Napa & Sonoma Wine Education Tour
Enjoy a tram tour of the Benziger Family Winery and learn about the art and science of bio-dynamic wine making. After the vineyard tour, your expert guide will take you to other favorite wineries in Sonoma and Napa Valleys on this relaxing, fun-filled day tour.
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The tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel. Heading north across the Golden Gate Bridge you are immediately rewarded with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay. Alcatraz Island, the San Francisco skyline, and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean are just a few of the picturesque vistas from this remarkable bridge. Next, we wind our way through the coastal mountains of the Marin Headlands and around Mt. Tamalpais (the highest point in the North Bay region), leaving the rush of the city behind and setting the pace for a relaxing day out in the country.
Once in Sonoma County, dairy farms and vineyards provide an inspiring introduction to the rolling hills and beautiful valleys that have supplied the world with fantastic wines for over 60 years. Your professional guide will give you details about the region, wine, and the day’s itinerary so that you can truly appreciate your experience.
Our first stop will be the Benziger Family Winery & Bio-dynamic Vineyard, where you will enjoy a close-up look at the vineyards, fermentation facility, and crush pad on a comfortable tram tour. You will also have a chance to walk through their barrel caves. The tour is approximately 45 minutes long, and includes a special tasting of Benziger’s bio-dynamic and other award-winning wines.
Lunch is next. We’ll either head to central Sonoma – a town that combines small town charm, unpretentious sophistication, and rustic gourmet sensibilities – or to a local winery to enjoy a picnic lunch on a shaded patio (lunch not included in tour price).
In the afternoon, we will travel over to famed Napa County for more wine tasting in Oakville, Yountville, or in the town of Napa. The landscape of rolling hills laced with rows of wine grapes is impressive and will provide a romantic backdrop for memorable photographs. On the return trip, we’ll make one more photo stop above the Golden Gate Bridge – a must-do if you’ve never witnessed the awe-inspiring view of San Francisco from the Marin Headlands. At the end of the tour you will return to your San Francisco accommodations (around 6pm).
• Golden Gate Bridge
• Marin Headlands
• 45 min Benziger Winery Tram Tour
• Napa AND Sonoma Counties
• Wine tasting at 4-5 unique wineries (some tasting fees may apply; proper ID required for tasting)
• Excellent wine varietals for all tastes and preferences
Departs: Daily, All Year.
Duration: 9 hours
Time: 8am-9am pickup from most San Francisco hotels.