San Francisco: Minibus Wine Tour of Napa & Sonoma Valleys
- Transportation included
- Duration: 8.5 hours
My overall experience with Green Dream Tours was excellent. In this tour, we visited three different family-owned wineries, which was really nice for me because I am coming abroad and wines of those wineries were available only in US. The selection of the winery was excellent. The driver was very kind to keep wines that we purchased. However, only one drawback of the tour I joined was the driver didn't show up as scheduled in the previous e-mail; I had to wait cold outside for 40 minutes. I understand that the problem was the bad traffic in San Francisco, and the driver was so kind to drop me the first because I waited for the longest minutes. It could be reassuring if I could get contact from the driver in case of delayed arrival. Besides that point, I was very satisfied for the tour. Thank you.
This tour truly focused on the WOW factor! Each winery had something special to offer, making the experience more than just a wine tasting. The castle at Castello di Amorosa was impressive, the gondola at Sterling showed amazing views, and the history of the caves at Beringer made this tour informative and different from all the rest. We were able to enjoy and "revisit" the wines and not worry about driving and parking at each different location.
Enjoyed the first two stops in spite of the rainy day. Imagery and Benziger wineries had some excellent pours, and informative, attentive hosts. The last one, Black Stallion, had excellent reds as well, but due to the crowds (it was a weekend after all), were much less attentive to our group. Matt our guide was a focused, safe driver. He also accommodated the group's request for a quick Yountville stop at Bouchon Bakery. Yum!
This is a great way to go to the wine valleys. Jeffrey, our guide, was knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a relaxed tour of 3 very different wineries, with a stop off at the Oxbow Public Market in Napa for lunch. The group was diverse but all 14 got on really well. The quality of the wine was exceptional. Well worth the money.
Randall was great! Excellent tour guide with tons of wine knowledge and knowledge of the San Fran, Sonoma and Napa areas! Randall went out of his way to make our tour amazing and even offered restaurant recommendations. I highly recommend randall!