Frequently Asked Questions 

How long is a private tour from San Francisco Wine Tour to Napa Valley?

Our private tours from SF to Napa and Sonoma average around 8-10 hours.

How much are tasting fees at wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma?

Wine tasting fees on average range from $35 to $75.  Most wineries are happy to waive the fee with a wine club subscription or significant wine purchase.

How far is Sonoma from San Francisco?

From downtown San Francisco to the town of Sonoma takes about an hour (45 miles). To Russian River, about 90 minutes, and to Healdsburg takes about 2 hours.

How long is a day trip to Napa Valley from San Francisco?

For a nice full day in wine country we suggest eight or nine hours. Most people find themselves not wanting to rush in such a beautiful setting.

Do you cross the Golden Gate Bridge on the way to Napa from San Francisco?

We always take the Golden Gate Bridge unless there is a traffic problem.  It takes close to the same amount of time as the Oakland Bay Bridge but with an even more stunning view.

What is the best time of year to visit Napa and Sonoma?

The busiest time of year is August through October due to harvest. Spring is a beautiful time of year with the mustard flowers in bloom.  The winter is great because there are less crowds, and more options.  Really, it’s always a great time to visit California Wine Country.

Can you have a picnic at the wineries?

Unfortunately, the answer is no at almost all wineries. There are some exceptions however;  a few places do offer this.

Does Bin 415 make itineraries and plan trips in Napa Valley and Sonoma?

We always include a sommelier consultation and a curated itinerary with every tour.  We also offer a consultation and itinerary service independently for $199 per day.

Does the sommelier host come into the wineries with us?

We do come in and join you, to answer any questions and you may have.  We are always available to answer questions or recommend San Francisco highlights and restaurants as well.

How far away is Muir Woods from San Francisco?

From downtown San Francisco it takes about 40 minutes to get to Muir Woods National Monument.

Do you provide private transportation from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

We do offer transportation to Los Angeles and Pacific Coast Highway tours. We are willing to host multiple day trips down Highway 1, Including: Big Sur, Carmel, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Diego.

Is it difficult to get reservations at the French Laundry?

Reservations at the French Laundry are very difficult. We are always willing to try and reserve you a table.