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California Wine Holiday

Designed for those with aspirations of being a wine pro, or for expert oenophiles looking to immerse themselves in their passionate pastime. With this resort's sommelier experiential package, travelers get the chance to fully discover the wines and locally inspired cuisine of this famous region. Book this holiday to learn an assortment of sommelier secrets and enjoy some expert tutelage on the next wave of up and coming wines.


  • Signature wine and cheese amenity on arrival
  • Behind the scenes VIP tour of Benziger Family Winery
  • Chef's selection four-course tasting menu dinner in Michelin-rated signature restaurant
  • 4-hour sommelier led tour to two local Sonoma wineries
  • 2 nights accommodation in a luxurious suite


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The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa offers exceptional accommodations in Sonoma, California in the heart of Wine Country, with guest rooms to suit every taste. Accommodations at this luxury resort range from recently restored Fairmont Heritage rooms to signature suites.

The luxury Sonoma accommodations are beautifully appointed, many with fireplaces to set the mood at the end of a perfect day touring the local wineries or enjoying the spa. All lodgings feature flat screen TV, telephones with voice mail, a selection of Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa bathroom amenities, mini-bar refrigerator, terry cloth robes and air-conditioning. All guests of the Fairmont’s Sonoma Valley hotel may partake in daily complimentary hike and fitness classes.


Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a signature wine and cheese amenity, as you settle into your luxurious suite at Fairmont. During the weekend, you will be free to plan your activities as you wish, in order to make the most of your holiday. In the mornings, wake up to a delicious breakfast in Big 3, Sonoma Golf Club Grill or, if you prefer to sleep in, make use of the in-room dining service.

After breakfast, you can go for a behind the scenes VIP tour of Benziger Family Winery, followed by a 4-hour sommelier led tour to two local Sonoma wineries, or span the activities over the course of both days. In the evening, you will be expected to dine at the Michelin-rated signature restaurant, Santé, where you can enjoy the chef's selection four-course tasting menu dinner with wine pairings. You are free to chose the wineries you would like included in the tour, or just have the sommelier create a personalized itinerary for you.

Included excursions

  • VIP tour to Benziger Family Winery
  • Visits to local wineries


Of the luxury Sonoma hotels and resorts available, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn is the ultimate Wine Country destination. Blessed by natural mineral hot springs in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California and an idyllic, world famous wine growing region abundant with local products, the Willow Stream Spa, championship Sonoma Golf Course and signature restaurant, the Michelin award-winning Santé, offer an unforgettable retreat. Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa is just a short drive from downtown Sonoma, California a charming small town offering year round outdoor activities, events, festivals, dining and shopping.



  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf course
  • Gym
  • Health club
  • Hiking nearby
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine tasting / tour


  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Honesty bar
  • In-room safe
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property


  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • In-room dining
  • Tour assistance


The Santé Restaurant

Santé Restaurant is the Inn's premier dining room and has earned a national reputation for its outstanding food. Recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award and Michelin designations, Santé is amongst the top-rated restaurants in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Condé Nast Traveler said "it's worth a special trip just to eat here" and Gourmet Magazine calls the food "the best of the new Wine Country style". Only the freshest local produce, meats, poultry and seafood are used in the Sonoma restaurant to create elegantly simple dishes that let the natural flavors of the food speak for themselves. A wine list, honored with Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence", features over 500 Sonoma and Napa wines.

The Big 3

The Big 3 is located on the north corner of the inn's grounds and has been pleasing customers for over 50 years with its casual bistro atmosphere, hearty country breakfasts and eclectic American cuisine. The famous lemon pancakes, eggs benedict, homemade macaroni and cheese and pizzas are all specialties in the Sonoma bistro restaurant. The Big 3's outstanding cuisine has resulted in its consistently being a local favorite in Sonoma!

Sonoma Golf Club Grill

Set in the handsome Sonoma golf clubhouse, the clubhouse restaurant features a wonderful selection of Wine Country cuisine; the perfect option for a meal or light snack after a day on the course. The Sonoma golf clubhouse offers uninterrupted views of the golf course. Complete with handsome patio and outdoor fireplace, the clubhouse exudes a warm atmosphere with its wooden beamed ceilings, mission style furnishings and open plan layout. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon fare are served daily. The handsome bar adjacent to the over-sized limestone fireplace is the ideal place to enjoy a well earned drink and snack while recounting the day's glories.

In-room dining

In-room dining at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa is not just another meal, it is the ultimate experience in convenience and comfort. Early risers may choose breakfast from the doorknob menu or order from the full menu. The all-day dining menu offers healthful and delicious food with a variety that is sure to satisfy. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, the dinner menu is complete with appetizers, caviar service, gourmet entrees, desserts, and wines from the award-winning wine list.

Things to do (optional)

  • Attend the daily afternoon wine tasting in the lobby
  • Attend the daily complimentary hike and fitness classes
  • Go shopping
  • Go sightseeing
  • Play golf
  • Visit additional wineries
  • Visit the spa

What's included

  • 2 night's accommodation
  • 4-hour sommelier led tour to two local Sonoma wineries
  • Behind the scenes VIP tour to Benziger Family Winery for two
  • Breakfast for two on each of the two mornings
  • Chef's selection four-course tasting menu dinner in the Michelin-rated signature restaurant, Santé
  • Daily hike and fitness classes
  • Signature wine and cheese amenity upon arrival
  • Transportation during the 4-hour tour
  • Wine pairings for the four-course dinner

What's not included

  • Additional beverages
  • Additional meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Service tax and gratuities
  • Spa services
  • Transportation to Benziger Family Winery
  • Transportation to the inn
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The closest international airport to The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa is San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Driving directions from San Francisco International Airport

  • From the San Francisco Airport, take 380 west to 280 north
  • Bear left onto 19th Avenue and follow across the Golden Gate Bridge (101 north)
  • In the Novato area, exit on Highway 37 east to Vallejo, Napa and Sonoma
  • At 2nd light on Highway 37, go left onto Highway 121 north
  • Continue on Highway 121, which bears to the right at the blinking red light
  • Turn left onto Highway 12 and continue to the Sonoma Plaza
  • At the Plaza, you will come to a "T" stop
  • Turn left onto West Napa Street (also marked Highway 12)
  • Continue west on W. Napa Street for 1 mile
  • The road will come to a fork, but stay to the right (marked Highway 12)
  • Continue 2 miles north to Boyes Boulevard
  • Turn left onto Boyes Boulevard
  • The hotel entrance is the second driveway on the left
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