Sonoma in the Springtime 2017

Sonoma in the Springtime 2017

In a place like Sonoma, wine tours can include so many different opportunities. Our wine tours include drives along the Pacific coast, through redwoods, across valleys and over steep mountains. The coming Spring season is an exceptionally beautiful time to visit, as Sonoma starts to bloom. Sonoma also delivers world class hospitality in many casual yet chic settings that we have grown to love over the years. Let us introduce you to the people and places of Sonoma County as we create a spring themed wine tasting experience you won’t soon forget.

Landmark Vineyards
101 Adobe Canyon Rd
P.O. Box 340
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 833-0053

Landmark was designed in a Spanish mission style and is equipped with a state of the art winemaking facility. The wines are rich, balanced and perfect with various cuisines. The signature wine is the Overlook Chardonnay, which has found its way to the Wine Spectator Top 100 list seven times! Renowned winemaker Greg Stach is consistently crafting world class wines with an approach that combines traditional techniques to fit a hands off, less is more philosophy of winemaking. Greg is fully committed to the philosophy that great wine is made in the vineyard, and so only interjects his expertise in winemaking when it is absolutely necessary. His wines are intensely flavored and shows the individual characteristics of the vineyards they are derived from. Starting May 2nd, Landmark Vineyards begins offering its signature Horse Drawn Carriage Tour. Every Saturday at noon, a complimentary tour is led by a 3rd generation farmer and dives deep into viticulture practices, winemaking techniques and local Sonoma wine history. Riding aboard a horse drawn carriage with a true Sonoma farmer through wine country is not only the perfect way to spend a warm afternoon, but is an immersive experience that can teach you to love the countryside more than when you started.

Executive Chef Timothy Kaulfers Arista Winery SonomaArista Winery
7015 Westside Road
Healdsburg CA, 95448
(707) 473-0606

The full and complete wine tasting experience offered at Arista is an elegant expression of both wine and hospitality. Founded in 2002, the winery was built on sustainable farming and hand made Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. From Arista’s inception, Al and Janis McWilliams have kept a strong focus on fine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced in small lots. They have always wanted wine of quality, not quantity and in 2012 passed that determination over to their sons Mark and Ben, who now run the winery operations day to day. As a family, they have discovered and developed unique vineyard sites that reflect the characteristics they founded their winery on. In addition to the dedication they show the vineyards, the McWilliams estate also features an entire acre dedicated to carefully manicured gardens. There is a thriving brood of multiple American Heritage breed hens, honey production, olives for olive oil as well as a hand worked garden full of seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. Executive Chef Timothy Kaulfers oversees the Gardens Arista Winery Sonomagarden and masterfully marries the wines to the exceptional produce to inspire truly delicious pairings. A springtime visit to this winery is a great example of the bounty to be had locally in Sonoma. And after a long winter, a tasting and walk through the gardens at Arista is the proper welcome to warmer weather.

Sonoma’s diverse landscape doesn’t end in the vineyards. A wine tour here can take up close and personal with cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, fruits, vegetables, and herbs as local farms intertwine with wineries. Spring is a popular time, flowers are blooming and gardens are advancing as the vineyards begin to awake. More sunshine and warmer weather make this part of the world a true gem in the spring months, and we look forward to finding new places that you will want to come back to over and over again. At Beau Wine Tours, we can help you capture the essence of spring in the ultimate comfort and style.

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