the family’s homeland.

Croatia is a melting pot of Venetian, Ottoman and Roman past and this cruise plans to see it all! Beginning and ending in the watery majesty of Venice, drink in centuries of history in Opatija, Split, Dubrovnik and Zadar. Sail on to Hvar’s glorious idyll of hidden coves, electric blue waters that are simply stunning. Trieste is Italy’s most under the radar treasure trove, and will take your breath away.

If the itinerary is not enough to whet your appetite for adventure and discovery, the onboard events certainly will!  Look forward to private gatherings with your host, including a tasting and seminar of Grgich Hills wines and a very special winemaker’s dinner featuring hand-selected vintages.

Download Grgich Hills Estate & The Roots of Zinfandel Registration Form
  • Cruise Line


  • Ports of Call

    Roundtrip Venice


Violet Grgich

President, Grgich HIlls Estate


Grgich Hills Estate
Destination: Italy & Croatia
To & From: Roundtrip Fusina (Venice)
Dates: August 2 – 9, 2023
Length: 7 Days

July - Aug. 30 - 02

 F&WT Optional 3-night Pre-Cruise Land Program : From Venice to the Vineyards of Friuli

Aug. 02
Fusina (Venice), Italy
Depart 7:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Reception 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Observation Lounge

Aug. 03
Trieste, Italy
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 7:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Grgich Hills Estate Vintner Dinner 7:30pm in Atlantide Restaurant

Aug. 04
Zadar, Croatia
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 6:00 PM
Aug. 05
Hvar, Croatia
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 11:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Grgich Hills Estate “Roots of Zinfandel” Wine Seminar 3:00 – 5:00pm in Atlantide Restaurant

Aug. 06
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 5:00 PM

 Optional F&WT Exclusive Dubrovnik Shore Tour: Discover Croatian Wines & the City of Dubrovnik

Aug. 07
Split, Croatia
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 6:00 PM

Optional F&WT Exclusive Split Shore Tour: Activate Your Senses with Croatian Wines

Aug. 08
Opatija (Kvarner Bay), Croatia
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 6:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Farewell Reception 6:00pm in the Observation Lounge

Aug. 09
Fusina (Venice), Italy
Disembark AM

Per Person Pricing - if booked by April 28, 2023

Category DescriptionDouble OccupancySingle Occupancy
CV - Class Veranda Suite$7,000$10,250
SV - Superior Veranda Suite$7,200$10,550
DX - Deluxe Veranda Suite$7,400$10,850

  • Note: Air credit for non-use of Silversea air program is $900 per person

    Please ask for rates and availability of categories not listed

    Prices Prices quoted are per person based on cabin double or single occupancy, subject to change and include suite accommodations with butler service; roundtrip economy airfare; ground transfers between home, airport and ship on day of embarkation and debarkation when participating in Silversea’s air program (restrictions apply); most onboard meal; shipboard gratuities; choice of one Silversea shore tour in each port; onboard beverages including select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees, sodas and juices; all surcharges, government taxes,; limited travel management services and private wine program. Prices do not include Food & Wine Trails optional land programs or all items of a personal nature. F&WT reserves the right to correct pricing errors or omissions. Prices will not increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes, fees or fuel surcharges.


About the Ship

Silver Spirit
The all-new Silver Spirit has never looked better, nor felt cozier. Fully refurbished for a superlative onboard adventure, she retains our world famous standards of service and home away from home feel.

With one of the highest space to guest ratios in the business and eight superlative luxury dining options, Silver Spirit offers its guests one of the most complete cruise experiences available. Spacious decks leave plenty of room for relaxation, yet the cosy niches make sure that there is something for everyone. Meet like-minded friends; enjoy first class dining and relax in what is possibly the best place between sea and sky.

Veranda Suite

Veranda Suite Bathroom

Butler Service for everyone

The Poolside Grill

Atlantide Restaurant

La Terraza

Observation Library

Connoisseur's Lounge

Panorama Lounge

Zagara Beauty Spa

Terms & Conditions

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    To book a stateroom on this sailing, you must submit a completed registration form with deposit. For your convenience the registration form can be completed and electronically signed online by all passengers traveling.

    For PC users the PDF form can be completed online, saved and returned via email to receptionist@foodandwinetrails.com.

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    Please note, Silversea requires that all guests submit a completed Guest Registration Form before final payment can be processed. You can either request a blank Guest Registration Form from your Travel Consultant or submit the information directly to the cruise line on their web site: www.mysilversea.com

    Include your card information on the registration form and FAX to (707) 346-5789.

    Please note that cruise line offered promotions including but not limited to free gratuities, shipboard credits, and internet packages can be cancelled or discontinued by the cruise line without notice at any time. F&WT includes such promotional offers on this web site in good faith and will remove expired, cancelled or discontinued offers within 24 hours of notification. F&WT will not be financially responsible for expired, cancelled, or discontinued cruise line promotions they in good faith advertise on this web site as valid.

    F&WT strongly recommends the purchase of (Allianz) travel insurance to safeguard your trip investment.


    Please note: Cruise escorts, experts scheduled to appear and onboard programming are subject to change with or without notice. For a complete listing of all tour conditions, please refer to the registration form.