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Rivers of Wine

Rivers of Wine

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Portland, OR

From: $4,295

Season: October - December

Activities: Birding, Culinary, History

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UnCruise Adventures

Pull out the corks! Five AVAs, bunches of wineries, champagne, wine, and a guest wine expert and sommelier on board for a week of winery tours and tastings.

Plus, hand-crafted meals, exclusive tours, spectacular vistas, and a week of river cruising—an oenophile’s dream.

Included Highlights

  • Sommelier and guest wine expert join you on board for the week
  • Winery tours and tastings in five Washington and Oregon AVAs: Columbia Gorge, Walla Walla, Red Mountain, Columbia Valley, Willamette Valley
  • Lunch at Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard
  • Maryhill Winery vineyard and cave tour
  • Explore Palouse Falls canyon and Multnomah Falls
  • Discover Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
  • Convenience of sailing roundtrip Portland, Oregon

The crew was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and attentive to our needs. The crew more than any other factor was responsible for making this cruise the most enjoyable for me.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Portland, Oregon - Embark

Welcome to Portland! Arriving at the airport, our representatives are there to greet you for your transfer to our hospitality area in downtown Portland. If time allows, explore the city before setting sail on your “rivers of wine” cruise. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres await you on board before sitting down for a sumptuous dinner.

Day 2 - Hood River / Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

JMake your way to two fabulous wineries in the Columbia Gorge AVA for a date with the winemakers. Enjoy a tasting at Hood River’s beautifully rustic Springhouse Cellar—a working winery housed in a former turn-of-the-century fruit cannery and distillery. At Mt. Hood Winery, the expertise of eight generations of winemakers is yours to savor—tour and taste at this century-old farm under the watchful gaze of the winery’s volcanic namesake. Back on board, cruise upriver through the Columbia River Gorge’s diverse collection of ecosystems. At 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, this river canyon cuts the only sea level route through the Cascade Mountains.

Day 3 - Walla Walla, Washington

Named one of the top ten wine regions in the world, this world-class wine country was shaped by its distinctive micro-climates, rich volcanic soil, and abundant river irrigation. Swirl a glass and meet the owners at Basel Cellars Estate Winery and at Castillo de Feliciana Vineyard & Winery. And while the passion may be in the bottle, original artwork and a smooth pour are both highlights at Dunham Cellars. There’ll be time for relaxing back aboard the S.S. Legacy, as you sail into the Snake River Canyon.

Day 4 - Palouse Falls State Park

According to the Palouse tribal legend, four giant brothers pursued a mythic creature called "Big Beaver." Fighting gallantly, each time Big Beaver was speared, the canyon walls were gouged until he tore out a huge canyon, the river tumbled over a cliff, and the falls were born. Arriving at the falls, by way of bus along the Palouse River, notice the jagged canyon walls and the deep marks of Big Beaver's claws. This afternoon—relax like royalty—there’ll be an onboard tasting and presentation by your wine host.

Day 5 - Red Mountain

A visit to the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center provides palette pleasing access to Washington wine experts—learn about the diversity of the state’s wine and food products, perfect food pairings, and sample wines from a featured AVA. Then it’s off to discover the pride of the Red Mountain appellation—the smallest wine-grape growing region of Washington by acreage and known for its critically acclaimed reds. Savor a tour, tasting, and lunch at the exquisite Terra Blanca Estate Winery & Vineyard. Explore Terra Blanca’s rolling vineyards, wine caves, and beautifully manicured estate grounds. Nose and bouquet, balance and finish, legs and body—your wine host and sommelier guide you through an onboard tasting event before dinner.

Day 6 - The Dalles, Oregon

The entrepreneurial spirit, award-winning wines, and natural beauty of Maryhill Winery are yours to discover. Tour vineyards and a wine cave, taste wines from the barrel, and take in the expansive views of Columbia River Gorge cliffs stretching 1,000 feet below. After lunch aboard the S.S. Legacy, the afternoon in The Dalles is yours as you please—a tour and taste at Columbia Valley AVA’s Sunshine Mill Winery, stroll downtown or along the Riverfront Trail, or perhaps peel a grape and simply relax on deck.

Day 7 - Willamette Valley

Oregon’s largest AVA, the Willamette Valley is an oenophile’s mecca with over 250 wineries and six recognized sub-appellations. Set atop a Chehalem Mountain slope, is the world-renowned Ponzi Winery, producers of several rare Italian varietals and their highly-acclaimed Pinot Noir, a Willamette Valley specialty. And at Hawks View Cellars, tour the sustainably farmed 50-acre estate vineyard and sip on some award-winning Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Tonight, we pull out all the corks for a wine extravaganza and city lights cruise along the Willamette River—raising one last glass to toast friendship and wine at the captain’s dinner.

Day 8 - Portland, Oregon – Disembark

Your week of wineries and rivers exploration comes to an end. Enjoy breakfast with friends and say farewell to your crew before disembarking for your included transfer to the Portland airport.

Rivers of Wine itinerary map

Dates & Rates

Dates Master Commander Captain Admiral Jr. Commodore Suite Owner's Single (Masters) Ship Charter
Nov 2, 2019 $4,295 $4,545 $5,045 $5,545 $6,045 $8,295 $5,545 $435,595
Nov 9, 2019 $4,295 $4,545 $5,045 $5,545 $6,045 $8,295 $5,545 $435,595
Nov 16, 2019 $4,295 $4,545 $5,045 $5,545 $6,045 $8,295 $5,545 $435,595
Nov 23, 2019 $4,295 $4,545 $5,045 $5,545 $6,045 $8,295 $5,545 $435,595
Nov 30, 2019 $4,295 $4,545 $5,045 $5,545 $6,045 $8,295 $5,545 $435,595
Dec 7, 2019 $4,295 $4,545 $5,045 $5,545 $6,045 $8,295 $5,545 $435,595


S.S. Legacy

Safari LegacyThe 86-guest S.S. Legacy emulates an early Victorian steamer with carved wooden cabinetry and a Grand Salon complete with a dance floor, full bar, and old-world charm. Exquisitely appointed with period decor, it features an intimate Wine Bar and library, hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and massage suite (complete with a complimentary massage.) View ship details...

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Wine Experts

Woman pouring wine at wine tastingTastings, tours, pairings, and presentations: special guest host wine experts guide you on a discovery of the history of a premier wine region’s craft, its unique terroir, and local varietals.

  • October 20 with Sarah Wolcott
  • October 27 with April Reddout
  • November 3 with Don Corson
  • November 10 with Jade Helm
  • November 17 TBD
  • November 24 with Mimi Martin