A Day Full Of Delights

One of the best tours in Sonoma – a trifecta of fun awaits with a hot air balloon, Charlie’s Acres & Vegan Wine Tour!

Guests who visit Sonoma agree that this area of wine country is one of the most hospitable and fun places to visit in Northern California. Whether you’re in town for a short getaway, or are looking for daily activities to add to your Sonoma wine country itinerary, this tour package checks off all the right boxes.

Start your morning off with an invigorating wine country hot air balloon ride over Sonoma with Sonoma Ballooning, Sonoma Valley’s first and only hot air balloon company. Enjoy stunning panoramic views as far as the eye can see. Depending on the winds, you may just see Charlie’s Acres from the air! Your pilot will point out popular Sonoma attractions and points of interests while covering fascinating facts about hot air ballooning and the region. Once you land, you’ll be escorted back to the Sonoma Plaza for a post-flight champagne toast where you will commemorate becoming aeronauts and celebrate all the fun you had during your morning hot air balloon adventure!

Following your post-flight champagne toast celebration, La Belle Vie Tours’ Mercedes Sprinter Van will take you to Charlie’s Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary where you will continue your day of fun and adventure. You will meet a variety of rescued animals and hear their stories, including pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, cows, goats, sheep and more! Rub a pig’s belly, snuggle a turkey and make friends with a cow.

After getting to know the animals, La Belle Vie Tours will take you to two local vegan wineries, one which will have a lunch and wine pairing and the other a chocolate and wine pairing! Price for this tour is $444 per person.* Expect to be with Sonoma Ballooning for 3-4 hours and Charlie’s Acres and La Belle Vie Tours for approximately 6 hours.

Sonoma Ballooning Tour Includes:
Transportation from most Local Sonoma Hotels (if needed)
Light Refreshments in Shuttle Van (coffee, tea, pre-packaged snacks)
45 Minute to 1 Hour Balloon Flight
Post-flight Champagne Toast
Flight Certificate (upon request)

Charlie’s Acres & Vegan Wine Tour Includes:
Tour of Charlie’s Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary
La Belle Vie Tour with Two Vegan Winery Stops
Gourmet Box-Lunch & Wine Tasting In Garden*
Wine & Chocolate Tasting*
Transportation Back to Sonoma Plaza or Local Sonoma Hotel.

*This package can accommodate up to 4 guests. Groups of greater than 4 guests may be accommodated with special arrangements. Please call or email if your group is larger than 4 guests. A delicious lunch is included. Winery tasting fees are not include and can range from $25-$50/person give or take. After booking is confirmed, you will receive a separate email confirmation from Sonoma Ballooning and La Belle Vie Tours. Each company will also charge you separately. Price per person may be subject to change since the time this article was posted. You can check the packages page to confirm pricing or contact the Sonoma Ballooning reservation team at 707-819-9223 with any additional questions.