Explore Napa and Sonoma's wine country in a luxury van on this full-day trip from San Francisco. With a small group limited to 14 participants and a local guide, learn about Napa and Sonoma's famous wine culture and view its stunning scenery. Enjoy a relaxing sit-down lunch at a Sonoma bistro, visit world-class wineries and enjoy a sparkling wine toast at one of Napa's top sparkling wine vineyards. Round-trip transportation from San Francisco hotels is included.
Visit top wineries and sample vintage wines in their tasting rooms
Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a bistro in Sonoma
Wine tastings, lunch, and round-trip transport from San Francisco included
Small-group tour ensures personal service
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This luxe wine country trip includes tasting fees and a bistro lunch, all with an intimate group capped at 14.
Following pickup from your San Francisco hotel, board your luxury van for the ride to Sonoma's wine country. Along the way, relax and get to know your guide and intimate tour group of just 14 people.
Learn about the art and science of winemaking by visiting world-class Sonoma wineries. Tour the properties and visit their tasting and barrel rooms to sample some of the wines they make right on site.
At midday, head to Plaza Bistro in Sonoma for a gourmet lunch. Please see the Itinerary section below for a sample lunch menu.
After lunch, climb back aboard your van and enjoy a scenic ride through Napa's rolling hills to Domaine Chandon. There, find your reserved table and toast to your new friends and a great day of wine tasting with a glass of the winery's famous bubbly.
When your full-day tour concludes, enjoy a ride back to San Francisco and drop-off at your hotel.
Great Pacific Tour Co
We've been creating and delivering high quality small group tour experiences since 1978. Our Wine Country with Lunch Tour is designed to provide a broad overview of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Each of the three family-owned wineries we visit has a unique ambiance and approach to wine-making. The one thing they have in common is their passion for wine-making!
Perhaps best described as "Napa's Rustic Cousin," the 17-mile long Sonoma Valley lies nestled between two mountain ranges. Sonoma offers visitors a delightful mix of beautiful vistas, wine tasting, farm-fresh cuisine, art, shopping, and outdoor adventure!
The first tasting will take place at Jacuzzi or Viansa.
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards - The founding family of Jacuzzi Hot Tubs built their winery to celebrate the long tradition of Tuscan wine estates. The building that houses Jacuzzi Family Vineyards is a tribute to the family's roots producing Italian style wines and premium olive oil. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a nice glass of wine and complimentary olive oil tasting.
Viansa - Idyllically situated at the summit of the Sonoma Valley, Viansa embodies the proud history of local family-owned winemaking. The legacy of Viansa dates back to 1896 when Samuele Sebastiani arrived from Tuscany and saved enough money laying cobblestone on the streets of San Francisco to purchase the vineyard property in 1904. Today, Samuele's grandchildren continue the tradition of sharing great wine and hospitality.
The second tasting will take place at Cline Cellars or Homewood.
Cline Cellars - In 1989, Fred Cline purchased a 350-acre horse farm in Carneros and began planting Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Chardonnay. Fred built Cline Cellars on a passion for winemaking rooted in respect for the land. Today the Cline family continues that tradition by offering great wines in a relaxed country setting.
Homewood - Dave Homewood is as close to a "one man show" as it gets. Dave's rustic winery is reminiscent of Wine Country thirty years ago when it was a collection of family owned-farms with a passion for wine-making.
Enjoy a relaxing seated lunch at a classic Sonoma bistro. Sonoma Plaza has done it all - Mexican military outpost, fleeting frontier republic, and Spanish Mission. Now a gorgeous historic landmark and "slow" cultural capital, Sonoma plaza radiates romance around every corner, café, and cobblestone.
"Understated & Exceptional" are probably the two best words to describe the Napa Valley. More than 400 wineries dot the fertile soils of the Napa Valley, one of the world's premier wine growing regions and famous for its prized Cabernet Sauvignon. We take into the heart of the Napa Valley for an unforgettable Napa experience.
The third and final tasting will take place at Mondavi or Trefethen.
Mondavi - Robert Mondavi believed that the path to a gracious lifestyle leads through the appreciation of wine, food, and art. We invite you to experience the spirit of Robert Mondavi with an exclusive tour and tasting at the Robert Mondavi Winery - the preeminent destination in the Napa Valley.
Trefethen Family Vineyards - A gem dating back to 1886, Trefethen sits at the center of Napa's Oak Knoll District and produces some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay in the world. Trefethen is a family owned and operated vineyard whose credo "One Family. One Estate. One Passion" is apparent in every sip.
I took this tour for my 21st birthday which was on March 15th. I was supposed to have a week in San Francisco and then 4 days in Las Vegas celebrating this milestone but unfortunately it was cut short by the increasing concerns surrounding Coronavirus. Everything I had booked in San Francisco had been cancelled except for this and so when Buddy showed up that morning I was so excited. It was just me, him and one other passenger as everyone else had pulled out. We had the best day. Buddy was knowledgable, friendly, accommodating and funny and made the day so special. All of the vineyards were the same and gave us star treatment either because of the circumstances or because they checked my ID and saw it was my birthday. It was a day of beautiful scenery, amazing wine, new friends and memories I will treasure forever. I didn’t get to celebrate my 21st in the way I had planned, but thanks to Buddy and this tour I will always remember that I did get one immeasurably special, unforgettable day. Thank you Buddy.
Perfect day out. Peter who was our guide was excellent - charming, knowledgeable and humorous. We went to three wineries Jacuzzi and Cline, smallish and super friendly and Robert Mondavi, a big concern where you saw the wine process from grapes on the vine to bottle. Lots of tastings at all venues. Absolutely worth the money and a fab day out. Cheers 🍷 👍
SO MUCH FUN!!!
7 girls went to Viansa (my Fav), Homewood (ok) and Robert Mondovi (nice) in Napa and Somona Winery's
Lunch was yummy.
BUDDY our Driver / Tour Guide was AMAZING.
Thank you so much for a fantastic day.
Our driver and guide, Anya, picked us up from our Fisherman’s Wharf hotel on time and with a smile. There was only one other couple on the tour, so we got plenty of personalised service and were able to get really close to the action.
Anya provided entertaining and informed commentary and took us to some interesting spots. We stopped at Vista Point to take some photos of the Golden Gate Bridge, then continued past Sausalito, Muir Woods and on to the first winery in the Sonoma Valley - Jacuzzi. Our host at Jacuzzi told us about the history of the winery and the Jacuzzi family (yes, the ones of hot tub fame), then introduced us to the wines, which were lovely. We had some time to tour their gift shop and try their olive oil and balsamic vinegar - their White Champagne vinegar is appearing regularly on my salads back home in Australia!
Next, across the road to the Cline Cellars where we tried more wines (starting get a bit squiffy by this stage) and were given time to walk around and also feed the voracious carp in their fish pond.
Lunch was pre-ordered and delivered quickly when we arrived in Sonoma. The Plaza Bistro is a sweet little Italian which served up Caesar Salad and Pork Scallopini, which was delicious. Afterwards we had time to explore and found ourselves at Sweet Scoops Icecream, which did a pretty good pumpkin latte flavour.
We took the time to take photos in front of the Napa Valley sign before joining our tour at Domaine Chandon where we learnt how to make sparkling wine and sampled quite a bit of it, too. Then, back to San Francisco in time for dinner.
Would thoroughly recommend this tour and our guide, Anya. We went in December when the visitor numbers were at their lowest; you might have to wait a bit longer if you’re going in the Summer, but with a maximum of 14 people on a tour, you won’t have to wait too long.
We enjoyed ourselves on this tour. We was picked up within the time frame that was giving to me. We started off visiting two wine vineyards. The wine was amazing and wasn’t pricey at all. We then had lunch, and the food was amazing. Afterwards, we went to a champagne tour. I’m not a champagne person, but I tasted some pretty good champagne on this tour. Our driver was very well informed with the vineyards we visited and the history of the areas we drove through. I wish we had the opportunity to stop at the Golden Gate Bridge to take pictures and experience the amazing view. I know it wasn’t an option on the tour, but I think that would’ve made my experience perfect.