About this tour
FEATURING 2 WINEMAKERS
CIVITAVECCHIA (ROME) TO NICE
Oct 6 - Oct 13, 2018 | SeaDream
MULLINEUX & LEEU FAMILY WINES
Visiting Winemakers: Chris & Andreas Mullineux
Recipients of numerous accolades, Mullineux has a stunning portfolio of single- vineyard wines. In 2014, they were named South African Winery of the Year by Platter’s, the leading guidebook to South African wine, which places them “firmly in the league of the greatest modern-era South African wineries.” The Wine Advocate rates their signature Syrah “Schist” at 97 points.
Andrea was named “Winemaker of the Year 2016” by Wine Enthusiast. It was the first time a South African winemaker has received this honor, and Andrea is only the third woman winemaker to have received this recognition in the 17-year history of the awards.
Guests aboard SeaDream will enjoy meeting this charming husband-and-wife duo, as they host a complimentary wine tasting, where they will share their focus, knowledge, and passion. See flyer attached for all 2018 Wine Voyages.
This special voyage will feature not just 1 but 2 Winemaker Dinners each carefully planned by SeaDream’s Executive Chef to feature the uniqueness of the featured wines and champagnes. Wine by the glass pairing packages will be offered for both these degustation dinners.
HATT ET SÖNER – ARTISAN CHAMPAGNE
Visiting Winemaker: Kristofer Ruscon
Hatt et Söner is a champagne house producing champagne of the utmost quality. The champagne house started after Joseph Ruscon frequented a blind champagne tasting where he tasted what today is known as Hatt et Söner. He was so infatuated with the wine that he ordered a thousand bottles every year for the family’s usage.
The Ruscon family has been in the wine trade for four generations. Hatt et Söner is defined by passion, openness, knowledge, innovation and family. The Ruscon family aspires to be one of the top ten champagne houses in terms of quality blanc des blancs.
Taste and experience a champagne style defined by freshness, finesse and elegance. Kristofer Ruscon will host a complimentary champagne tasting and share their fascinating family history and the beautiful champagnes of Hatt et Söner. To the Ruscon family, drinkers of Hatt et Söner are not customers, but an extension of the family, and for this SeaDream voyage, they look forward to welcoming new family members.
FEATURED YACHTING LAND ADVENTURE
Truffle hunt in the Italian forests of Umbria
Castello delle Regine, or Castle of the Queens, is famous for producing excellent wines and will serve as the idyllic backdrop for SeaDream’s exclusive truffle hunt. Perhaps you’ve enjoyed the flavors of truffles for years. Now imagine being able to harvest them in their natural setting! You’ll set off through the Italian forests, guided by a local truffle hunter and his dogs. During your hunt for the exclusive truffles, you will also search for wild herbs and other treasures from nature.
After the hike in the forests, Livia, the house lady will open her home, and tell you a bit of their history as you enjoy their wine and a stunning view from the garden. The talented chefs at the estate’s restaurant will prepare a delicious meal for SeaDream guests with “the catch of the day,” paired with exquisite wines from Castello delle Regine.
Yachting Land Adventures are optional and are at an additional per person cost.Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.