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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!
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.
This was easily one of the best private tastings I've been too in the Sonoma area. The Williamson Wines tasting room is right in downtown Healdsburg, which is beautiful. Bill and Dawn, the owners of the winery, personally greeted us and talked to us during the guided tasting, which included pairings of small bites of gourmet food prepared in their kitchen by a professional chef. The pairings were specifically calculated to change the taste of both the food and the wine and bring out unique flavor combinations, the whole experience was really a treat! The wines themselves were fantastically crafted, with whimsical names that downplay the serious pedigree of their many local vineyards, and even some unique blends that you won't get in other wineries. All told, my girlfriend and I had a great time and will definitely be back.