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'Our First Time' in California Wine Country:

Discovering Napa and Sonoma Valleys


Wine Tasting at Joseph Phelps, Napa ValleyTour Options

  • Tastings at 2, 3 or 4 dramatically beautiful wineries
  • Educational tour by winery experts, if desired, that shows how fine wines are made
  • Gourmet Lunch from a deli or at a great restaurant
  • Quaint towns: St. Helena, Calistoga, Yountville, Sonoma, Napa
  • Scenic Silverado Trail… many panoramic vistas
  • Multi-Day Tour Option: Stay overnight in Wine Country, or travel daily from San Francisco/nearby for 2-3 consecutive days. This option allows for more visits to wineries, more great meals, a balloon ride, mud bath and massage, cooking class, bicycling along country lanes, hiking in redwood forests, exploring Napa, Sonoma, Healdsburg, Livermore...so many ways to re/create.

“Brimming with enthusiasm and passion.”

“The tour was a fantastic way to enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of California. The knowledge that Jesse has of the countryside and history is brimming with enthusiasm and passion. This combined with the quality of the vineyard tours (and of course the fine wine that goes along with such tours) made for a relaxed, interesting and informative day. I would have no hesitation of recommending 'a friend in town' to friends, family and everyone else.”

– Patrick W. (Hamilton, New Zealand)

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What will it COST?

Because each tour is designed to fit your  interests, our fees vary. We do not add the fuel surcharges, “license fees,” “tax” and mandatory gratuities that many other companies do.

FEE

(1-3 People)

FEE

(4-6 People)

Average Duration Additional Costs
(paid to vendors)
Gratuity Add'l Hours Minimum Duration
$630* $660* 8-9h Tasting/Winery Tour Fees, Lunch ** $60 ea 7h

 * Not per-person. See also our FEES page (showing our November thru March PST discount).

 * These fees are for couples, groups of up to 6 people, or solo travelers. For groups of 7 to 25+ (whereby we charter a minibus), please ask for a quote.

** A gratuity is customary and will be appreciated, but is not required.  Please note that if you are being referred by a Travel Agent, s/he may add to your total a commission (fee for finding and making arrangements with us).

Why Go with Us to Napa & Sonoma Valleys?

    Because limos are expensive (check 'tax' + other extra fees) and in them you're not positioned to really see the scenery. Big buses marry you to a hurried crowd. And who wants to be the designated driver trying to find the one winery in 500? On weekends and in summer the main highway through Napa Valley can back up for miles. We know the scenic back roads, with their less-frequented wineries boasting excellent wines and offering private tours.

    Don't worry…you'll see the famous establishments too. Enjoy good, healthy food, whether at a gourmet deli with panoramic view, the CIA cooking school, or one of the region's outstanding restaurants. We put what you're observing in its historical context, respond to your questions, and help you remember that you're on vacation…minimizing your stress, maximizing your pleasure.

    Even if you don't drink alcohol, you'll surrender to the blissful encounter that is our California wine country while learning about a major global industry that artfully blends technology and creativity. Experience unique architecture, sculpture, gardens, and the awesome scenery that surrounds you.

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“Far superior to anything we might have found on our own!”

“We had a wonderful time. In all honesty, my one comment would be to trust your guide. The wineries he showed us were far superior to anything we might have found on our own!”

– Erin R. (West Palm Beach, Florida)

Discover Napa and Sonoma Itinerary

(Two Historic Valleys in a Single Day)

In the opinion of many Sonoma is as beautiful and even more historic than Napa Valley. Everyone agrees that its wines are world-class. It's just less well-known. So our Napa and Sonoma wine tour seeks to satisfy your curiosity about both. You'll delight all your senses while cruising through breath-taking scenery, learning about an important global industry and tasting the product of hands-on farming, savvy marketing and good fortune.

Tours are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, and for our high season (April–October) often fill quickly. CALL Us at 800-960-8099 (US & Canada), 510-619-3619 (Overseas),

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Connoisseurs’ Choice: Specialized Tours where You Select the Wineries

For the connoisseur who knows exactly what s/he wants…you name the wineries you most want to see. “Connoisseurs' Choice” tours are by definition “private” and are priced accordingly. (Cf. Fees) Would you like to venture out to the spectacular Alexander Valley or Anderson Valleys, or south to Carmel Valley or farther out to Mendocino/the North Coast …or even to stay overnight? Unleash your imagination.

“A wonderful time.”

“We had a wonderful time on your tour, have been telling anyone who will listen how great it was. We mentioned it to the concierge at the Hyatt, the taxi driver on the way to the airport and all our family and my e-mail pals.”

– Robin & John R.

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