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Fantastic. Wine lovers, this tour is a must. We had such a great time. The smaller wineries are great.
YMMY wines! Agree with all the other comments, the tour guide was the best! There are SO many more wineries that we just drove past on the way back to San Fran, at least one of those should be incorporated into the tour. Liked Nicholson Farm and Madonna much better than Sutter Home, which was too commercial.
Ephraim was a great driver. The lunch stop at the Yountville market was fabulos!
Gordy was awesome! I hope others are able to have him as their bus driver. He has a wealth of knowledge. I thought it would just be a bus ride to Napa, but the bus ride was a tour in itself. We were not rushed and each winery was different so it made for a good experience. When reading reviews you are always a little reluctant to believe them, but everything is true (thus far). Thanks again!
A great introduction to wine tours! Our guide (Gordon) had lots to share about San Francisco and the wineries we visited. Our bus broke down just before the first winery and by the time a replacement bus got to us we were about an hour behind schedule. We did have to rush through the tours and lunch a little bit, but that wasn't anyone's fault. Gordon kept us well informed of what was happening and then treated us all to a gelato treat after lunch. We would highly recommend this tour if you want to see more than one winery in a day at an affordable price.
I took this tour on my birthday and it was the most memorable birthday I've had in my life! The tour guide was terrific and very funny making the hour and a half ride go by in no time. The wineries were all top notch and the workers could not have been any nicer. I got a free bottle of wine and extra tastings for my birthday. The scenery in Napa is right out of a postcard and there's some extra time devoted to just enjoying the views and taking pictures. The wines themselves were utterly fantastic. My only problem was how I'd be able to fit all the bottles I bought at the wineries in my suitcase!
The tour was very interesting. The guide was very informed about the wine country and offered many interesting facts and stories. The stops were a good variety of wineries, small to large.
We loved this tour. Our bus driver was very knowledgable, the bus itself was very comfortable. The wineries we visited were very welcoming.
I'm not a wine enthusiast, but the driver, hosts and even fellow riders were most welcoming and informative on the whole experience. I was glad to take the bus ride out there and experience some California sunshine (as this was in Sept so the bay was chilly and cloudy). Even solo, a great time.
Very interesting to see the area! We were a little rushed as our bus had a flat tire and had to wait almost an hour for a replacement. Que sera sera....
The Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour is excellent and was a memorable experience for us. We had 80 degrees of heat inland that day in September, but were perfectly comfortable on the air conditioned coach. The route to Sonoma and Napa takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge so plenty of chance to see San Francisco cityscape from the coach. At the first vineyard visited in Sonoma, we tasted two "flights" (tastings) a red and white wine served outside in the garden area by a small lake. This vineyard had put it's best wines for competition entry and had won many prizes. A delightful location and access was available to all areas of the ranch here, which was great. The second vineyard, Madonna, was where they made organic wines and is the second oldest family vineyard in the Sonoma area. Here we had a tour of the winery and saw the oak casks storage area where Maurice presented the history of the vineyard, how wine is made here and a beginners guide to tasting. He was superb and his experiences and verbal presentation made the visit here very memorable. Three flights tasted here and the quality of this wine was excellent. Buy your bottles here to drink on your holiday or take home. They cost a little more than supermarket table wines, but they are organic and unique to taste. They are some of the best wines available in the area, and they deliver cases in USA too. Then the tour takes you on to Napa Valley where we stopped for lunch in a great small town, then onto Sutter Hill Estate where we tasted two special reserve flights and then had the opportunity for three more flights from a selection of about 8 different wines! A well stocked gift shop gives you the opportunity to buy souvenirs and more wine, of course, some of which is not available in the high street supermarkets carrying the Sutter Hill brand. So 10 flights (tastings) included, 3 vineyards visited, time for lunch, wine and souvenirs. One of the highlights of our trip, if you love wine, take the tour!
Great day-trip where you get to see three very different vineyards and learn a little about tasting wine and how wine is made.