Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by Halter Ranch Wine Club/Events Manager, Kendall Carson
  • Onboard wine education program
  • Exclusive onboard seminar & tasting, cocktail party and group dinners hosted by Halter Ranch Vineyard
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails private wine-themed shore excursions in select cities
  • F&WT Added Bonus: $100 per person shipboard credit
  • Uniworld’s All Inclusive Experience
  • Airport transfers to ship on arrival/departure dates
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks, specialty coffee, teas and bottled water
  • Complimentary Uniworld shore tours in every port
  • Shipboard gratuities included
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Cultural enrichment and captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles

We are delighted to welcome Halter Ranch Vineyards to the Food & Wine Trails family.

If you are not familiar with Halter Ranch Vineyards, you should be.  Located in the heart of the Paso Robles, California’s central coast wine country, this historic ranch is a vineyard and winery producing impeccable Bordeaux and Rhône-style wines, making them a perfect match for Uniworld’s river cruise through Burgundy and Provence.  If you are familiar with Halter Ranch, then you already know that they produce wines of the highest quality from 100% estate-grown vineyards.

You’re invited to join wine club manager Kendall Carson for 8-days aboard the lovely S.S. Catherine, catering to just 159 guests.  While cruising through some of the most scenic landscapes in all of France, you will sip and savor hand-selected vintages from the Halter Ranch library during private onboard events that include a reception, tasting  and hosted dinners.  You’ll experience 6 days of complimentary excursions offered by Uniworld Boutique River Cruises – voted #1 River Cruise Line in 2018 by Travel + Leisure, plus visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  From France’s culinary capital of Lyon to the medieval wonders of Avignon – history buffs, gastronomes and wine connoisseurs will be inspired.

Food & Wine Trails takes an extraordinary cruise and makes it an “over-the-top” experience with our private-to-the-group optional shore tours!  Sure to be the most talked about highlight of the cruise, these programs are curated specifically for guests of Halter Ranch Vineyard.  Don’t miss out on these wine-themed land programs that take you off-the-beaten-path to some of the most exclusive and sought after wineries in the region.

For reservations call Food & Wine Trails at 800-367-5348 or download the Registration Form below.

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  • Cruise Line

    Uniworld's Boutique River Cruises'

  • Ports of Call

    Lyon to Avignon, France



Wine Club/Events Manager, Halter Ranch Vineyard


Halter Ranch Vineyard 2019

Destination: Rhône River
To & From: Lyon to Avignon, France
Dates: September 15 – 22, 2019
Length: 8 Days
Ship: S.S. Catherine

September 13 - 15

Optional 2-Night/3-Day Uniworld Pre-Cruise Paris Land Program 

September 15
Lyon, France
Depart 6:00 PM

Transfer from Lyon airport to ship (approx. 30 min)

F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Dinner, Reserved Seating 7:00 PM

Cézanne Restaurant featuring Halter Ranch Vineyard Wines

September 16
Mâcon (Beaune), France
Arrive 1:30 AM
Depart 5:00 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Burgundy wine landscapes (AM) OR Mâcon walking discovery tour (AM)

Uniworld Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Mâconnais Meets Beaujolais

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM – Meet in the Van Gogh Lounge at 8:45 AM

September 17
Lyon, France
Arrive 1:30 AM
Depart 7:00 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Lyon capital of Gastronomy tour (AM) OR “Do as the locals do” Lyon silk weavers (AM) OR “Let’s Go” Lyon peninsula bike tour (PM)

F&WT Onboard Event: Wine Hour featuring Halter Ranch Vineyard Wines, 6:00 PM Van Gogh Lounge

September 18
Tournon (Tain I'Hermitage), France
Arrive 6:00 AM
Depart 2:30 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting (AM) OR guided “Let’s Go” Hermitage terrace vineyards hike with wine tasting (AM)

F&WT Onboard Event: Halter Ranch Seminar & Wine Tasting 3:00 – 5:00 PM

September 18
Viviers, France
Arrive 9:00 PM
September 19
Depart 1:30 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Exclusive intimate Viviers “Village Day” (AM)

F&WT Onboard Event: Wine Paired Dinner, Reserved Seating
7:00 PM Cézanne Restaurant featuring Halter Ranch Vineyard Wines

September 19
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France
Arrive 6:00 PM
Depart 6:30 PM
September 19
Arrive 9:30 PM
September 20
Avignon, France

Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Avignon walking discovery tour with Palace of the Popes (AM) OR Pont du Gard Roman Aquaduct visit OR “Let’s Go” kayak ride on the Gardon River

F&WT Option Shore Tour: Chateauneuf-du-Pape & the Southern Rhône
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Meet in the Van Gogh Lounge at 8:45 AM

September 21
Avignon, France
Depart 5:30 AM
September 21
Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon), France
Arrive 8:30 AM
Depart 7:00 PM

Uniworld Shore Tour: Arles walking discovery tour (AM)

Uniworld Captain’s Farewell Reception and dinner

September 21
Avignon, France
Arrive 9:30 PM
September 22
Avignon, France
Transfer from ship to Marseilles airport (approx. 1 hr 30 min)

Per Person Pricing

Deluxe Balcony Stateroom $6,019 $8,869
French Balcony Stateroom $5,519 $8,119
Classic Stateroom $4,619 $6,769

Suite category pricing available upon request and subject to availability

Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include shipboard accommodations, all scheduled airport transfers, onboard meals, gratuities, port taxes, unlimited beverages of select wines, beers, and spirits, unlimited soft drinks, specialty coffee beverages and tea, complimentary Uniworld shore excursions, upgraded wines served with dinners provided by host winery, onboard wine program and limited travel management services. Prices do not include roundtrip air, premium wine and spirits, optional pre-or post-cruise programs, Food & Wine Trails shore tours, travel insurance, or all items of a personal nature. F&WT reserves the right to correct pricing errors or omissions. Prices will not increase after deposit received, except for fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by government agencies. Single/Triple prices available upon request.

About the Ship

Voted #1 River Cruise Line
by Travel + Leisure 2018 & 2019 World’s Best Awards

S.S. Catherine 

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The stunningly sophisticated S.S. Catherine is part of Unworld’s award-winning collection of boutique river cruise ships, a vessel fittingly named in honor of the beautiful and legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve. Designed with the unique signature touches for which Uniworld is known, this ultra-luxurious Super Ship marks the debut of an entirely new category of river cruising.

The magnificent 443-foot, 159-passenger S.S. Catherine was many years in the making, meticulously engineered and lavishly decorated with exquisitely crafted furnishings, hand-selected antiques, original paintings, and an indoor swimming pool with an intricate mosaic tile backsplash. The S.S. Catherine also showcases an extensive art collection and many other opulent touches, including a hand blown Murano glass chandelier and life-size glass horse that were specially commissioned for the ship.

Public Areas & Amenities
•Van Gogh Lounge with full-service bar
•Bar du Leopard with full-service bar
•Cézanne Restaurant
•Gordes Terrace
•Matisse Terrace
•Heated swimming pool
•Fitness center
•Serenity River Spa
•Guest laundry
•24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
•Free Internet and Wi-Fi access


Staterooms & Suites

All staterooms and suites (shown above) have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, and a choice of pillows. Other amenities include built-in closets, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, bottled water, and a safe. Marble bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmers, heated mirrors, and bathrobes and slippers.

All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including in-suite special butler service, packing and unpacking assistance, full breakfast menu, daily fruit and cookie plate, elegant evening snack, robes and slippers, iPod® docking station, Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas, fully stocked mini bar, free laundry and shoe shine service, bottle of wine upon arrival, Hermés bath products, one-per-person in-suite well-being treatment, and a special dinner in Bar du Leopard.


Ship’s lobby

Bar du Leopard lounge

Van Gogh lounge

Cézanne Restaurant

Terms & Conditions

    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

    For MAC users, the process for properly filling in and saving a PDF form is slightly different than on a Windows machine. By default, the Mac’s Preview application is set to open all PDF files, but Preview will not save the data you put into the forms. Right-click on the pdf or hold down the Control key on your keyboard and click on it. A menu will appear, select “Open With”. Choose Acrobat Reader from the list of programs. From within Acrobat you will be able to fill in the fields and save the file with your text and submit the completed form via email.

    If you are paying for the deposit by check, mail to: Food & Wine Trails, 141 Stony Circle, Suite 260, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

    If you are paying for the deposit with a credit card, include your card information on page two of the registration form and FAX to (707) 526-9147.

    $950 per person is due at time of booking.


    All Guests will be required to check‐in online to complete and submit their PASSENGER INFORMATION FORM before final documentation will be processed. Check‐in online at www.uniworld.com/before‐you‐go/expresscheckin. Please complete Express Check‐in as soon as possible after making your booking.

    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 page 2 of the registration form.