Grapes and Bubbles: Sonoma Wine Country Tour
Thursday, October 3
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Transportation included - All tours leave from the Taylor Street entrance of the Hilton San Francisco
Travel north of San Francisco on Highway 101 to California’s beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. The wine tour will include a tasting and tour at a renowned sparkling wine vineyard, Gloria Ferrer, along with a tasting and box lunch at Buena Vista.
A pioneer of sparkling wine from California’s Sonoma Carneros region, Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves has nurtured a dynamic relationship of discovery with the land for more than 20 years. The Ferrer family’s uncompromising commitment to experimentation, research and education has inspired a winegrowing team at the forefront of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay clonal research—the rewards of which are revealed in balanced wines of expressive terroir and varietal character.
Before there were vineyards in every valley north of San Francisco, before Napa and Sonoma were household names, before there was a California wine industry at all, there was Buena Vista. Founded in 1857, Buena Vista is California’s oldest premium winery, and its history is as colorful as it is proud.
Today, the working winery is located in the heart of Carneros, and Buena Vista is the largest landowner in Carneros, investing in new rootstock clones and a new winemaker are helping to ensure that Buena Vista’s rich tradition of world–class wines endures another 150 years. You will enjoy a private historic tour in addition to an Estate Tasting featuring Buena Vista’s most popular award winning wines. As you take in the gorgeous surroundings of the historical grounds, your private wine expert will guide you through each wine. The experience will conclude with a gourmet picnic box lunch before heading back to San Francisco.
Note: This tour involves minimal to moderate walking through vineyards and wineries. This tour is not available for anyone under 21.