This San Francisco wine tasting tour features the very best of Napa Valley. By special arrangements with the winemakers, your private group will visit Napa’s 13th century-styled castle at Castello di Amorosa, the blissful setting at Tamber Bey and the former Mondavi Family Estate winery.
This private Napa Valley wine tasting tour from San Francisco features the best that California’s wine country has to offer. By special arrangements with the winemakers, your own San Francisco wine tour visits Napa’s the 13th century-styled castle at Castello di Amorosa, the equestrian-inspired wines of Tamber Bey, and finishes on a high note with a vineyard tour and seated tasting by a Napa Valley winemaker.
On this all-Napa, all-highlights private wine tasting tour from San Francisco, you will be delighted with the history, architecture, idyllic vineyards, and memorable toasts. Your private wine enthusiast guide will prepare you for experiences at three of the most celebrated Napa Valley wineries. Once there, you will be treated to reserve wines estate grown in the California Wine Country.
Your private San Francisco wine tour to Napa Valley begins as you cross the Bay Bridge and take in incredible views of the city skyline. As you travel, your private group will learn about the many microclimates and soil types that combine to produce some of the world’s best winemaking grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
Your private tour starts a Castello di Amorosa, a medieval-styled Tuscan castle winery constructed using more than 200 containers of European materials to furnish the vaulted wine cellars, moat, drawbridge, towers, courtyards, and armory. Happily, Castello di Amorosa puts the same attention into its wines which are elegant, intensely flavored, and well-balanced.
Your lunch break is in charming Calistoga, California. Among its hot springs, elegant spas and yoga studios, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect lunch spot - perhaps sampling another locally crafted wine with your meal. Before or after lunch, your private Napa wine tasting tour takes a fun photo stop at the Napa Valley Welcome Sign.
Unique Tamber Bey Winery shares its idyllic 22 acres with Sundance Ranch, a world-class equestrian facility. From the tasting courtyard, your private group will enjoy stunning views of Mount St. Helena, grazing Arabian horses and the winemaker’s selection of estate-grown Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay wines.
Your Napa experience finishes overlooking a sun soaked Carneros vineyard that is perfectly situated to be cooled each evening by breezes from San Pablo Bay—ideal conditions for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. The terroir has been cultivated for over 100 years (and for many years by the Michael Mondavi Family Estate). Take time to chill while enjoying a private, seated tasting of reserve Napa Valley wines by the winemakers at Kieu Hoang.
On the journey back to San Francisco (weather permitting) we’ll make one final stop at a scenic look-out point with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge where you can snap some keepsake photos of Marin Headlands, San Francisco skyline, and Alcatraz Island.
For international guests, please be aware that the legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years of age.
While we endeavor to follow the scheduled itinerary, winery closures, special events, holidays, or unforeseeable circumstances can occasionally require us to substitute a winery with one of comparable quality and appeal.
A private wine tour from San Francisco leverages our 20 years of hosting experience to create an incredible event that saves months of planning and reservation making. Castello di Amorosa never disappoints, and our other crowd-pleasing wineries add up to a perfect day in Napa Valley that can take at your own pace.
08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Enjoy stunning views of San Francisco and the countryside as you head out on a one-day tour to Napa Valley from San Francisco. Relax and listen as your guide whets your appetite for a one-day tour in California’s premier wine region.
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Arrive at one of the most highly acclaimed Napa Valley wineries – Castello di Amorosa. Tour the medieval, stone castle and taste its premier wines.
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Grab a group shot at the Napa Valley welcome sign. Choose a spot for lunch from more than a dozen restaurants in charming Calistoga.
1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Continue your Napa highlights tour as your group goes to Sundance Ranch and the vineyards of Tamber Bey.
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Chill and enjoy reserve wines while overlooking the vineyards of Kieu Hoang, the former home of the Mondavi Family Estate Winery.
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Make your relaxing return trip from Napa to San Francisco where we will return you comfortably to your pickup location.
NOTE: Special events, temporary winery closures, or unforeseeable circumstances can occasionally require us to substitute with a comparable premium winery.
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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.
Yes. We take the tour crosses the bridge in the afternoon on the way back to San Francisco.
This tour takes about 10 hours.
We will visit three (3) of Napa's finest wineries: Castello di Amorosa, Tamber Bay Winery and Kieu Hoang Winery. Due to unforeseen circumstances wineries are subject to change.
Yes, all wine tasting fees at the three (3) winery stops are included on this tour. If you want to join additional wine tasting, please feel free to do so (not included in the tour price).
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, we can offer a pickup outside of San Francisco (within a 30-min drive). For other arrangements, please contact our customer service (additional cost may apply).
Yes, the tour is guided with an English-speaking guide. There will also be time on your own during the stops.
Valid Government-Issued ID
Extra spending money for meals, snacks, souvenirs etc
A light jacket (easily removable) in case of wind
Warm clothes and a waterproof jacket (during the winter months)
Hat and sunscreen (during the summer months)
Sturdy umbrella (if the forecast calls for rain)
Meals are not included on this tour. We will stop for about an hour and 30 minutes in Calistoga where you can purchase lunch.
Our vehicles at this time do not have any restroom facilities. We do, however, make several stops throughout the tours and there will be opportunities for you to use the restroom.