We had such a good time hosting sommelier Erica Archer and her Napa Valley wine tour group at our Napa boutique hotel last fall that we’re doing it again this year, October 9-13, 2017. Erica is the one-woman-show behind Wine Wise, an educational wine events company based in Portland, Maine. Erica quit her day job in veterinary technology to pursue her dream of becoming a certified sommelier and to share her love of wine with others. She founded Wine Wise in 2010, partnering with local restaurants and even a sailing charter company to offer educational wine walking tours and sailing cruises. Erica has a gift for making wine approachable, dispensing with any pretension while helping you develop and learn your own palate.
So when Erica approached us about partnering with her for an exclusive 5-day guided wine tour through Napa and Sonoma, it was a no-brainer. White House in Napa is the perfect home base for exploring wine country, and what better guide for your trip than the ever-personable Erica? Last year, the sold out tour made the rounds at wineries in the Russian River Valley and Napa Valley, hiking through the vines with winemakers and enjoying lunch on sun-soaked winery patios. The highlight of the trip for many was a hot air balloon ride—which certainly provided a unique vantage point of the valley!
This year’s Napa Valley wine tour includes four nights at our boutique hotel, wine tastings and tours, a hot air balloon ride, meals (breakfast, three wine lunches, and three wine dinners), additional sightseeing, and of course, Erica Archer as your tour guide. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit Wine Wise‘s page. We hope to see you in the fall!