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icon8 to 9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Escape the city for a day in wine country on this Napa and Sonoma semi-private winery tour from San Francisco. With an informative guide, visit several wineries to discover the winemaking process from local insiders and hear about the differences in the many varietals. You may drive through regions like Yountville, St. Helena, and Rutherford, and a Champagne toast at the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Travel to picturesque Napa and Sonoma Valleys for a day of wine tasting
  • Enjoy the wines from several boutique wineries with included tasting fees
  • Learn about the art and science of winemaking from your informative guide
  • Admire California’s beautiful valleys as you drive around
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All wine-tasting and touring fees
Tour Castello di Amorosa’s medieval castle
Savor wines at Beringer, Napa’s oldest winery
Aerial tram ride to Sterling Vineyards
Guided by a knowledgeable wine enthusiast
Photo stop at Welcome to Napa sign
Complimentary SF hotel pickup & drop off
Gratuities
Meals

Departure Point

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
For hotel pickups, if your hotel is not listed, please select the Hilton Union Square at 333 O'Farrell Street (the meeting point is outside the Mason Street entrance).
Please note that you may be directed to a different hotel from where you are staying. Please always refer to your confirmation letter received after booking for the correct pick-up location and time as it will be your responsibility to make it on tour on time.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
California’s famous wine country is not to be missed when you’re in San Francisco, and this semi-private small-group day trip makes it easy to experience. After hotel pickup in the morning, head north of the city to visit boutique wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma County that aren’t usually part of larger tour itineraries. If you have any special requests for wineries, please note them at the time of booking, and your guide may work them in, if possible.

During your day trip, meet local winemakers and sample varietals from different winemaking regions. Wine tasting fees are only included at the first two stops, giving you the flexibility to purchase what suits you, whether a flight of samples, glass, or even a whole bottle at the rest of the wineries. Hear fascinating commentary from your guide about the industry, and enjoy a Champagne toast at the Golden Gate Bridge on the way back.

After a full day of wine tasting, you are dropped off at your hotel once we return back to San Francisco.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay is a shallow estuary in the US state of California. It is surrounded by a contiguous region known as the San Francisco Bay Area (often simply "the Bay Area"), and is dominated by the large cities of San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland.
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Pass By:  
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there.
Pass By:  
Presidio of San Francisco
The Presidio, a 1,500-acre park on a former military post, is a major outdoor recreation hub. It has forested areas, miles of trails, a golf course and scenic overlooks.
Stop At:  
Castello di Amorosa
A medieval-styled Tuscan castle winery constructed using more than 200 containers of European materials and furnishings. On your way to vaulted wine cellars, check out the moat, drawbridge, towers, courtyards and armory. Thankfully, Castello di Amorosa puts the same love and attention into its wines which are elegant, intensely flavored, and well-balanced.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sterling Vineyards
Board an aerial tram with panoramic views of Napa Valley on your way to Sterling Vineyard’s perch above the town of Calistoga. While tasting Sterling’s award-winning wines, roam the outdoor terraces and elegant tasting rooms inspired by the sun-bleached island of Mykonos. While known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Sterling cultivates ten vastly different terroirs producing wines of great distinction
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Calistoga
Located at the northernmost tip of the Napa Valley, Calistoga offers an easygoing, relaxed vibe. You will have time to explore this charming town during your lunch break
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Beringer Vineyards
While distinguished as the oldest continuously-operating winery in Napa Valley and a National Historic site, Beringer’s Estate is graced with 19th century architecture and verdant gardens. Beringer cultivates diverse and prized vineyards across appellations from the highest hills in Napa to the valley floor behind the historic winery
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay Bridge
Go over the bay and out of San Francisco on the two level suspension bridge
Stop At:  
Napa Valley
Enjoy wines from the Napa Region
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Yountville
Pass by award winning vineyards, Michelin-starred restaurants
Pass By:  
Rutherford
Home of famous "Rutherford Dust" Cabernet wineries
Pass By:  
St. Helena
This town can be described as quaint, old school and relaxed. As we pass the main street you will see why
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and the guide's discretion.
  • For hotel pickups, if your hotel is not listed, please select the Hilton Union Square at 333 O'Farrell Street (the meeting point is outside the Mason Street entrance).
  • Please check your confirmation letter for exact pick-up time and location. It is your responsibility to make it on tour on time
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • This tour is available Thursday through Saturday only.
  • This tour operates with a minimum number of guests
  • For international guests, please be aware the legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years of age. You must be 21 years of age or older to join this tour. No exceptions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wineries visited are subject to change
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Extranomical Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers.

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  • "One thing I learned from several wine tours is that it is better to go on a small tour." See review

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It was very nice and we had a...
Lars S
, Oct. 2017
It was very nice and we had a pleasant day around wine country. We tested a lot of wine. If I compare this with wine tour that we went on in Tuscany Italy there is a big difference. In Italy I think they are more professional and we learned more about wine making and it also included a restaurant visit at one of the wine makers. So if you have been on a tour in Italy this will not get better but it will be money well spent. We had a very engaged guide Don that worked hard to make the day pleasant. One thing I learned from several wine tours is that it is better to go on a small tour. I recommend all to take this trip if you are in San Francisco.
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The tour was on time, very...
thomas r
, Sep. 2017
The tour was on time, very informative, fun and definitely a great value with opportunity to see small winery operations as well as estate wineries. Frank the tour guide was excellent, well informed and funny. We toured the Providence, Dutch Henry, David Fulton and Behringer wineries. All different and enjoyable. The only part I would be critical off is the vehicle itself..the luxury van was older, poor riding shocks with lots of noise and vibrations. Would highly recommend Extranomical Tours upgrade the transportation. I still give the tour a rating of a 5 as a 4.5 rounded up.
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I had a great time with a great...
Zubin B
, Sep. 2017
I had a great time with a great group of travelers and a very dedicated and knowledgeable guide. Extranomical were very professional. They informed me about my pick up point via text and email. Their vehicles were in mint condition. The wineries that we visited were expecting us and were great hosts. Overall, it was an informative and enjoyable visit to the wine country.
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We had a great time on this tour...
Kevin D
, Aug. 2017
We had a great time on this tour. Got picked up at hotel right on . Stopped at 2 wineries before lunch and 1 hrs top in Sonoma City . Lunch was included and consisted of a good deli tray and fresh fruit . 1st 2 tastings were also included . All in all a good day would recommend to 1st timers .
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The tour was wonderful! It was...
Kelly M
, Aug. 2017
The tour was wonderful! It was organized and enjoyable. My tour guide Travis was fantastic too!!
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This was our second time on this...
Neil Y
, Jul. 2017
This was our second time on this tour. Great trip and the guide is very knowledgeable about the area. I'm giving 5 stars as the tour company and guide were amazing However, when I booked this online you can request some wineries and the tour company will see if they can accommodate. The first time I did this trip, the tour company received my request and we were able to go to the winery I chose. On this trip, the tour company did not receive the wineries from Viator that I listed when I booked. I would call the tour company directly after booking to see if they received the requested wineries.
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This tour went above and beyond to...
Adam T
, Apr. 2017
This tour went above and beyond to make the Napa experience personal. This is my 2nd tour of the wine country and will recommend this to all my friends who come out this way...
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Frank, our guide, and the tour, were...
Joan P
, Oct. 2016
Frank, our guide, and the tour, were both excellent. After all parties were promptly picked up, he began with a spot near the Golden Gate for a photo op which ended up being our favorite bridge photo after a week vacation which included biking the bridge. He shared his great knowledge of San Francisco and Napa Valley during the ride, asked for everyone's input on destinations, and managed expectations well ex - we won't be able to return to wineries throughout the trip, so if you would like to purchase a bottle there you should do so during the tasting. Ultimately, we stuck with the itinerary he had planned and were very pleased. He even knew the best menu items at our lunch spot mid-day! The one-star deduction - Despite what it said in the description, being dropped off in Sausalito after the tour was not an option on our trip. This tour is largely influenced by the quality of your guide, and Frank was top notch. We'd definitely recommend it!
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This tour was fantastic. We were...
Marguerite H
, Aug. 2016
This tour was fantastic. We were lucky enough to have a small vehicle and there were only 4 of us on the tour, so this gave us the flexibility to spend as much time as we liked at each wine estate and to come to an agreement with our tour guide and among ourselves, as to which wine farms we would like to visit and where we would like to have lunch etc. Our tour guide was fantastic! He was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the area and about the best wine estates to visit. We visited some in the Nappa Valley and some in Sonoma Valley, and we stopped for lunch in the beautiful little town of Yountville, which has a few fanstastic restaurants, two or more of which are Michelin starred, like French Laundry. We managed to obtain a table at a beautiful Italian restaurant called Bottega, which had fantastic food and very friendly staff. We visited St Francis Wine Estate which was an amazing experience. We tasted many excellent wines and learnt a great deal about their estate and about Californian wine in general. We then visited Sunce tasting room, where we were able to taste a wide variety of excellent wines. We also visited Beaulieu estate and Carneros Sparkling Wine Estate which was magnificent and had superb views. We had a wonderful tasting of their sparkling wines - I really recommend this visit to Carneros! All in all a wonderful tour and an excellent way of seeing the Winelands. The countryside is really beautiful, apart from the wines. Cannot fault the tour or the guide at all ! Excellent value for money. Even if we had had the full complement of people, one really gets the benefit of a semi- private tour for little more than the cost of a normal tour. It is so much more enjoyable to move around without a huge group of people on a tour bus.
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I sent a detailed letter describing...
Gary C
, Apr. 2016
I sent a detailed letter describing the problems with the trip. Please refer back to that. I would gladly talk with someone if necessary.
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