4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

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

Highlights

  • 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

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 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!!!

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