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Join us on a culinary journey to Sonoma, in the heart of California’s Wine Country, with handcrafted wines and delectable meals sourced from small local farms. Nestled in a lush valley with trellised vineyards climbing the surrounding hills, and bound by a central plaza and a historic Spanish mission, our Sonoma tour will take you to one of the most beautiful towns in California.
Step far off the tourist path for an intimate cooking and wine adventure with Sonoma’s finest local chefs and vintners, as you learn to cook with locally-sourced seasonal ingredients. Our Sonoma tour includes cooking classes taught by expert chefs, dinners at the best restaurants in town, wine tasting at one of the oldest family wineries in California, and a hike with spectacular views of the valley. During your free time you’ll relax at Sonoma’s premier boutique inn and spa.
INSTRUCTION - COOKING CLASSES IN SONOMA
Thanks to an abundance of organic and fresh local produce, our chefs are able create scrumptious menus that change seasonally to reflect the best of what Sonoma has to offer. On our culinary tour in Sonoma you’ll learn how to create delicious meals 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 classes are over, we’ll all sit down and enjoy the fruits of our labor, along with a delicious glass of local wine.
ITINERARY - SONOMA TOURS FOR FOODIES
DAY 1: Your Sonoma Tour Begins Pick up from Bay Area airport and transfer to our charming boutique hotel & spa in downtown Sonoma. Dinner at renowned Sonoma restaurant.
DAY 2: Sonoma Hike & Private Wine Tour and Tasting Morning hike to beautiful vista point. Lunch and afternoon wine tour. Stay at charming boutique hotel & spa.
DAY 3: Cooking Class & Wine Tour and Tasting Late morning cooking class and lunch. Afternoon wine tour and chocolate tasting. Stay at charming boutique hotel & spa.
DAY 4: Sonoma Cooking Class & Farewell Lunch Late morning cooking class and lunch. Transfer for early evening flight home.
Our Sonoma tour is ideal for people wishing to learn more about farm-to-table cuisine and experience exceptional wines. It is perfect for those wishing 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: exclusive Sonoma cooking classes with accomplished chefs, wine tastings, and top-rated restaurants. Please note that although our Sonoma tour is not an exceptionally active trip, there is quite a bit of walking, including some on dirt trails.
Cooking classes with top Sonoma chefs
Tour Sonoma’s oldest run family vineyards
Discover the charming Wine Country town of Sonoma
Sample artisanal wines
Delicious food, beautiful scenery, charming boutique hotel
Small town nestled in a valley in the heart of California's Wine Country
Instructor to Guest Ratio
Max Group Size
3 nights in a boutique hotel & spa
All breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner
Important flight, insurance and equipment information
Paul (USA): I really like the way Steve in the office emailed me almost every day up until the start of my trip to gather all the information he needed to ensure I had a great time on the trip. It felt very inviting and it made me exciting about going with Access.