from Wine Lover's Tour
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.
• 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