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San Francisco: Small-Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers

1. San Francisco: Small-Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers

On this Napa Valley wine tasting tour from San Francisco, be delighted with the history, architecture, gardens, and memorable toasts. Your wine enthusiast guide will prepare you for touring and tasting reserve wines at the Castello di Amorosa and two other celebrated Napa Valley wineries. Your San Francisco wine tour to Napa Valley begins enjoying the views from the Bay Bridge. As you travel, learn how Napa’s microclimates and soil types combine to produce the world’s best winemaking grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. Corks pop first at Castello di Amorosa, a medieval-styled Tuscan castle winery constructed with authentic 13th-century 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 elegant, intensely flavored, and well-balanced wines. Next, your Napa wine tasting tour makes a fun photo stop at the Napa Valley Welcome Sign. Your lunch break is in charming Calistoga, California. Among its hot springs, elegant spas and yoga studios, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect lunch spot and perhaps sampling another locally crafted wine with your meal. V. Sattui is a family-owned business started by Vittorio Sattui in 1885. Nationally acclaimed winemaker, Brooks Painter, oversees a “vine to cork” blend of artistry, time-honored traditions, and innovation to consistently produce award-winning, small lot 90+ point wines for a wide range of tastes. The sprawling estate in St. Helena has beautiful manicured gardens and an underground wine cave for tastings by a friendly, knowledgeable staff. This quintessential Carneros AVA property, once cultivated by the Michael Mondavi Family Estate, is surrounded by rolling hills of planted vineyards. Ru Vango loosely translates to “Road to Art”. Fittingly, the winery’s tasting salon features a collection of Winn Slavin Fine Art. From a wrap-around porch overlooking a sun-soaked vineyard, enjoy a reserve flight of three complex wines made from grapes grown 2000 feet above sea level and in the pathway of cool San Pablo Bay breezes. On the journey back to San Francisco, we’ll make one last stop (weather permitting) at a scenic look-out point with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge for you to capture some keepsake photos of SF skyline.

From San Francisco: Napa Valley Private Tour

2. From San Francisco: Napa Valley Private Tour

Avoid crowded bus tours and head to the Napa and Sonoma wineries that interest you most on this guided tour. The local guide will recommend some wineries for tours and tastings, but you’ll make the final decisions. You’ll be picked up by private car at the location of your choice in San Francisco and head north into wine country. Enjoy a scenic drive from San Francisco to California’s Napa Wine Country. During your tour, visit between 2 and 3 wineries. When you get hungry, benefit from your guide's local expertise to find a delicious restaurant.

From San Francisco: Private Muir Woods and Napa Wine Tour

3. From San Francisco: Private Muir Woods and Napa Wine Tour

Embark on a chauffeured trip from San Francisco to the wine country of Napa and Sonoma, including visits to some of its best wineries. Customize your experience with a pre-trip consultation and see the Muir Woods National Park and other scenic sights of Northern California. Ensure you make the most of your trip with a consultation where staff will help you plot an itinerary perfect for your needs. On the day, benefit from pickup from your accommodation in San Francisco as you get ready to hit wine country. Sit back and relax in an extra-large SUV as you are driven to the sights and vineyards on your itinerary. Admire the scenic monumental points of the San Francisco Bay Area as you go, including the outstanding Muir Woods National Park. Benefit from inexpensive tasting options which can be arranged in advance as you plan your itinerary. Incorporate stops in your tour to take pictures at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and see the Palace of Fine Arts in between tasting some outstanding Californian wine. --- -*****Upon booking guests will be contacted via sms and email to begin the customization process. Sorry, unable to send sms to international guests. All guests must contact the provider to start the customization process. *** Unable to service without valid response from the guests. Guest must cancel reservation in a timely manner to avoid cancellation fees. - Provider requires a valid credit card information on file prior to departure to cover the additional costs not covered by the voucher. i.e - Fuel surcharge - Extra time , if any - Driver's Gratuity * Customization link and CC authorization form will be provided via email or sms upon booking. *** Unable to service without valid response from the guests. Guest must cancel reservation in a timely manner to avoid cancellation fees.

Calistoga: Napa Valley Cycling and Winery Tour with Picnic

4. Calistoga: Napa Valley Cycling and Winery Tour with Picnic

Bike on back roads through Calistoga in the quiet and scenic Napa Valley on this group tour. Travel 10-15 miles as you journey to two wineries. Work up an appetite and have a nice picnic lunch at a winery. Be welcomed by your guide who will act as your chef, wine educator, concierge, and confidant. Set off on your biking adventure and pop in for a “Grapes 101” class along the way, where you can learn how to sip, swirl, and taste wines. Marvel at the valley vineyards as you bike on mostly flat roads. Stop at two Napa wineries where you can purchase a wine tasting experience and take in the stunning views. Reinvigorate yourself with a picnic lunch at one of the wineries.

Napa Valley: Airplane Napa Valley Tour

5. Napa Valley: Airplane Napa Valley Tour

Enjoy a safe and breathtaking 1.5-hour aerial tour over the Napa Valley in a modern high wing Cessna or a low wing Piper, both of which are known to optimize viewing and comfort. Fly in the company of an experienced FAA certified Pilot and guide who will help you discover the region and ensure an amazing experience. Fly from Hayward, over downtown Oakland, El Cerrito, and San Pablo Bay. See the beauty of each area on the way towards the Napa Valley, thirty miles long and five miles wide. Discover more than 500 wineries throughout a collection of six quaint towns. View Napa, Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena, and Calistoga from the sky. Each has its own personality and places to discover. From Napa’s urban wine trail to Yountville’s renowned fine dining, to Calistoga’s detoxifying hot springs, there’s something for every kind of traveler, whether you’re an oenophile, foodie, adventurist, or self-care aficionado.

From SFO - Enchanted Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour in SUV

6. From SFO - Enchanted Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour in SUV

Explore and relish the enchanted day trip to California's famous wine country on this full-day tour of Napa and Sonoma County. Tour and taste wine at a Napa Valley landmark—Castello di Amorosa. You’ll stop for photos of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy wine tastings in both Napa and Sonoma, where you'll take in the delightful notes of each region, and have free time to explore historic Sonoma Square. Many of the wineries that will be visited are some of the oldest wine making families wine in the Napa and Sonoma Valley. You’ll learn of their family histories and first beginnings in California’s most famous Wine Country.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 246 reviews

Randall, our tour guide was most knowledgeable. He gave great tips on how to prepare for wine tastings, maneuvering around the castle, etc. He was very helpful. The employees there were very helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed our time in San Francisco. Great time from the Dallas, Tx group. Go Cowboys!

Randall, our guide was very knowledgeable. He did an outstanding job at explaining the history of the valley, wine making, geography etc. There was plenty of time at each location. Castella di Amarosa is spectacular. Overall an exceptionally fun day.

Castello di Amorosa was incredible. For the cost of the tour maybe higher end wineries should’ve been included. The other wineries were just ok. Service was good, our guide/driver Kimmy was great.

Loved the castle, if you are able to have lunch at the Oakville Grocery definitely do that vs in Calistoga. You will have more time for tasting :)

He was excellent I’ve been here several times but gained so much knowledge