Eat, Drink, Sonoma
Eat, Drink, Sonoma
- Private Jesse Katz wine tasting for 2 in downtown Healdsburg
- 5-course tasting menu at Valette Restaurant, Healdsburg
- 6 consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service
- 3-night stay in a guest room at Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa
- Round-trip (coach class) airfare for 2 from a major metro airport within the 48 contiguous U.S to San Francisco or Oakland, CA
- Hunny booking services
Jesse Katz Winetasting (Healdsburg)
Enjoy a private tasting of highly acclaimed winemaker Jesse Katz’s new custom blend, The Setting, along with some of his other handcrafted wines, in downtown Healdsburg.
The Setting Wines made national headlines in November 2017 when a rare bottle of the 2015 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon became the most expensive single bottle of wine ever sold in the world. It was purchased at Carnivale du Vin, Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s annual charity wine auction and gala…for the recording breaking price of $350,000! The bottle was part of a limited edition of The Setting Wines, created by Katz for famed Hollywood manager Shep Gordon.
Along with Gordon, Katz has also worked alongside Tony Hawk, helping him develop a custom blend for The Tony Hawk Foundation and Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, in which he created a custom blend for their wedding.
Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and JamesSuckling.com have all awarded The Setting’s Alexander Valley Cabernet a 94 point rating.
Since 2010, when Katz was the youngest-hired head winemaker in the US, he has been named 40 Under 40 Tastemaker by Wine Enthusiast and was the first winemaker on the Forbes 30 Under 30. He has also been featured in numerous publications including Food and Wine, People, Wine Advocate, Drinks Business, ESPN, Esquire and many more.
Note: The Jesse Katz wine tasting will be with a host in the tasting room.
Dinner at Valette
Enjoy a 5-course tasting menu at Valette, just a short walk down the street from Jesse Katz’ tasting room. Valette has quickly become one of the best restaurants in the Napa and Sonoma region, recognized by Wine Enthusiast as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants. Zagat’s review calls it a shining star, describing Valette as “first-class California menu meets high expectations”. It’s a big hit with locals and local vintners, who enjoy the rustic space with locally sourced dishes. Chef/Owner and Healdsburg native Dustin Valette crafts an elegant and imaginative menu from Sonoma County’s finest seasonal ingredients.
Not available on major holiday weekends.
Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country (Santa Rosa)
Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard guest room for two. This Mediterranean style hotel is just a short drive from Sonoma County, Napa Valley, Russian River and the gorgeous Pacific Coast. When not out exploring the area, sip wine by the cozy fire pit, relax in the outdoor heated pool, take a tranquil walk through the unique sculpture garden, or stroll to the shops, restaurants and cultural attractions in picturesque Santa Rosa.
2019 Blackout Dates: May 23-28, Jun 20-24, and weekends in September and October; Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s weeks, and weekend dates in September and October. Weekdays in Harvest Season (Sep/Oct) are extremely limited and may be subject to an additional charge. Additional blackout dates may apply.
*Wineries are subject to change based on availability.