Since bursting onto the stage in the 1970s with a legendary chardonnay, California's wine country has been a haven for those who seek a Mediterranean climate, fine wines, and cutting edge cuisine. On this five day excursion, explore this land of rolling hills and coastal redwoods while sampling the cuisine and savoring the wines that made this region famous. Visit the best of Napa and Sonoma's wineries with two days of guided tastings. Hike along the coast, marveling at some of the tallest tress on the planet. Enjoy a delicious lunch of special dishes, planned to perfectly complement hand-selected wines. Relax and rejuvenate at an ideally-located, well-appointed accommodations, the perfect way to end the day.
Stroll through an old-growth redwood forest and see some of the tallest and oldest trees in California
Sample from wineries in the world-renowned Sonoma and Napa Valleys
Enjoy a multi-course lunch with wine pairings presented by St. Francis Winery
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Meet your private driver guide for a half day of fantastic wine tasting! Home to more than 500 wineries, Sonoma Valley's unique location makes for a very diverse wine region. With a climate slightly cooler than Napa Valley nearby, the result is fabulous red and white wines, including chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, and pinot noir. Visit two wineries today, carefully selected with your taste palate in mind, in the company of a knowledgeable guide. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon to relax and enjoy the pool or spa.
Get ready for a lovely day of hiking in the redwoods! Meet a private guide this morning for a hike in Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve. California's coastal redwoods are the world's tallest living things and are also among Earth's oldest, capable of surviving for over 2,000 years. Listen as your guide shares the history of the reserve and points out some of the most notable trees.
After freshening up, head to St. Francis Winery for a special multi-course wine pairing lunch. Enjoy a selection of small dishes, carefully paired with hand-selected artisan wines, while soaking in stunning vineyard views- a truly decadent afternoon.
After a leisurely morning and breakfast at the hotel, get a deeper understanding of wine as you meet a private driver guide for an afternoon of wine tasting in Napa Valley. Home to more than 400 wineries, the Napa Valley is world-renowned for producing some of the world's best full-bodied cabernets, fruity merlots, and buttery chardonnays. Visit two different wineries today, again selected to match your preferred flavor palate.
After a final breakfast this morning, drive to San Francisco International Airport to return your rental car and board your homebound flight.
Experience the wonder of the Golden State's wine country in the company of experts.
We have been a trusted leader in group adventures for 50 years and our home base is in Emeryville, California. This trip is in our back yard!
MT Sobek delivers a trip to relax and rejuvenate in just five days - ideal if you don't have loads of time but still want a vacation.
Daily wine tasting trips, designed and operated to our highest standards. A customizable, easy hike in the redwoods.
A luxury resort and spa with access to the Sonoma Golf Club and complimentary wellness activities including yoga and fitness classes.
Expect cool and foggy mornings and evenings on the coast with warmer temperatures moving inland.
While smart casual will carry you through the majority of the trip's wine tasting activities, you may want to consider sturdier shoes for the hiking portion, dressier clothes to take advantage of the resort's dining, and comfortable athletic clothing for the yoga and fitness classes.
The resort has a swimming pool and the spa requires swimsuits in all public areas. You'll want to take advantage of both!
We offer this trip on a private basis with seasonal departure dates that offer great flexibility (pending availability). Click below to request dates and an MT Sobek Regional Specialist will be in touch to help organize your private adventure.
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