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Half Day Wine Country Tour from San Francisco

Tour Length - 6 hours approximately

Knowledgeable guide for California’s Wine Country
Convenient SF Downtown pick-up
Expert live narration (English)
Tour and wine tasting fees at two wineries
Your satisfaction guaranteed
Guide gratuity (recommended)
Important Information
How long is the tour?

This tour takes about 6 hours

Which wineries are we going to visit?

We visit two wineries, located in Sonoma Valley. Each winery stop is about 45 minutes. We’ve narrowed the list of winery stops to those that offer the best California Wine Country experience for our clientele. We have preferred partner wineries that we like to visit but the wineries will vary depending on the day.

Are wine tasting included?

Yes, all wine tasting fees at the two winery stops are included on this tour.

What happens if I don’t have or forget to bring a valid ID?

In the U.S. it is important to have a valid ID if you want to consume alcohol. If you forget to bring your valid ID, you will not be allowed for wine tasting.

Is this tour suitable for children?

We do not recommend bringing children under 6 years old on this tour. Drinking alcohol is not permitted for those under the age of 21. Please bring a valid photo ID.

Do you offer this tour in different languages?

The tour is narrated in English.

Is this a guided tour?

Yes, the tour is guided with an English-speaking guide.

What is the average temperature?

Wine Country weather varies depending on the season. Average temperature data is below.

Average High temperature: 83°F / 28°C
Average Low temperature: 55°F / 13°C

Average High temperature: 58°F / 14°C
Average Low temperature: 40°F / 4°C

What should I wear?

Temperatures vary depending on the season and time of day in the Bay Area, so we recommend that you wear layered clothing in case of unexpectedly climbing or falling temperatures. We do not recommend wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts in the winter. However, we realize that everyone is acclimated to different weather and thus trust you to make your own judgment. For footwear, we recommend comfortable walking shoes, such as regular tennis shoes, sneakers, or boots with rubber soles and treads. In the summer months, hiking sandals can be worn on the tour, but high heels, beach flip-flops, and other open-toed shoes are not recommended.


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We will begin the trip by making a crossing of the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge. Even in the fog, views from this San Francisco icon of Alcatraz Island, Fort Mason, Angel Island and Tiburon will be breathtaking.

The wine enthusiast guide who accompanies the tour will add expert insights and unparalleled passion for California wineries. As we depart, sit back and relax as we take the hour-long journey through golden hills to the California wine country.

We will kick things off in the wine country with a visit to a family-owned winery. The winemakers will proudly describe how they combine their traditional wine-making techniques with a mix of sunshine and cool air from San Pablo Bay so the grapes grow plump and wine matures to perfection.

Once you’ve had a ‘taste’ of this fabulous region, we’ll move to a higher and cooler micro-climate where you will learn to appreciate the difference a few miles can make. At an estate winery, capture the unforgettable sights, sounds and tastes of one of the world’s finest wine-producing regions.

After finishing up at our second winery, your California wine country tour will begin its return trip to San Francisco. A panoramic view of the City by the Bay awaits you.  Finish this incredible day with a second crossing of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way back to San


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

  • Pickup at Hilton Union Square and Zephyr Hotel
  • Views of the San Francisco skyline from the Golden Gate Bridge

1:00 to 2:00 PM

  • Drive to Sonoma County, birthplace of California's wine industry
  • Learn about wine tasting and history of the wine country

2:00 to 3:00 PM

  • At a family-owned winery,  learn  how wines are made
  • Tour and taste with the winemaker

3:30 to 4:30 PM

  • Sample the wines at your next winery
  • Pose for selfies as you stroll among the vines
  • Pick up a bottle to enjoy back in San Francisco

4:30 - 5:30 PM

  • Incredible views of San Francisco skyline
  • Photo opportunity while crossing the Golden Gate Bridge

6:00 PM

  • Arrive back in San Francisco in time for dinner

As part of our commitment to a sustainable environment, Extranomical Tours supports NatureBridge, whose proven in-the-field programs at national parks inspire self-discovery and environmental stewardship in young learners.  Help us by donating at checkout.

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