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This Valentine’s Day Surprise Your Sweetie with a Special ‘Shoot with a Vintner’ Luxury Package from Wine Country’s Wing & Barrel Ranch


Once-in-a-lifetime getaways feature lodging, meals, and shooting with world-class vintners. No membership required!

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA – Jan. 16, 2020 This Valentine’s Day, surprise your beloved with an experiential holiday unlike any other. Including a spa and resort stay, food and wine pairing, and a luxury dinner out — this is a gift you can both enjoy in beautiful Northern California Wine Country.

Wing & Barrel Ranch’s new “Shoot with a Vintner Ultimate Sporting Experience” package invites guests to experience the Sonoma Wine County while savoring the outstanding dining, wines, lodging, and outdoor pursuits usually only available to Ranch members.

Our “Shoot with a Vintner Ultimate Sporting Experience” gives your Valentine a chance to enjoy full access to the exclusive Wing & Barrel Ranch — normally only open to members and their guests — and includes a choice of a guided upland bird hunting excursion or shooting on the acclaimed 25-acre clays course with a Vintner Member.

Luxurious and all-inclusive, the “Shoot with a Vintner Ultimate Sporting Experience” welcomes you and your Valentine to a two-night stay at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, ensures you experience food and wine pairings with a Vintner Member at the Ranch, includes an intimate guided winery tour and tasting with the Vintner, and reserves an exclusive dinner for you at one of Chef Charlie Palmer’s two acclaimed Wine Country restaurants. (Chef Palmer is pictured above with Vintner Member Shelly Rafanelli.)

“Enjoying the best in outdoor pursuits and then indulging in the best food and wine Sonoma Wine Country has to offer is just part of how we prefer to host our guests,” says Wing & Barrel Ranch’s co-owner Mike Sutsos, Sr. “These are wonderful opportunities for us to employ our highest hospitality skills. We want guests to feel that our Ranch is their Ranch and that however they’d like to spend their time, whether outside in sport or inside around a table, that they have an experience that they’ll simply never forget. And really, spending time getting to know our wonderful Vintner Members is a chance-of-a-lifetime treat. This is a wonderful way to celebrate your Valentine!”

Located on a superb 1,000-acre parcel just 35 miles north of San Francisco, Wing & Barrel Ranch offers its members seasonal bird hunting, year-round sporting clays, Vintner Member gatherings, fine dining, customized shooting instruction, travel programs, dog training and boarding, and an exclusive cigar program, among other offerings.

Wing & Barrel Ranch sets itself apart from other upland hunting lodges through its relationships with Vintner Members from Northern California’s award-winning Wine Country. Participating Vintner Members for the Ultimate Sporting Experience packages are arranged by month and include a who’s-who of nationally acclaimed winemakers.

Guests who indulge in the “Shoot with a Vintner Ultimate Sporting Experience” will drink in the beauty and luxury of the Ranch while having an informal and collegial interaction with a Vintner Member of their choice. You’ll shoot, swirl, and sip with one of our celebrity winemakers and then tour his or her winery, tasting directly from their cellar.

These packages are intimate, exclusive, and selling out!

The following Vintner Members are available to host you to an extraordinary ‘Shoot with a Vintner Ultimate Sporting Experience’ in 2020.

Choose among these vintners and dates:

  • Michael Browne, CIRQ | February 19-21
  • Matt Crafton, Chateau Montelena Winery | March 11-15
  • Shelly Rafanelli, A. Rafanelli Winery | April 15-17
  • Craig Haserot, Sojourn Cellars | May 6-10
  • Andrew Hoxsey, Ghost Block Wine | June 17-21
  • Bob Torres, Trinchero Family Estates | July 15-19

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, “Shoot with a Vintner Ultimate Sporting Experience” packages are perfect for couples who appreciate the finer things in life. Package prices exclude any airfare or ground transportation costs.

For more details, go to: https://www.wingandbarrelranch.com/packages

“This season, a few of the club’s Vintner Members are hosting very cool two-day Ultimate Sporting Experience packages for nonmembers.”The Robb Report, December 2019

“The mark of an outstanding club is that it can bring your favorite pursuits together in one place. And if you’re someone who appreciates great cigars, fine wine, gourmet food and sporting clays, Wing & Barrel Ranch in Sonoma, California, is that place.”Cigar Aficionado, September/October 2019

“The best of the best. . . ”—Tom Steinstra, San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 7, 2019

About Wing & Barrel Ranch

Wing & Barrel Ranch was founded in 2013, with improvements to the facility lasting through 2016. In June 2019, an additional phase of development began with the building of a formidable clubhouse, complete with The Trap Bar, an elegant dining room, premiere shooters’ pro shop, private meeting rooms, locker facilities, enclosed cigar room, and an expansive deck overlooking Sonoma Creek. While the clubhouse project is underway, an interim clubhouse is currently being utilized. The property consists of nearly one thousand acres of agricultural land in Sonoma, and is located off of Highway 37. wingandbarrelranch.com.

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