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Read this fantastic review of our Sonoma Culinary Tour in JustLuxe.

Access Trips CEO Tamar Lowell discusses the hidden charms of California's Wine Country in her latest Huffington Post column.

This tour operates during Sonoma's peak travel season and availability is limited. Please book as early as possible to ensure space and if you book more than 4 months in advance you will save 5%!

If you love to eat (and cook) farm-to-table cuisine and drink incredible wines, then you owe it to yourself to make the trip to the heart of California’s wine country. Our self-guided wine country culinary experience is based in Sonoma, a small town nestled in a lush valley with trellised vineyards climbing the hills, surrounded by boutique wineries and organic farms.

With our carefully planned itinerary, you will step far off the tourist path and enjoy local access to places that most tourists never discover. Our Sonoma tour includes an intimate cooking class with one of Sonoma’s finest local chefs, where you will learn to cook with locally-sourced seasonal ingredients, dinner at one of the best restaurants in town, wine tasting at two of the oldest family wineries in California and a tour of the most beautiful produce and flower farm in the valley. During your free time you’ll relax at Sonoma’s premier boutique inn and spa.

If you enjoy handcrafted wines, delectable meals and expert cooking instruction, our Sonoma cooking class and tour are made for you. For more information, please call (650) 492 – 4778 or email us today.

This is a self-guided vacation. Once we have confirmed your booking, we will make all reservations for lodging and included activities. We also will provide you with a detailed itinerary, driving directions and recommendations for restaurants and wineries. We do all the leg work and you have all the fun!


Our Sonoma cooking class uses organic and fresh local produce, which allows our chefs to create scrumptious menus that change seasonally to reflect the best of what the area has to offer. On our wine country culinary tour in Sonoma, you’ll learn how to create delicious dishes that showcase the best of California cuisine. Our chefs will not only show you how to prepare a meal that compliments the season, but will also give you tips on how to get creative with the recipe at home. Once the cooking class is over, you will sit down, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor, along with a much deserved glass of wine!
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DAY 1: Welcome to Sonoma
Arrive in Sonoma and check in to a charming boutique hotel & spa near the historic plaza. Dinner at award-winning Sonoma restaurant.

DAY 2: Sonoma Cooking Class & Cocktail Hour Wine Tasting
Exclusive late morning cooking class with lunch and early evening 4WD wine and cheese tasting. Stay at charming boutique hotel & spa.

DAY 3: Farm Tour & Wine Tour and Tasting
Late morning tour of picturesque organic farm. Afternoon wine tour and tasting. Stay at charming boutique hotel & spa.

DAY 4: Farewell to Wine Country
Breakfast at charming boutique hotel and late morning checkout.



4 days


May - October

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USD 1490

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Our Sonoma cooking tour and wine country experience is ideal for people looking for a self-guided tour focusing on farm-to-table cuisine and artisanal wines. It is perfect for those wanting to learn to cook scrumptious meals while also experiencing the Wine Country’s relaxed culture and beautiful scenery. You’ll enjoy a variety of culinary experiences: an exclusive Sonoma cooking class with accomplished chefs, wine and cheese tastings, and top-rated restaurants.

*Sonoma cooking class with local accomplished chefs
*Tour two of Sonoma’s oldest run family wineries
*Discover the charming Wine Country town of Sonoma
*Sample artisanal wines
*Delicious food, beautiful scenery, charming boutique hotel



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3 nights in a boutique hotel & spa


All breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner

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Tim (Canada): The trip leaders were excellent. They were very entertaining and fun to hang out with, and they always went out of their way to ensure that they did everything they could (short of controlling the weather) so that everyone enjoyed the trip. The trip was very well organized, with a full slate of day time and evening activities, group meals etc.