Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.
Arrive San Francisco, California
Arrive in San Francisco, where you are met by your driver-guide and transferred to your luxurious accommodations in the heart of the enchanting Sonoma Valley wine region. After check-in, enjoy time at leisure to perhaps indulge in a romantic couple’s soak in a private outdoor tub, followed by a side-by-side massage at the Inn’s world-class spa. Afterward, enjoy time to freshen up for a pre-dinner private wine tasting led by one of the Inn’s resident sommeliers. Enlighten your palate as you savor an assortment of locally sourced wines, handpicked to match your personal tastes. Then, enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure, perhaps sitting down to dinner at the Farmhouse Inn’s renowned, Michelin-starred restaurant.
Sonoma Valley | Wine Lover’s Paradise
After breakfast, set out with a local expert guide on a tour of some of the Sonoma Valley’s most prestigious wineries. Structured around your wine tastes and preferences, your experience will feature off-the-beaten-track wineries usually not open to the public. Opt for the foggy rolling hills of the Russian River Valley that yield perfect conditions for growing Pinot Noir grapes, or choose the warmer Dry Creek Valley, where Zinfandel flourishes and multi-generational Italian families still till the soil. Get to know the local proprietors and winemakers, enjoying insider access made possible by A&K. At one of the wineries along the way, savor a tasting combined with a gourmet lunch. Return to your inn for an afternoon at leisure. This evening, enjoy a chauffeured drive to nearby Healdsburg for dinner at leisure, choosing from many local fine-dining options.
Point Reyes | Food & Farm Tour
Today, journey to Point Reyes to indulge in an insider experience at farms that supply local chefs with premium artisanal ingredients. Taste their sustainably-produced cheeses and baked goods, and then enjoy a private gourmet lunch on the last family-owned cattle ranch in the Bay Area. Later, delight in a digestif tasting of a unique Champagne-style mead made from fermented honey. Learn about beekeeping as you tour the meadery’s apiary, before delving into the world of sustainable aquaculture as you tour an elite oyster farm and partake of a tasting on the shores of Tomales Bay. Afterward, check in to your hotel and spend rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps opting to dine at the hotel’s three-Michelin starred restaurant.
Napa Valley | Local Food & Wine Tastings
Enjoy breakfast before setting out on a leisurely Napa Valley wine tasting tour, as your expert guide customizes the day’s itinerary to your wine tastes and preferences. Visit two off-the-beaten-track wineries not usually open to the public, where you may meet the owners and/or winemakers. Enjoy a private farm-to-table lunch with wine pairings in an authentic bodega, then head back to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure perhaps indulging in the world-class on-site spa. This evening, dine at leisure, perhaps at a restaurant in the nearby gastronomic mecca of Yountville reached by transfers.
Depart San Francisco
After breakfast, privately transfer to San Francisco International airport for your departing flight.
Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
Lift Off in Style on a Private Hot Air Balloon Ride
Rise early to catch the sunrise from your very own hot air balloon, floating peacefully above corridors of grapevines, before landing for a Champagne brunch buffet.
Bike through the Vineyards
Enjoy a leisurely guided bike ride through the vineyards on trails that are restricted to bikes only, making stops to sample local wines at select family-owned wineries.
Ride Horseback through Wine Country
Experience the serene, stunning scenery of Sonoma County by horseback at one of Healdsburg’s most picturesque vineyard estates, and finish with a special tasting of its award-winning wines.