Team Building Activities in Sonoma Wine Country
If you want to inspire your group to become aligned, focused, and productive while also having fun, consider taking your team-building activity in Sonoma County's great outdoors. Sonoma County offers a wide array of exciting, challenging experiences, no matter the skill level or size of your group—and the following are just a few.
Private Safaris at Safari West
Set in the secluded rolling foothills of the Maycamas Mountains, Safari West Wildlife Preserve & African Tent Camp can seemingly transport your group to East Africa without ever leaving the county. Their private 2.5- to 3-hour safari drives around the sprawling grounds bring your group up-close and personal with animals, local wine and spirits, and hearty African ranch-style cuisine. In addition to water buffalo, the Brews and Buffaloes Private Safari offers samples of various beers from Sonoma County breweries such as Bear Republic. "Purrfect" for any feline and/or wine enthusiast, the Cheetahs and Chardonnay Private Safari will bring your group face-to-face with both cheetahs and Sonoma County white wines. More Safari West team experiences.
Custom Wine Blending at Meadowcroft Wines
Set in Cornerstone Sonoma—a collection of gardens, shops, an art gallery and a restaurant—Meadowcroft Wines invites groups to try on being winemakers for a day, creating their own custom blends of wine. Begin with a walk through their vineyard to learn about caring for winegrapes, then head to the tasting room to experiment with blending wine components, learning and having fun along the way. Once group members have created their own perfect blends, they'll label and cork their own 750mL bottle to take home.
Cooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School
There's nothing like rolling up your sleeves and getting a little messy in the kitchen! Ramekins Culinary School, Events + Inn invites groups to divide, conquer, and create dishes from scratch, then convene in the school's European-inspired courtyard or Great Room to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Learn more about Ramekins.
Night Flight with Sonoma Canopy Tours
After the sun sets, your group can test their mettle on a 2.5-hour zip-line adventure through the coastal redwoods, 200 thrilling feet above the forest floor. From this half-mile course's tree-top platforms, group guides will point out a whole night sky's worth of constellations. Get more details about the Night Flight.
Mystery Missions Presented by The Sonomist
Mystery Missions are interactive, clue-based scavenger hunts that deliver players to unique treasures in Healdsburg or the Sonoma Plaza. Teams of up to four players each can compete in custom-created itineraries to see who can complete the most riddles in the shortest amount of time. This is a great opportunity for coworkers and employees to show off their clue-solving skills, teamwork and cleverness. To book your Mystery Mission contact The Sonomist directly at [email protected] or visit thesonomist.com.
The Sears Point Racing Experience
Set at the renowned Sonoma Raceway, Sears Point provides groups of 4 to 400 with the adrenaline-fueled experience of driving actual race cars. Mindful of all skill levels, they'll customize your curriculum—including a pro-level lesson in racing and the chance to take a spin around the track—to fulfill the specific goals of your next team-building event. More racing info.
Guided Hikes with Getaway Adventures
From secluded coastal treks to meanders through old-growth forests to gorgeous vineyard walks, Sonoma County is a hiker's paradise. Getaway Adventures' guided hiking tours are tailored to each group's interests and abilities, and your guide will handle route planning and provide hiking poles, hip belts, and a wonderful picnic lunch. View more excursion options from Getaway Adventures.
Hummer Tour & Tasting at Chalk Hill Estate
Begin with a seated tasting of Chalk Hill's white wines on the terrace to learn about this winery's history and philosophy, then join your guide in a custom Hummer to explore the 1,300-acre estate's sustainable vineyards and native oak woodlands. Stop along the way for a walk through Chalk Hill's culinary gardens with the estate gardener, then enjoy seasonal garden-to-table bites paired with the winery's reds—with a special gift for each member of your group to take home. Get more Chalk Hill Hummer Tour & Tasting details.
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