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From San Francisco: Napa & Sonoma Valley Full-Day Wine Trip

1. From San Francisco: Napa & Sonoma Valley Full-Day Wine Trip

Discover the wine-making traditions of Napa and Sonoma on a full-day scenic tour from San Francisco. Enjoy panoramic views along the coast and stop at 3 wineries for tasting. Traveling in small groups, drive to the Golden Gate Bridge - stopping for a photo opportunity - and continue to the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, home to acclaimed Californian wines and artisanal cheeses. Following magnificent views of San Francisco Bay and the Marin Headlands, journey through the rolling hills of Napa and Sonoma. Stop at 3 different wineries to taste several different types of wine, and learn about the area and its wine production history. During the day, you will also make a lunch stop at the gourmet Oxbow Public Market in Napa, where plenty of delicious food options await, along with the chance to try more wines for the true afficionado.

San Francisco: Small-Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers

2. San Francisco: Small-Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers

Take a small group tour from San Francisco to some of the Napa Valley's finest wineries. See superb scenery, and taste some truly great wines, on this enjoyable day trip. Cross the Bay Bridge with its skyline views and head for Castello di Amorosa, a medieval-style Tuscan castle winery constructed using European materials and furnishings. Make a photo op at the Napa Valley Welcome sign, and enjoy a lunch break in charming Calistoga. Next, get ready for a visit to the unique Tamber Bey Winery and equestrian ranch. From the tasting courtyard, take in stunning views of Mount St. Helena and spot Arabian horses while enjoying the winemaker’s selection of estate-grown Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay wines. Conclude your Napa experience overlooking a sun-soaked Carneros vineyard that has been cultivated for over 100 years. Cooled each evening by breezes from San Pablo Bay, take time to chill while enjoying a private, seated tasting of reserve Napa Valley wines. On the journey back to San Francisco, make one final stop at a scenic look-out point with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge where you can snap some keepsake photos of Marin Headlands, San Francisco skyline, and Alcatraz Island.

Napa Valley Tour by Private Car from San Francisco

3. 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 part 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. Visit 3 or 4 wineries, such as Domaine Chandon, Domaine Carneros by Taittinger, Robert Mondavi Winery, and Staglin Family Vineyard. There will be time for lunch in Sonoma, Santa Helena, or Yountville. You’ll be back in San Francisco to see the sun setting by the Golden Gate Bridge.

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What people are saying about Calistoga

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 186 reviews

Our guide Kimmy was super knowledgeable and upbeat. She made constant effort to ensure everyone was comfortable throughout the trip. Also, everything wss very punctual. Great experience! All three wineries we visited were well chosen as they were all unique to one another, providing us a diverse tour for our first Napa experience. Our semi private tour was with 3 other couples (8 in total), all from different parts of the world (Quebec, London and Florida...and we were from Vancouver)..so that was a great experience too. Highly recommend.

Great experience! We were warmly welcomed by all 3 winery hosts. Our guide (Casey) was fantastic! Lunch at the Oxbow Market was perfect spot. Glad we chose to do a small group tour instead of some of the larger party ones.

Castello di Amorosa was the best, all 5 wines I tried were excellent. Twomey was ok, good Pinot noir. Last stop not so good. But overall an excellent experience

Our guide was great and very knowledgeable. We had a great group to enjoy wine with - can’t complain about that!

The Guide Randall was outstanding. Personable and knowledgeable