When you're in San Francisco make sure you set aside time to visit the magnificent California Wine Country nearby. It's only an hour away, so it's easy to reach on a day trip, especially when you join one of these classic Napa Valley wine tours, where all the details are taken care of for you.
Let's take a look four favorite day tours that take you there. One of them, the Classic Napa Valley Wine Tour, concentrates on three family-owned wineries in that famous valley. Two others manage to take in both Napa Valley and Sonoma in one action-packed day. And one of them is free!
This full-day tour takes you to the best wineries in both Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley — California's best wine-producing areas. Nestled in the foothills of Sonoma County, you visit Nicholson Ranch Winery, and learn why this specific climate is ideal for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah.
It's then a short drive across the intervening hills for the Napa Valley wine tour at Madonna Estate to taste their organic wines. Shop and have lunch in the charming small town of Yountville. The final stop is historic Sutter Home winery, established in the 1800s. The tour includes luxury coach transport to and from San Francisco, wine tours and tastings. Free hotel pickup is also included.
One of the great things about visiting San Francisco is that Wine Country is practically in the city's backyard, only an hour away. This tour takes you to über-famous Napa Valley to visit three family-owned, award-winning wineries — sampling five or six types of wine at each stop. Each winery has been selected for its unique character, knowledgeable staff and ambience.
You learn about the wine making process and why Napa is regarded as one of top wine regions of the world. There's also time for a stop to shop at Oxbow Public Market in Napa. Includes transport to and from your San Francisco hotel, narrated tour, and all wine tastings.
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On this day trip you taste award-winning wines, soak up vineyard views and learn about the art of biodynamic winemaking.
Travel north across the Golden Gate Bridge in a minibus for a relaxing day in the wine country. Your first stop is Benziger Family Winery in Sonoma, where you visit their biodynamic vineyards, fermentation facility and crush pad. After lunch, travel to Napa Valley for more wine tasting at premier wineries. You're driven back to your hotel by early evening. Includes lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off.
On this this full-day winery tour from San Francisco you discover the best of Napa and Sonoma Wine Valleys — and it's free if you have the Go San Francisco Card.
Visit small, family-owned wineries as well as larger historic wineries to taste and to learn about winemaking techniques. Arrive back in the city refreshed. The tour includes hotel pickup and return plus all wine tastings.
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