Mother’s Day in Sonoma

Among the countless ways to show mom that she’s the bee’s knees, an unforgettable stay in Sonoma, California rises to the top of the list. Whether she’s a wine lover, history buff, music fan or avid outdoors-woman, a blissful wine country getaway will surely not disappoint. While the itinerary suggestions are endless, below are a few special events taking place around Mother’s Day in Sonoma.

For the Wine Lover

Behind the Cellar Door | Bespoke Winery & Picnic Excursion
MacArthur Place x Bohemian Highway Travel Co.

Enjoy a two-night stay at MacArthur Place plus a bespoke wine tasting excursion in Sonoma provided by Bohemian Highway Travel Co.— curators of off-the-beaten-path wine country tours to boutique, family and mountaintop wineries that don’t normally open their doors to the general public. Package includes luxury travel to and tastings at 3 hidden gem wineries, plus a special house-made picnic lunch basket.

How well do you know Gloria?
May 11, 2019
Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards

Gloria Ferrer will test your knowledge of sparkling wines with a blind tasting of three of their award-winning wines and a little education on what makes them unique. Whether you know the wines or not, you will come out a winner. Afterward, join the club party on the Vista Terrace.

For the History Buff

Peace, Love, and Woodstock
March 17, 2019–March 8, 2020
Charles M. Schulz Museum

In this exhibit, you’ll learn about all things Woodstock, from namesake to nest. Woodstock, named for the music festival in rural New York in 1969, may be the smallest character, but he has a huge presence. His devotion to Snoopy, his “friend of friends,” became a foundation of the strip. Housing the largest collection of Peanuts strips in the world, the Museum explores the art and nuances of Schulz’s craft.

Sonoma Food, Wine & History Tour
May 11, 2019
Downtown Sonoma

Experience guided walking food and wine tours to specially-selected “off-the-beaten-path” food and wine tasting locations within the quaint historic downtown square of Sonoma. Learn about Sonoma’s history and food scene from a local foodie and visit popular establishments. This tour receives raving reviews from guests and is generally #1 on TripAdvisor.

For the DIY Mom

Floral Arranging at Chateau Sonoma
May 11, 2019

They say if you give a mom a bouquet, she’ll always have to buy another, but if you teach her to arrange, she’ll always have a beautiful display. This floral arranging class is instructed by Dundee Butcher from Russian River Flowers with a delicious lunch prepared by Charlene Nicholson, the former chef at Chez Panisse. Ticket price includes all floral supplies, refreshments, and lunch!

Napa Farmers’ Market Lunch Class
May 11, 2019
Silverado Cooking School

Take in the sights and sounds of a Napa Valley morning by exploring the colorful and pristine offerings at the local Farmers’ Market. The Chef will lead guests on a culinary journey to seek out the perfect ingredients for the lunch they’ll soon prepare. After exploring the market, guests will head to the kitchen to transform their selected ingredients into a delicious three-course lunch that they will prepare and enjoy together.

For the Music Lover

Swing into Spring
May 11, 2019
Chateau St. Jean

Grab your blanket or a chair and gather on the Grand Lawn while the Transcendence Theatre Company performs on the Chateau Patio. Comprised of musical theater artists with Broadway, film and major television credits, Transcendence will perform a sensational show you won’t forget. All guests will receive four tasting tickets to customize a flight of Chateau St. Jean wines in addition to purchasing by the glass or by the bottle. Gourmet food trucks, including The Fig Rig, Palooza, Rebel-Dog, and TIPs, will be onsite providing a delicious array of eats.

Whether you’re looking to plan a detailed itinerary for mom or just want her to relax and enjoy the beautiful spring weather in Sonoma, MacArthur Place and our hospitality team will ensure her experience (and yours!) is unrivaled. We’ll start with a beautifully appointed room with luxurious accommodations and go from there…

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