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NDNU 14th Annual Wine Tour

For the 14th year in a row, Notre Dame de Namur University Office of Alumni Relations is proud to support its growing alumni base of wine connoisseurs, offering ways for the NDNU community to get together with fellow alumni and friends of the university. Join us as we travel to Sonoma County to visit and taste some of Healdsburg’s most reputable wineries, including MacMurray Ranch and Fritz Underground Winery.

Wine Tour Prices:

  • Double Occupancy: $525 p/p
  • Single Occupancy: $625 p/p

Wine Tour Price Includes:

  • Two nights at the Dry Creek Inn
  • Five wineries with tasting and private tours
  • Dinner & two lunches hosted by NDNU
  • Lunch at MacMurray Ranch hosted by alumna Gina Gallo ’90
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Transportation

Registration is required and can be completed online or by mailing your form to the Office of Alumni Relations. Reservations must be placed by May 2, 2014 to reserve your spot.

Space is limited; your registration with full payment will be your confirmation. For more info contact Elizabeth Valente, Alumni Relations director at alumni@ndnu.edu or 650-508-3515.

Wine Tour Itinerary

Tuesday, May 20

  • 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.: Welcome Reception - Coffee and Pastries
    • Location:  Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont, CA 94002
      • Drop your belongings at Taube Center (at the bottom entrance of the university) and pick up parking pass
      • Park your car at the East Parking Lot (just up the hill towards your right)
  • 10 a.m.: Bus departs NDNU
  • 11:30 a.m.: MacMurray Ranch
    • Tour of the Ranchand wine tasting
    • Lunch hosted by Gina Gallo '90
  • 3 p.m.: Geyser Peak Winery
  • 4 p.m.: Check in at Dry Creek Inn
  • 5:30 p.m.: Board bus to head to downtown Healdsburg for shopping and dining on your own
  • 8 p.m.: Return to bus location for hotel

Wednesday, May 21

  • 9:30 a.m.: Meet outside of the hotel
  • 10 a.m.: Ferrari-Carano Winery
    • Private tour of the winery and wine tasting
  • Noon: Board bus and head to Fritz Winery
    • NDNU Catered lunch
    • Private tour of the winery and wine tasting
  • 3 p.m.: Return to hotel
  • 5:30 p.m.: Board bus from hotel to downtown Healdsburg
  • 6 p.m.: NDNU Dinner reservations at award-winning restaurant, Dry Creek Kitchen
  • 8 p.m.: Return to hotel

Thursday, May 22

  • 9:30 a.m.: Check out of hotel and board bus
  • 10:30 a.m.: Kunde Family Estate Winery
    • Private tour of the winery and wine tasting
  • Noon: Figones Olive Oil
    • NDNU Catered lunch
    • Olive Oil Tasting/Education
  • 3 p.m.: Board bus for NDNU
  • 5 p.m.: Return back to Notre Dame de Namur University