Choose Between Two Options
- $59 for a San Francisco wine tour for one (a $125 value)
- $115 for a San Francisco wine tour for two (a $250 value)
No more than 12 guests at a time pile into the comfortable passenger van for an all-day adventure visiting at least three wineries in the Sonoma and Napa region. The tour, which includes tasting fees, begins at 9:30 a.m. at either Union Square or Fisherman’s Wharf, then heads out to such grape-stomping grounds as Cline Cellars, the Larson Family Winery, and Hawkes Winery. The guide reveals such secrets as how and why one should smell, swirl, and juggle vintages, and how grapes become wine at all. Lunch is not included, but may be packed or purchased during a one-hour rest at Sonoma Plaza. Voyagers can expect to be back around 6 p.m.
Draped across trellises, bunches of deep-purple grapes grow warm in the sun as wineries across Sonoma and Napa. Guides from Terrific Tours foray into this robust ecosystem of wineries and vineyards, leading private and group tours. Most of the tour guides grew up in wine country, and many were raised by established winemakers or at least someone who smelled like raisins. On these day-long adventures, wine-drinkers get the inside scoop on proper tasting technique, the grape’s journey from vine to glass, and some of the area’s fine-dining establishments.