April 20, 2024

DMC Sonoma Valley: Premier Wine Country Experiences

Nestled in the heart of Northern California’s wine country, Sonoma, alongside neighboring Napa Valley, offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and dining delights. Renowned for its picturesque vineyards and charming downtown, Sonoma beckons guests with its laid-back ambiance and warm hospitality.

Explore historic landmarks like the Sonoma Plaza, indulge in farm-to-table cuisine at acclaimed restaurants, and embark on wine-tasting adventures at world-class wineries. With its scenic landscapes, vibrant arts scene, and a deep sense of community, Sonoma invites you to unwind, savor the moment, and get immersed in its captivating spirit.

Sonoma Valley Wooden Sign With Winery Background
Peju Estate

An Exclusive DMC Sonoma Valley Experience: At Peju Calmere Estate

PEJU at Calmere Estate is family-owned and sits among the Carneros region. Offering an unparalleled setting for groups seeking an exclusive experience with a distinctive setting where limitless possibilities can unfold. Surrounded by picturesque vineyards, lush landscapes, and even panoramic views of the Bay guests immerse themselves in the vineyards and gardens as they sip on PEJU’s world-class acclaimed wines, all expertly paired with gourmet cuisine crafted from the finest local ingredients and PEJU’s Executive Chef culinary team.

Calmere Estate Winery provides a captivating and exclusive backdrop from an intimate curated wine-tasting experience to customized group activities, team building wine stomps, to a dynamic outdoor reception or dinner amidst the vines, PEJU Calmere Estate ensures a memorable day in wine country for all.

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This location lends itself to an exclusive vineyard adventure, where we can carefully curate your group’s experience from daytime to evening. Add a pizza-making competition or a grape stomp for group engagement, bubbles and biking activities around Carneros paired with a luncheon among the surrounding vines, or a culinary exploration dinner. The panoramic views are endless, with secluded surroundings of rolling vines and lush landscapes—a blank canvas for creating lasting memories.

Peju Experience

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Sonoma Valley Raceway Experience

At Sonoma Raceway, group activities are more than just events; they’re adrenaline-fueled adventures. Bring your team together for an unforgettable day of excitement and camaraderie at one of the most iconic racetracks in Northern California.

Whether you’re bonding over high-speed go-karting competitions, taking thrilling laps around the track in exotic cars, or indulging in VIP hospitality during a major racing event, Sonoma Raceway offers the perfect blend of speed, strategy, thrill, and team building. With stunning views of Sonoma Valley as your backdrop, your group is guaranteed to create memories long after the checkered flag falls.

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Enhance the experience by incorporating a NASCAR driver for an opportunity to interact, drive, and provide a framed signed photo to take away.

Race Car Driver Experience

Buena Vista Winery- A Sonoma Valley Classic

Buena Vista Winery, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, stands as a testament to California’s rich winemaking heritage. With a legacy dating back to 1857, it is California’s oldest premium winery, offering a captivating journey through history and wine. Groups will experience unforgettable moments at Buena Vista Winery, where every event is infused with charm and sophistication.

The historic estate provides the perfect setting, blending old-world elegance and modern amenities. From intimate luncheons, tastings in the picturesque courtyard, and dinners among the barrels in the cave, there is a space to match any event and will be meticulously curated to the group’s expectations. With award-winning wines, stunning vineyard views, and impeccable service, the winery will not disappoint.

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Indulge in a themed cave dinner featuring a vintage photographer to compliment the rich history of the winery as well as a memorable keepsake.

A Sonoma Valley DMC Dine Around Evening

We’ll plan your dine-around evening to get the group out exploring the local culinary adventures. A highlighted partner, El Dorado Kitchen is in the heart of Sonoma’s historic downtown, and a culinary gem that embodies the essence of wine-country dining.
With its charming ambience and seasonal menu highlighting locally sourced ingredients, it offers a feast for the senses. From farm-fresh salads to wood-fired artisans and craft cocktails, every dish and custom menu celebrates Sonoma’s vibrant culinary scene.
Whether dining indoors in an exclusive space, or outdoors on the charming courtyard patio, the group will be treated to an unforgettable experience of exquisite flavours.

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The variety of spaces can accommodate a range of group sizes. We work with their culinary team to customize menus based on group dining preferences and palates. We can enhance the experience with a paired tasting curated by a sommelier.

A sonoma valley dine around evening

IE DMC Sonoma Valley Hotel Highlight: The Lodge at Sonoma

The Lodge at Sonoma completed a 17 million-dollar renovation in 2021 and is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection. It offers a tranquil setting for any incentive, kick-off, VIP retreat, or meeting positioned amidst the lush vineyards and rolling hills of Sonoma Valley.

This charming luxury boutique hotel combines rustic elegance with modern comforts from the moment you walk through the door, providing guests with a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With its cozy fireplace lounges, beautifully landscaped gardens, well-appointed guest rooms, and luxurious spa.

The Lodge at Sonoma offers an inviting atmosphere for relaxation and rejuvenation. Featuring farm-to-table dining, and a Michael Mina restaurant on-site, and spacious meeting and event spaces, every moment at The Lodge is designed to be a memorable experience of wine-country hospitality at its finest.

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This stunning property is conveniently located in the Sonoma Valley and a short distance from Sonoma Square. You get a true sense of Sonoma’s characteristics reflected throughout, and with added touches with their lobby programming, you get the locale experience at every turn during your program.

The Lodge At Sonoma Valley
the lodge rooms

FUN FACTS ABOUT SONOMA VALLEY

  • Sonoma County is the largest wine producer in Northern California’s Wine Country.
  • The town of Sonoma is the birthplace of the state of California and the state’s wine industry.
    Sonoma was first incorporated as a city on April 4, 1850.
  • Sonoma Valley is home to the state’s oldest commercial and oldest family-run wineries, and 85% of wineries within Sonoma Valley are family-owned.
  • Sonoma Valley has over 50 grape varieties.
  • California accounts for more than 90% of total U.S. wine production.

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