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Our Sonoma trip operates during peak travel season and availability is limited. Please book as early as possible to ensure space in our Sonoma cooking classes.

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 trip 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 culinary trip includes one of the best Sonoma cooking classes – taught by a top local chef – 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 trip is made for you. For more information, please call (650) 492 – 4778 or email us today.

Your Sonoma trip is self-guided. 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 legwork and you have all the fun!


The Sonoma culinary heritage centers around its abundance of small farmers dedicated to providing the very best product with the utmost care for the environment and their individual specialties. Whether it is growing grapes for artisanal wines or heirloom produce, cultivating the perfect cheese or raising livestock humanely, Sonoma culinary artisans are dedicated to slowing down, taking their time, and creating the very best with their ingredients. On our Sonoma food and wine trip you’ll enjoy the fruits of their efforts!

Sonoma cuisine generally has Mediterranean influences, due to the similarities with the climate, and therefore the produce. However, they put their own California spin on things, creating simple yet creative, healthy yet delicious food that delights the senses.

Our Sonoma trip includes daily breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner. Breakfasts will be at our charming hotel. The lunch you will create yourself along with the help of well-known chefs during one of the most amazing Sonoma cooking classes. They will open their kitchen to us exclusively as they show us their techniques for creating delicious California cuisine. You will also have a welcome dinner at Harvest Moon Cafe, a top restaurant with a huge local following.



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.