Sonoma, California

October 31-November 3, 2019

Travel with friends to California's stunning wine country and enjoy an unforgettable long weekend. 

  • Stay in the heart of Dry Creek & Alexander Valley wine regions at elegant historic inn!​

  • Enjoy wine tastings and wine education at 3+ wineries

  • Optional day trips to coast and San Francisco

  • Option to take part in 21st annual Wine & Food Affair

Note: Adjustments to itinerary may be made according to group preferences

Oct. 31: Arrive Healdsburg, nestled in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country

  • Afternoon check in at Calderwood Inn, a luxuriously restored Queen Anne mansion only a few blocks from the Spanish-style Healdsburg Town Plaza. Lounge in your room or on veranda; stroll into the Healdsburg Town Square for a snack or explore the town’s boutiques and tasting rooms.

  • 5:00:  Join other guests for an enjoyable happy hour at the Calderwood with wine & cheese party!

  • 6:30-9:30:  Special evening at Francis Ford Coppola Winery & Museum with family-style dinner outside at Coppola’s renowned Rustic restaurant

Nov. 1: Day of visiting world class wineries and enjoying tastings with the group

  • 9:00  Complimentary gourmet breakfast served in dining room

  • 9:45 Depart by limo for winery visits in Tuscany-like countryside

  • 10:00  Ferrari-Carano: wander through beautiful manicured gardens, enjoy a toast on terrace overlooking the vines and hillside outside the Tuscan villa

  • 11;00 Tasting at select winery with wine education experience

  • 12:30 Lunch at area restaurant with gourmet box lunches and picnic an option if group prefers saving time for more tasting

  • 1:30  Second winery visit; option to visit the barrel room or explore vineyard

  • 3:00 Optional third winery visit or limo can return anyone who wishes to Healdsburg for other activities like shopping, relaxing, exploring, etc.

  •  5:00 Return to Calderwood for evening with dinner on your own tonight. (List of recommended Healdsburg restaurants and bars provided; Healdsburg Hotel has live jazz most week-ends with space for dancing!)

Nov. 2: Options include amazing “Wine & Food Affair”, Day Trips, Hang Out!

  • Gourmet breakfast at the inn before leaving for day’s fun!

  • *Registration for  21st “Wine & Food Affair” required and is at supplemental cost.This fabulous event features wine and food pairings at top wineries of Northern Sonoma and is a yearly highlight. Transportation by limo at supplemental cost will be organized before the trip. 

  • Other optional activities for today are on your own, but help arranging activities and transportation on this flexible day is available! 

  • Possibilities include spa & mineral springs in Calistoga, trip to the coast  with stop to see redwoods & possibly visit Korbel Champagne cellars, enjoy shopping local artisans, hand-crafted jewelry, antiques in Healdsburg; the tasting rooms in Healdsburg; visit another winery such as Flowers Winery with wine and food pairings; drive to nearby Napa for a favorite winery; spend the day at the Francis Ford Coppola pool for ultimate relaxation!

  • Rendezvous back at the Inn for a final evening wine party. Uncork some of the wine you bought yesterday and share some cheese, fruit, or olives from the market; then later walk into Healdsburg for dinner or music!

Nov 3:  Final morning at the Calderwood Inn & Final Day’s Activities

  • 9:00 Breakfast and pack up luggage for storage during final day

  • “Wine and Food Affair” continues today; see optional activities listed above

  • Departure at 4:00 for Santa Rosa airport