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