Two of my favorite guests Keith and Martha Powell return to talk about all of their wine and craft beer experiences offered for 2018. These include the 2018 Fall Foliage Wine Maker's Cruise with Holland America Cruise Line, 2018 River Cruise on AMA Waterways (sold out), a Nevis Tourism bonus and a special Brew (read beer) Cruise on a Royal Caribbean Ship! See the links below for details on the Fall Foliage options.
"If I had to charge all the wine tasted and special events on this cruise to my on board account… I would have had quite a bar bill. That's the beauty of this cruise, the formal wine tastings, special events and other amenities were included. It was a lots of fun and the wine was wonderful."
~ Donna, past guest
Special Guest: Keith and Marth Powell.
- WineMaker’s Cruise Home — Home page for the October 6 -13, 2018 Fall Foliage Wine Maker’s Cruise!
- Welcome to James Arthur Vineyards — “Crushing it for 20 years!”
What started out as a hobby has turned into a popular Nebraska destination celebrating 20 years of business. James Arthur Vineyards in Raymond, NE opened its doors on September 13th, 1997. Since then, the winery has hosted thousands of guests, including visitors from every state and numerous countries from around the world.
“When we first planted grapes as a hobby nearly 24 years ago, I never envisioned we would be where we’re at today,” said Jim Ballard, part-owner and winemaker at James Arthur Vineyards. “The last 20 years have been an incredible journey.”
Owned by James Arthur and Neenie Jeffers and Jim and Barb Ballard, JAV is Nebraska’s largest winery and is located just north of Lincoln. Surrounded by nearly 20 acres of grapes, wine production is also supplemented by a number of Nebraska grape growers. Over the years James Arthur Vineyards has earned numerous accolades for their wine including Best of Show Awards for their Edelweiss and Vignoles wines as well as recognition for the business including the Lincoln Independent Business Association’s Gambler Award and the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Tourism Development Award.
“Our mission from the beginning was to create a product that Nebraska could be proud of and then to provide a great experience for all our visitors. I think we’ve been able to accomplish that, plus some in the past 20 years,” Ballard said.
- Itinerary for Wine Maker’s Cruise Oct 6 -13, 2018 — This is the cruise ship and port itinerary for the Fall 2018 Wine Maker’s Cruise as provided by Holland America Line.
PLEASE NOTE: To book into the actual activities and Wine Maker’s Cruise you need to book directly through Martha and Keith Powell. It is an exclusive event not available to general cruise passengers.
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