If you’ve always wanted to live the life of a professional sommelier, now you can. The Sonoma Valley Sommelier Experience Package at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is set for April 5-8, 2009. This perfect pairing is in partnership with the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers, and guests will meet the winemakers from Northern California’s world-renowned wineries. The wine-filled weekend includes winery tours, tastings and seminars — accompanied by some of the country’s leading sommeliers.
The Sonoma Valley Sommelier Experience Package includes:
Three nights’ accommodation
Winemaker welcome reception
Ground transportation to/from wineries
Eco-hike private tour- Kunde Estate & Vineyards
Reserve wine tastings – Chateau St. Jean
Sommelier and Winemaker Dinner
Off-site winery dinner
Participating Sonoma wineries and winemakers include: Audelssa Estate Winery, Chateau St. Jean, Enkidu Wines, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Kunde Estate Winery and Vineyard Family Estate, Muscardini Cellars, Nicholson Ranch, Ty Caton, Viansa Winery and Marketplace, VJB Vineyards 7 Caves.
Package rates are $800/single occupancy or $1250/double occupancy. Suite upgrades available from $50/night.
Grapes photograph by Sue Frause