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San Francisco: Half-Day Wine Country Excursion with Tastings

1. San Francisco: Half-Day Wine Country Excursion with Tastings

Discover some of San Francisco's best wines on this half-day outing. Visit 2 wineries and 3 to 5 tastings. Enjoy scenic views from your comfortable coach. Start your day in the afternoon, as you head north to the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and marvel at the San Francisco skyline in the distance. Next, drive through the beautiful town of Sausalito, a seaside Mediterranean-like village harbored across the San Francisco Bay and famous for its sweeping views. As the vine-covered hillsides come into view, you will visit 2 favorite wineries of the region for wine tastings and an exclusive estate tour. Experience the inner workings of the wineries and their family history in Napa and Sonoma Valley as an expert wine host walks you through the fermentation process, barrel-aging, bottling, and, of course, tastings of some award-winning varietals. At each winery, enjoy up to 3-5 tastings of their signature blends. Your day concludes with a scenic drive back over the Golden Gate Bridge and into San Francisco as the sun slowly starts to set into the Pacific Ocean.

Sonoma Valley Half-Day Wine Country Tour

2. Sonoma Valley Half-Day Wine Country Tour

This is the only half-day wine tour in San Francisco that departs from Fisherman's Wharf at 12:30 and heads North across the Golden Gate Bridge, through Marin County into the world-famous Carneros Wine Region in the town of Sonoma. The wine country tour is a pleasure for anyone who enjoys a good glass of wine, or for those just wanting to experience the beautiful scenery of California’s wine region, but have limited time. Included on the tour are visits to 2-3 wineries in beautiful Sonoma, spanning from mass production wineries to smaller, boutiques. This fun and informative tour not only offers a taste of superb wineries in the region, but it also offers a chance to enjoy the splendor of the beautiful vineyards and picturesque Sonoma County, as your guide escorts you from place to place.

From San Francisco: Napa & Sonoma Wine Country Private Tour

3. From San Francisco: Napa & Sonoma Wine Country Private Tour

Embark on a private day tour to Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley and discover the best of Californian wine country. Explore the beautiful region with guided wine tastings at renowned local wine producers. Start with pickup from your hotel in central San Francisco. Get to know your private guide and travel by luxury bus to Napa and Sonoma Valley, famous for their fine wine and beautiful scenery. Visit 3 selected wineries, a mix of boutique and large-scale producers, as you drive through the region. You will visit 3 of the following: Madonna State Winery, Roche Winery, BR Cohn Winery, Muscardini Winery, or the Ru Vango winery. During your visits, see how grapes are picked, crushed, blended, and bottled. Walk through beautiful vineyards with your tour guide and then taste the finished product. Learn about the area’s history of winemaking, from the early Spanish missionaries who brought grapevines from Europe to the Forty-Niners who served wines in their saloons. Discover more about winemaking techniques, and shop for souvenirs in local shops. Enjoy some time to purchase some lunch or shop in Yountville or Sonoma Square Plaza, depending on traffic and time. After your day tour, relax on your scenic journey back to San Francisco, with a photo stop at the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge.

Private Wine Tour of Napa and Sonoma, up to 14 people

4. Private Wine Tour of Napa and Sonoma, up to 14 people

Hire a luxury SUV or 14-passengers van with a professional driver/guide and enjoy the beauty of the Wine Country! Bring your friends, relatives, or co-workers for an unforgettable day in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa! Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and take pictures at Vista Point near the Lone Sailor Monument! Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Wine Country! Hills and valleys, vineyards and wineries! Learn about the history of California and San Francisco! Taste wine! Meet people! Have great lunch in one of the hundreds of great restaurants in the wine country! Visit 2-3 out of 600 wineries! We pay for 2 tastings at 2 different wineries. If you want, you can book one more tasting at one more winery. Choose yourselves or let us choose for you! Taste red, white, and sparkling Californian wines! Learn the history of the most famous wineries! The tour lasts on average 8 to 10 hours. Return to San Francisco via the Bay Bridge and stop on Treasure Island to take beautiful pictures of the SF Bay, downtown, and the bridges.

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What people are saying about Sonoma

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 615 reviews

We actually had to be switched to the full day wine tour because there wasn’t enough people in the half day so they cancelled it. But the tour was great. We got to experience 3 different wineries and had lunch in Sonoma. Staff was friendly. The drive was scenic.

Chardonnay from the first winery is the best! It was a compact half-day tour, so I was able to efficiently enjoy the last day after my business trip.

Bus pick up was easy and driver was there on time. I called to confirm beforehand, and they were quick and polite to confirm our reservation.

So great! Both wineries were wonderful, bus was clean, and driver was great and informative! Very fun would recommend!

Great tour for those who know little about wines like me.