One of the best parts about a hike is satisfying the hunger and thirst you work up after it’s over. The folks at Jack London State Historic Park must have had that in mind when they created the Glen Ellen Green Tour in partnership with Quarryhill Botanical Garden and Benziger Family Winery.
The 10:30am–3pm tour covers each property and includes a picnic and winetasting at the end, all for $59. Advance reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks prior to the tour date.
The morning begins at Quarryhill Botanical Garden with a docent-led tour of the 25-acre property and its 20,000 wild-origin plants and flowers. Quarryhill is a woodland garden in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. Winding gravel paths pass among flowering shrubs and exotic trees, ponds and seasonal waterfalls. Rolling hills are planted with rare and endangered species grown from seed collected in East Asia.
Next stop is Jack London park. The docent-led tour here includes a visit to the author’s home and ranch, and a picnic lunch. The tour concludes at Benziger Family Winery with a close-up look at their biodynamic vineyards, fermentation facility, crush pad and barrel caves. The winery tour is about 45 minutes and includes a special tasting of the Benziger wines.
Lunch selections are made when you reserve your space at jacklondonpark.com.