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Wine Lovers Sunset Cruises Return to the Cape May – Lewes Ferry; Popular Special Cruises Scheduled for September and early October
By JSalmon on 09/02/2014:  


Wine Lovers Sunset Cruises Return to the Cape May – Lewes Ferry
Popular Special Cruises Scheduled for September and early October
                (Cape May, NJ) Treat yourself to a sunset wine tasting cruise on the Cape May – Lewes Ferry! Beginning on Friday, September 12, another series of the popular Wine Lovers Sunset Cruises on the Delaware Bay will be offered in September and early October. The Lewes cruises will depart the terminal on four consecutive Fridays at 4:15 p.m. while the Cape May cruises are scheduled to leave the terminal on four successive Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
                According to Heath Gehrke, Director of Operations for the Cape May – Lewes Ferry, the Wine Lovers Sunset Cruise is that unique remedy for residents and visitors looking to take a break from the ordinary. “As fall sets in, what could be better than to sip a fine wine, savor some delicious Hors d'oeuvres, listen to great music and enjoy a dramatic sunset?” Gehrke said. “Think of the response when you say to your partner, ‘Honey, I’m taking you on a cruise!’ What a memorable way to experience the Ferry and the wonders of the Delaware Bay as a foot passenger.” 
Sunset wine-lover's cruises feature Tapas, wine pairings, live music, and gorgeous sunsets in an intimate, limited-seating venue. Sample menus from Cape May include treats such as Crab Ceviche, Duck Rillettes, Smoked Salmon Pinwheels, Braised Beef Short Rib, and Crème Brulee!  Sample menus from Lewes include Brie and Cranberry Stuffed Chicken wrapped in Prosciutto, Shrimp cocktail shooters and Goat Cheese and Ratatouille Chutney with Crostini.
The package includes return-trip foot passenger ferry cruise, wine samplings and pairings, and the opportunity to purchase featured wines from the two vendors after the cruise.  The first series of Wine Lovers’ Sunset Cruises were held in June 2006 and have continued to be extremely popular with both residents and vacationers. 
Lewes Cruises:                  Fridays, September 12, 26 and October 3, 2014. (September 19 is sold out!)
                                                4:15 p.m. departure
                                                Host: Outlet Liquors
                                                Entertainment: Cathy Gorman, Soloist
Cape May Cruises:          Saturdays, September 13, 20, 27 and October 4, 2014
                                                6:00 p.m. departure
                                                Host:     Harry’s Wine Cellar, Cape May's only beach-front wine cellar.
                                                Entertainment: TBD
                Check-in begins in the ferry terminal 30 minutes before cruise time. The cost is $50, which includes a round-trip foot passenger ticket, wine samples , appetizing Hors d'oeuvres, informal discussion about the wine, the opportunity to purchase featured wines by the glass, and live music. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Space is limited! Reservations are required at 1-800-64-FERRY (33779).
About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than forty two million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2013, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at, or call toll free, 800-643-3779. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry.