“The grapes on a score of rolling hills are red with autumn flame. The afternoon sun smoulders in the drowsy sky. I have everything to make me glad I am alive. I am filled with dreams and mysteries. I am all sun and air and sparkle.” – Jack London, writing about the region where our Sonoma Wine Tour takes place
We absolutely love Sonoma County and have been running tours here for years.
The beauty of Sonoma County is in its diversity in terrain, ranging from 60 miles of Pacific coastline on the west to the Mayacamas Mountain on the eastern edge with Napa County; from the large expanses of rural fields including wine vineyards to the cute small towns, such as Geyserville and Healdsburg, where we base our trip. Sonoma County is also laid-back, compared to its neighbor Napa, given the intensely successful nature of its tourism and wine industries.
The focus of our Sonoma Wine Tour is on the grape growing and not the winemaking. As winemakers will tell you, 90% of the wine is made when the grapes are produced and only 10% in the winery. We visit grape growers – farmers – who also make wine, such that we learn about what truly makes Sonoma wines special. We walk through vineyards, visit organic wine grape farms, and eat farm to table from winery gardens. This is not your typical tasting room-to-tasting room tour.
Explore this vibrant wine region in a manner that would be hard to manage on your own. We provide a knowledgeable local guide to accompany you on your vacation. We know the hottest wineries and those that are still unknown yet producing great wine. We steer you to delectable eats at restaurants favored by the locals. We do all the driving for you. We present to you the Sonoma we fell in love with decades ago.