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Escape to California’s famous wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco! Taste regional varietals at three different wineries in Napa and Sonoma, including both big-name and family-run estates. Learn about the winemaking process during guided tours of vineyards and barrel rooms, and savor the area’s gourmet culture with a stop for lunch in charming Yountville. 

Highlights

  • Full-day trip from San Francisco to Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries
  • Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge for views of the Bay Area and Alcatraz
  • Admire the rolling hills and vineyards that make up America’s premier wine region
  • Visit three celebrated wineries for guided tours and tastings (all tastings included)
  • Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in Yountville, a Napa Valley gem!
  • Learn about the history of winemaking from your expert guide
  • Transport by luxury, air-conditioned coach including onboard restroom and free Wi-Fi

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Experiencing wine country is easy on this immensely popular tour. The tastings are all included and feature lots of different wines, so you're sure to find a favorite. Plus, your friendly and knowledgeable guide offers insightful commentary between wineries.

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What You Can Expect

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour

Napa Valley, Califormia

Let your guide handle the driving and relax as you sip your way through California’s wine country! After morning pickup at your San Francisco hotel, settle into a luxury coach equipped with onboard amenities including a restroom, reclining seats and Wi-Fi. Hear tales of Spanish missionaries and Gold Rush fortune seekers from your guide as you cruise across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rolling green hills and pastures of Sonoma Valley. 

Your first stop is the family-run Nicholson Ranch Winery, a villa-like estate nestled in the southern foothills of Sonoma. Taste fantastic chardonnay, pinot noir and merlot varietals while savoring views of gently sloping vineyards from the patio. Continue on to the world-famous Napa Valley for a tour and tasting at Madonna Estate, a family-run winery that produces organic wines in the acclaimed Carneros winemaking region. 

Indulge your appetite with a stop for lunch in Napa’s charmingly chic town of Yountville (own expense). Choose from Michelin-starred restaurants, casual bistros or picnic provision spots, and enjoy free time to browse specialty shops like Kollar Chocolates, local art galleries and the historic V Marketplace. 

Next, it’s time for more wine at Sutter Home, your final stop of the day. Sip different varietals in the tasting room while learning how this Napa Valley classic grew from a small, family-run operation in the late 1800s to one of the most recognized winemaking names in the United States. 

Back on the coach, savor the late afternoon sun and your wine-induced glow on the return drive to San Francisco, where your tour concludes with hotel drop-off.

Itinerary

Hop aboard a luxury coach at your San Francisco hotel in the morning and relax on a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge. Savor the last views of San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz before making your way north to wine country. Your coach comes with tons of amenities including a restroom, reclining seats and Wi-Fi, ensuring the most comfortable ride possible. Throughout your tour, your expert guide will teach you about the region’s winemaking history, from the early Spanish missionaries who brought grapevines from Europe to the Forty-Niners who served wines in their saloons.

When you reach Sonoma Valley, your first stop is Nicholson Ranch Winery, whose vineyards are planted in one of the world's most prized grape-growing regions. This family-owned artisan winery produces premium grapes for chardonnay, pinot noir, merlot and Syrah, which you'll taste during your visit.

Continue driving to Napa Valley to visit Madonna Estate, located in the world-renowned Carneros region. During your tour and tasting, learn about why this family-owned winery uses organic farming methods and combines traditional and modern winemaking techniques.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, make your way to the charming yet sophisticated town of Yountville for lunch. This gem in the middle of Napa Valley is filled with a myriad of Michelin-star restaurants, including Thomas Keller's world-famous The French Laundry.

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore Yountville at your own leisure and expense. Grab a pastry or baguette from Bouchon Bakery, have a sandwich and glass of wine at a sun-bathed picnic table, and satisfy your sweet tooth with a chocolate tasting at Kollar Chocolates. Don't miss V Marketplace, once known at Vintage 1870 -- a historic, 140 year-old Groezinger Winery complex home to countless specialty boutiques, galleries, restaurants and a wine-tasting cellar.

Hop back on the coach and continue to Sutter Home in Napa, your last stop of the day. Established in the late 1800s, this famous winery has become a household name for its white zinfandels. Learn how it has become the second-largest independent, family-run winery in the US!

After your last tasting, settle into your seat on the coach and unwind as you enjoy a scenic drive through wine country back to San Francisco.

Please note: Winery locations and itinerary may change due to traffic or a previously booked special event at the location.

Customer Reviews

Ashly P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Tour was great! Tour guide was full of great local history!

Whitney P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was a great tour. The driver was knowledgeable and funny. Unfortunately, we went on a rainy day and was unable to go out on the grounds and take in the beauty. I would recommend this tour.

stephfamily

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Shame about the rain,but it didn't really matter since we were inside most of the time.
Greg our guide, was excellent! Told us so many facts about San Fran.
It was well organised! The 3 wineries were great. The 2 guys and 1 girl explaining about the wines were also good BUT the first one in Andretti's was EXCELLENT!!! he had a great sense of humour and reacted well to the people listening to him!

nnooramaria

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We visited three different wineyards and they all were different but amazing! I can highly recommend this tour !

Mike United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A very good day out visiting 3 small vineyards and tasting thirteen different wines. Very informative and fun driver. Well recommended. A nice break from the city !

Sue S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

we had a great time. /gordon, are driver was outstanding! He spoke a lot about the city. And told us facts we would otherwise have not found out. The music in the bus was great.Wine tours were the right amount of time. Never felt rushed. Samples were great.

Suzanne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Wondeful, fun and informative. Beautiful country . A tour to remember.

Leland S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very interesting and informative, beautiful scenery good tour guide- driver

timmonscorp

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The driver was prompt, he had a great knowledge of San Francisco, guided us to places to get great food in a timely manner, and was able to get us some great venues for picture taking!

Karen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Had a good time on the tour. Gordy was great, interesting character with a lot of knowledge about wine and the wineries.
Enjoyed the boutique wineries the most. Would have liked to have a bit more time to look around the village after lunch.

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