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Private wine tour, napa - sonoma - russian river, full concierge on demand or build your own itinerary using our sophisticated q&a session.,   from    $695     suv.

Visit some of the top wineries in Napa and Sonoma counties on this private wine tour from San Francisco. Traveling by private vehicle with your own chauffeur, you'll discover the best of California wine country as you enjoy wine tastings at select wineries. When booking, select the option that suits your group size. Because this is a private tour, your itinerary can be customized.

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Sonoma - russian river, full concierge on demand  or build your own itinerary using our sophisticated q&a session..

This Brewery and Winery tour will take you to the best wineries as well as the most iconic breweries in North Bay's Sonoma County. Our years of experience in quality wine and brew touring has allowed us to share the best kept secrets in value for those visiting the wine capital of California. 

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Muir woods - wine country,   from    $745     suv.

Let us whisk you away on a private tour experience second to none. Receive VIP treatment and get chauffeured to the San Francisco Bay Area's North Bay's historic Muir Woods. But why stop there? Combine this experience with our company's signature service: Private Wine Touring of Sonoma, Napa and Russian River.

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Marin county - wine country,   from    $895     suv.

Receive VIP treatment and get chauffeured to San Francisco's North Bay historic Muir Woods, Mt. Tamalpais, Point Bonita Lighthouse, Tiburon Island and Sausalito. Combine this experience with our signature service: Private Wine Touring of Sonoma, Napa and Russian River 

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Zip line and wine tour, full concierge on demand,   from    $795     suv.

Enjoy a full day of fun with your own chauffeur and executive black Sedan or SUV taking you from your hotel/residence in San Francisco to zip lining and Canopy Walk Tour in the forest of Sonoma followed by a custom wine tour experience of the Russian River and Sonoma County.

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Fine Wine Tours

Personal & Small Group Private Wine Tours

in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys

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Touring and Tasting the Napa and Sonoma Valleys since 2012. 

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Fine Wine Tours started in 2014, offering private and custom Wine Tours throughout the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Owner and Tour Guide Steve Batory is a lifelong Napa resident and brings more than 40 years of experience in the wine industry and the Napa & Sonoma Valleys.

Tours are available every day of the week and typically last all day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Half-day tours are also available.

Tour groups range from 2-6 people. Tours can accommodate more guests upon request.

Tours will include a 45-minute siesta around 1 p.m. at an upscale, specialty deli that accomodates indoor and outdoor seating, with areas for guests to relax.

As of April 2021, most wineries in Napa and Sonoma Valleys are open for tours and tastings, but need several days notice for a tasting. With the ever-changing health and safety landscape in California, it is recommended, but not required, that guests carry negative COVID-19 test results, and/or COVID vaccinations (if available). You can see an example itinerary by clicking the link below!  

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Private, curated Napa Valley wine country tours and luxury transportation

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Hire your very own wine concierge.

Napa Private Tours can make it happen. Enjoy your very own private, curated wine tour of Napa Valley. Tour boutique wineries selected by your concierge, or have them take you to your favorites. You’ll travel in safety and style. Read more

The Road Less Traveled

Our guests deserve the best. We are dedicated to help you discover uncommon wine experiences. Because we believe there is value in exclusivity we will point you to private tasting rooms, caves and salons that focus on limited edition wines and help arrange for visits to private, by-appointment only boutique wineries. Our guests often thank us for steering them away from popular tourist traps and helping them discover gorgeous wines and wineries to cherish for years to come.

Ride in Style

We select our vehicles with your comfort in mind. Our fully equipped luxury vehicles include brands such as Mercedes, Cadillac, and Lexus. Our fleet is fully smoke-free, and each vehicle is detailed and sanitized daily. You can expect flawlessness every step of the way. That is our commitment.

We Hate to Brag, But…

The team at Napa Private tours is comprised of wine industry professionals with ample knowledge of wine and deeply rooted connections with the most desirable wineries in the Sonoma and Napa valleys. We are rated five stars in both TripAdvisor and Yelp , and we are also ranked in the top 10% activities in Napa.

Comments From Our Clients

“Napa Private Tours is as good a service as I have experienced anywhere in the world.” – Les S.

“Napa Private Tours is, without a doubt, the best way to see Napa. Javy and his staff have an abundance of knowledge about the area and wines. The attention to detail and personalized touches put their service above the rest! – Amanda H.

“I wish I could give them 10 stars!!!” – Carleen D.

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Sonoma Private Tours is the natural progression of a highly successful and well-loved Napa-based wine tour company. For almost ten years Napa Private tours has offered first class hand-curated wine tours to the most demanding wine aficionados, and now everyone is ready to introduce you and your guests to even more exciting wines and idyllic wine destinations that will set the stage for the most beautiful wine tasting experiences in Sonoma Valley.

The ever-growing expansion of California’s wine country, our natural curiosity, passion for wine and the need to add new experiences for our repeat guests pointed our compass toward the sea, and sent us on journeys of discovery aimed at adding the most exclusive Sonoma wineries to our carefully curated wine destination library.

Sonoma is full of wonder, and its innumerable terroirs and microclimates result in complex and beautiful wines. Sonoma Valley is three times bigger than Napa and its coastal breezes give way to climatic conditions that yield absolutely sublime wines.

When you decide to join us on a wine tour of Sonoma chances are you will be welcomed by a soft rolling fog that gives way to some of the most beautiful California landscapes. Silk Oaks, Cypresses, Pines and Goldenrains line the back roads that lead to vineyards and olive groves, planted by visionaries that know how California wines are changing the way the world values and enjoys the fruit of the vine.

Many of our handpicked Sonoma wineries have patios specially designed for tasting experiences that involve all your senses and allow you to appreciate all that nature has to offer. Views of the Pacific give your wine tasting experience one more layer of enjoyment that you don’t want to miss.

Our experienced team has received multiple industry accolades and we are ranked among the top five percent activities in the California wine country by Trip Advisor. It is not uncommon for other wine operators in the region to refer their most demanding customers to us, knowing that we have what it takes to deliver first class wine tours that are both experientially superior and focused in securing the most coveted wines in the region.

Hiring a Wine Coach for Your Sonoma Wine Tour

At Sonoma Private Tours we take pride in having wine concierges that spend a good portion of their time enhancing their knowledge of wine production. Our engagement with the wine industry is not simply theoretical; each of our hosts is heavily involved in other facets of wine making from wine production to vineyard management.

“Javy introduced us to wineries and experiences that far exceeded our expectations. We told Javy our interests and preferences and he crafted a tour that vastly exceeded what we could have done without his help.” – Bob P

Carefree Wine Touring

When you select us as your host our goal is to take charge of all the details of your Sonoma wine tour and allow you to focus exclusively in enjoying the moment as you savor fine wines and delight in the company of friends and loved ones. We are in the business of creating memorable and long-lasting experiences worth sharing. Our planners will work with you to fully understand your likes and dislikes and we will craft a wine touring experience that is personal and meaningful. In fact; we are the vendor of choice when it comes to hosting VIPs for the most coveted resorts in the region. With us you won’t have to worry about a thing. We will schedule every appointment and pace your visits with your relaxation in mind. New wineries and more private and exclusive locations are often located in less traveled and unmarked roads. While a GPS may fail you and result in a late arrival, our drivers know every single spot and will often take you via the back roads to allow you to enjoy a closer and more scenic side of Sonoma

By having us take care of everything, your group does not need to sacrifice by assigning a designated driver. Let everyone in your party partake of the fun, 100% worry-free.

“Tell Javi what you have in mind for your trip and he will plan the day above and beyond what you could ever imagine or dreamed of.” – Mari

Wine Concierge Services

Our guests come to Sonoma for a variety of reasons. We are into intentionality. If Pinots are what makes your heart tick we will make certain your wine tour includes the most coveted producers as well as rising stars waiting to be discovered. In addition to tailoring your tour, our concierges are trained to provide you with a rich and well-researched narrative of each wine and each location ensuring your experience enriches your mind and well as your taste buds.

Our wine coaches are also ready to help you make the best wine purchase decisions pointing you to beautiful wines that will age well as well as trending wines that will delight you and yours. With our help your wine library can become home to iconic wines that will bring cheer for years to come.

The Road Less Traveled

Our guests deserve the best. We are dedicated to help you discover uncommon wine experiences. Because we believe there is value in exclusivity we will point you to private tasting rooms, caves and salons that focus on limited edition wines and help arrange for visits to private, by-appointment only boutique wineries. Our guests often thank us for steering them away from popular tourist traps we are also the first ones to hear about new wineries in the region and we share our insider’s knowledge with you.

We Love to be Memory Makers

If your visit to Sonoma includes corporate engagements, we can help you set the stage for a memorable client experience. Our luxury vehicles offer the highest levels of comfort and sound isolation conducive to discussing business. Working together with your travel coordinator, we can make sure your client is impressed and delighted by the highest level of hospitality that Sonoma has to offer. Our concierge will help you select quiet and sophisticated settings that will facilitate casual conversation with clients and stakeholders. Just ask. We know what it takes to close a deal and we will do what it takes to help position your company in the best possible light.

Just a quick look at our reviews on TripAdvisor will show you our commitment to help you make your wine tasting dreams a reality. Regardless of your reason to visit Sonoma we are there for you. Let us help you plan your engagement, celebrate your anniversary or discover a lifestyle worthy of your bucket list. We will take you to carefully vetted wineries that will exceed your expectations and serve as a backdrop for life milestones worth cherishing.

Our Wine Touring Vehicles

We select our vehicles with your comfort in mind. Our fully equipped luxury vehicles include brands such as Mercedes and Lexus. Our fleet is fully non-smoking and each vehicle is detailed and sanitized daily. You can expect flawlessness every step of the way. That is our commitment.

We Host Multi-Vehicle Wine Tours

We are often asked if we have the capacity to host large parties for wine tours of Sonoma. After careful consideration we have opted not to have buses or limos to ensure every guest receives personal attention. For parties of up to 12 we are willing to host a multi-vehicle tour with little extras like scenic picnics and vintner- hosted wine tastings.

We are fairly and competitively priced when compared to tour operators of our caliber. Keep in mind that each of our wine hosts has over 15,000 hours of wine industry experience and many have formal education in viticulture and enology. You can read more about our wine tour rates here .

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Sonoma Private Tours 1052 Shetler Avenue Napa, CA 94559 tel: +1 707.815.9256 email: [email protected] TCP 28246

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Wine Adventures

Not just a wine tour, it's a Wine Adventure!

 Each private, customized Wine Adventure features a different area (like the S pring Mountain Tour ) ; wine varietal ( Cabernet Lovers To ur or Pinot Noir Lovers Tour ) ; or theme (like the Napa or Sonoma Roots Win e Tour ) . We spe cialize in small-production wineries for a more personalized  experience.   P rivate guide | driver; hotel pickup by SUV within Napa | Sono ma Valley. 

For Cabernet Sauvignon collectors & connoisseurs, we offer an exclusively curated R ock Stars of Wine Tour .

WINE ADVENTURES: NAPA  | SONOMA 

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Select Collector option or Connoisseur option. Higher tasting fees & bottle purchases expected.

ROCK STARS OF WINE: CABERNET COLLECTORS' TOUR Napa

A customized private tour for Cabernet Sauvignon  collectors and  connoisseurs. Focus on wines made from Napa Valley's most prized vineyards and by highly acclaimed winemakers. We'll curate exclusive experiences with opportunities to build your wine cellar.

Length of Tour: 6-hour minimum. Price is per hour, not per person. $150 itinerary planning fee.

Private Group of 2-6. Lunch, tasting   fees extra. 

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NAPA | SONOMA ROOTS WINE TOUR  

Napa or Sonoma

Focus on down-to-earth, family-owned wineries that have been farming/ making wine in Napa or Sonoma for generations.

Length of Tour: 5-hour minimum (6+ hrs recommended). Price is per hour, not per person. $85 charge for itinerary planning.

(Private group of 2-6)

(lunch & tasting fees extra)

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CABERNET LOVERS TOUR  

Features wineries in Napa Valley making extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and other Bordeaux varietals.

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CARNEROS | PINOT LOVERS TOUR  

Focus on wineries in the Carneros region of Napa | Sonoma making phenomenal Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other varietals.

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HISTORIC | GHOST WINERY TOUR  

Features Napa wineries where wine has been made since the 1800s. Some were "ghost wineries" during Prohibition, now flourishing again.

(Lunch & tasting fees extra.)

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ECO-FRIENDLY WINERY TOUR  

Focus on wineries that follow sustainable practices. Includes Green, Organic, Sustainable, and Biodynamic wineries.

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HOWELL MOUNTAIN  TOUR  

Features small, family-owned hidden gem wineries in a mountain area known for Cabernet Sauvignon and other varietals.

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SAGE CANYON ROAD TOUR  

Focus on small-production, hidden gem wineries in a secluded area east of Rutherford, near lakes and far off the beaten path.

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SPRING MOUNTAIN TOUR  

Features family-owned wineries in a scenic, secluded mountain area west of St. Helena, known for Merlot and Cabernet  Sauvignon.

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MOON MOUNTAIN TOUR  

Focus on exclusive limited-production wineries in a mountain area east of Sonoma, known for Cabernet Sauvignon and other varietals.

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"Great tour! I was so impressed with the guide's service. The wineries we visited were wonderful and he truly made our day, it was fabulous! We enjoyed ourselves beyond measure."

Sage Canyon Road Tour

"A spectacular day of wine tasting and wine country experiences that made for an unforgettable birthday. Our guide went above and beyond to make sure that we had a wonderful day."

Gilberto C.

Spring Mountain Tour

"This was an outstanding way to learn about Napa, how wine is made, what makes Napa/Sonoma unique, and to enjoy some amazing scenery and outstanding wines!"

Tom B. 

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Napa Valley Wine Tours & Sonoma Wine Tours

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Experience the best Napa Valley wine tours and Sonoma wine tours . Our friendly staff will help you with a custom private wine tour of California wine country’s best destinations. Just kick back and relax as we take care of all the planning and take you on a tour of a lifetime!

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From riding around in luxury convertibles to tasting vintage wines, we have you covered!

Explore California’s most famous wine-producing regions by taking a private chauffeured tour. Sip our complimentary champagne and enjoy the beautiful rolling hills and the stunning vistas of Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. We offer:

  • Pick up in Napa, Sonoma, and many of our surrounding Bay Area Cities
  • Enjoy a day of wine tasting in California’s wine country
  • Make stops at tasting rooms, wineries and enjoy a picnic
  • Choose the wineries that you want to visit

Bring your guests along with you on this amazing wine tasting and touring adventure. Don’t worry about the planning. We can plan your entire day from start to finish so that you don’t have to.

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For wine lovers who want to experience the best wineries that California has to offer, we can help you with:

  • Transportation in classic convertibles, luxury limousines , and party buses
  • Perfectly curated wine tours personalized to match your interests
  • Recommendations to select and reserve your wineries

The beautiful Napa Valley has more than 500 wine producers who offer various wine tours and tastings. Come join us for a chance to taste rare vintages, smell the most delicious bouquets, explore new varietals, or even blend your own wine on our tasting tours.

Visit the most romantic-looking boutique wineries and rustic barns and tour centuries-old estates and historic caves in Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Make your tour a truly special one with California Wine Tours and Transportation and discover the wonders of the Wine Country.

Since 1986, California Wine Tours and Transportation has catered to the most discerning wine lovers and provided the most unique and personalized wine tours and wine tasting experiences that are fit for each client’s preference and tastes. Whether you are a wine novice or a true connoisseur, we will integrate Wine Country’s deep-rooted passions into your tour.

For over three decades, we have cultivated long-lasting relationships with vintners in California Wine County. Thanks to that, we now have exclusive access to some of the less-traveled places in Napa and Sonoma that provides our guests the most intimate experience.

Make a toast to your beautiful journey and one-of-a-kind wine tasting and touring experience.

Signature Chauffeur Services in Wine Country

Let us pamper you and give you an unforgettable tour through our premium transportation services. Whether you are a group of friends on a picnic, a corporate organization visiting the Wine Country, or a school on a field trip, our professional drivers can provide you with a first-class transportation experience.

These include premium transfers from airports to hotels to wineries and five-star restaurants. We provide an exceptionally high level of quality service and comfort without cutting corners.

We have a diverse fleet of over 100 beautifully maintained vehicles, ranging from sedans, classic cars, SUVs, limousines , mini-coaches, luxury vans, and party buses, which can cater to families as well as corporate clients.

We specialize in highly customized wine county tours, making sure each experience is as exclusive and unique as our guests. With experienced chauffeurs and a team of dedicated customer service representatives, we strive to exceed expectations from the very beginning to the end and make the experience one of the most memorable in your life.

Whether you want to use our sterling fleet of vehicles, want us to plan a visit to a widely popular vineyard, or need a chauffeur-guided tour, our teams can handle all the details for you.

Discover Hidden Gems Through Our Wine Country Tour and Transportation Services

For wine lovers who want to experience the wonders of the Wine Country, we offer various services that can make your experience even more joyful and memorable.

Wedding Services

We can help you give excellent and seamless transportation services for a wine tour on your big day. We can handle all the unique transportation needs of a newly married couple, from handling your wedding party to your guests. Our fleet of luxury vehicles with impeccable chauffeur service will ensure an unforgettable day for your wedding. Learn More

Charter Transportation Services

We offer a wide range of options for customized social and corporate charters. Whether you need transportation facilities from one place to another or want us to plan a whole day of touring the stunning wineries of Wine Country, we can make it happen! Learn More

Airport Transportation Services

We are a leading ground transportation company in the Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley region. We offer transportation to all commercial airports within the Wine Country region and arrange all your transportation vehicles, including sedans, SUVs, corporate cars, and group shuttles, to get you where you want at the right time. Learn More

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We generally run specials during the off-season , talk to a planner to see if your tour date falls within any of these days!

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IMPORTANT: Napa and Sonoma Valley Wineries all require reservations in advance. California Wine Tours has been offering these services since 1986.

There are many other companies that advertise what we do, however we guarantee there is no comparison.

 Price out transportation and talk to one of our Tour Planners about our specials! See our google reviews!

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Beau Wine Tours & Limousine Service 21707 8th Street East, Suite A Sonoma, California 95476 Phone: (707) 938-8001

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Sonoma Wine Tours

Sonoma County serves high quality wine with hospitality. And our Sonoma Wine Tours show you a whole world of possibilities. For example, we will drive you along the Pacific coastline and through redwood forests. With almost perfect weather and diverse lands, Sonoma County creates legendary wines.

From its natural beauty to its comfortable setting, the location is a hot spot for wine tasting enthusiasts around the world. In fact, more than 370 wineries call the county “home.” TripAdvisor even named Sonoma County the best U.S. wine tours destination in October 2012.

What’s Included With Your Sonoma Wine Tour

Besides a private tour through Sonoma County’s American Viticulture Areas (AVAs), you’ll get a crash course on fine wines.

  • Pinots: Between the Russian River and Sonoma Coast, you’ll find drinks ranging from fruity and light to bold and complex. Taste the earthy layers and smell smoked meats.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Within the Alexander Valley, we’ll stop at places that serve the best red wines.
  • Zinfandel: Then, Dry Creek will give you Zinfandels you won’t be able to get out of your head after tasting.

With wines as diverse as the landscape, you’ll find a drink to match your tastes in Sonoma County.

But, variety doesn’t end with wine.

On our Sonoma wine tours, you will pass livestock grazing upon landscape and chickens scratching in the pastures. Then, you’ll notice fruits, vegetables, and herbs painting the countryside. Next, we’ll visit local farms that sell everything from artisan cheeses to fresh pumpkins and berries. We can even set up a farm tour to see how local food goes from the garden to your plate. A strong supporter of sustainable agriculture, Sonoma County has an eat-fresh philosophy.

Your Private Sonoma Wine Tours Options

Are you ready to experience Sonoma County for yourself? Beyond our tours complete with dedicated transportation, many of the wineries we visit offer behind-the-scenes tours of their facilities. With exclusive wine tastings and unique sightseeing, you won’t want to skip a chance to explore the culture Sonoma has to offer. Each of our tours are designed to give you the ultimate tasting of Sonoma wines. And if you want to design your own wine tour, be our guest! We can help you set up a custom wine itinerary. Call us today and we’ll help you build your dream wine tour of the Sonoma area.

Or, choose from the following pre-planned tours: 

  • Sonoma Valley Wine Tours
  • Russian River Wine Tours
  • Dry Creek Valley Wine Tours
  • Alexander Valley Wine Tours

At the end of your private wine tasting trip, share a meal at one of Sonoma County’s best restaurants. Chefs create specialized menus using local produce and organic vegetables, cheeses, and olive oils. However, wine pairings are their specialty.

Tom’s Favorite Sonoma Wine Tours…

Our founder, Tom Buck, is a wine buff if you have ever met one. That’s why we take his recommendations pretty seriously here at Beau Wine Tours. Among his go-to wine tasting spots in Sonoma County include:

  • Benzinger: As the  Best Winery Tour of 2017  according to Wine Enthusiast, the winery provides a new type of wine tour. On their Biodynamic Wine Tours, a tractor pulls a tram around the property. From showcasing their Biodynamic techniques to diving into their wine cave, Benzinger is an experience you can talk about forever.
  • Imagery Estate Winery: At this winery, you’ll come for the promise of rare grape varieties. But, you’ll stay for the 500+ pieces of local art that hang on the walls.
  • Jordan Vineyard & Winery: With an estate of roughly 1,200 acres, this winery helped to define what a premium Cabernet Sauvignon should taste like. For a walk around preserved natural habitats for oaks, ducks, rabbits, turkeys, Jordan Vineyard & Winery is the place to visit.

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Experience the top-rated santa rosa wine tours , sonoma wine rides is the premier wine tour company in santa rosa.  we offer wine tours in healdsburg. we specialize in joining group wine tasting tours.  the best sonoma county wine tasting tours.  platypus wine tours is similar to sonoma wine rides.

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Indulge in Join-In Group Wine Tasting Adventures: Book Your Tour Today!

Experience stress-free wine tasting with Sonoma Wine Rides. Let us handle the logistics – from making reservations to navigating traffic – while you sit back, relax, and socialize with new friends on our unforgettable Sonoma Wine Tours.

We offer convenient pick-up services from your hotel or vacation rental. If you're arriving from outside the area, we're happy to recommend a suitable meeting point.

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Customize Tailored Private Wine Tasting Experiences

You're in charge of the itinerary

Looking for the ideal way to celebrate a Birthday, Family Reunion, Bachelorette Party, Bachelor Party, or a Girls Weekend? Look no further!

Our tours accommodate a maximum of 14 guests, ensuring an intimate and enjoyable experience. Choose from a variety of options including Santa Rosa Wine Tasting Tours, Sonoma Wine Tasting Tours, Healdsburg Wine Tasting Tours, Russian River Wine Tasting Tours, and even excursions to Napa.

If you require assistance in selecting wineries or crafting the perfect Sonoma wine tour itinerary, our team is here to help at no additional cost. Your satisfaction is our priority.

The Santa Rosa Wine Tasting Tours are the highest rated wine tours on google.  We also do Healdsburg Wine Tours, Petaluma Wine Tours, and Sonoma Wine Tours.

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Food and Wine Pairing Tour

Kendall-Jackson and  La Crema Winery

Discover one of our standout Sonoma Wine Tours: a delightful Food and Wine Pairing at Kendall-Jackson followed by an exquisite Tasting Experience at La Crema Winery.

This tour requires a minimum of 4 guests and can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests. If you have a larger group, don't hesitate to reach out to us, and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Santa Rosa Wine Tasting Tours For You

As seasoned Wine Tour Operators, we've dedicated ourselves to crafting exceptional wine tasting experiences that defy the ordinary.

Whether you prefer to curate your own customized private wine tasting tour or join one of our sought-after small group options, we ensure an unforgettable journey. Delight in a sumptuous Food and Wine Pairing Experience, or opt for one of our acclaimed Santa Rosa Wine Tasting Tours.

For more details, click the link below to schedule your no-obligation consultation.

Embark on the finest Sonoma Wine Tours with convenient pick-up locations spanning from Healdsburg to Petaluma and Sonoma to Sebastopol.

Warm regards,

Christine & Jason

Jason and Christine, owners of Sonoma Wine Rides welcome you to join them on one of thier join in group tours, or let them custom create your own personalized private tour expereince for up to 14 guests.

Our Promise to You

Our Sonoma County Wine Tasting Tours are offered with our heart and soul.  We provide our guests the most amazing wine tour experiences.  We love to sit with our guests on our join in group tours.  We Strive to offer the best Sonoma wine tours, whether you choose our join in group wine tasting tour, or our Sonoma private wine tours.

Small Family Owned Business

Christine and Jason started Sonoma Wine Rides in 2019, just prior to the pandemic.  We were only able to offer a few Santa Rosa Wine Tasting Tours in 2020.  We had nice growth in 2021, but we really started to blossom in 2022.  We started offering the best Sonoma wine tours.  We expanded our winery partnerships and expanded our Sonoma Valley Wine Tours and our Healdsburg Wine Tours.

We are responsive!!

We know you have options for your transportation for your Sonoma County Wine Tasting Tours.  If you are interested in a join in group wine tasting tour or a Sonoma private wine tour we are uber responsive.  We are responsive from your initial inquiry, during the planning process.  You can reach out by telephone, text, email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We have fun!!

We love showcasing our Sonoma Wine Tasting Tours.  We have lots of fun with our guests on our wine tours.  We share lots of Sonoma Wine Country history, tell some funny stories, we may stretch the truth a little from time to time..... but that is what make a great story.  We love hearing from our guests about their Sonoma dining experience and we also love making restaurant suggestions.

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Sonoma, Russian River, Dry Creek, Alexander Valleys

  • California’s wine industry started in Sonoma Valley.
  • Sonoma Valley has some of the earliest vineyards and wineries. 
  • Sonoma’s consistent weather and great soil crafts some of the finest wines made today.
  • Sonoma offers a wide range of festivals and wine tasting events.
  • Sonoma also offers coastal redwood adventures.

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Planning a Customized Private Sonoma Wine Tour

Choosing to plan a customized private Sonoma wine tour is a great way to elevate your flavorful experience and tailor every moment to personal preferences.

Napa Valley Wine Country Limo provides private tour guests access to all five distinct valleys, otherwise known as American Viticultural Areas, in Sonoma Valley. Let us know if you’re interested in visiting one, a combination of a few, or all of them during your tour experience.

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Sonoma Valley Tour FAQ

Understandably, our guests have some questions before touring, and we’re happy to provide the answers. The following are some common inquiries we receive regarding our private wine tours in Sonoma.

Sonoma Valley is a destination that’s brimming over with options to enjoy fine art, delicious food, sensational shopping, inspiring scenery, one-of-a-kind architecture, and more. Your private tour can include any of these adventures beyond wine tasting.

At Napa Valley Wine Country Limo, our private Sonoma Valley tours cater to wine collectors and those simply interested in learning more alike. If you like to purchase as you peruse wineries, we’re happy to help you ship your purchases back home with ease.

Private tours are flexible, and we’re happy to accommodate customized experiences that serve anywhere from 2 to 56 guests at a time.

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Wine Tours by Grapeline in Sonoma Valley

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Grapeline -- Sonoma Valley's premier Wine Tour -- offers an insider's view of Northern California Wine Country's wineries. Get ready for a fun-filled day visiting a variety of wineries, each with a character as rich and individual as the wines they produce. Whether you're interested in Grapeline's popular Vineyard Picnic Tour, or in a private group outing, Grapeline offers fun, carefree, hosted tours throughout Sonoma Valley Wine Country.

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Are you ready for Temecula’s first Kay Syrah Signature Series Event of 2024? I'm excited to present 'Bubbles, Brunch, & Bourbon,' an exquisite journey through Temecula's renowned wine country on Sunday, May 26, 2024, with Grapeline’s Chief Winos, John and Kim Kelliher. This tour will offer an unforgettable experience, combining the elegance of sparkling wines, the delight of a gourmet brunch, and the rich warmth of bourbon at Temecula's most beloved wineries.

Our adventure begins at Carter Estate Winery and Resort , a gem in the heart of Temecula. Here, you'll indulge in their meticulously crafted sparkling wines, produced using the true champagne method, Méthode Champenoise. Carter Estate's commitment to excellence makes it the perfect starting point for our day, setting a high standard with bubbles that dance on your palate.

Next, we'll visit Masia de la Vinya Winery , where the charm of Spanish influence meets the lush landscapes of Temecula. Prepare your taste buds for a culinary delight as brunch will be masterfully prepared by Savage Chef Dylan Soro. Known for his innovative and fearless approach to flavors, Chef Soro's creations promise to be a feast for the senses, perfectly paired with Masia's exquisite wines.

Our final stop takes us to Oak Mountain Winery , where we'll embrace the bold spirit of bourbon. In April 2024, Oak Mountain will begin offering distillery tours, and our visit will be among the first to experience their tour. Nestled within either their unique cave setting or speakeasy, this experience will provide a hearty conclusion to our day, surrounded by the expertise and passion that Oak Mountain pours into every bottle.

'Bubbles, Brunch, & Bourbon' is not just a wine tour; it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty, flavors, and hospitality that make Temecula Wine Country unforgettable. Join us for a day of exploration, enjoyment, and exquisite tastes. BOOK your spot now for a journey filled with the best that Temecula has to offer. Cheers to an experience that will linger in your memories and on your palate long after the day is done.

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Green Dream Tours

Wine tours from san francisco to napa & sonoma, shared, private, and multi-day wine adventures.

Discover the wonder of Wine Country with Green Dream Tours. Whether you’re looking for a private adventure, a lively shared journey, or an extended multi-day excursion, our tours from San Francisco and downtown Napa are your gateway to wine paradise.

Ultimate Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour

Ultimate Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour

  • Experience three unique wine tastings in both Napa and Sonoma Valley
  • An extended lunch break in Sonoma Square with a variety of dining and shopping options
  • Learn about the origins and crafting of wine production
  • Small groups for a more intimate experience
  • Convenient hotel pickups available

Days Operated: Daily Start in San Francisco or Napa Price Per Person: $109 – $129

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  • Customize your personal wine tasting experience specifically for you
  • Choose two or three wineries in Napa or Sonoma
  • Pick up anywhere in the Bay Area for easy transportation
  • Choose your preference for lunch: Restaurants, picnic or winery
  • Perfect for bachelorettes and groups of friends

Days Operated: Daily Start anywhere in the Bay Area Starting $999 per bus (1-14 people)

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Specialized Private Tours

Our specialized private tours cater to your unique preferences. Whether you’re planning a bachelorette party, a corporate outing, or a custom private tour, we’re here to create the perfect wine adventure for you.

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Experience Wine Country your way with a custom private tour from Green Dream Tours. Tailor your journey, from winery selections to your unique itinerary, for a Napa and Sonoma wine experience made just for you.

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Elevate your bachelorette celebration. Whether you’re looking to indulge in the finest wines, create unforgettable memories, or simply have a blast with your closest friends, our bachelorette tours are designed to make any day special.

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Transform your corporate event with an enriching wine tour experience. Cultivate connections among your team members, rejuvenate among the picturesque wine landscapes, and leave the planning and logistics to us.

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I am a corporate event planner who had to book two private shuttles for my group for multiple stops and pick-ups. Green Dream Tours was amazing from start to finish. They were reliable, professional and timely! They were also priced well and reasonably without compromising their service. Their drivers were awesome and their buses beautiful. BOOK THEM, you can't go wrong!!

What an amazing day we had with Green Dream Tours! Everything from the logistics of coordinating the tastings and lunch and transportation, to staying on budget, was taken care of for over 50 people. The transportation was super comfortable, the driver was safe and courteous, and our guide Nicole rocked! It is nice when an organization is so professional to work with and accommodating. Already planning another event for next year!

Erin and Heather were wonderfully communicative and super accommodating to our unique team request. We wanted a partner to plan and lead our group on a full-day tour of the wine country, visit/taste wines, organize lunch, and all transportation and logistics. They did all this and more. Alberto, our guide, was knowledgeable, fun and flexible. I would definitely recommend Green Dream Tours and use them again!

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Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur or it’s your first time to wine country, the experience of a professional and knowledgeable host makes all the difference.  Private Wine Drivers has multiple options to guide you through the Napa and Sonoma wine regions.

We transport your party in a luxury vehicle, promptly meeting at your hotel or other start location at the desired time.  We then embark on your adventure while you explore the beautiful wine country, guiding you along the way.

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The reputation of Napa Valley is world renowned because of the iconic wineries throughout the area. These wineries have established names world-wide with impeccable estates and wine making facilities. You will return home with a new appreciation for some of your favorite wines.  Visit iconic wineries such as:

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 Robert Mondavi Winery  Beringer Vineyards   Hall Wines  Sterling Vineyards  Silver Oak Cellars

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Napa Valley has over 200 wineries. Some of the best are the ones you’ve never heard of. The Hidden Gems of Napa Valley are challenging to uncover, but we have the entire valley covered. Let us set you up at family owned boutique wineries. You will definitely find a new favorite from our hidden gems.

 Chase Cellars  The Terraces  Patland Estate Vineyards  Celani Family Vineyards

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NAPA FOOD PARINGS

Calling all foodies!! Napa Valley’s culinary passion rivals its passion for wine. With our great growing conditions for almost everything, farm to fork seems to be the trend. Some of the top chefs of Napa will prepare exquisite bites to pair with different wines for a flavor explosion. An experience your pallet will never forget.

 B Cellars Vineyard & Winery  Del Dotto Vineyards  Cakebread Cellars  Swanson Vineyards  Signorello Estate  Sequoia Grove

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Sonoma is where it all started. California was founded right on the quaint Sonoma Square in front of the San Francisco mission. Venture up the Sonoma Valley to the wineries with a variety of our local favorites. The variety of grapes grown in the valley expands beyond the typical French varietals with Italian and Spanish varietals as well. Fabulous family owned estates await your adventure, all offering an experience as unique as their wines.

 Ledson Winery & Vineyards  VJB Vineyards & Cellars  Imagery Estate Winery  Kunde Family Winery  Repris Wine  Muscardini Cellars  Lasseter Family Winery  Petroni Vineyards

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The Sonoma coast may be the most breathtaking area of California. From the inland valleys, wind down the vineyard lined road, and cross old bridges towering above the Russian River. This area is where some of the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards meet the coastal redwoods before continuing westward to the Pacific Ocean. The river meets the Pacific in the town of Jenner where a collection of wildlife awaits your camera including seals, pelicans, and blue herons.

 Lynmar Estate  Korbel & Bros  River’s End Restaurant  Sonoma Coast Vineyards  Joseph Phelps Vineyards

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SONOMA HEALDSBURG AREA

Healdsburg is the center of northern Sonoma County.  The charming square is covered with great restaurants, tasting rooms, and boutique shops.  From Healdsburg it is easy to access three valleys, each specializing in varietals specific to their terrior.  Russian River is known for award-winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  The old vine Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc of the Dry Creek Valley are exquisite.  Alexander Valley is ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

 Stonestreet Estate Vineyards  Hanna Winery  Francis Ford Coppola Winery  Lynmar Estate  Hartford Family Winery  Truett Hurst  Ferrari-Carano

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In many parts of the country, caves are reserved for bats. In wine country, you’re more likely to find wine barrels in caves. Winemakers have long known that the pristine, protected conditions of these underground caverns offer an ideal cool and humid climate for the wine-aging process. Wine tasters, meanwhile, have discovered the other cool factors of caves – touring and sipping. Many local wineries open their caves to visitors offering sit down tastings or guided walks, and some invite you to taste straight from the barrel. Bats, however, aren’t invited to the party.

 Jarvis Estates  Del Dotto Vineyards  Pride Mountain Vineyards  Schramsberg Vineyards  Repris  Deerfield Ranch Winery  Kunde Family Winery  Benziger Family Winery

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One of the best sounds is the popping of a champagne bottle. California has some of the best sparkling wine producers in the world.  Both Napa and Sonoma counties cover all your bubbly desires.  From Brut to Rose to Sweet, they all offer quite a treat. Spend the day toasting with friends at a variety of sparkling wine producers.

 Schramsberg Vineyards  Chandon  Gloria Ferrer Vineyards  JCB Bubble Lounge  Domaine Carneros  Paradise Ridge  Korbel Champagnes

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Northern California is truly an oasis of breweries. Not only are the wineries here world renown…. but breweries have built quite a reputation for themselves as well. Some of the beers are enjoyed nationally, while others are local tap rooms.  Venture to multiple breweries to fulfill all your hop headed desires.

Suggested Breweries

 Russian River Brewing Co.  Third Street Aleworks  Bear Republic Brewery  Napa Smith Brewery  Carneros Brewing Co.  Sonoma Springs Brewing Co.  Lagunitas Brewing Co.

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7 Stellar Sonoma County Pinot Noirs to Drink Right Now

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Best sonoma Pinot noirs

Even the most dedicated Napa wine lover will admit that Pinot Noir grows better in Sonoma County, situated over the mountains and just to the west of Napa Valley. Slightly bigger than Rhode Island, Sonoma is home to 19 sub-AVAs, 62,000 acres of grapes, 1,800 grape growers, and more than 425 wineries ranging from boutique family-run operations to massive corporate enterprises. Its position alongside the Pacific Ocean provides cooling conditions that are perfect for the cultivation of Pinot Noir.

Named for the French words for “pine” and “black,” Pinot Noir’s tight pinecone-shaped clusters of grapes are susceptible to mold and mildew, so the variety thrives in cool weather wine regions where these conditions are less likely to develop. Sonoma County has more than 13,000 acres of Pinot Noir vineyards that span from Alexander Valley in the north to Carneros in the south with altitudes ranging from over 2,500 feet all the way down to sea level. Sonoma County Pinot Noirs are a bit more powerful and extracted when compared to French versions, which we both love, but we must admit we are big fans of Sonoma Pinot Noirs as well. You can expect well-polished, smooth, and silky tannins and flavors of orange zest, red raspberry, red currant, strawberry, brown baking spices, vanilla, cherry, and powdered chocolate. We tasted more than 60 bottles and pared it down to these seven. We hope you enjoy them.

Senses Wines 2021 Day One Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast California

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Senses’ estate vineyard is aptly named “Hillcrest” because of its position on the top of a rocky hill only 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and this particular wine is named “Day One” because this vineyard is where the three partners (and childhood friends) Max, Myles, and Christopher rolled up their sleeves, hand farmed, and hand harvested their first vintage of Senses Pinot Noir. Their 2021 vintage is dark cherry colored with aromas of black cherry, freshly ground black pepper, and ripe strawberry that open in the palate to these three flavors with the addition of dried orange peel and cinnamon stick.

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Saintsbury 2021 Pratt Vineyards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast California

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In the mid 1990s Jim Pratt searched for the perfect vineyard to grow his own grapes and eventually found a cool and foggy 10-acre hillside vineyard just west of Sebastopol.

He planted Pinot Noir clones including Pommard, clone 828, and clone 23 to give nice balance to his wines. Named for the Pratt Vineyards where these Pinot Noir grapes are sourced, this juicy Sonoma stunner has aromas of red currant, cherry brandy, and purple flowers. It has nice heft on the palate with flavors of lavender, red plum, freshly picked Bing cherries and dried cranberry. The tannins are silky and smooth, and the finish goes on for days.

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JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset 2021 No 19 Pinot Noir West Sonoma Coast California

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As a young child, Jean-Charles Boisset played in the Pinot Noir vineyards of the Clos du Vougeot in northern Burgundy and his family is well versed in the production of excellent Pinot Noir wines there. He visited California as a pre-teen and knew destiny would eventually bring him back. He moved to Northern California in the early 1990s and purchased his first winery in 1999. His eponymous line of JCB wines feature well-made bottles from California and France and this Pinot is no exception. It is vibrant ruby colored in the glass with inviting aromas of bright red cherry, red plum, and freshly ground white pepper. It comes alive in the palate with lively flavors of red raspberry, red currant, dried orange peel, and a just a slight touch of powdered cocoa in the long, long, finish.

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Guarachi Family Wines 2021 Sun Chase Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast California

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Chilean-born Alex Guarachi began his wine career importing fine Chilean and Argentine wines into the United States, but in 2007 he decided to start his own brand and founded Guarachi Family Wines. His focus since inception has been to make terroir-driven wines that capture the entrepreneurial spirit and charm of the Sonoma Coast. Guarachi Family Wines 2021 Sun Chase Pinot Noir offers aromas of black cherry, dried cranberry, violets, and pomegranate seeds. It is generous and rounded on the palate with flavors of red plum, farm-fresh strawberry, and a touch of cedar box in the long finish.

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Donum Estate 2021 Carneros Estate Pinot Noir Carneros Sonoma California

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Donum Estate was founded in 2001 and their wines have received many high ratings and accolades over the last 22 years from many of our colleagues. This flagship wine is made from grapes sourced from the estate’s 95 acres of vines and uses only the best barrel lots in the final blend. Ruby garnet colored in the glass, this wine offers aromas of black and red plums, brown baking spices, and bright cherry. It has opulent tannins and flavors of red raspberry, Bing cherry, and toasted hazelnuts with a bright splash of acidity in the finish.

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Chateau St Jean 2019 Hallberg Ranch Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Sonoma California

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Chateau St Jean was founded in 1973 with the premise of making fine European style wines in the heart of Sonoma County and today Bill Foley and his family continue the tradition of making single vineyard wines that highlight the region’s distinctive growing areas. This luscious wine is made from Pinot Noir clones 828 and 777 and was allowed to complete malolactic fermentation before transfer to 55 percent new French oak barrels for an additional 16 months of aging. It has aromas of red berry preserves, cherry coke, and freshly ground white pepper that transfer seamlessly to the palate with flavors of black cherry, tangerine pith, pomegranate, and anise.

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Benovia Winery 2021 Martaella Estate Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Sonoma California

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Benovia is named for owners Mary Dewane and Joe Anderson’s fathers Ben Dewane and Novian Anderson, and in the same tradition grapes for this delicious Pinot Noir are sourced from their Martaella Vineyard named in honor of their mothers. Because of the dry growing season in 2021 they and their vineyard team implemented early irrigation and water conservation efforts which produced excellent quality grapes but lower than average yields. This delicious Pinot Noir is deep garnet colored with aromas of red cherry, cinnamon, nutmeg, and candied orange peel. Soft tannins and voluptuous mouthfeel pave the way for flavors of ripe red plum, red raspberry, and dried Bing cherry.  

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The Pleasures of Sonoma County—Without the Wine

W ine doesn’t have to be the star attraction of a wine-county getaway. As the “sober curious” movement builds momentum and studies continue to show that alcohol isn’t the health tonic it was once believed to be, destinations are promoting intoxicating attractions beyond the bottle.

In fact, some of America’s best-known wine regions—Napa Valley and Santa Barbara in California, Columbia Valley in Washington, Oregon’s Willamette Valley—double as epic outdoor playgrounds.

For years, I’ve taken trips to Sonoma County, not to sample its smooth Pinot Noirs and crisp Chardonnays, but to enjoy the Mediterranean climate that allows for hiking, biking and kayaking year-round. About an hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma County hugs 55 miles of rugged Pacific coastline and is scattered with bucolic farmland and old-growth redwood forests. There are more than 50 parks laced with some 150 miles of trails.

As more travelers opt to fuel their vacations purely with adventure, restaurants and bars are adjusting their menus with more nonalcoholic offerings. The town of Healdsburg is arguably Sonoma’s culinary capital. It features Michelin-star restaurants, authentic Mexican food and a mocktail trail that highlights bartenders who craft alcohol-free drinks with the same creativity and care they devote to boozy beverages.

If you think wine country is all about vineyard tours, tasting-room visits and wine pairings, consider this four-day Sonoma itinerary that skips the wine.

Thursday: biking, hiking, eating

Healdsburg’s central location and buzzy downtown make it an ideal base. When I want to be close to the action, I book one of the 36 rooms at h2hotel, a sustainability-minded lodging just off the historic town plaza. When I want to feel like I’m staying on a private wine estate, I spring for the Montage, a 130-room resort tucked away on 258 acres of rolling vineyards and moss-covered oak trees.

Because the town sits at the apex of three distinct wine-growing regions—the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River valleys—a bike ride in any direction promises endless views of vines. After the drive from San Francisco, I always revive my legs by going for a spin. Spoke Folk Cyclery rents road bikes and e-bikes and their staff can recommend favorite local routes, like the 20-mile loop over Yoakim Bridge, and stops along the way. H2hotel offers hard-core riders preloaded GPS routes curated by Pete Stetina, a former pro in gravel cycling, as well as opportunities to work with Stetina on designing a custom ride ahead of your visit.

If hiking is more your jam, the 155-acre Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve is less than 10 minutes from downtown and its network of easy to moderate hiking trails (most are no more than 3 miles) provide sensational vistas of the Russian River and Mayacamas Mountains.

After working up an appetite, there are dozens of options for dinner downtown. SingleThread is a three-Michelin-star restaurant that marries Japanese techniques with ingredients from the owners’ Dry Creek Valley farm. The 10-course tasting menu can be paired with farm-fresh nonalcoholic beverages like ponzu milk punch, a mixture of barrel-aged ponzu—a citrus-based liquid—with black tea, yerba leaf, yuzu and salted agave syrup. Scoring a dinner there took me months of reservation attempts. At $475 per person (not including drinks), this was a special-occasion splurge.

Little Saint, SingleThread’s more-casual sister, is a great alternative. This two-story food market, cafe, bar and restaurant is always packed with locals and visitors, especially on Thursday nights, when it hosts live music. Little Saint’s minimal-waste cocktail program (if the farm grows extra cucumbers, say, the bartenders make more cucumber cocktail specials) is as impressive as its 500-plus bottle wine list. I found the spirit-free drinks, like the Vice or Virtue (strawberry, coconut, lemon balm, lime, nonalcoholic rum) to have remarkable balance and texture.

Friday: a day to relax

Driving the Bohemian Highway feels like traveling back in time. This scenic, winding two-lane road meanders 10 miles along the Russian River through the artsy hamlets of Freestone, Occidental and Monte Rio in western Sonoma County. Life slows down in this corner of California. The most urgent part of the day is arriving at Wild Flour Bread in Freestone when the bakery’s doors open at 8 a.m. The gooey sticky buns alone, straight from the wood-fired oven, are worth the drive.

Sonoma has no shortage of spas. Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary in Freestone transports you to Japan with its tea garden, pagodas and cedar enzyme baths. The healing ritual can be daunting for the uninitiated. My first visit, I warily climbed into a smoldering tub of fermenting rice bran and ground cedar and tried to stay calm as I was buried neck deep in the surprisingly soft, musky-smelling mixture. If the thought of being buried in a warm enzymatic swirl of wood chips sounds more stressful than relaxing, Osmosis also offers more traditional therapies like sports massages and facials.

Most visitors drive 16 miles north of Freestone to see ancient giants, like the 1,400-year-old Colonel Armstrong Tree, in Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. But I find the Grove of Old Trees, a privately owned but publicly accessible nature reserve in nearby Occidental, is far less trafficked and home to equally dazzling 2,000-year-old coast redwoods that tower 200 feet and more. For a different perspective, try a treetops tour through the old-growth forest with Sonoma Zipline Adventures.

Altamont General Store is the gathering place every small town needs. Co-owner Jenay Hofftin operates a yoga studio upstairs. Downstairs, the cafe puts produce from the Hofftin family farm in dishes like my go-to lunch order, the vegan Boho Bowl, a mix of lentils, rice, charred cabbage, farm pickles, chimichurri and harissa yogurt. Thursday and Friday happy hours draw an eclectic crowd of hip out-of-towners as well as local old-timers (one man arrived by horse the day I dropped in). On a warm day, I order a cold brew to go and laze on the shores of Monte Rio Community Beach, the largest public stretch of sand on the lower Russian River.

Back in Healdsburg, Lo + Behold is great for bar dining. The artistry of the mixologists, whether they are using booze or not, doubles as entertainment. When I informed the bartender I wasn’t drinking alcohol, she replied, “This is the best bar to not drink in.”

Saturday: kayaking and lunch with an ocean view

Costeaux French Bakery has been giving the locals of Healdsburg their croissant fix for more than 100 years. I can’t resist their cinnamon-dusted morning buns paired with a latte. I savored both on a recent drive to Sonoma Coast State Park, just 30 miles west of town. Low tide at Shell Beach reveals ocean treasures in the tide pools, like ocher sea stars and neon anemone. After wandering the shores I got in a workout on the Pomo Canyon Trail. This moderate 6.6-miles-out-and-back path traces an ancient trading route once used by the Pomo and Miwok people and weaves through fairytale-worthy oak woodlands and redwood groves. In spring it is carpeted with vibrant wildflowers.

A five-minute drive north in Jenner, Coast Kitchen’s oceanfront patio offers some of the area’s best views and dishes, like smoked trout chowder and steamed mussels with housemade nduja and white beans. I’d paddled the coast and river estuaries by myself numerous times, but a kayak tour with Suki Waters, the Native American guide and owner of WaterTreks EcoTours, gave context to what I’d been observing. Waters pointed out ospreys and Pacific harbor seals belly-flopping across Goat Rock Beach. If you remain on the coast for dinner, River’s End Restaurant in Jenner overlooks the Pacific and the Russian River. It is known for its sunset views and multicourse dinners featuring seasonal regional ingredients like Dungeness crab. I returned to town to meet friends around a fire pit at the rooftop bar of Harmon Guest House where we sipped nonalcoholic drinks including a tangy Sunset in Mumbai (turmeric, ginger syrup, lemon juice and grapefruit soda) before heading to dinner at Barndiva. Farm-to-table meals at this one-Michelin-star restaurant feel like a dinner party. They serve dishes like trout rillettes with brioche soldiers and egg yolk jam. All of the seasonal cocktails, like the Meyer lemon elderflower Collins, are available spirit-free.

Jen Murphy is a writer in Boulder, Colo., and Maui. She can be reached at [email protected].

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