5 Wine Regions in 7 Days with UnCruise Adventures
By Viki Eierdam, Northwest Travel & Life Magazine
The diverse ecosystem of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (CRGNSA) is an outdoor enthusiasts dream. From world-renowned windsurfing in Hood River to hiking parts of the Pacific Crest Trail through Cascade Locks to fishing for trout and steelhead in the Dalles, this protected area is teeming with discovery.
It is this same geography that is home to more than 40 vineyards and is the jumping off point for UnCruise Adventures wine cruises, a veritable playground for wine enthusiasts. Imagine sipping on award-winning wine that began within vineyards you view from your lounge chair on the top deck of an 86-passenger replica coastal steamship.
In 2018, UnCruise Adventures will host their Rivers of Wine cruise aboard the S.S. Legacy seven times. Taking pieces from their Discovery and Adventure series, the Rivers of Wine cruise weaves local history and a couple hiking opportunities into their adult beverage-themed itinerary. Over the course of seven nights, passengers sample wines from five AVA's (American Viticultural Areas) via intimate winery tours in the Columbia Gorge, Walla Walla, Red Mountain, the Columbia Valley, and the Willamette Valley...