Wine Lover's Tour in San Francisco, CA

928 Harrison St.San Francisco, CA 94107
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Overview

Wouldn’t you love to spend your day tasting wine from Napa and Sonoma Valley’s top wineries? You can on this tour! You’ll tour 4 to 6 different wineries from around the area while learning about the history of the California winemaking industry. Sit back and relax in our luxury van while we transport you and your group to some of the best tasting wine all of California has to offer.

Description

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Love fine wine? You’ll experience some of the world’s finest on our wine-tasting tour of Napa and Sonoma Valley wineries. Not a wine expert? Not to worry! You’ll have a great time, meet some really cool people, see amazing sights and learn all about fruits of the vine that have made valleys north of San Francisco so famous.

And you’ll love this: We pick you up right at your hotel in downtown San Francisco.

You’ll leave the bustle of The City behind as you cross the Golden Gate Bridge or Bay Bridge heading for wine country. As you roll through wine country, you’ll experience the many microclimates and see the soil types that combine to produce some of the world’s best winemaking grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc.

Along the way, keep your eyes open for endangered critters that make a home in the area, especially near the Napa-Sonoma Marsh. You may see a California brown pelican or a black rail, a Ridgway’s rail or a Suisun shrew. The lush hillsides of the wine country are home to black-tailed deer, coyotes, red-tailed hawks and even a mountain lion.

Fast-forward to today, and you’ll see a beautiful region that produces some of the world’s best wines. Don’t just take our word for it. You can look it up! At the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, a contest conceived by a British wine merchant with French judges, California wines won best-in-the-world honors.

You won’t be asked to do any blind-tasting comparisons during your four-winery tour. Instead, just remember these five easy wine-tasting steps: See, swirl, sniff, sip, swallow. Repeat. Now you’ve got it!

Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch with your tour companions and try out a variety of food-wine pairings and see what delights your taste buds. Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or a wine-tasting novice, you’ll be warmed by the good company of the people in your tour and your friendly vineyard hosts. After lunch, the tour will be customized to the groups’ desires by visit two more requested wineries (fees not included).

Though Napa and Sonoma wineries are the stars of this tour, your Expedition Leader will make sure to stop on the way back so you can take some amazing selfies in front of the Golden Gate Bridge or Bay Bridge before arriving back at your hotel.

Highlights:
• Complimentary SF hotel pickup & drop off
• Tour wineries in Napa and Sonoma Valleys
• Some wine tasting fees included
• Photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge
• Free Wi-Fi on the luxury tour coach

What’s included in the tour:
• Luxury van transportation
• Two (of four) wine tasting and touring fees
• Guided tour by an experienced Expedition Leader

Departure Schedule: Daily



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milahood
Arica, Chile
"Extranomical!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 14, 2019 NEW
I went on a total of 3 tours with Extranomical. I did the Muir Woods & Wine tour 2x (once with Kimmy, once with Jacob) and the Yosemite tour once (Jacob). All three times were fantastic. With wine tours, I was able to learn about wine making processes, fermentation, and wine flavors—from the guides and the intimate winery settings along Sonoma and Napa. Me and my friends ended up taking home a couple wine bottles more than we had imagined because we were exposed to complex wines that really activated our taste buds. Muir Woods was lovely and a great way to start the day—underneath forest canopy and alongside small rivers and large redwoods. Yosemite was also spectacular for me as well. I saw so many waterfalls from different perspectives, rivers, cliffs, trees, mountains, meadows and beaches. It really blew me away. Extranomical made visiting these places so much more convenient and allowed me to feel as though I really got to get know these areas and their contexts. Jacob was animated, super friendly and provided a really cool schedule that allowed us to hit every hotspot on our list and get the most from our visits. Kimmy was really funny, educational/informational and helpful. I recommend both!
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Domohani
"Be careful"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed April 10, 2019 NEW
Be careful when booking. They will cancel the trip at last moment and ruin your all day. They did not even offer complementary tour and they asked for extra money. Do it tour at your own risk.
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79Jess
"Loved the Bay in a day"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 25, 2019 NEW
Kimberly was so knowledgeable and we loved her great descriptions and wonderful stories of San Francisco that only a local would know. Alcatraz was also more amazing than we even hoped. A big and culturally rich day.
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audreymG3348JP
Benidorm, Spain
"Yosemite in one day, great experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2019
Limited time, didn’t want to miss Yosemite, great tour covering many aspects in a short time frame. Early start was more than worth it, tour bus arrived on time and driver/host kept us informed snd entertained throughout. Well worth doing!
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Rottentot
Minford, Ohio
"Two tours: one great and one horrible!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 To All Concerned: On February 16, 2019, my travel companion (Rita Adams-Slone) and I were literally dumped in San Francisco in front of the Zephyr Hotel. This tour was “arranged” by VIATOR through EXTRANOMICAL TOURS with a company called GREAT PACIFIC TOURS. We had spent the morning at Alcatraz as part of the tour reservation. We were informed by phone message to meet at the Zephyr Hotel by 1:40 p.m. at the end of the Alcatraz tour. We cut our Alcatraz tour short by 15 minutes to be sure we made it to the Zephyr on time. We made it on time and subsequently received a new text message that the tour wouldn’t be until 2:15 p.m. Finally, at 2:45 p.m. the Great Pacific Tour bus arrived. When the driver exited the bus, he immediately called my name for two passengers. (Although the lead traveler was Rita, my email and mobile number were being used for the tours.) There were several people on the bus already. Following us were a family of four and another couple (man and woman) about our age…nearing 70! At first the bus driver/guide said he couldn’t find the couple’s name on his sheet…remember, he called my name when he exited the bus. He apologized to the couple and said there was a “snafu” caused by the office. We headed toward the bus door to wait. The driver was still conversing to the couple as we walked out of earshot. Suddenly, they all approached us; the driver let the family on the bus, and informed us that WE weren’t on the list…and let the couple on the bus! No explanation, no offer to call us a taxi or an uber…just “sorry…snafu in the office”! I have my own idea of what happened back in front of the Zephyr when he was apologizing to the couple, but, of course, I have no proof. You know, we’re in pretty good shape for our age, and we’re pretty knowledgeable about getting a cab or an uber, but imagine leaving two seventy-year-old women stranded in a large city who possibly couldn’t figure out what to do! Unfortunately, I didn’t get the name of the driver, but I do have the Booking Reference number. So Great Pacific Tours should be able to see who the driver/guide was on that tour. Small-Group Full-Day Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz Booking Reference BR-678846600 Lead Traveler: RITA ADAMS SLONE Number of Travelers: 2 (2 Adults) Travel Date: Saturday February 16, 2019 Location: San Francisco, United States Price: USD $258.00 As you can see, we paid $149 each for the tour. What we were offered in compensation were two “Hop-On/Hop-Off “ tickets priced at $55 each…hardly the comfort and tour that we were anticipating. Granted, we did get the first part of the tour---Alcatraz. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Sincerely, Mary Jo Pfleger CC: AAA, Viator, Extranomical Tours, Great Pacific Tours
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wine Lover's Tour

What do I need to bring on the tour?
It is recommended that all guests bring the following items with them on the Wine Lover’s tour:

  • Money for wine tasting and food purchases
  • A valid ID for entrance to the wineries and wine tasting opportunities
  • Bottles of water
  • A camera
  • Snacks, if desired
How long is the Wine Lover’s Tour?
From beginning to end, the entire tour is about 9 hours long.

Are children allowed on the tour?
Yes. However, guests under the age of 21 may not participate in the wine tasting portions of the tour.

How many individuals are on the tour at once?
Our van can seat 13 passengers comfortably. Our tours are capped at 13 guests.

Are wine tasting fees included in the cost of the tour?
Because guests have the privilege of requesting different wineries to visit, wine tasting fees are not included. Depending on the chosen wineries, tasting fees can range from $5 to $20 per person.

Is food included on the tour?
No. Guests are welcome to bring their own lunch or purchase food at the chosen lunch stop.