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Wine Experiences With Sommelier

WINE TOUR WITH A SOMMELIER

Discover the hidden gems of wine country with your personal wine expert

Here’s a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the wine country like a local cognoscenti. The Wine Stay’s own sommelier will curate a wine-tasting tour just for you, an itinerary of hidden gems — boutique wineries off the beaten track. Whether you choose to focus on a particular varietal or want to try a sampling of wines, everything is customized specifically toward your tastes.

Our sommelier will pick you up at your vacation home in a luxury vehicle — a Maserati if your party is four or less. Your “designated driver” will take you through scenic wine country, surrounded by vineyards and oak-studded hills.

During the entire adventure, our sommelier is at your disposal, ready to answer all your questions about everything to do with wine. He’ll share interesting insider information about the region, its wines, and winemakers to enrich your tasting experience. You’ll also receive a wine region information packet put together specially for you. And to keep you going, our sommelier will bring along a delicious picnic lunch for you to enjoy at a winery along the way.

Each personally tailored wine tour includes:

  • A sommelier-curated tour designed around your interests
  • Your choice of one of our luxury vehicles
  • A pamphlet with interesting facts about the local wine region
  • Wine-tasting fees & tastings at 3-4 wineries
  • A picnic basket lunch with delicious cheeses, snacks, and wine
  • A personal sommelier to lead your tour, answer questions, and elevate your enjoyment of wine

If you want to learn more, let us know. We’ll contact you to fine-tune details and give you a price quote.

5-STAR CHEF & SOMMELIER

The best of food & wine in the casual luxury of your vacation home

The wine region is both a wine lover’s paradise and a foodie’s Eden. At The Wine Stay, we want to help you enjoy the very best of both. To elevate your vacation experience, we will pair up a 5-star chef with our in-house sommelier for ultimate fine dining — an intimate epicurean delight in the privacy of your vacation home.

Imagine having a master chef prepare a dinner just for you that equals any Michelin-rated restaurant, a meal that perfectly suits your tastes, made from the freshest, local ingredients. But don’t stop there. Add in a sommelier, an esteemed wine connoisseur, who will design a wine menu to perfectly complement the food. The two experts will team up to create your amazing menu and serve it to you in the comfort of your vacation rental. It is the ideal casual gourmet experience! The chef and sommelier bring all the necessary ingredients and wine. All you do is relax and enjoy. They even clean up before they leave!

Each 5-star dinner paired with wine includes:

  • A 5-star chef to prepare and serve a meal specially for you
  • A sommelier who will pair and serve wine to complement your meal
  • All food ingredients and all wine
  • Service and kitchen cleanup

If you want to learn more, let us know. We’ll contact you to fine-tune details and give you a price quote.

PRIVATE WINE & FOOD TASTING WITH A SOMMELIER

Exquisite bites & tastes handpicked for you

When it comes to pairing wine with food, it all comes down to personal taste. Yet the possibilities are endless. Where to begin? We have a suggestion. Let The Wine Stay’s in-house sommelier curate a wine and food tasting experience that will elevate your palate. We can arrange for our wine expert to come to your vacation home for your own private tasting. He’ll set up a selection of 6 wines for you to sample, and each wine will be served with a delicious nibble paired for perfection. But there’s more.

To deepen your experience, our sommelier will highlight what to look for as you taste, provide interesting information about the wines and winemakers, offer tips for better pairing, and answer any questions you may have. How fun to tap the knowledge of your very own wine aficionado! It’s a great way to spend an afternoon or evening with friends.

Each wine & food tasting includes:

  • A selection of 6 wines carefully paired with tasty bites
  • A sommelier who’ll serve you wine and educate you about the art and science of wine and food pairing

If you want to learn more, let us know. We’ll contact you to fine-tune details and give you a price quote.

Indulge

PRIVATE 5-STAR CHEF

Relax & enjoy a 5-star dinner prepared just for you

We know the wine country vibe can be addictive. The easygoing, no-stress lifestyle is just too delicious to give up. There may be times when you don’t want to leave your comfortable vacation home and risk coming back to reality. But you don’t want to miss out either. The wine region isn’t only a wine lover’s paradise but a foodie’s Eden as well. You want to share the ultimate intimate dinner and eat like a rock star too! Don’t worry. We’ve got this.

We can arrange for a 5-star chef to prepare a meal for you — at your vacation home — that equals any Michelin-rated restaurant. The master chef will plan a menu based on your budget and food tastes that will dazzle your senses. Each highly accomplished chef arrives with all the necessary ingredients, often locally raised, for a farm-to-table experience of a lifetime. And, they even clean up before they leave!

There’s no need to dress up to share the love of food with an inspired gourmand in the privacy of your vacation rental. Consider adding a wine pairing (additional fee) put together by our own sommelier for an elevated wine country experience.

Each 5-star dinner includes:

  • A 5-star chef to prepare a meal specially for you
  • All ingredients
  • Kitchen cleanup
  • Optional wine pairing by The Wine Stay’s sommelier (additional fee)

If you want to learn more, let us know. We’ll contact you to fine-tune details and give you a price quote.

PRIVATE & PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE

Unwind & de-stress in the privacy of your vacation home

A wine country getaway, your chance to unwind and make some “me” time. Of course, you’ll indulge in great food and world-class wine — maybe in the private luxury of your vacation home. (Check out the 5-Star Chef & Sommelier!) But if you want to elevate your experience a notch or two, let The Wine Stay schedule you a massage chez vous.

We work with several professional masseuses (and masseurs) who will come to you — at your vacation home — to give you a full-body, therapeutic treatment. Practitioners bring their own massage table, fresh linens, and lotions. All you need to do is relax. We all know that a professional massage alters your state. Why not share the bliss? If your partner or friend also wants to enjoy their own spa-like massage, we can arrange to accommodate both of you!

Each professional massage includes:

  • 60-minute or 90-minute, full-body massage at your vacation rental
  • professional massage therapist and all supplies

If you want to learn more, let us know. We’ll contact you to fine-tune details and give you a price quote.

PERSONAL YOGA INSTRUCTION

Embrace the moment with a personal yoga session at your vacation home

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you have to forsake your healthy habits. In fact, what better time to introduce a new one than when you are in slow-down, unwind mode? Whether yoga is part of your daily life or you wish it were, wine country is an ideal environment where you can stretch out and breathe in renewed vitality.

Imagine having your own personal yoga instructor, guiding you through poses that are aimed right at your level and at just the right tempo. Now, add to your picture the tranquility of your quiet vacation home. It’s private — just for you and anyone you choose to share the experience with. Maybe you’re in the living area. Maybe you’re outside in the garden with the fresh air inspiring you to give the pose just a little bit more … and hold. Personal yoga in wine country. At your rental home. Could it get any better than that?

At The Wine Stay, we’re dedicated to elevating your vacation experience. Let us arrange yoga instruction for you when you want it, the way you want it, and for how long you want it. We know that the better you feel, the better your wine country stay. Just put on your workout clothes, grab your water bottle … and breathe.

Each private yoga session includes:

  • 60-minute or 90-minute, yoga instruction for 1–4 people at your vacation rental
  • experienced yoga instructor, workout mats

If you want to learn more, let us know. We’ll contact you to fine-tune details and give you a price quote.

Explore Our Wine Country

WINE TOURS

A personalized itinerary for wine tasting the way you like it

You’ve made it to the wine region and are ready to sample world-class wines, but with hundreds of wineries to choose from, where do you begin? To make sure you get the most out of your wine-tasting experience, we can arrange a wine tour for you — The Wine Stay way.

Your driver picks you up at your vacation home in a luxury vehicle — a Maserati if your party is four or less and a Mercedes luxury van for groups of five or more. Your “designated driver” will take you through scenic wine country, with its vineyards and oak-studded hills. You’ll visit a few select destination wineries that are handpicked just for you by The Wine Stay’s own sommelier. He’ll put together a dazzling itinerary based on your personal tastes.

During your short trips between wineries, you’ll get to listen to an audio recording in which our sommelier shares interesting details about the region to enrich your wine-tasting experience. You’ll also receive a wine region information packet put together specially for you. And to keep you going, we’ll have a delicious picnic lunch for you to enjoy at a winery along the way.

Each personally tailored wine tour includes:

  • A sommelier-curated tour designed around your interests
  • Your choice of one of our luxury vehicles
  • A pamphlet with interesting facts about the local wine region
  • Wine-tasting fees & tastings at 4-6 wineries
  • A picnic basket lunch with delicious cheeses, snacks, and wine

If you want to learn more, let us know. We’ll contact you to fine-tune details and give you a price quote.

GUIDED HIKES

Enliven your spirit on a guided outdoor hiking adventure

If the beauty of nature soothes your soul, wine country has got just what you need. The antidote to stress, our bucolic countryside is always changing with the seasons. Bare vineyards leaf out in spring and as fall sets in, the grape fields turn to red, to gold and yellow, to brown. Open pastures shift from verdant green to tawny gold.

You don’t have to go anywhere to witness the natural resplendence; just open your eyes and look around. Simply “being” here feels so good, but why not immerse yourself a little deeper into paradise?

Let The Wine Stay arrange for an outdoor adventure hike for you. Whatever your fitness level, the wine region offers hiking experiences with views from breathtaking to serene. Our in-the-know guide will put together a hike designed just for you. Whether you’re game for a strenuous trek uphill or an easygoing amble on level ground, for one hour or all day, our local expert will design an itinerary around your wish list. Bring your friends. See more than you’d ever see on your own. No worries. Just comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Our guide handles the rest.

Each personally tailored guided hike includes:

  • An outdoor adventure guide
  • A customized hike just the way you like it

If you want to learn more, let us know. We’ll contact you to fine-tune details and give you a price quote.

RUSSIAN RIVER KAYAKING

Immerse yourself outdoors in wine country

The Russian River Valley lends its fertile soil, and its name, to a world-renown wine appellation. For sure, the wine here stands out, and you don’t want to miss it. But there’s more to the region than wine. If you enjoy the beauty of nature, this wine area delivers.

Meandering through wine country, between redwood forests, to the Pacific Ocean, the Russian River offers an unparalleled vantage point from which to experience the outdoors. Imagine kayaking down the river. Gliding gently through the sparkling water. The clear, bright sky peeking through the branches high above you. Maybe you pull off on a sandy bank to sun bathe or share a picnic lunch. Listen to soft sound of your paddle as it slips under water. Look for the deer, rabbits, and herons of this river habitat.

Ready to decompress and surrender to the magnificence of wine country outdoors? Let us know, and we’ll be glad to set you up with your very own Russian River kayaking adventure. At The Wine Stay, we love to help create unforgettable vacation memories.

Each Russian River kayaking adventure includes:

  • A reserved kayak adventure just for you
  • Optional transportation to & from launch site (additional fee)
  • Optional picnic lunch (additional fee)

If you want to learn more, let us know. We’ll contact you to fine-tune details and give you a price quote.

HOT AIR BALLOONING

Get a fresh perspective from above wine country

How could your wine country getaway get any better the comfortable luxury of your private vacation home, wine tasting, five-star restaurants, art galleries, and one-of-a-kind boutiques? Well … there is one other way to elevate your experience of wine country. Try floating above it!

Hot air ballooning is an adventure like nothing else. When you’re up in the sky and the throttle is turned down, you hear a stillness that’s incredible. Not to mention the bird’s eye view of oak-studded hills surrounding vineyards, orchards, and crop plantings across the verdant wine valley.

The hot air ballooning adventure is always a favorite of The Wine Stay guests. It begins at dawn when the air is wind-still. For the morning hours your pilot will navigate the calm skies while you give in to the exhilarating moment, suspended safely in a basket above the world! Sound fun? Let us arrange it for you.

Each hot air balloon adventure includes:

  • A reserved hot air balloon adventure for you and your group
  • Optional transportation to & from launch site (additional fee)

If you want to learn more, let us know. We’ll contact you to fine-tune details and give you a price quote.

GUIDED BIKE TOURS

Cycle the country roads with a local guide

If you want to get up close and personal with wine country, try biking the back roads. Bicycling among the vineyards gently drops you into the good life here. But which roads are safe for cyclers? Which traverse the prettiest countryside? Don’t worry. We make it easy.

Throw out the maps, hop on a bicycle, and follow The Wine Stay’s outdoor adventure guide. Our local guide knows the area inside and out, and he’ll put together a day of wine country biking just for you. Whether you want a challenging route or an easy pace that includes wine tasting on the way, you got it.

The outdoor guide will arrive at your vacation rental with electric-assist bikes and helmets. Together you’ll map out your ideal itinerary and enjoy an invigorating experience. You can even plan a picnic lunch into the day if you want. This is a great way to elevate your vacation sharing fun and laughter with friends.

Each Guided Bike Tour includes:

  • An outdoor adventure guide and bike enthusiast
  • A customized bike ride through wine country
  • Electric-assist bicycles and helmets
  • Optional picnic lunch (additional fee)

If you want to learn more, let us know. We’ll contact you to fine-tune details and give you a price quote.

Convenience

GROCERY SHOPPING

Everything you need already waiting for you

The advantages of renting a vacation home over a hotel room are many (link to our blog post?)— privacy, cost, and convenience, to name a few. But as nice as it is to have your own fully equipped kitchen, you do need to stock up on food. Maybe you’re looking forward to shopping the farmer’s market and living the wine country dream: meals prepared with the freshest local ingredients enjoyed al fresco with a favorite vintage from the winemaker down the road. But if you don’t like the idea of grocery shopping on your first day of vacation, we’re here to help.

We can have what you want on hand when you arrive. Think about what would make your first hours perfect. Would you like to put your feet up, pour yourself a glass of crisp sauvignon blanc, and have a bite of fresh bakery bread and cheese? Just make up your wish list, and … voila! At The Wine Stay, we are happy to go the extra yard to make your arrival in wine country smooth and easy.

Evening snacks, something for the BBQ, wine, or coffee, milk, and muffins for the morning — just let us know in advance whatever you’d like to have on hand. We’ll stock the fridge for you so you can focus on enjoying the moment.

If you want to learn more, let us know. We’ll contact you to fine-tune details and give you a price quote.

AIRPORT TRANSFER

A ride to & from your vacation home

As much as we love vacation, for most of us getting ready for it can be stressful. You have to take care of everything at home — hold the mail, board your pets, lock the windows — wrap up work projects, and then there’s packing and printing boarding passes. Let’s face it. If you didn’t already deserve a getaway, now you really need it!

The first day of vacation usually isn’t everyone’s favorite. We want to change that. At The Wine Stay we aim to make every day of your vacation a pleasure. And we know that after a flight, you may not want to hassle with renting a car at the airport and figuring out the best way to your destination. Why not let us smooth the transition?

We can arrange for a driver to meet you at baggage claim and then load your bags into one of our luxury vehicles — a Maserati if your party is four or less and a Mercedes luxury van for groups of five or more. All you do is lean back and relax, nibble on snacks, and enjoy refreshments. You’ll get to slow down, take in the beautiful views, decompress. Your driver will deliver you to your vacation home and unload your bags into the house. Then he’ll take you to the nearby Enterprise car rental to pick up your own rental vehicle. This way, the joy of vacation begins on Day 1, the way it should!

If you want to learn more, let us know. We’ll contact you to fine-tune details and give you a price quote.

PERSONAL DRIVER

The convenience of your own “designated” driver

Driving around in a new locale when you’re on vacation can present challenges. When your eyes are on your GPS, it’s pretty hard to appreciate what’s around you. And the beauty of wine country isn’t something you want to miss! Besides, if you want to savor the wine, well then … driving isn’t an option.

At The Wine Stay, we understand how sometimes it’s nice to let go of the responsibility of driving so you can relax and enjoy your time away from home. Wouldn’t you like the convenience of a personal driver?

Our reliable, “designated” driver can be at your disposal when and where you need him. Sit back in comfort and style — a Maserati if your party is four or less and a Mercedes luxury van for groups of five or more.

Let us know if you want more information. We’ll contact you to fine-tune details and give you a price quote.

KIDS PACKAGE

Everything you need for the kids on hand

Will your young ones be coming along on your wine country getaway? We welcome children and want them — and you — to have a great vacation. That can be a challenge for parents, though, when you end up schlepping strollers, car seats, trikes, play gear, etc., etc. Let us make it easy for you.

We have loads of kid gear and can make sure your vacation home is ready to go with just what you need when you get there. Want a Pack ’n Play, high chair, crib, kids’ toys, games? Whatever we can do to make your stay easy, and your children’s more fun, we’re good for it. We know that happy children mean a good time for everyone! Just tell us what you need in advance, and we will have items at the home and set up upon your arrival.

If you want to learn more, let us know. We’ll contact you to fine-tune details and give you a price quote.

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