Northern California Wine & Food Tour 2014

Travel across North California experiencing the wine and food of San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa Valley.

2 weeks, Sat 30 Aug – Mon 8 Sep
North California (San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa Valley)
Presenter: Randy Weaver
$11,450.00 incl GST
Land package only $9,350.00 incl GST

The University of Auckland’s Centre for Continuing Education and Department of Wine Science invite you to join us for our study tour to North California in August 2014.

Saturday 30 August – Monday 8 September 2014

Travel across North California experiencing the wine and food of San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa Valley.

California accounts for nearly 90 percent of the entire American wine production. Today there are more than 1,200 wineries in the state, ranging from small boutique wineries to large corporations.

Find out why North California wine is so highly regarded for its wine and gourmet cuisine on this unique tour led by The University of Auckland’s Director of Wine Science.

As well as visiting the vineyards and wineries you will have a chance to explore famous tourist attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, dine with local wine makers and enjoy delicious cuisine at many exquisite restaurants.

This tour is designed for wine and food lovers who would like to know more about how wine is made and the history of wine making in North California, understand the different varieties of wine and learn how to match fine wine with beautiful food.

Limited to 9 participants.

Tour highlights include:

  • Guided tour from San Francisco through the ‘Wine Country’ Napa Valley and Sonoma
  • Personalised and private vineyard tours and wine tasting among picturesque landscapes
  • Lectures and insights throughout the tour by the University’s leading lecturer in Wine Science to enrich your understanding and tour experience, including:
    • discussions of a systematic, scientific approach to wine tasting
    • the unique Californian wine grapes and the type of wine they can produce
    • an exploration of the role Italian immigrants played in creating the current wine industry
    • events that nearly destroyed the Californian wine industry and the great technological advances that have been made since
  • Dine with well known winemakers and hear more about their adventures and successes.

See more information at North California Wine & Food Tour 2014.