Relax. This tour whisks you away from San Francisco to a collection of elite Napa and Sonoma wineries full of history, elegant gardens, flights of estate wines, and family hospitality.
On your Marks, Get Set, Taste!
Your ultimate wine country tour begins as the San Francisco skyline retreats and your guide explains how Napa and Sonoma Valley microclimates and soils combine to produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Relax as golden hills roll by and you learn about the contest that transformed Napa Valley from an afterthought into the most respected winemaking region anywhere.
Say “Cheese” at the Napa Valley Welcome Sign
Your tour makes a fun 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 start to the day.
Experience the ‘Art’ of Wine Making at Ru Vango
This quintessential Carneros AVA property, once cultivated by the Michael Mondavi Family, is surrounded by rolling hills of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines. Fittingly, Ru Vango’s tasting salon features a collection of fine art from the Winn Slavin Fine Art Gallery. Besides the aesthetics, what makes a visit delightful is the perfectly situated wrap-around porch overlooking sun-soaked vineyards. Enjoy a reserve flight of three complex wines made from grapes grown 2000 feet above sea level and in the pathway of cool San Pablo Bay breezes.
Wine and Dine on Historic Sonoma Plaza
Your tour makes a scenic journey over to Sonoma Valley where your afternoon will feature more wine-filled experiences. Sonoma Plaza is steeped in California history and boasts a score of fine, casual restaurants serving up everything from brick-oven pizza to country-French fare.
Savor an Italian Renaissance at Sebastiani
Samuele Sebastiani emigrated from Tuscany and planted his MIssion Vineyard in 1825. Today, after carefully rejuvenating the estate vines, limiting yields, and embracing innovative techniques in fermentation, the winery is making the best artisan wines in its history. As you sample three sub-appellation wines and gaze upon the hand-carved redwood tanks, a wine educator will explain how the winery is creating the perfect blend of tradition and innovation.
Feel the Strong Family Values at Cline
The family touch will be evident on your arrival to Cline Family Cellars. To be sustainable for future generations, Cline uses organic cover crops, compost teas, oyster shells and naturally mined sulfur to nourish the soil, and sheep to control the weeds. Solar panels provide 100% of the winery’s energy. On the patio of the 1850s farmhouse tasting room overlooking one of five spring-fed ponds, enjoy a flight of award-winning grape-to-bottle Sonoma wines.
Reflect on the Day as You Return to San Francisco
On the journey back to San Francisco (weather permitting), we’ll make a stop to photograph sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge and city skyline.
Special events can prevent us from visiting the wineries in the description above. No worries. We will arrange equally delightful experiences at other premier wineries.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Soak up the gracious hospitality at Sebastiani Winery. Enjoy their limited production artisan wines and beautiful facility.
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Experience a family-style welcome at Cline Family Cellars. Wander its lush grounds, enjoy their award-winning wines.
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Times listed are approximations. Traffic and unforeseen events can cause delays.
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Yes, we do. We visit Napa Valley AND Sonoma Valley on this tour.
No, wine tasting fees at the three (3) winery stops are NOT included on this tour. If you want to join the wine tasting ant some or all three wineries, please feel free to do so. The wine tasting fees range from $20 to $30.
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.
Yes, there will be a photo stop opportunity at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge (weather permitting).
We do not allow 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.
San Francisco can be chilly in the morning and you will be spending 2-3 hours outdoors. It’s best to dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals. Bring a valid government-issued ID, a light water-resistant jacket, camera or phone, water bottle, hat and sunscreen, umbrella (if the forecast calls for rain), and cash or a credit card for lunch and wine tasting fees.
Meals are not included unless you selected the optional gourmet lunch. We will make a midday stop for a bit over an hour at Sonoma Plaza where there are many nice, casual restaurants.
Yes. However, the wine at wineries is generous and our experience suggests that drinking between stops can become excessive.
We only pick-up from some hotels located in Downtown San Francisco including Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf.
We visit three (3) wineries, located in Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley. Each winery stop ranges from 45-75 minutes. We’ve narrowed the list of winery stops to those that offer the best California Wine Country experience for our clientele. We have preferred partner wineries that we like to visit but the wineries will vary depending on the day.
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