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2012 Gold Medal Wine Cruise
2012 Cruise - Taormina
Taormina, Sicily: One of the fabulous ports-of-call for the 2012 wine cruise

Cuise the Mediterranean with Girard, Cosentino & Kunde--Free Roundtrip air to Europe!

Rome to Venice

Join Vintner Pat Roney and gold medal-winning winemakers Jeff Kunde and Mitch Cosentino on a 10-day Italy focused cruise featuring wines from Girard Winery, Cosentino Winery and Kunde Family Estate. 2012 will be the inaugural cruising season for Oceania Cruises’ newest mid-size ship – the Riviera – the first ship that was designed specifically for food and wine lovers. Their award-winning cuisine is overseen by legendary Master Chef Jacques Pépin and served in six open-seating restaurants, including Wine Spectator’s branded “La Reserve” and the cruise industry’s only hands-on cooking classroom.

Your cruise will visit six of Italy’s most iconic cruise ports, plus two ports along the Adriatic Dalmatian coast, the Greek Island of Corfu and famous playground of the rich—Monte Carlo.

Onboard you’ll be treated to all the features of a deluxe cruise ship, plus a series of private parties, wine tastings and a winemaker’s dinner featuring wines from the three host wineries. While in port you will the opportunity to attend a series of exclusive wine focused shore excursions that include a visit to a famed “Super Tuscan” wine estate.

Get more information & reserve your place at the Food & Wine Trails Website

Cruise Highlights

  • Personally escorted by Jeff Kunde, Mitch Cosentino and Pat Roney.
  • Elegant mid-size ship voted one of the "World's Best Cruise Lines"
  • Private parties, special tastings and winemaker's dinner
  • Finest cuisine at sea overseen by Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • Optional wine & food focused shore tours exclusive to the group

2012 Ports of Call

  • 9/24 Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • 9/26 La Spezia (Cinque Terre)
  • 9/27 Florence (Livorno)
  • 9/28 Amalfi/Positano
  • 9/29 Taormina (Sicily)
  • 10/3-10/4 Venice


  • 9/25 Monte Carlo


  • 9/30 Corfu


  • 10/2 Dubrovnik

Get more information & reserve your place at the Food & Wine Trails Website