Of all organizational activities, one study found that team-development has the strongest effect for improving organizational performance. If you are considering a team-building activity, consider taking it outdoor.
Sonoma Wine County represents unique and challenging experiences no matter the skill level or size of your group. Fun is an important component to team building, but the intent is to become productive, focused and aligned.
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Sensory Experience – Comstock Wines
Join us for a fun and educational opportunity to enhance your senses and broaden your wine vocabulary. Learn how to use the deductive tasting methodology in the tradition of the Court of Master Sommeliers, and fine tune your senses in exploring and comparing the characteristics of popular varietals. www.comstockwines.com
Culinary Experience with Ramekins
There’s nothing like rolling up your sleeves and getting a little messy in the kitchen. Why not gather your clients, colleagues or employees to share in the process of preparing a delicious meal together for your next team building event? Ramekins Culinary School, Events + Inn offers a refreshing alternative to typical team building activities. Groups will divide and conquer to create dishes from scratch, and then convene in our European-inspired courtyard or Great Room to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Brews and Buffalo Private Safari - Your private 2 1/2 -3-hour safari drive of the Safari West grounds includes beer sampling along the trail featuring a variety of brews from Sonoma County and California’s best breweries including: Russian River Brewery, Third Street Ale Works, Bear Republic.
Cheetahs and Chardonnay Private Safari - This once in a lifetime adventure is our most exclusive safari package and is “purrfect” for any feline enthusiast. Not only will you roam the hills on your chardonnay private safari, you’ll also get a wild, up close and personal visit with our cheetahs and their handlers. This exclusive package offers our guests a breathtaking wildlife experience at the same time as pampering the senses with selective wines and African Ranch style cuisine. More team experiences.
Sonoma Canopy Tours – Night Flight
Experience our same great Classic Course after the sun sets! Along with the thrill of zipping quietly through the night time forest we take the time to view the night sky from our tree top platforms. Our guides will point out the constellations and other topics of interest. A unique way to spend your evening. 2½ hours of thrills in the Northern California Coastal Redwoods.
Team Building – Mystery Missions by The Sonomist
Mystery Missions are interactive, clue-based scavenger hunts that deliver players to unique, unseen and undiscovered treasures in Healdsburg or the Sonoma Plaza. Teams of up to four players each can compete to see who can complete the most riddles, with the most right answers, in the shortest amount of time. Described as, “an escape room, but outside,” Mystery Missions are custom-created by a local mastermind, and each solution is designed to delight and amuse. Plus, you’ll have the added amazement of watching your coworkers and employees 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 for more information.
The Simraceway Performance Driving Center is perfectly placed to provide your staff and clients with adrenaline-fueled, professionally-hosted experiences they will never forget. With years of experience executing successful corporate and private functions, our team of event managers can help you plan your next gathering at one of the most exciting venues in California. We are able to accommodate group sizes of 4 to 400 and specialize in customizing our curriculum to fulfil the goals of your next meeting, incentive program, client entertainment, or team-building event. More info.
Getaway Adventures – Hiking
Sonoma Country has so many great hikes. From the awesome views of our favorite secret coastal hikes, to the meanders in quiet old grove redwood forests and vineyard walks. All hiking tours are on demand and are tailored to each guest’s interest. With so many choices, it all starts with an interview, really getting a feel for what you want, your ability level and where you’re staying. From there we design each hike around your interests. We include the route planning, hiking poles, and hip belt. Your guide will take care of everything including a wonderful picnic lunch. View additional options.
Culinary Tour & Tasting – Chalk Hill Estate
Your experience will begin with a serene excursion through our Estate vineyards, including a stop at the estate culinary garden where organically-farmed produce is the inspiration for our Executive Chef's culinary artistry. Your final destination is at the Estate Culinary Event Pavilion – a glass conservatory overlooking the equestrian center with panoramic views of the Chalk Hill valley. There, you will enjoy a sit-down tasting of our wines paired perfectly with small bites.
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About Sonoma County Tourism
Sonoma County Tourism is the destination marketing organization for Sonoma County. Tourism generates $2.1 billion annually for the local economy, $177.7 million in government revenue, and supports more than 22,690 jobs.
More than 90 percent of all tourism businesses are locally owned, with more than 80 percent having fewer than 25 employees. Hospitality jobs are varied in Sonoma County, with tour guides, restauranteurs, and brewery tasting room staff just as likely to interact with a visitor as a hotel front desk clerk. And this doesn't include the supporting businesses needed for the industry like commercial laundries, farmers, and all types of business services.
Currently, tourism in Sonoma County brings in $177.7 million in government revenue. Of that, $92.4 million were local taxes. Local tax money is used for regional parks, public safety, economic development, agricultural promotion, and arts and cultural festivals as well as general funds for cities and the county.
Tourism and hospitality has more "taxable moments" compared to other industries, with taxes collected for lodging, sales, rental cars and airport charges.
Sonoma County Tourism offices are located at 400 Aviation Blvd., Ste. 500, Santa Rosa, Calif. 95403. For more information, call 707-522-5800 or 800-576-6662, or visit www.sonomacounty.com.
Sonoma County Tourism is the official destination marketing organization for California's Sonoma County. SCT is a private, non-profit marketing and sales organization dedicated to sustaining the hospitality economy in Sonoma County, California.
Tourism generates $2.1 billion annually for the local economy, more than $177 million in government revenue, and supports more than 22,690 jobs. Sonoma County Tourism offices are located at 400 Aviation Blvd., Ste. 500, Santa Rosa, Calif. 95403. For more information, call 707-522-5800 or 800-576-6662, or visit .