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Have a good breakfast... this is a very good hint to wine-hopping and staying sober! Here are 5 top recommended wineries that give great tours and how to contact them! Here's a great full list with events and tours:
300 Stone Ridge Rd
Angwin, CA 94508
2. Napa Valley Wine Train-For an unparalleled Napa Valley experience, hop aboard the historic Napa Valley Wine Train! Travel through wine country in a restored antique train and stare out the large picture windows at the rolling hills and lush vineyards of St Helena, Oakville, Rutherford and Yountville. Enjoy a gourmet 3-course meal on board and hop off at the winery of your choice for a guided tour and tasting. This is the most scenic, relaxing and unique way to experience California's most renowned wine region. From $184-Book it Here! Reviews Full Description
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2) Napa Valley Hot-Air Balloon Ride with Sparkling Wine Brunch-Take to the skies at sunrise on an incredible hot-air balloon ride over Napa Valley! After a pre-flight snack at Domaine Chandon Winery, hop aboard your balloon and soar above Napa’s idyllic hills, peppered with picture-perfect vineyards. Pose for photos as your pilot navigates and after an hour in the air, touchdown to enjoy a buffet breakfast with sparkling wine.
300 Stone Ridge Rd
Angwin, CA 94508
Meet your host inside Domaine Chandon Winery in the heart of Napa Valley, and start your sunrise hot-air balloon experience with a pre-flight snack: coffee, tea, orange juice and pastries. Then, head out to the launch field with your group to watch your brightly colored balloon inflate. Listen to a comprehensive safety briefing and then step inside your balloon’s basket with your expert pilot. Each basket holds a maximum of 16 people and there’s plenty of room for you to sightsee comfortably as you soar gently up and away. From $216- Book it Here!
3. Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour -Wine taste your way through Napa and Sonoma on this day trip from San Francisco. Enjoy a comfortable, picturesque drive by luxury coach to wine country to visit several wineries for guided tours and tastings. Walk through beautiful vineyards, explore the winemaking facilities, and learn about the history of winemaking from your guide as you sip fine wine. Stop in Yountville to enjoy lunch and browse specialty shops at your leisure and expense. This comprehensive wine tour is the most relaxing way to experience California wine country, and all tastings are included!
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Led by a local guide
Free drinks included
On your Sonoma and Napa wine tour, you'll visit a mix of three boutique and large-scale wineries for tastings and guided tours of the winery grounds. At each place, walk through beautiful vineyards; see how the grapes are picked, crushed, blended and bottled; and then sample the finished product in the tasting room. All tasting fees are included!
4) Eat at a great restaurant. Napa Valley is becoming almost as famous for its food as its wine, and that's no coincidence. Great wine complements great food, and those who appreciate one generally expect the other. We read great things about the French Laundry - and a great tip about eating later in the afternoon to avoid crowds.
5. Picnic at a winery or vineyard.Nothing is more fun than picnicking at a winery with its wine, but unfortunately, many can't allow picnics due to county regulations. Others simply don't allow them, so check first. You can find a list of wineries that welcome picnics at here.
6.Visit a farmers market. During the summer, Farmers Markets are held up and down Napa Valley from Tuesday through Saturday. They're great fun as well as a place to taste samples, buy memorable gifts or treats to take home, and meet locals. The Friday morning Market at Crane Park in St. Helena is especially nice. Relax over pastry and coffee if you like, or just shop and taste.
5. Go to a concert -The most prominent are the exquisite Napa Valley Opera House, Uptown Theater and the Napa College Performing Arts Center in Napa, and Lincoln Theater in Yountville. Check the detailed calendar maintained by the Arts Council of Napa Valley at nvarts.org for performances.
6. Visit Castello di Amorosa and Sterling Vineyards -Ever since the Beringer Brothers built their Rheinhaus to remind them of home, vintners in Napa Valley have built reminders - sometimes temples - to their heritage and local traditions. None can compare to Dario Sattui's Castello di Amorosa, an exceptionally authentic call to his Italian ancestry. It's his detailed vision of a 13th century castle. It also makes excellent wine. And it looks across to Sterling's Greek monastery on a nearby knoll, another must visit accessible only by cable gondola.
7. Bike Tours in Napa-Napa Valley Bike Tours gets moving, going and enjoying Napa at a pace you can really enjoy. ! From simple one-day tours to true cycling vacation packages, the Napa Valley Bike Tours can take you through both Napa and Sonoma with plenty of add-on options to boot. Check out a sample itinerary and get to peddling through some of the Wine Country’s most scenic backroads and byways. Bicycle Adventures also offers Wine Country 4-day and 6-day itineraries in addition to budget bike tour options.
8. Schramsberg Vineyard–Visitors’ tours start in front of Schramsberg Vineyards’ large lily pond, over the watchful eye of the frog statue, “Riddler’s night out.” During the 75 minute tour and tasting, all guests are taken through the rich history of the 149 year old Schramsberg property. As they view the historical Victorian home and stroll through the hand-dug caves, visitors will receive an in-depth lesson on the classic méthod champanoise process of producing sparkling wine, including a riddling demonstration. The educational tour ends with a formal tasting of four Schramsberg wines, and one J. Davies Estate Cabernet Sauvignon or Davies Vineyards Pinot Noir -Info to visit
9. Spa Visit in Indian Springs Calistoga -Indulge in a traditional spa treatment of ancient volcanic ash at Indian Springs, then float aimlessly in their Olympic sized mineral pool fed from underground sea beds that escape out a 230 degree geyser on the property
10. St. Helena Olive Oil Company and Napa Valley Bath Company - where you can sample olive oil produced with high quality ingredients and discover their bath products made from all natural materials – treats for your body, inside and out.
11. Oxbow public market in Napa -In the heart of downtown Napa's up & coming Oxbow District, Oxbow Public Market is a one-of-a-kind place, not to be missed. Whether you are in search of a tasty picnic, great 'take-out', fabulous meal provisions, or if you are looking for a bottle of wine, river front patio dining and a unique shopping experience, Oxbow will answer all your needs under one roof.
Whatever the tempo of your day may be, you'll find the Oxbow Public Market a warm, welcoming, delicious experience. Enjoy a glass of wine and an artisan cheese plate with friends while the serene river floats by, grab some scrumptious burgers for the kids or forage the seasonal bounty of our produce stand as well as other local merchants. Here, at Oxbow Public Market, there is so much to discover.