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Sonoma County & Napa Valley Tours

Fields of vineyards basking in the heat of summer, the sun working its magic on the growing grapes, the harvest over the horizon, new wines to be produced. You’re in wine country here, and your Sonoma Vineyard Tours from San Francisco are your pass to enjoy the wine and take in the beauty of the surroundings. Pick your tour and head out into the birthplace of California wine industry. Yes, you’ll undoubtedly get to taste some wine, explore the vineyards and see why this is such a beautiful region. It’s a trip away from the city sprawl of San Francisco that’ll give you a much-needed boost. And why not mix with a Napa Valley tour and get the best of both wine worlds! Just don’t get tipsy!
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Our tips for Sonoma Valley

  • Get the best of both worlds. Why not combine your Sonoma Valley tour with a visit to its neighbour Napa Valley? Then you can test out both regions wine! Can be a hard life sometimes!
  • It’s all about the taste. Before visiting, do some research and find out about the wines of the region. It will make the tour even more pleasurable, and you’ll have some insider knowledge.
  • Consider the seasons. Review the weather forecast and organize your trip accordingly. While the harvest season (September to October) is a favorite, be mindful that it tends to draw larger crowds.
  • Winery Etiquette. Take the time to acquaint yourself with fundamental wine tasting etiquette to enhance your overall experience.

Good to know

Sonoma Valley isn’t just about wine, it also produces great beer and cider. Something for everyone. This is a valley with a history! For Sonoma Valley is actually the birthplace of the California wine industry. The oldest winery was founded in 1858. Are you a movie buff? Scenes from Hitchcock’s The Birds were filmed at Valley’s - Inn at the Tides. Napa Valley, renowned globally for its production of top-tier Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot wines, boasts a wine industry with rich historical origins. Charles Krug set the stage in 1858 by establishing the first commercial vineyard. The valley is intricately divided into 16 sub-appellations, designated as American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), each characterized by its exclusive climate, soil composition, and terrain, thereby shaping the unique qualities of the wines originating from these diverse regions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Sonoma County and Napa Valley?

    The best time to visit is during the summer months (June to October), that’s when you’ll get the best temperatures, often around the mid-80’s.

  • Q: How far is it between Sonoma County and Napa Valley?

    The distance is relatively brief, approximately 30 miles. The travel time usually averages around 45 minutes, contingent on traffic conditions.

  • Q: What is the legal drinking age in California?

    The minimum legal age for alcohol consumption in California is 21 years.

  • Q: What outdoor activities are available in Sonoma County and Napa Valley?

    Discover Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, embark on hikes at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, or partake in kayaking along the Russian River. Additionally, both regions provide opportunities for hot air balloon rides, cycling excursions, visits to art galleries, and exceptional dining experiences.

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