Culinary delights from Thistle Meats

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.

Relish Culinary Adventures 

People cook around a table

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.

Healdsburg Wine & Food Walking Tours

A pairing of wine and small bites from above
Healdsburg Wine & Food Walking Tours

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.

Savor Healdsburg Food Tours

A group on a tour in front of a tea house
Savor Healdsburg Food Tours

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.

Sonoma Food Tour

Sonoma Food Tour

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.

Gourmet Food & Wine Tours – Sonoma

A group toasts to good food and wine along a tour with Gourmet Food and Wine Tours - Sonoma
Gourmet Food and Wine Tours – Sonoma

Explore Sonoma’s best restaurants under the guidance of a local storyteller on a three-hour, five-star, elegant walking tour. Featuring one town, six stops, and four farm-to-table courses, this a wine tour as much as a food tour, with local varietals paired with each gourmet offering. The guides are professional local guides and/or sommeliers. Restaurants include the girl & the fig, El Dorado Kitchen, and Delhi Belly Bistro, with a dessert pairing at the last tasting at Galatea Effect’s tasting room.

Food Crush Tours

People take a tour of a distillery
Food Crush Tours

Taste your way through the flavors of western Sonoma County on a three-hour guided walking tour of the eateries, craft brewers, artisans, and wineries of The Barlow center in Sebastopol. Learn how Sebastopol became the eclectic foodie-friendly town that it is today as you stroll around the beautiful marketplace. Enjoy tastings at six or more locations, including enough food for a meal, and get tips from a local on places to eat and things to do in Sebastopol and throughout Sonoma County.

For even more options, check our listings of Sightseeing and Tours and Culinary Experiences.

Written by Sonoma Insider Patricia Henley.

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