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Reynolds Family Winery in Tahiti: Feb 10-17,2018

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Join Steve & Suzie Reynolds, winemaker and owners of Reynolds Family Winery on an unforgettable wine club experience:  7 days exploring Tahiti and the Society Islands. There’s a reason these islands are world-renowned— their beauty is unmatched, and award-winning Paul Gauguin cruises beautifully captures the feel of these islands and their culture.  Between daytime adventures and luxurious evenings aboard, you will enjoy  receptions and wine-paired dinners hosted by Reynolds Family Winery.  You’ll visit Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Hauhine, Taha’a over 7 nights, but that may not be enough.  If you’ve always dreamed of staying in an over-water bungalow like you’ve seen in photographs, we can help arrange a stay in one before or after your cruise.  Children under 18 sail free!

 Reservations must be made with MmMmTravel. Anyone making their reservation elsewhere (including directly with Paul Gauguin) will not be included in all Reynolds Family Winery events aboard.

Cruise Highlights

  • Fares include round-trip economy air from Los Angeles (LAX) to Papeete, Tahiti on Air Tahiti Nui, and day rooms if necessary due to flight scheduling.
  • All-inclusive 7-night cruise features prepaid gratuities, open bar, educational wine tastings, snorkeling equipment, a day on Motu Mahana, meals and nightly entertainment.
  • Savor a selection of Reynolds Family Winery wines with Steve & Suzie Reynolds, owners and winemaker of Reynolds Family Winery.
  • Enjoy private receptions hosted by Steve & Suzie Reynolds, owners and winemaker of Reynolds Family Winery.
  • Participate in multiple exclusive dinners with Reynolds Family Winery.
  • Visit stunning and exotic South Pacific ports of call, including Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora
  • Extend your vacation with pre or post cruise stays at an overwater bungalow on Moorea, Papeete, Tahaa, Bora Bora or for the ultimate get-away, The Brando.

 

 

 

Itinerary

Date Port Arrival Depart
Feb 9/10: Flight from LAX  to Papeete (flight details finalized closer to sailing)
Feb 10, Sa Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands Embark 11:55 PM
Feb 11, Su Huahine, Society Islands 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Reynolds Family Winery Welcome Reception & Dinner*
Feb 12, M Taha’a, Society Islands (Motu Mahana) 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Feb 13, Tu Bora Bora, Society Islands 8:00 AM  Overnight
Reynolds Family Winery Wine Paired Dinner*
Feb 14, W Bora Bora, Society Islands:  Happy Valentines Day! 5:00 PM
Th – Feb 15 Moorea, Society Islands 8:00 AM Overnight
   F – Feb 16 Moorea, Society Islands 5:00 PM
Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands 7:30 PM Overnight
Reynolds Family Winery Farewell Reception & Dinner*
Sa – Feb 17 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands: Disembark
Day room, Flight to LAX, Pre & Post Extensions Available!

 

*Events, times, locations subject to final confirmation once aboard ship.  Invitations will be delivered the evening prior to event to MmMmTravel guests,  and a Guest Itinerary will be mailed with guests Final Cruise Documents.  All onboard events are complimentary to you as a guest of Reynolds Family Winery.

 

Pricing

Only guests booking through MmMmTravel will have access to all Reynolds Family Winery events onboard. Place a 3 day courtesy hold by calling or emailing us with passenger names and preferred suite type. Business Class Airfare may be available on request, quotes available upon request. Paul Gauguin past guests receive an added 5% savings!

Special Offer: Children under the age of 18, sails free in the same room as the parents, paying only air and port charges.

Category  Description MmMmTravel Fare includes air from LAX MmMmTravel Cruise ONLY Fare
Owner’s  Suite

 

Category OS 701.
Stateroom: 457 sq. ft.
Veranda: 77 sq. ft.
Includes Butler Service
$11,245 $9,645
Grand Suite Category GS.
Stateroom: 332 sq. ft.
Veranda: 197 sq. ft.
Includes Butler Service
$10,845 $9,245
Veranda  Stateroom Category A.
Stateroom: 300 sq. ft.
Veranda: 58 sq. ft.
Includes Butler Service
$8,795 $7,195
Veranda Stateroom Category B.
Stateroom: 249 sq. ft.
Veranda: 56 sq. ft.
Includes Butler Service
$7,495 $5,895
Balcony Stateroom
Cat. C, queen or twin beds
Cat. D, queen bed
Category C & D.
Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
Veranda: 37 sq. ft.
Cat. C: $6,495
Cat. D: $6,145
Cat. C: $4,895
Cat. D: $4,545
Window Stateroom Category E.
200 sq. ft. with
picture window.
$5,145 $3,545
Porthole Stateroom Category F.
200 sq. ft. with
2 portholes.
$4,845 $3,245

 

*Fares are per person and based on double occupancy in US Dollars. Promotional fare includes roundtrip airfare from LAX. Solo traveler rates are available upon request. Fares will increase as the ship fills and Air may be withdrawn at any time.  Rate with Airfare includes day rooms and needed transfers in Tahiti. Guests making their own flight arrangements can purchase transfers and day rooms through Paul Gauguin.  Past Paul Gauguin guests will receive an added 5% savings off the cruise fare.  Port tax and fees are $139.00 per person. Children under the age of 18, sails free in the same room as the parents, paying only air and port charges. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult over the age of 21. PGC may restrict the number of children on board. PGC is unable to accommodate infants less than one year of age. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Other conditions apply. See  Paul Gauguin’s Terms & Conditions.

 

About Reynolds Family Winery

Family Photo, Reynolds

Was Steve Reynolds destined to be in the wine business? It sure seems so. 

“My father was almost fanatical about wine and was an avid wine collector,” Steve recalls. “Most of our family outings centered around wine and wineries and we never had a meal where there wasn’t a bottle of wine on the table.” 

It was while pursuing his degree in dentistry at the University of the Pacific, that Steve first met Suzie and his destiny.

“Suzie was at St. Mary’s College nearby and we started dating. Her best friend was seeing a guy from Napa named Oscar Renteria. We all started hanging out together and going to Napa Valley on weekends where Oscar’s father was a vineyard manager.”

Returning from Napa one weekend, a fifteen-minute conversation was all it took for Steve to sell his Central Valley practice and move to Napa.

“We loved Napa and I fancied myself one of those gentlemen farmers making homemade wine on the side. I started a new practice and Suzie continued to work in her family’s insurance business.”

The Reynolds’ jump into the wine business began in earnest in 1995 when an old chicken ranch on Silverado Trail became available. The first wines were made in 1999 and were well-received so Steve decided it was time to make a business of it.

The winery’s first release cases came amid a rash of personal problems for Reynolds.

“I was really up against it,” Steve admitted. “It wasn’t the greatest time in my life – my father had just passed away – but I had no real choice. The winery demanded someone be there on a full-time basis. I called on my friends and neighbors and everyone pitched in and helped out.”

That’s when Steve decided to give up his dental practice to operate the winery full time. Basically, self-taught, Steve studied at UC Davis for two years to perfect his art. He credits South African winemaker Anthony Bell for seeing him through the hardest time in his winery’s evolution.

Today, Reynolds Family Winery has grown to around 7,000 cases. Through it all, Steve and Suzie have truly enjoyed the experience and path that has lead them to where they are today. They have three beautiful children – Cameron (18), Rebecca (16) and Sarah (13) – dozens of accolades, and most of all, each other.

 

 

Daily Itinerary & Port Descriptions

mapFebruary 9/10: Air Tahiti Nui flight from Los Angeles to Papeete, Tahiti (flights finalized closer to sailing).

February 10, Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands: Begin your voyage through paradise in the capital of Tahiti, the largest and most populated of the French Polynesian islands. Here you’ll embark the luxuriously casual Paul Gauguin.  If you are using PG’s air program your transfers are included and if needed you will be provided with a pre-cruise day room before embarkation time.

February 11, Huahine: Today, you’ll call on Huahine, known as the “Garden Island” for its lush rainforests and dramatic  terrain. While here, you might explore the island’s sacred sites and legendary landmarks that are among the best-preserved archaeological remains in French Polynesia. Enjoy snorkeling or SCUBA diving in the expansive lagoon.

February 12, Taha’a (Motu Mahana): Motu Mahana, an islet adjacent to Taha’a, is our very own South Seas paradise, featuring white-sand beaches with swaying palms, crystal-clear waters, and gentle breezes. As an exclusive Paul Gauguin Cruises event, you will spend a full day on this idyllic island, pursuing your own pleasures from swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking in the turquoise lagoon to playing volleyball, learn Tahitian cooking secrets, or simply relaxing on the beach. Also included is a delicious barbecue lunch and Polynesian entertainment featuring strolling musicians and singers.

February 13, Bora Bora: Author James Michener called Bora Bora “the most beautiful island in the world.” Dominated by towering Mount Otemanu and surrounded by a lagoon protected by low-lying coral reefs, this is indeed a spectacular destination. You’ll have two days to discover this quintessential Pacific paradise. Perhaps you’ll explore its exquisite  lagoon on a snorkeling tour or underwater walk, enjoy a bird’s-eye view on a helicopter tour, or a sunset tour by jetboat.

February 14, Valentines Day at Bora Bora: Explore more of this magical isle on your own or on an optional shore excursion. Choose from several, such as a jitney tour on “Le Truck,” a 4-wheel-drive safari, or a glass-bottom boat ride. As The Gauguin sets sail before dinner, enjoy beautiful views of the island, followed by a relaxing evening.

February 15:  Moorea: Graced with an abundance of fresh fruits and flowers, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful multi-hued lagoons, and palm-fringed beaches, Moorea boasts an awesome beauty that is unsurpassed. During your visit, you might wish to shop for local crafts, embark on a dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist and witness these fascinating animals in their amazing natural habitat, or try out some of the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia. An overnight here affords us two full days to explore the gorgeous island.

February 16:   Moorea/Papeete (Tahiti): Graced with an abundance of fresh fruits and flowers, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful multihued lagoons, and palm-fringed beaches, Moorea boasts an awesome beauty that is unsurpassed. During your visit, you might wish to shop for local crafts, embark on a dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist and witness these fascinating animals in their amazing natural habitat, or try out some of the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia. Late this afternoon, we cruise to Papeete, docking for the night.

February 17:   Disembark in Papeete: Cap off your epic journey where it all began. You won’t be the same as when you first set sail – these exotic isles are said to touch people in magical ways. Guests booking using Paul Gauguin’s air program will be transferred to a hotel day room for the afternoon before being transferred to the airport for your return flight to LAX.  If you want to explore more of this side of paradise we can help you arrange a hotel or overwater bungalow on Moorea, Taha’a, Bora Bora or Papeete—on request.

 

Paul Gauguin

Bora BoraThe m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and Southeast Asia, visiting small ports that larger ships can’t reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort, and luxury. Spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, a choice of three open-seating dining venues, and an extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes. The atmosphere aboard our recently renovated ship radiates warmth, informality, and Polynesian flair. And our beloved troupe of Gauguines—local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers—add the unique personality of Tahiti to every sailing.

  • Only 332 guests
  • Crew to guest ratio of 1 to 1.5
  • All oceanview accommodations, nearly 70% with balconies
  • All onboard gratuities included
  • Complimentary beverages including fine wines and premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee, and tea served throughout the ship
  • Butler service in categories B and above, including in-suite bar setup and SoundDock® for iPod®
  • In-suite minibar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water
  • State-of-the-art retractable Watersport’s Marina
  • Onboard dive program (fee)
  • Onboard lecture program
  • Two elegant restaurants and one pool-side grill, all with open-seating dining
  • Well-being and vegetarian selections and special dietetic menus upon request
  • WiFi hotspots throughout the ship
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary in-room dining
  • Complimentary in-room movie channels and movies available

 

 
 

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