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.
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