Wine Making Process

Throughout your tour, your guide will explain the wine making process from planting through distribution, and the ways in which it differs around the world.

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Sonoma County Wineries
Neighboring Napa, Sonoma County has equally famous wineries and appellations, including the Russian River Valley.
Napa Valley Wineries
With over 500 wineries, Napa County is by far California's best known wine county - and includes Napa Valley, Stag's Leap, Calistoga, and five other appellations.
Sonoma Wine Country
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Tastings at 2 Napa Wineries
Known predominantly for their full-bodied cabernets and buttery chardonnays, Napa is full of producers who are constantly experimenting and further developing 'new world wine'.
California Chardonnay
After massive popularity for af ew decades, Chardonnay has gained a bad reputation of being 'buttery and oaky', and it's become trendy to dislike it. But keep an open mind as vintners continue to experiment with new flavor profiles for the grape.
Bordeaux style California reds
Bordeaux wines are always blends comprised of 6 grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, and Carmenere. Bordeaux-style reds are typical of Northern California because of its' similarities in climate to Bordeaux.

Related Tours

Wine Tasting in Napa Valley: Private Excursion
Discover the iconic Napa Valley scenery and world-famous wine, in this private excursion with tastings included.  

On your private excursion, you will:

  • Enjoy hotel pick-up and a scenic drive from the city to the rolling landscapes of Napa Valley Wine Country;
  • Enjoy tastings at two different wineries, learning about their varietals; 
  • Learn about tasting wine, principles of viticulture and oenology, and the history of Napa Valley;
  • Hear the story of the famous 'Judgment of Paris' when Chateau Montelena wine was selected as one of the world's best wines, in a blind taste test against the French winemakers;
  • Indulge in new world wines, and learn what makes Napa's appellations unique, with countless awards given to the county's winemakers;
  • Seize the opportunity to become wine club members of wineries and have wine arrive at your door throughout the year;
  • Indulge in lunch in one of the valley's historic towns and sample some of the best of California's farm-to-table foods. Your driver will drop you off after your first tasting and pick you up in time for your second tasting. Please note: the cost of lunch is not included. 

A trip to Northern California is incomplete without visiting its most famous wine county - Napa, and luxuriating in the juice of the valley's grapes. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or a novice, your private experience will be tailored to meet you where you are. All the details are handled - from hotel pick-up to hotel drop-off, so sit back, relax, and enjoy your all-inclusive wine-tasting experience. 
Wine Tasting in Sonoma County: Private All-Inclusive Excursion
Sonoma County is home to some of the state's most well-known wineries and appellations, including the Russian River Valley. Like all wine-tasting, the best way to do it is in an all-inclusive way.  

On your private  excursion, you will:

  • Enjoy hotel pick-up and a scenic drive in a private vehicle from the city to the rolling landscapes of Sonoma Wine Country;
  • Enjoy a thorough introduction to tasting wine, principles of viticulture and oenology, and the history of Sonoma;
  • Learn about over two centuries of wine-making in Sonoma along with the differences from its neighbour, Napa;
  • Enjoy all-inclusive tastings at two different wineries,  learning about their varietals;
  • As you sip, seize the opportunity to become wine club members of wineries and have wine arrive at your door throughout the year;
  • Enjoy a boxed lunch included. Be sure to let us know after booking if you prefer turkey, roast beef, ham, or vegetarian for lunch for you and each of your fellow travellers;
  • Enjoy an easy trip back into the city with hotel drop-off 
Sonoma's wine country is an easy trip outside San Francisco with equally dazzling wines to its famous neighbour, Napa. On your excursion, you can relax as your driver introduces you to the wineries where you'll be spending your day. 

Enjoy tastings at two wineries, lunch in Sonoma, and an easy transfer back to the city in the late afternoon. 

Please note: while a picnic lunch is included, drinks are not provided with lunch. We recommend purchasing a bottle of wine at the first tasting to then enjoy while you're having lunch.  
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