Enjoy spectacular views as you drive
through California’s famous premium wine producing region. You will
visit wineries in both Sonoma and Napa Valley. Enjoy a glass of sparkling
wine while overlooking the Domaine Carneros estate’s gorgeous views.
Winery locations may change due to special events at winery. Lunch is
In 1975 California wine tours in Napa Valley
had no more than 20 wineries; today there are well over 200 to enjoy.
In Sonoma County, where the web of vineyards is looser, there are 200
or so wineries, and development is now claiming the cool Carneros region,
at the head of the San Francisco Bay, deemed ideal for growing the chardonnay
grape. Within these combined regions of the Wine Country, at least 120
wineries have opened in the last seven years alone. Nowadays many individual
grape growers produce their own wines instead of selling their grapes
to larger wineries. As a result, smaller "boutique" wineries
harvest excellent, reasonably priced wines that have caught the attention
of connoisseurs and critics, while the larger wineries consolidate and
expand their varietals.