Williams Selyem Perfect Pinot Exclusive
Williams Selyem Winery Private Tour, Tasting & Lunch, Dinner with Wine Pairing, Chauffeur, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn 3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2 (3255-2)
This Experience Includes:
- 3-night stay in a standard Fairmont room (1 king or 1 queen bed) at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
- Daily breakfast for 2
- Private tour, tasting and gourmet picnic lunch for 2 at Williams Selyem Winery in Healdsburg
- Immediate spot on the Williams Selyem Winery list for allocation of wines twice per year
- VIP 8-course dinner with wine pairing for 2 at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg
- 8-hour chauffeured executive sedan service in Sonoma County
- Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco or Oakland, CA
- Winspire booking & concierge service
Williams Selyem Winery, Healdsburg
Enjoy a private tour, tasting and gourmet picnic lunch for two. The winery is not open to the public, hosting invited guests only. You will be hosted by one of the winemakers, as you get a behind-the-scenes look at the winery that has set a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking in the United States.
Founded in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, Williams Selyem has been making distinctive Pinot Noirs from this area since 1981. In less than two decades, the winery has achieved cult-status and garnered international acclaim. While Williams Selyem production has expanded to include nearby appellations and small offerings of Chardonnay and Zinfandel as well, these wines along with their flagship Pinot Noirs are still extremely limited in production. A limited number of cases are released each year to a select group of the country’s finest restaurants, with the remainder of the allocation available only to members of The WS List. You will receive a spot and allocation on the Williams Selyem Wine List, giving you priority to purchase new releases without the traditional period on the Waiting List.
The winemaking torch has been passed from the original owners into the skillful hands of a carefully selected team headed by Director of Winemaking, Bob Cabral, named Winemaker of the Year for 2011 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. These artisans respect and employ the original handcrafted approach to winemaking that has made Williams Selyem wines so sought after today. On the standing commitment to extraordinary quality at the winery, Bob says, "We respect the grower, the vineyard, we respect the fruit coming in and we take care of the process tenaciously with minimal interference. We exercise patience at every stage and I have to say, we are richly rewarded for that. We like to share those rewards with the people who love our wines." Over $18 million dollars was spent building this state-of-the-art winery, which is now considered one of Sonoma County’s architectural gems. In 2013, Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir received Wine & Spirits “Year’s Best Pinot Noir” award.
Note: From August 1 – December 1, the winemakers will be busy harvesting grapes and making wine so your tour and tasting will be with a member of the winery’s hospitality team.
Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen, Healdsburg
Enjoy a VIP 8-course dinner with wine pairings, prepared exclusively for your party of two. Chef De Cuisine and Healdsburg native Dustin Valette will make a personal visit to your table and craft an elegant menu from Sonoma County’s finest seasonal ingredients to complement the region’s distinctive wines. Valette incorporates the finest local seasonal ingredients into specialties such as broiled Miyagi oysters with caramelized onion biscuits and coriander-crusted duck breast with fig compote. The wine pairings exemplify the symbiotic relationship of wine and cuisine. Dry Creek Kitchen's wine cellar reflects the area's celebrated appellations, featuring more than 600 Sonoma wines with vintages ranging from 1985 to 2011 and a particular emphasis on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Meritage Blends. Charlie Palmer's long standing commitment to wine manifests itself in his one-of-kind-collection drawing from the private libraries and cellars of the area's winemakers. Not available on major holiday weekends.
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma
Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard Fairmont room (one king or one queen bed) including daily breakfast for two in the dining room at this resort blessed by natural mineral hot springs and set in the heart of the California Wine Country. The spa's inspiring architecture reveals pools, baths, and treatment areas unique in the West. It is a true spa, created in the grand European tradition and based on the benefits of the property's thermal mineral springs. Santé Restaurant is the Inn's premier dining room and has earned a national reputation for its outstanding food. Recipient of the prestigious AAA 4-Diamond award, Santé is the only restaurant in the Sonoma Valley to receive this accolade. Condé Nast Traveler said “it's worth a special trip just to eat here” and Gourmet Magazine calls the food “the best of the new Wine Country style.” It was recently one of the few hotel restaurants in the United States to be awarded a Michelin star rating.
Beau Wine Tours
Your party of two will receive eight consecutive hours of chauffeured executive sedan service, inclusive of all service fees, PUC insurance, fuel and driver’s base gratuity. Beau Wine Tours is the premier wine tour service in Napa and Sonoma Counties. You can choose to schedule Beau Wine Tours to take you to the winery and restaurant included in this package or have them create a customized 8-hour wine tour for you. Beau’s drivers are experts on the wine country area and can also make winery recommendations based on your particular taste and interest.
NOTE: Sonoma is approximately 35 miles (50 minutes) south of Healdsburg, CA, and approximately 1.5 hours north of San Francisco and Oakland.
This package includes round-trip coach class service for two from any major metropolitan airport in the 48 contiguous United States to San Francisco or Oakland, CA, subject to availability.
Airfare must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s weeks.
Business and First Class upgrades are available at the time of booking for an additional fee. Use of frequent flyer miles for upgrades is dependent on specific ticket restrictions as determined by the airline’s frequent flyer program.
Winspire Booking & Concierge Service
Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your Winspire experience. Operating as a full-service travel agency, Winspire can assist with extra hotel nights, airfare upgrades, and additional guests. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours.
Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included unless where specified.