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Napa Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Tour
TOUR DESCRIPTION

This delicious small group foodie tour through Napa Valley finds all the best coffee, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, wine and more.

Food or drink at five (5) unique locations ($90 value)
Knowledgeable food enthusiast guide
Intimate, small group tour
“Welcome to Napa” sign and Golden Gate Bridge photo stops
Convenient pickup at many San Francisco hotels
Lunch
Guide gratuity
HIGHLIGHTS
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Oxbow is the ultimate foodie marketplace–enjoy a seated charcuterie tasting
  • Make a sparkling toast at the Welcome to Napa sign
  • Create your own sampler plate from the choices at V. Sattui’s artisan deli
  • Be inspired during your visit to the historic Culinary Institute of America
  • Learn about and taste farm-to-table wines at Ballentine Vineyard
  • Give in to mouth-watering works of edible art at Annette’s Chocolates

Duration: 10 hours

Cancellation: No fee changes or full refund up to 24 hours in advance

What to Bring: Layered clothing, sturdy, close-toed shoes, at least one liter of water

Important Notes: On some tours, locations may be replaced with a venue of equal value due to availability.

TOUR DETAILS

On this all-Napa, food “tour de force”, be delighted by the sights, smells and tastes that have put Napa Valley on the bucket list of foodies everywhere. Your food and wine enthusiast guide will prepare your small group tour for experiences at the Oxbow Marketplace, V. Sattui, Culinary Institute of America, The French Laundry, and other celebrated Napa Valley locations.

Explore the Oxbow Gourmet Marketplace

Your food-centric day begins with an appetizing stroll through the Oxbow Marketplace that will treat you to a banquet of breads, vegetables, coffees, olive oils, chocolates and more. Enjoy a perfect espresso shot at Ritual Coffee, then head over to the Fatted Calf for a seated journey through their charcuterie plate.

Say “Cheese” at the Napa Valley Welcome Sign

Next, your tour makes a fun photo stop at the Napa Valley Welcome Sign. We’ll pop the cork on a bottle of sparkling wine so the small group can properly toast a beautiful day in Napa Valley.

Relax at V. Sattui’s Picnic Grounds

V. Sattui showcases hundreds of olive oils, pastas, mustards, spices, cheeses, condiments, and preserves–all perfect additions for your pantry. For your picnic lunch (not included) choose from a tantalizing selection of hearty sandwiches, prepared foods, and super healthy salads. Finish with the house-made Tiramisu, Crème Brûlée, seasonal Fruit Tarts, and Gelatos (not included).

Get Inspired at The Culinary Institute of America

The castle-like Culinary Institute of America at Greystone is one of the world’s most unique and historic locations for food and wine education. Browse an incredible assortment of cookbooks for home cooks and professionals; pick up hard-to-find spices and herbs; and browse the extensive collection of cookware, kitchen tools and utensils.

Farm to Table Wine Tasting at Ballentine Vineyards

On a tour of Ballentine’s 100-year-old winery and barrel room, your small group will learn how this family-owned winery makes use of recycled rainwater and solar power in its sustainable farming operation. Then, enjoy the laid back Napa Valley vibe in a sun-lit outdoor tasting room as you enjoy limited production, single vineyard Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon wines that can only be purchased at the winery.

Visit a California Food Legend: The French Laundry

This intimate 17-table Napa Valley institution and “holy grail” of dining requires foodies to make reservations months, if not years in advance. Since 2007, the Michelin Guide has awarded it their highest 3-star rating and the James Beard Foundation its “Outstanding Restaurant Award”. Don’t count on getting a table while on tour, but you can take a peak at its new state-of-the-art kitchen,16,000-bottle wine cellar, and an extensive culinary vegetable and herb garden.

Taste Sweet Sensations at Anette’s Chocolates

Finish your foodie day in Napa Valley on a sweet note. Inside the glass showroom, see how this Napa Valley shop elevates chocolate using European techniques, new world flavors, modern artistry, and ethically sourced ingredients. It will be a tough choice, but pick one of the mouth-watering, edible works of art and enjoy a moment of true happiness.

Reflect on the Day as You Return to San Francisco

On the journey back to San Francisco (weather permitting), we’ll make one final stop with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge for you to snap some keepsake photos. We will return you fully satisfied to your pick up location between 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

ITINERARY

8:00 AM - 8:30  AM

  • Depart from San Francisco from most major San Francisco hotels. Select your location at check out.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Explore the many flavors of the Oxbow Marketplace.
  • Enjoy a seated tasting of charcuterie at the Fatted Calf
  • Make a champagne toast at the Welcome to Napa sign

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Assemble a lunch plate from the many selections at V. Sattui’s artisan deli (not included)
  • Relax as you explore the picnic grounds and winery

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Browse the shops and historic displays at the Culinary Institute of America
  • Tour and taste at the farm-to-table winery of Ballentine Vineyards

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Experience Yountville, home to the French Laundry and other food superstars
  • Treat yourself to a sample plate of edible works of art at Anette’s Chocolates

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Make your return trip through Napa and Marin counties to San Francisco
  • Before returning to your hotel pickup location, stop for keepsake photo of the Golden Gate Bridge

Times listed are approximations. Traffic and unforeseen events can cause delays.  Please do not make flight/travel arrangements on the same day as your tour

Why Choose us:

This food and wine tour from San Francisco leverages Extranomical Tours’ 20 years of hosting experience in Napa Valley to create an incredible one-day event that can save you months of planning and reservation making.

All experiences are by special arrangement with the chefs, owners or winemakers and are not generally available to the public.

Customer Obsessed. San Francisco-based customer support standing by to assist with every need.

Book with Confidence. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Just let us know and we will make things right.

Worry Free Cancellation. No change fee or full refund up to 24 hours in advance.

Don’t Wait. We accept last minute bookings but this small group tour frequently sells out. Book now to ensure your place on the day you’d like to tour.

Important Information
How long is the tour?

This tour takes about 9 hours.

What happens if I don’t have or forget to bring a valid ID?

In the U.S. it is important to have a valid ID if you want to consume alcohol. If you forget to bring your valid ID, you will not be allowed for wine tasting.

Do we stop at Golden Gate Bridge?

Yes, there will be about 15-minutes for a photo stop opportunity at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge (weather permitting).

Is this tour suitable for children?

We do not recommend anyone under 21 years old on this tour. Drinking alcohol is not permitted for those under the age of 21. Please bring a valid photo ID.

Do you offer this tour in different languages?

This tour is offered in English only. However, if required we can organize a private tour in several languages.

Is this a guided tour?

Yes, the tour is guided with an English-speaking guide. There will also be time on your own during the stops.

Are meals included?

The food and snacks at mentioned stops are covered in the price of the tour.

Is lunch included?

Lunch in not included.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

We offerer vegetarian options. We cannot accommodate vegan and gluten free dietary restrictions on this tour.

What should I wear?

Since the weather is unpredictable and constantly changing, we recommend layered clothing. We do not recommend shorts or sleeveless shirts. There is quite a bit of walking, so wear comfortable walking shoes, such as regular tennis shoes, sneakers, or boots with rubber soles and treads.

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