Celebrate Europe’s wine culture on a luxury river cruise. APT is proud to partner with winemakers from Australia’s First Families of Wine to deliver Wine Masterclass experiences on selected cruise departures in 2017.
Each cruise is hosted by a Wine Ambassador who will oversee tastings of wonderful wine, lead excursions to wineries and vineyards, and explain the nuances of traditional wine-making methods and European wine heritage and traditions.
These exclusive wine cruises showcase the acclaimed wine regions along the Danube, Mosel, Rhine, Rhone and Seine River.
Please download 2017 brochure here.
Ambassador: Scott McWilliam
A sixth generation winemaker, Scott is a Director and Senior Winemaker of McWilliam's Family Winemakers. Scott has continually diversified his skills by completing vintages in several regions throughout Australia and around the world and is an international wine judge with vast experience in all styles and origins of wine.
Date: 23 July 2017
Cruise: 15 Day Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest. Find out more here.
Ambassador: Bruce Tyrrell
The Tyrrell family has been producing superb wines in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, since 1858. Handed down through four generations, the company is now managed by Bruce Tyrrell who was awarded with an Order of Australia medal for his contribution to the Australian wine industry.
Date: 17 August 2017
Cruise: 15 Day Romantic Rhône & Seine - Arles to Paris. Find out more here.
Ambassador: Cherry Stowman
As Taylors Wines Senior Brand Ambassador and based at the Taylors winery in the Clare Valley, Cherry is immersed in the winemaking craft and loves to share her bountiful wine knowledge and the unique stories and great insights into the way the Taylors wines are crafted.
Date: 19 September 2017
Cruise: 18 Day Wonders of Bordeaux & Rhône - Paris Return. Find out more here.
Ambassador: Peter Barry
As Managing Director of Jim Barry Wines since 1985, Peter has steadily expanded the company’s vineyards, which now produce fruit from 10 locations in the Clare Valley totalling more than 200 hectares, as well as developed export markets, which now see Jim Barry Wines available in more than 25 countries.
Date: 11 November 2017
Cruise: 15 Days Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest. Find out more here.