Begin your stay in James Beard Award winner Merry Edwards’s Maefi eld Guest House. This 3,000 squarefoot “slice of heaven” is nestled in the Sauvignon Blanc vineyard and crafted from cedar and redwood milled on site. Wake up to the aroma of freshly baked bread with Ken’s homegrown fruit jam accompanied by farm eggs. While on property, you’re treated to a tour and tasting. Later, visit Julianna Martinelli of Martinelli Winery, self-proclaimed “Farmer’s Daughter.” Delight in the history of her family’s winery, farming Sonoma grapes since the 1880s. Be seated for a vineyard lunch with wines from the very grapes surrounding you followed by a tour of the family’s property. Continue together, joined by Julianna and special guests Valerie and Mike Thompson of Thompson 31Fifty Wines, up the Russian River to the home of this Emeril Lagasse Foundation board member. Dine al fresco on their Westside Road porch as you taste their fabulous pinot noir and rosé Thompson 31Fifty Wines paired with local fare. Finish your Sonoma tour as guests of Chef Dustin Valette, at his tucked away Valette restaurant in the heart of Healdsburg. Dustin’s expertly crafted cuisine creates a canvas for local farmers and will pair delightfully with wines from Martinelli Winery, Thompson 31Fifty and Merry Edwards Winery, poured by your esteemed dining companions Merry and Ken! Receive a 1.5L bottle from each winery as you visit.
Donated by Thompson 31Fifty, Martinelli Winery, Merry Edwards Winery and Valette Restaurant