Sojourn's California Wine Country Bike Tour: Seghesio Family Vineyards VistaOur bike tours through the California Wine Country get rave reviews. Between the majestic redwoods and the glorious ocean views along Bodega Bay, this tour earns its accolades with beauty and taste.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. On this Wine Country bike tour, you’ll have the opportunity to behold the great beauty of the region at your own pace be it leisurely or vigorous. The gorgeous natural beauty of California is apparent in every mile.

Taste in the case of our bike tours, taste is about very good food. Our destinations are based on it. And our guides are foodies, so you’ll enjoy great picnics and spectacular dinners at every stop along the journey.  And, on this tour, taste is also about wine.

California Bike Tour: Seghesio Family VineyardsBeauty and taste meet at Seghesio Family Vineyards in Healdsburg, in the heart of Sonoma’s wine country. Since the late 1800’s when Edoardo Seghesio left his family vineyards in Piedmonte, Italy to pursue his passion for wine making in Northern California, the Seghesio Family Vineyards has been a constitutive part of California’s wine industry.

Once he became an established winemaker with his employers, Edoardo started building his own winery in the evenings after work. In 1895, he planted the Home Ranch to Zinfandel and worked tirelessly until the vineyard was completed in 1902. His passion and dedication flavor every aspect of the vineyard today. The Seghesio Family Vineyards are now comprised of 430+ acres on six carefully chosen breath-taking vineyards. Seven Seghesio wines have made Wine Spectators Top 100 list and their wine pairings are legendary.

Seghesio evokes the tradition of relaxed Italian dinners with its Family Tables Tasting.” — Wine Spectator

A growing number of Sonoma County wineries are offering food pairings with some of their vintages. The best and most intimate is the hour-long tasting at Seghesio in Healdsburg.” — San Francisco Chronicle

Seghesio AppetizersWe will have The Founder’s Room to ourselves for an evening! Chef Peter Janiak will orchestrate an amazing meal of local food and limited-release wines. Pairings will feature delicious appetizers and a private dinner in an intimate setting.

Take a look at a sample pairings menu:

Yellow-Fin Tuna Crudo
with Radish & Fennel Salad
2011 Arneis

English Pea Ravioli
with Black Trumpet Mushrooms
2009 Sangiovese

Green Garlic Risotto
with Pecorino Cheese and Olio Verde
2004 Home Ranch Zinfandel

Pan-Roasted Eye of the Round
with Creamed Spinach & Roasted Pepper Relish
2008 Defiant

Chef’s Selection – Seasonal Dessert
2005 Dionigia

Mouth-watering food, award-winning wines, and marvelous bike touring. This tour brings it all together. There are only a few rooms left for the weeks of May 20 and June 17. Sign up now. Don’t miss the vacation of a lifetime.

Salute!

image credits: www.seghesio.com, www.sfgate.com