wine tasting tours and winery visits
Best wine tours in Sonoma
Cruise across the Golden Gate Bridge in comfortable transportation and enjoy the scenic drive to visit the most renowned wine regions in the world on this day trip from San Francisco to Napa... See More
A world-class wine region in its own right, the Sonoma Valley is intimate, charming, and historic. The town of Sonoma is the home of the northernmost and last built of the California Missio... See More
This tour of the Carneros region of Sonoma will lead you to three of the finest boutique wineries. The soil of the Carneros region is ideally suited to growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesli... See More
For the wine connoisseur, this tours offers three of Sonoma’s finest wineries. You will experience a blend of historic and modern Sonoma wineries as they taste first-rate, small batch wines.... See More
Why Visit Sonoma?
Stretching from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Mayacamas Mountains in the east, Sonoma County is home to almost 60,000 acres of vineyards and over 400 wineries. Alongside neighbouring Napa Valley, Sonoma is one of California’s most established wine producing regions and, unsurprisingly, a popular destination for a wine tasting holiday. However, there is more to Sonoma than great wine. A scenic coastline and unspoilt state parks, delicious local produce, whale watching opportunities and a welcoming, laid-back vibe are just a handful of reasons to visit.
WINE TASTING TOURS IN SONOMA
The Sonoma wine region is larger than neighbouring Napa Valley, growing more grape varietals, in more diverse conditions. Each of the county’s 18 American Viticultural Areas (AVA’s) has its own distinct characteristics in terms of climate, terroir and grape varieties and the best way to understand and experience each appellation is on a guided wine tasting tour.
FOOD TASTING EXPERIENCES IN SONOMA
Sonoma is blessed with an abundance of delicious local produce: full-of-flavour fruit and vegetables, organically reared meat, and the freshest seafood. There is an emphasis on sustainable agriculture and artisan producers of cheese, honey, and olive oil dot the county. It’s no surprise that eateries in Sonoma were offering ‘farm-to-table’ dining way before it became fashionable! There could be no better place to enjoy a food tasting tour.
MORE REASONS TO VISIT SONOMA
There is more to Sonoma than world-class wine and delicious local food (although these alone are reason to visit!) Explore the Pacific Ocean coastline in a kayak, hike amongst towering redwoods in the forest and learn about the region’s history on a walking tour of Sonoma town. The mighty Gray Whale migrates along the coastline during the winter months and Bodega Head is a great place for whale-spotting opportunities.
WINERIST INSIDER TIP
Beer drinkers will be interested to learn that Sonoma County boasts a burgeoning craft beer (and cider) industry. Ask the Winerist team about booking a behind-the-scenes brewery visit to sample the produce for yourself.