Wine and Cheese Tasting Cruise:
Circumnavigate Manhattan in elegance and style!!
Since 2007, Classic Harbor Line has hosted dozens of wine tasting events with their wildly popular food and wine expert, Wendy Crispell. Each season features a new series of tastings aboard the Manhattan that alters between different countries, trends and themes. Our wine tastings can be included in private charters or guests can buy tickets for one of our many scheduled tastings open to the public. The themed tastings are not only incredibly informative, but highly entertaining. All of our boats lend themselves well to wine tasting in comfort and style. It's a great way to add a layer of elegance to your special cruise in New York Harbor! Check out Wendy on ehow!
Click a link to jump to a specific section:
Wine Tastings aboard the Yacht Manhattan
Wine & Cheese Workshops: Find Your Place in the Glass!
Each week wines are carefully selected from small family run or boutique producers to express the terroir of the region being represented. Years of experience, education and constant tasting help to select wines of exceptional value, quality and taste. Cheeses are ONLY artisan or farmstead cheeses sourced from NYC’s finest shops or small local dairies. Led by NYC wine pro Wendy Crispell (a certified wine and cheese educator) our wildly popular Wine and Cheese cruise has been featured in Wine Spectator, Time Out NY, Edible Manhattan, Gastronomista, Pasta’s Kitchen, Two plus Two review and The New York Post.
Valentine's Day Wine Tasting Cruise
The Romance of Wine, Cheese and Chocolate. Starting off with a Champagne cocktail crafted from rose syrup and gin we will experience 5 unique and decedent pairings of wine with a range of hand crafted cheeses and chocolates. Rich reds with dark sinful chocolate infused with spices to awaken your palate. Lush, buttery whites with creamy, silky cheeses to tempt you. A pairing of all three elements that sing with synergy! Join us for this special Valentine's inspired tasting designed with care for the hedonist in all of us!
• Buy tickets Adult
March 28th: See, Smell, Swirl, Touch, Taste.
Wine 201, Secrets of a Wine and Cheese Professional
Using a mix of European and new world wine and cheese you’ll learn how to taste, evaluate and describe the flavors in your glass and on your plate. All of your senses will be stimulated as we work through a number of different aromas, textures, visual aids and labels provided to help you on your wine and cheese journey. Discover if your tastes bend toward the old world, new world or somewhere in between. You’ll leave with a new skill set and the ability to be confident on your next adventure to the wine or cheese shop!
April 11th: New World vs. Old World
Wine and Cheese. New World vs. Old World. European Wine vs. Local Cheese- Featuring cheese aged in specialty caves in NYC and Brooklyn with wines perfectly paired from France, Italy, Spain and beyond!
April 25th: France without Fear: Part One
A delightfully stinky adventure in Wine and Cheese- Did you know France is the home of the big six in wine and cheese? Learn the origins of Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Camembert, Chevre, Brie and more. Figure out how to tell what’s in your glass by deciphering the label. Discover why some of the cheeses of France are shown to be a healthy part of your diet! France is the benchmark for learning about wine and cheese. Sail away on a delightfully stinky adventure into the history of wine and cheese! This tasting will feature the Loire Valley, South West, Languedoc and Bordeaux.
May 9th: Girls Rock! Women wine & cheesemakers in celebration of Mother's Day!
Wine and cheese from ladies you need to know about! Hear the legends, tales and facts about women’s roles in the history of wine and cheesemaking. Taste the wine and cheese crafted with love by ladies in the USA, France, Italy and Spain.
May 30th: France without fear: Part Two.
A delightfully stinky adventure in Wine and Cheese- Did you know France is the home of the big six in wine and cheese? Learn the origins of Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Camembert, Chevre, Brie and more. Figure out how to tell what’s in your glass by deciphering the label. Discover why some of the cheeses of France are shown to be a healthy part of your diet! France is the benchmark for learning about wine and cheese. Sail away on a delightfully stinky adventure into the history of wine and cheese! This tasting will feature Burgundy, Jura, Alsace, Provence.
June 13th: Greece, White & Red Win and Cheese from the Mediterranean!
Greece is chockfull of interesting grapes, traditions and delicious flavor. The unique soil and climate produce stellar whites and reds with lush fruit and mineral notes. The cheese of Greece is just the ticket to serve in the summer. Learn how to make farmstead cheese marinated with olive oil, herbs and tomato. Taste the favorite cheese of last season, a crispy, grilled wonder that has a flavor like no other!
June 27th: Blazing Sunsets! Red Wine perfect for Summer Sipping paired with cheese & chocolate.
Wines from Sicily, The Jura region of France, USA and beyond will be served. There’s no reason to stop drinking reds in the summer! Many serious red wines are actually meant to have a bit of a chill. Discover the taste, flavor profiles and reasoning behind these wine wonders and pair them perfectly with artisan cheese or chocolate. Your palate will be singing with culinary synergy!
July 11th: White Nights, Tasty Tongue Twisting Tipples paired with Cheesy Tapas. World wide whites and rose for Summer Scorchers
Wines from Hungary, Lebanon, The Balkans, Slovenia and beyond will be served. Discover the world of exotic flavor, unpronounceable taste and grapes indigenous to faraway lands. Whether their crisp and refreshing, juicy yet bone dry or lush and lengthy these food friendly finds are fabulous! Pairing will include light, cheese inspired tapas to complement each wine. Recipes included!
July 25th: New Zealand, Lush Green land of Red and White Wines and the local USA cheeses that love them.
New Zealand’s cool climate and unique techniques in winemaking have caused more than one wine professional take a second look. Delicious Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and other delights from the North and South Island will be featured. A selection of local artisan cheeses including fresh chevre infused with local herbs, Hudson Valley cheddar, NYS Camembert and an American Cantal will be paired perfectly.
August 8th: Italy! Part One.
Traditions of Wine and Cheese! Northern Italy and Tuscany- Italy is home to fabulous array of wines with hundreds of indigenous grape varieties and cheeses! Taste, compare and learn about the laws, traditions, perfect pairings and more in this special celebration of Italy!
August 22nd: Italy! Part Two.
Traditions in Wine and Cheese, Southern Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy is home to fabulous array of wines with hundreds of indigenous grape varieties and cheese! Taste, compare and learn about the laws, traditions, perfect pairings and more in this special celebration of Italy!
September 12th: For Gouda time call, Chille & Argentina.
Chile and Argentina are home to fabulous and food friendly reds and whites! They may not have any indigenous grapes but vintners from Spain, France, Italy and the USA have banned together to set up second homes there. Find out why these bold beauties are gaining favor the world over! Pair these wines with a stellar selection of Gouda cheeses, aged from 6 months to 5 years! Discover why Gouda in all of its glory pairs perfectly with these sexy, full bodied, bodacious wines. These are no red waxed supermarket cheese’s, there are the real deal in deliciously addictive flavor!
September 26th: Portugal, It's a treasure trove of delicious wines and cheeses!
Portugal is full of amazingly delicious red, white, sparkling and fortified wine. Famous for Port, cork production and one of the most successful wine marketing plans ever Portugal is moving into the future with modern techniques and flavor. Its cheese is also gaining a cult following with curd nerds everywhere. Learn about the grapes, styles, rennets, aging methods, regions and culture of Portugal. Swirl, sip, savor the amazing flavors and go home with a recipe for Wendy's famous tomato jam (a traditional Iberian treat).
October 10th: Oktoberfest! Austria and Germany, Red and White Wines with Germanic cheeses and treats!
Fall in love with the flavors, aromas and taste of Riesling, St. Laurent, Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt and Sekt! Learn the terms to help you determine the taste and style of these wines. Discover the traditions, regions and modern advances in each country. Savor the amazing, stinky, aged wonders in the cheese world of Germany and Austria. NYC’s wildly popular “Summer of Riesling” may be over but these wine and cheese combinations are the perfect way to celebrate the flavors of Fall! Go home with a recipe for Wendy’s delicious Liptauer cheese!
October 24th: Spain and the Iberian Peninsula, From Rioja to Rueda and beyond with sinfully satisfying cheeses, jams and drizzles!
Immerse yourself in the culture of Spain! Sail away to a faraway place using sight, sound, smell and taste. Explore the culture, tradition, grapes, regions, cheese styles and tapas tradition of Spain. Learn about ancient traditions and modern advances in the world of Spanish wine. Taste the refreshing whites and rich reds, aged wines and finish with a luscious sherry! An interesting selection of cave aged cheeses will be paired perfectly. Go home with ideas for creative tapas and a special jam recipe!
Please review the seller’s policies for this activity. Once tickets are purchased, these are binding.
- Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.
- Activity takes place rain or shine.
The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability), receive credit for a future event, or receive a refund.
- Parties of 12 or more will be contacted for an additional gratuity charge of 18%.
Classic Harbor Line will contact you directly within 48 hours of your purchase to take your credit card information for the additional charge. You must be reachable at the telephone number and email you provide.