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Winemaker Chris Figgins sets sail with Windstar

Winemaker Chris Figgins sets sail with Windstar

Windstar Cruises, which operates a fleet of luxury yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, offers guests the opportunity to learn about wine making from Chris Figgins of Leonetti Cellar and Figgins Family Wine Estates on Wind Surf’s February 18, 2012, Yachtsman’s Caribbean voyage. During the sailing, Figgins will conduct a lecture, question and answer session, and a wine tasting.

Figgins is President and Winemaking Director for Figgins Family Wine Estates, which manages a collection of brands that thoughtfully extends the family’s passion for the finest wine and food experiences, producing some of the most sought after wines in the world with its Leonetti Cellar and FIGGINS brands. Each brand reflects the deep sense of place and connection to the land, staying true to the philosophy of maintaining exceptional quality by controlling the entire process from start to finish.

Figgins continues a 30-plus year tradition with Leonetti of producing some the world’s most renowned reds in small, limited productions. He recently launched FIGGINS, an estate-grown, single-vineyard wine, and Lostine Cattle Company, an all natural grass-fed beef company, to extend the Figgins Family Wine Estates experience to fine food.

Wind Surf’s 7-day Yachtsman’s Caribbean voyage departs February 18, 2012, from Philipsburg, St. Maarten and visits Soper’s Hole, Tortola; Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I. (overnight); Virgin Gorda, B.V.I.(overnight); Basseterre, St. Kitts; Les Saintes, Guadeloupe; and Gustavia, St. Barthelemy. Cruise fares from $1,799 per person, double occupancy.

Wind Surf accommodates 312 guests, offering deluxe, oceanview staterooms that include beds with luxury linens and mattresses, a flat-screen TV and DVD player, Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods, waffle-weave robes with slippers and sumptuous L’Occitane products. Suites also include an extra bath, TV and sitting area. Wind Surf’s spa suites include all the amenities of a suite along with luxurious microfiber linens, spa robes, an orchid flower arrangement, specialty pillow menu, daily fresh fruit platter, O SPA London products, WindSpa spa experiences and events as well as unlimited Pilates and Yoga classes. Bridge Suites offer everything in a suite along with the additional luxury of a spacious private living room and relaxing whirlpool spa. Guests can enjoy culinary wonders in Wind Surf’s The Restaurant, Degrees, Le Marché and Candles. Wind Surf also features a lounge, Yacht Club, casino, three bars, two pools, two hot tubs, a shop, photo gallery and watersports platform.