Amid a backdrop of Alaska’s extraordinary glaciers or Europe’s most regal castles, experts in wine, craft beer or champagne will share their passion for viticulture and craft spirits through discussions and tastings on board. Ashore, your adventure continues as you explore local wineries and vineyards, as well as breweries and pubs.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises® and Castello Banfi have joined forces to create an unforgettable culinary experience. Enjoy hosted dinners, wine tastings and meet-and-greets with a renowned wine expert. In addition, attend shore excursions that explore this region’s endless array of delectable cuisine and legendary wines, including the opportunity to visit the Banfi Estate in Tuscany.
Spotlight on Wine voyages feature:
- Wine Expert
- Wine Tastings and Culinary Pairings
- Wine Education Seminars
- Specially-designed Shore Excursions
- Dining Experiences Paired with Banfi Wines
Guests enjoy all Spotlight on Wine activities and amenities, plus the opportunity to sign up for a Regent Choice Shore Excursion to Banfi Estate in Tuscany for a wine tasting and delicious, locally-sourced lunch.
WILLIAM J. WHITING is the Wine Education Director for Banfi Vintners. His presentations focus on the wines of Italy, Chile, Argentina, and the Pacific Northwest. He’s actively involved with professional organizations such as the Society of Wine Educators, American Wine Society, and the Court of Master Sommeliers. As part of the third generation involved in the family business, Mr. Whiting is one of four sons of Joan Mariani Whiting, the only daughter of Banfi founder John Mariani Sr.
About Castello Banfi
Since its founding in 1978, the Castello Banfi wines achieved outstanding accolades and awards. This is thanks to the will of the Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani. From the beginning, their goal was to create a state-of-the-art winery combined with the most advanced science in the vineyards for the production of premium wines. Today their splendid vineyards of Montalcino and Chianti continue to produce wines of great character and outstanding quality.