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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco

San Francisco, United States

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  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Escape to California’s famous wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Taste regional varietals at multiple 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 Sonoma Square Plaza.
  • Full-day trip from San Francisco to Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries
  • Visit popular wineries with all tastings and guided tours included
  • Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge for views of the Bay Area
  • Admire the rolling hills and vineyards that make up America’s premier wine region
  • Enjoy free time for lunch in Sonoma Square Plaza or Yountville
  • Learn about the history of winemaking from your expert guide
  • Transport by luxury, air-conditioned coach including onboard restroom and free Wi-Fi

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour visits small-scale wineries and heavy-hitters alike with all tastings included.

What's Included

  • Transport by air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Professional guide
  • Winery and vineyard tours
  • Wine-tastings fees at 3 wineries
  • Choose from two departure locations in San Francisco: Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drinks, unless specified
  • No Hotel Pick-ups or Drop offs (Pick up from 2 departure zones only)

Departure & Return

Possible departure locations

Departure Point

  • 478 Post St, 478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

    Union Square Departure Location 478 Post St. Encore Cafe is next door. The bus will board from directly across the street. Arrive by 8:25 AM to check-in Bus Departs at 8:40 AM

  • 2805 Leavenworth St, 2805 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Gray Line Fisherman’s Wharf Departure Location 2805 Leavenworth St. Bay City Bike Rentals & Tours is across the street (blue canopy). The Bus will board just in front. Arrive by 8:45 AM to check-in Bus Departs at 9:00 AM

Departure Time

8:40 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Let your guide handle the driving and relax as you sip your way through California’s wine country. After leaving the city of San Francisco in the morning, 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 Roche Winery. Sip different varietals in the tasting plaza and enjoy a walking tour of the Roche family’s Tipperary vineyards. Your host will lead you through the winery, including a sampling of their latest vintage right from their barrels.

Continue 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 (own expense) at Sonoma Square Plaza, one of the largest plazas in California, and pick from multiple charming restaurants.

Under the sun in the Valley of the Moon, BR Cohn Winery has been making small lot, vineyard-designated wines since 1984. Nestled between Sonoma Mountain and the Mayacamas Mountain range in scenic Glen Ellen, the winery offers an inviting, relaxed environment for discovering new wine.

Back on the coach, savor the late afternoon sun and your wine-induced glow on the return drive to San Francisco. Enjoy a quick photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge before getting dropped off at Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square in San Francisco.

Please note: Depending on the day of your tour, the order of the wineries you visit, as well as which wineries you visit could change depending on availability and other determining factors.

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Golden Gate Bridge (Pass By)

The tour crosses the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. On a clear day, the Golden Gate Bridge offers a panoramic view of the bay and the San Francisco skyline.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age for wine tasting is 21 years.
  • Please note: Depending on the day of your tour, the order of the wineries you visit, as well as which wineries you visit could change depending on availability and other determining factors. Please see tour description as an example of a typical itinerary, your wine tour will include a visit to 3 of the following wineries: BR-Cohn, Roche, Madonna Estate, Ru-Vango or Muscardini
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
Operated by Gray Line San Francisco

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco?

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

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco?

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

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco?

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

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Traveler Tips


Don't be afraid to ask questions - my friend and I got additional tastings when chatting with the staff!
ALSO: bring a light jacket with you (I traveled in November).
This is not a kid-friendly tour, and truthfully there is nothing for a child on the tour, so there just be no excuse.
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Great wine tour
Karen_A, May 2022
The guide was professional, entertaining, informative and personable. The Vinyards and the choice of wineries was impeccable.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello Karen_A Thanks for your taking the time to share your experience. We're happy to see that you liked our partners and our tour guide. Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Wonderful Wine Tour!
Jennifer_H, May 2022
We really enjoyed the experience! I scheduled this trip with 5 of my closest friends and we had a great time! Highly recommend it!
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Jennifer_H Thank you for posting your opinion on our tour. I am incredibly delighted to see you had such a great experience with us Gray Line San Francisco
Wonderful experience
grace_h, May 2022
We really enjoyed our trip to Sonoma and Napa. The tour is ideal and covers so much. It was definitely made extra special by our driver Greg, he was so informative, friendly and full of recommendations. The wineries were beautiful and I was even converted from a NZ Sav blanc only gal to Chardonnay and even Pinot noir! Would highly recommend
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello grace_h Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review on our Napa and Sonoma Winery tour. I am glad to learn you had such a fantastic experience on our tour and you enjoyed our selection of wineries. Thank you for your kind comments about Greg's performance! Hope to see you soon for another great experience, Gray Line San Francisco
A fun day trip!
Jessica_B, May 2022
Our tour guide/bus driver was great! Gave awesome information throughout the trip and kept us on time throughout the day.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello Jessica Thank you for posting your opinion on our tour. I am incredibly delighted to see you had such a great experience with us Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Great trip to wine country
Anthony_C, May 2022
The vineyards were great. Roche vineyard staff was great. BR Cohen vineyard was beautiful. The tour bus driver was outstanding!
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello Anthony_C Thanks for your taking the time to share your experience. We're happy to see that you liked our partners and our tour guide. Roche and BR Cohen are two fantastic wineries!!! Hope to welcome you back again soon. Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
I had a fantastic trip,...
Jules_L, May 2022
I had a fantastic trip, our tour guide Greg was very knowledgeable about both SF and the Napa/Sonoma region so pointed out many highlights as we made our way over to each winery. Each stop was well-timed and the whole day ran very smoothly. The wineries themselves were all unique with interesting histories and using different farming techniques. Overall it was a great trip and gives you a good first taste of the area, plus I know know where I'd like to go back and try new spots the next time I visit.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello Jules Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review on our Napa and Sonoma Winery tour. I am glad to learn you had such a fantastic experience on our tour and you enjoyed our selection of wineries. Thank you for your kind comments about Greg's performance! Hope to see you soon for another great experience, Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Exceptional tour
Lorrie_T, May 2022
Our tour guide Greg was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and provided commentary from the beginning to the end of the tour. All of the wineries we went to were amazing.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Lorrie Thanks for your taking the time to share your experience. We're happy to see that you liked our partners and our tour guide Greg. All the best, Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Great experience
Laura_C, May 2022
Brill experience. They were fabulous wineries. Really enjoyed it. Gorgeous scenery. Tour guide gave us loads of information about the local area. Sonoma was also a beautiful town.
Response from Host, May 2022
Appreciate your review and support, Laura! The Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour is one of our best-rated tours, and we're proud to have the opportunity to work with such a great selection of local wineries. All of them contribute to creating a unique experience! Please refer us to your family and friends. Any bit of awareness helps small businesses like ours. Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Go with another tour
Gabriella_V, May 2022
I’ve done other wine tours before and this one is about the same price, but way less stuff. This is the bare minimum. You have to arrange how to get to the meeting point when other tours will pick you up at your hotel and drop you at your hotel. Then this tour has too many people for it to feel special and they put you on a large coach bus. The wineries were nice except Madonna. No one on our tour cared for that one. It could be replaced. The tour guide, de nilo was rude when I told him I wasn’t feeling well if we could make it cooler on the bus, he said he couldn’t control that. There was no water or snacks provided. Other tours have water and snacks for everyone since you are drinking. You would think they would want to keep you safe. They also did not stop for coffee or a quick breakfast snack. Other tours will start there to be sure you have something in your stomach. Overall, this tour was just meh. Would not recommend.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello Gabriella_V Thank you for sharing your experience! We no longer offer hotel pick up, to improve the customer experience and avoid longer waits on the bus picking up from hotels. We used to provide that, but most people complained that it took a long time to go through several hotels. Regarding the tour, we operate with a coach with restroom, and the number of passengers depends on our bookings for that day. I am glad you enjoy the wineries. We think Madonna is a lovely winery and the highlight, apart from the delicious tasting, is they show our passengers how to taste wine. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back. Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Thumbs up to Antonio for...
Andy_T, May 2022
Thumbs up to Antonio for being an amazing guide throughout the entire tour. The varieties of wine at Muscardini was the best out of the 3 we visited. You'll get ample time to enjoy the tasting at each winery and stop for lunch at Sonoma Plaza.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello Andy Thank you for sharing your experience and for your lovely comments about Antonio's performance. Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Best way to tour Napa & Sonoma!!!!
SHARON_B, May 2022
The driver “Chablis” was born for this role, he made this trip very memorable with is great sense of humor. I enjoyed all three wineries but my favorite was: B. R. Cohen winery. The Doobie Brothers former home!!!
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello SHARON_B First of all, thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. I'm glad to hear that our guide / driver Chablis was great and helped you have a good trip. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Amazing experience. Comfortable bus tour
Siandri_G, May 2022
The tour operator gave us the best experience. Took us to beautiful wineries. Gave us a lot of information about the city and wine tour. Was very knowledgeable. Very Comfortable bus tour. Overall best tour experience.
Response from Host, May 2022
Appreciate your review and support, Siandri_G! The Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour is one of our best-rated tours, and we're proud to have the opportunity to work with such a great selection of local wineries. All of them contribute to creating a unique experience! Please refer us to your family and friends. Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Fun Day Trip
Mellie_P, May 2022
Very fun experience! Tour guide was very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend. If you like sweet wines, maybe this isn’t the tour for you. You get a good variety of semi dry wines (which I don’t mind). We got to taste from 3 to 4 wines at each winery.
Response from Host, May 2022
Appreciate your review and support, Mellie_P! The Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour is one of our best-rated tours, and we're proud to have the opportunity to work with such a great selection of local wineries. All of them contribute to creating a unique experience! Please refer us to your family and friends Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
I have always wanted to...
Joleata_T, May 2022
I have always wanted to see Napa Valley. This trip was perfect with the visits to the vineyards and an opportunity to have lunch and shop in Napa.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello Joleata_T I am glad to learn you had such a fantastic experience on our tour and you enjoyed our selection of wineries. Thank you for your kind comments about our guide performance! Hope to see you soon for another great experience, Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Not really Napa - just Sonoma
Maggie_G, May 2022
Really, the only nice part about the whole tour was the arranged transportation and B.R. Cohn Winery. The first winery (not B.R. Cohn) literally just looked like a shack on the side of the road. They sat you at picnic tables and in large lawn chairs. There was no pretty view and no vineyard. This winery outsourced all of their grapes - which in Sonoma is literally doing the bare minimum. The next winery was B.R. Cohen and that was the best and only pretty winery. They had a beautiful view and outdoor seating area that was also partially shaded. It was lovely. The stop for lunch was in such a cute little town. The last winery (Madonna Estates) was kinda pretty but also had no vineyard. The sommelier for the winery had us all crammed in this small room tasting wine and then we had to talk about it as a group and then we had to wait in line for our wine to be poured. We only had the last 15 minutes for free time and shopping. I would much rather rent a car and go see all the gorgeous wineries that NAPA and Sonoma have to offer. All of the wineries were basically in Sonoma. Madonna Estates is "technically" in the super lower part of Napa but Sonoma is literally right across the street. Our tour guide also acted like he was high for most of the time and didn't give accurate information about Napa & Sonoma. He also joked about drinking and driving?! All in all, save your money and rent a car and pick out a few beautiful wineries on your own.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Maggie_G I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. In our Napa & Sonoma Wine tour, we want our passengers to visit wineries that offer different characteristics so they can be part of all the wine processes. Some wineries stand out for carrying out tastings surrounded by gorgeous landscapes, others show the production processes, and others explain winemaking techniques while always enjoying exquisite tastings. It is always a fun day for relaxing and tasting as much as you want without being responsible for driving back. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Really nice trip. The...
Justyna_K, May 2022
Really nice trip. The driver Greg was very informative. Recommend it for wine lovers. Prepare for a lot of wine. First winery was the best wine while the last the most beautiful
Response from Host, May 2022
Appreciate your review and support, Justyna_K! The Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour is one of our best-rated tours, and we're proud to have the opportunity to work with such a great selection of local wineries. All of them contribute to creating a unique experience! Please refer us to your family and friends Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Wine not
SueLing_L, May 2022
The pick up started on time which is amazing. The tour guide was super friendly and informative. It was a great day filled with fun and laughter! Hats off!
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi SueLing_L Thank you for sharing your experience! We're happy to see that you had fun on our tour and the organization was good. Hope to welcome you back again soon! Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Amazing guide and day
Alexander_S, May 2022
Awesome the guide was just amazing. I couldn’t possibly ask for a better and more knowledgable guide than him. A memorable day in Sanoma and Napa! Thank you.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello Alexander_S Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review on our Napa and Sonoma Winery tour. I am glad to learn you had such a fantastic experience on our tour and you enjoyed our selection of wineries. Thank you for your kind comments about our guide performance! Hope to see you soon for another great experience, Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
Wine Country
Augusta_N, May 2022
It was a great experience. But, it would be nice if we had a pre-sample wine list to choose from and if we could have walked through the vineyard. And, a short film would be nice showing the wine making processes.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Augusta_N Thank you for posting your opinion on our tour. I am happy to hear that you had a great experience with us, and I'm taking notes about your concern so we can improve for future passengers. I hope you'll come and see us again soon! Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
A must do experience when travelling to San Fran
Leighanm_G, May 2022
A great day out. 3 nice winery’s with a nice variety of wines at each stop. Our bus driver Greg was a great addition to the trip. He was very knowledgeable about San Fran and their wineries.
Response from Host, May 2022
Appreciate your review and support, Leighanm_G! The Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour is one of our best-rated tours, and we're proud to have the opportunity to work with such a great selection of local wineries. All of them contribute to creating a unique experience! Please refer us to your family and friends. Ignacio Gray Line San Francisco
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