Are you looking for a unique and intimate Sonoma County food experience for your group?
A Seasonal Culinary Day Trip is the perfect solution.
Start the morning (not too early!) with an excursion that reflects Sonoma County's seasonal bounty. Each excursion is lead by an engaging expert such as a wild mushroom authority, farm owner or artisan cheesemaker. After our excursion, guests will enjoy an intimate cooking class at the stylish Relish Culinary Center in downtown Healdsburg featuring ingredients from the morning’s activity combined with other wonderful, seasonal items. Guests enjoy a complete four-course lunch with wine at the end of the class. To complete the day, groups can add an exclusive private wine tasting in the afternoon with a Master Sommelier.
Winter (December-March): Wild mushroom foray in Alexander or Dry Creek Valley with a Sonoma County Mycological Association member
Spring (April-June): Tour of a small local dairy and cheesemaking facility with the cheesemaker
Summer (June-September): Visit and tasting at a scenic peach orchard with the farmer
Fall (October-December): Tour and tasting at a local artisan olive oil press
How to Taste Wine lead by Master Sommelier Geoff Kruth is a deductive (blind) wine tasting of specially selected wines that represent different characteristics such as acidity, tannin, oak, finish and much more. Following the methodology of a formal sommelier wine tasting, you’ll learn to taste like a professional, identifying each wine by sight, aroma, and palate.
Day Trips can be scheduled Monday thru Thursday year-round, except major holidays.
Tour, Cooking Class and Lunch
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
$349 per person
Tour, Cooking Class, Lunch and Wine Tasting
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
$399 per person
$200 overall discount for groups of 6 to 8
Groups are limited to a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 people. Groups must provide their own transportation to the morning excursion, the Relish Culinary Center and back to the origination point. All tours are within 15 minutes of Healdsburg. Relish can arrange transportation at an additional cost. We recommend proposing at least two dates to ensure availability of all the participants. See Day Trip Policies for more detailed information about payment and cancellation policies.
Contact us to create a custom one-day or multi-day package for you or your group. We can combine visits with an amazing variety of artisans in different regions of Sonoma County with meals, transportation, spa services, leisure time and any other desired activities.