Sonoma County Wine Growers

Sonoma County Wine Growers


A magical day in iconic vineyards

Up to
5 Guests
Tour duration
6 or 8 hours
Experience
Private
Price from
$139/Guest
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Tour overview

On this tour we will enjoy a special part of California’s Wine Country just a short drive from San Francisco. Sonoma County boasts breathtaking scenery, with an off-the-beaten-track, laid back vibe. This region has all the wine making heritage, scenery and quality of Napa, with a unique, still “undiscovered” ambiance.

  • Professional guiding
  • 100% Private experience
  • Luxury transportation
  • Flexible departure time
Vineyard wine valley

Sonoma boasts a portfolio of micro-AVAs that are some of the most diverse in the world. They can grow everything here, and are a particularly special destination for lovers of refined white and sparkling wines.

  • Scenic narrated drive to Sonoma County
  • A stop at the Golden Gate Bridge where we will gladly capture your photo from one of our bayside lookouts
  • Two 90 minute visits to wine-grape growing properties
  • An in depth, personalized presentation about the growing of vitis vinerfera wine grape species in California
  • Two tasting flights with a variety or white and red vintages
  • A guided orientation to the Historic Sonoma Square, with optional time at leisure for lunch
  • Scenic return drive to your lodging

During our approximately 90 minute drive from SF, we will cross the Golden Gate Bridge, look down onto the harbors of Sausalito, and enter a countryside the feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the City.

Sonoma County is all about the land. With its rolling hills, windswept valleys and secret canyons, it has some of the most interesting topography - and maritime influenced terroir for growing grapes. There are also few rules here to limit anyone’s creativity. It truly is an adventurous wine makers dream!

Our tour will focus on the winemaking process starting with the farm. How do wine makers choose where to grow, and what varietals? How do they protect and cultivate their vineyard to make sure that their fruit is just perfect for the crush? Learn about the secrets of cultivating grapes that ultimately become world-class vino. During our time together we will discuss Sonoma County in relation to the Napa Valley growing area, as well as draw comparisons with Old World oenology.

We will plan to visit 2 wine growing properties, before or after lunch. We’ll have the opportunity to explore the vineyards in a vehicle or on foot, stop and feel the soil, inspect the rows, and depending on the season, perhaps also try some of the grape "berries" straight from the vine. Of course no visit to wine country is complete without sampling the finished product. Our tour will include a complete tasting flight of premium award winning wines at both stops.

On this day, we recommend a stop at the charming and historic square for a sit down lunch or a casual al-fresco picnic in the garden. This is a lovely place to admire beautiful redwood trees, enjoy some window shopping, or an additional wine tasting. Alternatively, we can also arrange a terrace lunch for you on one of our estates. Its your choice, allow us to make all the reservations and assemble a picnic basket, or decide to be spontaneous and try whatever hits-the-spot that day.

Please note this classic experience is for guests 21years and older.

If you’d like to include minor children, please contact us. We’ll customize an experience just for your family!

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 6 or 8 hours
Experience Private
Starting $139/Guest
Departure Flexible start hours
Included
  • Custom Itinerary
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Chilled Beverages
Not included
  • Meals
  • Tasting Fees

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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.

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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

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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

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 not feeling well, please err on the side of caution and stay home (or in your hotel) to rest. If thats the case please let us know ASAP and we’ll do our best to work with you to reschedule. Let’s keep each other healthy and safe!

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  • 290 mile battery range
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  • Falcon wing Doors
  • Panoramic windshield for visibility
  • Easy exit from 3rd row seats
  • Seats 6 (up to 5 guests)*

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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).

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