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Visit an organic winery in Sonoma County and a second winery in Napa County on this relaxing and interesting day trip from San Francisco. With an informative guide, you’ll cross the Golden Gate Bridge and admire the vineyard-covered hills that make up this famed California wine region. Take an open-air tour of Benziger Family Winery to taste award-winning wine, learn about its biodynamic winemaking operation and have a picnic lunch. Then enjoy another wine tasting in Napa Valley before returning the city.


  • Napa and Sonoma wine tour from San Francisco
  • Soak up incredible vistas of these world-renowned wine regions' rolling hills and lush vineyards
  • Taste various award-winning wines at four to six wineries in Sonoma and Napa, Oakville or Yountville
  • Take a scenic, relaxing tram tour at Benziger Family Winery for up-close views of the vineyards
  • Learn about the art and science of biodynamic winemaking from your expert guide
  • Enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic lunch at a local winery

What You Can Expect

Vine to Wine Napa and Sonoma Day Trip with Tastings and Organic Winery Tour

Tour the barrel caves at Benziger Family Winery.

Your day trip to Sonoma and Napa from San Francisco starts with hotel pickup by biodiesel minicoach for the drive north into wine country. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge, and look out over the Pacific Ocean on one side and San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz on the other before moving into the Marin Headlands, near Mt Tamalpais.

As you enter Sonoma County, enjoy views of vineyards and gentle hills while your guide tells you about this renowned wine region and its different varietals. Make your first stop at Benziger Family Winery for a 45-minute tour by open-air tram. Explore the property’s biodynamic vineyards, fermentation center and crush pad, and walk into the barrel cave. During the tour, learn about Benziger’s winemaking philosophies and practices, from the growing of organic grapes without pesticides to the aging process to the bottle.

Then head to the tasting room for a sample of wines followed by a picnic lunch on the grounds. Enjoy a deli sandwich (ham, turkey, roast beef or vegetarian), accompanied by pasta salad, fruit and a cookie.  After lunch, return to the minicoach for the drive across the county line into Napa County, where you’ll visit a winery or tasting room in Oakville, Yountville or the town of Napa.

Your day trip ends with the drive back to San Francisco, stopping for a photo op at a viewpoint above the Golden Gate Bridge before hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Francis S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great tour. Tour guide Mitch made it a tour without limits. He went out of his way to make this tour fun, educational and one that won't be easily forgotten. Very personable. Great sense of humor. We felt like family.

Paula A R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide Matt was amazing, very personal and had a lot of information.

Mary peterson P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

So awesome our tour guide was amazing we had such a great great time would recommend to everyone thank you Meghan O Connell was the best Mary Peterson and Stan Vogel

Francois L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour didn't happened with Viator as supposed because there were not enough participants to run the tour on the day I booked it. The company transfered me to another company for the wine tour which was kindly appreciated! The price difference between the two tours were refunded to me by Viator. I greatly appreciate that initiative from them. According to all the assistance offered, the experience with Viator was great.

Mary M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Our tour guides Mitch + Marie went above and beyond to make a truly wonderful, memorable day! My daughter + I were able to visit wine country + enjoy the tastings without worring about driving. There is not enough space for me to praise "M and M" as much as they deserve! Thank u 4 an unforgettable day!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

This was a wonderful tour.Our tour guide Molly was very knowledgeable and accommodating. She made great recommendations and made it a very relaxing and enjoyable day.Starting at Benzinger's we learned a lot about actually making wine which made the rest of tour even better.

Mariphe K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Excellent tour, wonderful tour guide. A tremendously enjoyable experience!

Marcel M

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

Very nice tour to the Benziger Family and theit two estates. Espacially the tram tour + visitng the cave and tour guide are highly recommended. Lunch was also very nice outside. My only tip is, that this is more of a half-day trip than full day. After lunch we were done and then ended up paying $10 per person extra to visit Van der Heyden vineyardsa for extra tasting session. I would not recommend visiting this one, as it come across as a very makeshift winery with containers, junkyard and mobile home on the premises. Wine tasting is all about athmosphere....

Allison G

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

Our tour guide Mike was great. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a random group- half of our group signed up for Muir Woods and Sonoma and the other half signed up for Sonoma and Napa- we ended up doing Muir Woods which was a good experience.

Michael N

4 star rating: Recommended November 2013

Great trip, very comfortable, good commentary by driver, probably better doing less vineyards and more time in the popular ones, overall great trip

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