Remarks, reviews and comments from our guests who have cruised on board the barge
Recent comments from our guests
Dear Wine and Water Friends, My trip on the Wine & Water barge is now at the top of my Best Ever list! I was very, very spoiled by your attention to my comfort - especially dear Captain Max - TWO trips to Paris just to spare me stairs at the railroad!! My best wishes to you Bea, as well as Lindzi and Selby. You all made us feel so at home. Many many thanks!
cruised in August 2017
Hi Bea & Max, Shelby & Linzi, we are still celebrating our fantastic experience with Wine & Water ~ thought you might like to see our invitation!
I want to thank you, Max, Selby and Lindzi again for one of the best weeks of my life! I have already given one of your cards to my doctor, who travels a lot, and will recommend you to everyone I can think of who might enjoy such a trip.
We must now need to adjust to real life - not so much fun but necessary. Fondly,
USA, Saint Louis
cruised in August 2017
We arrived home safely on Saturday evening at around 1900, and the dogs were delighted to see us!
Just a short note to pass on our grateful thanks once again to you and Max, Selby and Linzi for all your hard work in looking after us so well during our very enjoyable week on board Wine & Water. We will hold on to some great memories for a very long time, and to remind us of our time with you we opened a bottle of Burgundy wine last night to have with our dinner – see attached photo!
We look forward to seeing you in October, so do keep in touch.
Richard & Sharron
July 2017 ENGLAND
Thank you again for such an amazing experience. We can not say enough about the last week! Everyone went above and beyond and made it such a great time for us. Glad your new group is going well. Remember, we expect a trip to Florida. We know your winter can be cold;)
Lisa, Mark, Chuck & Jodi
UYSA JUNE 2017
What a fabulous way to spend quality time with great friends. We just returned from the Wine and Water cruise of the Burgundy Region in France. From our first meeting with Max, the tone of gracious hospitality was set. The beautiful barge is spacious and comfortable, the Reanu’s have built a lovely ship. Max, our captain, Chef Dave and lovely Becky made our trip informative, delicious, and delightful.
Your day is set from awakening to fresh pastries and coffee, we then walked through the beautiful countryside as the barge cruised along the tree-lined canal. At noon we hopped back on the barge and were greeted by Becky with a wonderful selection of wine from the area. Chef Dave followed with a 3 course luncheon on the deck. Chef Dave’s skills rival any top chef. After lunch, we would relax on the barge. The afternoon, always held great surprises for us. Max is not only a wonderful host, but a great tour guide. Max’s knowledge of the area’s wines, architecture and history was amazing!
We would tour wineries, chateaus, museums throughout our afternoons, then return home to our lovely barge. Once back on the barge, we beganmore wine tasting from selections chosen by Max. Dinner followed and we must say our 4 course dining was remarkable. Great conversations ensued and sometimes even dancing!
For a truly joyous vacation, we highly recommend Wine and Water. It is a great way to reward yourself.
All the Best, Nancy and Zach Zacharias
We totally enjoyed our time with you and hope to see you again in the future. Max: If you ever decide to try some of the canals in the South of France please let us know. I know that we will be returning to Burgundy so we will contact you. Maybe a cruise with our children. In the meantime we will keep telling everyone we meet about you two and Wine and Water. Cannot think of a better place to recommend.
Please remember if you ever come to the US the offer always available to stay with us.
Our best to Sasha and Sobie
Jeff (and Tami)
We arrived safe and sound back in Toronto and finally in Port Colborne.
We cannot speak of any sort of routine or “back to normal” just yet, although this will happen quickly.
It is with the greatest respect of your contribution as we try to re-tell our “barge” experiences to family and friends.
All three of you have in your own way contributed so much to the success of this extraordinary, calm and joyful time.
Max the elicit Wonder-Captain, entertainer, “all hands-on-deck-man”, driver, well sort of, and history buff who I am sure, surprised us all.
Selby, the singer, well sort of, but excellent chef, always presented us with his creations and pleased us immensely with his versatility.
Now you Bea, are the perfect hostess with a special talent in the decorum and fantasy of presenting breakfast lunch and dinner with such panache.
The cleanliness in all facets and selection of good towels and linen was appreciated.
Most of all we never “felt” as guest of a business, but rather like “in the home/barge of” friends.
Each one of you is to be complimented for your personal contribution to our well being.
Needless to say, nothing would have happen without the contribution and extreme generosity of John Marsh and his wife Rosanne.
Of course I personally am sidelined by the knowledge of wine talk by John, Sasha and Max, but I “enjoyed” the wine tremendously.
Furthermore when the talk involved boating, the 1950 engine and the manoeuvring of the barge or boat, again I could add very little.
Margaret and I enjoyed our stay in Europe immensely and every minute of the trip, thanks to all of you, sadly to say it ended too quickly.
If you take John and Rosanne’s offer on, which we hope you do, there would be another chance of meeting again.
We would be very happy to invite you for a “Hasenpfeffer, Spätzle and Blaukraut” a southern German and Alsatian dish.
In the hope that your season comes to a successful conclusion, that you have a restful time in Chamonix and Max get all his Barge plan upgrading realized and that Selby enjoys his experience in Chamonix, we remain hopeful to see you again,
fondly, Margaret and Emil