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A Taste of the Delta

Quick Details

Adult - Alcohol Included Ages 21+ • Includes 3 Drink Pairings
$135
Adult Ages 13+ • No Alcohol Included
$115
Child Ages 6-12
$85
Free Child Ages 5 and under are Free
Free

A Taste of the Delta

Enjoy a half day in the scenic Delta discovering local favorites and hidden gems including a pear packing facility tour, cidery tour and tasting and snack, a lunch of house-smoked tri-tip sliders, slaw, maple bacon cornbread pudding and a drink pairing, followed by a custom wine tasting with cheese, jams and chocolate pairings. Vegan and non-alcoholic options available.

The Tour includes:

★ Guided tour discovering hidden gems in The Delta

★ Behind the scenes tour at family owned pear packing facility (the facility may or may not be operating depending on their schedule. In either case, we get an in-depth tour by on of the owners.)

★ Private cidery tour and tasting with snack

★ Complete lunch and drink pairing along the Delta at historic location

★ Custom wine tasting with cheese, jams and chocolate pairings

★ Scenic and historical drive close to Sacramento and the Bay Area

Detailed Description

Spend a half day discovering the hidden gems of the historic Delta, known as the ‘heart’ of California. The Delta is a network of intricate waterways, canals and sloughs, charming small towns steeped in lore, 50 plus islands, national historic landmarks, nature preserves and agricultural abundance tucked away just a stone’s throw from the Bay Area and Sacramento. The area is home to legacy towns that were established along the Sacramento River along with the steamboat trade. The famous ‘Delta breeze’ cools the land in the evening on even the hottest days, and its rich soil make it the perfect home to farms and wineries. The Delta is rich and mysterious, a labyrinth of draw bridges, legendary watering holes and even a haunted mansion. Our Taste of the Delta Tour will introduce you to a few local gems that represent the history of pear farming, wine making and the bounty of this region.

The day begins with a behind the scenes tour of family owned Green and Hemly’s pear packing facility. We move on to Hemly Cider in Courtland, hidden away among pear orchards and fields of corn. Hemly’s outdoor, picturesque tasting room is built from an old airplane hangar. After a guided tasting of their seasonal ciders and a snack, we move on with a pint and a tour of the cidery to learn how this popular beverage is made. Next up, a short, scenic drive up the road to historic Husicks Taphouse for a lunch of house-smoked tri-tip sliders (veg/vegan options available), slaw and their famous maple bacon cornbread pudding accompanied by a drink pairing of local cider, beer or wine. We then head to another hidden treasure, family owned Silt Winery in Clarksburg. There we will learn about the terroir of The Delta wine region and enjoy a private guided wine tasting with pairings of cheeses, jams and chocolate, in their converted barn turned tasting room.

What to Expect

  • Guests will drive their own car from location to location. Maps and GPS info will be provided in your confirmation email. Total distance from the meeting location will be approximately 30 miles. We will finish the tour at Silt Winery.
  • This tour is suitable for all ages, with minimal walking involved. Non alcoholic beverages provided.
  • We suggest wearing proper shoes for walking.
  • We recommend hats and sunblock and a personal water bottle. Water will be provided at all stops.
  • This tour will last about 4 – 4.5 hours and includes tasting of 5 ciders, a pint of cider and food pairings, full lunch and drink pairing and tasting 5 wines with cheese, jams and chocolate.
  • The maximum number of people on this tour is 12 people. Contact us if you have a larger group to inquire about a private tour.
  • The tour will not run with fewer than 6 people. In the event the tour does not get booked for 6 people we will contact you the day before your tour date to reschedule or to provide a refund.
  • Every guest must sign a waiver before experiencing the tour. This will be emailed to you in advance. If you are booking for a group, please forward the waiver on to others in your group.
  • This tour takes place mostly outdoors and we will follow guidelines for safety provided by the state and county health department. Bring a mask. Masks and hair nets are required for the packing shed tour (hairnets provided.)
  • Contact us with any questions or inquiries at 916-905-0031.
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