Healdsburg Large Groups Tour

The Healdsburg Large Groups Tour is an itinerary featuring Healdsburg and Alexander Valley Wineries which can accommodate groups up to 10 Guests. Featuring a Picnic Lunch from our Catering Partner, Sweet Pea Cafe, this itinerary is a full day of wine tasting and food fun!

Itinerary

  • 10:30-12:00 Armida Winery (90 min) - 20 min drive to 
  • 12:30-1:15 Alexander Valley Vineyards (Picnic)
  • 1:15-2:00 Alexander Valley Vineyards Tasting or Bottle Service
  • 2:00-2:30 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cave Tour (Optional) (2 Hours) - 20 min drive to
  • 3:00/3:15- 4:30 Optima at the Pour House 

The Wineries

Armida Winery

Armida Winery is an independent, locally owned family winery in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California – one of Dry Creek Valley’s few remaining legacy wineries where the original owners run the daily winery and vineyard operations.

Portrait of Place Tasting- $35 pp

A tasting of five current Armida releases selected by the winery to showcase the terrior and uniqueness of Dry Creek Valley and Sonoma County.

An example of one such tasting is:

  • Armida Estate Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc
  • Armida Durell Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
  • Armida Castelli Knight Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • POIZIN – The Wine to Die For!
  • Armida Maple Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Deals: ​​“Enjoy a 2-for-1 tasting for only $35 (a $70 value). This is a special deal for up to 4 guests only available on Monday and Tuesday. Enjoy a tasting of five current releases selected by the winery to showcase the terroir and uniqueness of Dry Creek Valley and Sonoma County. This is a 90-minute experience.

Alexander Valley Vineyards

During your visit to AVV, You’ll learn about the wines, the history of the property and be surrounded by vineyards and our working winery.

Groups of 6 or more Reserved Required for Seated Wine Tasting: Estate $15pp or Reserve-$30 pp both non-refundable

Groups of 6 or less no reservations required to taste the Complimentary Estate or Reserve $20pp at the tasting room bar.

• Picnic tables may be reserved for you BYOB Picnic
• Complimentary Cave Tour offered at Noon or 2:30pm daily

 

Optima at The Pour House

Nestled in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley our tasting room offers you the opportunity to taste the amazing wines from Optima Winery. Winemaker Mike Duffy have been handcrafting wines for over 40 years. Enjoy the day tasting limited production & single vineyard wines, charming picnic grounds and a bocce court with beautiful Wine Country views.

Wine Tasting- $20 pp

Bring a bit of fun and sun to your day when visiting The Pour House Tasting Room in the beautiful Dry Creek Valley. Explore our portfolio of our legendary winemakers Mike Duffy from Optima Winery . Each seated tasting includes a selection of your choice of five wines featuring different styles of our reds and whites from our portfolio.

Wine & Chocolate Tasting- $35 pp

If you love chocolate and wine this is the tasting for you. Featuring wines from Optima Winery paired perfectly with Compartes Chocolates.

  • Gewurztraminer (Dry) with Churos & Horchata
  • PMZ Blend ( Petite, Merlot & Zin) with Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Merlot with Donuts & Coffee
  • Cabernet Sauvignon with Burbon Pecan Pie

Wine & Cheese Tasting- $40 pp

Enjoy a guided tasting through our selection of wines while sampling local artisan cheeses paired over looking the beautiful views of Dry Creek Valley from our patio area or in our tasting room. This is the perfect way to enjoy wine country.

Next Steps

To book this itinerary visit our Booking Page, call our office at 707-386-9859 or send an email to events@happytravelerstours.com


Wine, Woods and Waves Tour

Wine, Woods and Waves! What could be more fun than a scenic ride through the world-famous Russian River Valley as we head west towards Gary Farrell Winery, the Korbel Deli for lunch, Armstrong Woods for a “forest bath” and then finish off with a drive down Highway One on the Sonoma Coast? Not Too Much!

The Drive

Originating in either the City of Sonoma or at your location in Sonoma County, this full-day sightseeing tour travels approximately 100 miles on beautiful Sonoma County backroads as we wind our way through the Sonoma Valley to the City of Santa Rosa and then westward out to the Pinot Noir capital of the world, the Russian River Valley.

The Wine

We’ll be stopping at Gary Farrell Winery to enjoy the most amazing view available in the Russian River Valley – enjoy award winning wines while looking out over huge Redwood Trees and the premier pinot noir growing region.

The Lunch

As we continue heading west we will stop for our lunch at the Korbel Cellars where you can enjoy fabulous food and sparkling wine before we continue our journey.

The Woods

Armstrong Woods
Armstrong Woods State Park

Armstrong Woods State Park in Guerneville is home to some of the largest and tallest Redwoods in California. Spend about an hour ‘forest bathing’ as you stroll through the Park on easy to navigate trails.

The Waves

When we burst out of the Redwoods and into the sunshine and California Coast be prepared for the significant temperature change as the view shifts from woods to Waves.

We will stop at Goat Rock State Beach at the north end of the Sonoma Coast on Highway One so you can dip your toes in the (very cold) Pacific and then we’ll head south down the Highway until we reach Bodega Head where you’ll have commanding views of the might Pacific Ocean and the spectacular Sonoma Coast!

A Full Day Tour

This is a 6 to 7 hour day trip depending on the origination point; we provide water and you’re welcome to bring snacks and beverages to consume on board. To Book this tour please call 707-386-9859 or visit our Booking Page and indicate you’re interested in the Wine, Woods and Waves Tour! Maximum Group size is 14.

Food and Wine are not include in the fare, however, you're welcome to bring your own snacks and beverages on board!


A Bright and Bubbly Bridal Event

Postponed events and celebrations from the pandemic are on the rise as more people feel comfortable traveling again. This year, we’ve noticed a huge increase in bachelorette and bridal celebrations. Searching for a unique yet exciting theme for a bachelorette party? How about a Bubbly Bridal Event!

Old Vine Wine Tours concierge service is fully prepared to guide you through the Wine Country, whether you're traveling for the day or the entire weekend.

Toast to the Bride in "The Castle of Love"

Castello Di Amorosa, The Castle of Love, is an authentically-styled 13th century Tuscan castle winery in the Napa Valley. Castello di Amorosa is nestled in the western hills just minutes from Calistoga. The location offers guided tours of the castle & tastings of Italian-inspired wines. Tours typically include roaming access of the two main levels. Access to the Courtyard, Truncated tower, Chapel, Great Hall, Knights Hall, Main Tasting Room, and Gift shop. 

Horsin' Around at Tamber Bey

​​Tamber Bey invites guests to their family-owned winery and ranch in Calistoga, California, a unique winery destination that combines their passion for wine and horses in a spectacular equestrian setting. The location offers a spacious outdoor setting, and well-trained, experienced staff offering exceptional experiences. Savor the wine, visit with the horses, and have a great time! Tamber Bey offers something for everyone. 

See the Jade Lake at Chateau Montelena

Chateau Montelena features a stone castle built into the hillside overlooking the Chinese gardens of Jade Lake, and vineyards that reach to the base of Mt. St. Helena. In the spring, the property is filled with colorful flowers blooming in their courtyard.

Chateau Montelena gained its notoriety when the winery made history in 1976 when against all odds, beat French wines in a blind tasting in Paris, France.

Now What? A Bubbly Bridal Event!

Celebrate your engagement or Bachelorette this year in the Valley! Get drunk on love at Castello Di Amorosa, take in the equestrian beauty of Tamber Bey, or enjoy the relaxation of a tasting featuring the lake and gardens at Chateau Montelena. Whatever you choose to do, make sure to check out Old Vine Wine Tours for all your transportation needs.

Book Your Tour Today or call 707-386-9859 for more information!


Wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley with Lunch

You can’t enjoy a full day of Wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley without a solid meal. We’ve rounded up all our favorite locations to picnic, enjoy food and wine pairings, and wineries with on-site delis!

Check out our list of the best places to enjoy your day in The Valley, while making sure you had a decent lunch!

Best Places to Picnic in Sonoma  

Started by three former Green Bay Packers players and friends, Tony Moll--a Sonoma native--Daryn Colledge and Jason Spitz, Three Fat Guys is a tribute to three grape varietals: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Carneros and Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford. Under the savvy winemaking direction of Jim McMahon of Luna Vineyards and William Harrison fame, the guys are making delicious wines! Whether you are a football fan or just a wine lover, Three Guys is sure to deliver a big game, from the first to last drop.

Outside Wine Tasting -  $30 pp

Sit socially distanced at wine barrels in our back garden under the blue sky while you enjoy our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Carneros Pinot Noir, Red Blend, and Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the Fat Guys is usually at the tasting room and will stop by to say hello.

Enjoy 6 of our estate release wines in our outdoor covered patio or picnic benches ($35 pp).

Best Wineries with Lunch Options 

NAPA VALLEY

Named in tribute to beloved family matriarch Rosa Mondavi, Cucina di Rosa enhances your tasting experience with artisan cheese, charcuterie and other culinary offerings. During the warmer months, they fire up their classic Mugnaini Pizza oven just steps from the nearby tasting room and their legendary artisan pizzas join the mix!

Pizza season is May through early November.

Del Dotto’s Piazza Location offers their famous Del Dotto Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting ($120 pp) as well as the Delicacies Wine & Food Pairing (225 pp). Each cave experience concludes with a pour of featured bottled wine accompanied by a snack of house-made sourdough pizza. Their Delicacies tasting includes 4 luxurious small plates paired with 5 pours of bottled wines.

  • Domaine Chandon - Great locations for a culinary pairings and sparkling wine tasting

Domaine Chandon offers an an "A la Carte" food menu that is available Thursday through Sunday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. The Winery also offers The Epicurean Experience for up to 6 guests. The experience includes Chef Juan Cabrera's culinary expertise as he highlights the beauty of sparkling wines with seasonal cuisine in this 5-course wine and food pairing.

Wine tastings are hosted by Bill’s daughter & son-in-law, Elana Hill & David Ahlm, so guests have the chance to meet the family behind these wines. David Ahlm draws from his experience as a chef in Sweden to create an ever-changing food menu which is available to enjoy with the wine tastings. Tastings at Napa Valley Tasting Barn are $60 per person.

  • Tamber Bey - Has beautiful horses and incredible mountain views

Tamber Bey offers guests a “Signature Tasting, Picnic Luncheon, and Tour” ($95 pp) which includes a personal, guided tour of the ranch, including the winery production area and horse operations.  Guests experience a seated, guided tasting of five single-vineyard wines produced at Tamber Bey as well as a picnic lunch during or after the tasting from Sam’s General Store in Calistoga.  A la carte wines are available by bottle or glass with lunch.  

SONOMA VALLEY

  • Kunde- Offers a Picnic Tour and Wine Country Lunch  $75 pp  

Kunde’s Picnic tour experience includes a private tour of the caves, and a tasting of five Kunde Family wines, followed by a wine country box lunch on the Winemaker’s Plaza. The experience is $75 per person. Their Wine Country Lunch is $100 per person and is an elevated version of our Picnic Tour by dining among the vines with a wine country buffet lunch after your private tour and tasting. Both experiences are 90 minutes.

  • Viansa- One of the few locations that serve coffee

Viansa has an on-site deli (Cucina Viansa) for guests to indulge in delicious Italian Deli selections daily including fresh prepared sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie boards, and authentic Italian delights from their Marketplace.

  • VJB Cellars- Can order from deli as you taste or reserve their tasting option with lunch included

Reserve VJB’s Piazza Tasting ($35 pp non-refundable)* and enjoy samples of their current releases and limited production wines on their beautiful Italian-inspired piazza with one of their knowledgeable wine consultants dedicated to your group. During your wine tasting you can order from their on-site deli, La Cucina or you can opt to reserve their Long Table Tasting and Lunch ($70 pp) and enjoy our Piazza Tasting with a family-style lunch of assorted wood-fired pizzas and bowls of their famous Caesar salad Here is their La Cucina Menu

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The Pinot Noir Trail

The Pinot Noir Trail Tour

Come join Old Vine Wine Tours as we explore the Russian River Valley. We'll head out River Road to the heart of the Russian River Valley where we will visit three legacy wineries. Located within the greater Sonoma County, the Russian River Valley appellation has long been synonymous with elegant pinot noir and chardonnay.

Pinot Noir!

We will visit:

  • La Crema
    • La Crema produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris from the best regions: Sonoma Coast, Russian River, Monterey, Los Carneros, Anderson Valley
  • Sonoma-Cutrer®
    • Sonoma-Cutrer® is a Testament to the People, Practices, and Land. Find a Bottle Near You. Our Wines are a Marriage of Tradition and Innovation. Learn More About Sonoma-Cutrer®. Toast to a 40 Year Legacy. Award-Winning Pinot Noir.
  • DeLoach Vineyards
    • As a pioneering producer and winegrower of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, DeLoach Vineyards has been experimenting with and perfecting the best combinations of soil, rootstock, and clones for over three decades.

Staying in Sonoma County?

Whether you’re staying in Healdsburg, Santa Rosa or Sonoma, this focused Tour is worth the beautiful drive through Sonoma County and the beautiful Russian River wine region.

How Much?

Old Vine Wine Tours is a day rate service which includes a vehicle and driver. Our first five hours is $599 and $85 per hour after that. Time starts when we leave our yard in Sonoma and three tastings will typically take 4.5 hours. Expect your Tour Day to be between 5 and 7 hours including transit time!

Our transportation fee does NOT include Wine Tasting and Food Pairing costs.

Next Steps!

Book your Pinot Trail Tour adventure with Old Vine Wine Tours today! Call 707-386-9859 or email events@oldvinewinetours.com.