Napa Wine Tours

Napa Wine Tours
A trip to Northern California isn't complete without visiting Napa Valley. Spend the day kayaking the Napa River or biking rolling hills alongside vineyards. The Napa Valley has a remarkable history of wine-making. This self-proclaimed "land of plenty" is today one of the premiere wine destinations in the world. With over 400 wineries from which to choose, a trip to the Napa Valley may seem overwhelming. Pedal yourself or let an expert do the driving and show you some hidden gems along the way.

Napa Valley Wine Train

This wine tour begins with a 3-course gourmet lunch paired with wine. Take in the views of rolling vineyards and wineries as the train carries you north. The Ambassador Tour brings guests to Raymond Family Vineyards. There you will be given a tour of the winery's facilities able to taste wines fresh from the barrel. The tour also stops at the solar-powered, organic winery of ZD. Try these beautiful Napa wines paired with fresh cheeses and fruits. Other Napa tours are available such as a trip to the sparkling wine house of Domaine Chandon or family run Grgich Hills Estates.

Napa Valley Wine Tours
1275 McKinstry St.
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 253-2111
winetrain.com

Beau Limousine

Tour the valley in style with Beau Limousine. A stretch limo greets your group at your Napa hotel with a glass of bubbles in the limo. A 4-hour tour will drive you to various tasting rooms in the Napa Valley, focusing on smaller wineries off of the tourist trail. A 6-hour tour will ensure your group tastes at four to six wineries. Take advantage of the extra time to experience a wine-making tour. Learn the journey a grape makes before landing in your glass. Custom designed and private tours are available.

Beau Limousine
168 Pear Tree Lane
Napa, CA 94558
(800) 387-2328
beauwinetours.com

Napa Valley Bike Tours

For the more adventurous, tour the Napa Valley by bike. Napa Valley Bike Tours offers guided tour options or bike rentals for exploration on your own. Choose the Cycling "In" the Vineyard tour for an off road experience through a vineyard. Rides are at a casual pace biking about 4-5 miles between wineries. Most tours include a gourmet picnic lunch.

Napa Valley Bike Tours
6795 Washington St., Building B
Yountville, CA 94599
(800) 707-BIKE
napavalleybiketours.com

NV Hoppers

For something a little different and romantic, try NV Hoppers. A three-wheeled rickshaw will cart you and one other on a five hour Napa Valley tour. The NV Hopper takes you to three to four different wineries and will deliver any bottles or goods you purchase directly to your hotel.

NV Hoppers
1904 Valencia St.
Napa, CA 94558
(866) 684-0726
nvhoppers.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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