We bring our signature joie de verve to everything we do, and we’ve built our reputation on personalized itineraries—custom-tailored to your unique interests and style for Sonoma and Napa Valley.
Whether you’re planning a culinary pilgrimage, hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, go karting, art tours, or a once-in-a-lifetime bucket list adventure, we can hook you up with authentic and uniquely memorable experiences you’ll treasure for life. From plein air painting classes and tours of private art collections, to sport skeet shooting and golf lessons with a sommelier-certified PGA pro, we want to show you everything our beautiful area has to offer.
Every Verve adventure is unique and tailored just for you, but check out a few ideas below in addition to our menu to get your creative juices flowing...
Curated Culinary Experiences
As many of our guests know, California wine country cooking is as much a draw as our wines. Let us set you up with elite culinary garden tours, private chef classes, personalized dinner menus, yogurt- or cheese-making experiences, butchery courses, or a chef’s meal of local professionals’ personal favorites. Whether you’re into whole animal roasts, vegan wizardry, handmade pastas, molecular gastronomy or sushi, we’ll create an unforgettable culinary experience you’ll savor for years to come.
Hiking in the Redwoods
This exciting picnic excursion travels to the beautiful Russian River Valley, where Armstrong State Park preserves virgin pockets of magnificent primeval redwood forests. The tallest tree in the grove is actually 310 feet, and the oldest is 1,400 years old. We’ll hike on groomed trails for about an hour through this spectacular forest, then continue along the Russian River to the coast for stunning views of crashing waves on the rocky shoreline. A photographer’s dream trip.
Craft Beer Trail
There’s more than wine to drink in wine country. Discover our diverse community of microbreweries, distilleries and gastropubs, and the story behind the brews in educational sessions. Get the haps on hops, IPAs, Pilsners, Saisons, Lagers, and Porters with our engaging and accessible beer gurus, and taste your way through the best Napa and Sonoma have to offer.
Discover Napa’s rich artistic culture with an exclusive look into the area’s art, architecture, and landscapes. We’ll get you into the galleries, museums, and private studios of the most talented artists and collectors of the valley. We can also facilitate your own artistic endeavors—just ask! Photography, painting, sculpting, drawing, metalwork, glass… it’s all here.
Eat Your Heart Out
Wine country is a food-lover’s paradise, with Michelin-starred chefs, world-class farmer's markets, and locally-sourced products everywhere you look. Savor sustainable, seasonal cooking at some of our many restaurants, or in a private chef’s personalized menu paired with your favorite wines. We’ll take you shopping for arcane ingredients and heirloom produce, score you a spot in a culinary master class, and spoil you rotten with meals of a lifetime.
Garden to Glass
Where else can you visit a distillery and its botanical producer in the same afternoon? Take a hands-on tour of the aromatic garden, then go deep on small-batch distilling with local artisans. More into mixology? Our pros will share their best techniques and secret ingredients for crafting drinkable works of art.
Foodies' Journey Through Marin
We’ll take you straight to the source in this farm-to-table excursion through the rolling hills and pasture lands of rural northwestern Marin County. Our first stop is Point Reyes Station, home of legendary Cowgirl Creamery. We’ll watch them work their magic, and sample an array of cheese products before we move on to a working dairy nearby, where we’ll enjoy a farm-fresh lunch. Afterwards, we’ll trace the shore of Tomales Bay to an oyster farm, learn about their operations, and taste the freshest oysters of your life.
Unite mind, body & spirit with an hour-long session of vinyasa flow yoga in the heart of the vineyards. Learn about body alignment, improve your core & balance, and connect with the vines on a whole new level. Whatever your style or experience, we have a yogi to suit. Afterwards we'll feed you & your soul with healthy seasonal dishes, and Napa’s priceless natural beauty.
Go Karting Klasses
We’ll hit one of the top go karting venues in the US for a half-day class with state-of-the-art, race-prepared Sprint Karts. Learn the fundamentals of go kart racing from pro instructors, who’ll coach you on your racing lines, braking methods, cornering and more. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a gourmet, only-in-wine-country box lunch.
Wine-lovin’ golfers, this one’s for you. Let a PGA golf professional (who’s also a sommelier) guide you on an unforgettable day on and off the course. You'll gain access to exclusive members-only clubs and courses, bask with a glass in astoundingly gorgeous places, and peek behind the scenes at some of Napa Valley's finest & most historic golf hot spots.
Let’s Get Physical
Stunning natural beauty and incredible weather make outdoor activities in wine country a must. We’ll set you up with scenic hikes, bike rentals, hot air ballooning, kayaking, horseback riding, bocce ball, hickory golf, private tennis courts, and more. We’ll keep you as active as you want to be, and arrange delectable dining options to reward yourself with afterwards.
Napa’s Secret Gardens
Let our master gardener friends show you what makes Napa such a special growing place—and not just for vines! Attend a garden workshop, explore privately owned local gardens, and get your hands dirty if you want to. We’ll sample the season’s sun-warmed bounty, and let you taste what “farm to table” really means.