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Napa Valley Wine Tours – Join in (Open Air)

Join a group with other Napa Valley Visitors 3 Winery Visits on the Napa Valley Wine Tour Enjoy the view from our Open Air Mercedes Sprinter Van BOOK NOW! PRICE A PRIVATE TOUR! Experience the beauty and splendor of Napa Valley with our exclusive Napa Valley Wine Tours (Join a Group edition). Embark on a delightful journey through California's renowned wine country, where rolling vineyards and picturesque landscapes await. Your day begins with a scenic drive through the heart of Napa Valley, where you'll be treated to sweeping views of lush vineyards and charming wineries. Our knowledgeable chauffeur will share fascinating stories about the region's rich winemaking history and its celebrated viticultural heritage. During your Napa valley wine tour, you’ll savor a selection of exquisite wines,... read more

Top Restaurants to Visit in Napa and Sonoma Valley

The beautiful rolling green hills of wine country are dotted with some of the most famous wineries in the world and nothing goes better with great wines than fantastic food. True to form Northern California Wine Country offers some of the countries most recognized restaurants. Amazing cuisines abound so where to begin on your ultimate road trip through Wine Country? From Napa to Healdsburg, here’s how to make the most of your stay. To receive a quote, chat with Carly! The Charter Oak in St. Helena 1050 Charter Oak Avenue St. Helena, CA 94574 (707) 302-6996 The Charter Oak is located in the heart of Napa Valley and is owned and run by chef Christopher Kostow, who is famous for his Michelin three-starred The Restaurant at... read more

Napa Valley & Sonoma Wineries with the Best Views

There is nothing better than drinking a glass of fantastic wine as you watch the sunset from your home. Life just seems inherently better when sipping on your favorite glass of wine.  However, that feeling is unmatched by the serenity and sense of belonging you will feel while drinking the same glass of wine at the beautiful winery where it was made. To receive a quote for transportation, chat with Carly! Many Napa and Sonoma wineries offer the chance for enthusiasts to try their artisan, premium, and signature wines right at the premises and take a tour of the cellar. Wineries in Napa are situated near historic chateaus, lush estates, and even a Tuscan castle. At California Wine Tours we recommend letting... read more

Scribe Winery

Scribe Winery is a family-owned winery located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, California. Founded in 2007 by Andrew Mariani and his brother Adam Mariani, Scribe has quickly become known for its high-quality, small-production wines. The winery's focus on sustainability and biodynamic farming practices allows the true character of the grapes to shine through in the finished wine. Scribe sources its grapes from three estate vineyards, all of which are farmed using biodynamic and organic methods. The winery's commitment to sustainability extends beyond the vineyards and into the tasting room and winery operations. Scribe has implemented a number of environmentally-friendly practices including using solar power, recycling, and composting. Scribe Winery Pinot Noir One of the standout wines from Scribe is the Winery's Carneros... read more

The Best Napa Breweries & Distilleries You Need to Visit in Wine Country

If you’re looking for something other than the variety of wine available in Wine Country, you should check out some of the best breweries and distilleries in Sonoma Valley and Napa. Many people are unaware that several distilleries and breweries in Napa and Sonoma Valley offer great tours and tastings to visitors. Local beer and spirits contribute notably to food tourism in Wine Country, and individuals can learn about the craft of brewing, distilling, and fermenting at these small establishments. The craft of preparing these spirits and the chemistry involved is awe-inspiring, and you’ll be amazed by the finesse it takes to achieve some of the finest brews. To help you take a break from some vino on your next tour of... read more

Winemaker-For-a-Day Wineries That Provide a Hands-on Winemaking Experience

Every wine enthusiast knows and appreciates the winemaking process and how it from simple grapes to delicious vino. However, not many people have had the experience of learning how wine is made at an actual winery. Every harvest season from August to October, wineries in Napa and Sonoma come alive with the excitement of what’s to come. Wineries in Sonoma and Napa Valley have employees picking grapes in vineyards for crush and visitors can enjoy special harvest tours to learn how production facilities work. There are several ways you experience what it’s like to be a winemaker, especially during harvest season. If you cannot make it to wine country during harvest you can also take in a blending experience where you can... read more

Holiday Festivities in Napa and Sonoma Valley

Like every year, the Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley bring joy and cheer to California Wine Country through their array of family-friendly events and festivities punctuated by cherished wine experiences and mouthwatering seasonal fare. Let’s take a look at some of the wonderful festivities that you can be a part of in the Napa and Sonoma Valley region. Cabernet Classic When: Nov 4, 2022 to Nov 6, 2022 Where: Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa Valley, CA Before the Christmas festivities start in earnest, the Cabernet Classic offers a great opportunity to enjoy a weekend-long celebration featuring this luxurious red wine. The event will run from Friday to Sunday, morning till night, and will offer you scrumptious wine tastings, gourmet lunches and dinner, five-star spa treatments,... read more

Best Shopping in Northern California Wine Country

Northern California Wine Country offers more than just wine — it is also a haven for art, culture, history, and nature lovers. Throughout the beautiful Napa, Sonoma, and Healdsburg, you will find one-of-a-kind exclusive shops and markets just waiting to be discovered. Local artisans proudly display stunning pieces of art both for viewing and buying. Museums and antique galleries tell stories of a once-forgotten time, and natural markets offer delectable dining experiences while embracing the local produce of the NorCal Wine Country. Napa, Sonoma, and Healdsburg are also known for their exclusive boutique stores that feature apparel, jewelry, interior décor, bath and body products, home goods, furniture, handcrafted items, sustainably made products, and so much more from local artists as well as... read more

Top 5 Tips For Booking Your Napa Valley Getaway

If you are thinking of having a Napa Valley getaway vacation in California, visiting the wine country is something that you should definitely not miss. With its charming vistas of rolling hills and miles and miles of the green vineyard, filled with the best quality grapes in the world, the Napa Valley is the perfect getaway spot for wine connoisseurs, gastronomists, people who want to experience the five-star lifestyle, and those who just want to appreciate nature. Let’s find out how you can make the best of your tour in Napa Valley. Work With a Tour Planner to Design a Custom Napa Wine Tasting Tour For Your Napa Valley Getaway A custom Napa wine tasting tour with a personalized itinerary, according to your preference,... read more

Napa Valley Wine Tours

Napa Valley Wine Tours starting in Carneros The Carneros appellation is considered the crossroads of both Napa and Sonoma Valley where the two major wine regions collide. Along with this it is known to produce some of the finest Sonoma Valley chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wines. It should be noted that the climate with the bay breeze and foggy mornings make for the perfect growing region of these Sonoma varietals. It is the perfect halfway area for a Napa or Sonoma wine tour if you are coming from San Francisco or anywhere in the bay area. Finally It is also home to the oldest winery in all of California. What winery is that you ask? None other than the Historic... read more

Live It Up with Napa Valley Wine Tours from Your Stay at the Carneros Resort

When you’re taking a vacation at a resort in Nappa Valley, you’d be amiss to pass up the opportunity of taking a wine tour of the region. Depending on where you’re staying, there are bound to be several wineries close by so that you don’t have to spend much time traveling. If you’re spending a luxurious time in the Carneros Resort, you can go on a bit of an adventure to a few different wineries. Such Napa Valley wine tours start in the morning and end before evening, so you can either relax or party hard after that. This article, thus, offers a sample itinerary of a wine tour you could be a part of when you’re not in the resort’s... read more

Take a Quick Napa Valley Wine Tour and Enjoy Some California’s Best Flavors

For those of you aware of California’s rich history of winemaking, you must know how instrumental Napa Valley is to that. There are hundreds of vineyards in the region, and the wines from here are well-known across the globe. Now, it can be a bit of a challenge to select the wineries to visit with so many choices available. So, in that case, pre-planned and organized Napa Valley wine tours can help you visit new places and taste great wine without the hassle of deciding and arranging anything. Wine tours often offer a complete luxury experience that prioritizes maximal comfort for customers. So, the travel arrangements use cars from brands like BMW and Mercedes, allowing you, the guest, to sit your... read more

Explore Amazing Wineries in Napa with Exciting Napa Valley Wine Tours

There are several hillside vineyards in Napa County in California. In addition to the visual pleasure that the land provides through gorgeous landscapes, some fantastic flavors come from the region, especially in the form of wines. Perhaps what makes a visit to the many wineries in the area even more worthwhile is how welcomed the locals make you feel. There’s an almost instant friendly ambiance the moment you set foot into the exceptional wineries, highly-rated restaurants, or luxurious and comfortable accommodations. Undeniably, Napa Valley tours are a celebration worth every moment. Seeing as the Napa Valley region is known predominantly for the unique wines from the various wineries, taking a wine tour presents a memorable day full of laughs, excitement, and... read more

Have an Exciting Day Out from San Fransisco with Napa Wine Tours

The Napa and Sonoma valleys are particularly renowned for producing some of the best wines in all of California, and residents of the city of San Fransisco don’t have to travel much to visit some fantastic wineries within it. For decades, wineries have produced unique wines with their own character in the Napa Valley, and being able to stand, sit, and drink in those spaces is a remarkable feeling. You can see bits of the process and the land where the magic takes place. You can also, of course, experience several varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay at the place where they come from through San Fransisco wine tours. These tours are detailed and are accompanied by wine experts... read more

Enjoy Northern Sonoma Valley Wine Tours from Your Stay at Vintners Resort

Enjoy Northern Sonoma Valley Wine Tours from Your Stay at Vintners Resort Northern Sonoma County is home to Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and Knights Valley. The sunny, warm, and dry climate of the region allows it to create some brilliant wines, particularly Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. So, if you’re staying at the Vintners Resort, a luxury accommodation, you may want to consider some of the Northern Sonoma Valley wine tours for an opportunity for exploration, knowledge, and lots of fun. These tours are designed to provide a completely relaxing experience. So, all bookings are made, transportation secured and planning complete. What you have to do, however, is show up, sit in the vehicle, socialize (or not), watch the beauty of the... read more

Embark on Luxurious Sonoma Valley Wine Tours

There are various kinds of Sonoma Valley wine tours organized by various tour companies. However, not all of them provide an experience that’s categorically luxurious from start to finish. So, if you’re staying at the lovely Sonoma Bungalows for a bit of a break from life and its busyness, a wine tour that helps you relax in complete comfort is arguably a necessity. Simultaneously, the tour should offer you the serenity of drinking delicious wine in beautiful natural landscapes so that your visit is one that will stay in your memory for a long, long time. While that all sounds great, it should be more than just an imaginative experience. That is why this article provides you with a detailed wine... read more

Explore Brilliant Wineries in Sonoma with Exciting Sonoma Valley Wine Tours

The winemaking region of Sonoma Valley offers a lot to its visitors in terms of visual aesthetic pleasure through breathtaking natural landscapes and historic architecture in pockets of land situated in the area. The region is also, of course, known for its wineries and some of the unique products that are created there. Moreover, this region is declared as the place where California’s commercial wine industry originated. With 10,249 acres of vineyards, there are Sonoma Valley wine tours that enable wine lovers and tourists to enjoy the flavors that the region has to offer. You can set aside a relaxing day to embark on a journey to some of the best wineries present in not only California but the entire country.... read more

Discover the Hidden Gems of Napa Valley with Luxury Wine Tours and Transportation

Napa Private and tailored tours to individuals visiting Napa Valley. The famous Greek playwright Euripides once said, “Where there is no wine, there is no love.” At Napa Valley, America’s own ‘wine country,’ we agree 100%. Whether you’re a full-blown oenophile, a first-timer, or just someone who wants an excuse to drink in the middle of the day, a Napa Valley wine tour offers something for everybody; throw in the word “luxury,” and you have yourself a match made in vino heaven. One of the reasons why a luxury wine tour is recommended is because someone has already done the homework for you and has a tried and tested plan for you to get the best wine-tasting experience possible. Established in 1986, California... read more

Highlights to Expect at Napa Private and Tailored Tours to Individuals Visiting Napa Valley

Napa Valley has become synonymous with wine, and for good reason. The region is home to 475 wineries and is part of an industry that produces more than a thousand brands of wine and generates around $50 billion in annual revenue. So, it’s easy to see why Napa Valley is the first choice when it comes to wine tours. Besides, there’s no better way to learn about the Napa Valley than going on Napa Private and tailored tours to individuals visiting Napa Valley. The wine tour will take you to some of the best wineries at Napa County where you will get to explore the impressive wines and gorgeous scenery in what is definitely going to be an all-day private tour you’re never... read more

A Must-Experience Champagne Only Wine Tour in Napa Valley

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right.” Said the famous American novelist, F. Scott Fitzgerald. If you are a champagne lover, you will probably agree with that! California Wine Tours brings an exotic champagne-only Napa Valley Wine Tour that will take you through some of Napa Valley’s best wineries and vineyards. These Napa wine tours give you a wonderful chance and opportunity to discover the incredible boutique wineries and lush vineyards in Napa Valley. As you sip your wine, you will get to enjoy the most picturesque views and sights that are laced with the magic of Napa Valley. This example tour is based on staying at the Hotel Yountville, Napa Valley, however all of our tours are... read more

California Wine Tours: Private and Tailored Tours for Individuals Visiting Napa Valley

Whether you prefer an oaky chardonnay or bold ice wines, or vintage options, nothing beats a wine tasting tour, especially if you are lucky enough to go on tailored wine tours of Napa Valley. What makes this a great wine destination is that you aren’t restricted to the tasting room or offered a litany of so-so wines, but rather, you’re in for an experience of a lifetime, with some of the best and most sought-after wines on the menu that are served with fun and engaging facts, and not to forget high end chauffeured transportation that adds a nice touch to an unforgettable experience.   So, what are you waiting for? Make memories with friends and family by booking premium Napa Private... read more

Explore the Best Wineries In Sonoma Through Exciting Sonoma Valley Wine Tours

Wine tasting is one of Sonoma County’s favorite and most enjoyable activities, and what better way to take part in that than through some exciting Sonoma Valley wine tours. Sonoma, a historic city in northern California is the ultimate birthplace of the state’s modern wine industry. It is located right at the heart of Sonoma Valley, the renowned winemaking region. Did you know that Sonoma County is home to more than 425 incredible wineries and is known as the ‘most diverse premium wine grape growing region’ in the whole of the United States? Whether you are an occasional wine-drinker or a die-hard wine aficionado, the ideal way to explore some of the best wineries in Sonoma is through a fun-filled Sonoma wine tour. Experience the... read more

Sonoma Wine Tours Tailored to your Taste!

A Sonoma Wine Tour is the perfect getaway for the average tourist or seasoned local. On the other hand if you know exactly where you would like to go our concierge staff can assist you in scheduling the perfect Sonoma Valley Tour. On the other hand, maybe you have been wine tasting in the Napa Valley and are looking to explore Sonoma Valley. It should be noted that our concierge and sales team will be happy to organize a custom Sonoma Wine Tour you will never forget. The Heart of Sonoma: The Historic Sonoma Plaza What would a Sonoma Wine Tour be without visiting the Sonoma Town Square? In the heart of the Sonoma Valley you will naturally find yourself stumbling upon the... read more

When touring the Carneros region are you in Napa or Sonoma?

The Carneros appellation is considered the crossroads of both Napa and Sonoma Valley where the two major wine regions collide. Nevertheless it has become the region Known to produce some of the finest Sonoma Valley chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wines. Its unique climate with the bay breeze and foggy mornings make for the perfect growing region of these Sonoma varietals. It is the perfect halfway area for a Napa or Sonoma wine tour if you are coming from San Francisco or anywhere in the bay area. Its also home to the oldest winery in all of California. What winery is that you ask? None other than the Historic Buena Vista Winery. Founded by Agoston Haraszthy in 1857. Notable Wineries: Artesa Vineyards... read more

Glen Ellen Wineries, Restaurants and Accommodations

Just as you past the widely known Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn the valley opens to the hidden gem recognized as Glen Ellen. Offering an assortment of activities such as horseback riding, Sonoma Valley wine tasting and hiking at Sonoma Valleys Jack London State Historic Park. Notable Wineries: Benziger Family Winery, Imagery Estate Winery, Hamel Family Wines,Mayo Family Winery, Beltane Ranch and Wellington Cellars Savory Eats: Glen Ellen Star, The Mill at Glen Ellen and The Fig Café & Winebar Accommodations: The Jack London Lodge, and Glen Ellen Inn Price a Sonoma Valley Wine Tour!... read more

Kenwood Wineries, Restaurants and Accommodations

Finally if you dare venture further you will be pleasantly met with yet another impressive Sonoma Valley appellation known as the Kenwood Region. Boarding the Mayacamas Mountains to the east and the Sonoma Valley Mountains to the west. Undoubtedly this area offers one of the widest rages of wine grapes and stunning Sonoma Valley wedding venues to suit everyone’s taste. Noteable Wineries: Kunde Family Winery, VJB Vineyard & Cellars, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Landmark Vineyards, Mayo Family Winery, and B Wise Vineyards Savory Eats: Salt & Stone, TIPS Roadside, Palooza Brewery & Gastropub Accommodations: Kenwood Inn & Spa, Olea Hotel, and Gaige House + Ryokan Price a Sonoma Valley Wine Tour!... read more

Sonoma Wine Tours in The Russian River Wine region

As well as being known for fantastic Sonoma Wines this area offers an array of recreational opportunities such as kayaking, hiking, and biking. Although, there is no better way to experience the Russian River Valley than in one of our convertible Mercedes sprinters. Relax and allow our drivers to take you on a wine tour that meets everyone’s taste. Not just known for their Pinot Noir the Russian River Valley has set the bar high with its white wines as well.... read more

Dry Creek Valley wine tours and tasting

The Dry Creek Valley is a beautiful scenic route with lots of vineyards, olive orchards and organic family farms. It brings a whole new meaning to farm to table and you will find that a lot of the local produce and commodities are locally sourced right here in our very own backyard. As you hop from winery to winery be sure to make a pit stop at the Dry Creek General Store for all your picnic needs. Better yet pair that gourmet boxed lunch with a delightful Zin from Dry Creek Vineyard or Seghesio Family. Click here for Wine Tours in Northern Sonoma       ... read more

Alexander Valley Wine Tasting

“The brightest and the best spot in the world.” Declared by the pioneer Cyrus Alexander. The Alexander Valley was once considered to be a better place to grow wheat and raise cattle prior to being known for its grapes. Now with its expansive vineyard vistas Alexander Valley is known for their diverse micro-climates. This supports the growing of several grape varietals, though Cabernet has become the shining star. Many flock to this region not only for the views and excellent wine but its historic charm & iconic wineries such as Alexander Valley Vineyards and Francis Ford Coppola.... read more

Healdsburg Wineries and Downtown

The hidden gem of all the Valleys would be the Northern Sonoma Valley. Known to be more laid back, less crowded and commercialized than Napa and Sonoma Valleys. The small town of Healdsburg is the core meeting point for the three prime wine growing regions. The Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Alexander Valley. Over the years this area has really been put on the map by its award-winning wines, contemporary art establishments and growing foodie scene. Looking for somewhere to go other than the Napa and Sonoma Valley? You will be pleased with all that the Northern Sonoma regions have to offer. Let one of our expert concierges build a custom wine tour you are sure to boast... read more

Fancy a Luxury Wine Tour through Napa Valley?

Wine and Napa Valley go hand in hand, and there are certainly no two ways about it. From the region’s prized Cabernet Sauvignon to its fertile soils dotted with more than 400 incredible wineries, Napa Valley is undoubtedly your go-to place for the best wines and the most exotic wine tours featuring high end chauffeured transportation. The perfect way to explore the hidden gems of Napa Valley is through a fun-filled, exciting Napa Valley Tour that brings you picturesque views of the magnificent Napa Valley wineries. More than that, you get to have an exclusive wine tasting experience that will probably stay with your forever. California Wine Tours makes all of this happen and possible with its extensive knowledge of the wineries in... read more

2021 Favorite Napa Valley Itinerary

A Taste of Napa Valley designed by Kendric, CWT Concierge This is one of my favorite tours to plan for our guests. It offers terrific wine, great views and earns every bit of its namesake Start the day with a visit to Domaine Carneros to enjoy some of best Sparkling Wine and breathtaking views! The view from the terrace is picture perfect with surrounding vineyards and grand staircase. Afterwards, our driver will make a brief stop at the nostalgic Oakville Grocery so you can grab the essential picnic items. Your next visit is Pestoni Family Winery, where you can enjoy five generations of wine making followed with a wine country picnic and bocce ball. Their passion for wine and family come together... read more

Take an Adventure in California with Sonoma Wine Tours

Sonoma Valley is truly the best place to visit to learn about the rich history of wine-making in the state of California. Sonoma County, which encompasses the valley, is considered the birthplace of the commercial wine industry in the state in the mid-19th century. Therefore, the valley is home to several wineries that provide some of the best wine in all of the country. Wine lovers can experience what this land has to offer through Sonoma Valley wine tours that offer a unique opportunity for exploration, learning, and excitement. Wine tours allow you to see the resources that go into creating the drinks that you know and love. You get a quick behind the scenes to meet the people responsible for... read more