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Columbia River Wine Cruise aboard the
Queen of the West Paddlewheel River Boat

Indulge in a 7 night cruise through the heart of the Columbia River Valley's extensive wine making heritage. This Columbia River cruise features onboard wine experts, wine samplings, and guided tours at several of the area's finest vineyards. Your onboard wine expert will show you everything from the basics of wine tasting to advanced wine pairing and sensory evaluation.

Cruise Highlights:

Clarkston, WA
Pendleton, OR
Cruising the Columbia River Gorge
Multnomah Falls
Barnard Griffin Vineyard Tour
Mount St. Helens, WA
Domaine Poiullon Vineyard Tour
Astoria, OR
Portland, OR

Onboard Experts

Onboard Wine Expert: Regina Daigneault will be joining the Columbia River Wine Cruise. Regina will lead a thoroughly enriching program on wine with special attention paid to the vineyards and varieties of the Pacific Northwest.

Regina's background spans 30 years in the restaurant and wine industries.  She is certified with the Court of Master Sommeliers. When she's not entertaining American Cruise Lines' passengers, Regina teaches Wine Marketing and Sales, Introduction to Wines of the World, Wine History and Appreciation, and Sensory Evaluation at South Seattle College.

March 28, 2015 and October 3, 2015
Regina Daigneault wine expert

Wine Enthusiast Special Events

As you cruise the Columbia River, we'll stop at renowned local vineyards for tours and enjoy tastings of regional favorites. Renowned onboard experts share their insight into the region's wines, while showing passengers everything needed to fully experience the robust wine that Columbia River has to offer. Listed below is some of what we've got planned for upcoming Columbia River Wine Cruises.

Saturday - Wine 101: Overview of Wines, Regions, Grapes

     Maps of local and classical wine regions and grape varieties
     Basics in Winemaking, How to Taste Wine and understand what you are tasting

Sunday: Three Winery Tours in Richland, WA     

     Hamilton Cellars
     Bookwalter Cellars
     Barnard Griffin Winery

Monday: Oregon Food and Wine Pairing

     Understanding the relationship between wine and food
     Putting it together with Oregon food and wines
     Sensory Evaluation experience with pairing

Tuesday: Wines of Washington Seminar & Vineyard Tours

     Food and wine pairing
     Washington's Best in Food and Wine
     Aniche Cellars and Vineyard Tour
     Domaine Pouillon winery tour and tasting event

Wednesday: Oregon Wine Tasting

     Spend a day cruising the Columbia River
     Taste and learn about some of Oregon's finest wines from wine expert Regina Daigneault

Thursday: Wake Up with Bubbles

     Sample Oregon and Washington's finest sparklers and discover which foods to pair with them


Cruising from:
Clarkston, WA to
Portland, OR

March 28, 2015
October 3, 2015

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