Several years ago I made my first visit to Sonoma County Wine Country. It was autumn, and it was beautiful. The crowds were gone, the leaves were turning and the temperatures were just right.
This year, Wine Country Inns of Sonoma County have put together Experience the Harvest Adventures including fall menus, special winery tours, exclusive harvest parties, invitation only wine tastings and a variety of harvest inspired packages.
It’s fun creating your own itinerary. By using Wine Country Inns’ Website or its personal phone concierge service, guests can check availability and plan a harvest stay that focuses on one wine appellation and one inn — or select harvest adventures across the 13 wine appellations while staying at one or more inns in the Russian River, Dry Creek, Sonoma and Alexander Valleys.
Just call it the Tour de Grape.
Experience the Harvest Adventures has been created by each of the 18 inns and include harvest themed lunches and dinners, pick-your-own bounty from organic gardens, exclusive invitations to crush parties, wine maker led tours, pumpkin festivals, front row seats during the wine harvest, Octoberfest celebration tickets and fall hike-spa packages.
Gourmet breakfasts are included with every night’s stay and innkeepers will update guests with the most current harvest news.
For more information or reservations, log onto their Website or call 800.946.3268.
Wine Country Inns of Sonoma County was founded 25 years ago as the first Bed & Breakfast Inn Association in the State of California. Each of the 18 distinctive B&B’s is inspected and adheres to the highest standards of excellence in accommodations, amenities, culinary offerings and guest services.
Autumn in Sonoma County. Photo by Sue Frause.