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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.

Napa Valley Tour by Private Car from San Francisco

2. Napa Valley Tour by Private Car from San Francisco

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.

From San Francisco: Napa Valley & Sonoma Private Wine Tour

4. From San Francisco: Napa Valley & Sonoma Private Wine Tour

A visit to California just isn't complete without a day in wine country, but unless you know the wineries well, picking where to visit can be rough. This Sonoma or Napa Private Wine Tour with Concierge Service pre-plans your journey out with you so you don't miss the wineries you want to go to. Plus, you can thoroughly enjoy the day without having to worry about your transport. -Your personal driver makes up to five stops in one day . -You'll be able to visit 3-4 wineries depending on a tasting grade and lunch arrangements. -Driver will be happy to stop at most scenic locations at your request while en-route : Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito (must notify during customization or prior to departure) - Visit some of the top destinations in the Wine Country with most scenic views: Domaine Carneros, Caymus, Artesa, Castello DiAmoroso, V. Sattui , Domaine Chandon, Mumm Napa, Del Dotto , Beringer, Francis Ford Coppola, La Crema , Jordan, Silver Oak , Frog's Leap, Far Niente , Opus One, Robert Mondavi , Peju Province Winery , Darioush, Cakebread, Jarvis , Gloria Ferrer, Raymond, Buena Vista, The Prisoner Wine Company and many others. -Unfortunately, we are unable to list all of them. However, we'll be happy to build most suitable itinerary based on your preferences and winery's availability. Rest assured, we guaranty your full satisfaction. Confirmation will be received at time of booking Minimum drinking age is 21 years Reservations larger than 6 people should contact the tour operator for additional details per group size List of wineries with Inexpensive tasting options will be provided by the tour operator via email, AFTER the tour has been booked . Tour operator requires a credit card and expiration date on file for any potential additional costs not paid in full via this booking Most travelers can participate This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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What people are saying about Domaine Carneros, Napa

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 98 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