We'll visit three restaurants and an exclusive tasting room, some that were at the forefront of the farm-to-table food movement like, The girl & the fig. Everything we eat is grown in Sonoma, and we'll pair local wine at each and every stop. You will learn and taste 5 different varietals - a half of a glass each for a total of 2.5 glasses of wine over the course of three hours. We'll share insight as to why different types of wine and food pair so well together, discuss chefs, biodynamic farming, films, and purveyors. We'll cover Sonoma's role in California history as we walk by relevant landmarks. If we have time, we sample organic olive oil between our restaurants for complimentary samples. We land in a boutique tasting room where we enjoy generous pours of Pinot Noir & Syrah with local, artisanal chocolate. Our tours are not scripted, but rather customized to what is most interesting to our guests, so we encourage you to let us know when we meet and greet. This experience is guided by Renee, Arlene, Drew, Vivian and Maddy. All have been leading this experience for more than 4 years and are local to the area, having backgrounds or careers in the culinary or wine world. Each is passionate and dedicated to ensuring your experience is memorable and one you will want to repeat in another of our destination towns.
I'm 25 years local and live in the Sonoma Plaza neighborhood, running our family tour business for 4 wine country towns + Sausalito. I have been in the wine industry for 10+ years and developed pairing tours to share my passion with other curious visitors. After 5 years of guiding, I joined the Guild of Sommeliers and earned my 1st level with the Court of Master of Sommeliers. My adult kids and I guide with 3 other professionals who have helped us earn 2 positions in the Top 15 Best Foodie Tours in the US, by US News & World Reports. We all educate our palates and minds by traveling to note-worthy restaurants locally and internationally. Look for our Napa, Yountville, St Helena & Sausalito experiences on Abnb too! You can find them by clicking on my profile photo.
4 sit-down stops that comprises enough food for most people to make up their lunch. We will have a rainbow of wine, with 5…
Local Sonoma and Napa wine at each sit-down stop - 5 different varietals total
We'll meet near the historic Sonoma Plaza, then eat and drink at: El Dorado Kitchen (1/2 a glass of wine with 2 food items) The girl & the fig (1/2 a glass of wine with a custom plate just for us) Delhi Belly Bistro (1/2 a glass of wine with three food items ) Secret high-end red wine with one amazing chocolate pairing (2 wines served) We’ll learn history through interesting landmarks to support our stories of the wild west!
Our experience is a new type of wine-walking tour with real food from top restaurants in a concentrated downtown area. We will give you great take-aways on wine, tasting interesting varietals and teaching sommelier tricks for while you are tasting with us and others later in your trip.