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Celebrate Europe’s wine culture on a luxury river cruise. APT has partnered with expert vintners from across Australia to deliver Wine Masterclass experiences on selected cruise departures in 2016.

Each cruise is hosted by a Wine Ambassador from Australia’s leading wineries. These expert vintners 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, Douro, Mosel, Rhine, Rhone and Seine River.

Please download 2016 brochure here.

Please download 2017 brochure here.

Aramis Vineyards/Seppeltsfield

Ambassador: Darren Davis and Amy White
Darren Davis balances his considerable work with classic Australian brands with the championing of boutique and emerging wineries from across the country. Darren owns DarrenDavisWine - a dedicated premium boardroom tasting company offering corporate tastings across the country. In 2009, Darren launched the highly awarded Bar Barossa Wine Bar & Restaurant and Purple Palate fine wine retail stores. Determined to bring a wider variety of wines into the Brisbane market, in 2013 he saw an opportunity for the innovative launch of The Studio Pop Up Cellar Door, and in 2014 this led to the opening of Grape Therapy – a bespoke underground cellar wine bar.

UK born and raised, Amy White combines a decidedly European approach with a passion for the Australian wine industry. Amy now runs Aramis Vineyards, an award-winning McLaren Vale winery as well as L’Atelier Wines, a wholesale company that produces, imports and distributes boutique wines across the country.

Date: 5 July 2016

Cruise: 9 Day Douro Delights. From Porto to Madrid. Find out more here.

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Kilikanoon Wines

Ambassador: Nathan Waks
Studying at the Paris Conservatoire in the late 1960's instigated a passion for wine, which was further developed upon his return to Australia. Nathan was Principal Cellist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and has been known to perform while travelling internationally as the Kilikanoon Brand Ambassador.

Date: 16 July 2016

Cruise: 15 Day Magnificent Europe. From Budapest to Amsterdam. Find out more here.

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Koonara Wines

Ambassador: Dru Reschke
Koonara is the name of the Reschke family property in Coonawarra. In 1906, Henry Albert and Alice Jane Reschke came to Coonawarra to build a life for their family. Nearly 100 years on, the family still live in Coonawarra. Having helped his father set up and manage the family vineyards for years, Dru was awarded the Geoffrey Roberts Award for innovations in the wine industry in 2000.

Date: 30 September 2016

Cruise: 15 Day Rhine & Moselle Discoveries. From Amsterdam to Basel. Find out more.

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Mollydooker Wines

Ambassador: Sparky and Sarah Marquis
Sparky and Sarah Marquis' successful winery Mollydooker is located in McLaren Vale.They have won the McLaren Vale Bushing King and Queen Trophy for Best Wine in Show three times, and have been Australian Boutique Winemakers of the Year, and Australian White Winemakers of the Year.

Date: 22 July 2016

Cruise: 8 Day Romantic Seine. From Paris to Paris. Find out more here.

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Somerled Wines

Ambassador: Rob Moody
Rob’s 40 year winemaking career started in 1969. He was employed at Penfold’s by Max Schubert, the ‘father’ of Penfolds Grange, when Penfolds was still a family owned company. Rob continued working on iconic South Australian wines at Penfolds and Wynns until 2001. Quiet, unassuming and profoundly talented and patient in his profession, Rob’s greatest delight currently is producing Somerled’s compact, super premium range, with absolute consistency, in close connection with his family.

Date: 18 November 2016

Cruise: 15 Day Magnificent Europe. From Amsterdam to Budapest. Find out more here.

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Taylors Wines

Ambassador: Cherry Stowman
Cherry Stowman’s love of wine was born whilst working in the United Kingdom in the early 1990’s. Cherry joined Taylors Wines in early 1996 in a sales role, before being promoted to Trade Marketing Manager three years later. She was further promoted to Senior Brand Manager in 2003 and then in 2009, relocated her family to the Clare Valley to take up the role of Senior Brand Ambassador, located at the Taylors Winery.

Date: 8 July 2016

Cruise: 8 Day Grand Bordeaux. From Bordeaux to Bordeaux. Find out more here.

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Tyrrells Wines

Ambassador: Bruce Tyrrell
The Tyrrell family has been producing outstanding wines in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, since 1858. Handed down through four generations, the Company is now managed by Bruce Tyrrell. In 2006, Bruce Tyrrell was recognised with an Order of Australia medal for his contribution to the Australian wine industry; improving grape quality, research, tourism and export opportunities.

Date: 5 August 2016

Cruise: 15 Day Rhine, Rhône & Moselle. From Arles to Amsterdam. Find out more here.

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Testimonial

Magnificent Europe

"Excellent- APT. Everyone from Captain to Cruise director to crew- were excellent, friendly and very helpful. This is a trip not to miss. Enjoyed every moment of this trip."

- Robert & Susan

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