Food & Wine Trails has announced six new wine shore adventures for 2013, bringing the total number of wine-ports they serve to 20. This expansion is said to be due to the explosive growth and interest US consumers now have in wine and wine education, and the difficulty wine lovers have had in gaining access to top quality wineries from European cruise ports.
The new wine shore tours are available from the cruise ports of Mallorca, Barcelona and Cadiz, Spain, and from the French ports of Bordeaux, Sanary-sur-Mer and Cannes. Each new tour includes an opportunity for the group to visit wineries of the region and in many cases, dine with the winery owner. As an example, in Barcelona F&WT travelers now have the opportunity to have lunch and meet the owner of Clos de l'Olbac, who was one of the five winemakers that brought the wine region of Priorat its current popularity.
Food & Wine Trails wine tours are available for sale on Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas cruise lines, or for those who travel on one of the 10 to 15 WINE-CLUB GROUP CRUISES Food & Wine Trails organizes each year for US wineries.
These shore tours are the only individually-branded shore tours offered by Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH), parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas cruise lines.