San Francisco: Premium Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour with Lunch

4.5 / 5

20 reviews

San Francisco: Premium Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour with Lunch

From $199 per person

Take an educational trip to wine country in the Sonoma and Napa valleys. You’ll learn about biodynamic wine making at the Benziger Family Winery - and taste their wines! Your guide will also take you to other area wineries on this relaxing and fun tour!

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Duration 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
We offer hotel pick-up
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


7 hours
  • San Francisco

  • 1.5 hours
  • Kenwood (wine tasting)

  • Benziger Family Winery (guided tour, vineyard, wine tasting, lunch, picnic)

  • Napa Valley (winery, wine tasting)

  • Sonoma Valley (winery)

    • Optional
  • 1 hour
  • Golden Gate Bridge (photo stop)

    • Optional
  • 30 minutes
  • San Francisco

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Discover the beauty of both Napa and Sonoma Valleys on a guided tour
  • Learn how organic grapes are grown at an award winning family-owned winery
  • Take stunning photos as you walk through mature vineyards located hundreds of feet above the valley floor
  • Explore the aging process on a mountainside cave tour
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at a winery
  • Try award-winning, reserve wines not available at public stores
Full description
Located less than an hour’s drive north of San Francisco, the Napa and Sonoma Valleys have developed into one of the world’s premiere wine tasting regions. Sheltered between the Pacific Ocean and ancient, dormant volcanoes, the region boast more than 30 different sub-regions, elevations, and micro-climates that make it an ideal location to make high-quality wines. This full-day, educational wine tour of both Sonoma and Napa Valley’s starts with a complimentary hotel pickup at most downtown or fisherman’s wharf hotels. You’ll be rewarded with sweeping views of Alcatraz, the Marin Headlands, and the San Francisco skyline as your head north over the Golden Gate Bridge en route to your first stop at the famed Benzinger Winery. You will depart on a fully-guided tram tour that takes you through the vineyards to learn the secrets of growing the fully organic, biodynamic grapes used to make award winning wines. You will learn how unique soils and old world traditions combine with modern technology to give the wines their own “sense of place” as you explore a functional crush pad, see stainless steel fermentation tanks up close, and visit a mountainside wine cave where barrels of wine are aged before bottling. After the tour, you’ll be treated to a private reserve tasting of 5-7 wines, many not available outside the winery, before stopping for an included picnic lunch at another winery to relax and take in the scenic countryside, fragrant gardens and rustic surroundings. After lunch, you’re group will have the option to explore “the other Valley” as you head out to Yountville, Oakville, or the city of Napa itself to experience more world class wines. This part of the itinerary is different for each group, flexible and recommendations are welcome. After a full day learning the secrets of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, your expert guide will end the day with a stop in the Marin Headlands where you can take photos of the famed Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Ocean before being dropped back off at your hotel just in time for supper.  
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 45-minute Benziger tram tour
  • Narrated guided tour
  • Organic, local picnic lunch (choice of turkey, ham, roast beef, or vegetarian sandwich)
  • Wine tasting (3 unique flights are included in the tour. Some tasting fees may apply if additional wineries are visited; proper ID required for tasting)
  • Eco-friendly transportation in a bio fueled mini-coach
  • Some tasting fees may apply at other Napa/Sonoma wineries
  • Gratuities
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • You must be at least 21 years old and have a valid photo ID to participate in wine tastings.
  • Lunch Options - All sandwiches come with whole wheat bread, mayonnaise, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion. Also, a piece of fruit and a brownie or cookie. Choose from the following:
  • Turkey sandwich and side of pasta salad
  • Roast beef sandwich and side of potato salad
  • Ham sandwich and side of potato salad
  • Vegetarian sandwich and side of coleslaw
  • - This sandwich may also include olives, sprouts, pepperoncini, cucumber, avocado
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 20 reviews

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Enjoyed the first two stops in spite of the rainy day. Imagery and Benziger wineries had some excellent pours, and informative, attentive hosts. The last one, Black Stallion, had excellent reds as well, but due to the crowds (it was a weekend after all), were much less attentive to our group. Matt our guide was a focused, safe driver. He also accommodated the group's request for a quick Yountville stop at Bouchon Bakery. Yum!

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December 31, 2019

Can definitely be recommended. We were part of a very small group of 4 people. So the experience was cozy and intimate. The guide was both patient and pleasant. And we got to spend whatever time we wanted at each winery. Sonoma provided the best experiences when Napa was crowded with tourists. The second winery we visited provided an unforgettable experience as we got to ride a small train through the entire winery. All the farms provided enough samples, no need to buy any samples beyond that. If possible, buy a glass of the wine you liked best, we did

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June 9, 2019

This was an excellent tour and one which I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the Bay area. The tour group sizes are small and intimate, and our tour guide, Max was a wonderful tour companion. He was so knowledgable about the area and the wine growing regions, and even fitted us in an extra wine tasting session. I never felt rushed to move on, and the vineyards we visited were absolutely out of this world. We visited some of the bigger named wineries, and one small producer, so we got a good experience of the overall wine producing houses in California. Once again, it was an excellent trip and one that I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the Bay area.

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October 10, 2018

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