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Since the Fall of 2019, we last took our beloved customers on a trip to Napa & Sonoma. In March 2024 we are going back in style with exquisite wineries, meals, sights, and experiences. We can't wait to sneak out of Maine in March and land in the full bloom of two incredible wine regions. Be one of the few to join Sommelier Erica Archer on this 6-night Small-Group Trip to Napa & Sonoma Trip to Napa & Sonoma, March 17 - 23, 2024.
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You’ll be joining Sommelier Erica Archer on a 6-night getaway in the world-renowned wine regions of Napa and Sonoma. If you love wine, food, beautiful scenery, excellent accommodations, and some adventure and relaxation too … you’re in for an incredible vacation.
Our first trip to wine country was to Napa Valley in March, many years ago, to begin our wine studies at the Culinary Institute of America’s Rudd Center for Wine. It will be so nice to catch a plane out of Maine in March and into the sunshine and full bloom of spring in these Northern California wine regions.
Your trip will begin as you check in to your hotel, and meet for a lovely wine receptions, followed by a lovely wine diner. We’ve curated some exceptional experiences at premium wineries and fine restaurants throughout the week, with time to relax and explore on your own as well. In addition to tasting many great wines of these regions and sub-regions, you’ll be learning a lot about the art of wine appreciation from a great teacher on visits to world class wineries and restaurants enjoying incredible wines and on delicious dining experiences throughout your stay. Did we mention the hot air balloon ride over the valleys with spectacular views of the vineyards and breathtaking valley landscapes?
If you think you’d like to join us we do advice booking early. These small-group trips do fill-up quickly.
Archer is a true oenophile, having obtained high levels of certification in her field. In 2010, she was awarded the Wine Spirit and Education Trust Level Three Advanced Certification in Wines and Spirits (with merit), became a Sommelier in the American Court of Master Sommeliers, and received her Certified Wine Professional award from the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley—St. Helena, California. Erica is the principal of Wine Wise, a wine education and events service, and is skilled at creating truly creative and memorable wine experiences that take guests beyond a typical tasting with her intimate understanding of what makes each wine unique. And she’ll do it with her trademark sense of humor.
Must be 21 years of age or older.
$6,395 per person, double occupancy
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
All hotel taxes
All ground transportation for our itinerary in Napa & Sonoma
Continental breakfasts daily
Three wine lunches
Four wine dinners
Meal taxes & gratuities
All scheduled wine tastings
Erica Archer as your professional wine escort
Hot air balloon ride
All admissions per itinerary
All sightseeing per itinerary
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare or travel to Sonoma/Napa or from the airport to the hotel, although we are happy to transport you from the airport to the hotel if your flights align with ours. We’re happy to provide transportation to SFO airport for flights departing after 3 pm on Saturday, March 23.
CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trip guaranteed departure is based on 6 attendees.
To reserve your trip please Contact Erica Archer at Wine Wise firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-619-4630 to submit your deposit of $2,000 per person. The remaining balance is due January 17, 2024.
If you must cancel on or before 1/1/2024, there will be a $500.00 per person cancellation fee. If you must cancel after 1/1/2024, 50% payment is refundable, if we can replace your reservation. We strongly urge you to consider taking travel insurance to help cover any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. For insurance information, please visit InsureMyTrip.
Wine Wise and Erica Archer accept no responsibility for any delayed departures or arrivals, missed connections, loss, damage, or injury to persons or property. We reserve the right to change the itinerary and substitute arrangements of equal value if circumstances warrant a change.