European Wine Cruises
Lenné Estate founders Steve and Karen Lutz host a luxury wine-themed European cruise every year, and you are invited to join them! Cruises include amazing food, excursions to area wineries, opportunities to socialize with Lenne's founders and other wine fans, winemaker hosted dinners, and much more. These are not Lenné events; just great outings organized by our winery's former owners.
September 2024: The Adriatic and Hungary's Wine Regions
Relax and Enjoy Local Food, Wine, and Experiences
Climb aboard the one-of-a-kind, award-winning Emerald Azzurra superyacht for an exclusive, luxurious, chartered cruise along the Croatian coast and Adriatic Sea, taking place Sept. 20-30, 2024.
Here is the four page brochure in an image gallery. You can also download it in PDF format.
About the cruise: Azure waters abound along the stunning Adriatic coast, where Croatia presents its own distinct form of beauty. From Venice to Krk, Zadar, and Šibenik, and onward to Hvar, Split, Korčula, and Dubrovnik, this unspoiled route through the Adriatic is yours to uncover.
Guests have the opportunity to sample Croatian culture through food and wine tastings, cooking classes, guided tours, kayaking, rafting, bike tours, museum and national park visits, local performances, and more.
About the Emerald Azzurra: Reaching an impressive 360 feet in length, the superyacht offers an abundance of space on board, combined with a maximum number of 100 guests plus a crew of 64, ensuring an excellent level of personal service throughout the trip. Discover a secluded spot to read a book, enjoy spectacular views of pristine landscapes, take a relaxing swim in the infinity-style pool, and arrange to meet new friends at one of many comfortable lounge areas.
Cost: Ranges from $5,585-$16,065 per person, depending on time of booking and room selected. Ask about Early Bird Specials. The Super Early Bird Special includes free airfare! Guests must pay for the trip in full before Sept. 30, 2023.
- Airport transfers to and from the yacht
- Seven nights onboard the luxurious Emerald Azzurra
- Two-night hotel stay in Dubrovnik and touring
- 22 meals: Nine breakfasts, six lunches, and seven dinners
- Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
- State-of-the-art coffee machines and tea stations
- Complimentary water, restocked daily
- First-class service from an English-speaking crew
- Included excursions with knowledgeable local guides
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Port charges
- All on-board gratuities included
Contact Anne McGee for availability, cost, and sign-up details, Email or call: 503-481-7411.
Danube Cruise, March 2023
This AMA Waterways Wine Cruise sailed from Vilshofen Germany along the majestic Danube eastward to Budapest, with stops in small UNESCO wine towns, Abbeys, castles and famous imperial cities such as Vienna. We finish in Budapest, with the opportunity to explore that amazing city as well as the famous Tokaj wine region, and then there will be options for a custom extension to Croatia and Slovenia.
As the Wine Host for the cruise, Steve presented 3 wine tastings on the ship, exploring the famous wines of the area that might be unfamiliar to many of us. AMA Waterways also created a dinner paired to Lenné wines, so we had the best of both worlds during on our week aboard.
Rhine Cruise, November 2021
After the 2020 cruise was cancelled due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, we returned to the Rhine during the Fall of 2020. This cruise took guests down the Rhine, from Basel to Amsterdam, from November 11th to 18th.
AMA is an upscale river cruise line, whose focus areas are wine, food and active travel. They do offer more comfort, the option of larger cabins and a separate Chef’s Table dining room where we are sure to have a dinner “just for us” on one night of the cruise. The price includes not only wifi, meals, excursions, beer and wine at meals, but also a cocktail hour each evening before dinner in their spacious lounge. Plus since this is a wine cruise, there will be more winery visits and tastings among the included excursions.
What will Steve be doing as a “wine host?” Presenting 3 tastings while on board (local wines, Lenné wines, and some fun games) plus Lenné wines will be featured during a special 5-course dinner during the cruise.
We’d love for you to join us on what is sure to be a fantastic trip full of new insights and new friends. Click the images below to see the full sized brochure pages.
These cruises are organized and presented by Lenne's former owners, Steve and Karen Lutz, and have no official affiliation to current Lenné Estate winery operations or wine club activities. Lenné Estate is not responsible for their content and takes no liablity for their execution or content.