Napa Private Tours and Private Sonoma Wine Tours
Napa Valley Luxury Wine Tours
We wanted to showcase some of our favorite wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma. Here is a few that make for the best Napa Private Tour and Private Sonoma wine tour experience. In San Francisco we are spoiled to have close access to two world renowned wine growing regions, Sonoma and Napa Valley. We always suggest taking a day trip for amazing wineries and vineyards. Here is an suggested itinerary for the perfect day of luxury wine tasting in Wine Country.
Donum Estate - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
In 2001, Anne Moller-Racke set out to make the best Pinot Noir in the Carneros vineyard. The heart of this pursuit has always encompassed the entire journey from vine to bottle. Her exploration has evolved with the addition of acreage as well as two other sites: the Winside Vineyard in Russian River and Angel Camp in Anderson Valley. Today, Donum is recognized as one of California’s top boutique pinot noir producers. Their quest to craft complete, beautiful, site-specific wines from estate vineyards continues throughout each vintage. With an incredible sculpture garden on the property, and breathtaking views all around, visiting and tasting at Donum is an unforgettable experience.
Saintsbury - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
For the last 35 years David Graves and Richard Ward have been producing benchmark Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at this idyllic country winery located in the heart of Carneros. Driven by their love of Burgundy, this team has created a limited portfolio of stunning single-vineyard, and clone designate bottling. Because of their deep roots in the area, Saintsbury is able to source fruit from the finest vineyards in all of Sonoma and Carneros. Their old world approach to winemaking yields a clean, terroir driven product that is everything one wants when drinking California Pinot. Tucked into a beautiful garden, this unique tasting room is the perfect place to experience the authentic spirit of Napa.
Viader Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc
Viader is a leading first growth Napa Valley estate established in 1986 by Delia Viader. This iconic estate is located at 1000ft on the eastern slopes of Howell Mountain. Viader is recognized around the world for consistently producing award winning, limited production red wines and Bordeaux style blends. Surrounded by raw nature, guests can enjoy a luxurious tasting experience while taking in the breathtaking view of the Valley and beyond. A visit to Viader is truly a remarkable and special Napa experience.
Time for lunch. Our favorite is where the best view meets a michelin star
Auberge du Soleil - Lunch Option - Request a terrace table
Auberge du Soleil Restaurant began in 1981 nestled on 33 acres overlooking the lush vines of the Napa Valley. The cuisine has evolved with a wine country theme where innovative menus inspired by the bounty of the vine are paired with food in ways that delight and inspire longtime devotees. The Restaurant presents luxury at its finest while overlooking some of Napa's most renowned vineyards. Offering more that 40 of the Valley’s finest wines by the glass and boasting a cellar of nearly 17,000 wines, guests can enjoy a full sensory experience of the California wine country.
Fantesca Estate and Winery - Cabernet Sauvignon - Pinot Noir- Chardonnay
Originally planted in the 1860s by Charles Krug, the vineyards at Fantesca yield some of the most prized fruit in all of Napa. The vineyards were revitalized in 1997, and replanted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. These grapes have found their ideal home in the elegant soils of Spring Mountain, and are being crafted into truly world-class wines by the legendary winemaker, Heidi Barrett, of the famous Screaming Eagle wines. Fantesca also produces an amazing Burgundy style chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Complete with a private cave tour and luxurious gazebo lookout, this private Estate is unforgettable.
James Cole - Cabernet, Malbec, Cabernet Blends
This small husband and wife run boutique winery is located just off the famed Silverado Trail, in Napa Valley. In 2001 they joined forces with one of the most respected vineyard managers in California, Jim Regusci, and set out to push the envelope of California winemaking. By planting a wide range of Bordeaux varietals, this team is now producing unique and modern wines that have become highly sought after. Nestled into a beautiful garden setting, visiting James Cole is always a fun and delicious tasting experience.
We look forward to hosting your perfect day in Wine Country. If you're staying in San Francisco we would love to host a San Francisco Private Tour for you as well. Cheers!