We're about to set sail on Touring & Tasting's wine-themed cruise to Alaska with the winemakers from Handley Cellars and Greenwood Ridge Vineyard.
The splendors of majestic Alaska will unfold before our eyes as the luxurious Celebrity Solstice glides past the San Juan Islands, through the Inside Passage, up to Juneau--and hopefully some Northern Lights!
Handley Cellars is a small family-owned vineyard and winery, now celebrating over 30 years of winemaking in Anderson Valley. Owner/winemaker Milla Handley produces a variety of well balanced wines, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sparkling Wine and Gewürztraminer and she will be on the cruise and pouring a selection of her wines.
Allan Green has been producing wine in Anderson Valley since 1980. Since that time Greenwood Ridge Vineyards has built a reputation for producing world-class wines in small lots (total annual production is only 2000 cases). Owners Allan and Marianna Green will be onboard the Alaska cruise and pouring their award-winning wines.
One of the special events--just for Touring & Tasting wine cruise participants--is a four-course gourmet luncheon in the Tuscan Grille, specially prepared to pair with Greenwood Ridge and Handley Cellars wines.
I'm thinking seafood for the first three courses, then crème brûlée for dessert. What would you choose?