Exclusive Wine Cruise


Hosted by Matthew Meyer, Vice President and Winemaker, The Williamsburg Winery – Williamsburg, VA

Born in Great Britain, Matthew learned to appreciate wine from his Father. Together they collected and enjoyed wines from around the world. It was this early passion for wine that took Matthew to the University of California at Davis and after earning his degree in Oenology and Viticulture, Matthew worked for Grgich Hills Wine Cellars in Napa Valley California. In 1998 Matthew was hired by Heitz Wine Cellars, and later as Cellar Master/Assistant Winemaker he took over the Cellar Select Chardonnay program. In 2002 Matthew moved to Williamsburg Virginia where he took the position of winemaker, and soon became Executive Vice President. In addition to making wine for The Williamsburg Winery Matthew also makes wine in Mendoza, Argentina every year and along with his wife Elena have their own wine brand called “M”. Join them as they share the wines and wonders of the Danube.


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 – Wachau Valley

Brilliant architectural masterpieces and vine-strung hillsides on the Danube River have inspired artistic creations for hundreds of years. The Romantic Danube journeys through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, so you can experience some of the most celebrated wines and sights in Europe’s heartland.

Over 3,700 acres of terraced vineyards rise from Austria’s illustrious Wachau Valley. Located between the towns of Melk and Krems, this cooler-climate wine region brings a wide variety of refreshing, peppery white-grape wines to fruition. Grüner Veltliner is considered to be the most important grape in Austria. Grown in loess soils by the river’s edge, these favored wines offer aromatic stone fruit flavors reminiscent of the terroir. Riesling, the second most popular grape, loves rocky inclines, so it is extensively sewn into the rich hillside. Fruity notes and floral scents surface from these unique whites.



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