So you’ve landed in San Francisco but wine country is calling your name. Hey, we don’t blame you. After you’ve gotten your fill of cable cars and the Golden Gate, book one of these wine tours to sample a taste of our paradise. From the laid back, our home is your home attitude of small family owned wineries to the lux life opportunities in Napa Valley, there is something for everyone. But getting there is half the experience. Check out the best ways to travel to wine country from the city by the bay.
Travel In Style and Elegance
Beau Wine Tours and Limousine Service
1754 Second St, Suite B
Napa, CA 94559
: 5 stars, 1,469 reviews
Travel up to Napa Valley in elegance and comfort. No matter which vehicle you choose from; sedans, buses, and limousines you’ll be ensconced in deep leather seats and relaxing ambiance. Stop for a picture at the Golden Gate Bridge before embarking on an eight hour day in one of Napa’s distinct Sub-Viticultural Areas. The Napa Valley boasts 16 sub-regions, each with their own unmistakable flavors, micro-climates, and terrain.
Beau Wine Tour has four specific tours for the Coombsville, Spring Mountain, Howell Mountain, and Diamond Mountain regions. While they can easily plan a tour around specific requests, newcomers can enjoy the fruits of Beau Wine Tour’s knowledge. Their pre-arranged wine tours are designed to meet such needs, and they can also customize your tour to meet the needs of your individual group. Their staff will ask you some basic questions, such as the types of wine you like, what you think you’d like to see.
For the connoisseur, the collector seeking out California’s finest ultra premium wines, check out their Collector’s Series of wine tours. These personally customized (and very exclusive) tours are for the serious collectors who are looking for truly ultra premium, limited production Cabernet wines to stock their cellars.
Napa Valley Wine Tour On A Budget
Napa Valley Wine Country Tours
20 Case Ct
American Canyon CA, 94503
: 5 stars, 2,103 reviews
Napa Valley Wine Country Tours wants you to have the perfect day at a reasonable price. While they do offer private wine tours, if you’re looking to watch your budget opt for the $119 per person internet special and they will pick you up from two designated locations, enjoy a mimosa breakfast, a picnic lunch, four winery tours (tasting fees not included), and stop at the Golden Gate Bridge. Their limousine styled buses ensure you can mingle and socialize with other people in your group while cruising in luxury up to wine country.
Most of these tours last around 8 or 9 hours, so dress accordingly. While temperatures will always be warmer in Napa Valley than San Francisco, it’s very cool in the mornings and evenings.
Go Green and Drink Red
Green Dream Tours
677 42nd Ave
San Francisco, CA 94121
: 5 stars, 1,241 reviews
This 2014 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence recipient employs knowledgeable drivers who will inform you on the region as you make your way to the wineries. You’ll enjoy tastings at three fine boutique wineries on your wine tasting tour of the Napa Valley. Each has been carefully selected for its unique character, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and lovely ambiance.
Sit back and relax as everything is taken care of, including inclusive tasting fees and pick-up and drop-off from your hotel.
They’re committed to be sustainable and earth-friendly. Your full-day wine tour is 100% carbon neutral.
Off the Beaten Path
Max Napa Tours
118 Andover St
San Francisco, CA 94110
: 5 stars, 230 reviews
Discover small batch wineries up back-country roads and away from the typical tourist spots. As well as transportation to four different wineries from your San Francisco hotel. Max and Evan leverage their relationships with hundreds of different wineries, and winemakers will greet you as friends! You are welcome to make a request if you have a favorite winery or wine. Tours are done in Ford Expeditions EL’s, complete with comfortable leather seating for six, rear climate control, privacy tinting, and bottled water.
MaxNapaTours is now able to ship your wine home to you! At the end of the day, leave your wine with them and have it delivered to your door!
Fly In With Style
San Francisco, CA 94128
: 5 stars, 110 reviews
Check two things off your bucket list by taking a helicopter ride around the scenic San Francisco Bay Area before landing in Napa for a tour and wine pairings. This tour drops you off in a winery on the historic Silverado Trail, where you and your small group (minimum of four and up to six people) will enjoy a private tasting and tapas with a wine expert. While other wine tours include a full day with multiple wine tours. Viator’s experience is 3 hours round trip and includes vineyard tour and tasting. If the allure of Napa Valley is calling you but you’re not up for a full day commitment, this is an exciting alternative.
Due to weight limits on the helicopter your party may be limited to the amount of wine you’ll be able to bring back. So plan(and drink) accordingly.