Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Cruise in Bordeaux and Loire

08/21/2025 - 08/28/2025

Escorted by Mary Joli

The Wines and Tastes of Bordeaux, with Mary Joli of Willamette Valley Vineyards, on AmaDolce

Join Mary Joli on a fanstastic voyage of wine and cuisine to Bordeaux, France, one of the world's most important wine regions. Further enchnace your vacation by adding optional pre and post-crusie tours to Bilabo/San Sebastian, Spain and the Loire Valley, France.

Begin your journey in the heart of Basque Country, Bilbao! Home to the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao is a cultural hub for rich history and flavorful cuisine. Then enjoy two nights in the stunning seaside resort of San Sebastián before embarking on your river cruise journey in Bordeaux. From romantic walks to red wine, Bordeaux is the cultural capital of all that is quintessentially French. Follow wine's journey from countryside to cask as you tour centuries-old vineyards and taste Bordeaux's finest vintages throughout your river cruise experience. Step into living history when you visit historic Roquetaillade Castle and Chteau Boutinet, delighting in their elegant décor and regal architecture. Then, contrast their grandeur with the pastoral gems including the historic village of Saint-Émilion and the seaside resort of Soulac-sur-Mer. After disembarking, you will venture into the UNESCO-designated Loire Valley, the all-important "Garden of France." Journey to Amboise, the final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci, before concluding your journey in the “City of Lights” which needs no introduction, Paris.

Mary Joli brings with her a wealth of wine knowledge and experience from 20 years in the Oregon wine industry, starting in wine shops specializing in Oregon Pinots, and later with several small production Oregon wineries. Mary has managed tasting rooms, formed and structured wine clubs, hosted special events and vineyard weddings. She is currently the SE Regional Sales Manager for Willamette Valley Vineyards

As a TWA international flight attendant Mary traveled extensively throughout Europe she first discovered the joy of drinking elegant old world wines.  Over a four year period Mary tasted her way across Europe and developed a palate and passion for wine. After settling down and raising a family Mary returned to the workforce to pursue her passion for wines, of traveling and meeting new people, working with Willamette Valley Vineyards has enabled her to live her dreams.

At home in Oregon Mary enjoys hiking the dunes on the Oregon coast, organic gardening and kayaking on the Willamette River. She actively enjoys Oregon’s endless forests, snowy mountains, rugged coastline and, of course, its elegant wines!  We look forward to welcoming you onboard in the near future!

from $3,930/Person, Double Occupancy

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