Premium Outlet Shopping® Tour & Napa Wine Tasting - from $77. Ready to shop as you save? Our Premium Outlet Shopping® Tour & Napa Wine Tasting caters to you - shop for about 4 hours as you save up to 70% on store brands with a complimentary VIP Coupon Book for additional savings! First stop is Vacaville Premium Outlets®, which is one of the biggest outlet malls in San Francisco Bay Area with over 120 outlet shops. There will be an optional lunch stop available nearby. Then end the day with a premium wine tasting in Napa Valley as you take in breathtaking views of Wine Country and relax your feet. There will also be a photo stop opportunity at the Golden Gate Bridge on the way back to San Francisco. Go down your shopping list and save money on this tour!
Wine Lover’s Luxury Wine Country Tour - From $126. The Wine Lover's Luxury Tour is for people who love wine! And you also get to see the beautiful scenery of California’s premier wine valleys, Sonoma and Napa. You will visit four to six boutique wineries and we do our best to avoid the crowds. This trip will allow you to sample wines from well-known growing regions like Napa Valley’s Stags Leap, Rutherford, and St. Helena, and Los Carneros, Glen Ellen and Sonoma Valley. The tour is somewhat flexible, and we can work with the group to adjust the itinerary, within distance and time limitations. This is a perfect tour for wine experts and also those just beginning their discovery of California wines. Some wineries offer complimentary tastings, but many charge a fee of $5 to $10, and winery tours may also cost extra.
Wine Country and Redwoods Escape One-Day Tour - From $102. Discover the wonder of California’s Wine Country and the enchantment of Muir Woods on this popular day-trip tour combo. Less than an hour away from San Francisco, Muir Woods and Wine Country are two of Northern California’s popular destinations. You’ll begin your morning with a short drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument where you’ll explore the spectacular redwood forests, home to the world’s tallest tree species. In the afternoon you’ll be relaxing in wine country, visiting boutique wineries, wine tasting and strolling the vineyard grounds. The tour spends about 45 to 60 minutes at 3 different wine tasting stops including lunch at a historic wine country plaza. This tour offers you a chance to enjoy California’s wilderness and Wine Country in an exciting day trip.
Wine Country One-Day Tours by Bus - From $86. Our Wine Country By Bus Tour starts at 9:00 AM and brings you to Sonoma Valley , the birthplace of California’s Wine Industry back in the 1850’s. Located in the Carneros Region, the first winery is famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes and is an amazing facility that makes sparkling wines from those grapes. Your next stop, also in the Carneros, has been successful with their organically grown grapes. You will continue on to the world famous Napa Valley, where you will stop for lunch at a winery landmark which has been converted into a mall, and also has a wine tasting bar. After lunch, you will visit a third winery in Napa Valley that is the second largest, independent family-run winery in the United States, and then you will head back to San Francisco.
Muir Woods & Wine Country Two-Day Tour - From $285. Spend an overnight stay in Sonoma Valley to maximize your time in this wine region. Muir Woods and Wine Country are two of Northern California’s top travel destinations. We want to make your trip unforgettable and we do this by being the only Woods & Wine tour to visit both Napa Valley & Sonoma Valley wineries and by specially treating you to a sparkling wine tasting. All tasting fees are included on this wine country tour. You’ll even have a chance to tour behind the scenes of winemaking facilities. Great for any occasion!
Wine Lover's Wine Country Tour with Escape from the Rock - from $146. Another one of our Escape from the Rock Packages. Experience California Wine Country on this extensive semi-private tour. A full-day tour of wine-tasting as you learn about the history of wine-making. Enjoy 4-6 wineries, including boutique wineries where you can only buy their wines at the winery (wine tasting fees not included). Be fascinated by the sparkling and specialty wines. Request wineries that YOU want to go to. Relax in a 13-passenger luxury vehicle. End your day with a memorable trip to Napa and Sonoma Valley. On your next day, use your Escape from the Rock ticket for a 90-minute cruise around Alcatraz. Learn all about Alcatraz without stepping foot on the island. Listen to thrilling stories about some of the famous inmates' escape attempts. Book this Escape from the Rock Package now!
Winery Tour Stops
California’s Wine Country covers most of the state, and many good wines are produced beyond the distance that we can reach in a one day tour. No two tours are exactly alike, and special events, winery hours, and other considerations force the driver to choose from a list of candidates for every trip. We have come up with a list of Wineries that are within a reasonable distance, do a good presentation, are nice and friendly, and have other amenities, such as nice scenery, interesting history, or good food. Am I forgetting something? Oh, and good wine! We are always updating our list, as new ones open, or choke, others close. After thousands of trips, here are the likely candidates for upcoming California Wine Country Tours. We won’t come close to stopping at all of them on one tour, but they give you an idea of where we might go.
View a List of California Wineries that are possible stops on our various tours.
The Golden Gate Bridge
During our Wine Country Tours we cross one of the most beautiful bridges in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge. On some of our tours, we go up into the headlands to get one of the most spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the City of San Francisco that makes for great photos.
Napa Valley was a few years behind its neighbor Sonoma Valley (see Sonoma history) in the 1850’s and when the tourists started coming into the Wine Country in large numbers, they were in Sonoma, largely ignoring Napa Valley, which was just a place with a lot of vines. Both valleys became quiet and relatively empty from 1906 until the 1970’s. The roles became reversed and Napa Valley became a household name (in households where they read Wine Spectator, anyway) after a 1976 Bicentennial Contest between California and French wines, where the upstart Americans shocked everyone by winning 2 First Place ribbons – both from Napa Valley - and 14 out of the top 20 places. That notoriety jump-started a successful promotional campaign that soon overshadowed all other “neighborhoods” in the American wine business, and now the word “Napa” is synonymous with “Wine” in many people’s minds. It’s not that it is NOT true, but it is most certainly not the whole truth about wine in America, or specifically California. Some of the facts are that it is farther away from San Francisco and time spent on the road is time NOT spent tasting wine, the average price of a bottle or a tasting flight is higher, and the average nose behind the counter is also pointed a little higher, if you get my drift. Some of the most famous names in American Wine have their home addresses in the towns along the Napa Valley Highway, and it’s still a great place to go, but there are very few complimentary tasting rooms in Napa Valley, and when pressed for time, Sonoma is closer to San Francisco, and has lots of great wine to taste.
Napa Valley Wine Tours