• Dates: Jun 22 - 22 2017
  • Trip Length: 3 Days, 2 Nights
  • Activities: Walking
  • Guides: Jim McCammon
  • Cost: $1,200 per person
  • Optional Single Supplement: $350
  • Difficulty: Easy

Other Info: Additional $400 is required for tours booked on Fridays or Saturdays.

“ Wine is the thinking person’s health drink.” – Dr. Phillip Norrie

Winemakers will tell you 90% of the product is made in the vineyard and only 10% is made in the winery. Yet most visitors to wine country never make it out of the tasting room or a winery tour. Walking through vineyards with an expert guide is the best way to enhance your appreciation of wine making. Watching vineyard workers as they toil with the vines, smelling the scents of upturned soil, and taking in the views from a nearby ridge top are all experiences you wouldn’t have from the seat of an automobile or a tasting room window.
Sonoma County might not be as well known as its neighbor (Napa Valley), but we think it’s the perfect place for an active vacation within California’s wine country. Sonoma County is large and diverse, spanning from the Pacific Ocean on the west to the Mayacama Mountains that separate it from Napa County on the east. This provides a huge range of terroir and scenery that cannot be beat and make for perfect walks in the area.
On our Sonoma Wine & Walking Adventure, you’ll actually walk through or near the vineyards. The walks are only of moderate difficulty, so should be very manageable for anyone who exercises regularly. And you’ll understand why making wine is really all about the vineyards, the under-appreciated aspect of wine country.

Daily Itinerary

Each day of your trip, you will have one vineyard walk followed by a wine tasting. The tour starts at 1:00 PM on the first day with an afternoon walk and ends at noon on the third day with a morning walk and wine tasting….SEE FULL ITINERARY


For More Information

  • See our General FAQs page for general tour questions.
  • INTERESTED IN JOINING US? Call us at 888.758.8687 or email us to check availability, or to ask any questions you may have regarding this trip or any other travel ideas you may be considering.
  • TO BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE: You can book online or by calling us at 888.758.8687. Zephyr Adventures requires a 500 deposit (payable by check or credit card) at the time of booking. The remaining balance is payable by check or credit card no later than 60 days prior to the start of the trip.

  • WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? We will send you a confirmation email after we receive your booking, as well as a link to detailed printer-friendly pre-departure documents: arrival and departure information, suggestions for making travel arrangements, a packing list, an invoice, information about your trip location and guides. It will also include a link to an information form and liability waiver. We will also provide you with a link to information about travel insurance. We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance because it protects you if you have an unexpected change in travel plans. Please do not purchase airfare until you have received your pre-departure documents.

” It was wonderful! We loved having a private guide, and felt like insiders. The walks and tastings were perfectly paced and planned. “ – Margaret S.

 

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Trip Highlights

>> Inside access to private vineyard lands and people you wouldn’t otherwise see or meet.

>> Your own personal guide, who lives in Sonoma County and will share his knowledge about grape growing, wine making, and the region.

>> Experience the core of what wine making is all about - grapes in the fields!

Trip Accommodations

Nights 1-2 >> Dry Creek Inn / Healdsburg

This Tuscan-style hotel is the perfect place to unwind and get away by lounging poolside or relaxing by the outdoor firepits with a glass of wine in hand.

Please note: Hotels are subject to availability. If listed hotel is not available at time of tour, a hotel that is equal or better to the original will be secured.

Travel Details

On the first day of our tour, will meet you at our host hotel in Healdsburg at 1:00 PM, with an optional pickup at the Santa Rosa airport at 12:30. On Day Three, the tour ends at 11:30 AM.

If you have a car, we would recommend leaving it at the hotel as you will not need it during the tour. We will also provide a shuttle back to the Sonoma County Airport for those flying out or wishing to take a shuttle from there.

What's Included

>> All Local Transportation

>>Double occupancy lodging is included. If you are traveling solo, we will match you with another traveler of the same gender. However, you may pay a single supplement to have your own room.

>> All breakfasts and dinners (Lunch will be on your own to give you a chance to explore the area)

>> All Scheduled Activities

>>Wine During Organized Tastings

NOT INCLUDED: Travel to and from Healdsburg , beverages, desserts, gratuities to your guides, and personal expenses.