Reserve Tastings Sonoma

5-DAY INSIDER’S SONOMA WINE & MUSIC ADVENTURE

We have teamed up with two-time Grammy nominee singer/saxophonist Mindi Abair and her husband Eric Guerra, a 17-year winery executive, for an insiders food, wine, and music 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 17 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. In 2021 we had a lunch at Kendall Jackson with the head winemaker, a tasting and impromptu concert in the wine caves of Rother Winery, a concert in the main stage at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, a Q&A with the owners of down-and-dirty Teldeschi Winery, and much more.

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!

Please note the agenda below is from 2021. We will be making carefully selected changes to this, keeping the best parts and adding new tastings, meals, and concerts.

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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 24 – 28, 2022 + Optional one-day luxury extension
  • Trip Price Per Person: $4,450
  • 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

Please note the agenda below is from 2021. We will be making carefully selected changes to this, keeping the best parts and adding new tastings, meals, and concerts.

Day 1: In The Heart of Wine Country

Mindi Abair and Eric Guerra

  • Welcome reception and wine tasting, hosted by Mindi and Eric
  • Guided tour of Healdsburg Square, led by Eric
  • Dinner at Spoon Bar

Day 2: Russian River Valley Romance & Songs of Love

Barndiva Sonoma

  • 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
  • Lunch and a private show by Mindi Abair and a Special Guest at a local winery
  • Dinner at Barn Diva and cocktails at Duke’s

Day 3: The Unknown, The Over The Top, and Songs Of Hope

Aperture Winery

  • 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
  • Lunch at a local winery
  • Private sparkling wine tasting at a local winery
  • Dinner at Brava’s
  • After-dinner wine and a show hosted by Mindi Abair and a Special Guest at the Hotel Healdsburg Lounge

Day 4: The Beauty of Healdsburg and Songs of Being Home

Mindi Abair Wine Saxophone

  • Coffee and morning yoga session led by Mindi and Eric (space is limited and requires prior sign up)
  • Breakfast at our hotel
  • Your choice of activities (additional costs apply):
    • Art Walk
    • Golf
    • Spa
    • Shopping
    • Charcuterie Tastings
  • Lunch at the Parish Cafe
  • 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: Bubbles & An Intimate Chat With Mindi Abair

Mindi Abair Listening Party

  • Breakfast at our hotel
  • Intimate listening party and Q&A session with Mindi Abair
  • Sparkling wine tasting led by Eric
  • Check out and departures

Optional Day 5 Add- On: Ultra-luxury Wine + Food Experience

Sonoma Food Experience

  • Small group ultra-luxury extension
  • Exclusive private wine tasting on the estate grounds
  • Additional private wine tasting experience hosted by an acclaimed winery
  • Dinner at a world-renowned Michelin star restaurant, hosted by Mindi and Eric

*Note: This itinerary is from 2021 and will change as we update experiences and restaurants for 2022. However, we guarantee the experience to be of rock star quality.

Tour Accommodations

Hotel Healdsburg

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 music 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, H2, in the late afternoon on the first day of the tour. The tour ends mid-day 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 17 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.)