Imagine sailing down the Rhine River in Germany with a bird’s-eye view of the Rheingau and its hilly vineyards and old ruins with a friendly Michigan winemaker as your guide.
Mark Johnson, vice president and winemaker at Chateau Chantal on Old Mission Peninsula, will co-host the “Celebration of Wine” Rhine River cruise this November with Ama Waterways for a 7-night river journey that begins in Amsterdam and travels to Cologne, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Speyer, Strasbourg and Breisach in Germany and Basel, Switzerland. The cruise concludes with a two-night stay in the medieval city of Lucerne, followed by two nights in Zurich.
Johnson speaks German and got his wine training at Germany’s Geisenheim Institute.
Interested travelers are invited to learn more at a complimentary dessert and wine reception at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, hosted by Jan Van Maanen at Zin Wine Bar, 555 Forest, in Plymouth. Arrangements for the tour are through Carol Howell of Avoya Travel/American Express in Dearborn. Contact Carol by Sunday, Jan. 13, if you plan to attend the session. Call (800) 991-8484 or send email to Carol.Howell@AvoyaTravel.com.
Get more details at the Chateau Chantal Web site.