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Itinerary
Your day trip starts with hotel pickup in San Francisco or by meeting at the tour office at Fisherman's Wharf for the drive out of the city, which takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy the scenery from the window of your coach as you travel through Marin County and into the winemaking areas of Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley.

First up is Madonna Estate, a winery in the Carneros region. Take a guided tour to learn about the Bartolucci family's winemaking practices, combining traditional and contemporary techniques to make wine from organically grown grapes. Then head to your second stop, Sutter Home Winery, founded in 1948; this is one of the largest independent family-run wineries in the United States. During your tour and wine tasting here, learn about the flavors of varietals such as white zinfandel.  

Next, visit the town of Sonoma for free time at Sonoma Plaza (or you might visit Yountville instead). You can shop, browse galleries, and have lunch at one of several restaurants (own expense unless upgrade option selected when booking; this option includes an appetizer, main course, and beverage at a place that serves California-inspired dishes such as pasta, seafood, and sandwiches).

After this break, continue your day tour to your third stop, Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery, which focuses on small-batch premium wines. Learn a bit about the appellations of Sonoma County during a tasting with a winemaker. Your tour then ends with the drive back across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco for hotel drop-off.
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Overview
Spend a day in wine country on this 9-hour tour from San Francisco to Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. You'll travel across the Golden Gate Bridge and into the rolling hills of these famed California winemaking valleys to visit three well-known wineries: Sutter Home, Sebastiani Vineyards, and Madonna Estate. Enjoy estate tours, sample wines during tasting sessions, and stop in the town of Sonoma to purchase lunch (own expense unless you upgrade to include lunch when booking).
Highlights
  • 9-hour Napa and Sonoma wine tour from San Francisco
  • Visit California's legendary winemaking region
  • Learn about wine with tours and tastings at three wineries, including the well-known Sutter Home
  • Visit Sonoma Plaza for free time and lunch
  • Option to include lunch in the tour is available when booking
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Reviewed 19 April 2018
Excellent Wine Tour with Patrick

From the moment we were picked up at our hotel in San Francisco in a lovely van, to the time we returned in the luxury coach, everything about the day was wonderful. Patrick was our driver and was professional, informative, and entertaining. The vineyards we...More

Thank bettiekilcoyne
Reviewed 29 March 2018
Only for wine shopping

I didnt expect only to visit thw wine shops. You only see the Vineyards throw your bus window. I pay so much and didn’t get my money’s worth, they only want you to buy the wine, not really an explanation for the process.More

2  Thank Jackeline L
TowerTours, General Manager at Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Dear Jackeline L, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are sorry to hear that the Wine Country Tour did not exceed your expectations. On our Wine Country Tours we provide guests an experience at three different wineries, some...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Napa valley wine tour

Booked through guideyou.com, great service from them, very helpful online chat. tower tours were excellent, prompt pick & departure. Good value for money, 3 vinyeards visited, not a great deal of wine but enough to taste. Then return drop off at our hotel. Well worth...More

Thank shagemall
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile
Honeymoon Trip

Great company hosting the tour! George was excellent! Pros: bus was very clean, good sized group, picked up/dropped off from hotel, and convienant timing at each stop. Cons: of the three stops, we loved one, Madonna! Sutter Home was a huge disappointment and Andretti was...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile
Wine country Tour

I am a little disappointed because this is my 3rd time using this tour company and going on a wine country tour, but it’s the first time I pay so much and didn’t get my money’s worth. Why? The first 2 tríos we were taken...More

Thank Jose H
TowerTours, General Manager at Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Dear Jose H, We are sorry to learn about your disappointment on the Wine Country Tour. For more than 15 years since I can recall working with Tower Tours, we have always visited three wineries on our tour. We have never visited 5 or 6...More

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