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Parking is available and plentiful at Cornerstone, Sonoma.
We love dogs too, but are mindful that most of our restaurants do not allow pets, therefore it is our policy to not allow dogs on our tours. If you are coming on our Yountville experience, our dogs (Roxie, Keema & Tootsie) highly recommend Thomas Keller’s dog treats that are available for purchase at Bouchon Bakery. If you put in your notes that you would like to buy these dog snacks for extra, we can make that happen for you and yours. Woof!
Dog biscuits are $2.00/ea.
Contains: wheat, chicken and duck liver, with a ketchup glaze
Unless it is the Yountville experience, we leave it to our guest’s discretion as to whether they feel they want to bring their children, but unless they are in a stroller, their spot would need to be paid for due to our small group sizes and how we fit at a table. We have only had 3 babies in three years and only on the Sonoma experience. Older kids, 12 and over, are fine on any of our tours.
If it is hard to tell age, we will ask for ID to honor our partner’s wishes. They usually will check again. For this reason, please make sure you bring your ID when participating on a tour.
Because the Yountville Tour happens for micro-groups only, it would be challenging to bring children unless you are signing up to fill all the spaces. We have professional services we could recommend for a certified nanny. BTW: All of our guides LOVE kids and most of us are parents, some of us grandparents!
Absolutely not! Our tours combine food and wine commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. While our Sonoma tour showcases more history after food and wine, Yountville stories include our celebrity chefs and stories of the Michelin Guide. Imagine walking through destination towns in California, eating reputable chef’s most delicious foods and sipping world-class wine, all while learning the neighborhoods from real locals.
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.
To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard from our website or by calling. Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.
We do not provide a waiting list. If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please email us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.
Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.
The tours are held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. We also provide ponchos in case of sudden weather changes or if you do not have your own umbrella. However, we advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.
All locations are wheelchair accessible. There are certain days that are better than others for each town. We recommend calling so we might direct you to the best day to maximize your experience.
We have translators for an extra fee available for each tour in most languages. Please just call and ask.
We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (family reunions, Birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate, conventions, festivals, parades, grand openings and more).
A half a glass of wine is provided with each restaurant or sit-down location. For Port, you will receive a dessert glass full.