Private Tour: Urban Wineries of San Francisco

Skip the drive to Napa or Sonoma and instead try tasting wines in San Franciscoís own wineries on this 3.5-hour private tour. Discover the cityís rich wine history as you sip cabernets and sauvignon blancs from three of the best wineries in town. Learn about the aging process and talk with the winemakers as you explore San Franciscoís up-and-coming neighborhoods with a knowledgeable private guide. This afternoon venture is a great way to experience the new trend of urban wineries in one of the hippest cities on the planet. Meet your private guide at Bluxome Street Winery, located in the SoMa (South of Market Street) neighborhood. Youíll tantalize your taste buds with a light charcuterie and cheese plate, and build up your wine knowledge as you sip your way through San Franciscoís booming urban winery scene.Kick off the 3.5-hour tour by sampling a flight of California wines, and learn about how these homegrown wineries have been popping up around the city. San Francisco may not have Napaís luxurious wine train, but the cityís reliable transportation will get you to your next drinking destination, the Dogpatch neighborhood, in minutes flat. Explore the areaís industrial roots at the historic shipyard and learn about the vibrant new cultural outcroppings, including craft breweries, independent clothing designers and urban wineries. Take a moment to view and reflect on one of San Franciscoís last underdeveloped neighborhoods, where you can see past and present merging, right on the shimmering San Francisco Bay.Savor additional flights of wine with food at two more wineries, including Dogpatch Wineworks, where your tour ends in the late afternoon. When possible, meet with the winemakers and tour the facilities for behind-the-scenes glimpses of the aging process.

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