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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Escape to California’s famous wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Taste regional varietals at multiple wineries in Napa and Sonoma, including both big-name and family-run estates. Learn about the winemaking process during guided tours of vineyards and barrel rooms, and savor the area’s gourmet culture with a stop for lunch in charming Sonoma Square Plaza.
  • Full-day trip from San Francisco to Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries
  • Visit popular wineries with all tastings and guided tours included
  • Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge for views of the Bay Area
  • Admire the rolling hills and vineyards that make up America’s premier wine region
  • Enjoy free time for lunch in Sonoma Square Plaza or Yountville
  • Learn about the history of winemaking from your expert guide
  • Transport by luxury, air-conditioned coach including onboard restroom and free Wi-Fi

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour visits small-scale wineries and heavy-hitters alike with all tastings included.
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Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach with restroom and power outlets
Professional guide
Winery and vineyard tours
Wine-tastings fees
Choose from two departure locations in San Francisco: Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square
Gratuities
Additional food and drinks, unless specified
No Hotel Pick-ups or Drop offs (Pick up from 2 departure zones only)

Departure Point

478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Let your guide handle the driving and relax as you sip your way through California’s wine country. After leaving the city of San Francisco in the morning, settle into a luxury coach equipped with onboard amenities including a restroom, reclining seats, and Wi-Fi. Hear tales of Spanish missionaries and Gold Rush fortune seekers from your guide as you cruise across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rolling green hills and pastures of Sonoma Valley.

Your first stop is Viansa Sonoma Winery. The property, which sits on a hilltop, offers iconic 270 degree views of Sonoma Valley. Taste a variety of wines while savoring the breathtaking scenery from the terrace.

Next is a visit to Roche Winery. Sip different varietals in the tasting plaza and enjoy a walking tour of the Roche family’s Tipperary vineyards. Your host will lead you through the winery, including a sampling of their latest vintage right from their barrels.

Indulge your appetite with a stop for lunch (own expense) at Sonoma Square Plaza, one of the largest plazas in California, and pick from multiple charming restaurants.

Continue on to the world-famous Napa Valley for a tour and tasting at Madonna Estate, a family-run winery that produces organic wines in the acclaimed Carneros winemaking region.

Back on the coach, savor the late afternoon sun and your wine-induced glow on the return drive to San Francisco. Enjoy a quick photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge before getting dropped off at Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square in San Francisco.

Please note: Depending on the day of your tour, the order of the wineries you visit, as well as which wineries you visit could change depending on availability and other determining factors.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay with its stunning views from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate bridge offer the perfect beginning of your journey with Gray Line San Francisco. The infamous prison island Alcatraz is centered in the middle of the bay. A must do while visiting San Francisco. Contact us for tickets!
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge
The tour crosses the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. On a clear day, the Golden Gate Bridge offers a panoramic view of the bay and the San Francisco skyline.
Stop At:  
Viansa Sonoma
Idyllically situated at the summit of the Sonoma Valley, Viansa embodies the proud history of local wine making. From their hilltop, you will enjoy a stunning view of the Carneros region. The legacy of Viansa, dates back to 1896 when Samuele Sebastiani arrived from Tuscany and saved enough money, while making cobblestones for San Francisco streets, to purchase vineyard property in 1904. Following in his footsteps, Samuele’s children and grandchildren continued the tradition of sharing great wine, supporting the land from where it comes, and through passionately maintaining precious wetlands that are vital to our ecosystem. Founded by Samuele’s grandson in 1989, Viansa Sonoma remains committed to producing wines of true excellence while continuing the tradition of land stewardship and wine making that defines the Sonoma Valley.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Roche Winery
Our second stop will bring you to Roche family boutique winery. where they offer over 35 years of award-winning wine making experience, several vineyard designate wines, varietals and blends, as well as their famous down-to-earth Irish hospitality. The Roche Family welcomes you to visit either our Sonoma winery tasting room where we offer daily barrel tastings, indoor and outdoor wine tasting bars, light bites, and a shaded outdoor tasting patio with fireplaces.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sonoma Plaza
Lunch Time! After all the wine tasting it is necessary to refuel with some unique culinary fare. The quaint streets are filled with cafes, restaurants and shops with multiple options for your lunch experience. Remember after lunch there is still another winery to end the day.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Napa Valley
No visit to northern California is complete without a trip to Napa Valley. We take you through the heart of wine country. It is known for hundreds of hillside vineyards, showing off some of the most reknowen and award winning wines of California.
Stop At:  
Madonna Estate
Madonna Estate: Their wines have been handcrafted and family owned in Napa Valley for nearly a century. They are created from 100 percent organically grown grapes, located in the Carneros region of the Napa Valley. None of the wines available for purchase are found in any retail stores.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Golden Gate Bridge
On our way back to San Francisco, we will stop at the famous Golden Gate Bridge. This will allow the opportunity to experience this historic structure and see the beauty of the San Francisco Bay. Once you disembark the coach you will have plenty of time to take photos, and enjoy the panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and San Francisco Skyline.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age for wine tasting is 21 years.
  • Please note: Depending on the day of your tour, the order of the wineries you visit, as well as which wineries you visit could change depending on availability and other determining factors.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line San Francisco

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Don't be afraid to ask questions - my friend and I got additional tastings when chatting with the staff!" See review
  • "ALSO: bring a light jacket with you (I traveled in November)." See review
  • "This is not a kid-friendly tour, and truthfully there is nothing for a child on the tour, so there just be no excuse." See review

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Moms 2021 trip!!!
Yanett
, Jul 2021
The tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and fun. He knew what every winery experience would be and at times it seemed he was a bit embarrassed for having to take us to the winery he probably would not recommend himself.
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Started good, but....
DeenaBerens
, Jul 2021
Our Guide Doug was excellent with so much information on everything about anything! Cool and fun guy. Our first winery BR Cohn had very good wines and fantastic grounds. I signed up for this tour because it seemed to be going to upper end wineries. I did not want to go to Sutter Home in particular, and this tour claimed to be going to 3 very nice wineries. But on the day of the tour found out we were going to Sutter Home that was extra far, horrible wines, meh grounds and made us come back 90 mins late and caused us to miss our dinner reservations. It felt like a bait and switch deal. It was overpriced for what we got.
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2 of 3 wineries were good
Courtney_Y
, Jul 2021
My husband and I decided to go on the tour bc we are first timers to Sonoma and Napa. We figured we could get a good at of the land. The focus of our trip was to explore San Fran and the wineries were a side excursion on one of our days. The tour did give us a lay of the land, but may not have been worth the day/ the price. Our first winery was in Sonoma. BR Cohn. This had the most lovely views and the best wines. The host was informal but explained the wines well. The property was spectacular. The second winery was the Madonna winery- we believe technically in Napa. Interesting story as it actually opened during prohibition as it provided wine for the sacraments. This winery had the best host. He was more for a, knowledgeable, funny, taught everyone how to enjoy the wine, and we had opportunities to rinse our glasses in between pours. The third winery… Well. Of all places in Napa we went to was Sutter Hill. While the host told us that we were having the reserve wines that weren’t sold in “stores” (every gas station / 3 buck chuck) they were still not great. Maybe bc we seemed to go in an order not pleasant to the pallet- seeet to dry to sweet again. And the host just poured wine in right over the other wine. There was no experience here. It was more like chugging your tastings- So. Specific to the wine stops. 2 of 3 were satisfying. The major problem was the bus tour host. At first we enjoyed his commentary. He has info to share about wines, trees we passed, and every single random detail between San Fran and the wineries. But. There was never a break in the words. And these are long bus rides. I wish he hadn’t filled some peaceful moments on the way back with stories about other tours he has organized- like one for a 105 year old who couldn’t eat, drink, or bathroom by himself— this was a 15 minute serious downer of a story - and that’s just one example. Had I been able to mute the tour guide when I needed a break from the word assault, I would have ranked the tour 4 stars instead of 3. The last star is bc of Sutter Hill. That’s not why anyone comes to Napa. It would be like being on a craft beer tour and ending with a Bud Light.
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A must do
Dennis_W
, Jul 2021
The staff, then wine 🍷 the driver, and it was very educational we had a great day. The market we stopped at for lunch was awesome we ate there also I came across some great BBQ and took a plate back to the hotel for dinner.
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Great experience but needs better communication
Nancy
, Jul 2021
It was a great experience overall. Driver/tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. We wish there was better communication about where the drop off was going to take place after the tour, it was not the same as where we got picked up.
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Good wine
Debra_J
, Jul 2021
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. We were disappointed that we didn't get to do the photo op at the Golden Gate Bridge due to the fog and we weren't able to go to 2 of the wineries that were listed. The wines were very good.. In all, the experience was beautiful.
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Book this experience!
Lisa
, Jul 2021
Roche Winery was an amazing experience and we were elated that it was the first stop on our trip. Muscardini was meh… I think our group was too large to enjoy a micro winery. Sutter Homes was a perfect way to end the tour. Our driver was wonderful!
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Fun day at Vineyards
Tammy_E
, Jul 2021
Wonderful day. Our bus driver was fantastic and offered a lot of great info as we went through the day. Enjoyed the beautiful vineyards and fun wine tasting. Highly recommend this as a part of anyone’s San Fran trip.
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We had a wonderful time!
melissa_p
, Jul 2021
I loved sitting outside at the B.R. Cohn vineyard. And also having a really nice lunch in downtown Sanoma.
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GREAT TIMES
Leticia_R
, Jul 2021
The driver/guide was amazing. The group was fun and we all vibes together well! All but 1 Winery was lackluster and total ill prepared for us
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