Single Visit Day Trips
If you're spending more than a day in the wine country, you'll want to create a plan that spaces tasting visits with meals, recreation and down time. This will ensure a quality experience, focused palate and enough energy to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. A day on, day off is tried and true but its limiting given wine is the reason you came to visit this beautiful part of the world. A better option might consist of a Day Trip Wine Trail followed by a Single Visit Elevated Experience the day after. Repeat.
Sonoma Valley features many elevated experiences in multiple categories so there are a lot of options to choose from. Typically, they last 90 minutes and of course, there's always the option to linger and sip thereafter. The following is a list of recommended Single Visit Day Trips in Sonoma Valley. Enjoy !
Winery Production Tours and Tastings
Tribute Estate Tour
Our Tribute Estate Tour will satisfy the palate of any wine enthusiast. This exclusive tour provides a behind-the-scenes look at our Biodynamically farmed Sonoma Mountain estate, winery, and wine cave.
Mountain Top Tasting
A 2-hour, one-of-a-kind journey begins with a private cave tour followed by a luxury coach tour of the estate to our tasting deck set at 1400 foot elevation. Enjoy incredible views of Sonoma Valley while tasting our most sought-after small production wines.
Dirt to Bottle
Gather at our Crush Pad, raise a glass of chilled Gewürztraminer, and get ready to learn about the process of making wine. Gain rare access to the production area of our winery and sip 5 estate selection wines while your tour host walks you through...
Vineyard Tours and Tastings
B. R. Cohn
Farm to Bottle
Join us as we take a walk around Olive Hill Estate. Learn about the history of our bountiful estate and taste some of the best wine Sonoma Valley has to offer.
The Hanzell Farm tour will begin in the historic “Ambassador’s 1953” vineyard where your Estate Educator will share the Hanzell story. You will then be guided through a driving farm tour where our integrated holistic farming philosophy...
Journey through Landmark’s beautiful estate as you learn about our storied history and unique viticultural practices. Then, move to our production and barrel storage facilities, where you’ll see how we perfect our small-production, single-vine...
Wine and Cheese/Charcuterie Pairing
Wine & Artisan Cheese Pairing
This exceptional culinary journey highlights our limited-production single vineyard wines with local artisan cheeses, coupled with expertly crafted accompaniments. This wine country experience promises to be engaging, educational and fun.
Chateau St. Jean
Wine Flight & Cheese Bites
Delight in a flight of wines as you relax in our 1920s chateau and take in the breathtaking view of our Grand Lawn and Estate Vineyards. Hosted on the Chateau Patio, weather permitting, or in the Chateau Dining Room.
Wine and Food Pairing
The Hamel Family Reserve Experience is a unique and personalized wine and food journey. Enjoy a glass of Rosé during a privately guided tour through our Hamel Family Ranch vineyard, winery and...
Mayo Reserve Room
Where Food Meets Wine
The Reserve Room takes you on the Ultimate Wine Country Tasting journey unlike anything you've experienced at a Wine Tasting room before! Not only can you taste our Reserve Wines, but you are taken on a Wine & Food Adventure with...
Wine & Food Pairing
We offer three delicious and distinctively unique wine and food tasting experiences. No matter which season you visit St. Francis, the wine, food, and gracious Wine Country hospitality will be unforgettable.
Full Lunch with Wine Pairing
Five Course Food & Wine Pair
Following their tour, guests partake in a custom, culinary pairing designed by our Chef artfully paired with a combination of our Proprietor's Reserve and Vineyard Designate wines. This farm-to-table, five course wine & food pairing is seasonally...
Matriarch Sylvia Sebastiani first published her cookbook classic Mangiamo in the 1960s, and we honor her with this extraordinary tour and dining experience. After a brief tour of the historic grounds at Sebastiani, guests will be treated to an ...
We invite you to visit our home, the historic Vallejo-Casteñada Adobe, to enjoy our intimate tasting experiences and see for yourself the amazing transformation of this incredible historic space. A three-course meal that includes 5 perfectly-paired wines.
Grand Reserve Tasting
Discover the best that Buena Vista has to offer with this seated tasting experience featuring exclusive Buena Vista library wines – carefully selected for your enjoyment. You will enjoy your tasting in the quiet seclusion of one of our historic caves for a truly unique experience
Enjoy a private tour and tasting in the VIP Room in the cave. Deerfield barrel ages our flagship red wines longer than any California winery. Wines age faster in a barrel than in a bottle. This tasting includes five rare vintage wines.
Library Tasting of Rare Wines
Your opportunity to sample a selection of perfectly stored Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon vintages chosen from our extensive wine library and spanning several decades.
Collector's Corner - The Mountain Experience
The caves at B. Wise Estate include not only fermenting and aging tunnels, but also a series of rooms and alcoves devoted to hospitality, culminating in a spacious salon where we introduce and share our wines with selected guests.
Vineyard Tour & Tasting
A private tour and tasting in our mountain vineyard. Guests will taste four of our wines complemented by artisanal cheese selections, while enjoying sweeping views of the Mayacamas Mountains and San Francisco Bay.
Moon Mountain Vineyard
An hour north of the Golden Gate lies a spectacular historic vineyard known only to a few. You won’t see any signs for it as you pass through the town of Sonoma. Many locals aren’t even aware it’s here. But high above the valley floor, it’s been quietly...
Collector's Corner - The Valley Floor
Sonoma Plaza Tasting
We make wines from an array of old vineyards from around the state, so tastings at Bedrock are structured to show a breadth of style while focusing on history, particularly that of Sonoma Valley. We endeavor to create an experience...
Stone Edge Farm
At Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards & Winery, we craft world-class wines made from classic Bordeaux grape varieties. Our grapes are farmed organically in Sonoma Valley, in keeping with the highest environmental standards.
The Texture Experience
The Texture experience is an intimate, comparative tasting of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the elegant tasting salon of our 116-year-old building on the Sonoma Square. Like Texture itself, this is a hidden gem accessible only to a select few.
The Count Blending Experience
Join Buena Vista for our Winemaker for a Day: ‘Be the Count’ experience and you will have that chance! During this once in a century session, you will be guided through the art of blending by one of our knowledgeable wine educators.
Po-lyph-o-ny Pinot Experience
Then, you can try your hand at blending the unique components to create the ultimate Pinot Noir. The delicate nature of Pinot Noir allows the flavors and textures to be layered to create incredible complexity and balance.
Blend Your Own Unwimpy Wine
We have just the place for the novice blender or the most seasoned wine drinker to learn the art of winemaking. Create your own perfect mélange of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Carignane, then take your masterpiece home in a 375 ml bottle.
One of a Kind
Chateau St. Jean
Unlock the Chateau
An escape room like no other. You have 60 minutes to solve a variety of puzzles and riddles by using clues and hints to unlock the secret of the Chateau. Enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine, a glass of wine when you unlock the second room...
Horse Drawn Carriage Tour
Hop aboard our complimentary Horse Drawn Carriage Tour. Led by third-generation Sonoma Valley farmer Pat Prather, this tour dives into estate viticulture practices, winemaking techniques, and Sonoma wine history.
Climb aboard our 12-person, 6-wheeled Pinzgauer – an Austrian made military vehicle – and get WAY off the beaten path on a Sonoma vineyard tour. Explore our storied Rhinefarm estate, a 320 acre property, and learn what gives our wines...
Private tasting of five Kunde Family wines, private cave tour with an exclusive barrel tasting followed by a wine country box lunch on the Winemaker’s Plaza. 10 guest minimum. Approximately 1.5 hours.
Picnic With Us
We have a wide variety of local cheeses, charcuterie and accoutrements available for purchase in our tasting rooms. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnics. Ask our team on site to help you pair one of...
Picnic at the Winery
We invite you to pack a basket and pick up a bottle of wine in the tasting room to enjoy a scenic picnic on the property. All picnic areas are available on a first come – first serve basis.