Sonoma Wine Tours
The Best Way to See Sonoma While Tasting the Area’s Finest Wines!
When creating our Sonoma wine tours, we kept a few things in mind. We want our guests to truly enjoy a comfortable ride, taste delicious wines of the area, experience an amazing lunch from a local restaurant, and learn about the wineries and history of the area.
Aboard the trolley, you’ll hear narration from your tour guide as the tour begins to move around the historic Sonoma Plaza . Local historian and actor, George Webber, provided much of the material and stories that we share on this tour. We hope you enjoy the upbeat and whimsical style, as we travel through California’s early history. Along the way, we’ll show you many historic landmarks, including: the Sonoma and Swiss Hotels; General Vallejo’s Soldier Barracks, Home, and State Park; Mission San Francisco Solano (Sonoma Mission); the Blue Wing Inn; the Bear Flag Monument; the Sonoma Development Center, and the quaint town of Glen Ellen (where Jack London spent his final years).
Our Sonoma Wine Tours Include Visits to Exceptional Wineries
While these may vary with each season, we always visit four premium wineries for private tastings during our Sonoma wine tours.
For Mon-Wed-Fri-Sun tours:
- Ravenswood Winery: $20
- Buena Vista Winery $10
- Imagery Winery: $10
- Mayo Family Winery: $5
For Tue-Thu-Sat tours:
- Imagery Winery included in Benziger fee
- Benziger Winery: $20
- Chateau St. Jean: $15
- VJB Cellars: $15
Details of Our Sonoma Wine Tours
We Are Open Every Day of the Week!
We’ll Pick You Up at Sonoma Plaza at 10:15 AM
The Sonoma Plaza (located in front of City Hall) is the main starting point for the general public. Free public parking is available at the Barracks State Park. This is located behind the Cheese Factory, just one block away from City Hall.
There are additional pick-up locations available for hotel guests only. These require advanced reservations and include:
- Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn – 9:25am
- Sonoma Valley Inn (Best Western) – 9:35am
- The Lodge at Sonoma – 9:45am
- MacArthur Place – 9:55am
Enjoy a Relaxing Ride on the Wine Trolley (10:15am – 4:30pm)
We depart Sonoma Plaza promptly at 10:30am. Our friendly and knowledgeable Sonoma wine tour guide will take you to four Sonoma wineries known for outstanding wine and warm hospitality. Each tasting is in a private setting with a winery representative who will explain about the varietals we taste and the background of the winery. You will have many opportunities to take pictures of the bucolic scenery, unique artwork, and historic landmarks. Our guides are also happy to take photos of you and the group throughout the day.
Catered Lunch is Included
Our Sonoma wine tours include a catered picnic lunch from the famous the girl & the fig restaurant, served at one of the hidden gem locations in the valley (depending on the weather, lunch is usually served among vineyard views, garden terraces, or wine cellars). Our delicious and hearty lunches are served “family style,” allowing everyone to pick and choose from a variety of sandwiches, side salads, and desserts. There is always plenty of bottled water!
“Christopher, our driver, was fun and informative. He knew the history of the valley and had many insights to the region and its people. The wineries visited ranged from the very big to small private businesses. We had plenty of wine to try. And the catered lunch was excellent. I highly recommend this trip.”
-posted on TripAdvisor, March 2012