Napa Valley Wine Tour with Sonoma Wine Country

Why We Love This Tour

“Not only does Benziger Family Winery make delicious wine, but they have baby sheep, keep bees, and grow all sorts of cool native plants on the property to maintain a healthy ecosystem for their grape vines. Their tram tour is truly a mini-master-class in biodynamic wine production, and all of their staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. Add in a visit to Imagery Winery (producers of my all-time favorite wine), a picnic lunch, and an afternoon exploring Napa County, and this day is just perfect!”

– Jessa Venegas
Global Accounts Manager

Tour Highlights

  • Tour Napa AND Sonoma Valley
  • Benziger winery guided tram tour ($30 value)
  • Visit 4-6 Wineries and Vineyards
  • Picnic lunch at a vineyard or winery
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Sightsee in the Marin Headlands
  • Learn about biodynamic wine-making
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Retail Price: $149

Web Price: $139

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Friendly tasting room staff will tell you all about the wine and vineyard
Friendly tasting room staff will tell you all about their wine
See the Golden Gate Bridge from a viewpoint in the Marin Headlands
See the Golden Gate Bridge from a viewpoint in the Marin Headlands
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Relax and take in the scenery while tasting some delicious California wine!
Sprinter in Wine Country
Ride in style in our comfortable small-group petroleum-free mini-coaches
Picnic Time
Sit down with a delicious organic picnic lunch!

Get up close and personal with an educational tram tour through the vines!

Get up close and personal with an educational tram tour through the vines!

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Overview

Taste amazing wine – and learn how it’s made behind the scenes!

This is not an ordinary Napa Valley Wine Tour. Go beyond tasting and fully immerse yourself in the Napa and Sonoma Wine Country on this fun and educational tour of both Napa and Sonoma Valley! After a pickup from your SF hotel, you’ll set forth on a picturesque drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and through the Marin Headlands into California’s amazing and beautiful Wine Country.

Upon arrival in Sonoma, you will embark on a 45 minute tram tour of the Benziger Family Winery, including their fermentation facilities and wine caves. Here you will learn about the art and science of biodynamic winemaking. Follow the winemaking process from roots to glass and see how wine is made, bottled, aged, and distributed. Finally, back in the tasting room, you can enjoy the fruits of these labors!

After the vineyard tour (including tastings at Benziger and their sister winery Imagery), relax with a tasty picnic lunch (INCLUDED) at a local winery. In the afternoon, you’ll head out to other favorite locations in Sonoma and Napa Valleys for more tasting and exploring.

Itinerary

Morning – Sonoma County Wine Tastings

8:15 – 9:30am: Pick up from San Francisco hotels

9:30 – 10:15am: Head north across the Golden Gate Bridge. You will be immediately rewarded with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay: Alcatraz Island, the city skyline, and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Next, we’ll wind our way through the coastal mountains of the Marin Headlands and past Mt. Tamalpais, 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.

10:30 – 12:00pm: Arrive at Benziger Family Winery & Biodynamic Vineyard and check-in for your tram tour. Enjoy a close-up look at the vineyards, fermentation facility, and crush pad on a comfortable fully-guided tram tour. You’ll also have a chance to walk through their wine caves! The tour is approximately 45 minutes long, and includes a special tasting of Benziger’s biodynamic and other award-winning wines.

 

Afternoon – Tastings in Napa Valley Wine Country

12:00 – 1:00pm: After your tasting, enjoy your picnic lunch in a quiet spot at one of the local wineries, surrounded by views of the beautiful countryside and vineyards.

1:00 – 5:00pm: In the afternoon, you will head over to Benziger’s sister winery Imagery for another take on California wine-making. Then, head out 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.

5:00 – 6:00pm: On the return trip, you’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!

 

 

****Sample Itineraries: Please note that due to conditions (special events, traffic) in Wine Country and the small size of our vehicles/groups, we can 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.

Tour Details

About Your Wine Country Tour

Departure: Daily, year round. 8-9 am pickup from most SF hotels

Duration: 1 full day (10 hours)

Transportation: Eco-friendly, comfortable transport in a biofuel mini-coach (14 passengers max)

Includes:

  • Complimentary pickup/dropoff from your San Francisco hotel
  • Full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
  • Transportation to/from Wine Country in biofuel mini-coach
  • Box Lunch from a local Sonoma deli
  • Full flights of tastings at Benziger and Imagery Wineries
  • Narrated guided Benziger tram tour ($30 value)

Not included:

  • Meals unless otherwise listed (stops will be made to purchase food)
  • Some additional tasting fees may apply
  • Guide gratuity (optional)

Choose your Lunch Option during Checkout

Your tour includes a picnic lunch at a beautiful winery! All the food comes from a local Sonoma deli, and will be picked up & delivered fresh to you by your guide!

The sandwich options are as follows:

  • Turkey Sandwich
    with whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion
    comes with: pasta salad, piece of fruit, & cookie or brownie
  • Roast Beef Sandwich
    with whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion
    comes with: potato salad, piece of fruit, & cookie or brownie
  • Ham Sandwich
    with whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion
    comes with: potato salad, piece of fruit, & cookie or brownie
  • Vegetarian Sandwich
    with whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion, olives, sprouts, pepperoncini, cucumber
    comes with: coleslaw, piece of fruit, & cookie or brownie

Add More to Your Wine Country Experience

Why not stay longer in wine country with a luxurious overnight stay in beautiful Sonoma? You’ll dine at some of the best restaurants in the Bay Area and get to experience even more of what wine country has to offer.

OR… add guaranteed Alcatraz tickets to your tour package and see even more of iconic San Francisco.

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We Felt Like Family!

“Great tour. Tour guide Mitch made it a tour without limits. He went out of his way to make this tour fun, educational and one that won’t be easily forgotten. Very personable. Great sense of humor. We felt like family.”

– Francis S Traveled February 2016 Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour

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