European Wine Immersion Sailings


Your "New World" Wine Expert

Cruise Europe’s most legendary rivers through celebrated wine regions accompanied by one of our European Wine Hosts. Gain their insider perspective on a particular wine region from Europe, such as France’s iconic Bordeaux or Germany’s Rheingau and Moselle regions. As you cruise the waterways along which the earliest vines were planted, you’ll enjoy a complete European Wine Immersion from learning about the local “terroir” to witnessing the different harvesting techniques unique to certain regions. Taste history straight from the source at leading wineries or intimate family-owned ventures, learn which foods pair best with local reds and whites, and discover a deeper understanding of the rich traditions, colorful stories and historic characters behind European winemaking.

Every European Wine Immersion Sailing Includes:

  • Enhanced epicurean experiences such as onshore tasting events or visits to seasonal wine festivals in local towns
  • Visits to historic European cellars, vineyards or châteaux
  • A European Wine Expert who leads you through onboard tastings and discussions focused on regional wines
  • A specially curated food and wine pairing dinner highlighting regionally-inspired cuisine
Colors of Provence August 4, 2022
Rivers: Rhône
Helene Teboul, French Wine Expert
Helene was born in Marseille, France in the Provence Wine Region, well-known for its white and rosé wines. As part of the French way of life, she describes falling into a glass of wine the same way the French cartoon character, Obelix, fell into the Druid’s cauldron of magic potion when he was six years old. Under its spell, Helene went on to meet the owners and families of Bordeaux vineyards and developed a strong passion for the harmony created between food and wine. On a hot summer day, Helene recommends a cold Rosé from Provence served with a simple fresh pasta or pizza. In autumn, she prefers a red Bordeaux wine from the Médoc Region paired with her mother’s roast lamb. And to celebrate the holidays, a Sauternes wine to complement foie gras. She looks forward to sharing her passion for French wines with you!
Taste of Bordeaux October 27, 2022
Rivers: Garonne, Dordogne
Fintan Kerr, European Wine Expert
Fintan is a wine expert and writer based in Barcelona, Spain, where he specializes in the wines of Spain, France, Italy and Germany. He proudly holds the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) diploma. When he is not exploring the wine regions of Europe with AmaWaterways, you will find him writing for international wine publications and judging at wine competitions. He believes that everything in life is better with a glass of wine and he cannot wait to share the amazing wines of Europe with you.
Paris & Normandy October 29, 2022
Rivers: Seine
Réka Piros, European Wine Expert
Hungarian born, Réka comes from a family of strong brewing and winemaking traditions. She is a regular and longtime member of Hungary’s largest wine club, organizes entertaining and educational tasting events for AmaWaterways, and is currently preparing for her Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 certificate. Besides her passion for cruising through the notable wine regions of Europe, Réka is eager to introduce lesser-known grape varieties and wines to AmaWaterways guests from her native Danube region.
Europe's Rivers & Castles November 8, 2022
Rivers: Rhine, Main, Moselle
Marcia Moricz, European Wine Expert
Born and raised in Brazil, Marcia is a confident wine connoisseur who can navigate a European fine wine list and expertly pair any bottle with complementary cuisine. Her credentials include the internationally renowned Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 course that has enabled her to taste wine using a globally recognized approach, as well as identify key styles and characteristics of important grape varieties. Marcia’s favorite wine is “Dr. Loosen Riesling vom Schiefer” from the Moselle region, not only because this Riesling grows close to her current residence, but also because it opens with hints of peach and pineapple, herbal spiciness and nuances of mineral character. She is continuing her wine education and looks forward to sharing her favorite Riesling’s “sweet and sour game” with you during your Europe’s Rivers & Castles Celebration of Wine Cruise!