The final continuing education tour of the year will be led by our colleague Rick Spear.  Rick has visited over 400 tasting rooms throughout the California wine country and will share some of his expertise with us.  You won’t want to miss this excursion.

This trip includes a unique tram ride through the vineyards of Benzinger Family Vineyards, nine miles north of Sonoma. Commentary will be offered as we pass through the Biodyanmic vineyards, visit the fermentation facility, crush pad, and explore the barrel caves before sipping on tasty whites and reds.

In addition to a scatter lunch on the Sonoma Plaza, you will have a choice to: 1.) wander around on your own, or, 2) join SFTGG Certified Tour Guide, Mark Kasulen, who lives in Sonoma, on a walking tour around the Plaza from the perspective of a group leader/guide.

One of the most visited wineries offered by cruise ships and DMCs alike, Cline Family Cellars, will be our third stop of the day.  Before and after the tasting experience,  Mark, who has coordinated and guided over 2,000 guest visits to Cline, will share information specifically on the topic of passenger management and other tips on visits to the wine country.