Meet the TasteMakers of Healdsburg on this delicious Evening rendevous.
Experience Wine Country up close and personal by meeting intimately with the chefs, winemakers, culinary artisans, and artists who are leading the latest trends in the charming town of Healdsburg, a haven for wine, food, and the arts.
Centered around an exclusive and unique wine and food pairing dinner, this 4-hour walking tour takes you from late afternoon to early evening on an excursion designed to give you a fun and enlightening glimpse behind the scenes.
In a county that has been a magnet for artists and art connoisseurs for decades, Healdsburg is a hub of creativity and talent. Sip fine wines and nibble delicious bites as you admire art by local and internationally known artists, and discuss current trends and innovations with the knowledgeable gallery staff.
Then stroll with your guide to Mateo’s Cocina Latina for a hands-on session creating your own appetizer paired with a delicious mocktail (alcohol-free cocktail). Take a tour of the kitchen with Mateo, talking about sustainable farming, organic produce, and how he uses the best Sonoma-grown ingredients to create his seasonal specialties, blending Yucatan flavors with French finesse and a playful spirit.
Next up, enjoy a mixology session with Spoonbar Bar Manager Alec Vlastnik and create your very own artisan cocktail. Alec will guide you through a brief history of the featured spirit and teach you about the best (and most challenging) seasonal mixers and garnishes. He’ll send you home with a recipe and gift that will let you create unique drinks for your friends and family too!
The tour culminates at Williamson Wines with an exclusive and innovative seated meal with the winemaker at their premier location. Going far beyond the traditional winemakers dinner, this three-course feast lets you discover for yourself how blending wine, food, and spices can enhance and expand your dining experience, and give you the tools to experiment on your own. Then finish the evening on a sweet note with exclusive dessert and wine pairings.
Meet the TasteMakers tours are offered on select Thursdays, for a wonderful start to a long weekend getaway.