There’s no better way to get the inside scoop on the delicious Wine Country lifestyle than having a local guide you to all the best places! Here’s a quick list of companies that specialize in food tours and exploring Sonoma County’s delicious abundance.
Take a leisurely stroll in historic downtown Petaluma, taking in the art, culture, history, and cinematic highlights in this gateway to Wine Country. And oh yes, taste a variety of delicious food and beverages from local restaurants and boutique tasting rooms. Once known as the Egg Basket of the World for its poultry industry, Petaluma today is a foodie haven. The three-hour tour is offered daily at 11:30 a.m., and the Happy Hour trek is offered Monday to Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Limited to small groups for a more personalized experience.
Petaluma Food Tours, Petaluma, 866-736-6343
Combine visits to local businesses with hands-on cooking classes, with plenty of opportunities to taste and sample. Meet farmers, cheese makers, winemakers, chefs, and other artisans to learn firsthand about their craft and their passion for what they do, on one-day or multi-day culinary adventures. Customized tours are available.
Relish Culinary Adventures, Healdsburg, 707-431-9999
Dine your way around the Wine Country town of Healdsburg on a three-hour guided walking tour with a passionate, local foodie point of view. A table awaits at each stop on this food-focused progressive dining experience, with delicious offerings from award-winning chefs, artisans, and winemakers. Gain insider access to Healdsburg and learn the rich history that makes this area a top wine and food region worldwide.
Savor Healdsburg Food Tours, Healdsburg, 707-385-9811
Take a leisurely stroll around the historic Sonoma Plaza, tasting a variety of delicious food and wine from local restaurants and boutique shops. A local foodie leads this walking food, wine, and history tour, which offers food and wine samplings that will stimulate your senses and whet your appetite for more. Along the way you will learn about Sonoma’s rich local history and architecture.
Sonoma Food Tour, Sonoma, 866-736-6343
Gain insight into the ties between food, wine, history, and culture in the heart of California Wine Country. Stroll around the historic Sonoma Plaza, visiting four to five of its finest restaurants on this three-hour “progressive pairing” tour, guided by a professional foodie. Enjoy beautiful wine with complimenting farm-to-table food at each stop, experiencing several restaurants, wine bars, and food vendors for the price of one nice meal, in a social, convivial, and educational setting.
Gourmet Food & Wine Tours - Sonoma, Sonoma, 707-668-7990
Whether it’s for two nights or seven, indulge yourself with a wine and culinary package that includes luxury accommodations, exclusive tours and tastings at a wide range of Sonoma County wineries, scrumptious farm-to-table cuisine, and unique Wine Country experiences. Choose from options that include barrel tastings, craft brews, gourmet olive oils, and massage and other spa treatments.
Taste of the Wine Country, Sebastopol, 707-874-6022
Discover for yourself why certain wines taste better with specific foods by sipping and nibbling your way through the charming Wine Country town of Healdsburg. With the gentle guidance of a resident expert, enjoy innovative and exclusive wine and food pairings in private seated tastings. Learn about local history and architecture, current food and wine trends, and the art of food and wine pairings. The four-hour day tour allows time to leisurely explore the town and its tastes, while the two-hour evening tour makes a great first course for a Wine Country night on the town.
Wine Country Walking Tours, Healdsburg, 707-758-4725
Written by Sonoma Insider Patricia Henley.