Princess Cruises to Host New Winemaker Dinner With Caymus Vineyards

Princess Cruises is working with the renowned Caymus Vineyards to offer an exclusive Caymus Vineyards Winemaker Dinner, available on Princess ships sailing North America itineraries by the end of April, including all Alaska voyages, and across all ships worldwide by late May.

Available in the Crown Grill specialty restaurant for $140 per person, the new Winemaker Dinner leverages the expansive expertise of Chuck Wagner, owner and winemaker of the Napa Valley's Caymus Vineyards, to deliver a five-course menu, crafted to complement the tasting notes of his wines. The dinner, available for 12 guests per seating, will be offered two-three times per cruise, based on voyage length, and interested guests can reserve their spot once on board.

Wagner, along with the Princess culinary team, personally selected the wines paired with the multi-course menu served. In addition to Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, he has matched up the dinner courses with varietals from the family's other offerings, including Caymus-Suisun 'The Walking Fool' Red Blend, Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, Sea Sun Pinot Noir and Emmolo Sparkling.

Caymus is a hands-on family affair, which Wagner founded in 1972, alongside his late parents, when he was just 19 years old. After 50 harvests, he continues to make two renowned Cabernet Sauvignons—Caymus Napa Valley and Caymus Special Selection. He now works alongside two of his children, Charlie and Jenny, and the family also makes diverse wines from Napa Valley, other parts of California and beyond. Wagner is widely recognized for his winemaking and industry leadership, and all three Wagners continue to experiment with farming and winemaking.

In addition to the new dinner, Caymus Vineyards is also working with Princess on a refreshed wine menu, and Caymus Vineyards will be the curator for the cruise line's Crown Grill steakhouse, chops and seafood specialty restaurant, with wine pairing recommendations on the menu. Coming later this year, guests will have the opportunity to visit Caymus Vineyards in Rutherford, Napa Valley, and Caymus-Suisun Winery in Suisun Valley, CA, on exclusive shore excursions offered on various California-based cruises.

Princess first introduced its popular Winemaker's Dinner in a private space inspired by a wine cellar in the dining rooms onboard Royal Princess in 2013. For additional information about Princess Cruises, visit

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