Wine Tasting with Scenic

Among the many indulgencies available to you aboard our luxury river cruise vessels is the opportunity to savour the world’s finest wines — be it from the comfort of your own private balcony or on an exclusive vineyard tour. Our on board wine list boasts an extraordinary array of red, white and rosé wines, all handpicked by our team of attentive sommeliers to offer the perfect accompaniment to your evening meal or indulgent afternoon canapé. And the best part is, they are all included in the price of your cruise.

To help you enjoy our extensive wine selection to its fullest, we’ve prepared an illustrated tasting guide with tips and advice on how to swirl, smell and taste a glass of your favourite vintage. The guide also includes a wine map of Europe, so you know just which varieties to expect when travelling to different regions on your next river cruise.

Below the graphic, we’ve highlighted some of the fantastic wine experiences you can enjoy as part of our Enrich and Freechoice programmes. Available exclusively to Scenic guests at destinations throughout Europe, our wine tasting and vineyard tours present the ideal opportunity to put your newfound tasting skills to the test and savour some of the region’s most esteemed wine offerings. 

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Savour a Glass of Bordeaux’s Finest Wine at Château Soutard

Nestled among the vine-strewn valleys of Gironde, the Château Soutard winery is one of Bordeaux’s finest vineyards, having stood on the esteemed Saint-Emilion estate since the 18th century. Cultivating a number of grape varieties, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, Château Soutard wines are celebrated for their exquisite clarity and depth. Visits to this historic winery are available as part of our 11-day Bordeaux cruises, giving you the opportunity to savour a glass of the estate’s world-renowned Grand Cru Class vintage.

Indulge in a Tipple or Two in Beaujolais

Enjoying the wall-to-wall sunshine of the Mediterranean, the Rhône Valley is one of France’s premier wine producing regions, with an exceptional variety of fine wines to indulge your palate. During our Idyllic Rhône river cruise, you’ll travel to the quaint village of Oignt in the Beaujolais department, where you’ll enjoy tasting a handpicked selection of wines from across the region, including Mourvédre, Picpoul Noir and White Grenache.

Raise a Toast to the Rhine River in Koblenz

Reserve your place aboard our Rhine Highlights cruise, and you can enjoy a measure of world-famous Rhine Valley wine from the spectacular setting of the Koblenz cable car. Traversing the breadth of the Rhine from north to south, the cable car lends invigorating vistas over the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress — a sumptuous backdrop, and one that is perfectly accompanied by a glass of Riesling, Müller-Thurgau or Pinot Gris, of which the Rhine is well celebrated.

For your chance to smell, taste and savour some of Europe’s finest wines, visit the Scenic homepage and choose your favourite luxury river cruise from our selection. Alternatively, for more help and advice, call our team today on 0808 149 9463.

Laura Barlow-Edwards
Laura Barlow-Edwards
Laura is Scenic's Digital Marketing Exec. She loves travel; her first river cruise was on the Danube, and she fell in love with Budapest at first sight. In her free time, Laura is usually reading, travel blogging, or planning her next adventure.