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Estate River Cruise


You’re Invited!


The Enchanting Rhine

Cruise Only - March 24-31, 2018

Cruise + Switzerland Tour – March 24-April 04, 2018


In March of 2018 we are doing something very special and exciting, the first ever Schug Carneros Estate river cruise for our wine club members, friends and family.

Kristine and I cordially invite you to join us on a 11 night/12 day cruise and tour, staying 2 nights in always charming Amsterdam,  the cruising the Rhine to Cologne, Speyer & Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Breisach and Basel, Switzerland.  We’ll conclude traveling by land, spending 3 nights in Lucerne and a final night in Zurich.

On board I will hold tastings and a paired dinner, pouring what I consider our best work to date as well as selected fine wines of Germany.  More importantly together we’ll explore the towns and villages along the splendid Rhine Gorge and Valley, past glorious castles.  Walt Disney based Cinderella’s castle from the magnificent hilltop fortresses along the Rhine.

In Rudesheim we will visit the nearby village of Assmanshausen, site of the winery Staatsweingut where my father Walter Schug was raised and my grandfather Ewald Schug was the Director and General Manager.  We’ll also visit the nearby Hollenberg Vineyard, first planted with pinot noir vines by Cistercian Monks from Burgundy in the 12th century.  This is the origin of what evolved and became Schug Carneros Estate.  Join us!

Western Europe in March will be cool and uncrowded.  Airfares are low.   

For complete information click:  then call Georgia Shoemaker at Expanding Horizons. 

Feel free to recommend this special holiday to any friends or relations you believe will enjoy this kind of vacation dedicated to culture and fine wine.


We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!


Axel & Kristine Schug



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