Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour from San Francisco
Dylan’s Famous Wine Country Tour
Discover all the best of Wine Country on one incredible tour. Enjoy the opportunity to sample wines from three boutique wineries in Napa and Sonoma, savor enticing local cuisines, explore the art galleries and museums, and shop in downtown. Our famous Wine Country Tour offers something for everyone!
Time & Duration
Pick-up at 8:00 AM
Drop-off at 5:00 PM
Starting at $129
- Discover the best of California’s Wine Country
- The opportunity to enjoy three unique wine tastings in both Napa and Sonoma
- Learn from the knowledgeable winery staff about the unique processes and techniques
- If you only have one day to visit Wine Country and explore Napa, this is the tour for you
- Try Oprah Winfrey’s favorite English Muffins at Model Bakery at Oxbow Market
- Enjoy a self-guided food experience or additional wine tasting in Sonoma Square
- Explore the art galleries, museums, and boutiques in downtown Sonoma
- Have a memorable experience with your friends and family
- Travel in a small and friendly group
- Wine tastings in both Napa and Sonoma
- We offer hotel pick-ups all over the Bay Area to our departure location for $20 per group.
DISCOVER THE UNIQUE BEAUTY OF NAPA AND SONOMA WINE COUNTRY ON A PREMIER TOUR FROM SAN FRANCISCO
Spend a day outside the bustle of the city exploring California’s wine country on a tour of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Enjoy wine tastings at boutique wineries in each region while learning about the area’s history and the processes used to craft wine.
Experience the Best of Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
Savor the best of Northern California Wine Country. You’ll delight in sampling wines and gastronomic delights on this full-day tour of Napa and Sonoma. As your guide shares with you the rich history of San Francisco, you’ll drive over the Golden Gate Bridge, stopping to take photos of the famous icon. The first stop in Wine Country will be at Oxbow Public Market, with time to pick up a warm beverage and breakfast pastry from such local favorites as Ritual Coffee and Model Bakery.
After visiting the market, you’ll discover what makes each of the viticulture regions unique, while learning about the history of winemaking in the area and hearing stories about the boutique vineyards and unique processes practiced to craft the wines you taste.
Enjoy the Charming Shops, Galleries, and Cuisines in Sonoma Square
Between the wine tastings, you’ll have ample time to enjoy as you wish in historic Sonoma Square. You can choose from countless options for a unique lunchtime experience, such as a self-guided food tour sampling the many delectable cuisines available, picking up a bottle of wine for a picnic style lunch, enjoying a sit-down meal at a Michelin star restaurant, or savoring another wine tasting.
Sonoma Square offers something for everyone. You can choose from amazing restaurants offering a wide array of cuisines and dozens of options for wine tasting. You’ll even have time to visit and enjoy the rich modern and contemporary art galleries and museums or browse the plentiful unique shops in the plaza.
What is Oxbow Public Market?
Oxbow Public Market is a popular local gathering destination in Napa Valley. The market features plentiful food and drink options for our morning visit. You can sip on a cappuccino from Ritual Coffee Roasters or imbibe in a mimosa or Bloody Mary from C Casa to start your day. Sample delicious eats like Oprah Winfrey’s favorite English Muffins from Model Bakery, a sweet Empandita from El Porteño, or a savory bagel sandwich from Loveski Jewish Deli. At Oxbow, you’ll find countless tasty options to choose from to begin your memorable day in Wine Country!
What is Sonoma Square?
Located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, historic Sonoma Square offers an abundant choice of options for lunch and leisure. Here, you can stroll through the charming courtyards and meandering alleyways, exploring your lunch break however you wish. There are countless cafes and restaurants to choose from, whether you’d like to enjoy a sit-down meal at a Michelin-featured restaurant (reservations recommended) or grab a bottle of wine for a picnic lunch. We’ve even put together a self-guided walking food tour to savor the ample variety of eats, and there’s plenty of free time if you’d like to add-on a third wine tasting to your day. With dozens of tasting rooms to choose from, you can sample wines from Petite Sirah to Sauvignon Blanc and everything in between. In addition to eateries and tasting rooms, Sonoma Square is home to many charming boutique shops, art galleries, and museums to explore, allowing you to take in all that Wine Country has to offer.
Where can I enjoy wine tasting in Sonoma Square?
You will have two hours to enjoy Sonoma Square for lunch, with the opportunity to choose a third wine tasting option (own expense) from dozens of tasting rooms.
We recommend Pangloss Cellars at 35 East Napa Street (by prior reservation, book here) in Sonoma Square. Tastings are available by prior reservation only with appointment times at 10:00, 12:30, 2:15, 4:00 with reservations lasting 90 minutes. They are unable to hold reservation slots open, but people who are planning in advance can make a reservation online for 12:30 and could be done at 1:50 in order to walk across the street and meet the bus. Guests can choose between a $30 tasting or a $50 tasting. A different pricing structure is available for groups of 6+.
Here are a few of the many other excellent tasting rooms to choose from:
Bump Wine Cellars – 521 Broadway A
Fulcrum Wines – 25 East Napa Street, Suite D
Rancho Maria Wines – 481 First Street West
Roche Winery – 122 West Spain Street
Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery – 389 Fourth Street
Walt Wines – 380 First Street West
What is the itinerary?
7:45am – Meet at 710 Beach Street (Fisherman’s Wharf)
8:00am – Departure from 710 Beach Street (Fisherman’s Wharf)
9:00-9:30am – Stop at Oxbow Public Market
10:30am-11:30am – Wine Tasting in Napa
12:00pm-2:00pm – Free time for lunch in Sonoma Square
2:30pm-3:30pm – Wine Tasting in Sonoma
5:00pm – Drop-off at 710 Beach Street (Fisherman’s Wharf)
Please note that the wineries and times may be subject to change.
Where is the meeting point?
Your meeting point is in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood at 710 Beach Street. Plan to meet by 7:45 AM. Your tour transportation departs promptly at 8:00 AM.
Where is the drop-off location?
We will drop you off at the same location you were picked up, 710 Beach Street (Fisherman’s Wharf) at approximately 5:00pm.
What is included on the tour?
Your tour includes all of the following:
- A visit to wineries in both Napa & Sonoma (an invoice will be sent for $30 per tasting, tastings are free with wine purchase)
- A stop at Oxbow Public Market (in the morning) and Sonoma Square (for lunch time), which has many great options – including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free – for lunch (the price of lunch is not included)
- An extended lunch break where you will have extra time to sample more wine or go shopping at the many boutiques and art galleries
- Friendly live narration from your guide about San Francisco’s neighborhoods and history
- A stop for photos of the Golden Gate Bridge
What is not included on the tour?
Gratuity for your guide is not included but is greatly appreciated.
The price of breakfast/morning snacks (at Oxbow Public Market) and lunch or an additional wine tasting (at Sonoma Square) is at your own expense, however you will have ample time and options to choose from.
The cost of wine tastings are not included in your reservation. Tastings are $30 each. You will be invoiced following your booking. These tastings also can be free if you purchase wine (around 2-3 bottles per person at each winery to waive ONE tasting fee – if you choose this option, you will be refunded, as applicable).
How much are the wine tastings?
If you choose to enjoy tastings at the wineries we visit on the tour, tastings are $30 each. You will be invoiced following your booking. These tastings also can be free if you purchase wine (around 2-3 bottles per person at each winery to waive ONE tasting fee – if you choose this option, you will be refunded, as applicable).
If you would like to enjoy an additional wine tasting during your lunch break in Sonoma Square, it will be at your own expense and may vary depending on the winery.
How long is the tour?
The tour is 9 hours in duration. The tour departs at 8:00 AM, and ends with drop-off at approximately 5:00 PM back at your meeting point (710 Beach Street – Fisherman’s Wharf).
What should I bring with me?
Make sure to bring your valid ID. The legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years. Additionally, we recommend wearing layers, as well as bringing a hat, shorts, and sunglasses.
Should we eat breakfast before the tour?
You can choose to have breakfast before your tour or pick up coffee and a pastry at Oxbow Public Market (our first stop around 9:00am).
Can I purchase bottles of wine on the tour?
Absolutely! Feel free to purchase wine from any of the fantastic wineries we visit. Our vehicles can accommodate your purchases or, alternatively, the wineries can ship your bottles to your home.
How long do we spend at each of the wineries?
The wine tasting experience lengths may vary, however most are approximately one hour in duration, giving you plenty of time to sample the wines and learn about the winemaking processes and history.
Are vegetarian or gluten-free options available?
Yes, many of the restaurants offer vegetarian and/or gluten-free selections, so you should be able to find options that meet your dietary needs easily.
Can we leave our driver a tip?
Tips are very much appreciated. It is customary to offer a gift of 15-20% for your guide if you had a great day on your tour!
Can we eat and drink on the bus?
Yes, you may eat and drink on the bus. All we ask is that you drink responsibly and avoid red wine.
Departure Time: Departure at 8:00am daily (Check-in at 7:45am)
Fisherman’s Wharf (710 Beach Street)
Return Time: Approximately 5:00pm
Days Operated: Daily, Sunday through Saturday
Price Per Person:
- Starting at $129
- Transportation from San Francisco to Sonoma and Napa Valley
- Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and views of Alcatraz and the Bay Area
- Free time for breakfast in Napa at Oxbow Public Market
- Free time for lunch in Sonoma at Sonoma Square
- A visit to wineries in both Napa and Sonoma (Tastings are $30 per person per tasting, but free with minimum wine purchase – around 2-3 bottles per person at each winery to waive ONE tasting fee)
- A stop for photos of the Golden Gate Bridge at the Golden Gate Vista Point
- Live guide narration in English
- Pick-up and drop-off in Fisherman’s Wharf (710 Beach Street)
- Gratuity for your guide (recommended)