Cinquain Cellars

The Cinquain Cellars owner and winemaker, David Nagengast, graduated from the Fresno State University Enology program in 1985 with the dream of someday having his own vineyard and winery. In 2000, the search for the perfect site culminated in the purchase of a small hillside property, overlooking Hog Canyon and the Estrella River basin from 1000-ft elevation, in the Northeast area of the Paso Robles Estrella Appellation. In 2002, the 14-acre vineyard was planted with 10,000 vines including nine different Bordeaux, Rhône, and Port varieties. In 2007, the construction of their simple 1200 square-foot winery was completed. And now, after nearly 40 years of making wines professionally for a variety of small and medium sized wineries in Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Clara County, and Oregon, the culmination of this dream is evident with the establishment of Nagengast Estate Vineyard, Cinquain Cellars and the availability of 1500 cases annually.

You are cordially invited to join David & Beth on a special voyage of discovery along the waterways of Bordeaux, arguably the world’s epicenter for production of fine red wines. Cruise the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, and on the Gironde Estuary, visiting Bordeaux city, Libourne, St. Emilion, Pauillac, Blaye, Bourg and Cadillac. There is also an optional, very worthwhile 3-night pre-cruise tour of Bordeaux City, Cognac and a special day in Margaux.

Join us!

Contact – Heather Mclemore
Direct Line – 1-714-975-8167
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Please note: This Taste of Bordeaux Cruise 2026 (hosted by Cinquain Cellars) wine tasting tour is created by our tour operator, Expanding Horizons of Tustin, CA in conjunction with AmaWaterways. This is the most popular river cruise itinerary in Europe and will sell out. The pre and/or post-cruise tour program may contain private meals, tours and/or visits to attractions. These additional services are exclusive to guests on this cruise who book their reservations with Expanding Horizons. Persons booking with alternative travel agencies will not be included in these activities.