Introducing WineCountry Experiences

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Live the extraordinary in wine country alongside the makers, shakers, and tastemakers with offerings from WineCountry Experiences! Inclusive and absolutely unique, Experiences are one-of-a-kind adventures ranging from bite-sized afternoon jaunts to fully planned getaways. Escape the crowds and head down the less traversed path as you explore the hidden gems that are redefining a wine country adventure.

You cannot argue that wine is the protagonist in these regions, but there’s so much more to visit then what meets the eye or makes the must-visit lists. Wine country is filled with killer views and sensorial delights, and we want you to be able to explore every coveted bit. WineCountry Experiences is the opportunity to interact directly with the people and the places that make these regions rich with character without the challenge of scoping out all the details for your own compelling narrative. Let us do the brunt work and find the best of wine country so that desired vacation time is truly a trip away from it all.

Exploring our marketplace and reserving your own incredible Experiences is easy. Visit WineCountry.com/Experiences to discover our fantastic offerings, read detailed itineraries, and book, all through WineCountry.com!

This is just the start for WineCountry Experiences as we have plans to expand into new regions. To celebrate we’ve chosen a few currently available to share and highlight.

Subterranean Wine & Food at Dutch Henry Winery
Located in Calistoga, California and family-owned and operated, Dutch Henry Winery opened it’s doors in 1992 with the desire to produce quality wines in an accessible, yet elegant, environment allowing guests to have an intimate look at their wine-making process.

The star of their 90-minute WineCountry Experience is a curated wine and food tasting, but guests will enjoy a private tour that begins in their tasting room, traverses the vineyards, makes a stop in their wine cellar, and concludes with a wine and food pairing in their stunning, subterranean cave dining room. Outfitted with elegant finishes and thoughtful details, and lined with the wineries oak casts, this location is not your average tasting locale. Enjoy a dynamic duo of Dutch Henry’s library and reserve wines with a perfectly curated selection of artisan cheeses and charcuterie

Insider Tip: Tack on a bit of extra time at the winery and relax post-tour to take in the vineyard views while playing a rousing game of bocce ball or sampling their complimentary, estate-grown olive oil.

Walking & Wine Adventure Tour with Taste Vacations
Taste Vacations is a boutique tour company that specializes in unique adventures through private, guided excursions exploring the finer things in life.

Take out the guesswork with Taste Vacation’s epic three-day, Sonoma County vineyard adventure. This WineCountry Experience is multifaceted and goes beyond the literal and figurative boundaries of your typical wine country outing. Over the course of three days, see the diversity of Sonoma through the eyes of local guide Jim McCammon as he takes guests on a eye-catching and mouth watering excursion from sea to inland expanses. Each day will include breakfast, dinner, and a multi-mile hike through the vines ending in a restful tasting at one of four acclaimed Sonoma County wineries. This adventurous and active itinerary includes accommodations, breakfast and dinner, and transportation from the host hotel to your walking destinations.

Insider Tip: Worried about leaving your furry friend at home? With this extended getaway, your pooch is welcome to enjoy the leisurely hikes, picturesque views, and the group’s company alongside you.

Fireside Wine Pairing at Viansa Sonoma
It’s a family affair at Viansa Sonoma where the history of their Sonoma Valley winemaking dates back into the 1800’s. Founded in 1989, Viansa focuses on the finest wine production while celebrating the land and location of the winery.

This WineCountry Experience is a feast for the eyes and a trip for the tongue! Spend 90-minutes at Viansa Sonoma elevating your wine education while soaking in the unforgettable 270 degree views from their hilltop location. Adding to the immaculate views, this Experience is only available during fall and winter months when the gradient, autumnal colors of the valley are in full bloom. Step into their rustic, yet refined, tasting room and scoot up to their roaring fire to learn more about the winery’s distinct heritage from your private guide and enjoy a tasting of a selection of their Reserve Wine collection, produced from fruit grown on their estate vineyards, and snack on an indulgent pairing of cheese and meats.

Insider Tip: Get their early to enjoy the views, and explore the stunning property where Viansa Sonoma celebrates and prides itself on the conservation of the surrounding wetlands. Stay a bit later and explore the Viansa Marketplace where you can grab your Experience favorites to recreate at home.

A Taste of Point Reyes with West Marin Food & Farm Tours
West Marin Food & Farm Tours began with founder Chef Elizabeth Ann Hill’s passion for sharing the bounty of offerings around her family’s Marin cabin. This passion developed into a fully bloomed business, and she loves showcasing the behind-the-scenes, exclusive experiences and her extensive knowledge about the area she calls home.

This full-day WineCountry Experience is celebrating the culinary charm and distinct flavors of Point Reyes in West Marin County just a skip away from San Francisco across the famed Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy a delectable day of sipping and sampling, exploring the history of the area, getting to know the producers and the nuances that make this region unique through a guided, culinary tour with local chef, Elizabeth Ann Hill. There will be seven delightfully delicious stops dedicated to guests gaining an elevated knowledge of why agriculture and food culture is deep-seated in the area. Interact with the people behind the product and taste your way through a better understanding of the community through authentic interactions and storytelling.

Insider Tip: This tour is available year round, but with temperamental Bay Area weather, it’s important to bring layers to ensure your maximum comfort as you sip and savor each bite.

Explore the full list of current offerings from WineCountry Experiences

Submit your own WineCountry Experience
Our roster of WineCountry Experiences is growing and we are thrilled to hear what exclusive opportunities your business offers to curious travelers in wine country across the United States. Share your ideas through our submission page and for questions, please contact Experiences@winecountry.com.