Visitors to Sonoma County wine country can now take their ultimate wine tasting experience even further as three of the Russian River Valley’s top wineries join with one of the country’s most prestigious inns to offer a day and night of refined comfort and sensory exploration. Gary Farrell Winery, Flowers Vineyard and Rochioli Winery have partnered with Russian River Valley’s Farmhouse Inn to offer Westside Deluxe, a series of private experiences at the wineries enhanced by a luxurious meal and stay at the inn.
The Westside Luxe day begins at Gary Farrell Winery on Westside Road, where visitors embark on an immersive, personalized, guided tour that explores all facets of winemaking and illuminates Gary Farrell’s approach to the most sought-after wines in the region. Following the tour, guests join an estate sommelier for a semi-private, tutored wine tasting of five single vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, each paired with an artisan cheese. The tasting takes place in Gary Farrell’s new, completely renovated Salon.
Next—just down the road—is Flowers Vineyard & Winery, which is renowned for its Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays and has just opened the House of Flowers, its new tasting room and gardens on Westside Road. Guests are treated to a special tasting of five of the winery’s Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, which are paired with a series of gourmet bites. During the tasting, the winemaker or executive chef will visit the table to talk about their creative process.
The third and final tasting takes place at J. Rochioli Vineyard & Winery on Westside Road, one of California’s most prestigious vineyards and wineries. A member of the Rochioli family gives Westside Deluxe guests a private tour of the estate followed by a special tasting of three to four exclusive wines. The estate-grown wines are brought to life during the visit by stories of the family’s long history and its prized vineyards.
The day is completed with a night at the Farmhouse Inn, Restaurant and Spa, ranked amongst the most highly rated hotels in the world. Guests can take advantage of the inn’s renowned Spa, heated outdoor pool, fire pits, and deluxe suites. The night is punctuated with a four-course dinner at the Farmhouse Inn’s Michelin-star restaurant, each dish paired with a wine from one of the visited estates and served by the personable yet professional staff.
The cost of the Westside Deluxe starts at $1,390 (double occupancy). Guests must book their experience a minimum of 72 hours in advance. This package can be booked by calling Farmhouse Inn directly at 707-887-3300; general inquiries firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Inn: Farmhouse Inn, Restaurant and Spa is situated on a serene ten-acre wooded property in Sonoma County’s world-famous Russian River Valley region. The Inn combines the hospitality of a family-owned country inn and the amenities of a Four-Diamond luxury boutique hotel to create a casually elegant wine country escape. A charming and romantic property in the emerging and popular destination of the Russian River Valley, Farmhouse Inn celebrates the spirit of wine country by providing guests with an insider’s experience of Sonoma County. The Inn boasts a Michelin- starred restaurant, a full-service farm-to-table spa managed by Francis & Alexander, and picturesque gardens throughout the property. All of Farmhouse Inns 25 rooms—including seventeen Barn rooms and suites, eight cottage rooms and suites and two upstairs guest rooms in the original farmhouse—offer relaxing, scenic views with an unparalleled luxury experience. Awarded in 2019 #3 Hotel in North America, Conde Nast Traveler, #3 Best Hotel in California, Travel & Leisure and Michelin One Star restaurant 13 years running.