Whether you're a novice or an accomplished wine connoisseur this tour will entice, entertain and educate you. Let our chauffer/tour guides take you to various wineries in two counties, Napa and Sonoma, intertwined by a history that revolves around the grape. In addition to sampling award-winning wines, you can follow the course of the grape from the vineyard through the cellar to the finished product and learn about the many aromas, the basic components of wine and the important role they play in creating a balanced wine.
Discover wine country in the Napa Valley, a seductive land that is both cosmopolitan and quaint. Despite being a destination that attracts visitors from around the world, Napa, with it's picturesque scenery, unforgettable culinary treasures, cultural offerings and premium wines, has not lost its charm. In the Napa Valley visit historical Robert Mondavi Winery and unravel the mystery of the winegrowing process and target such areas as fermentation processes and barrel aging or offer a sensory evaluation of wine. The Wine Discovery Center at St. Supery takes you on a fascinating journey that covers every aspect of winemaking, from soil, to bottle while the education program at Duckhorn Winery explains the definition of Estate Grown wines and the winemaking practices that support their commitment to a premium handcrafted product. Indulge in a tasting where you can compare and contrast their current vintages and tour their estate property.
Napa County may have been the first to acquire international recognition for its wines, but wine country's first wine came from Sonoma County. Sonoma County history dates back to the 1820's when Franciscan monks first planted grapes for the Missions constructed in California. Today world-class wines are produced by many wineries throughout the region. In beautiful Sonoma Valley stop at Benziger Winery where you can take part in a tram tour that illustrates the practices of their trademarked site-specific farming and shows you various pruning and trellising methods used to manage healthy and productive grapevines. At Chateau St. Jean you can learn firsthand the characteristics of three different vineyard designate pinot noirs and then, according to your taste, blend them together creating your perfect wine. Take part in an informative food and wine seminar at St. Francis Winery that joins their award winning wines with the culinary delights of their chef.