San Francisco Wine Tours

San Francisco Wine Tours
San Francisco, California, does not disappoint visitors. The city breathes its culture, and funky neighborhoods, world-class restaurants, museums and art galleries are just the tip of the iceberg. In as little as an hour, you can be relaxing in wine country, sipping chardonnay in the sun and tasting grapes straight off the vine. A San Francisco wine tour can take you out of the bustle of the city for a day and give you the opportunity to learn and taste the wonders of wine straight from the source.

Extranomical Adventures

This San Francisco-based tour company offers an itinerary for everyone. Combine wine country with a journey to see the world's tallest tree species. Start from your hotel, and head to the Muir Woods National Monument to walk among giant sequoia trees. From there you will head north to Sonoma County, with a local history lesson along the way. Spend the afternoon tasting at three different wineries that represent the best of what the county has to offer. Enjoy a light lunch. If wine is your top priority, Extranomical Adventures offers several other options including Napa County, Sonoma County, semi-private and private group tours.

Extranomical Adventures
690 Fifth St.
Suite 205
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 357-0700
(866) 231-3752
extranomical.com

Wine Country Tour Shuttle

Experience it all with this Napa Wine Tour. Starting at your hotel in San Francisco, and venture over the Golden Gate Bridge into the Napa Valley. Get a crash course in Wine 101 on the way. Once you've arrived, taste the best the valley has to offer at four of Napa's premier wineries. Start by toasting to your day with sparkling wines at Domaine Chandon. Enjoy a picnic lunch, then taste through the afternoon at wineries like Flora Springs. Head back to San Francisco by ferry, taking in the beautiful bay views.

Wine Country Tour Shuttle
268 Bush St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 513-5400
winecountrytourshuttle.com

Max Napa Wine Tour

Let Max, a certified sommelier, be your guide through California wine country. Small groups--maximum six people--and personalized itineraries set a Max Napa Wine Tour apart from the others. Choose a day that covers either Napa or Sonoma County. Try to book your wine tour at least 72 hours in advance. Max will pick you up at your San Francisco hotel and drive you comfortably in a roomy Ford Expedition across the Golden Gate Bridge. If there are particular wineries you would like to visit, simply let Max know. Or let him choose a few off the beaten tasting trail favorites. Tours usually last between eight and nine hours. Private, personalized tours are also available.

Max Napa Wine Tour
(888) 497-7285
maxnapatours.com

Article Written By Anne Marie Bailey

Based in Southern California, Anne Marie Bailey has been a freelance writer since 2008. She has been published in "EAT Magazine" and is a regular contributor to Trails.com and eHow. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Arts in cultural anthropology from the University of Colorado.

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