If you are looking for the best San Francisco wine tours you have come to the right place! We have visited San Francisco many times and are here to give you all the information you need for planning your amazing wine getaway. San Francisco is situated in the perfect location and allows you to easily enjoy your days exploring wineries and your nights dining and drinking in the big city. Whether you are starting your Northern California Road Trip itinerary or just dropping in for business or family, there is really so much to see and do for everyone.
In this post, we are going to cover the best wine tasting in San Francisco itself in case you don’t want to leave the city and you just want to explore what it has to offer. We will also cover the best Napa Valley wine tours from San Francisco in the event you want to visit an actual winery and escape the hustle and bustle of city life. We include tours that focus 100% on wine and also tours that focus half on wine and half on culture, food, or something else in case you are going with a group of people with differing tastes. All of these San Francisco wine tours are run by local and trusted operators in the Bay Area so you know you are in good hands!
Hands Down, These Are The 5 Best San Francisco Wine Tours
Napa Wine Tour With Castello Di Amorosa & Lunch (8 Hours)
This Napa Wine Tour With Castello Di Amorosa & Lunch is a wonderful introductory San Francisco wine tour because it includes everything you want to see and do when you think of taking a California wine tour. The first reason that we love this tour is that it takes you to visit the most famous wineries in Napa Valley, Castillo Di Amorosa, Robert Mondavi and V.Sattui. So not only do you get to go on a Napa Valley wine tour from San Francisco, you get to see a castle which is a very unique thing to do in California.
This San Francisco wine tour also includes a picnic lunch at V. Sattui Winery which is a wonderful experience you shouldn’t miss. One reason we highly recommend this wine tour is because it is a small group tour. So in addition to seeing the wineries, castles, and lunch, you get a more private experience with just a few other guests in a luxury sprinter van. We personally prefer smaller tours with smaller transport vehicles which is why we loved this tour for wine tasting from San Francisco and is one of the reasons we recommend it on this list.
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San Francisco City & Wine Tour (1 Day)
This is the perfect full day tour if you don’t want to commit to just city or just wineries. When you go on the San Francisco City & Wine Tour you will get the best of both worlds. For us, Victoria loves cities and Terrence loves nature and wine so it was really the perfect mixture to keep us both happy and interested. If you are traveling in a group or as a couple and each of you has different interests, this San Francisco wine tour is a great way to keep the peace.
You will start this tour off by enjoying 2 hop-on-hop-off tours in San Francisco (Official City Tour, Sausalito Tour) and then you will head out into the country to experience a true California wine tour. This tour includes one free tasting as well. If you are a huge wino then this may not be the San Francisco wine tour for you as there is only one tasting included. But if you are looking for a great introductory wine and city tour, the bus tour tickets and free tasting really make this tour worth it, especially for groups, families, or couples!
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San Francisco: Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Tasting Tour (9.5 Hours)
If you are like us and you want something a bit more than JUST wine, this is the San Francisco Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Tasting Tour for you! While wine is tasty and all, pairing it with chocolate and cheese just ups the experience in our opinion. We love that there can be no more than 18 people on this Sonoma Valley wine tour from San Francisco so you really get to enjoy an intimate experience. Our favorite part? The fact that you get to sample fresh olive oil and balsamic vinegar straight from the production mill!
We also love that on this tour you will get to see one of Sonoma Valley’s spectacular wine caves for a wine and cheese tasting and you will also get to stop at a local chocolate shop for a chocolate tasting all in addition to the production mill mentioned above. The Sonoma County wine cave you will get to see is quite spectacular and impressive. If you are a foodie who loves wine, then this is going to be one of the best San Francisco wine tours for you!
Alcatraz Night Tour + Napa & Sonoma Tour from San Francisco (25 Hours)
When you are heading to California, you are going to want to see the sights along with your tasting! When you take this Alcatraz Night Tour + Napa & Sonoma Tour from San Francisco you truly get immersed into the culture and tastes of the city! This tour actually lasts two days! On the first day, you will get a personalized tour of Alcatraz by night. If you haven’t visited Alcatraz yet, this is such a unique thing to do and the experience is even spookier because you visit at night! It is just so cool and this is easily one of the most unique San Francisco wine tours on the list.
The next day, you will taste wine at top-rated Napa and Sonoma wineries. This is also a unique experience as many San Francisco wine tours only include a tasting in either Napa or Sonoma, but usually not both. During your tour, you will journey through the vineyards, fermentation facilities, and wine caves on a tram tour which adds to the charm of the experience. You will also get to enjoy a picnic lunch in downtown Sonoma or on a shaded patio at a local winery. This is the best San Francisco wine tour for true wine lovers because there are so many stops. It also offers the most bang for your buck because it lasts for two days.
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San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour with Drinks (2 Hours)
What if you are looking for one of the San Francisco wine tours that is different and super relaxed? What we love about this San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour with Drinks is that you still get to taste all the delicious locally made California wine, but you won’t be on a bus for 12 hours to do so. Instead, you will get to float along the San Francisco Bay on a sailboat where you can enjoy local drinks. The best part? There are only 28 people at most that can come along for the ride on this double-masted sailboat so you know this will be one of the more intimate San Francisco wine tours on the list.
Although this isn’t as extreme as one of the Napa Valley wine tours from San Francisco, we really wanted to add it to this list in case you wanted to try local wines in a more casual setting. If you only have a short time in San Francisco, then you may want to give a sunset drinking sailing a go. We know you will love it as much as we do!
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And there you have it! Our comprehensive list of the best 5 San Francisco wine tours that are hands down worth the money. Whether you are looking for Napa Valley wine tours from San Francisco or something more unique that includes foodie or cultural experiences, there is something for everyone in this moody California city. We hope you enjoy San Francisco as much as we did and we hope you find a San Francisco wine tour that speaks to you and your tastes!
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