Some of The Russian River Valley’s most acclaimed names in winemaking, fine dining and luxury lodging have partnered to create a new experience that offers guests an indulgent, in-depth tour of all this breathtaking wine region has to offer. Beginning in April, the Wander Westside package brings together Sonoma County’s finest offerings from the likes of Hotel Healdsburg, Gary Farrell Winery, MacRostie Winery & Vineyards, Ramey Wine Cellars and Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen.
Included in the Wander Westside experience is a two-night stay at Hotel Healdsburg, a tranquil and beautifully appointed boutique hotel situated on the western edge of Healdsburg’s historic town plaza. As part of the package, guests will have access to valet parking and a daily gourmet Harvest Breakfast served at the hotel. After the first night’s stay, a private driver will arrive to escort guests through a day of wine tasting along scenic Westside Road.
The first stop is Gary Farrell Winery, a celebrated Russian River Valley producer of artisan wines. Guests will enjoy a private “Inspiration Tasting” of six vineyard-designate Pinot Noirs accompanied by small bites, hosted by one of Gary Farrell Winery’s Estate Sommeliers. MacRostie Winery & Vineyards is the next stop, where guests will be treated to the “Elevated Tasting,” hosted in the elegant Estate House. This segment of the tour features a seated tasting of renowned single vineyard wines perfectly paired with local cheese, charcuterie and chocolate. The last stop is Ramey Wine Cellars, known for producing some of the most sought-after Chardonnay and Syrah in the country. Here, guests will enjoy a private tasting hosted at the exquisite tasting table tucked inside Ramey’s working winery.
Upon returning to Hotel Healdsburg, the day will conclude with a gourmet tasting menu prepared by Chef Scott Romano of Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen, located inside the hotel. Featuring locally-sourced ingredients, the meal will be paired with select wines from each of the three estates visited throughout the day.
The Wander Westside experience starts from $2,000 for two guests, or $1,400 if guests opt out of transportation; add-ons are available for an additional cost, including spa treatments at Hotel Healdsburg, transportation to and from the airport and a rejuvenating hike through Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. For booking please contact Hotel Healdsburg at (707) 922-5256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.