The Great Wine Tour of Sonoma from San Francisco
Get the real California wine experience with tastings and tours at three boutique Sonoma vineyards
Is a great wine tasting experience part of your California bucket list? Then join a small group on this intimate California wine tour to the fields and vineyards of beautiful Sonoma. With pick-up at your San Francisco hotel, luxury transportation, and a friendly local driver-guide, exploring the wine country has never been easier! Cross the Golden Gate Bridge for a vintage day with tours and tastings at three beloved wineries, then enjoy a stroll around historic Sonoma and seaside Sausalito.
- The Great Wine Tour of Sonoma
- Door-to-door service from San Francisco
- Three carefully-selected boutique wineries
- Friendly wine-loving Guide
- Meet the winemakers and tour the vineyards
- Explore the wine cellars
- See the wine making process up close
- Curated wine tastings included
- Free time for lunch in historic Sonoma
- Golden Gate Bridge views
Your glorious day in the California wine country begins with hotel pickup in San Francisco. After meeting your friendly driver-guide and the rest of your wine-loving group, you'll cross the Golden Gate Bridge and ride through the Marin Valley to Sonoma County. In the morning you'll visit two wonderful wineries, touring the vineyards and tasting the world-class California wines.
After some free time to grab a local lunch in the historic town of Sonoma, you'll head to your final winery of the day for one last delicious wine tasting before heading back to your hotel in the city. You'll make a stop along the way in the quaint seaside town of Sausalito, where you're welcome to hang around a while and take the ferry back to San Francisco whenever you choose.
Sonoma Wine Tasting Tour Description
Your 10-hour day trip includes:
Hotel pick-up and drop-off in San Francisco
Tastings and tours at three excellent local vineyards
Free time for lunch in historic Sonoma town
Incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge
Visit picturesque Sausalito
Fun local driver-guide throughout
Maximum group size of 13
Door-to-Door Service from San Francisco
Your adventure begins with hotel pickup in downtown San Francisco and also includes drop-off back at your hotel after the tour, so you can relax without the worry of taxis and meeting points. Firstly, you'll head over the Golden Gate Bridge as you leave the city to head north, and along the way your wine-loving local driver-guide will get to know the group and explain what's in store on your California wine day.
Visit Three Hand-Picked Boutique Wineries
Sonoma County is one of the best wine growing regions in all of California, and today you'll visit three carefully-selected boutique wineries in the heart of the county—the Sonoma Valley. Experience the warm Californian hospitality and learn about the wine making process from a true expert, then stroll through the vineyards and see the local grapes up close.
You'll visit two wineries in the morning and the final one after lunch. At each winery, you'll experience a curated wine tasting with delicious varietals and blends. Learn about the amazing wines that truly represent one of the world's premier wine regions!
Lunch and Free Time in Historic Sonoma
In the afternoon you'll have some free time to grab lunch in historic Sonoma town. The area is famous for it's farm-to-table mentality and there are plenty of fantastic local restaurants to try out. Your local driver-guide will have plenty of recommendations to offer too.
You can also enjoy the chance to wander through the town's beautiful plaza, check out the many artisan boutiques and shops, and visit the historic Mission—the symbol of one of California's oldest settlements.
Sausalito and Golden Gate Bridge Views
After visiting your final winery of the day, you'll begin your journey back to San Francisco in the afternoon. The final stop of the day is in Sausalito, where you'll have time for a quick stroll around this pretty coastal town just north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
If you'd like to, then you're welcome to stay in Sausalito for longer and then take the ferry back to San Francisco at your leisure (ferry price not included). Otherwise, your guide will be waiting to take you back you San Francisco hotel with a short stop at a stunning overlook with wonderful views of the Golden Gate Bridge. With the bridge and San Francisco in the background, it's a great opportunity to get that perfect vacation photo!
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Day trip to Sonoma
I was in SF for work and had a couple days of downtime and this was the perfect thing to do. Marc picked me up at my hotel and I learned so much about the area and the delicious wines of Sonoma. It was nice to get out of the city and a pleasant surprise that the wine area was about 20 degrees warmer than frigid San Francisco.
Warning: You will want to buy all the wine
We just returned from this tour and we had such a great time!! Such a fun group of people and yes I bought too much wine, but they shipped everything to me and I can't wait to impress my friends and have them over.
Such a fun day!
I’m spending 5 days in San Francisco while my husband attends a conference here, so I thought a day trip out to Sonoma for some wine tasting would be fun. Marc, the tour guide (and owner), picked me up promptly at my hotel in Union Square, and we then proceeded to pick up a family of nine at another hotel. His vehicle was clean and in great shape, and he had a cooler of water for us. It was a clear and beautiful day, so I was thrilled that we stopped at the Golden Gate Bridge for photos before driving on to Sonoma. The entire day was a fabulous experience! Marc is very knowledgeable and shared interesting facts about the history of San Francisco, as well as Sonoma and wine making. He was funny, kind, attentive, and did everything he could to make the tour comfortable and enjoyable for us. We visited three small, boutique wineries. The wines were all good, and I enjoyed tasting them all. We were also able to meet the owners, which is always nice. The family of nine was a fun and friendly group, and they made the day even more enjoyable. Our last stop was in Sausalito, to stretch our legs or to do a little looking around. This stop was only 30 minutes, and it was dark, so not a lot to report. I would say that if you want to see Sausalito, you should just take an Uber or ferry, and spend the day there, as it looked like a great place to shop and dine. Overall, this is a great tour, and I highly recommend it for a wonderful break from the city. Marc is a terrific tour guide, and it’s clear that he loves what he does for a living, and he does it well. You won’t be disappointed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to bring?
Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?
No, it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in San Francisco. They're a specialist local tour company who we know uphold our high standards.
Can I bring my kids on this tour?
Sure! Although only those over the age of 21 will be able to partake in the wine tastings. Non-drinkers and children are absolutely welcome to join and are sure to enjoy beautiful Sonoma, even without the wine!
Are wine tasting fees included?
Yes, all wine tasting fees are included.
Is lunch included in the tour price?
Lunch isn't included in the tour price, but you'll have free time to enjoy a meal in Sonoma and your local driver-guide will have some recommendations too.
What to bring?
Some comfortable, a bottle of water, and sunscreen or rain jackets depending on the weather forecast.