- $79 for a San Francisco winery cruise ($159 value)
Participants begin the winery cruises by hopping aboard the Neptune, a 1950s-era motor vessel, for a sparkling-wine toast and cheese-and-fruit reception at Pier 39. As the cruise departs, passengers can kick back and soak in picturesque views of the Bay Bridge, the San Francisco skyline, and the lapping waves of the bay itself. The cruise docks at Treasure Island, where groups savor tastings from The Winery SF, Sol Rouge, and VIE Winery. Participants receive a $9 credit to use toward the purchase of their favorite wines and a 10% discount on wine cases, and may choose to purchase food at local restaurants or bring a picnic lunch. When the trip comes to a close, passengers can enjoy one last glass of wine with them on the cruise back to Pier 39.
SF Experiences guides take wine lovers on whirlwind tours of the urban winery scene by boat as well as by bus, opening up the local word of vinos to its visitors. It's not every day you get to take a boat to a winery. The SF Winery Cruise travels from the mainland to Treasure Island, San Francisco’s Wine Country. While on the water, passengers sip sparkling wine; on either shore, they sample vintages at urban wineries, all of which focus on California wines culled from areas such as Santa Barbara and Napa Valley.
For a tours that stay on dry land, the San Francisco Wine Adventure bus stops at a set of urban wineries, giving passengers tastes of the area's finest wares while relating the local history of winemaking. Historical tours of Treasure Island add to the knowledge fest, and stops for stunning photos include the famous "postcard view" of the city that makes everyone on the far shore appear to be a model.