"Legacy & Lifestyle" Napa Valley Wine Tour

"Legacy & Lifestyle"
Napa Valley Wine Tour


Enjoy the Good Life with our Modern Kings of Cab

Up to
5 Guests
Tour duration
+9 hours
Experience
Private
Price from
$299/Guest
Check availability Gift this tour

Tour overview

Welcome to today’s Napa Valley where “Cab is King” and modern day royalty pursue their passion projects.

California’s viticulture heritage lies at the confluence of legacy and innovation. This is where the Old World rediscovered its creativity and founded a new wine culture that has quite literally “taken root” across the globe. Over 150 years later, tech giants, politicians and Hollywood moguls have invested billions to create a new cadre of Napa Valley wineries.

But don’t worry- despite all the fresh-blood and modern capital, our heritage is still very much intact, you just need to know exactly where to look. That’s where we shine... or shall we say "Spark"!

  • Professional guiding
  • 100% Private experience
  • Luxury transportation
  • Flexible departure time
Wine tasting

During our day together, we’ll go beyond the commodified big names and take you to what we believe to be the best wineries in Napa. We peel back the gimmicky labels to rediscover the history and authentic Napa Valley. We’ll reveal the foundations of our rich history, and then introduce you to all that is new and innovative in California’s wine scene.

Your Spark Experience includes:

  • A warm, friendly and knowledgeable professional guide (and qualified wine educator) on-hand throughout the day to facilitate your experience and answer any questions
  • Morning pickup from your hotel or residence
  • Narrated transportation to the Napa Valley
  • Photo stop at an iconic landmark along the way (optional)
  • Two full tasting flights per person (tasting fees included)
  • Seated lunch and refreshments
  • Personalized wine-tasting lesson and presentation about the history, science and passion of California wine-making (customized to your level of interest)
  • Additional leisure stops for gourmet sampling and shopping (time allowing)
  • Scenic return drive to your lodging with our professional driver

Our first stop will be to a property you’ve probably never heard of before--- unless you’re in the industry. This place flies under the radar of the tourist scene, but they are the “real-deal.” This esteemed winemaker is where professional buyers and collectors go to get their pedigreed big bold reds. Their classically structured cabernets are some of the most venerated in the business, frequently achieving near perfect scores in Wine Spectator. Their portfolio also includes several delicious whites, enough to please every palate.

Rich in history, this Napa Valley winery was founded in the 1880s. The founder is featured above the tasting bar--- in HER fabulous hat and bustle! This woman was WELL ahead of her time. Her legacy of tenacity and grit held strong through Prohibition and tremendous changes in American culture. In 1976, it was among the best wineries selected to represent California in the Judgement of Paris blind taste test. ---Remember the movie Bottleshock, where those brash young Americans thoroughly p*ssed off the French? Well, Napa Valley wineries proved their chops and California re-emerged onto the international wine map.

Our personal host will connect the dots to help us understand exactly what makes Napa so special in terms of history, culture & terroir. We’ll learn how to actually taste and appreciate fine wines with a unique side by side pairing technique. This fun, no pressure approach is all about enjoyment. Now is the perfect opportunity to ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about wine… before your wits start to get a little fuzzy!

Our next stop will fast-forward us to modern Napa Valley, where its all about warm hospitality and expanding the senses. As we turn the corner onto the palm tree lined drive, we enter California lifestyle at its best.

This gorgeous family owned vineyard showcases inviting contemporary architecture, organic produce and state of the art production facilities. We’ll look around the property and explore the modern process and science of winemaking, before sitting-back to soak up more liquid sunshine.

Weather permitting, you’ll continue your wine tasting journey with boutique vintages and craft olive oil on the gracious patio surrounded by stunning panoramic views of the Napa Valley. Our in-house chef treats you to a family-style spread of local delicacies, including meats, cheeses and produce harvested that morning from the organic garden below. Afterward, you may take a quiet stroll in the garden to smell the fragrant herbs as they warm in the afternoon sun.

Depending on the time (this is a relaxed, leisurely day after all), we may stop for more photos or gourmet shopping at the local market hall or Culinary Academy. You’ll probably want to bring home a taste of the best Napa Valley wineries to share with those who weren’t lucky enough to be a part of your entourage. ;)

Remember to bring your dark glasses. If you aren’t a celebrity already, you may feel like one in your luxury chauffeured vehicle. Marvel in the gorgeous scenery, as we trace the Mayacamas Mountain and return home, relaxed and re-connected, having enjoyed a truly special day!


By state law, Napa wineries, Wine tasting and Napa Valley Wine Tours are limited to guests 21 years and older. If you’d like to include minor children, please contact us. We’ll happily customize an experience just for your family!

Please note, properties are subject to change without advance notice. We partner with private working production facilities and real farms, so its possible certain experiences may be unavailable for reasons outside our control. Rest assured, in the incredibly rare instance that we cannot deliver the exact experience described on your preferred date, every effort will be made to offer you the best possible experience with a reasonable substitution. Our goal is always to show you a fantastic time and memories that will last a lifetime!

About this tour

All SF Spark Tours experiences have always been, and will continue to be, 100% private.
You will NEVER share the vehicle with anyone other than your own party. This gives us the utmost flexibility with our time together, allowing us to tailor your day to you! Our goal is for you to have the most relaxed and impactful day possible--- making the most of your valuable vacation.

Passengers Up to 5*
Tour duration +9 hours
Experience Private
Starting $299/Guest
Departure Flexible start hours
Included
  • Tastings fees
  • Lunch
  • Private Instruction
  • Customized Itinerary
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Chilled Beverages
Not included
  • Additional meals and retail purchases not specified in the experience description

Tour duration

While we always make our very best effort, all timings are approximate and can sometimes be impacted by traffic, weather and other conditions beyond our control. Please let us know if you have firm plans following your SF Spark Tours experience and must return by a certain time. Rest assured we will do our utmost to help you keep your appointments.

When selecting a duration, we encourage you to allow ample time. It’s no fun to feel rushed on vacation!

Should you choose to extend your experience day-of, additional hours will be charged $125/hr at conclusion.

Third-Party Costs

Please note tasting fees, meals, attraction admission fees and other expenses are not included unless expressly stated in the experience description. These expenses will be payable directly to the merchant providing the service at their published rate.

Pick-ups and Drop-offs

Pick-ups and drop-offs are assumed to be from locations inside San Francisco or Oakland City limits. Should you need another location, just please let us know at booking so we can make the proper adjustments. Outlying locations can significantly factor into the time we can spend on our experience and may impact our pricing. If unsure, please inquire. We are here to help!

Standard Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your experience up to 14 days in advance, minus a 20% non-refundable deposit. Cancellations within 7 days are fully non-refundable.

All Custom tours include an additional non-refundable 20% experience-design fee based on total cost of the experience. This provides for our ability to put together a special experience just for you, including placing reservations for on-tour dining, parking and attractions.

Service-Learning Volunteer Activities

All service-learning activities referenced in any experience description are informal and 100% voluntary in nature. Fees associated with your Spark Experience cover your transportation, education, equipment, refreshments, included tasting fees as stated, and overall coordination of your recreational experience. SF Spark Tours LLC and its personnel are not directly responsible for, nor being compensated for, any service performed by volunteers on private or public property.

Similarly, SF Spark Tours LLC, its personnel and partners are not responsible for any harm that may result from a guest’s wiling participation in such volunteer activities. So basically, if you stub your toe on a rock or fall and scrape a knee while doing something nice for Mother Earth, you aren’t gong to sue us. ;)

A Note on COVID-19

Now more than ever, during the era of COVID-19, SF Spark Tours LLC takes healthy and safety VERY seriously!

Borrowing a page from Disney and the CDC, we have taken enhanced health and safety measures–for you, our staff and our partners.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a contagious disease. Please know and weigh your own personal risk. By touring, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or generally not feeling well, please err on the side of caution and stay home to rest. If thats the case, please let us know ASAP and we’ll do our best to work with you to reschedule.

We may ask participants to comply with common sense precautions as deemed appropriate by the CDC and current local County directives. This may include physical distancing with individuals outside our group. This may also include wearing PPE, and regularly sanitizing our hands. If such a request is made, we kindly expect all guests to comply.

Though it has NEVER happened to day, SF Spark Tours reserves the right to remove any guests from the tour for any reason. Should such an unfortunate event occur, return transportation will be solely at client expense.

Let’s keep each other healthy and safe! :)

The Tesla Model X

We are the only San Francisco based tour company with a 6 passenger Tesla Model X. Offering an exotic, high-tech luxury experience that is comfortable and FUN!

Stunning and fully loaded

  • All electric, zero-emission
  • 290 mile battery range
  • Quiet, smooth ride
  • Premium Pearl White interior & exterior
  • Industry-leading safety
  • Falcon wing Doors
  • Panoramic windshield for visibility
  • Easy exit from 3rd row seats
  • Seats 6 (up to 5 guests)*

Not only is our 100% electric vehicle clean and quiet, it features an impressive extra large windshield and interior glass for greater sense of openness and visibility that most 3 row SUVs can’t match.

Designed and manufactured right next door in the Silicon Valley, the Tesla Model X adds a fresh, locally-authentic element to San Francisco Bay Area experiences.

A Healthier, Safer Visit

ALL our experiences are 100% private. You will never share a vehicle with other guests outside your group. Not only does this ensure you have our COMPLETE undivided attention, there’s no sharing sniffles or sticky fingers with strangers.

Cleanliness has ALWAYS been a top priority for us. Now more than ever, we want you to feel comfortable and safe during our time together.

Our Tesla Model X is thoroughly inspected and cleaned before and after your experience. We use nontoxic products and medical-grade UV lamps to disinfect all interior surfaces. UV Light is used in hospitals to sterilize rooms and equipment and has been shown to cut transmission of drug resistant bacteria by 30%, and eliminate viruses such as H1N1, MRSA and Influenza (see American Journal of Infection Control, Dec 2014 Vol 2).

A unique feature of the Tesla is also the Bioweapon Defense Mode. This feature uses a high powered HEPA filtration system to both remove potentially dangerous substances from the air before it enters the cabin and systematically scrubbing the air inside to eliminate any trace of these particles. The result is air that is hundreds of times more clean and sanitary than otherwise possible in an ordinary vehicle.

The Tesla Model X is also among the safest passenger vehicles on the road today and was the first SUV to receive a perfect crash test rating.

Environmentally and Socially Responsible

All electric and green, we are doing our part. Transportation contributes approximately 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions in CA, more than any other source. Driving electric already shrinks the carbon footprint by 50% over a gas powered vehicle, since producing electricity is cleaner than burning fuel in a regular combustion engine. We go even further by purchasing our electricity from our local community owned not-for-profit utility that sells carbon-neutral energy primarily from hydroelectric and wind sources.

Each year, we donate our services to a variety of local nonprofit organizations that benefit our community. If you would like to request a contribution for your school or charity, please contact us.

Tesla Model X Falcon wing doors

*Includes third row seating. For maximum comfort, we recommend groups of 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 youths. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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