Wine Tours

Things you need to know

Customized Wine Tours

We pride ourselves on offering wine tours that are tailored to our client’s wishes and desires. Some visitors may prefer fine dining and wine pairing where others may want to visit some of the most breathtaking views on the planet. With our Concierge Service you can be sure you’ll have an unforgettable wine tour. Our Concierge Service is just like what you might find at your favorite hotel. Tom Jarman was the Chef Concierge at the Silverado Resort & Spa and the Concierge at Bardessono Hotel & Spa in Yountville. With his experience, he knows all the best places to visit to make your tour a spectacular time you won’t soon forget. All the best wineries from the more famous to smaller, intimate growers. After a consultation, Tom can make recommendations on which wineries may suit you best.

Wine Tours Food Experience

Can’t forget about food! While the region may be best known for huge variety of wine makers, Napa Valley is also home to some of the most incredible restaurants in the world. After discussing your plans and wishes with Tom, he’ll make recommendations and reserve a table leaving you with nothing but choice of menu selection! Yes, it can be that easy. That’s the beauty of the Concierge Service – stop by the best wineries that fit your taste and eat at the restaurant that fits your appetite. Site back and enjoy your day!

Private Transportation

In addition to wine tours, we can also assist you with Bay Area transportation needs with a minimum of 6 hours. If you want to tour this beautiful region but don’t want to drive, you’ll enjoy having Tom or a member of his team as your driver with their local insights into all the best places to see.

Airport Transfer

We can always assist with airport transfer services to San Francisco International airport (SFO), Oakland airport (OAK), Sacramento Int’l (SMF), Santa Rosa airport (STS), Concord Airport (CCR) and especially the Napa Jet Center! (APC). Inquire for pricing.

Our private Napa Valley wine tours are customized to suit your wishes and dreams. This way, you can enjoy your wine tasting experience the way you want to with the help of local wine expert Tom Jarman!

Plan to visit popular Napa Valley wineries or hidden gems that offer the varietals you love. Most Napa wine tours have a set itinerary, and you may be missing out on some of the smaller, more intimate wineries that provide a more personal experience. If you have a bucket-list of wineries you’d like to visit, we start there, then make recommendations to enhance your list and create the itinerary with geographical efficiency in mind.

And of course, a wine tour is never complete without a delicious meal. We can help plan the perfect culinary experience choosing from the many great restaurants in the region. From a simple bistro to some of the finest dining on the planet, your dining experience will be just as memorable as the great wines!

Wine Tasting Fees

Most wineries charge a tasting fee between $50 and $150 dollars per person. The tasting fees are not included with your tour price and are charged by the wineries. Most will waive the fee if you purchase wine or join their wine club. If you are not tasting at a winery, no fee is required.

Wine Clubs

Wine clubs have become very popular in Napa and Sonoma and are a good way to waive tasting fees. Most wine clubs offer a number of free tastings for club members and up to 3 friends and discounts on wine purchases. In return, members agree to purchase some number of bottles over the course of the year. Wine shipments will usually occur 1 to 3 times a year. If you live in the area, it’s a great way to get wine tastings for free throughout the year. If you live outside the wine regions, consider what the shipping costs are and if it makes sense for your location. Some wineries have partnerships with several other wineries expanding your choices for tastings. Or consider having friends join clubs at different wineries so you gain access to more tasting opportunities.

Napa Valley Wine Tasting Sample Itinerary

Your private tour is customized to your wishes, tastes and desires. For many clients, this is a “once in a lifetime” trip so it’s important that the tour is optimized for each client. Checkout our wine tasting tips to get the most out of your experience. A typical day of wine tasting with us may look something like this:

Your day starts when you’re good and ready. Most wine tasting rooms open at 10am so pickup times are usual around 9:30 am. We’ll pick you up at your hotel wherever you might be. Occasionally, San Francisco is a pickup spot as many people are visiting San Francisco and add a day of wine tasting to their plans. No problem! Count on 60+ minutes to and from from the city to your first stop.
Many wineries are open at 10am or 11am so you can usually fit one or two tasting stops before lunch depending on when your day starts. We’ll work with you to recommend wineries that will fit your tastes. Some wineries feature incredible grounds that are worth a visit on their own and some have superb wines in several grape varietals. And of course, some feature both!
A little food is usually a good idea after your first experience. There is no shortage of great restaurants in the area, the biggest challenge is settling on one! Our concierge service is designed to help fit your tastes to the right restaurant. We have it all here in the Napa Valley from casual restaurants to world class cuisine. So let us know what your preference is and we’ll make it happen while fitting in to your overall plan.

After lunch is a good time for a little drive to your next winery destination. Give your lunch a chance to settle while enjoying the stunning Napa Valley scenery. We can take you to the most beautiful wineries with great outdoor spaces where you can relax and take in gorgeous views while sampling some fabulous wines!

Most wineries close around 5pm so when we’re done, we’ll get you back to your hotel or a drop off place of your choosing. No need to worry about driving after a day of wine tasting, we got it covered! Sit back and enjoy the ride!

The Sonoma Valley is a hidden gem just west of the world famous Napa Valley. Featuring an abundance of exquisite wineries, Sonoma Valley is often overlooked as a wine tasting destination. Our Sonoma Valley wine tours are designed to open this area that has been enjoyed by local wine lovers for years. If you’re looking for something different and something new, a Sonoma Valley wine tour might just be for you. With the help of local wine expert Tom Jarman, you can discover all that Sonoma has to offer with your own custom wine tasting tour!

Like the better know Napa Valley neighbor, Sonoma features a wide variety of wine varietals source from an abundance vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see. The scenery is beautiful and the climate can be a little more comfortable on those hot summer afternoons. Two super spots for excellent wine tasting are the towns of Sonoma and Healdsburg, both regarded among the best wine tasting destinations in the country.

Hungry? There’s no shortage of great places to eat on your Sonoma Valley wine tour from great burger joints to high end culinary delights. Just let Tom know what is right for you and he’ll do the rest.