SeaDream Yacht Club announces nine Wine Voyages for the 2018 season. Showcasing yachting ports of the Mediterranean, and Caribbean for 2018, on five-to-ten day sailings, each itinerary pairs a wine experience with the regions' most scenic backdrops. Whether a seasoned wine connoisseur or new to learning about and liking wine, these voyages are a perfect occasion for developing a passion and knowledge of wine and cuisine.
Guests onboard these vino-centric sailings will explore the flavors and history from some of the world's most renowned wineries, as well as several less familiar, but equally notable vineyards. Exclusive wine tastings are followed by the Winemaker's hosted Dinner, where SeaDream's Executive Chef's degustation menu is complemented with top cuvees from the visiting Winemaker. A different selection of wines will be offered for the Winemaker's Dinner, an evening unique to the Wine Voyages.
"We are eager to announce the 2018 Wine Voyages, offering our guests enhanced culinary experiences they have come to expect from SeaDream," shares SeaDream Yacht Club President Bob Lepisto. "With newly unveiled additions, we hope to welcome new travelers as well as familiar faces onboard."
Two new wine sailings in the Caribbean, which will bookend the 2018 wine voyage season, have been added as well as a land adventure in the Mediterranean of truffle hunting in the Italian forests of Castello Delle Regine followed by a meal with the "catch of the day" paired with wines from the vineyard. Guests onboard the Mediterranean wine voyages will also meet Clovis Taittinger, whose family is recognized worldwide for producing some of the finest champagnes. Andrea Mullineux, South African who was recently named "Winemaker of the Year,” will also be onboard for wine tastings and the Winemaker's Dinner. In 2018, SeaDream will be host Angelo Gaja of Gaja Winery, an Italian wine producer from the Piemonte region.
Below is a full listing of SeaDream's 2018 Wine Voyage itineraries:
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