Join a small group on the only all Napa, all highlights wine tour from San Francisco

Departure: Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays from major San Francisco hotels
Duration: 10 hours
Free Cancellation: With 24 hours advance notice
Ages: 21+ years old
Ticket: Email and mobile accepted

Highlights

  • Unique experiences at three Napa Valley wineries
  • Tour Castello di Amorosa’s medieval castle
  • Relaxing lunch break in Calistoga (meal not included)
  • Tour and taste at two more elite Napa wineries
  • Knowledgeable wine enthusiast guide
  • Golden Gate Bridge photo stop
  • Personalized, small group experience

What’s Included

  • All wine tour and tasting fees ($125 value)
  • Pick up at major San Francisco hotels
  • Luxury transport to Napa Valley from San Francisco
  • Knowledgeable wine enthusiast guide

What’s Not Included

  • Meals
  • Guide gratuity
Please note: This small group tour has strictly limited availability. Book as soon as possible to guarantee your seat.

Description

On this intimate small group Napa Valley wine tasting tour from San Francisco, be delighted with the history, architecture, gardens, and memorable toasts with like-minded members of your small group. Your wine enthusiast guide will prepare you for touring and tasting reserve wines at the Castello di Amorosa and two other celebrated Napa Valley wineries.

Learn about Winemaking on the Trip to Napa

Your San Francisco wine tour to Napa Valley begins with enjoying the views from the Bay Bridge. As you travel, learn how Napa’s microclimates and soil types combine to produce the world’s best winemaking grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.

Enjoy Medieval Times at Castello di Amorosa

Corks pop first at Castello di Amorosa, a medieval-styled Tuscan castle winery constructed with authentic 13th-century European materials and furnishings. On your way to vaulted wine cellars, check out the moat, drawbridge, towers, courtyards, and armory. Thankfully, Castello di Amorosa puts the same love and attention into its elegant, intensely flavored, and well-balanced wines.

‘Smile’ at the Napa Valley Welcome Sign

Next, your Napa wine tasting tour makes a fun photo stop at the Napa Valley Welcome Sign. 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 and perhaps sampling another locally crafted wine with your meal.

Stroll Gardens at V. Sattui Winery

Established in 1885 by Vittorio Sattui, Sattui Winery is a family-owned business known for its nationally acclaimed winemaker, Brooks Painter. Under his guidance, the winery combines artistry, time-honored traditions, and innovation in a “vine to cork” approach, consistently producing award-winning, small lot wines with 90+ points to cater to diverse tastes.

The sprawling estate in St. Helena has beautifully manicured gardens for the seated tasting by friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Experience the Art of Winemaking at Ru Vango

This quintessential Carneros AVA property, once cultivated by the Michael Mondavi Family Estate, is surrounded by rolling hills of planted vineyards. Ru Vango loosely translates to “Road to Art”.  Fittingly, the winery’s tasting salon features a collection of Winn Slavin Fine Art.

From a wrap-around porch overlooking a sun-soaked vineyard, 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.

Snap the Perfect Photo at the Golden Gate Bridge

On the journey back to San Francisco, we’ll make one last stop (weather permitting) at a scenic look-out point with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge for you to capture some keepsake photos of Marin Headlands, San Francisco skyline, and Alcatraz Island.

Things to Know:

For international guests, please be aware that the legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years of age.

If conditions or events cause a winery to be unavailable, we will substitute a comparable experience.

 

Itinerary

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  • 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Hotel pickup, head to Napa

  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM - Reserve Tasting at Castello di Amorosa

  • 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM - Explore and Have Lunch in Calistoga

  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Tour & Taste at v. Sattui Winery

  • 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Feel the Artistry at Ru Vango

  • 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Relax on the Return to San Francisco

Times listed are approximations. Traffic and unforeseen events can cause delays.

What Our Guests Are Saying About Us

The tour is well designed to have enough time to enjoy the different wine tasting

The tour is well designed to have enough time to enjoy the different wine tasting, the location of the vineyards visited were amazing (Castello di Amorosa, Ballentine Winery, Ru Vango Winery). Randall, our tour guide, very knowledgeable about wine and the region. Highly recommended tour for wine connoisseurs and non-experts.

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Marta Andreoni, Google

The Napa wine tour was excellent!

Three different winery experiences have a good overview of the region. Time in Calistoga to walk around and have lunch was a nice break. Our driver Alberto was great. Good balance of humour and information throughout the drive and we never felt rushed. Highly recommended!

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John O'Brien , TrustPilot

Wonderful day in Napa!

Fun tour provides great information about Napa wines and wineries. Tasting at the castle was especially worth the trip

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Michael Wisnowski , Google

We had a beautiful time in Napa Valley!

Enjoyed wines from the Castello di Amorosa, Madrigal and Ru Vango winery. Randall was a great tour guide with great knowledge on the area and wines. Jackson was our host at Madrigal whose enthusiasm and knowledge added to the wonderful experience- and the breathtaking view from the patio was the cherry on top! Such a great day!

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Lindsey Feld , Google

Just WOW!

Napa was lovely and we enjoyed the day, but we were blown away by our tour guide, Randall. He was incredibly personable and informative. By the end of the day, he felt like a true friend. This day wouldn’t have been the same without him. He was the very best, such a special person with a passion for wine which contributed to our tour immensely. I would recommend this tour and look forward to coming back!

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Jason Broussard, Google

It was a very relaxing experience from start to finish

Our driver, Kimmie was very knowledgeable, accommodating, professional, communicative, warm and was always on time. Overall I would recommend Extranomical wine tours and we truly enjoyed the experience with Kimmie.

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Jaysen Aumick, TrustPilot

All in all, a perfect day!

Excellent small group (12 guests) tour of Napa and three wineries. Our first stop at the Castello di Amorosa Winery near Calistoga, at a huge castle, was both memorable and exciting. Plenty of time for lunch in Calistoga, followed by two wineries in the afternoon. Last stop was at the Golden Gate Bridge for photos. Our tour driver and representative for this day (Randall) was both knowledgeable and humorous.

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Howiec, TripAdvisor

Fantastic day in Napa!

We totally enjoyed our tour guide, Randall. He was very knowledgeable and shared many interesting facts with us. I’d love to do another tour with him! We had 3 very diverse experiences at the three wineries. Our favorite was Castillo Di Amorosa, a very unique experience and their wines are fabulous.

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I2767GVkarenm, TripAdvisor

Our guide Kimmy was super knowledgeable and upbeat.

She made constant effort to ensure everyone was comfortable throughout the trip. Also, everything wss very punctual. Great experience! All three wineries we visited were well chosen as they were all unique to one another, providing us a diverse tour for our first Napa experience.

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Gary Mehat , Google

Our guide Kimmy was super knowledgeable and upbeat.

She made constant effort to ensure everyone was comfortable throughout the trip. Also, everything wss very punctual. Great experience! All three wineries we visited were well chosen as they were all unique to one another, providing us a diverse tour for our first Napa experience. Our semi private tour was with 3 other couples (8 in total), all from different parts of the world (Quebec, London and Florida...and we were from Vancouver)..so that was a great experience too. Highly recommend.

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Gary Mehat , Google

Randall, our tour guide was most knowledgeable.

He gave great tips on how to prepare for wine tastings, maneuvering around the castle, etc. He was very helpful. The employees there were very helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed our time in San Francisco. Great time from the Dallas, Tx group. Go Cowboys!

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