Welcome to Sonoma Valley
We have a soft spot for Sonoma’s folksy ways. Unlike in fancy Napa, nobody cares if you drive a clunker and vote Green. Locals call it ‘Slow-noma.’ Anchoring the bucolic 17-mile-long valley, the town of Sonoma makes a great jumping-off point for exploring Wine Country – it’s an hour from San Francisco – and has a marvelous sense of place, with storied 19th-century historical sights surrounding the state’s largest... Read More
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Sonoma Valley activities
Sonoma Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco
Your full-day wine tasting tour starts with pickup at your hotel in San Francisco and then heads north with a photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, where you can enjoy the views of the bay and the Marin Headlands. Relax on the mini-bus with onboard narration about San Francisco’s fascinating history and neighborhoods. Bottled water is provided for the duration of the tour.Continue your small-group tour to Sonoma Valley, home to famous California wines and artisanal cheeses. Journey through the rolling hills of Sonoma and stop at three boutique wineries, enjoying five to six tastings of several varietals at each location. Each winery has been carefully selected for its unique character, knowledgeable staff and lovely ambience, ensuring you visit some of the region’s finest venues and sample award-winning wines. (See winery descriptions below.)Throughout the day, you’ll learn about the area and its vineyards from your informative guide, and receive a detailed explanation about the wine-making process. At Larson Family Winery, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, enjoy a picnic with a box lunch full of goodies like a deli sandwich, side salad, cookie and bottled water. Wine is available for purchase by the bottle at the winery if you wish to enjoy some with lunch.In the middle of the tour, enjoy a one-hour visit to Sonoma’s downtown, where restaurants and specialty shops border a charming historic plaza. There are chocolate and cheese tastings available if you like.Afterward, board the mini-bus for the return trip to your San Francisco hotel, ready to impress your friends with your newfound love of Sonoma Valley wines.
6 Hour Private Napa or Sonoma Limousine Wine Tour
Our private 6 hour wine tour picks you up in Napa or Sonoma and offers you the ultimate Napa and Sonoma Valley wine excursion, complete with full door-to-door drop off and pick up service. The limousine will arrive at your hotel, resort or anywhere else you prefer in either Napa or Sonoma. The driver will be professionally dressed and very experienced in providing the perfect wine tasting experience.Experience the best of Napa and Sonoma using Allure’s award winning limo wine tours! Each limo & elegant wine tour is a little different to fit your specific wants and needs but our expert concierge can make all the limo tour arrangements – while you sit back & relax! We take care of everything for the perfect day of wine sampling while touring in a luxurious limousine!Limo Wine Tour Highlights Include:Concierge Service, Allure books all your Napa Winery reservations for tasting and tours. (included in package).Door-to-door service (your choice of location and time)Complimentary champagne (limos only), croissants, strawberries and bottled water.Clients customized tours or Allure Wine Tour directed tours.Luxury Limousine or sedan vehicleKnowledgeable and professional driversOur packages include complimentary Champagne (limos only), croissants, strawberries and bottled water.
Private San Francisco to Napa Wine Tour
Start your 8-hour private wine tour of Napa or the Sonoma Valley with pickup from your San Francisco or other Bay Area hotel at your desired time. You're greeted by a professional driver with a luxury town car (four passengers) or stretch limo (six to eight passengers), depending on the number in your private party.Settled comfortably inside your vehicle, start your elegant California wine country excursion with Champagne (limo only), croissants, strawberries, and bottled water. Get the VIP treatment while your personal concierge makes all of the winery reservations and tour arrangements to fit your group's specific interests, providing the ultimate wine-tasting getaway for friends or loved ones.
Private Tour to Sonoma and Napa Wine Country
Full Day 8 Hour TourWe typically visit one or two wineries before lunch, then another one or two after, depending on the driving distances and pace you choose. Some prefer to get four tastings in, others like a long lunch & enjoy a bottle and the views at just a couple of stops. It's up to you. If seeing a little bit of both valleys, I highly recommend visiting Napa before Sonoma to prevent afternoon traffic delays. A sit down restaurant lunch can be taken in a wine country town like Sonoma or Yountville. Picnicking is generally not permitted in Napa Valley but can be done at select locations in Sonoma Valley. Great food is available (dine in or to go) at various deli locations.8 hour tour (Extra time is $100 per hour)Drive times from SF to wine regions:1 hour to Southern Sonoma Valley1:15 Southern Napa Valley or Glen Ellen (mid Sonoma)1:30 Northern Napa (Rutherford, Oakville, Yontville, St Helena, Calastoga)1:30 Northern Sonoma (Healdsburg, Russian River Valley, Dry Creek)1:45 Far North (Calistoga, Anderson Valley, Geyserville)Transportation for passengers is provided in an extended 2015 Ford Expedition EL XLT equipped with 4-wheel drive. Selected for its size, this comfortable vehicle has leather seats and a full 3rd row with 17% more leg room than other SUVs of its model year. This modern vehicle is clean and has working air conditioning and heating.
8-Hour Private Limousine Wine Country Tour of Napa Valley from San Francisco
Welcome to the world famous Napa and Sonoma Valley. This area is home to one of the world’s finest wine producing regions that offers a great variety of wineries, restaurants, hotels and entertainment. This private tour offers you fun and educational transportation in the comfort of beautiful sedans and limousines. There is no better way to enjoy all the beauty of the wine country than in luxury. Your knowledgeable chauffeur will help make your day of wine tasting one you'll never forget. If you are not familiar with the Wine Country, the driver can help make your trip memorable by taking into account your tastes, budget and any other preferences you may have. All of the limo tours include a complimentary full bar in the limo including vodka, brandy, whiskey, champagne, a variety of soft drinks, water, and ice.