La Belle Vie offers vegan wine tour
You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy vegan-friendly wines on the new tour offered by La Belle Vie Tours in the Sonoma Valley, in eastern Sonoma County.
Wines may be made using animal-derived substances during the filtering process. After La Belle Vie owner Michelle Rulmont became vegan in January 2018, she did research to learn which local wineries are vegan. The resulting tour is designed for animal-lovers and vegans, but it isn’t a requirement to be either to enjoy this adventure.
It begins in the historic town of Sonoma, when you board a Mercedes Sprinter Van for a visit to a local farm animal sanctuary. On the one-hour guided tour you’ll meet rescued goats, cows, horses, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and pigs. After getting to know the animals, it’s time to go wine tasting at two local vegan wineries, complete with a gourmet vegan lunch and wine tasting in a garden. Along the way, learn about other vegan options available in the area.