HALF DAY WINE COUNTRY TOUR

Half-Day Wine Country Tour

The Taste of San Francisco 1/2 Day Wine tour is specifically designed for those who want to enjoy the great wines & beautiful scenery of California’s Wine Country without spending all day doing so.

We cross the famous Golden Gate Bridge where the SF Bay meets the Pacific Ocean and stop at the Marin County Vista Point for magnificent views which include the GG Bridge, Angel & Alcatraz Islands, San Francisco and the East Bay cities of Oakland & Berkeley (home of the first UC campus) and the Bay Bridge which connects them to SF .

Continuing our journey we pass above the hillside houses and yacht marinas of Sausalito and travel North through the rolling hills of Marin County. Just 35 minutes from the Bridge  begins beautiful Sonoma Valley, the  site of the first winery of California.

Today Sonoma Valley is a world famous producer of fine wines, cheeses & olive oils. Our tour visits two wineries chosen by our knowledgeable guides for your enjoyment of the diversity of wines they offer & includes the tasting fee at one of the two wineries .

Usually it is one small and one large winery. Lunch is available for purchase at either a winery or during a visit to the wonderful downtown Sonoma Plaza which is a park surrounded by historic buildings including the last Franciscan Mission, restaurants, cafes, shops and of course wine tasting rooms. This wonderful experience concludes with a drop-off back to your hotel. Tour length is approximately 6 hrs and can vary depending on circumstances like traffic.

We choose two wineries from the list below:

HOMEWOOD WINERY: is one of the smallest production wineries in California, it produces less than 3,000 cases a year, and makes 22  different varietal wines. very fair priced at high market value.

VIANSA WINERY: Italian traditional winery, with 22 different varietals of wine, with an Italian deli, spectacular hill top views of Sonoma County. Traditional Tuscan Style Building design . Very romantic.

JACUZZI WINERY: Traditional Italian winery, producing 22 different varietals of wine, also producing olive oils and vinegar for tasting.
Romantic setting.  Stone building with lookout tower.  Family history of famous Jacuzzi water pump, and famous world war 1 air plane propeller.

ANABA WINERY: Small winery with 10 varietal wines, specializing in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rhone Blends, Viognier, and Port.
the winery has just opened a new building location, with spectacular setting and views.

LARSON WINERY: Perfect for families with children and dogs. They have 3 labradors who greet visitors’ dogs and children and keep them busy while adults taste wine inside or outside at the very large tasting yard.

CLINE WINERY:  Specializing in French Rhone style wines, producing 22 different varietals of wine. Estate tours offered three times a day, at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. The winery is on historic grounds, is one of the original proposed locations for one of the original California mission sites. On display are models of all twenty one California missions.

One hour stop in historic Sonoma Plaza.  Restaurants, art galleries, souvenirs, wine tasting, the choice is yours. Monuments to General Vallejo and to Bear Flag Holders. The  last 21st Mission and Historic Sonoma Barracks served as a buffer against expected  Russian expansion from the North and were the  Northern Most Point of Mexico.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Friendly and Knowledgeable Tour Guides
  • Transport by comfortable luxury vehicle
  • Wine Tasting
  • The charm of Sonoma Valley Views
  • Bottled Water and Chocolates
  • Complimentary pick up and return service to your Downtown San Francisco hotel

*One tasting fee is included in the cost of the tour; the second tasting fee is not included. Average tasting fee is $10-$15 per person.

TOUR DURATION

$90 per Adult

$87 per Senior

$75 per Child