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  • Location:Santa Rosa, California
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Sonoma Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride with Gourmet Champagne Brunch

Experience beautiful Sonoma Valley in a totally unique way – from the air! Enjoy an exhilarating 1-hour hot air balloon ride from Santa Rosa over gorgeous vineyards and rolling hills, offering views of the Pacific Ocean, Napa Valley and sometimes even San Francisco! Then, head to a nearby winery for a lovely gourmet brunch and toast to this unique experience with a glass of bubbly.


  • Hot air balloon ride over Sonoma Valley
  • Celebrate a birthday, engagement, wedding or anniversary in a unique, exciting way
  • Admire astounding views of vineyards, the Pacific Ocean, Napa Valley and even San Francisco from the air
  • Enjoy a gourmet brunch with Champagne at a lovely nearby winery after your ride
  • This fun, relaxing, scenic adventure is perfect for couples, families and groups

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What You Can Expect

Sonoma Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride with Gourmet Champagne Brunch

Sonoma Balloon Riding

Head to the Sonoma County Airport, just outside of Santa Rosa. Depending on the season, your flight will depart between 5:30am and 7:30am. From here, you’ll be driven to the best launch site available to ensure a scenic and safe flight.

When you arrive, you’ll receive a safety orientation from your expert pilot as your crew fills up your brightly colored hot air balloons, which fits up to 12-14 people. Then, hop aboard and savor the excitement as you rise up into the sky.

Enjoy views of the gorgeous vineyards and rolling hills of Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley. At lower altitudes, you may spot rabbits, deer and other wildlife; you may even briefly skim a lake or pond! Back up at high altitudes, look into the distance to see the Pacific Ocean and, on a clear day, even the skyscrapers of San Francisco!

Your pilot will ensure a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience. The flight will last approximately one hour and can range from 3 to 10 miles (5 to 16 km), depending on the wind currents.

Your flight is followed by a wonderful brunch. After landing, you’ll be taken to Kendall-Jackson Winery, where you’ll sit down to a gourmet meal served on beautiful hand-painted plates. Toast to your unique hot air balloon experience with a glass of Champagne or juice and then chat with your travel companions over warm homemade quiche, chocolate-covered strawberries, fresh fruit, local cheeses, coffee cake, creamy spreads, coffee and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Trip was fantastic. the crew were very professional and fun.Everything was well organized. Best money I've ever spent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our trip was well organized and our pilot was the best - took off and landed like a pro. My family and I had an unforgettable experience!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The hot air ballon ride was beyond our expectations. Mike was very professional and called when reservation was made as well as the evening before to confirm the meeting time. Our pilot was very skilled and gave us a great ride. The brunch was wonderful and there was plenty of food all made by Mike's wife. Mike and his wife were visiting with all guests at the brunch. It was a first class experience and definitely worth the money!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

The whole experience was absolutely amazing!!! As a family of five, we woke early and were fortunate enough to be included in the setup of the balloon. The staff were very friendly and their sense of humour made the day even more enjoyable. Throughout the morning, everything was explained so that we felt very comfortable with the way that the day unfolded and there is no doubt that the views were brilliant. We spent about 90 minutes in the air and then drove to the winery for brunch which was really enjoyable (beautiful homemade quiche, choc-dipped strawberries, champagne...). The impressive level of service was demonstrated when a missing certificate was posted to Australia and was in the mailbox upon our return - the perfect morning with amazing service!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2013

The balloon ride was enjoyable, but it did not match the description on the website. Instead of a balloon ride over gorgeous vineyards, offering views of the Pacific Ocean, etc, we hovered over flat land, and did not travel far. The views were not as advertised, and a bit disappointing.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this November 2015

If there is a ZERO RATE i will given them that. The day before the actual tour, I was told to call them if there's any problem. I called 6am and left a msg that we will be late for the 7 am call time. I called them again on the way to the airport and left a msg. I was able to talk to Mike and tell them that we are on our way. Since we are not from san francisco, the travel topok longer than 1 hour. He told me to keep on driving. When i am 10 minutes away, he called me back saying the staff already left and cannot wait for us anymore. If I was told that there's no use even if io drive 90 miles/hour, then we should have not wasted our time....BUT HE SAID TO KEEP ON DRIVING. It's so frustrating as it was a surprise bday gift for mty daughter's 18th bday.

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