The Hotel Les Mars, with its location in Sonoma County—and its complimentary afternoon wine and cheese reception—left us dreaming of a wine getaway. So we decided to see how one might get a true taste of Healdsburg and the surrounding area.
There are several wine-tasting rooms within walking distance of the hotel, as well as wine tours of the area by bus and bike. And then we stumbled upon a wine tasting tour via horse and carriage, and wine country became even more romantic (as if that was possible).
The Wine Carriage includes a horse-drawn carriage ride through five miles of vineyards, tastings at three award-winning wineries, a wine cave tour, a barrel tasting and a gourmet lunch.
The tour definitely puts a different spin on wine tasting, but we’re pretty sure any wine tour (by foot or otherwise) is pretty hard to beat.