Join a full-day Sonoma Valley wine tasting tour and visit some of Sonoma’s finest wineries with a knowledgeable guide. You’ll learn about the wine-making process at three boutique wineries, stopping at the Golden Gate Bridge for magnificent views along the way. Enjoy a picnic lunch and head to Sonoma’s Spanish-style plaza for additional chocolate and cheese tastings. Round-trip hotel transport by mini-bus with narration on San Francisco history is included. Numbers are limited to 14 to ensure a personalized experience on this small-group tour.
Your full-day wine tasting tour starts with pickup at your hotel in San Francisco and then heads north with a photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, where you can enjoy the views of the bay and the Marin Headlands. Relax on the mini-bus with onboard narration about San Francisco’s fascinating history and neighborhoods. Bottled water is provided for the duration of the tour.
Continue your small-group tour to Sonoma Valley, home to famous California wines and artisanal cheeses. Journey through the rolling hills of Sonoma and stop at three boutique wineries, enjoying five to six tastings of several varietals at each location. Each winery has been carefully selected for its unique character, knowledgeable staff and lovely ambience, ensuring you visit some of the region’s finest venues and sample award-winning wines. (See winery descriptions below.)
Throughout the day, you’ll learn about the area and its vineyards from your informative guide, and receive a detailed explanation about the wine-making process. At Larson Family Winery, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, enjoy a picnic with a box lunch full of goodies like a deli sandwich, side salad, cookie and bottled water. Wine is available for purchase by the bottle at the winery if you wish to enjoy some with lunch.
In the middle of the tour, enjoy a one-hour visit to Sonoma’s downtown, where restaurants and specialty shops border a charming historic plaza. There are chocolate and cheese tastings available if you like.
Afterward, board the mini-bus for the return trip to your San Francisco hotel, ready to impress your friends with your newfound love of Sonoma Valley wines.
Winery stops include the following (subject to change):
Robledo Family Winery
Robledo made history by becoming the first Mexican migrant vineyard
worker to open a winery and tasting room in the United States. Learn
about the winery’s origins as you sip extraordinary wines.
Larson Family Winery
in the heart of the Carneros region of Sonoma, this rustic family-run
winery has been making wines since 1987 and sits on 70 acres (28
hectares) that were once home to the Sonoma Rodeo. Taste award-winning
and palate-pleasing wines you won’t find anywhere else.
in 1989 by members of the Sebastiani family, Viansa embodies the proud
history of local wine-making. The family shares its love of good food,
fine wine and Italian heritage with visitors from around the world.
Enjoy a spectacular setting that includes 113 acres (46 hectares) of
natural wetlands, home to migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway.