5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location: Healdsburg, California
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Bring friends and loved ones along for an intimate wine-tasting experience at the Williamson Wines tasting room in Healdsburg, in the heart of Sonoma wine country. Meet the winemakers and learn about wine pairing from your expert host as you taste six fine wines paired with artisanal food prepared by the in-house chef. Try a variety of wines such as chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon paired with delectable bites such as blue cheese, stuffed mushrooms, honey-drizzled pears and dark chocolate brownies. This fun and informative session lets you enjoy some of the best wines in California wine country while learning how to showcase them along delectable dishes. Choose from two tasting experiences to suit your preferences.

Highlights

  • Wine-tasting and food-pairing experience at Williamson Wines tasting room in downtown Healdsburg
  • Taste six fine wines such as chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir that aren't available anywhere else
  • Enjoy artisanal bites such as local blue cheese, stuffed mushrooms and dark chocolate brownies
  • Learn about wine and food pairing from your expert host
  • Have a chance to meet the winery owner and chef themselves
  • Choose from two tasting experiences

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This unique tasting experience gives you the chance to taste boutique wines alongside creative dishes crafted to complement them. Throughout the tasting, you'll learn about each wine and the art of pairing from your expert host so come prepared with questions - and something to take notes on!

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What You Can Expect

Wine and Food Pairing Experience at Williamson Wines in Healdsburg

Blue Cheese and Pear Food Pairing

Your wine-tasting experience takes place in downtown Healdsburg, a lovely, quaint town in Sonoma County that’s known for its great wines, lovely boutiques, restaurants and bed and breakfasts. In the tasting room of Williamson Wines, let your expert host guide you through the world of California wines as you taste six different wines paired with complementary appetizer food plates.

You have two different tasting options, listed below. Choose the Legacy Wine Tasting to try a large variety of wines, or opt for the Icon Wine Tasting to taste the winery’s most exclusive, top-notch wines.

Legacy Wine Tasting
During this seated tasting session, you and your friends will enjoy a large range of the winery’s Legacy wines such as rosé, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and grenache. Learn about the creation of these small-batch, handcrafted wines, which are produced in quantities of less than 500 cases and are almost all bought exclusively by the wine club members.

Enhance the flavors and aromas of these wines by pairing them with bites prepared by the in-house chef. Food pairings may include locally made blue cheese, stuffed mushrooms, pears drizzled with honey and dark chocolate brownies. The winery owner and chef often stop by, so you’ll have a chance to meet and chat with them during your tasting.

Icon Wine Tasting
Perfect for more seasoned wine tasters, the Icon tasting session lets you taste the winery’s most exclusive, exquisite wines. As you sip, learn from your host about how these smaller-production wines are made – with only the best fruit available using the most painstaking winemaking methods to ensure top-notch, unparalleled quality. Produced in smaller quantities and at higher production costs, Icon wines include the more exclusive versions of rosé, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and grenach.

Enhance the flavors and aromas of these wines by pairing them with the delicious bites listed above, all specially prepared by the in-house chef. The winemaker often joins in on this tasting session, providing a more in-depth and informative experience.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This was a great experience. We were expecting maybe some cheese and fruit to pair with our wine and instead got actual cooked food like chili and duck! Our host was super knowledgable and clearly passionate about what he does. I wish I lived closer so I could visit more often!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

The Legacy Tasting was way above and beyond the average wine tasting experience! Not only was every taste expertly paired with delicious bites, but our host, Reese, was on hand to walk us through every varietal and why the components of each dish made it so complementary to the wine. He didn't rush us, spending a good amount of time talking about the tastes and answering our questions, all without the slightest air of pretentiousness. The winemakers, Bill and Dawn, also greeted us before the tasting and stopped in occasionally to add more insight on the wines and their favorite recipes to pair them with. The pours were generous and numerous and the food plentiful! After getting our fill of great wine, food and pairing knowledge, we walked out with our favorite bottle (the rose will surprise you!) and headed straight to the market for dinner ingredients to go with it. My boyfriend and I (and likely a few friends) will surely be back to try the Icon Tasting next with the reserve wines.
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