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Exclusive Wine Cruise

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Hosted by Mark Clarin, Winemaker for McGrail Vineyards, Livermore CA

Please join winemaker Mark Clarin of McGrail Vineyards as he hosts AmaWaterways' November 8, 2018 sailing of the AmaDante on a spectacular wine cruise along the Rhine & Moselle rivers. You'll feast on mouth-watering cuisine and delight in experiencing regional wines, while Mark shares over 30 years of award-winning winemaking expertise during our 7-night voyage. Compare and contrast Old World Wines with McGrail Vineyards' New World award-winning selections, while you expand your palate. Mark will share his expertise during three lecture/tastings and lead passengers through a magnificent wine-paired dinner featuring McGrail Vineyards wine. As Mark is also an avid musician, we may also get to hear him perform on the ship after our days filled with touring, wine tasting, fine cuisine and local entertainment…what a treat! Please join us this Fall!

Expertly Curated WINE EXPERIENCES

Immerse yourself in the many flavors of Europe on one of AmaWaterways unique Wine Cruises, which let you add a unique, epicurean dimension to one of our European itineraries. Like our standard river cruises, guests have the opportunity to join tours that highlight the famous sights in each port of call. These special itineraries, however, offer guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. You’ll taste local cuisine, discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings — all at no additional cost. Whether you have a seasoned appreciation for fine wine, or simply indulge in a sip here and there, this is a wonderful way to uncork the traditions of the local culture and learn about the region you’re visiting.

About the Wine Region – The Moselle, Main and Rhine

The Rhine along with its main tributaries - the Moselle and Main - have created a wine connoisseur's paradise, which can be discovered on our Europe's Rivers & Castles, Enchanting Rhine, Captivating Rhine and Rhine & Moselle Splendors itineraries.

The Upper Middle Rhine’s slate soil combined with a semi-continental climate have proven to be a recipe for wine-growing success for the Rheingau vineyards, yielding high-quality white wine varieties, and some fine reds. Germany's Moselle River Valley yields some of the finest white wines ever produced due to its blue Devonian slate and quartzite soils. Alongside the Main River in eastern Germany, a wide variety of wines have been surfacing from Franconia due to its special soils and Mediterranean-like climate.

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