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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 09/17/2015:  

 Wine Lovers Sunset Cruises Return to the Cape May – Lewes Ferry
Popular Special Cruises Scheduled for September and early October

(Cape May, NJ) Enjoy stunning sunsets, savory food, and sips of extraordinary wines when you join us aboard Cape May – Lewes Ferry for our 2015 Sunset Wine Cruises in September and early October. The Lewes cruises will depart the terminal on consecutive Fridays at 4:15 p.m. while the Cape May cruises are scheduled to leave the terminal on successive Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. The first three wine cruises – September 11 and September 18 departing Lewes, as well as September 19 leaving Cape May – were sold out.

According to Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations, 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 food, listen to great music and enjoy a dramatic sunset?” Gehrke said. “Looking to impress your date? - What a better way than a memorable and romantic date night aboard the Ferry?”

Back by popular demand, these annual events provide a fun, different and delightful wine-tasting experience inside the Crow's Nest Lounge aboard the ferry vessel, Delaware. Enjoy live entertainment, amazing small gourmet food plates (tapas) from our catering chefs, and insights into the paired wines in an intimate, limited-seating venue.

Sample menus from Cape May include treats such as Seared Jerked Shrimp, Roast Chili Rubbed Pork Loin, Roast Breast of Chicken with Spinach, Prosciutto & Provolone, Pumpkin Bisque & Crabmeat Profiterole, and Chocolate Mousse. Sample menu selections from Lewes include Mojo Mahi on Seasoned Arugula, Gnocchi with Blackened Scallop, Mint Crusted Lamb Chops, Bananas Foster Cheesecake and Chocolate Mocha Mousse with Fresh Raspberries. All creations are expertly paired with a wine selection.

The $50 package includes round-trip 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 25 and October 2, 2015 aboard 4:15 p.m. departure

Cape May Cruises: Saturdays, September 26; October 3, 10, 2015 aboard 6:00 p.m. departure

Check-in begins in the ferry terminal 30 minutes before cruise time. 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 43 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2014, 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.

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