Whether you are sailing the Mediterranean or floating down the winding rivers of Germany, a cruise can get you to Europe's most famous wine regions — as well as smaller regions where you might just discover your new favorite varietal. The best part? Shore excursions will take care of the transportation, so you are free to imbibe when a walk through the vines takes you straight to the tasting room.
From the legendary French countryside to the telegenic Adriatic, here are 10 wine regions to visit now.
Lena Katz is a New York-based contributor to ShermansCruise who has also written for Brides.
Kayla Becker is a New York City-based contributor to ShermansCruise and the assistant editor for the site.