Sonoma County is one of the most popular wine-loving destinations in the world thanks to its ideal climate and soil for grape growing and gorgeous nature. With a rich history of wine making, wineries have been able to perfect their craft through generations of experience. The convenience of being so close to San Francisco brings in curious visitors who are ready to experience the why Sonoma is so well known for it’s viticulture, here are the best tours available to taste the beauty yourself.
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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco
Visit popular big-name and family-run wineries and try various regional varieties in Napa and Sonoma then enjoy a gourmet lunch in Sonoma Square Plaza or Yountville. On your tour, learn about the history of winemaking while you’re guided through the vineyards and barrel rooms.
Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley Including Lunch
453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476
Take a unique ride in the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley modeled after iconic cable cars in San Francisco while your guide teaches you about historic landmarks you will pass. Visit three wineries with regional varieties and enjoy lunch from a local winery.
Sonoma Wine Rides — Sonoma County Wine Tasting Tours
various vacation rentals and hotels in Sonoma County
Stop at three renowned cellars in Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, or Russian River and taste local varieties paired with charcuterie.
All-Inclusive Sonoma Wine and Picnic Tour
Confirm after reservation
Go wine tasting at three wineries and enjoy an artisan boxed lunch brought to you by Sonoma market. All costs are covered by your tour price.
Private Sonoma and Napa Wine Tour from San Francisco
Vacation rental or residence within San Francisco, additional fee option for other destinations
Price: $715 per group (up to 6)
Kick back and relax as a chauffeur drives your group around to up to five top wineries. You can customize this private tour with predetermined options or your own requests to best fit your needs before.
Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley
Sonoma, CA 95476 or request pickup
Taste test at three popular wineries and then enjoy a picnic set up by your guide including a shared cheese platter. On your tour, your guide will teach you tidbits of interesting wine making history.
#1 Sonoma Walking Food, Wine & History Tour (Small Groups)
Start: 270 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476 | End: 408 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476
Sip and stroll locally curated wines from six curated stops as well as gourmet foods in historic downtown Sonoma. Try fine chocolates, artisanal cheeses, olive oil, and more as your guide shares stories of regional culinary legends, vineyards, and other interesting facts.
Muir Woods with Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour + Alcatraz & Aquarium Access
Pickup and drop off from select San Francisco hotels on day 2
Make the most of your time and visit several popular destinations in Northern California in the span of two days, including Alcatraz and the Aquarium of the Bay on day one. On day two, see the Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Muir Woods National Monument, and sample premium local wines and gourmet food on a tour of Sonoma County.
Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour
Pick-up at various hotels in San Francisco (see link for more details) | OR Union Square 427 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102 | OR Fishermans Wharf 1300 Colombus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
See Sonoma in style as you ride around in a vintage Volkswagen bus and stop at award-winning wineries. Taste a variety of local wines and get behind the scene looks at winemaking processes, and finally enjoy a gourmet Italian-style lunch.
Sonoma Valley Pedal Assist Bike or Regular Bike Tour
1254 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476
Ride along eight miles of country rides and admire Sonomas rolling hills and open scenery. You’ll stop at two wineries with optional tasting and at the end of your guided tour, you can continue exploring on your own until the end of the day.