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.
Wine Country and Redwoods Escape One-Day Tour - From $110. 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 the wine country, visiting three boutique wineries with FREE 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 Lover’s Luxury Wine Country Tour - From $130. 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 Tour from Sausalito - $129. On our Sonoma & Napa Valley Wine Country Tour from Sausalito you will explore Napa and Sonoma, which lie about 1 hour north of Sausalito. This Napa Valley tour starts at 9:20 AM and we head toward the Sonoma Valley Wine Country where we spend the morning visiting wineries specializing in Pinot Noir & Chardonnay wines. At noon, this Napa Valley tour stops for lunch at a gourmet deli where additional wine tastings may be purchased. In the afternoon we drive to the Napa Valley wine country where you have the chance to tour a winery & taste more wine. This Napa Valley tour will end at your hotel just before 5:00 PM.
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.