With 370 wineries, 72 varieties of wine grapes and 267,062 tons of grapes harvested per year, it may seem difficult to decide just which wineries to experience in Sonoma County. We have the same thought often, and we live here! As a result, I have put together two new packages to make your vacation stress free. Let me use my wealth of knowledge of the area and wine to build the perfect day for any visitor, featuring wineries that really express and represent what our valley has to offer.
Our new “Sipping Sonoma” package allows you to venture to three wineries, all with close proximity to the Kenwood Inn and Spa. I enjoy starting the day with a Pinot tasting at Benziger Family Winery, known for their smooth wines and sustainable growing efforts. All four of their estate vineyards are Demeter-certified Biodynamic, which is the highest level of organic farming. Located just five minutes from the Inn, this tasting allows you to develop your own opinion on Pinots as they are tasted side by side. Next, travel north to the barrel-filled caves of Deerfield Ranch Winery. Relax on their couches and enjoy an upgraded tasting of “clean wine.” Finish the day with an amazing adventure at Kunde Family Winery, where five generations of Kunde family have farmed. Ascend up 1,400 feet to the Mountain Top outdoor tasting area to enjoy sweeping views of the valley and even Kenwood Inn!
If you’re more of a foodie, then you will enjoy our new “Savor Sonoma” package. Upon check in, we welcome you to enjoy a delicious local artisanal cheese plate for two, paired perfectly with a chilled bottle of Rosé from Hamel Family Wines. Begin your first day with us delighted in private tasting appointments at two of our valley’s most exclusive wineries, Hamel Family Wines and Hanzell Vineyards. You will not only learn about how wine is made, but you will taste estate wines, and explore the barrel-aging caves and vineyards of both properties. Return to your home at the Inn for your three-course dinner enjoyed inside or outside in front of the fireplace. You will sleep well in your guest room after an eventful day in the valley.
But perhaps you are looking for a fully customized experience; no problem! Email me your “Wine Country Whim” and I will make it happen!
We look forward to hosting you soon in Sonoma Wine Country!