Dalmatian Discoveries with Rasa Vineyards – A Wine Cruise throughout the Mediterranean
VENICE TO ATHENS ABOARD THE CRYSTAL CRUISE SHIP “SERENITY”
DATES: Thursday, April 18th – Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Billo Naravane, MW, will host this incredible journey through exotic ports of call with plenty of exclusive, fun and educational wine-centric events to please both the novice and expert oenophile. This is a unique opportunity to hang out with and learn from this warm and engaging gentlemen whose love of learning is endless. A graduate of UC Davis Master of Science Program for Viticulture and Oenology, Billo also passed the rigorous Masters of Wine exams, earning him the right to use the MW designation.
Space for this cruise is extremely limited. To reserve your space go to
For further information contact:
Hills Travel, a Virtuoso Agency
Joan Bailey, President
1500 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33794
(727) 896-7161 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BIO: Yashodhan (‘Billo’) Naravane – Master of Wine – is the co-owner and winemaker for Rasa Vineyards – an artisanal, world-class winery that he founded with his brother Pinto Naravane (Managing Partner) in Walla Walla, Washington. He attended UC Davis and earned his Master of Science in Viticulture and Oenology in 2008. In addition to his duties at Rasa Vineyards, he loves to help other serious wine aficionados realize their artistic visions for their own wines and in their vineyards as well. He provides consulting wine making and viticulture services for the following clients: Delmas, Rivaura, Echo Ridge Cellars, SJR Vineyards, Mackey Vineyards, and Sinclair Estate Vineyards. Billo also loves to teach and is an Adjunct Professor at Washington State University. Prior to making the transition to the wine industry, Billo did his undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his Master of Sciences degree in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He also worked as a consultant and manager at several technology companies including Oracle, Netscape, and Hewlett Packard. He is incredibly thankful that he hasn’t written a line of code in approximately 10 years. When he is not making wine, teaching about wine, or drinking wine, he can often be found tinkering on the piano or, much to the chagrin of his wife, reading theoretical and classic mathematics texts like Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica – in its original Latin format. You are just as likely to find Billo learning a new magic trick or reading Spiderman comic books though his favorite non-wine activity is spoiling his baby granddaughter.