Duration: 2.5 hours
Location: Brand new, please call 415-996-3663 if unable to book online yet
Once purchased, tickets become non-refundable due to our limited group size. In the event of an emergency and with up to one week's notice, we will exchange your original date for another in the future.
9 A.M - 11:30 AM Weekends
Catered gourmet lunch
Rain or shine
Biodynamic wine talk
Loads of stories and helpful information
Photographer available for private tours
Your guide will meet you at the trail head.
Our hike is tucked into the hills less than two miles northeast of Sonoma Plaza. The 375-acre park leases part of its diverse land to a winery. This adventure is not a meandering stroll through the vineyards. The trail is a backcountry hike winding through oak-covered mountain slopes and redwood groves. The hike follows portions of Arroyo Seco and the South Fork of Arroyo Seco to a pond, lake, cave, and two impressive overlooks.
This tour is not for the meek. If you are in shape, getting in shape and want to balance out all the good eating you are bound to be doing with Sonoma’s amazing culinary scene, then this is the tour for you!
Make sure you eat a little breakfast first, so that you can burn calories & not be hungry hiking this 2.4 mile loop. At the finish we embark on a magical and historical tasting to get you in the mood for your delicious picnic lunch.
Meet at the historic Sonoma Plaza for a brief overview and to collect for our short car ride to the trailhead.
Hiking distance: 2.4-mile loop
Hiking time: 1.5 hours
Elevation gain: 450 feet
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Exposure: a mix of open meadows and shaded fore
To be disclosed at time of purchase. Flight included, with one bottle of wine to follow us to enjoy with our lunch
To be disclosed the day of tour. This restaurant boasts of a separate vegan menu and prides itself on it's 5-star rating on both Trip Advisor and Yelp.
Sonoma's newest location for boutique
chocolate. We will have chocolate suitable for vegans and end our experience here.
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!
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%.
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