Audi and SingleThread Announce Partnership, Celebrating Farm-to-Table MICHELIN Excellence and Net-Zero Emissions

  • Audi of America to serve as Official Automotive Partner of SingleThread Farm – Restaurant – Inn based in Healdsburg, Calif.
  • Audi and SingleThread to offer sustainability-focused drives and curated adventures for guests of the Inn 
  • SingleThread is the first and only MICHELIN Three-Star, Three-Key and Green Star property in the U.S., and was awarded 46th Best Restaurant by the World’s 50 Best in 2024 

[source: Audi of America]

RESTON, VA – Today, Audi of America announced its official partnership with SingleThread Farm – Restaurant – Inn in Healdsburg, Calif. Together, Audi and the MICHELIN Guide Three Star, Three Key and Green Star property will offer the option of zero direct-emissions transportation for guests to explore the surrounding beauty of Sonoma County.

Through 2026, the Audi e-tron will serve as the official vehicle of the property’s restaurant and intimate five-room Inn. Guests can utilize Audi vehicles for full-day excursions, culinary coastal adventures, or exclusive, thoughtfully curated drives through the California Redwoods, along rivers and through regenerative farmland.

Driven by nature and fueled by a shared sense of adventure, Audi and SingleThread share an aligned mission of building towards a more sustainable future.

“This collaboration is a seamless extension of our shared brand values,” said Emilie Cotter, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Audi of America. “Together, we’re creating a unique opportunity for guests to get behind the wheel of an all-electric Audi e-tron to discover local creators and vintners, all while enjoying the natural beauty of one of the most sustainable winegrowing regions in the world.”

“As long-time Audi fans and owners, we are very proud and excited to announce this new partnership,” said Kyle and Katina Connaughton, Owner-Chef and Owner-Head Farmer, SingleThread. “This collaboration perfectly extends our hospitality beyond the Restaurant and Inn. By providing Audi’s fully electric vehicles, we can easily connect our guest to the people and places in Sonoma County that complete the SingleThread experience.”

Since 2016, SingleThread has played a significant role in Healdsburg’s transformation to a culinary and luxury travel destination. In 2024, the property was awarded 46th Best Restaurant by the World’s 50 Best, and the Ethical Sustainability Award by the Le Liste World’s Best Restaurant Selection for demonstrating exemplary dedication to ethical practices, sustainability and social responsibility within the workplace, industry, and wider community.

Reservations are required.

At Audi of America, we believe the future is electric. By 2025, our U.S. model lineup will be at least 30 percent electrified, including fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Globally, we are committed to net CO2 neutrality by 2050. In 2023, Audi sold a record-breaking 228,550 vehicles in the U.S. Among those deliveries, Audi sold more fully electric models than ever before, achieved record Audi Sport sales, and had a record-breaking year in after sales. Learn more about who we are and how we’re working to create a more sustainable, innovative, and inclusive future at or

SingleThread is a source-focused, farm-driven restaurant and inn that offers its diners and guests time- honored preparations of seasonally inspired cuisine, and a uniquely curated taste of Sonoma Wine Country. Conceived from the rich tapestry of Kyle and Katina Connaughton’s Southern California upbringing as well as their extensive international travels and experiences living and cooking abroad in both the UK and Japan, SingleThread combines the art of sustainable agriculture with culinary excellence, fully integrating the farm into its hospitality spaces, and bringing food sources into the forefront. At SingleThread, the relationship between farmer and chef is more than a side story; it is the heart of the experience.

Having lived for many years in Japan, the Connaughton’s have incorporated Japanese touches into SingleThread. Some offerings include artisanal products, handmade custom dishes and donabe from 8th- generation master potters of Iga. SingleThread focuses on the concept of “omotenashi,” described as a heightened sense of hospitality and anticipation of a guest’s every need.

SingleThread is the first in the United States to receive the highest honors from The MICHELIN Guide: three stars for its cuisine, three keys for its inn, and a green star highlighting its commitment to sustainability. The restaurant has also been named in the Top 50 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards multiple times, including its “Miele One to Watch” Award. In June 2021, SingleThread’s wine program received the Grand Award from Wine Spectator. SingleThread is a member of Relais & Châteaux, an international association of independent luxury hotels and restaurants around the world as well as Le Grandes tables du Monde, a prestigious group of restaurateurs promoting gastronomy and the art of living.  For more information, visit

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