Napa Valley is known for Vineyards, wineries and wine. Major attractions of this area are rolling hills, steep mountains and amazing micro climates that make it ideal for growing a variety of grapes. There are many vineyards that grow different types of grapes in Napa valley.
Napa Wine tours are one of the unique tours in Napa Valley from San Francisco. Napa wine tours will take you to the entire premier Napa Wineries. In this tour you can enjoy picnic lunch, four winery stops, ride to the Golden Gate Bridge and then return back to San Francisco. Along with Napa Valley tour, a tour guide is appointed who will provide information about Napa Valley.
Napa Wine tours will start from Ferry Building and then you will get close to Alcatraz, Bay Bridge, city of San Francisco, as well as Golden Gate Bridge from a short distance away. Next destination would be Domaine Chandon where you can enjoy sparkling wine tasting. Sparkling wines are tasted during celebrations only. Domaine Chandon’s winery is second to none in the wine country. Some popular wines are Brut Classic, Pinot Noir Rose, etoile Rose and Pinot Nior. Domaine Chandon blends beautiful architecture with majestic landscape of Napa Valley.
Your next stop would be at V.Sattui Winery where you can taste wide variety of wines. V.Sattui is a family owned winery which is a perfect place for a great picnic and bottle of wine. V. Sattui has one of the best delis around with great selections of cheeses, pastas and desserts. You can taste red, Italian, sparkling, dessert, white and other old vintage reserve wines.
Next popular destination is Whitehall winery. Whitehall Lane was founded in 1979. In 1979, two brothers started the winery and directed their winemaking efforts successfully to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. They named the winery, Whitehall Lane. Napa wine tours will take you to this beautiful vineyard where your taste buds can enjoy the drink. The last popular destination is Franciscan vineyard. Franciscan has its roots deeply embedded in the soil of Napa Valley. Founded over three decades, Wine industry revolutionaries Raymond Duncan and Justin Mayer shaped the winery’s beginnings.
The tour ends by Ferry/bay cruise at the Ferry Building. Ferry building is located to most hotels, especially if your hotel is in Union Square, Financial District or Fisherman’s Wharf. Most San Francisco hotels are in those neighborhoods.
When you’re on a Napa Valley wine tasting trip do remember following points:
Limit the amount of wine you drink
Take your time to enjoy the scenery of the winery
Ship your purchases from Napa to your home
You can enjoy your trip if you want to enjoy the taste with the help of your wine.
Blazing the Trail
A Napa Valley trail? Yes, we can! I’ve never met Chuck McMinn in person, but we’ve both asked the same question when enjoying multi-use trails in other communities: “Why can’t we do this in the Napa Valley?”
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