Wine and Dine on the High Seas

Larry Maguire of Far Niente Winery sets sail on Paul Gauguin Cruises

Far Niente Winery is known for its Napa Valley chardonnays and cabernet sauvignons.

Larry Maguire, owner of Napa Valley’s Far Niente Winery, is setting sail on French Polynesian luxury cruise company Paul Gauguin Cruises’ The Gauguin on Oct. 6 to teach voyagers about fine wines.

Maguire will introduce guests to Napa Valley wines aboard the historic 322-passenger ship that was built in 1885 and restored in 1979. The seven-night cruise sails to Tahiti and the Society Islands, including Raiatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora, and Moorea.

Maquire will present a lecture on wine and conduct a tasting of Far Niente wines. Far Niente Winery, which has grown from a small, local winery to one of the world’s great estates is known for its Napa Valley chardonnays and cabernet sauvignons.

The Gauguin is one of two ships owned by Paul Gauguin Cruises. The company is debuting its second ship, Tere Moana, in December. The Tere Moana will sail to Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
Cruise fares for the Tahiti trip begin at $4,597, based on double occupancy, and include airfare between Los Angeles and Papeete, Tahiti.