Small-Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers from San Francisco, CA

Extranomical Tours928 Harrison St.San Francisco, CA 94107
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Overview

Delight in reserve wines, fine art, and stunning views with fellow wine enthusiasts on a small-group Napa Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco with tastings. Explore the medieval-style Castello di Amorosa and two other renowned wineries. Learn about Napa’s microclimates. Savor the finest wines and capture the memories with a photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge.

up to 10 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • An approximately 10-hour small-group Napa Valley tour with a wine enthusiast guide.
  • Includes visits to three of Napa's finest wineries.
  • Tour Castello di Amorosa—an authentically-styled Tuscan castle, and relax at lunch break in the charming Calistoga.
  • Must be 21 years old and above to join the wine-tasting tour!
  • Bring a valid photo ID, camera or phone, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and cash or credit cards for purchasing extra wine or meals.
  • Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes or sandals, bring along a light water-resistant jacket and an umbrella (if the forecast calls for rain).
  • Includes roundtrip transportation from major San Francisco hotels.

Description

from Small-Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers
Join the company of like-minded wine enthusiasts on this intimate small-group Napa Valley wine tasting tour from San Francisco. Be delighted with the history, architecture, gardens, and memorable toasts. Your wine-enthusiast guide will prepare you for touring and tasting reserve wines at the Castello di Amorosa and two other celebrated Napa Valley wineries.

Your San Francisco wine tour to Napa Valley begins with enjoying the views from the Bay Bridge. As you travel to Napa, learn how Napa’s microclimates and soil types combine to produce the world’s best winemaking grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc.

First stop: Castello di Amorosa, a mesmerizing medieval-style Tuscan castle winery constructed with authentic 13th-century European materials and furnishings. On your way to the vaulted wine cellars, check out the moat, drawbridge, towers, courtyards, and armory. Thankfully, Castello di Amorosa puts the same love and attention into its elegant, intensely flavored, and well-balanced wines.

Next, capture a "smile" at the Napa Valley Welcome Sign before breaking for a delightful lunch in charming Calistoga, California. Among its hot springs, elegant spas, and yoga studios, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect lunch spot and perhaps sampling another locally crafted wine with your meal.

Then, at V. Sattui Winery, a family-owned business started by Vittorio Sattui in 1885, you'll stroll through the sprawling St. Helena estate's manicured gardens and an underground wine cave for tastings by a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Nationally acclaimed winemaker Brooks Painter oversees a “vine to cork” blend of artistry, time-honored traditions, and innovation to consistently produce award-winning, small-lot 90+ point wines for a wide range of tastes.

Lastly, experience the art of winemaking at Ru Vango. This quintessential Carneros AVA property, once cultivated by the Michael Mondavi Family Estate, is surrounded by rolling hills of planted vineyards. Ru Vango loosely translates to Road to Art. Fittingly, the winery’s tasting salon features a collection of Winn Slavin Fine Art.

From a wrap-around porch overlooking a sun-soaked vineyard, enjoy a reserve flight of three complex wines made from grapes grown 2,000 feet above sea level and in the pathway of cool San Pablo Bay breezes.

On the journey back to San Francisco, the tour will make one last stop (weather permitting) at a scenic look-out point with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge for you to capture some keepsake photos of Marin Headlands, San Francisco skyline, and Alcatraz Island.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Small-Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers

Which wineries are we going to visit?

You’ll visit three of Napa’s finest wineries. Tour Castello di Amorosa—an authentically-styled Tuscan castle. After a lunch break (own expense) in charming Calistoga, you will sip estate wines while learning about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, followed by a visit to Ru Vango. Note: wineries are subject to change.

Are wine-tasting fees included?

Yes, the wine tasting and touring fees at the wineries are all included in the ticket price. You may also request additional wine at any stops, but please note that it will be at your own expense.

Must I bring a valid photo ID?

Yes, you must bring a valid photo ID showing proof that you are at least 21 years old if you would like to consume alcohol.

What should I wear? What should I bring?

Best to dress in layers for the chilly San Francisco morning and wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals for all the walking on this tour. Bring a government-issued ID, camera or phone, water bottle, hat and sunscreen, light water-resistant jacket, umbrella (if the forecast calls for rain), and cash or credit cards for purchasing wine or meals.

Why are children not permitted on this tour?

Some of the wineries on this tour do not allow children in the tasting room, and children may not stay alone on the tour vehicle at the winery stops.

Where do we stop for lunch and how long is the stop?

The tour will have its lunch break in central Calistoga for about 1.5 hours. This location offers several great options for lunch, but please note that it will be at your own expense.

How much time do we spend at Castello di Amorosa?

You’ll spend approximately 1.5 hours at the Castello di Amorosa.

It says small group, what is the maximum number of guests?

Each group usually has around 8–16 guests—the group size may vary per tour.