Do Rutherford Dust and Water Mix?

The Rutherford Dust Society has teamed up with Expedia Cruise Ship Centers to offer a unique way to cruise to Alaska while keeping warm with a glass of world-class Cabernet Sauvignon.

The cruise will be led by wine educator Ray Johnson, and will feature some of the top wineries in Rutherford, the historic heart of the Napa Valley.


The Rutherford Dust Wine Cruise is scheduled to leave from Seattle on June 11 for a seven-day Alaska Wine Education Cruise, visiting the ports of Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, and Victoria, B.C. On board, guests will find four wine celebrities:


* Ray Johnson – Director of the Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute


* Todd Graff – Winemaker, Frank Family Vineyards


* Regina Weinstein – Partner, Honig Vineyard and Winery


* Rita Pirkl – Director, Peju Province Winery


Cruisers will enjoy a welcome-aboard reception, five wine tasting/educational seminars, a winemaker dinner in Sabatini’s Restaurant, and a flight of three wines hand-picked by the wineries with dinner each night.

For further information, call Expedia Cruise Ship Centers North Bay at 877-651-7447, or e-mail:

Meanwhile, you can learn more online:


Founded in 1994, the Rutherford Dust Society’s mission is to encourage and promote the highest quality standards in grape growing and winemaking in the Rutherford viticultural area.


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