Explore the Healdsburg area in the air and on the ground!
Soar over valleys and vineyards in the early morning light, then sip and nibble your way through the charming Wine Country town of Healdsburg on this special day of adventure that combines a hot air balloon ride with a creative and fun wine-and-food-pairing guided walking tour.
Your day starts before sunrise with coffee and delicious freshly baked pastries at the Healdsburg SHED, an award-winning market, café, and community gathering space in charming downtown Healdsburg. From there you’ll be transported to the launch site, where you’ll watch an inflating kaleidoscope of colors as your flight crew from Up & Away Ballooning prepares your balloon for an airborne adventure unlike any other.
Marvel at the quiet stillness of this form of flight, with the silence punctuated only by the thrilling blast of the burner. Depending on the day’s weather conditions for this hour-long flight, from the highest altitudes you might catch glimpses of the Pacific Ocean or the skyline in downtown San Francisco. At lower elevations you’ll cruise above the grapevines and be able to spot wildlife. It’s a view above Wine Country that few get to see.
Then it’s back to The Healdsburg SHED for a hot and tasty breakfast with a celebratory glass of mimosa or sparkling wine. Your expert resident guide from Wine Country Walking Tours will meet you at The Healdsburg SHED to take you on a four-hour walking adventure exploring fine wine and cuisine in downtown Healdsburg.
Sip, nibble, stroll, and savor the best of Wine Country. Discover for yourself why certain wines taste better with specific foods while learning about local wines, cuisine, culture, trends, and history.