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Sonoma Wine and Dine
The Setting Wine Tasting, Dinner at Valette, Chauffeur, Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country 3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2
This Experience Includes:
- Private tasting of The Setting wines for 2 at a world-class winegrowing estate in Healdsburg
- 5-course tasting menu at Valette Restaurant, Healdsburg
- 6 consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service
- 3-night stay in a standard guest room at Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa
- Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco or Oakland, CA
- Winspire booking & concierge service
The Setting Wines Tasting (Healdsburg)
Enjoy a private one hour tasting of The Setting Wines, including their highly acclaimed Alexander Valley Cabernet which was awarded a 94 point rating by Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator and JamesSuckling.com. This blend is a stunning example of Alexander Valley Cabernet with an elegantly structured balance and a beautifully rich, silk-like texture.
The Setting Wines is the vision of three friends who truly believe that great wine becomes an unforgettable experience when it is enjoyed in the perfect Setting. Your tasting will be held at Limerick Lane Cellars, a thirty-acre estate located in the Russian River appellation of Sonoma County, just south of Healdsburg.
Exceptional custom blended wines – Napa Valley Cabernet and Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc, in addition to the Alexander Valley Cabernet - round out The Setting’s collection. The wines are sourced from grapes that come from some of the best vineyards in California, handpicked based on their location within each appellation. Pairing precision farming and detailed, nuanced winemaking techniques extract the deepest expression of each vineyard.
The Setting Wines made national headlines in November 2017 when a rare bottle of the 2015 Alexander Valley Cabernet became the most expensive single bottle of wine ever sold in the world. It was purchased at Carnivale du Vin, Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s annual charity wine auction and gala…for the recording breaking price of $350,000! The bottle was part of a limited edition of The Setting Wines, created by The Setting Winemaker Jesse Katz for famed Hollywood manager Shep Gordon. Katz has also worked alongside Tony Hawk, helping him develop a custom blend for The Tony Hawk Foundation and Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, in which he created a custom blend for their wedding. Katz has been named 40 Under 40 Tastemaker by Wine Enthusiast and was the first winemaker on the Forbes 30 Under 30.
Dinner at Valette
Enjoy a 5-course tasting menu at Valette, just a short walk down the street from Jesse Katz’ tasting room. Valette has quickly become one of the best restaurants in the Napa and Sonoma region, recognized by Wine Enthusiast as one of America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants. Zagat’s review calls it a shining star, describing Valette as “first-class California menu meets high expectations”. It’s a big hit with locals and local vintners, who enjoy the rustic space with locally sourced dishes. Chef/Owner and Healdsburg native Dustin Valette crafts an elegant and imaginative menu from Sonoma County’s finest seasonal ingredients.
Not available on major holiday weekends.
Beau Wine Tours
Your party of two will receive 6 consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service, inclusive of all service fees, PUC insurance, fuel and driver’s base gratuity. Beau Wine Tours is the premier wine tour service in Napa and Sonoma Counties. Beau’s drivers are experts on the wine country area and can also make winery recommendations based on your particular taste and interest.
Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country (Santa Rosa)
Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard guest room for two. This Mediterranean style hotel is just a short drive from Sonoma County, Napa Valley, Russian River and the gorgeous Pacific Coast. When not out exploring the area, sip wine by the cozy fire pit, relax in the outdoor heated pool, take a tranquil walk through the unique sculpture garden, or stroll to the shops, restaurants and cultural attractions in picturesque Santa Rosa.
NOTE: Sonoma is approximately 1.5 hours north of San Francisco and Oakland.
This package includes round-trip coach class service for two from any major metropolitan airport in the 48 contiguous United States to San Francisco or Oakland, CA, subject to availability.
Airfare must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s weeks.
Business and First Class upgrades +are available at the time of booking for an additional fee. Use of frequent flyer miles for upgrades is dependent on specific ticket restrictions as determined by the airline’s frequent flyer program.
Winspire Booking & Concierge Service
The winning bidder of this vacation package will be connected to the Winspire Booking & Concierge Services. Winspire curated this experience and is entirely responsible for trip quality and arrangement details.
Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your Winspire experience. Operating as a full-service travel agency, Winspire can assist with extra nights. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours.
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Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included.
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