Three-Day Artisan Food and Wine Tour

A premier behind-the-scenes wine country experience

Relish Culinary Adventures, Sonoma County's premier culinary events business, is partnering with the Healdsburg Lodging Coalition, a collection of Healdsburg’s finest B&Bs, inns and hotels, to offer this three-day Artisan Food and Wine Tour. Limited to 12 people, this package includes exclusive tours, visits and tastes of the Sonoma County food and wine scene.  In addition to our exclusive tour activities, you will have ample free time to pamper yourself at one of Healdsburg's spas, sample exceptional wine country restaurants, or just soak up the local color in the Healdsburg town plaza.

Day One: Welcome

The first evening we'll kick off our tour with a welcome reception at the Relish Culinary Center featuring regional wine and appetizers created by Relish Culinary Adventures. Get to know the other participants while sampling gourmet delicacies made from local seasonal ingredients.

Day Two:  Wine

Photos from prior Artisan Food ToursIn the morning, we'll head straight to the vineyards with Vine Rover Tours for an open-air jeep tour through hillside vineyards owned by Robert Young Estate Winery, enjoying the spectacular views of Alexander Valley below and learning about grape growing practices from vintner Jim Young. After the tour, we'll experience a private tasting of Robert Young Estate wines before we share a wine country picnic lunch at the historic home of Jim and Kathleen Young.

After lunch, we'll head over to Dry Creek Valley to Lambert Bridge Winery, known for its luscious Bordeaux-style blends, where you will become "winemaker for a day." You will be given access to the winemaker's tools for blending, bottling, corking and labeling wine. Lambert Bridge Winemaker Jill Davis will lead you as you blend barrel samples to create a bottle of your very own Bordeaux blend cuvée to take home as a wonderful memento from your visit.

After the blending, you'll enjoy a VIP tasting of Lambert Bridge wines before you return to your lodging for a free evening to explore Healdsburg’s unique shops, restorative spas and outstanding restaurants.

Day Three:  Food

In the morning, we値l venture to Bellwether Farms in the dairy region of western Sonoma County for an exclusive visit and tour with owners Cindy and Liam Callahan during morning cheese making. We値l experience first-hand their passion for traditional cheese making methods, observe the process of artisan cheese maing and, of course, enjoy tastes of their award-winning sheep and cow milk cheese and yogurt.

We値l return to Healdsburg to the new Relish Culinary Center for a hands-on cooking workshop with a talented and engaging local chef. Under chef's guidance, you'll create a four-course gourmet lunch, featuring Bellwether cheese and other local produce, meat and seafood. We値l share the resulting feast for lunch with local artisan wines.

That evening we値l celebrate the culmination of our food and wine adventure with a six-course wine-pairing dinner by Dry Creek Kitchen in the intimate Hotel Healdsburg Wine Library.

For questions about tour activities and other details, please contact Relish at 877.759.1004.

2009 Dates

Monday - Wednesday
July 6 - 8      October 26 - 28

To register, check availability through your selected lodging.

From charming country B&Bs to modern elegant hotels and everything in between, choose the lodging that suits you best. Link to the location of interest for more lodging information and to reserve your tour space.

All prices are double occupancy; contact lodging for pricing for single occupancy.

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Camellia Inn  $1315 per person
Dry Creek Inn
  $1130 - 1281 per person
Irish Rose Inn  $1232 per person
Piper Street Inn
$1290 per person
Raford Inn  
$1232 per person

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Belle de Jour Inn  $1358 per person
Camellia Inn  $1382 per person
Piper Street Inn $1400 per person
Raford Inn   $1316 - $1400 per person

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Belle de Jour Inn  $1475 - $1577 per person
Hotel Healdsburg   $1425 per person

Tour policies supersede individual lodging policies
Artisan Food and Wine Tour policies and liability release

Price includes three night痴 accommodation at the lodging of your choice (Monday thru Wednesday nights)    Welcome wine and appetizer reception    Private cheese-making, vineyard and winery tours    Custom wine blending session    Hands-on cooking workshop featuring local seasonal ingredients    Finale six-course dinner paired with wine at Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen    Two lunches with wine    Luxury transportation to and from all activities and the Relish Culinary Center    Complementary daily breakfast at the lodging location    All taxes and gratuities

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