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  • Location: Napa or Sonoma, California
  • Duration:  6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Discover the wineries of Napa, Southern Sonoma or Northern Sonoma on a 6.5-hour wine tour with an expert guide and a small group of wine enthusiasts. You’ll sample great Californian wines at four tasting rooms and enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the wineries. Your guide will share stories about the region and its wines as you travel through gorgeous countryside dotted with vineyards and small towns. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people, ensuring personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 6.5-hour wine tour in Napa, Southern Sonoma or Northern Sonoma
  • Visit hidden gem wineries with a small group of wine-lovers and a friendly expert guide
  • Sample a variety of California wines and learn about the specialties of the region
  • Enjoy a tasty included picnic lunch at one of the wineries as well as a shared cheese plate and bottled water on board the shuttle
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide as you visit the wineries and meet the people who craft these fine wines
  • Choose from three different Northern California wine regions to tour with hotel pickup and drop off included
  • Small group tour limited to 14 people ensures a more intimate experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa or Sonoma Wine Country

Small-Group Wine Tasting in Napa or Sonoma

After pickup from your hotel, you'll set out for the wine country of Napa, Southern Sonoma or Northern Sonoma, depending on which option you choose. Your 6.5-hour tour stops at four wineries for tastings (own expense) and includes lunch.

With a focus on smaller, often family-owned wineries, your small group tour will give you a personalized experience of the valley. Your guide will customize the itinerary based on the best wineries available that day. Informative and entertaining commentary from your guide will add to the day's fun.

If you choose the Napa option, you'll visit the Carneros wine region where the finest cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sparkling wines are produced. The Palisades Mountains create a dramatic backdrop to the valley, and mountain top vineyards, geysers, and tall peaks like Mt St Helena add to the striking beauty of the region. Napa Valley is also known for full body reds such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel.

The Southern Sonoma Valley sits on Napa's western flank. The Sonoma tour will take you to the towns of Sonoma and Glen Ellen in the warmer parts of the valley. Old-vine Zinfandels have been cultivated here since the 1850s, making it the birthplace of California's wine industry. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay varietals are grown here, with newcomers like Malbec and Syrah gaining ground.

The Northern Sonoma Valley option visits the westernmost part of Sonoma Valley, closest to the Pacific Ocean. The marine fog makes for a cooler climate, a long growing season, and excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. You'll go through Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Windsor and Healdsburg on this option.

A tasty picnic lunch will be served at one of the wineries and includes deli sandwiches on croissants, a pasta or quinoa salad, sliced fruit, dessert and bottled water. Throughout the day, you’ll have a cheese platter and bottled water available on board your comfortable minicoach.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Excellent tour!! Had a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

wonderful wine tour....beautiful country!!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

It was an amazing way to visit vineyards. Army was the perfect driver and host. The number of people who were also taking this tour was perfect and the Van was very well equipped and they came to our hotel and picked us up on time. We also had a good snack, and the vineyards that we visited were what we expected, the quality of the wine and the price!!. Thank you very much!!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Great tour! Tour guide very personable and knowledgeable about the area and wine. Beautiful day, taken to great winerys. Small group so lots of personal attention. Good lunch provided. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and could say that I actually had enough wine by the end of the day.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Great tour! Tour guide very personable and knowledgeable about the area and wine. Beautiful day, taken to great winerys. Small group so lots of personal attention. Good lunch provided. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and could say that I actually had enough wine by the end of the day.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Great tour! Tour guide very personable and knowledgeable about the area and wine. Beautiful day, taken to great winerys. Small group so lots of personal attention. Good lunch provided. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and could say that I actually had enough wine by the end of the day.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Guide was great
Wineries selected were good and varied
Group comarade was very good and guide encouraged it.
Only slight negative was quality of bus and ride but that is also due to poor roads

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

The tour guide was great, and everything was exactly as described. The lunch was a delicious little sandwich spread with home made salad and desert. I really liked that we went to some of the small wineries that we likely wouldn't have gone to, Chase was by far the best. What I would have liked is a bit more wine knowledge throughout the tour. It was mostly going from place to place just tasting the wine, but it wasn't structured tasting where they really went through each wine with you.

3 star rating: Worth doing December 2014

The tour itself was nice. I like the small obscure wineries they chose, as opposed to the big commercial ones that anyone can find. The wine was really good, and the tour guide was entertaining. The only reason I am not rating this experience higher is this: We bought the equivalent of two cases of wine on this tour. We shipped one case home ourselves and have already received it. One of the wineries that we visited, had a special on a particular case of wine, which almost everyone including us purchased. It included shipping. We still haven't received it and it has been almost four weeks. We received the case we shipped, two weeks ago. I have attempted to contact the winery with no response. It has soured my experience since I feel we have been taken advantage of.

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2014

yes it was a fun tour with lots of laughs and a great group of people.

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