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Enticing Douro River Cruise
July, 2017


Michael Blaylock
Director of Winemaking / Quady Winery

Portugal’s city of Oporto and Douro River are synonymous with the production of Port and other fortified wines. Upriver, Douro appellation vineyards produce some of Europe’s most amazing and underrated dry wines.

 

Michael Blaylock of Quady Winery is arguably America’s foremost maker of dessert varietals. Michael has a Master of Science in Chemistry with an emphasis in Enology, who marries Old-World styles with New-World California panache. A frequent speaker at wine industry conventions, over an impressive 32 year career Michael has crafted the internationally renowned muscat dessert wines, Essensia, Elysium, and Electra, as well as Starboard-Batch 88 derived from Portuguese grape varieties. The Quady North Winery in Jacksonville, Oregon produces dry wine varietals including the popular Pistoleta; a delightful blend of Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier and Grenache Blanc.

 

Guests on this Douro voyage can look forward to a fine wine experience combined with an education into Iberian Peninsula wines and winemaking contrasted with New-World philosophy and production practices.


Please note: This tour and cruise program is created solely for Quady Winery by our tour operator, Expanding Horizons of Tustin CA in conjunction with AmaWaterways. The program will contain private meals, tours and/or visits to attractions outside of scheduled cruise activities. These additional services are exclusive to guests on this cruise who book their reservations with Expanding Horizons. Persons booking with alternative travel agencies will not be included in these activities.




Michael Blaylock
Director of Winemaking / Quady Winery

Portugal’s city of Oporto and Douro River are synonymous with the production of Port and other fortified wines. Upriver, Douro appellation vineyards produce some of Europe’s most amazing and underrated dry wines.

 

Michael Blaylock of Quady Winery is arguably America’s foremost maker of dessert varietals. Michael has a Master of Science in Chemistry with an emphasis in Enology, who marries Old-World styles with New-World California panache. A frequent speaker at wine industry conventions, over an impressive 32 year career Michael has crafted the internationally renowned muscat dessert wines, Essensia, Elysium, and Electra, as well as Starboard-Batch 88 derived from Portuguese grape varieties. The Quady North Winery in Jacksonville, Oregon produces dry wine varietals including the popular Pistoleta; a delightful blend of Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier and Grenache Blanc.

 

Guests on this Douro voyage can look forward to a fine wine experience combined with an education into Iberian Peninsula wines and winemaking contrasted with New-World philosophy and production practices.


Please note: This tour and cruise program is created solely for Quady Winery by our tour operator, Expanding Horizons of Tustin CA in conjunction with AmaWaterways. The program will contain private meals, tours and/or visits to attractions outside of scheduled cruise activities. These additional services are exclusive to guests on this cruise who book their reservations with Expanding Horizons. Persons booking with alternative travel agencies will not be included in these activities.

For Assistance Contact

Georgia Shoemaker
Direct Line (714) 988-6408
Email – georgia@expanding-horizons.com


Georgia Shoemaker
Direct Line (714) 988-6408
Email – georgia@expanding-horizons.com

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