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Half Day Wine Country Experience (All tasting fees included)

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Even if you only have a few hours to spare you can still enjoy California's famous wine country on this half-day adventure from San Francisco. Cruise over the Golden Gate Bridge to start your outing, and visit two Sonoma Valley wineries for included tastings. Sip local wines, enjoy an estate tour, and learn about the wine production, aging, and bottling process from an expert host.
  • Wine fans sip Sonoma Valley varietals on a half-day tour from San Francisco
  • Enjoy views of San Francisco Bay, and pass the seaside town of Sausalito
  • Visit two wineries for tours—and up to five tastings—with all fees included
  • Hassle-free Union Square hotel pickup—or Fisherman's Wharf meet-up—included
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Air-conditioned vehicle
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Lunch
288 Beach St , 288 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Corner of Beach St & Mason St (adjacent to Hotel Zephyr) @ Fisherman's Wharf

12:30 PM
Fisherman's Wharf , Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tower Tours - San Francisco's Sightseeing Specialist
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half Day Wine Country Experience (All tasting fees included) ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Half Day Wine Country Experience (All tasting fees included) ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Half Day Wine Country Experience (All tasting fees included) ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half Day Wine Country Experience (All tasting fees included) ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "Great driver Silvio, very knowledgeable and highly recommend this tour if you don’t want to spend a whole day." See review

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star-5
The first wine tour stop...
Gyanna_D
, Jul 2022
The first wine tour stop was so nice . Our tour guide talked with us and was informative. The second wine tour stop was not good at all ! All we did was sit in the hot sun and taste wine there was no tour and no tour guide talking with us and they gave us our last tasting when it was time for us to leave. When we did not have any time to actually drink or enjoy it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The Vineyards
Cynthia_W
, Jul 2022
George was the absolute best! He was so knowledgeable. He shared so much history along the way, pointing out landmarks, his knowledge on wines, grapes, etc. The Wine Tasting was such a memorable experience because of this.
star-4
Ok
Timothy_B
, Jul 2022
Enjoyed the information from the first winery but liked the more relaxing setting at the second winery. From the information we were given we and others thought we were visiting three wineries.
star-3
Disappointing
Anonymous
, Jul 2022
The best part of this was seeing the countryside north of San Francisco., We visited one winery where we had a brief lesson in tasting but nothing about the grapes, the method or anything. Then we visited a place that doesn’t even grow grapes - they just buy up others. The manager was really hostile when we asked questions about wine production etc. The driver was way over top. The music he played was so loud I got a headache and on the way back the lyrics included “you motherf*****”
star-5
Lovely tour with commentary. Comfortable bus and niche wineries. Great day!
Sabine_F
, Jul 2022
We were able to see the wrarf, Golden Gate bridge, Sausalito and small towns in Napa and Sonoma. The tastings were not rushed. Great presentations at the wineries. Beautiful setting for pictures. We truly enjoyed our day and are happy that we chose the half rather than full day becuae it may have been overload for us. Half day was just right.
star-3
Lovely trip
Niall_O
, Jul 2022
Great driver and guide. Pity the tour didn't go to Napa Town. Had hoped to see the town itself. Nice vineyards and lovely tastings
star-5
We loved the tour !
Maria_R
, Jul 2022
The trip really surprised us, lot of things for a half day trip. It included a point view stop in the Golden Gate Bridge, we pass throughout Sausalito and Sonoma downtown. The two wineries was very good, and we tasted 4 wines in each one. Please eat something if you won’t want to be drunk 😝. The guide was very nice and he was telling everything during the drive. We definitely recommend this tour. Thanks Matt.
star-3
Adequate
campanelli_s
, Jun 2022
The tour was fine. Driver/tour guide was informative and pleasant. It was great seeing the scenery. The Madonna Estate offered very good wines...but there was a lot of talk and attempts to be funny (which really didn't work). At the second winery - Muscardini Cellars - the wines were adequate at best...and if you wanted a "charcuterie plate" the cost was $30 (for what probably cost them $3 to make). Disappointing choice in winery.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
Not worth 7 hours of my day.
Felisha_C
, May 2022
I wasn’t crazy about the wine. They didn’t have sweet wines. The lady was nice but talked to long. No food. Long drive out with no food. Lots of traffic and very late getting back.
star-3
Could have done without
Elias_M
, May 2022
This tour is for folks that do not have access to a car and just want to see Napa. There’s not much tasting going on. Wouldn’t recommend if you are looking for quality wines. It was a fun time because of the people I was with but it was a loss of a day. Proceed with caution.
star-3
One and done
Eileen_G
, May 2022
I loved the second winery where we sat outside and were served the wines. Too much talking in the wine cellar by our guide at the first stop. No air conditioning on the way back on the bus. The driver said it was too hot outside and thats why it didn’t work!🙄🤯
star-4
Lovely tour - great guide!
Grant_K
, May 2022
Really nice trip and great driver/guide - he went the extra mile for us! Only reason for 4 stars is that the air conditioning on the bus failed and not a very pleasant journey home in the 90 degree heat!
star-5
Wine Up
Derek_B
, May 2022
Great Bus Guide and Winery Personnel at each stop......highly recommended. Everyone was very friendly. I had fun and learned more about wine.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I am not a wine drinker...
Andre_W
, May 2022
I am not a wine drinker but was only interested in seeing wine country. This half day tour was just enough. Grady the driver/tour guide was good also.
star-3
A nice drive and just OK wine
MollyOC_W
, May 2022
Unfortunate start with miscommunication at pick up point. The bus was a different color but Marco was nice enough to circle around to find us. The pick up is at the side door of the WESTIN. Across from the Handlery Hotel. The Tour is 5 hours with no food.BRING A SANDWICH AND WATER. Again- hungry tourists are not happy. The Madonna Winery tour was lovely and informative but wine was underwhelming. The second winery was also red wines I did not care for.
star-5
Excellent wine tour
Megan_O
, May 2022
We had a great time on our wine tour! This was a great way to see wine country on a busy trip to San Francisco. We went to Madonna Estate where we learned about wine making and tasting and tried 4 different wines. Then to Muscardini Cellars where we relaxed on a beautiful day tasting 4 more wines. Our tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable of the area and made the trip very fun!
star-4
My first time in Napa!
DeAnna_J
, May 2022
The driver Marco was very nice and knowledgeable of the San Francisco and Sonoma area. He gave great information about certain landmarks. The wine tours were great! I do have to say that I enjoyed the first tour more so than the second tour. But other than that, everything was great!
star-2
Could hardly call this a “tour”
Claire
, Apr 2022
The only reason I’m even giving this 2 stars is because the first winery (Madonna) was nice and very informative - what a real wine tour should be. We had a lesson on proper tasting, the guide walked us through the 4-5 wines we would be tasting and then they poured and answered our questions. The second stop was at a place that was just a collection of shops where the wine sample was poured and ready on a table for us to grab and just walk around the garden and stores in an attempt to make you spend more money. Zero tour, zero explanation of the wine - I don’t even know what the “winery” was called. Save your money, and go somewhere where you’ll Actually experience what wine tours are all about. If you just want to drink wine, you’re better off buying a bottle at a restaurant.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great trip
Tricia_D
, Mar 2022
We went on this half day trip and had a great time . Both of the winery’s we visited were just great. It was also nice to see some of the countryside . Would definitely go again.
star-5
Great way to spend an afternoon while in SF
Susan_M
, Mar 2022
Great trip. Marco was a good driver and was knowledgeable of the areas. We loved the stop at Madonna. Tasted 5 Wines which were all good. Second stop at Meadowcroft was just ok. They gave us small pours of 2 wines but they had some shops and gardens that we could enjoy while sipping our wine.

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