Wine Country Tour

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15 Sep On a Wine Country Tour from a Vintner’s View

Before your wine tour, you may not know that wine-making is an ancient craft, seriously begun before any historical records were kept in a part of the world that has our attention even today. . . yes, the mid-east. Although China “brewed” the first wine almost 7,000 years ago, it wasn’t the serious undertaking it became in ancient Babylon and subsequently Rome. We get a close look at the process with a visit to one of California’s renowned wineries, courtesy of a Wine Country Tour from San Francisco. The modern version of the craft is performed by individuals who...

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16 Aug Biodynamic Wine Tour from San Francisco

With a charming welcome sign and a gorgeous outdoor introduction, theBenziger Family Winerybestows a rich experience on their guests who have taken the wine tour from San Francisco. When the weather is lovely (which it often is) guests can make their selections in the very serious wine tasting room and wander to the scenic gardens that share the land with the notable vineyard. The winery was founded in 1980, when Bob and Joe Benziger put their upscale New York wine shop up for sale and moved to California, where the brothers joined their brother Mike and his wife in...

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18 Jul Napa Wine Country Winery

Some wineries are “barn conversions” that fortify and add onto the original structure, which makes for an interesting setting for a Napa Wine Country winery. There are other wineries that start from the ground up, with a unique design that seems almost to have always been there. . . Topping the first hill inNapa wine countrya chorus of soft “Oh’s!” escapes from travelers taking in the panorama of graceful hills and valleys blanketed with neat rows of trellised grapes, running in uncooperative directions, that define one vineyard from another. “So serene,” said one of the women, sighing, “I could die here.” “But full...

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11 Jul Napa Wine Country

The San Francisco wine tour that follows the scenic drive through the hills of Napa Wine Country, is simply Old World charming and the first winery tour is an experience that goes up in the not-to-be-forgotten list. The aging caves are the best thing on the tour, where you are stunned by the sight of so-many-to-count barrels of wine as they line the walls, appearing as though they go on forever. The caves really are caves, hollowed out of the hillside and lined with gunite, the same material used to form swimming pools. The cave-room you share with A Taste of...

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30 May Napa Wine Country Impromptu

Friends had just pulled into the driveway and were unloading a trunk-full of fresh produce. We gawked and oohed and ahed over the gorgeousness of all this bounty. Guess our drooling made them take pity on us and they found a bag—a big bag, at that—and generously filled it to the brim. “We had you in mind,” they said. “Where did you get all this?” we asked. “Thought we told you we were taking a little Napa wine country tour this week-end.” “A tour? What tour?” “A Taste of San Francisco and Beyond—and they weren’t kidding! Napa-Farmers-MarketTurned out we went through Napa...

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14 May Decisions, Decisions: Where To Find The Best Wine In Wine Country

When considering a day trip from wine country, the options can be overwhelming. Should you go to Napa Valley or Sonoma County? How will you travel from winery to winery? The easiest and most stress-free way to experience California’s wine country is through an organized tour. Your guide will take you right to the best wines, and perhaps offer the opportunity to explore other activities that the region has to offer. What are the best wineries to visit in Napa? With over 400 to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow it down. Located just one hour from the city,...

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29 Mar Making the Most of a Day in Napa

Why Take a Private Tour to Wine Country? California’s renowned Napa Valley is sun-drenched landscape of vibrant colors and oak-dotted rolling hills, an iconic enclave that is home to a plethora of legendary wine estates perching like castles amongst climbing fields of vines. This idyllic region is home to over four hundred wineries, 95% of which are family owned and/or operated and most of which welcome visitors for touring and tasting. In addition to being a mecca for wine enthusiasts, the Napa Valley also boasts exceptional farm-to-table cuisine as well as boutique shopping in charming towns such as Napa and Yountville....

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