If you’re a wine lover who’s ready to sample world-class wines & plant-based foods, then join me in sunny California for 5 days of amazing food, wine & relaxation, where you will up-level your wine knowledge and form lifelong memories and friendships!
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Sipping wine beside the pool as the setting sun slowly sinks behind gently swaying trees, a gentle breeze delights your senses with the scent of the redwood trees…
…it’s the end of an incredible day spent experiencing renowned California wines, indulging in a delectable gourmet dinner, and spending time visiting farm animals at a sanctuary.
You laugh with new friends, sharing your excitement about ALL the tasty plant-based cheeses you sampled.
You take a deep breath, exhale, and tell yourself how proud you are for having made this investment in your self-care.
Looking out the expansive canopy of redwood trees, you feel complete, blissful, and grateful for this experience.
You can hardly believe that, at last, you’re here, surrounded by the breathtaking and iconicCalifornia landscapes.
Welcome to California!
A Gourmet Wine & Food Experience in the heart of Wine Country, California
On this retreat, through immersive wine tastings, dinners, and winery visits with our very own local wine expert, you’ll deepen your knowledge and learn new skills while having fun with your new like-minded friends!
During your time in Sonoma Valley, through workshopsand wine tastings, you will learn how to pair your favorite meal with the perfect wine, so you can go home with newfound confidence to throw a kick-ass dinner party that people will be talking about for days.
You'll drink California's finest wines and discover Sonoma Valley, the wine capital, through the eyes of a local vegan and wine expert, no tourist trap wineries or restaurants for you!
In California, you're in for a treat no matter where you go!
Here, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, you'll enjoy endless stretches of sunny beaches and foggy coastlines, swaying palm trees, towering redwoods, and the vast fields of wineries as far as the eye can see.
It is known for its top-notch wines (which you will be sampling), locally grown organic produce, and breathtaking scenery - get ready to take amazing selfies!
California is truly a magical place and you’ll have no problems slowing down, unwinding, and reconnecting with yourself as you are taking in the whole experience.
We’ll be spending 4 fabulous nights in Santa Rosa, the largest city in Sonoma Wine Country.
The Flamingo Resort is a mid-century marvel in The Valley of the Moon.
The buildings, rendered with natural materials and iconic angular silhouettes, are the work of master architect Homer A. Rissman.
Set on a 10-acre campus, it is an incomparable property for both its city access and sense of complete retreat.
The newly redesigned rooms are designed to effortlessly blend the resort’s mid-century architecture with a fresh modern design, creating a sanctuary for you to relax and enjoy yourself.
The rooms feature oversized windows and reference the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s eras with a color palette that plays off soothing blush colors and bright teals, teak wood millwork, brass and gold finishes.
You’re a foodie and have high expectations when it comes to food, and you’re not alone!
On this retreat, you will be wined and dined (literally!), expect nothing less than a 5-star experience with me.
You’ll be dining at a variety of local restaurants, and we will even have a couple of upscale picnics (with delicious wine of course).
The meals included in this retreat will all be 100% plant-based - this is an amazing opportunity to expand your palette and try foods you’ve never tried before.
I promise that plant-based foods are not boring, and yes you will be full after eating the meals!
Have food allergies or intolerances?
We will only be eating at establishments that are allergy-friendly!
I myself have deadly food allergies, and will not eat somewhere unless I feel totally confident in the chef’s abilities to take proper precautions.
I know how scary it can be traveling with food allergies, but you are in good hands with me!
Don't Miss This Ultimate Wine
& Foodie Experience
Deepen your California wine knowledge with hands-on, immersive experiences in Sonoma Wine Country.
No need to worry about finding a restaurant/winery that has delicious plant-based options, it will all be taken care of for you.
Discover a new city with a local wine expert.
Make lifelong friendships with fellow foodies and wine travelers.
By the end of this retreat, you will have sampled famous wines, participated in unique and exclusive experiences, learned how to pair wine with plant-based foods, and gained the tools and knowledge to up-level your wine knowledge game.
All while having taken the time for YOURSELF and your self-care while forming incredible lifetime memories with new friends.
Are plant-based or plant-curious (all are welcomed)
You want to eat ALL the yummy food
You are looking for a memorable adventure where you can just sit back, and let someone do all the planning and not have to worry about anything - other than showing up!
You want to surround yourself with happy, positive people
Ready to immerse yourself with great food & top-notch wines
Open-minded & compassionate
Easy going and enjoy going with the flow
This adventure is NOT for you if:
You have zero interest in plant-based food
You don’t like wine
You need every second scheduled and don't like to relax
You prefer to be by yourself, and don’t enjoy meeting new people
You can’t handle your alcohol intake / sometimes get out of control
Because I care, you’ll also receive:
A Discover Call – 30 minutes of 1:1 time with me so I can get to know you personally and to best support you on your journey.
Access to a Private Retreat Facebook Group – so we can connect pre-trip (you can ask questions and receive update-to-date trip info) and then we’ll stay connected post-trip – and of course swap photos!
Pre-Trip Group Zoom Happy Hour – you’ll have the chance to meet everyone in the group, and learn how to best prepare yourself for the adventure
Post-Trip Group Zoom – we’ll gather to help integrate your learnings once back at home!
4 nights and 5 days together with daily group activities, tours, and lots of juicy conversations all week!
3-star accommodations double occupancy, 4 nights at The Flamingo Resort (yes, there are 2 beds in the rooms, if you rather not share a room, you can upgrade to single occupancy)
1 Welcome Reception with a glass of champagne, wine & food!
4 Unforgettable Dinners
4 Wine Tasting Experiences
2 Mouth-watering picnic lunches at beautiful locations
1 Charcuterie Board Workshop
1 Wine Pairing Workshop
1 Visit to Charlie Acre’s Farm Sanctuary
$25 wine credit from Mayo Winery
Our very own private, local, plant-based Tour Guide
Pre-trip Preparation Class
All scheduled adventures are totally on us (includes transportation)
Access to the resort's fitness center & daily fitness classes
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
Your round-trip airfare from home
Transportation to Santa Rosa (don’t worry my travel agent can help you arrange this)
Transportation, meals, and beverages during your free time
Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic beverages during our meals together (unless stated otherwise)
Other non-included items would include souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, spa services, taxis, and laundry.
Personal, medical, or trip cancellation insurance (highly recommend you purchase this)