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!
What to Expect
As you head north across the Golden Gate Bridge on this wine tour you’ll be rewarded with sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island, the San Francisco skyline, and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. This full-day excursion to Sonoma and Napa counties takes you north through the coastal mountains of the Marin County headlands.
You’ll see Mt. Tamalpais, the highest point in the North Bay region, as you leave the hectic city behind you and slow your pace for a relaxing day in the country.
Once in Sonoma County, your first stop will be the Benziger Family Winery & Biodynamic Vineyard. You’ll have a close-up look at the vineyards, the fermentation facility and crush pad on a comfortable tram tour.
The tour at the winery lasts for around 45 minutes and includes a special tasting of Benziger's biodynamic and other award-winning wines. There will be a chance to taste the wines at their sister winery, Imagery, as well, which won the title of #1 Sonoma Winery in 2015.
For lunch, either head to the town of Sonoma or to a local winery to enjoy a picnic lunch on a shaded patio.
In the afternoon, you’ll travel to renowned Napa County for more wine tasting in Oakville, Yountville, or in the town of Napa. On the return trip you'll make one more photo stop – this time above the Golden Gate Bridge so you can capture the spectacular views!
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Wine tasting flights at Benziger and Imagery wineries
- 45-minute Benziger tram tour
- Picnic lunch at a winery
What's Not Included
- Some tasting fees may apply at other Napa/Sonoma wineries
Know Before You Go
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