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 Buena Vista Winery. Founded by Agoston Haraszthy in 1857. Click here for recommendations
Staying in downtown Napa and want to take a Napa Valley Wine Tour?
Napa is the largest of Napa Valley’s six towns. Apart from this it is conveniently located just about an hour north of the San Francisco Bay Area and an hour South of Sacramento. It undoubtedly offers an array of hotel options, art galleries, boutique shops, tasting rooms and exquisite restaurants it caters to all generations. Click here for recommendations
Napa Wine Tours and Yountville restaurants, wineries and hotels
The town of Yountville is among the most charming little Napa Valley regions you will come across. Known for its Michelin starred restaurants, award winning Napa Valley tasting rooms and luxurious accommodations. Talk about being transported right into your very own hallmark movie. Click here for recommendations
Napa Valley Tours and Oakville
Right off Napa Valley’s Highway 29 is the small town of Oakville. How small you may say? Well if you blink you quite possibly could miss it. However, that does not mean that its bold Napa Valley wines do not pack a punch. Here you will find the flagship Oakville Grocery deli known throughout the Napa Valley for its delicious picnic spreads. It acts as the perfect wine tour lunch stop for all locals and visitors alike. Click here for recommendations
Rutherford, Napa Valley – Some of Napa Valleys best Cabernet wine
Refined with a touch of rustic Napa Valley, Rutherford will not disappoint. This area was once a riverbed and known for its unique soil. Producing some of the best Napa Valley Cabernet with an element of spice known at the “Rutherford Dust”. Also, home to the iconic Napa staple Rutherford Grill because what is better than comfort food paired with award winning Napa Valley Wines? Click here for recommendations
Napa Valley Tours and St Helena the center and heart of Napa Valley
As you venture further north to the town of St. Helena you will be greeted with even more small-town culture. St. Helena is in the center of the worlds famous vineyards of the Napa Valley. Clearly perfect for those with a love of the outdoors and Napa Valley viticulture. Want to enjoy a breath-taking picnic with epic views? Particularly our dreamy Napa Valley Wine Tours will have you falling in love all over again. St. Helena is not only the center of historic Napa Valley Wines, but also the home to some of the best views around. Click here for recommendations
A Calistoga Napa Valley Wine tour experience
At the peak of the Napa Valley you will find the historic town of Calistoga. With its old western charm its easy to feel like you are transported back in time. With always something new to discover the Napa Wine Tasting experiences run far and wide. From higher end exclusive Napa Wineries to smaller family owned boutique estates there are a plethora of wineries to choose from for your Napa Valley Tour. Click here for recommendations
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Sonoma Wine Tours – from Carneros to Kenwood!
In the heart of the Sonoma Valley you will naturally find yourself stumbling upon the Sonoma Valley Plaza. With its enchanting City Hall building, tall palm trees and people bustling about. It brings that element of Sonoma Valley small town charm and makes you feel like you are right at home. With tasting rooms, General Vallejo’s historic barracks, Sonoma Bungalows, Boutique Shops and Excellent Sonoma Valley Cuisine it is an absolute must to explore. Here is a fact: Most Sonoma Valley Wine Tours start in Sonom
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.
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. Click here for recommendations
Healdsburg, Dry Creek and Alexander Valley – Northern Sonoma Wine Tours
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 about for years to come.
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.
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.
“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. Click here for recommendations
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