We’ll start this two-day adventure with visits to Muir Woods and several wineries in Sonoma Valley. After you’ve tasted your fill at the specially curated selection of wineries, your guide will deliver you to your accommodations at a hotel right near the historic Sonoma Square.
Downtown Sonoma is a visual feast of Franciscan Spanish building structures, which now house a unique selection of fine dining and elegant tasting rooms. History buffs can wander to the Sonoma Mission de Solano to get a snapshot of how the area changed hands, transitioning from the moniker “Valley of the Moon” to the northernmost Spanish mission in California. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy! You’ll have more time to explore downtown Sonoma’s highlights in the morning before you meet your tour group to continue the decadent wine-tasting schedule.
It’s just a quick jump to Glen Ellen, where you’ll explore the sprawling Benziger Family Winery on a 45-minute tour from the comfort of a tram. You’ll follow the winemaking process from the vine to the glass, and while you get the inside scoop on their unique biodynamic farming methods, you’ll also get a chance to taste the fruits of their labor. Once you complete the vineyard tour, which includes Benziger’s sister winery, Imagery, we’ll provide a scrumptious picnic lunch.
In the afternoon, we’ll embark on the second half of our tour to a mix and match selection of additional tastings in Sonoma and Napa Valley. After you’ve tasted wines to your heart’s desire, we’ll make one more stop to take some pictures by the Golden Gate bridge before delivering you right back to San Francisco in time to show off your newfound knowledge at dinner– potentially with some expertly selected bottles in tow.
**Note: Some activities are not accessible in extreme weather or due to road closures. Every attempt will be made to find comparable activities if these options are not available during your trip.**
**Sample Itineraries: Please note that due to rapidly-changing conditions (weather, crowds, traffic) in Wine Country and the small size of our vehicles/groups, we’re able to allow our guides the flexibility to tailor your itinerary to best suit the needs of the group. While we guarantee that we’ll do our best to provide you with all of the highlights within this itinerary (conditions permitting), we do not guarantee them in this specific order. *