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Escape to California’s famous wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Taste regional varietals at multiple wineries in Napa and Sonoma, including both big-name and family-run estates. Learn about the winemaking process during guided tours of vineyards and barrel rooms, and savor the area’s gourmet culture with a stop for lunch in charming Sonoma Square Plaza.
Full-day trip from San Francisco to Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries
Visit popular wineries with all tastings and guided tours included
Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge for views of the Bay Area
Admire the rolling hills and vineyards that make up America’s premier wine region
Enjoy free time for lunch in Sonoma Square Plaza or Yountville
Learn about the history of winemaking from your expert guide
Transport by luxury, air-conditioned coach including onboard restroom and free Wi-Fi
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This tour visits small-scale wineries and heavy-hitters alike with all tastings included.
Let your guide handle the driving and relax as you sip your way through California’s wine country. After leaving the city of San Francisco in the morning, settle into a luxury coach equipped with onboard amenities including a restroom, reclining seats, and Wi-Fi. Hear tales of Spanish missionaries and Gold Rush fortune seekers from your guide as you cruise across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rolling green hills and pastures of Sonoma Valley.
Your first stop is Viansa Sonoma Winery. The property, which sits on a hilltop, offers iconic 270 degree views of Sonoma Valley. Taste a variety of wines while savoring the breathtaking scenery from the terrace.
Next is a visit to Roche Winery. Sip different varietals in the tasting plaza and enjoy a walking tour of the Roche family’s Tipperary vineyards. Your host will lead you through the winery, including a sampling of their latest vintage right from their barrels.
Indulge your appetite with a stop for lunch (own expense) at Sonoma Square Plaza, one of the largest plazas in California, and pick from multiple charming restaurants.
Continue on to the world-famous Napa Valley for a tour and tasting at Madonna Estate, a family-run winery that produces organic wines in the acclaimed Carneros winemaking region.
Back on the coach, savor the late afternoon sun and your wine-induced glow on the return drive to San Francisco. Enjoy a quick photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge before getting dropped off at Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square in San Francisco.
Please note: Depending on the day of your tour, the order of the wineries you visit, as well as which wineries you visit could change depending on availability and other determining factors.
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Idyllically situated at the summit of the Sonoma Valley, Viansa embodies the proud history of local wine making. From their hilltop, you will enjoy a stunning view of the Carneros region. The legacy of Viansa, dates back to 1896 when Samuele Sebastiani arrived from Tuscany and saved enough money, while making cobblestones for San Francisco streets, to purchase vineyard property in 1904. Following in his footsteps, Samuele’s children and grandchildren continued the tradition of sharing great wine, supporting the land from where it comes, and through passionately maintaining precious wetlands that are vital to our ecosystem. Founded by Samuele’s grandson in 1989, Viansa Sonoma remains committed to producing wines of true excellence while continuing the tradition of land stewardship and wine making that defines the Sonoma Valley.
Our second stop will bring you to Roche family boutique winery. where they offer over 35 years of award-winning wine making experience, several vineyard designate wines, varietals and blends, as well as their famous down-to-earth Irish hospitality.
The Roche Family welcomes you to visit either our Sonoma winery tasting room where we offer daily barrel tastings, indoor and outdoor wine tasting bars, light bites, and a shaded outdoor tasting patio with fireplaces.
Lunch Time! After all the wine tasting it is necessary to refuel with some unique culinary fare.
The quaint streets are filled with cafes, restaurants and shops with multiple options for your lunch experience.
Remember after lunch there is still another winery to end the day.
No visit to northern California is complete without a trip to Napa Valley. We take you through the heart of wine country. It is known for hundreds of hillside vineyards, showing off some of the most reknowen and award winning wines of California.
Their wines have been handcrafted and family owned in Napa Valley for nearly a century. They are created from 100 percent organically grown grapes, located in the Carneros region of the Napa Valley.
None of the wines available for purchase are found in any retail stores.
On our way back to San Francisco, we will stop at the famous Golden Gate Bridge. This will allow the opportunity to experience this historic structure and see the beauty of the San Francisco Bay. Once you disembark the coach you will have plenty of time to take photos, and enjoy the panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and San Francisco Skyline.
I had a great time! I was celebrating my birthday along with 9 other friends and decided it would be best to do this because we wanted everyone to be able to drink & enjoy themselves. We had so much excitement right when we got on the bus. But our tour guide was sending negative vibes from the start. I felt like I was being scolded by a parent the whole time. We all didn't think he even enjoyed his job, which made it very difficult for us to want to listen to him. For someone that is going to be guide a WINE tour where people will be drinking alcohol, you'd think he'd be a little more laid back and chill, or even happy. We weren't even that loud and he kept shushing us. A couple times he's mentioned very eerie details during the tour, like bringing up how many people have jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and how San Franciscans would "gladly push you off" because there's already too many people in SF. It was a total buzzkill from my birthday celebration.
Aside from that, we had a wonderful time. We made friends with another group that was also celebrating their birthday (Happy Birthday Courtney!) The winery choices were wonderful (Viansa, Madonna Winery and Sutter Home). We got to stop in the little downtown in Yountville and had lunch at R&D Kitchen.
If you're going with a larger group, I'd suggest a private tour. But I think this option was best for smaller groups.
Great locations and wine, perfect day trip out of San Francisco.
Guide was great, shared a lot of interesting info about the areas including SF itself.
Vineyards were more focused on wine tasting and the history of each vineyard, not much about the wine making process.
Amazing time. The driver was funny and informative! He gave us so much history about San Francisco, Sonoma & Napa Valley. He also educated my husband and I about wine. I would highly recommend this tour!
I've done a few of these napa/sonoma tours over the years and this one falls in the avg category. The good - The driver was knowledgable and very friendly. The bus was comfortable to travel in. The first two stops were estate vineyards and both were very good. The Bad - The third stop was at Sutter home and the last place I want to visit in wine country is a winery that sell $6 bottles at every store near my home. The grounds of Sutter were pretty but the wines were meh. So many amazing places to visit and that's the place we ended the tour. The bus had 50 people on it so it was difficult to navigate each stop. Tours I've taken in the past were like 12 people and the same price so I would have gone with another company if I knew it was such a large group. Also, we stopped in Yountville for lunch. We spent 10 min driving around to point out all the places to eat and then parked. We chose the furthest place because is was highly recommended and would allow us to walk through the town since we had plenty of time. What we were not told is that the wait was going to be 1.5 hours so we had to settle for the patio and a limited menu because if we traveled back towards the bus, we may not have had enough time to eat anything. Speaking of lunch, I called the tour company the day before to find out where lunch would be and if there were other food options along the way. They said we could bring snacks but that we would be eating in Sonoma square....we did not. My other tours stopped at more than 3 wineries. I'd leave this one as a last resort if you can and try another.