Arizona celebrity winemakers Eric Glomski and Sam Pillsbury will co-host a European wine cruise on the Danube River, November 6-13, 2013. Glomski’s vineyard, Page Springs Cellars is one of the closest vineyards to the Grand Canyon.
Co-hosts Eric Glomski, owner of Page Springs Cellars, and Sam Pillsbury, owner of Pillsbury Wine Company have popular tasting rooms on the Verde Valley Wine Trail frequented by visitors to Grand Canyon National Park and are all the rage for Arizona wine enthusiasts.
“This is the second wine cruise we’ve done with AmaWaterways, so we know it will be first class all the way, with terrific service and food and beautiful autumn scenery. They know how to treat their guests well,” Glomski said in a recent news release.
AmaWaterways just announced that the two acclaimed vintners will host their Great Capitals and Vintages of the Danube wine cruise and provide on-board lectures, oversee wine tastings and lead tours of European vineyards and wine cellars. The 7-night cruise from Budapest to Prague will be aboard the newly built AmaPrima, with stops in Vienna, Krems, Dürnstein, Melk, Linz, Passau and Vilshofen.
“We’re really excited to co-host another AmaWaterways cruise,” Pillsbury added. “It’s a great opportunity to meet other wine lovers and vintners, and learn more about wine and European winemaking methods.” AmaWaterways offers its highly popular wine cruises every November, each hosted by a respected wine expert from a U.S. winery.
Eric Glomski was featured in the documentary film “Blood into Wine” about the Northern Arizona wine industry and founded Page Spring Cellars in 2003.
Eager to share his passion and interest in wine with everyone from first time sippers to seasoned enthusiasts, Glomski’s goal is to create wines that express the unique character of Arizona’s unique landscape, particularly Rhone-style wines such as Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Mourvedre. He believes that great wine doesn’t have to be expensive, pretentious or hard to find – it just has to be great and made by people who care. Page Springs Cellars is a family owned winery and vineyard tucked into the volcanic landscape overlooking pristine Oak Creek Canyon, just south of Sedona in the Verde Valley.
Originally from New Zealand, Sam Pillsbury is an award-winning filmmaker (Free Willy 3) who fell in love with Arizona and with winemaking. His decision to open his own winery in 2000 came from a desire to get away from mass-produced “McDonalds’ wines” and create a distinctive regional wine made exclusively with Arizona grapes. His wines have received rave reviews, including a “Best AZ Wine” designation from the San Francisco Examiner, “Best Local Winemaker” from Phoenix Magazine, and a Gold Medal at the 2009 AWGA Festival. James Molesworth of Wine Spectator called Pillsbury one of the “Rising Stars of the Southwest.”
For more information and a detailed itinerary, visit www.amawaterways.com. To book, please contact Avenues of the World Travel at 800-230-3322 or email@example.com.
AmaWaterways’ European fleet includes the AmaReina (2014); AmaSonata (2014); AmaPrima (2013); AmaCerto (2012); AmaVerde (2011); AmaBella (2010); AmaLyra (2009); AmaDolce (2009); AmaCello (2008), AmaDante (2008); AmaLegro (2007) and the AmaDagio (2006). The line’s newest ships feature Twin Balcony Staterooms, multiple dining venues, complimentary in-room Internet and Infotainment, a heated swimming pool or whirlpool, plus many more unique design elements. The company’s AmaVoyages division has a fleet of five ships that includes the AmaVida (2013) on the Douro River in Portugal; the AmaLotus (2011) and La Marguerite (2009) on the Mekong in Vietnam and Cambodia; the AmaKatarina (rebuilt 2011) on the Volga in Russia; and the Zambezi Queen (2009) on the Chobe in Botswana.