Join Winemaker Dave Guffy For A Mediterranean Cruise

May 12 – May 21, 2016 Athens To Venice

A spectacular nine-day cruise from Athens to Venice aboard the luxurious Oceania Cruise liner Rivera will be hosted by Hess Collection Director of Winemaking Dave Guffy, who will reach across his own 16-year career at the winery for his personal favorites, and dive deep into the winery cellar to share wines in special winemaker led tasting, private parties and winemaker dinners. The Rivera features distinctive open-seating restaurants with overall culinary programs designed by world-renowned and much beloved Master Chef Jacques Pépin.

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The journey begins in Athens, and over nine days stops in notable historical cities in Turkey, Greece, Croatia before ending in Venice. There are pre-cruise packages for Athens and the Nemea wine region, and option wine focused shore excursions exclusive to this very special group. Day by day details here.

This tour de force will feature not just the elevated wines of The Hess Collection, but special selections from Hess Family Wine Estates wineries, including Colomé from Argentina, Glen Carlou from South Africa along with Artezin and pinot specialist MacPhail Family Wines.

For complete details visit or reach out to Tamara Kolbert, Wine Club Manager and co-hostess of the cruise, at