• Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Discover Sonoma County wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Led by an expert guide, you’ll visit three boutique wineries to sample unique blends and learn about the wine-making process. After enjoying a picnic lunch, you’ll explore Sonoma’s historic town square to taste artisan chocolates and cheeses. Informative commentary will be provided throughout the day, as well as a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge to soak up the view. Numbers are limited to 14 to keep the tour as intimate as possible.

Highlights

  • Sonoma wine tasting tour from San Francisco
  • Explore the wine country of Sonoma Valley for a full day of tastings with an experienced guide
  • Hear informative narration on city history and neighborhoods as you travel by comfortable mini-bus across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Visit three of the region’s finest wineries and sample their award-winning wines
  • Learn about the wine-making process as you sip several varietals (all tastings included)
  • Enjoy a box lunch picnic
  • Stop for an hour in downtown Sonoma for chocolate and cheese tastings on this small-group tour, limited to 14 people

What You Can Expect

Sonoma Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco

Sonoma Valley Wine Tour
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Your wine country excursion will begin with hotel pickup in San Francisco. Aboard your comfortable coach, you’ll stop first at the Golden Gate Bridge for amazing views of Alcatraz, the city skyline and the Marin Headlands. Bottled water will be provided on the bus, as well as narration about San Francisco’s rich history.

Once you arrive in the scenic hills of Sonoma, you’ll make stops at three carefully-selected wineries. Each location will offer a friendly staff and personal experience as you sample five to six award-winning varietals at each. (Descriptions of the wineries can be found in the Itinerary section below.)

As you travel from one picturesque spot to the next, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the region and wine-making process from your guide. A picnic lunch will be served at Larson Family Winery, including a sandwich, small salad, cookie and water. Wine is also available for purchase by the bottle if you’d like to pair it with your meal.

Midday, you’ll make a stop in the historic plaza of downtown Sonoma, where artisan cheeses and chocolate are available to sample.

Your tour will conclude with transportation back to your hotel in San Francisco.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Barbara H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This was a fantastic tour! We went to some smaller vineyards which made the tastings more intimate. Skip, our tour guide, was funny, knowledgeable, and made the day truly enjoyable. I accidentally left something on the tour bus after he dropped us off at our hotel, and he went out of his way to return it to me at my hotel on his own time. I highly recommend this tour - you'll love it!

Janet S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Loved the tour! We had a great tour guide and the vineyards were amazing! Thanks.

Graham M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Really great day out. Visited three vineyards and sampled some great wines but that wasn't the highlight. Dylan, our guide, was knowledgeable, approachable and, more importantly, an absolute riot. Fantastic vibe amongst the group which was held together by Dylan's singing, story telling and appalling attempts at our various accents. If you've got a spare day in SF, do this tour and, if you're lucky, you might get Dylan and his really dodgy English accent!

Jennifer P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Chris was very knowledgeable about San Francisco, Sonoma and provided interesting information about wine, how it is grown and the best way to taste. My daughter and I didn't have much sleep the night before but Chris was able to get us out of our funk with his hummer and uplifting personality! We got way more for our then anticipated!

peggy c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Loved the smaller group experience.

Sylvia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great tour. Hits a few wineries, but you get to truly enjoy each one. Relaxing trip. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

delia o

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Excellent tour. We were picked up from our hotel and there began a wonderful day. A photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, and we were on our way to Sonoma. Visited three different wineries. All had their own characteristics. Great ambiance and great wines. Our guide, Mark, was very knowledgeable on all aspects of the wine making process. Very entertaining and familiar with the wineries we visited.

Jack S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Got picked up right on time in a new 14 seat comfortable van. If there were issues about being cramped they fixed them as it was not cramped at all. Carson, our guide/driver was awesome!!! He was low key, funny, approachable, informative and kept us right on schedule.

Adrian G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great guidegood choice of wineriesright amount of free time exploring the Sonoma Town Squaredoor to door service

Mark S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We recently did the Sonoma Valley Wine Tour and it was fantastic. Jan was a wonderful guide and was very knowledgeable about the region and the wineries. Jan is a very interesting guide and made for a thoroughly enjoyable day. Thanks!

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