Here’s your chance to sample wine far beyond the crowded tasting room.
Weekend wine-tasting can be an exercise in crowd survival – but it doesn’t have to be. We’ll take you “far from the madding crowd” to spend a day in Napa, Sonoma, or Healdsburg visiting exclusive boutique and family wineries that are leaders in the green viticulture movement and don’t normally open their doors to the general public. This high-end experience will show you the heart and soul of a sustainable winery – where the wine is actually produced, aged, and bottled. Sip with a winemaker. Talk with a vineyard manager. Get an insider’s peek at some up-and-coming wine brands that have yet to break into the mainstream.
$125 per hour (up to six guests) vehicle with accompanying guide. We recommend 6 hours for this experience, with a 4-hour minimum required.
Each experience is equipped with a “Boho Rig” – a vintage Land Rover Defender all-terrain SUV. Not only do we appreciate the coolness factor of these sturdy vehicles, but we love that Land Rover is a company with a social conscience.
We’ll arrange to pick you up and drop you off from wherever you’re staying locally. Pick-ups and drops-offs from outside of our targeted area can be arranged in advance for an additional fee.
A private guide – local and wine-educated – will accompany your day visiting exclusive sustainable wineries in either Napa, Sonoma, or Healdsburg, with a stop for lunch.
Nice to meet you: Your Behind Closed Doors experience will begin with a Champagne toast to get you started in style.
A little something to tide you over: In the unlikely event that your energy begins to flag between tastings, we’ve got you covered with car snacks such as artisanal chocolate, granola bars, and beverages.
Tasting reservations will be secured by us in advance. Average tasting fees for these private wineries range from $40 to $70 per person and may be waived with the purchase of wine.
We recommend the addition of lunch at one of the wineries. Various options are available and costs range based on selection, which we can discuss with you at the time of your booking.
We’ll make all reservations for you in advance. For certain venues, we may require a credit card prior to any bookings made on your behalf. Tasting fees, meal costs, and applicable taxes are not included in the excursion fees.
MAKE IT YOUR OWN:
Our excursion offerings are already terrific – but why not make yours even better? We can arrange elevated culinary experiences, including customized food-wine pairings, tasting menus, even cooking classes.