Wine Country Tours from Sausalito
Sausalito is a picturesque little "Mediterranean-style" town with great views of San Francisco and the Bay, and lots of shops and restaurants, and a few small hotels. For those who choose to get away from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, Sausalito is a quiet alternative. But to get from there to California's famous Wine Country, you might find that you need someone like us to take you there. Instead of driving yourself around to tasting rooms with a lap full of maps, you can choose an Extranomical Tour with an experienced guide to show you the sights, find the good wines and food, and most importantly, a sober driver to keep you out of the slammer! We'll pick you up at your Sausalito hotel and drop you off at the end of a great day of wine tasting and sightseeing in plenty of time to take a nap before dinner, if that suits you. Click away and choose from the different tour packages that we offer with Sausalito as your departure point.
California Wine Country - Almost half of California's 1400+ wineries are located in our 2 premier wine producing regions, Napa and Sonoma Counties, within about 100 miles of San Francisco. The variety of micro-climates, soils, terrains, and the Gold Rush of European immigrants led to the growth of the wine industry back in the mid 1800's! Starting in Sonoma (see Sonoma history), the region had about 60 years of increased tourist activity until the 1906 earthquake and Prohibition starting in 1919 put a most winemakers under for another 60+ years. A new era of prosperity began in the 70's (see Napa Valley) and now there are about 650 wineries located in Napa and Sonoma counties. You can travel far away from San Francisco and find great wines, why would you? Then you wouldn't be near San Francisco.
The Golden Gate Bridge - On many of our Wine Country Tours, we travel across the Golden Gate Bridge. We found a less frequently visited viewpoint to get one of the most spectacular views of The Golden Gate Bridge and the City of San Francisco that makes for incredible photo opportunities. It has been called the most beautiful bridge on earth, and is matched perfectly with its surrounding in color and shape. Finished in 1937, it has stood the test of time and proved itself to be one the great engineering projects of the modern era.