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Although we cannot ship your wine for you, we can take you to a shipping store at the end of the day. We can also assist you in getting a wine shipping box. Most hotels in San Francisco and especially in Wine Country can ship wine as well.
10 Reasons to take this Private Sonoma Valley tour:
- See the best of wine country. Visit small family-owned wineries instead of overcrowded commercial establishments. Go where the buses, and even the vans, can’t – many of the best vineyards don’t show up on maps or in travel guides. Visit exclusive sights, beautiful landscaped grounds, caves, and vineyards.
- Travel in luxury SUV’s in your groups of 6 people or less.
- This tour can pick you up directly from your Wine Country hotel.
- Taste exceptional small-lot handcrafted products, absolutely the finest wines in America.
- We find that oenophiles are usually foodies as well! Have lunch on Sonoma’s town square, or enjoy a picnic in the area (weather permitting).
- It is possible on this tour to visit a winery or two in the Carneros region of Napa without going out of the way too much. Thus we can visit both Napa and Sonoma in the same day.
- See first-hand everything that goes into the making of a bottle of wine.
- Request specific vineyards – go wherever you want! Customize your tour according to the type of wine that you prefer. After all, it is your day!
- Opt to have your bottle shipped home at the end of the day (additional fee). Most States are $60 to $80 a case. In the three hot summer months, wine needs to be shipped via air so the wine doesn’t cook – this adds to the cost. Sorry, but we are unable to provide international shipping at this time.
- We know you work hard – you deserve it. Our groups consistently have the most fun of any tour company.
Located a mere hour from the Golden Gate Bridge, Sonoma Valley is where it all began. Franciscan Friars planted the first grapes near the adobe Mission in 1823. 40 years later, there were several wines available for purchase at local stores.
Today, Sonoma Valley is less crowded and more laid-back. This is partly because it is about half the size of the Napa Valley, and with about a quarter as many wineries. Sonoma is the largest and most visited town, with its beautiful and historic town square, while smaller towns Glen Ellen and Kenwood lie up valley. Sonoma Valley is not as forested as Northern Sonoma and not as built up as Napa Valley. There are cows and wild areas and high mountains. Vineyard or production tours can be arranged by reservation if you’re interested.
We sometimes spend one part of the day visiting wineries up-valley (which are known for heartier reds such as Cabernet, Zinfandel, and Merlot), and the other part in Carneros (known for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and sparkling wines).
Tours are done in Ford Expeditions with comfortable leather seating and privacy glass. All vehicles have ice chests with cold bottled water for you. They are also a good way to keep wine purchases out of the heat and sun. Every tour is different, but we typically visit four wineries in a day, two before lunch and two after. Sonoma Valley is a great introduction to wine country and promises a great and memorable day.