Meet the Makers at The Barlow

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Tour meets at Elsie Green in the Barlow


All sales are final and non-refundable. If minimum tour enrollment is not met or tour must be canceled, we will contact guests to reschedule or offer a refund. Tours operate rain or shine.

Support local businesses. Buy a gift certificate!

Tours are canceled for now. Please check back to find out when we're up & running again.

A delicious, exclusive tour of the chefs, makers, and artisans of Sebastopol and The Barlow Marketplace, located in beautiful Sonoma County.

  • Tastings at six or more locations including enough food for lunch.
  • Learn about the rich history and agricultural roots of The Barlow and West Sonoma County.
  • Enjoy the brews, wines, and bites that make up this quirky, foodie-centric town.
  • 3 hours and a relaxing stroll around Sebastopol and The Barlow Marketplace.
  • No more than 10 guests per tour for a personal experience.
  • Get tips from a local on places to eat and things to do in Sebastopol and Sonoma County.

Tours run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather.

Tours take place Saturdays at 11:30 am and last 3 hours.

Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

Great for group outings and private parties.

Photography encouraged.

Tour tastings & locations sometimes change from one week to the next depending on the whims and availability of our wonderful tour partners.

Tour may include tastings at:

Crooked Goat Brewing

This craft beer brewery and taproom serves innovative beers with a distinctive West County style.

Wm Cofield Cheesemakers

Proper British-style cheese handcrafted with love in West Sonoma County.


Contemporary Mexican-style street food with a gourmet twist. Enjoy deeply satisfying, healthy, handcrafted dishes made with organic seasonal ingredients sourced from long-standing

Hopmonk Tavern

One of Sonoma County's best brew pubs offering serious brews, great music, tasty tavern cuisine, and a lively atmosphere.

Pax Wines

Boutique winery with an unusual selection of carefully-crafted wines such as Chenin Blanc and Carignan. The relaxing tasting room is a great place to hang out and listen to music.

Patisserie Angelica

An award-winning small artisan patisserie using old-world methods to craft all of their delectable creations with love from scratch.

Community Market

One of the first natural food stores in Sonoma County still going strong selling products guided by their longtime motto: food for people, not for profit.

Taylor Lane Organic Coffee

Taylor Lane Organic Coffee’s welcoming coffee bar offers handcrafted coffee, espresso, and tea as well as pastries and small bites.

The Farmer's Wife

Award-winning sandwiches - especially grilled-cheese made with the freshest, locally sourced, organic ingredients.

There is abundant free parking in The Barlow and on adjacent streets.

Get Directions

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Is there parking available?

There is abundant parking available in the Barlow and on adjacent streets.

How much walking can I expect on the tour?

We will be walking for a total of 1.5 to 2 hours and though we do walk at a moderate pace to make it to all of our locations on time, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get off your feet. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Will there be alcoholic beverages on the tour?

Yes, there will be 2-3 stops with wine, beer, or distilled beverages.

As a local, does it make sense for me to take this tour?

Definitely! This tour is a great opportunity to learn a little more about your town, and perhaps try some restaurants or dishes that you normally wouldn’t try. Our tours are also a great activity when you have out of town guests.

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

This was a wonderful tour with a great mix of interesting and delicious stops! I highly recommend this tour for those looking to have their taste buds tickled and their knowledge of the lovely Sebastopol region expanded!

Cindy, Gilroy CA