Sonoma Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco

Join a full-day Sonoma Valley wine tasting tour and visit some of Sonomaís finest wineries with a knowledgeable guide. Youíll learn about the wine-making process at three boutique wineries, stopping at the Golden Gate Bridge for magnificent views along the way. Enjoy a picnic lunch and head to Sonomaís Spanish-style plaza for additional chocolate and cheese tastings. Round-trip hotel transport by mini-bus with narration on San Francisco history is included. Numbers are limited to 14 to ensure a personalized experience on this small-group tour.Your full-day wine tasting tour starts with pickup at your hotel in San Francisco and then heads north with a photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, where you can enjoy the views of the bay and the Marin Headlands. Relax on the mini-bus with onboard narration about San Franciscoís fascinating history and neighborhoods. Bottled water is provided for the duration of the tour.Continue your small-group tour to Sonoma Valley, home to famous California wines and artisanal cheeses. Journey through the rolling hills of Sonoma and stop at three boutique wineries, enjoying five to six tastings of several varietals at each location. Each winery has been carefully selected for its unique character, knowledgeable staff and lovely ambience, ensuring you visit some of the regionís finest venues and sample award-winning wines. (See winery descriptions below.)Throughout the day, youíll learn about the area and its vineyards from your informative guide, and receive a detailed explanation about the wine-making process. At Larson Family Winery, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, enjoy a picnic with a box lunch full of goodies like a deli sandwich, side salad, cookie and bottled water. Wine is available for purchase by the bottle at the winery if you wish to enjoy some with lunch.In the middle of the tour, enjoy a one-hour visit to Sonomaís downtown, where restaurants and specialty shops border a charming historic plaza. There are chocolate and cheese tastings available if you like.Afterward, board the mini-bus for the return trip to your San Francisco hotel, ready to impress your friends with your newfound love of Sonoma Valley wines.Winery stops include the following (subject to change):Robledo Family WineryReynaldo
Robledo made history by becoming the first Mexican migrant vineyard
worker to open a winery and tasting room in the United States. Learn
about the wineryís origins as you sip extraordinary wines.Larson Family WineryLocated
in the heart of the Carneros region of Sonoma, this rustic family-run
winery has been making wines since 1987 and sits on 70 acres (28
hectares) that were once home to the Sonoma Rodeo. Taste award-winning
and palate-pleasing wines you wonít find anywhere else.Nicholson RanchNicholson Ranch is a small family-owned artisan winery, featuring Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the familyís estate vineyards. Enjoy the stunning views of Sonoma, and the Carneros region, while sipping yummy wines!

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