Visitors to Sonoma County wine country can now take their ultimate wine tasting experience even further as three of the Russian River Valley’s top wineries join with one of the country’s most prestigious inns to offer a day and night of refined comfort and sensory exploration. Gary Farrell Winery, Flowers Vineyard and Rochioli Winery have partnered with Russian River Valley’s Farmhouse Inn to offer Westside Deluxe, a series of private experiences at the wineries enhanced by a luxurious meal and stay at the inn.
The Westside Deluxe day begins at Gary Farrell Winery on Westside Road, where visitors embark on an immersive, personalized, guided tour that explores all facets of winemaking and illuminates Gary Farrell’s approach to the most sought-after wines in the region. Following the tour, guests join an estate sommelier for a semi-private, tutored wine tasting of five single vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, each paired with an artisan cheese. The tasting takes place in Gary Farrell’s new, completely renovated Salon.
Next–just down the road–is Flowers Vineyard & Winery, which is renowned for its Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays and has just opened the House of Flowers, its new tasting room and gardens on Westside Road. Guests are treated to a special tasting of five of the winery’s Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, which are paired with a series of gourmet bites. During the tasting, the winemaker or executive chef will visit the table to talk about their creative process.
The third and final tasting takes place at J. Rochioli Vineyard & Winery on Westside Road, one of California’s most prestigious vineyards and wineries. A member of the Rochioli family gives Westside Deluxe guests a private tour of the estate followed by a special tasting of three to four exclusive wines. The estate-grown wines are brought to life during the visit by stories of the family’s long history and its prized vineyards.
The day is completed with a night at the Farmhouse Inn, Restaurant and Spa, ranked amongst the most highly rated hotels in the world. Guests can take advantage of the inn’s renowned Spa, heated outdoor pool, fire pits, and deluxe suites. The night is punctuated with a four-course dinner at the Farmhouse Inn’s Michelin-star restaurant, each dish paired with a wine from one of the visited estates and served by the personable yet professional staff.
The cost of the Westside Deluxe is $1,390 (double occupancy). Guests must book their experience a minimum of 72 hours in advance. This package can be booked by calling Farmhouse Inn directly at 707-887-3300; general inquiries email@example.com