On this tour, you will eat lunch at the famous V. Sattui Winery (winner of many Winery of the Year awards).
V. Sattui has a very popular deli with a wide array of cheeses, olives, sandwiches, pastas and salads. Vegetarians need not worry! You will be given a lunch voucher of $12 per person to use any way you like at the deli.
Please note: The sandwiches are huge so you should consider splitting with someone else. This will stretch your credit to buy other items.
Even though we are provding lunch, we always recommend eating a good breakfast the morning given how much wines our wineries may pour during the tour.
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The winery is well known for Mario Andretti, the famous Indy 500 racecar driver, and the craft of their Italian wine making process.
V. Sattui Winery
V. Sattui Winery is our picnic lunch spot. After our picnic lunch, we will taste both their Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa is the clear highlight of this tour. The 13th Century Tuscan-like castle will bring intrigue to your day. You will have a self-guided tour of the common areas of the castle.
Beringer is Napa Valley’s oldest continuously operating winery, with beautiful gardens and historic buildings, plus a relaxed atmosphere for enjoying the wines.
Castello di Amorosa Sights
Barrel Tasting Experience
Barrel tasting is now offered on this wine tour!
For red wines, controlled oxidation takes place during barrel aging. This very gradual oxidation results in decreased astringency and increased color and stability. It also evolves the fruit aromas to more complex ones.
Experience the fresh fruity-taste of wines straight from a barrel.
Not a Big Motor Coach! – Can go to small places
We don’t use motor coaches on any of our tours – we use smaller, lower to the ground shuttles.
Many Napa Valley Bus Tours from San Francisco tend to use large high-off-the-groundr motor coaches where they might pack in as many as 55 passengers, and as a result cannot go to most wineries or get the best wine tour experience.
Shuttles make for great wine tours!
Picnic Lunch meal costs included
Ferry/Bay Cruise back to San Francisco
Scenic tour route – over the Golden Gate Bridge or New Bay Bridge
Water will be provided during the tour – at the wineries
Tour narrative with a Wine 101 presentation during the ride to Napa Valley
No motor coaches, we use shuttle buses
Picnic Lunch meal costs included
$20 Entrance Fee at Castello di Amorosa (NOT Included) does include 5 tastes of their great wines.
See our FAQ for full information on tasting fees, pour amounts, and private settings at each winery.
Ferry Cruise – Perfect way to end the day –
It’s not just any Napa Wine Tour from San Francisco. On this tour you will take a ferry cruise from Napa Valley back to San Francisco as the sun begins to set. You can go outside or inside the boat during this 40-minute calm boat cruise across the bay back to the Ferry Building.
This ferry cruise is key because it completely avoids bad traffic back to San Francisco. From the Ferry/Bay Cruise you will get close to Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge, the city of San Francisco, as well as the Golden Gate Bridge from a short distance away. Thus, during the Ferry/Bay Cruise portion of your wine country tour, it will be at this point, you will know you made the right choice!
8.5 Hours Tour Length
$99 per person
– $20 Castle Entrance Fee NOT included.
– Tasting fees for the other 3 wineries are not included.
– Picnic lunch costs ARE included.