In Celebration of 10 years of CAST Wines and 25 years of Collier Falls wines, the Wine Cruise down the Lower Danube.
Why a wine cruise?
River cruises are an intimate and culturally rich setting wherein we get to enjoy getting better acquainted with our members while exploring an interesting part of the world. We have always observed that those who love wine are generally more interested in the exploration of cultures, world history and exotic international foods, all of which are on display during our river cruises. Getting to know old world wine regions and having that perspective on our own craft is a bonus as well.
This year’s activities:
For two weeks this summer we explored the history of Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, as we sailed sail along the exotic lower Danube. Celtic fortifications, medieval towns and grand cities, along with the natural beauty of pastoral landscapes and the Danube’s famed Iron Gates, showcase the best of eastern Europe.
Our guests had a chance to taste history from the centuries-old wine-growing hills dating back to the Romans in Ilok, a royal and vinous town. We were treated to the flavors, sights, sounds and cultures of this diverse swath of the continent. We participated in wine blending, and explored the wines of the Rhone with our winemaker Ashley and were treated to some exquisite dining experiences, pairing with CAST and Collier Falls wines.
I, for one, am already missing the changing daily scenery and rich cultural and historical discoveries we enjoyed. Who knew storks were so fascinating? We made many new friends on this journey, strengthened and renewed old friendships, and feel just a little bit more enlightened to a part of the world we had never explored.
All the Best!
Jack & Ann Seifrick