Napa & Sonoma

#1 Sonoma Walking Food, Wine & History Tour (Public Tours)

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Sonoma Food Tour
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Savor the best of Sonoma’s cuisine on a food tour in the heart of California wine country. Sample locally-made wines and artisanal cheeses as you stroll Sonoma’s historic downtown with a foodie guide, then try fine chocolates and olive oil at chic, cutting-edge boutiques. Soak up the latest flavors at six curated tasting stops along a relaxed, route and get an insider’s perspective on Sonoma’s gourmet culture. Learn the stories behind the region’s culinary legends, thriving vineyards, and remarkable artisanal renaissance.
  • Get an insider's perspective with a local, food-loving guide
  • Experience the distinctive flavors of California's wine country
  • Enjoy a leisurely lunch as you visit gourmet tasting stops
  • Small group ensures personal service

Sample Menu

Starter

variety of cheeses

All locally-made cow's milk cheeses from a small producer in Sonoma

Main

California Mexican Dish with a Wine Country Margarita

All fresh ingredients with a wonderful blend of flavors

Starter

Flavored Olive Oils & Balsamics

All locally-made products from a small producer in Sonoma

Main

Amazing local wine paired with a favorite lunch item

Locally-made wine and lunch item from small producers

Dessert

Chocolate!

Locally-made wine country chocolates to end the tour on a sweet note!

What's Included

  • All food, wine and cocktail tastings included - no additional wine tasting fees
  • Enjoy Sonoma and California history along the way
  • Portions equivalent to a lunch
  • Friendly, local guide
  • Walking Tour - 1.25 mile with stops along the way
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Shopportunities along the way!
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 270 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476, USA

    Meet at the DEPOT PARK MUSEUM (NOT THE DOWNTOWN PLAZA). Meet your tour guide at the steps of the train caboose between the Depot Museum Parking Lot (Free, All-Day Parking) and the Depot Museum. Please be there 5 minutes before the start of your tour.

Start time

11:00 AM

End point

  • 408 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476, USA

    The tour ENDS in the Sonoma Plaza. The Tour STARTS @ 270 1st St West (see meeting point directions)

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Gluten Free - We are not able to accommodate at all the stops
  • Lactose Intolerant - We are not able to accommodate at all the stops
  • Minimum of 4 guests needed to hold the tour. If there are less than 4 guests, the tour will have to be cancelled (sorry) and it will be cancelled "due to bad weather" since Viator does not provide an appropriate reason for the small tour operator to cancel the tour.
  • Must be able to walk a mile with stops along the way
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Reviews

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Wonderful
Rachel_H, Apr 2024
What an amazing experience! Mia was absolutely wonderful. Her knowledge and personal history of Sanoma was so enlightening. She is very kind and thoughtful. My mother and I were celebrating my 30th birthday and Mia got me a shot of tequila at the restaurant! I highly recommend this tour if you are visiting Sanoma!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thanks Rachel, It was so fun hosting you and your mom on our Sonoma walking tour! What a great sunny day with a fun group of ladies! Happy Birthday again! Cheers, Mia
Loved learning about the...
Brittany_S, Feb 2024
Loved learning about the history of the town while trying samples from local places. Tour guide was kind and resourceful!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your tour!
Beautiful Sonoma
Cynthia_N, Nov 2023
Enjoyed learning the history of beautiful Sonoma... Abby was great!! Friendly & very knowledgable. I would've liked a little more wine to be included for the price (especially on the cheese stop). Only one stop had wine. But overall a great experience!!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for your review! We are so appreciative of your comments and are thrilled that you had a great experience on our walking Food, Wine & History Tour of Sonoma! We do try to focus on the local cuisine and although we have a wine tasting stop and a wine country margarita with our Mexican tasting, we agree that there can never be enough wine!!! Cheers, Mia
Great way to start your vacation
Amy_S, Oct 2023
The tour guide and tour content was fantastic! She was friendly and knowledgeable and really seemed to enjoy her job. The pictures were a fantastic touch and we loved meeting the people in our group. I was a little disappointed with the amount of food on the tour. I expected more of a small plates progressive lunch but only two stops were seated and only one plated food on the tour. The others were standing taste “shoportunities” which were fun but not what I was expecting. Tour guide also gave personal restaurant and activity recommendations which was a fantastic addition to our trip.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for the review, Amy! We are so glad you enjoyed the walking tour of Sonoma! I am sorry if our tour description wasn't clear about the amount of food/type of stops on our tour, or at least not what you were expecting. We are so thankful that you enjoyed the tour and thought it was a fantastic addition to your trip. Cheers, Mia
What a wonderful experience!
Kathleen_M, Sep 2023
This tour was a fantastic opportunity to visit Sonoma Square and learn about a bit of local history while touring specialty cheese, olive oil, wine and chocolate shops. It was a really wonderful day and the small group was the perfect size!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you! We really appreciate that you took our tour and that you also took the time to post wonderful review! We are a small, locally-owned company so reviews helps future guests know what to expect. Cheers, Mia
Soaking up the History of Sonoma
angela_m, Aug 2023
Caroline was an amazing tour guide. What we loved about the experience was the history mixed with the food and spirits. The shopping was great. I bought a lots of little gifts, and it was a wonderful treat to snack along the way.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for the amazing review! We are so happy you enjoyed the Sonoma Food Tour and found some gifts to take back home! Cheers, Mia
Wonderful experience
Rance_J, Jul 2023
While there wasn’t as much wine as I expected, it was probably just as well with the heat. Caroline is a charming and knowledgeable tour guide. This was our favorite part of the entire trip. And I’m now a self-proclaimed olive oil snob. So fun and interesting. We saw so much more than we would have wandering aimlessly on our own. Definitely something we would do again when we return to the area. 10/10. Definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thanks for the wonderful review, Rance! As a small business, we really appreciate the time you took to post this and we are so happy to hear our Food, Wine and History Tour was your favorite part of your entire trip to the wine country! Cheers, Mia
60th Birthday Girls Trip
Michelle_S, Jul 2023
Abby was a great tour guide for our birthday girls trip! Every stop was fantastic and the history of Sonoma shared by her was just tremendous! We would recommend this trip to anyone going to Napa Valley
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thanks for the great review! We are so happy you and a fun girls' trip and spent your time on our walking food, wine & history tour in Sonoma! Cheers!
Great tour with wonderful & friendly guide; a bit overpriced
Megan_L, May 2023
This was a great tour and our guide was very well informed! I lived that she took so many pictures and emailed them to us. However, I thought it was very light on the food and about $60-80 overpriced (I paid $150pp) compared to walking food tours I’ve done in Chicago, New Orleans, & NYC. To set your expectations, it was a few bites of cheese (complimentary - tho no explanations- if you go on your own), a meal & margarita at a Cal-Mex restaurant ($20-$30), an oil tasting (complimentary if you go on your own), a wine tasting flight ($20), & a bite of chocolate ($2). If you’re going to do it, I’d recommend doing it on the front end of your trip so that you can take advantage of the various historic recommendations and other suggestions the guide makes for your personal interests.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Megan, Thank you for your review. We are always striving to make our tour experience better and I really appreciate your feedback. Since Covid, like many businesses in the hospitality industry, we have had to make adjustments because of increased food costs, wage hikes and restaurant availability. I will reevaluate our food quantity we offer. Thank you again and I am so glad you enjoyed the tour and your guide! Cheers, Mia
Sonoma Rocks
Seni_L, Apr 2023
The history of Sonoma and how Caroline explains it was just amazing. Made the tour more exciting and worth your while. Caroline was lovely, very informative, patient and just amazing. We would recommend this to friends.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for your 5-STAR review! We are so happy you enjoyed the tour with Caroline! Please send your friends to Sonoma for a tour! Cheers, Mia
We had a lovely day with the tour of Sonoma Square.
Denise_C, Dec 2022
We had a lovely day with the tour of Sonoma Square. The lunch was delicious, the history interesting, and we returned to several of the venue's that our guide, Mia, pointed out. An interesting and engaging way to visit Sonoma and find some "local" places.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for taking the time to post a review! I enjoyed taking your family on a tour around Sonoma and I'm so glad you all had a great time! Cheers, Mia
Fun and enjoyable
gerry_h, Dec 2022
Our food tour was fun and informative. Many fun facts and food was delicious. We loved the local atmosphere and shops.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for posting a review- we appreciate it! We're so glad you had a great time on the Sonoma Food Tour! Cheers, Mia
Lots of fun!
Lauren_Y, Nov 2022
The history of Napa was very informational. The walk was lovely. The guide, Abby, was delightful!!! Would recommend.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for your review and for recommending our tour! Cheers, Mia
The knowledge and...
John_F, Oct 2022
The knowledge and enthusiasm of our tour guide were great! I will recommend the walking tour to all my family and friends.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for your 5-star review, John. Glad you enjoyed the tour and will recommend it to all your family and friends! Cheers, Mia
A nice start to a Sonoma getaway
Cheryl_L, Oct 2022
We were six women aged 31 to 65 and we all really enjoyed this tour. It was a nice mix between history, food, and drinks. It was also a nice mix of light bites and heavier small plates. There were two other couples who joined us and even the men enjoyed themselves.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for the great review of our Sonoma Food, Wine & History Tour! We are thrilled that you, all your friends, and the other tour guests had a great time! Cheers, Mia
Sonoma shops and history tour
Alycia_M, Sep 2022
Great tour for history buffs and for getting to know the square and shops. Not really a wine tour. But we enjoyed ourselves. Tour guide was great!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Hi Alycia, You are right, this tour is not a wine tour! This is how our tour is described on the booking site: "The Sonoma Food Tour experience takes guests on a guided journey of local eateries, all within the quaint walking environment of the Sonoma Plaza. You’ll get to taste Sonoma's regional cuisine, California Mexican food, local favorites, cheeses, olive oil, chocolates and more. Each yummy tasting is served from locally-owned and operated restaurants, eateries & shops. You will explore Sonoma, California all while gaining knowledge about its history, culture and architecture, at the same time savoring the appetizing culinary selections." I'm sorry you didn't give us a great rating, but we are glad you enjoyed yourselves and thought your guide was great. Cheers, Mia
Great tour
Tracey_D, Aug 2022
I have never done a food tour and did not know to expect. Abby, our guide was fun and full of history of Sonoma. I would highly recommend!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for the review! We are so happy you had a fun day with Abby and would highly recommend our tour! Cheers, Mia
Caroline did a great job....
Michael_H, Jul 2022
Caroline did a great job. Her knowledge of local history was great. We really enjoyed the chese tasting
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We will let Caroline know how great of a job she did! Glad you like the cheese too! Cheers, Mia
Great day of food and fun!
Dean_A, Jul 2022
Great food and historical tour of Sonoma. Excellent food and wine pairings. Knowledgeable guides. We would definitely recommend this tour to others!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thanks Dean! We enjoyed hosting your group! Cheers, Mia
Variety & fun!
Robin_C, May 2022
The tour guide’s selection of food and drinks in the various restaurants/shops that we went to were superb. It’s a great way to get some steps in as you learn a bit about Sonoma‘s history.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks for the review, Robin! We really appreciate that you took the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your time with us on the Sonoma Food, Wine & History Tour! Cheers, Mia
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