Small Group Napa Valley Tour For Wine Lovers - San Francisco

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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Return Details :
    • If your booking is less than 24hrs in advance please contact us immediately to re-confirm and schedule your pickup • Pickup time ranges between 8:10am-8:40am • As a courtesy to fellow passenge.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This small group Napa Valley wine tour from San Francisco features seated tastings at 3 or Napas best-loved wineries, including the 13th century-style castle at Castello di Amorosa.

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On this Napa Valley wine tasting tour from San Francisco, be delighted with the history, architecture, gardens, and memorable toasts. Your wine enthusiast guide will prepare you for touring and tasting reserve wines at the Castello di Amorosa and two other celebrated Napa Valley wineries.
Your San Francisco wine tour to Napa Valley begins enjoying the views from the Bay Bridge
As you travel, learn how Napas microclimates and soil types combine to produce the worlds best winemaking grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
Home of famous "Rutherford Dust" Cabernet wineries
Pass by award winning vineyards, Michelin-starred restaurants
This town can be described as quaint, old school and relaxed. As we pass the main street you will see why
Corks pop first at Castello di Amorosa, a medieval-styled Tuscan castle winery constructed with authentic 13th-century European materials and furnishings. On your way to vaulted wine cellars, check out the moat, drawbridge, towers, courtyards, and armory. Thankfully, Castello di Amorosa puts the same love and attention into its elegant, intensely flavored, and well-balanced wines.
Next, your Napa wine tasting tour makes a fun photo stop at the Napa Valley Welcome Sign.
Your lunch break is in charming Calistoga, California. Among its hot springs, elegant spas and yoga studios, youll have no trouble finding the perfect lunch spot and perhaps sampling another locally crafted wine with your meal.
V. Sattui is a family-owned business started by Vittorio Sattui in 1885. Nationally acclaimed winemaker, Brooks Painter, oversees a vine to cork blend of artistry, time-honored traditions, and innovation to consistently produce award-winning, small lot 90+ point wines for a wide range of tastes. The sprawling estate in St. Helena has beautiful manicured gardens and an underground wine cave for tastings by a friendly, knowledgeable staff.
This quintessential Carneros AVA property, once cultivated by the Michael Mondavi Family Estate, is surrounded by rolling hills of planted vineyards. Ru Vango loosely translates to Road to Art. Fittingly, the winerys tasting salon features a collection of Winn Slavin Fine Art. From a wrap-around porch overlooking a sun-soaked vineyard, enjoy a reserve flight of three complex wines made from grapes grown 2000 feet above sea level and in the pathway of cool San Pablo Bay breezes.
On the journey back to San Francisco, well make one last stop (weather permitting) at a scenic look-out point with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge for you to capture some keepsake photos of Marin Headlands, San Francisco skyline, and Alcatraz Island.
The Presidio, a 1,500-acre park on a former military post, is a major outdoor recreation hub. It has forested areas, miles of trails, a golf course and scenic overlooks.
The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there.

Itinerary:


On this Napa Valley wine tasting tour from San Francisco, be delighted with the history, architecture, gardens, and memorable toasts. Your wine enthusiast guide will prepare you for touring and tasting reserve wines at the Castello di Amorosa and two other celebrated Napa Valley wineries.
Your San Francisco wine tour to Napa Valley begins enjoying the views from the Bay Bridge
As you travel, learn how Napa’s microclimates and soil types combine to produce the world’s best winemaking grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
Home of famous "Rutherford Dust" Cabernet wineries
Pass by award winning vineyards, Michelin-starred restaurants
This town can be described as quaint, old school and relaxed. As we pass the main street you will see why
Corks pop first at Castello di Amorosa, a medieval-styled Tuscan castle winery constructed with authentic 13th-century European materials and furnishings. On your way to vaulted wine cellars, check out the moat, drawbridge, towers, courtyards, and armory. Thankfully, Castello di Amorosa puts the same love and attention into its elegant, intensely flavored, and well-balanced wines.
Next, your Napa wine tasting tour makes a fun photo stop at the Napa Valley Welcome Sign.
Your lunch break is in charming Calistoga, California. Among its hot springs, elegant spas and yoga studios, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect lunch spot and perhaps sampling another locally crafted wine with your meal.
V. Sattui is a family-owned business started by Vittorio Sattui in 1885. Nationally acclaimed winemaker, Brooks Painter, oversees a “vine to cork” blend of artistry, time-honored traditions, and innovation to consistently produce award-winning, small lot 90+ point wines for a wide range of tastes. The sprawling estate in St. Helena has beautiful manicured gardens and an underground wine cave for tastings by a friendly, knowledgeable staff.
This quintessential Carneros AVA property, once cultivated by the Michael Mondavi Family Estate, is surrounded by rolling hills of planted vineyards. Ru Vango loosely translates to “Road to Art”. Fittingly, the winery’s tasting salon features a collection of Winn Slavin Fine Art. From a wrap-around porch overlooking a sun-soaked vineyard, enjoy a reserve flight of three complex wines made from grapes grown 2000 feet above sea level and in the pathway of cool San Pablo Bay breezes.
On the journey back to San Francisco, we’ll make one last stop (weather permitting) at a scenic look-out point with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge for you to capture some keepsake photos of Marin Headlands, San Francisco skyline, and Alcatraz Island.
The Presidio, a 1,500-acre park on a former military post, is a major outdoor recreation hub. It has forested areas, miles of trails, a golf course and scenic overlooks.
The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there.

Inclusions

  • Photo stop at Welcome to Napa sign and Golden Gate Bridge
  • All wine-tasting and touring fees at three Napa Wineries (value $125) subject to changes
  • Guided by a knowledgeable wine enthusiast
  • Complimentary SF hotel pickup & drop off
  • Tour Castello di Amorosas medieval castle

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Meals

Additional Info

Service animals allowed

Public transportation options are available nearby

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Wineries visited are subject to change

This tour operates with a minimum number of guests. If we do not meet requirements, alternate options or a refund will be issued.

For international guests, please be aware the legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years of age. You must be 21 years of age or older to join this tour. No exceptions.

Meals are not included.

For hotel pickups, if your hotel is not listed, please select the Hilton Union Square at 333 O'Farrell Street (the meeting point is outside the Mason Street entrance).

Please check your confirmation letter for exact pick-up time and location. It is your responsibility to make it on tour on time.

Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and the guide's discretion.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 22-Aug-2023

    I really enjoyed this experience and would definitely recommend it to all of my friends and family. I loved that each winery made me feel welcome and all had very unique qualities. The tour guide was exceptional as he was knowledgeable and personable throughout the tour. My only recommendation would be to do the castle winery last rather than 1st as it was the best winery of the 3. I will definitely return and look forward to seeing Randall on my next tour.

  • 10-Jul-2023

    Kind of hard for me to leave a review seeing as the event was canceled. They did put us on another tour.

  • 23-Jun-2023

    This is one of the best wine tours I have taken The day started with our tour guide Randall picking us up and driving us to Napa Valley. Randall was very pleasant, funny, and knowledgeable. He gave us a history of the area and also told us about the wines we would be tasting and what to expect at each winery. Our first stop was the Castello di Amorosa. This winery looks like a 15th century Italian castle where we were allow to taste several different wines and rate them. Our wine host, Lorenzo, was very accommodating in letting us try any of the wines we wanted. Of course, we had the option of buying any of those wines (I bought six) but there was no pressure to do so. After the castle, Randall took us to the town of Calistoga where we could buy lunch. Randall gave us detailed information on all of the restaurants and let us choose where we wanted to eat and gave us an hour and a half to eat and to walk around the town. We ate at the Hydro Grill and really enjoyed it. Next we went to the V. Sattui Winery and tasted wines outside by the vineyard at picnic tables under umbrellas. A very modern Italian feel after coming from the castle. There we tasted another four wines from white to red to a madeira. Our last stop was at the Ru Vango Winery where we mostly got to see how the wine was made. We did sample some wines there also including right out of a cask. This was a small group tour of thirteen people and our guide. I don't know if it was the size of our group, the people, or just the wine, but everyone was laughing and having fun together by the end of the tour. Once again, this was the best wine tour I have taken in some time.

  • 02-Jun-2023

    Booked this tour months ago, last year actually. Got an email today to say my tour on Saturday 10th June was cancelled due to not enough people. Only option was a tour on a date I wasn't in San Francisco. I checked their website and they don't even do this tour on a Saturday. Asked them to phone me. The lady said Management had decided not to do Saturdays, so email was basically a lie. She offered me a private Tour for $2000!! Are you crazy. Now left trying to get money back and no wine tasting in Napa, which is one of the main reasons for my visit.

  • 13-May-2023

    The Napa small group wine tour was our first time to try a group outing and it proved to be a great decision.. With 13 of us on a clean, roomy bus we were all comfortable and able to get to know one another which made the trip even more fun. Our guide Randall was absolutely amazing! He struck the perfect balance between interesting information, humor and a genuine effort to make this outing one everyone would enjoy. Oh, and the wine tasting was pretty good too! I highly recommend this tour (and Randall if you can get him!).

  • 30-Apr-2023

    It was mine and my partner's first trip to Napa Valley and this tour did NOT disappoint. Randall is the absolute BEST tour guide - so knowledgable about wine/the area and just a terrific human being on top of that. I feel like for our first time in Napa, we really got to see a lot. Great wineries, and this tour makes the tastings easy. Would absolutely recommend to anyone who has not done Napa before - such a great tour.

  • 27-Mar-2023

    Randall did a great job! He was very knowledgeable and professional. He knew the vineyards and did a nice job!

  • 25-Feb-2023

    My husband and I loved this tour. First we stopped at the castle for 2 hours. We loved being able to sit by ourselves while we sampled wine. Touring the castle and grounds was a nice change from just drinking wine. It is a beautiful. We lived in Germany for years and visited many castles. This castle was as beautiful as those. Next we had ample time for lunch in Castillo. Our second stop was the old grocery store where we got to sample all their wines. It was interesting, but not my favorite. Too many people. I wanted to buy something in the store, but I would have wasted 30 min standing in line. The last stop was a beautiful winery with the vines - a true Napa experience. The views were breathtaking. Randall, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable. I learned so much about the area and wine. Great job! Highly recommend.

  • 11-Oct-2022

    Randall, our guide, was very knowledgeable and attentive to our comfort throughout the day. We learned so much! We highly recommend this tour of Napa and ask for Randall. You won’t be disappointed!!

  • 03-Oct-2022

    Randall our driver and our guide was amazing. He was very informative and recommended tips for us to use at the wineries. The First Winery (Castle) was great the other 2 were very mediocre.

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