m/s Paul Gauguin

Guest Hosts

Robin & Danuta Pfeiffer

Owner/Winemakers, Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards

Robin & Danuta Pfeiffer will be on the following sailings:

Robin and Danuta Pfeiffer are the owners and winemakers of Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards, an ultra-premium, sustainable, 70-acre vineyard with an international reputation for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. It is one of the oldest vineyards in Oregon’s acclaimed South Willamette Valley—part of a region named the “2016 Wine Region of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast magazine, and its Pinot Noir was once chosen for a presidential dinner in Washington D.C. The winery produces only 1,200 cases per year, and its exquisite, boutique offerings are available only directly from the winery or through its wine club; they are not distributed to stores or restaurants.

The Pfeiffers have both enjoyed established careers in addition to their success as winemakers. Robin taught Spanish for 32 years and was a middle-school counselor, and Danuta was a broadcast journalist and is an award-winning author. In 1984, when they learned that their family’s chicken ranch and sheep farm would excel in growing fine Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, they transformed it into a vineyard.

Robin’s passion for education remains on full display at the winery. Its unique tasting room is a candle-lit cave offering educational and personal, one-on-one winetasting experiences. The Pfeiffer’s wine knowledge, enthusiasm, and stories will enchant you as much as their highly regarded wine!

Join us for a wine lecture and a tasting of Pfeiffer Winery wines when Robin and Danuta come aboard The Gauguin.

Robin & Danuta Pfeiffer will be on the following sailings:

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