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Viticulture with Charm: Sonoma Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco

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San Francisco, United States

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Discover Sonoma County wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Led by a professional guide, visit three boutique wineries to sample unique blends and learn about the wine-making process. Explore Sonoma’s historic town square to taste artisan chocolates and cheeses. You will also have time here to enjoy lunch on your own. Informative commentary is provided throughout the day, as well as a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge to soak up the view. Numbers are limited to 14 to keep the tour as intimate as possible.
  • Explore the wine country of Sonoma Valley for a full day of tastings with an experienced guide
  • Hear informative narration on city history and neighborhoods as you travel by comfortable mini-bus across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Visit three of the region’s finest wineries and sample their award-winning wines
  • Learn about the wine-making process as you sip several varietals (all tastings included)
  • Stop for an hour in downtown Sonoma for chocolate and cheese tastings on this small-group tour, limited to 14 people
Fully narrated tour with commentary
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Wine tasting at 3 wineries
Chocolate and cheese tasting options in downtown Sonoma
Gum, mints and suntan lotion
Water for the entire duration of tour
Experienced Wine Country Tour Guide
Gratuities
Lunch

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You must contact the supplier directly at least 48 hours prior to your tour to confirm hotel pickup time. Hotel pick ups occur between 8:00-9:00am depending on the hotel location.

Please provide your hotel pickup information at time of booking.
Please note: Pick-ups are offered from most hotels in San Francisco (not outside the city, i.e. SFO)

Ports

  • Cruise Ship Terminal @ Pier 27


Departure Time

8:00 AM
Your wine country excursion will begin with hotel pickup in San Francisco. Aboard your comfortable coach, you’ll stop first at the Golden Gate Bridge for amazing views of Alcatraz, the city skyline and the Marin Headlands. Bottled water will be provided on the bus, as well as narration about San Francisco’s rich history.

Once you arrive in the scenic hills of Sonoma, you’ll make stops at three carefully-selected wineries. Each location will offer a friendly staff and personal experience as you sample five to six award-winning varietals at each. (Descriptions of the wineries can be found in the Itinerary section below.)

As you travel from one picturesque spot to the next, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the region and wine-making process from your guide.

Midday, you’ll make a stop in the historic plaza of downtown Sonoma, where artisan cheeses and chocolate are available to sample. You will have time to explore and enjoy lunch on your own.

Your tour will conclude with transportation back to your hotel in San Francisco.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Photo stop, restrooms available if needed
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sonoma Valley
Take in the scenery as you travel through breathtaking landscapes
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Robledo Family Winery
Wine Tasting
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Homewood Winery
Homewood Winery is a true down-home experience. It’s a quaint and friendly micro-winery nestled in the heart of the Carneros region, producing about 1,000 cases each year. With luck, you’ll get to meet the owner, Dave, and hear about his passion for the vine and how he learned and grew within the industry from simple home winemaker to cellar proprietor to produce his beloved wines.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sonoma Plaza
Enjoy free time to get lunch and explore charming and historic Sonoma Plaza. Sample locally made cheese and chocolate on sale at shops around the square. Explore a former mission that's now a museum or pop into one of two dozen tasting rooms.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Peter Cellars
Peter Cellars combines the unique terroir and fruit characteristics of Northern California with Old World French winemaking techniques. Owner Peter Mauel grew up in the United Kingdom and spent extensive time at wine houses in Burgundy and Bordeaux. Although he moved to California in the '90s to pursue an MBA and career in the software industry, he decided in 2003 that his calling and passion was to create handcrafted premium wines. At first, he scoured the Sonoma Coast, Carneros. Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley for fruit sources and a location to make wine. Then in 2010 he acquired the Carneros Estate Vineyard in Sonoma and started the creation of his estate winery, where all his wines are made and tasted.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • MUST be at least 21 years to consume alcohol
  • Child rate is available for guests under 21 years
  • Guests traveling with children under the age of 8 will need to provide their own car seat and take responsibility for installing it into the vehicle. Please contact local operator after booking to confirm car seat compatibility
  • Please provide your contact information (i.e. email and phone number) and hotel information at time of booking
  • It is recommended to dress in layers as the weather can vary dramatically from San Francisco to Sonoma
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements in the "Special Requirements" box at time of booking
  • A maximum of 14 people per tour
  • Please leave a note in the "Special Requirements" field at time of booking if you are celebrating an anniversary, honeymoon, birthday, or another special occasion to receive a special gift
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Green Dream Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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 Viticulture with Charm: Sonoma Valley Wine 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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Viticulture with Charm: Sonoma Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Viticulture with Charm: Sonoma Valley Wine 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
See all safety measures taken by Viticulture with Charm: Sonoma Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Viticulture with Charm: Sonoma Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Viticulture with Charm: Sonoma Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Viticulture with Charm: Sonoma Valley Wine 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 Viticulture with Charm: Sonoma Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Viticulture with Charm: Sonoma Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Viticulture with Charm: Sonoma Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco.

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  • "I highly recommend this tour if you want to experience the small family wineries and downtown Sonoma!!" See review

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Fun!
Pablo_G
, Oct 2020
It was fun! Jeffrey was super knowledgeable and engaging. The Buhman winery was my favorite. I would recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
thanks so much Pablo! see you next time!
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Definitely Recommended!
Sara
, Sep 2020
We had such an amazing tour with Geoffrey! He was extremely knowledgeable and personable - an overall great person to spend the day with. The wineries that we went to were small, boutique wineries, and we were able to meet some of the owners. We really enjoyed all three! The company is professional and clean (and has great procedures for safety during this pandemic). I will be recommending this tour and hope to go again in the future! Thank you for such a great day!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
HI and thanks for your wonderful review! We are so happy you loved the tour and loved Jeffrey! We love him too! See you again one day! Best, Elie
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Very intimate tour for 2!
Quinn_J
, Jul 2020
It was just us and our tour guide, Ellie, which made for a special and personalized tour! COVID and all that. But our guide Ellie made it very special for us and we got to know three great wineries in Sonoma as well as Napa. Great lunch spent with our guide as well. The wineries were all great and very welcoming, non-pretentious, and each had spectacular wines at very affordable prices. All in all a very nice all day tour! Would do it again for sure!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hi Quinn! Thanks so much for your awesome review, and of course for that delicious lunch! It was great to meet you guys, and I hope to see you back in SF soon! Cheers, Elie
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Sonoma wine tour
sparish62
, Oct 2019
The host "Jeffery" was fantastic,,,, prompt, full of life and details about the sites we were to see,,,,once on site at each of the wineries, each of the host explained in detail what we were to experience...all the way around a great experience that I would recommend to family and friends
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Awesome tour!
Angela S
, May 2019
Our tour guide, Dylan, was the best! He made our tour fun and interesting. We loved his music choices for the ride, his jokes, and the information he shared with us as we rode from San Francisco to Sonoma and back. The picnic lunch in downtown Sonoma was a great choice. I highly recommend this tour if you want to experience the small family wineries and downtown Sonoma!!!
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We had a great time on this tour. The...
Wanda A
, Sep 2018
We had a great time on this tour. The wineries were small family owned and they gave you around 6 tastings at each one. The time spent in Sonoma Square was my favorite. Small shops, restaurants and bars a plenty. You could spend a few hours there. The weather was beautiful to walk around the small park or sit and take a cap nap which is what I did :-
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Great Wine Tour to Sonoma
hbroddy
, Aug 2018
This was a great tour to smaller family wineries which was so cool to hear the stories of how they began and taste their wines (some not even distributed to stores). The tour guide was great and it was so convenient to get picked up at our hotel and dropped off. It was a bummer that it was so foggy when we left San Fran so we couldn't see the bridge but the driver took up to a nearby town and we saw & heard the stories around the house boats.I recommend this tour if you have a day to spend in wine country and it beat having to rent a car and drive so we both could drink!
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So much fun and excellent wine!
Jacquelyn S
, Jul 2018
We had so much fun with Ned, our driver, and the other passengers in our small group (10 total). The wineries we visited were beautiful, the people friendly and knowledgeable, and the wine and food delicious! Would highly recommend this tour, especially if you love Sonoma wine (like I do). Excellent value for the money too!
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This was a fantastic tour! We went...
Barbara H
, May 2018
This was a fantastic tour! We went to some smaller vineyards which made the tastings more intimate. Skip, our tour guide, was funny, knowledgeable, and made the day truly enjoyable. I accidentally left something on the tour bus after he dropped us off at our hotel, and he went out of his way to return it to me at my hotel on his own time. I highly recommend this tour - you'll love it!
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Loved the tour! We had a great tour...
Janet S
, Dec 2017
Loved the tour! We had a great tour guide and the vineyards were amazing! Thanks.
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