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 head back and relax as you traverse through some breathtaking views. Also, as mentioned above, there’s a lot of history to this winemaking land, and the knowledgeable chauffeurs act as guides, informing you about the land and its people as you drive through new places. So, if you plan to take a tour of Napa Valley, then take a look at this sample.
A Quick Tour to Make Your Day Special
While many Napa Valley wine tours are day-long adventures, yours doesn’t have to be if you want to do more things on your day off. This sample tour focuses on three winery visits only, which start in the morning and end in the afternoon. Here’s the complete itinerary.
10:00 am – Madrigal Family Winery
Start your day with an intimate setting with your close friends or new faces at the Madrigal Family Winery. During your visit, you’ll be seated on the inviting deck or shaded crush pad that provides you with the perfect view of the expansive vineyard.
As you rest at your table, you’ll be able to taste some of the winery’s small production estate wines. You may also get to try the winery’s core wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Nuestra Sangre, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel. That experience will also, of course, be supplemented with a few history lessons on creating a particular wine in the winery. You’ll also learn about the winemaker’s lives in Napa Valley. So, it’s a great way to get to know what all goes into creating wines that are recognized in the state and the country.
After you’re done tasting, you can also take a quick tour of the place to learn about the winery and its vineyard practices. So, you’ll get all of this in just $65 per person (PP).
12:00 pm – Charles Krug
There’s no better place to go to learn about the history of Napa Valley’s winemaking than Charles Krug winery. The Charles Krug Winery is the oldest of the Napa Valley region and also offered the first-ever wine tasting room in all of California, which opened to the public in 1882. Since then, the experience has continued to evolve to provide visitors with world-class hospitality during every visit.
So, right at noon, this Napa Valley wine tour will let you try out what made this region’s wine so special back in the late 1800s. Enjoy various limited and small-production wines—most of which are available at the winery only. These selections also include the winery’s prized varieties of opulent single-vineyard Napa Cabernets and its elegant Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc.
All that wine tasting and exploring can sure work up an appetite. Well, you’ll be pleased to learn that there’s pizza season in Charles Krug, from May to early November. During that time, the winery offers legendary artisan pizzas prepared in its classic Mugnaini Pizza oven at the Cucina di Rosa. You can also indulge in other treats like charcuterie, artisan cheese, and more. Your lunch experience will be self-purchased.
2:15 pm – Freemark Abbey
After a hearty lunch, you can finish your Napa Valley wine tour with a friendly group experience at the wine tasting room at the Freemark Abbey winery. In fact, it has a 70-year long tradition that defined it as one of Napa Valley’s friendliest wineries. So, you can expect to feel at home at this intimate, sit-down tasting. This winery is specifically known for producing fantastic Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
With the Appellation Tasting, you’ll get a short story on each wine on the menu. So, you’ll learn about which part of the Napa Valley the wine was created in, what it made it worth being bottled under the Freemark Abbey label, and what flavor and aromatic attributes you can get when it’s in the glass.
Last Few Words
California Wine Tours is a tour company that specializes in planning and organizing relaxing Napa Valley wine tours. As a leading tour company, we prepare a range of different tour itineraries that take into account the time of year and other factors to provide you with the best possible experience. We also offer multiple options so that you can always head to new places instead of being limited to only a few wineries. There are so many wineries in the region, so there’s always a new experience to be had.
Our wine tours are designed for both residents in various parts of California and visitors to this region. So, some itineraries include pick-up services from resorts and other places of accommodation. The goal is to prioritize your comfort and fun, so we make sure to check all the boxes. Come tour with us and make some special new memories.