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Make friends at a farm animal sanctuary
Join us for a day at the sanctuary and meet a variety of rescued farmed animals. We'll share their stories of resilience and healing and also talk about the industries they come from. You'll love meeting our animal ambassadors and may be surprised at what you learn since we so rarely see the animals in our food system. The Experience will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Please be mindful that, as a sanctuary for rescued animals, our priority is the physical and emotional wellbeing of the animals who call Charlie's Acres home. Our animal residents are completely free and always have a choice whether or not they interact with visitors. They will reside at the sanctuary for the rest of their lives, where we'll have the honor of taking care of them. Add a photoshoot to this visit and capture magical moments to take home: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/3453961 Tours are available in French or Spanish by request. Private tours are recommended for families with young kids. We operate under current Sonoma County COVID-19 safety guidelines, and protocol is subject to change. Note that we do not allow visitors to bring dogs onto the premises. The only exception is service dogs required to assist with a disability; in that case, please contact us to arrange a private tour. Learn more about what to expect on our FAQ page: https://www.charliesacres.org/faq.html
Vegan picnic with rescued animals
We'll start with a tour of the sanctuary where you'll meet a variety of rescued farm animals. We'll share their stories of resilience and healing and talk a bit more about the industries they come from. You'll love meeting our animal ambassadors and may be surprised at what you learn, since we so rarely see the animals in our food system. Join us afterwards at our picnic tables in the field for a glass of local wine and a vegan cheese and charcuterie platter. (Note: The platter contains nuts and gluten unless otherwise requested. Please inform us of any allergies when you make your booking so we can be sure to provide suitable options. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be served.) The Experience will last approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Please be mindful that as a sanctuary for rescued animals, our priority is the physical and emotional well being of the rescued animals who call Charlie's Acres home. Our loved animal residents are completely free and always have a choice as to whether or not they want to interact with visitors. They will reside at the sanctuary for the rest of their lives, where we'll have the honor of taking care of them. Other things to note: Learn more about what to expect and find answers to frequently asked questions: https://charliesacres.org/faq.html
Sonoma 707 Candle Making Workshop
Due to Covid we are trying to somewhat limit class size and trying to control classes on a class by class basis. You may book experience here or contact through Airbb Experiences to setup your private class time. We are Covid conscious and sterilize between classes, have masks and gloves available. In this class you will create your own all natural soy scented candles and learn the basics of candle making. As A chandler ( candle maker) I will walk you through the process of formulating your perfect scent. Use one of our 60+ all natural phthalate free fragrances or blend your own custom scent. Three soy candles. One 8 oz and two 4 oz. Classes are approximately 2 hours Typical Workshop: Check In/Mixer - Introductions, safety and Introduction to Candle Making -Fragrance Exploring, mixing, Pouring -Create custom label (my favorite part) add botanicals, Mingle and Hang While Your Candle Cools Other things to note Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to get settled. PLEASE DON'T BE LATE! Candles take approximately one hour to cure after pouring depending on the weather. If the date you would like is not on the calendar, let me know I may be able to accommodate you.
The Perfect Wine Blending Experience
Learn the art and science of winemaking. We’ll start with a stroll through an idyllic vineyard for a firsthand look at the vines. As we walk the rows, I’ll share why this area is the perfect place to grow Burgundy grapes, including pinot noir and chardonnay. Then, we’ll blend wines that have been aged in separate barrels to make a classic red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec Petit Verdot and/or Cabernet Franc. Each person will leave with a bottle of your creation! Other things to note Tom Meadowcroft, Michael, or Elaine, will be your host. Bring comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera. The Tour starts at 10am sharp! *Please inquire for larger groups by messaging us through airbnb.
Bake Bread, Create Cheese, Flip Omelets
In this super-charged BRUNCH class, I’ll teach you how to make an easy homemade sourdough bread from scratch without the hassle of a sourdough starter. You will enjoy this bread several ways for brunch alongside other dishes. Besides the bread, we’ll also make fresh ricotta cheese, tartines, and perfect French omelets—made with Petaluma’s famous eggs. The experience will be hands-on and you will learn some valuable cooking skills and tips in this robust class—and at the end of the class you’ll get to take home the loaf of bread you baked, to enjoy later as a delicious souvenir. This is a great class for beginners, or intermediate bakers, as well as for people who want to learn many general cooking tips, and who want to enjoy a delicious 4-course brunch with a complimentary glass of California bubbly. This is not a class for people who want to make sourdough bread with a starter. This IS an experience for someone who is hungry for both knowledge and great food. Based on requests, I started hosting shorter-versions of this experience as well! Please click on my profile photo to check out all the Experiences I host. Or check out the links below: Sourdough Bread: abnb.me/DM4hFBJMxY French Omelets and Eggs: abnb.me/yDVzHTGMxY Ricotta Cheese, Tartines and Caccio e Pepe: abnb.me/RBRjWsIMxY Other things to note We can accommodate vegetarians, but not vegan or gluten-free guests due to the nature of the ingredients we'll use. The bread has alcohol in it. We have two small dogs who are quite friendly.

Try the wines of Napa Valley

A day in the Vineyards
Begin your tour with a local Sonoma Country glass of sparkling wine and a beautiful basket of light snacks. Next we make our way to one of wine country's exclusive boutique wineries for a private outdoor tasting overlooking the stunning vineyards. Enjoy an intimate seated tasting overlooking the tranquil vistas. While enjoying the beautiful estate guests will learn about farming practices and the iconic vineyards, where fruit is created into hand-crafted wines. Enjoy an Alfresco lunch prepared by a local chef, a food and wine pairing or choose a private cooking class hosted by a top Sushi Chef. Love cheese? We can arrange a Cheese class where you will learn techniques from the best chefs in Sonoma County.
Taste the Finest Wines in the World
1. You'll be introduced to the site, Halleck Vineyard, and a bit about its history in Sonoma County. You will be introduced by the vintner to the land and the vines. 2. We will sit down and learn how to taste: why do we smell to begin? what does our tongue taste? what is the reason and benefit in pairing wine with food? 3. We will go through 7-8 wines along with 5-6 food pairings, all from the neighborhood and explore how different they taste and the nuances of each. And we'll taste different pairings and how they each bring something to the experience. 4. We'll learn about wine in human history, 8000 years in the making. 5. We talk about building community through wine, how we convert wine into good for our world. 6. You'll meet interesting people and how much we share in common. 7. This tasting educational, fun, and intimate: perfect for groups and team-building. Other things to note Come with curiosity and interest in wine, prepared to enjoy yourself. Food pairings are bites, and are meant to be illustrative rather than a meal.
The Taste of Sonoma Bike Tour
We will bike on our local country roads while enjoying stops in vineyards, walking through 160 year old wine caves and even, during the harvest season, we enjoy tasting the grapes and testing the sugar levels. All our experiences are geared towards each small group's needs and wants. We will enjoy a private lunch at one of the wineries, a behind the scenes cheese tasting (exclusively offered to our guests every day but Sundays and Mondays) and more. The wineries we pick are diverse and the route is designed to show our guests what Sonoma has to offer. Other things to note Our locally guided experience includes the lunch, waters, and the behind the scenes cheese tasting and tour but does NOT include the tasting fees which typically run between $30-40 average per winery.
Sonoma Segway Wine Tour
We will Segway on our local country roads while enjoying stops in vineyards, visiting historical wineries; and even, during the harvest season, we enjoy tasting the grapes and testing the sugar levels. All our experiences are geared towards each small group's needs and wants. We will enjoy a private lunch at one of the wineries, a cheese tasting at one the the original artisan cheese factories and more. The wineries we pick are diverse and can be customized whenever possible. Other things to note: -We need a minimum of 4 people for this experience. -Our locally guided experience includes the lunch, waters, and the cheese tasting and tour but does NOT include the tasting fees which typically run between $30-$50 per winery.
Wine Country Sushi Experience
I invite you to a winery lounge nestled in the charming wine region of Kenwood. Only 20 min drive from downtown Sonoma or a 15 min drive from Santa Rosa. We specially chose this location for the wines and food pairing. Séamus tasting lounge is where we will teach our class in the winter months. We will demonstrate some of the dishes I have perfected on my restaurant's menu. I will demo step by step how to create unique sushi with fresh high quality tuna, salmon , Hamachi and other species of fish. We will pair each bite with wine to complement the meal's flavors. Along the way, I will teach about different types of Tuna species and why Blue-fin, Big-eye and yellowfin tuna is distinctively different from all other fish on the market. I will include recipes and methods for you to continue practicing yourself at home. It's how I was able to learn and I hope to share my love with the rest of the world. Other things to note Provide some humor, willingness to learn and be ready to have fun......

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Love on Friendly Farm Animals
Meet the animals at La Candelaria Ranch in Petaluma. I'd like to share them with people interested in learning about them, interacting with them and showing them love. The 1-hour interactive tour begins with visiting the goats, horses, cows, and chickens. We'll be walking for through different pens and then you are free to explore for another hour or longer if you'd like. Wear mud boots during the winter. We'll be walking around the ranch where you can connect, touch and take selfies with a friendly Jersey cow named Tati, young goats, chicks, ducks, and Holstein and Scottish highland cows. This experience is a great outdoor venue for family get-togethers, kids birthday parties, adult celebrations, off-sites, anniversaries or just to get out of the city for the day. Because we are outdoors and there is a lot of space, we believe this is the perfect venue for families. Bring a picnic or snacks if you want to stay and hang out. PLEASE NOTE: NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS so plan accordingly. Thank you.
Make friends at a farm animal sanctuary
Join us for a day at the sanctuary and meet a variety of rescued farmed animals. We'll share their stories of resilience and healing and also talk about the industries they come from. You'll love meeting our animal ambassadors and may be surprised at what you learn since we so rarely see the animals in our food system. The Experience will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Please be mindful that, as a sanctuary for rescued animals, our priority is the physical and emotional wellbeing of the animals who call Charlie's Acres home. Our animal residents are completely free and always have a choice whether or not they interact with visitors. They will reside at the sanctuary for the rest of their lives, where we'll have the honor of taking care of them. Add a photoshoot to this visit and capture magical moments to take home: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/3453961 Tours are available in French or Spanish by request. Private tours are recommended for families with young kids. We operate under current Sonoma County COVID-19 safety guidelines, and protocol is subject to change. Note that we do not allow visitors to bring dogs onto the premises. The only exception is service dogs required to assist with a disability; in that case, please contact us to arrange a private tour. Learn more about what to expect on our FAQ page: https://www.charliesacres.org/faq.html
Sonoma - Winery hop in a vintage VW
We will welcome you in one of our vintage VW Buses! Explore three of the best wineries in Sonoma Valley. We choose from places like Anaba, Buena Vista, Winery Sixteen 600, Gundlach or other awesome Sonoma wineries. We'll enjoy a picnic lunch at our second stop on us. We will order from Sonoma’s Best Deli on us! *Guests pay for wine tasting at each location, anticipate between $35-45 in tasting fees per person for each winery. Look for our Napa experience too. Please note that we have a 72-hour cancellation policy on all tours. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/118276?source=p2
Napa - Winery hop in a vintage VW
We will welcome you in one of our vintage VW Buses! Explore three of the best wineries in Napa Valley. We visit places like Bread & Butter, Pestoni Family Vineyards, and Napa Cellars, Hagafen Cellars, and Saintsbury. We'll enjoy a picnic lunch at our second spot. *Guests pay for wine tasting at each location, anticipate $35-45 per person per winery. Each guest will pay for wine tasting at the winery destinations.
Foraging and picnic at flower farm
Guests are welcomed to explore our magical rose farm and forage for fresh cut flowers while enjoying the company of our many free range farm animals. You are also welcome to bring a picnic and blanket during your stay. Your host will greet you upon arrival for a brief orientation of the grounds. After your orientation you will be invited to forage on your own and cut fresh flowers to take home. As you roam our fields and gardens you are sure to meet our lovely farm animals and other wild guests. We have chickens, cotton patch geese, dogs, cats and goats. During your visit you are also welcome to bring your own picnic and blanket. Please do not feed the animals and follow the ‘pack it in, pack it out’ rule of thumb. Guests will leave with a bucket full of flowers and full hearts. We will provide you with a bucket you can take home. Cutting shears and garden gloves are available to borrow. Other things to note Wear appropriate attire: clothes toed shoes, a hat, sunscreen, layers in case it’s hot or chilly. If you are bringing your own garden gloves, leather is best. He who covet the rose must beware the thorn! Great for groups, teams and team building!
Vegan picnic with rescued animals
We'll start with a tour of the sanctuary where you'll meet a variety of rescued farm animals. We'll share their stories of resilience and healing and talk a bit more about the industries they come from. You'll love meeting our animal ambassadors and may be surprised at what you learn, since we so rarely see the animals in our food system. Join us afterwards at our picnic tables in the field for a glass of local wine and a vegan cheese and charcuterie platter. (Note: The platter contains nuts and gluten unless otherwise requested. Please inform us of any allergies when you make your booking so we can be sure to provide suitable options. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be served.) The Experience will last approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Please be mindful that as a sanctuary for rescued animals, our priority is the physical and emotional well being of the rescued animals who call Charlie's Acres home. Our loved animal residents are completely free and always have a choice as to whether or not they want to interact with visitors. They will reside at the sanctuary for the rest of their lives, where we'll have the honor of taking care of them. Other things to note: Learn more about what to expect and find answers to frequently asked questions: https://charliesacres.org/faq.html
Enjoy Private Chef Dave in Sonoma
“I pride myself on being super easy to work with. Food should be fun and as a writer I love to talk cuisine and restaurant culture, it’s a passion of mine to create a narrative for my guests. Most of all I like to craft memories as well as dishes, let’s have a meal to remember!” They say the desert cleanses, and nothing could be more accurate. You’ll notice it as that first breeze on a dry evening, ripples the surface of the pool and the sun sets against the mountains. That is an iridescent moment of calm beyond description. It is then you are open to the experience and flavors of Sonoma. The region has its own culinary tale, one written in Spanish, English, and Arabic. From epic citrus to delicate dates, the area has cultural influences found nowhere else in California. And the rich agriculture and farms surrounding the desert environs make for transcendent local ingredients. I will arrive 90 minutes before your dining time to begin working my magic. I will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! I am eager to share with you the secrets behind my recipes and local hidden treasures. Take advantage of our group discounts! ★ 10% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests ★ 15% OFF — from 6 guests
Hands on Cheese-making Class
The Epicurean Connection is offering private hands on cheesemaking class with award winning Cheesemaker/Chef Sheana Davis & Wine Educator/Cheesemaker Ben Sessions. Class included hands on cheesemaking class, a cheese cloth, cheese ladle, cheese recipe card and cheese trail map, artisan cheese tasting and complimentary Rose. The guests will make a 2-3# Creme de Ricotta wheel of cheese and or flavor the Creme de Ricotta from our Spice Bar. Please bring a cooler to take-home your cheeses. Class is hosted by award winning cheesemaker Sheana Davis & Ben Sessions, The Epicurean Connection. Class is 90 minutes. . Thank you, Sheana Davis & Ben Sessions
Enjoy Sonoma with Private Chef Tom
Take advantage of our group discounts! ★ 10% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests ★ 20% OFF — groups of +6 guests Enjoy your very own private chef experience at your place! Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of Sonoma without leaving your own dining room! I will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working my magic. I won't arrive empty-handed! No-no, I will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! I am eager to share with you the secrets behind my recipes and Sonoma local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow me and my team to take care of you. Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore Sonoma dining scene from your own table. Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless for you to continue to enjoy! To have a closer look at my menus, send me a direct message and I will send them your way!
Sonoma 707 Candle Making Workshop
Due to Covid we are trying to somewhat limit class size and trying to control classes on a class by class basis. You may book experience here or contact through Airbb Experiences to setup your private class time. We are Covid conscious and sterilize between classes, have masks and gloves available. In this class you will create your own all natural soy scented candles and learn the basics of candle making. As A chandler ( candle maker) I will walk you through the process of formulating your perfect scent. Use one of our 60+ all natural phthalate free fragrances or blend your own custom scent. Three soy candles. One 8 oz and two 4 oz. Classes are approximately 2 hours Typical Workshop: Check In/Mixer - Introductions, safety and Introduction to Candle Making -Fragrance Exploring, mixing, Pouring -Create custom label (my favorite part) add botanicals, Mingle and Hang While Your Candle Cools Other things to note Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to get settled. PLEASE DON'T BE LATE! Candles take approximately one hour to cure after pouring depending on the weather. If the date you would like is not on the calendar, let me know I may be able to accommodate you.
Wine Tour with a Napa Local
This will be a fun and inexpensive wine tasting experience in Napa Valley, directed by a true Napa local. I'll drive you to two wineries (that I make reservations for and pick-out based-upon your wine tasting preferences). In addition, will stop by 1-2 beautiful spots in Napa for photos. This wine tour will be three hours. NOTE: 1) winery tasting fees are not included and are paid directly to the wineries. 2) Lunch is not included but I can pick-up for you in-between wineries.
The Perfect Wine Blending Experience
Learn the art and science of winemaking. We’ll start with a stroll through an idyllic vineyard for a firsthand look at the vines. As we walk the rows, I’ll share why this area is the perfect place to grow Burgundy grapes, including pinot noir and chardonnay. Then, we’ll blend wines that have been aged in separate barrels to make a classic red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec Petit Verdot and/or Cabernet Franc. Each person will leave with a bottle of your creation! Other things to note Tom Meadowcroft, Michael, or Elaine, will be your host. Bring comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera. The Tour starts at 10am sharp! *Please inquire for larger groups by messaging us through airbnb.
Bake Bread, Create Cheese, Flip Omelets
In this super-charged BRUNCH class, I’ll teach you how to make an easy homemade sourdough bread from scratch without the hassle of a sourdough starter. You will enjoy this bread several ways for brunch alongside other dishes. Besides the bread, we’ll also make fresh ricotta cheese, tartines, and perfect French omelets—made with Petaluma’s famous eggs. The experience will be hands-on and you will learn some valuable cooking skills and tips in this robust class—and at the end of the class you’ll get to take home the loaf of bread you baked, to enjoy later as a delicious souvenir. This is a great class for beginners, or intermediate bakers, as well as for people who want to learn many general cooking tips, and who want to enjoy a delicious 4-course brunch with a complimentary glass of California bubbly. This is not a class for people who want to make sourdough bread with a starter. This IS an experience for someone who is hungry for both knowledge and great food. Based on requests, I started hosting shorter-versions of this experience as well! Please click on my profile photo to check out all the Experiences I host. Or check out the links below: Sourdough Bread: abnb.me/DM4hFBJMxY French Omelets and Eggs: abnb.me/yDVzHTGMxY Ricotta Cheese, Tartines and Caccio e Pepe: abnb.me/RBRjWsIMxY Other things to note We can accommodate vegetarians, but not vegan or gluten-free guests due to the nature of the ingredients we'll use. The bread has alcohol in it. We have two small dogs who are quite friendly.
Gleaning with Farm to Pantry in Beautiful Sonoma County
Spend time with Farm to Pantry to view some of Sonoma Counties beautiful properties and orchards! During your time on these properties, you will be 'gleaning' various fruits and vegetables. The term gleaning means that you will have the opportunity to rescue precious produce that might have otherwise been left behind. This produce will go to community members facing food insecurity. We ensure that you will have an amazing experience seeing gem properties of Northern California, while helping community members and the environment!
Paint & Sip in Wine Country
Create a unique painting in wine country while relaxing & enjoying the beverage of your choice! This is not your ordinary “Paint & Sip” with a generic painting & cheap materials; it’s not paint by numbers, either. This is a small, intimate group creating an original painting inspired by the region with personalized attention by a kind professional artist & teacher in an extraordinary setting. No experience or talent required. You will have all the materials, step by step instruction, feedback, & encouragement to layer by layer, complete a work of art small enough to slip into your suitcase. It’s fun & interesting, too! You will take home a finished, easy to frame 8”x10” painting, new skills & a wonderful memory of our time together. You will forever see painting, life, & the world around you differently! This is the ultimate “Paint & Sip” experience. Its got heart, soul and a sense of place in California’s premier wine region. Great for groups & celebrations! Executive teams, start ups, bachelorette parties, families and friends all love the beautiful harmony of working on the same project but in everyone’s individual way. It’s amazing to see what everyone creates!
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