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5-DAY INSIDER’S SONOMA WINE + JAZZ ADVENTURE

Please note our 2022 tour running April 24 – 28 is sold out but we are accepting registrations for our April, 16 – 20, 2023 Sonoma Adventure.

We have teamed up with two-time Grammy nominee singer/saxophonist Mindi Abair and her husband Eric Guerra, a 20+ year winery executive, for an insiders food, wine, and jazz adventure like no other!

This is an incredible small-group experience that features all the talents of both Mindi and Eric, who will be joining us for the entire trip. Mindi will bring in fellow musicians, play several concerts in divine wine country settings, and fill you in on the inside stories of her music career. These private shows will be a combination of jazz, blues, and rock and range from unplugged and chill to upbeat and lively.

With his 20+ years of experience in the wine industry and many years of living in Sonoma County, Eric has planned tastings and winery visits that any wine-lover would relish.

You will be relaxing in 4-star luxury hotel accommodations located in the heart of the storybook wine country town of Healdsburg, eating in the area’s top restaurants, and generally enjoying life! Join us on a vacation like no other!

 

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What a blessing! It combined three things I have a particular passion for- music, wine and travel! Not just a tour, but a true "experience" of a lifetime! Extremely well planned and executed.

Bryon H.

Tour Details

Tour Details

  • Location: Sonoma County, California
  • Tour Dates: April 16 – 20, 2023 + Optional one-day luxury extension (Our April 24 – 28, 2022 tour is sold out)
  • Trip Price Per Person: $4,800
  • Single supplement: $950
  • Optional One-day Extension: $1,700
  • Optional One-day Extension Single Supplement: $250
  • Group size: 30-40 people  (Up to 20 people for the one-day luxury extension)
  • Meals: Breakfasts each morning, 4 dinners, and 3 lunches
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Curated Experiences

  • Enjoy daily intimate shows hosted by Mindi Abair and joined by some of the world’s great Jazz, Blues, and Classic Rock musicians
  • Experience insider’s access winery visits, hand-selected by Eric’s own personal contacts
  • Savor world-renowned, locally-sourced Sonoma cuisine
  • Take a break from the wineries to explore Healdsburg’s local shops, art galleries, and farmers markets
  • Opt in for the luxury one-day extension, indulging in a private winery visit and unforgettable dining experience

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:

Mindi Abair and Eric Guerra

  • Welcome reception and wine tasting, hosted by Mindi and Eric
  • Dinner at Chalkboard,  casual and contemporary restaurant that celebrates the best ingredients Sonoma has to offer

Day 2:

  • Coffee and a morning yoga session led by Eric and Mindi (space is limited and requires prior sign up)
  • Breakfast at our hotel
  • Two private wine tastings at local wineries, including a fun, hands-on lobster lunch
  • Free time in Healdsburg
  • Concert in the courtyard of Hotel Healdsburg
  • Dinner at the hotel

Day 3:

  • Coffee and morning yoga session led by Mindi and Eric (space is limited and requires prior registration)
  • Breakfast at our hotel
  • Private wine tasting at a local winery
  • Concert, wine tasting, and lunch at Kendall Jackson’s stunning gardens
  • Relaxation time in Healdsburg
  • Dinner at a delicious local restaurant

Day 4:

  • Coffee and morning yoga session led by Mindi and Eric (space is limited and requires prior sign up)
  • Breakfast at our hotel
  • Free morning in Healdsburg
  • Private wine tasting at a local winery
  • Dinner and Grand Finale show featuring Mindi Abair & a Special Guest, hosted at a local winery

Day 5:

  • Breakfast at our hotel
  • Intimate Q&A session with Mindi & Eric
  • Check out and departures

Optional Day 5 Add- On: Luxury Wine + Food Experience

  • Small group luxury extension
  • Decadent lunch at an award-winning local restaurant
  • Exclusive private wine tasting on the estate grounds
  • Unforgettable final dinner at a winery

*Note: This itinerary may continue to change as we approach the tour dates. However, we guarantee the experience to be of rock star quality.

Tour Accommodations

Located in the very heart of Healdsburg, enjoy your stylishly appointed wine-country room with a superior level of service at the Hotel Healdsburg. We’ll be within walking distance of many restaurants, shops, and tasting rooms so you can take in all that Healdsburg has to offer.

What is Included

  • Double occupancy lodging – single supplement is optional.
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 4 dinners
  • All scheduled excursions, including private wine tastings and jazz shows
  • Wine during organized tastings
  • Professional guides

Not Included: Travel to and from Healdsburg, personal expenses, and optional gratuities to local staff and your guide. Travel insurance is also not included, though we highly recommend it.  Check out our Travel Insurance page for more information.

Arrival & Departure

We will meet at our host hotel, the Hotel Healdsburg, in the afternoon on the first day of the tour. The tour ends late morning on Day 5 but you do have the option of adding on a luxury one-day extension (see itinerary for more details).

Your Hosts

Mindi Abair Eric Guerra Reserve Tastings

Mindi Abair

Galactic Princess of Music

One of the most recognized and sought after saxophonists and vocalists, Mindi Abair’s solo career has produced ten #1 radio singles, two #1 Billboard albums, and two GRAMMY nominations. She was a featured musician on American Idol and the author of How To Play Madison Square Garden. Her band Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers have recorded 4 albums, won 8 Independent Blues Awards including Artist of the Year, Best Holiday Album by the LA Music Critics Association, and their latest album No Good Deed debuted #1 iTunes Blues and #3 Billboard Blues.

She has toured and/or recorded with Aerosmith, Gregg Allman, Joe Bonamassa, Smokey Robinson, Keb’ Mo’, Joe Perry, Bobby Rush, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Lalah Hathaway, Duran Duran, Adam Sandler, Lee Ritenour, The Backstreet Boys, Booker T. Jones, Dave Koz, Jimmy Webb, Mandy Moore, Max Weinberg, Bill Champlin, David Pack, Mocean Worker, Ides of March, and Teena Marie. www.mindiabair.com

Eric Guerra

Galactic Viceroy of Wine

Author of the highly acclaimed “When Great Wine Is Not Enough – A Wine Sales & Marketing Guide For Wineries, Négotiants & Wine Brand Owners”, named 2018 North Bay Business Journal Winery Sales & Marketing Officer Of The Year with over 20 years of wine experience having managed or sold over 20 million cases and developed over 500+ wine brands, Eric Guerra is a wine author, winery executive, fine wine investor, label designer, wine public speaker and blogger with over 60k followers.

He has lead some of the industries’ most legendary wineries and wine brands like the iconic Kendall-Jackson, the Napa destination Mumm Napa, the ultra-boutique Gary Farrell Winery, the luxury Vineyard 29 and the celebrated Champagne brands of France. Eric’s unique and diverse exposure of the wine industry truly covers all aspects from grape… to bottle… to wine drinker (you.)

Visit www.WINEandJAZZ.com​ to learn more about Mindi and Eric’s love of wine and jazz.