New Flavors of Healdsburg Food and Wine Walking Tour

Discover wine country’s latest food and wine trends on a 4-hour walking tour of Healdsburg, one of Sonoma County’s most forward-thinking culinary epicenters. Ever think youíd taste pinot noir paired with pork barbacoa, or perhaps a Rhone blend paired with chile verde? This foodie adventure with an insider guide is your chance. Enjoy food and wine combos you never considered before, and experience this hip wine town like a local. Numbers are limited to eight people to provide a small-group experience.Meet your guide at the gazebo in Healdsburgís charming central plaza for your food and wine walking tour. Designed for well-traveled gourmets who may already be familiar with Sonoma County’s renowned culinary scene (although newbies are welcome, too), this tour introduces you to the latest happenings in town.Start with a walk down Healdsburgís main avenue while your in-the-know guide gives you a brief orientation of town, and then stop for an artisanal snack before stepping into your first tasting room. Enjoy a tasting of bright, Rhone-style wines, and learn about how the wine travels across your palate as you drink. You’ll also hear some behind-the-scenes stories about the Healdsburg wine scene from the winemaker. Then take your taste buds one step further with an optional pairing of pork, beef or a vegetarian snack, followed by sweet-and-savory treats such lemon-lavender ice cream or freshly baked cookies.Your tour includes stops at five to six locations, including three tasting rooms and a few hidden gems. You may visit a popular eatery to learn about the farm-to-table trend and sustainable farming practices, delight in wines from Dry Creek Valley, and enjoy wine paired with local cheeses and charcuterie. Enjoy an afternoon cup of tea, and learn about the differences between white, green and black tea from a local shop owner.Off the plaza, make your way to a boutique tasting room for a sampling of four tr®s bien French-style wines uniquely paired with authentic-style Mexican cuisine. While this surprising pairing tantalizes your taste buds, you’ll learn about what makes a good paring and be encouraged to reconsider more traditional wine and food combos. Your tour ends back at the central plaza.Please advise any specific dietary requirements in the “Special Requirements” field at time of booking.

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