What You'll Get
What You'll Do
Discover the grape to glass process in an intimate group setting alongside Fred Swan, a sommelier, wine writer, and educator specializing in regional California varieties. As you soak up the stunning landscape of Sonoma, Fred will guide you to lesser-known vineyards in the region, explain the history and geography of the grape, and help you navigate the complex components of wine tastings. With Fred at the helm, boost your vino confidence, taste world-class reds and whites, and immerse yourself in all things wine.
Visit Wineries with a Wine Master
Taste and tour your way through little-known gems of Sonoma alongside an acclaimed wine professional
Learn the language of wine, including how to navigate a wine list and understand the nuances to food pairings
Each event is capped at five participants; each event requires a minimum of four participants in order to take place.
Fine Wine Sommelier
Whether it’s teaching consumers, sommeliers, or winery staff, Fred Swan is one of the few California grape savants who are recognized across all facets of the industry. As a certified sommelier and California Wine Appellation Specialist, Fred is in the know about the region’s best bottles and wineries. He regularly pens articles that focus on California varieties, and received a fellowship from the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers.
Where You'll Meet
Groups meet at the Starbucks in the Maxwell Village Shopping Center before embarking on the all-day tour.
January 11: 9:30am - 5:00pm
January 25: 9:30am - 5:00pm
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 26, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Refundable only within 24 hours of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or experience subject to cancellation. Online redemption required. Purchasers will need to provide email address at checkout for SideTour to facilitate scheduling/redemption. No value after experience selected date & time have passed. Must be 21 or older. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.