5 Top Attractions on San Francisco Wine Tour
There are hundreds of wineries within an hour’s drive of San Francisco. Wine lovers are in heaven when they take time to visit Sonoma and Napa during their holidays or on work trips.
So what’s the best way to get from San Francisco to Wine Country? If you’re short on time and have a long list of things you want to experience, including wine tasting, consider booking a convenient San Francisco wine tour.
Green Dream Tours offers a popular Combo Alcatraz and Sonoma Tour, which features five key San Francisco attractions. The package includes an Alcatraz tour ticket, which can be very hard to get, and a guided Sonoma wine tour, which means you don’t have to rent a car and drive.
The tour features these 5 attractions:
- Photo opportunity at the Golden Gate Bridge
- Sonoma Valley wine tour and tasting
- Lunch on your own at famous Fisherman’s Wharf
- Boat ride on San Francisco Bay from Pier 39
- Alcatraz tour of the prison and scenic island
Green Dream Tours likes to say: “You drink wine in the morning and go to jail in the afternoon!”
“Our Alcatraz and Sonoma Valley Combo Tour is one of our most popular tours for good reason,” said Green Dream Tours owner Elie Sasson. “It combines two of the Bay Area’s premier attractions into one day of fun.”
On the way to Wine Country, the tour stops for photos at Vista Point on the northeast side of the Golden Gate Bridge. One of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge is a must-see. Vista Point also offers an amazing panoramic of the San Francisco skyline for a view you won’t get from your hotel.
San Francisco fog is almost as famous as the Golden Gate Bridge. Sometimes it can be foggy on the San Francisco side of the bridge and totally clear once you head north. (If you want to escape the fog, a California wine tour can help with that, too.)
After the Golden Gate Bridge, the tour heads to Sonoma Valley, where wine tasting begins around 10:15 a.m. at Cline Family Cellars. Cline is committed to sustainable farming, just like Green Dream Tours is committed to sustainable wine tourism. Cline specializes in Rhone-style varietals, including Zinfandel.
The second stop in Sonoma is Homewood Winery. Winemaker David Homewood sources his fruit from a variety of vineyards to blend distinctive wines. This micro-winery only produces 1,000 cases per year.
After wine tasting at two family-owned wineries, the tour returns from San Francisco for lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf. There are many places to dine in this area of San Francisco, and the tour guide will help you select the restaurant that suits your tastes and pocketbook.
A big highlight of the Green Dream Tours package is the boat ride from Pier 39 to Alcatraz Island and back to San Francisco. The 1.25-mile boat ride features spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and the San Francisco skyline.
The Alcatraz tour is one of the best things to do in San Francisco. Alcatraz was once home to notorious outlaws, including Al Capone. It no longer houses prisoners, but the cells are still there to explore as well as the grounds, where prison guards lived. The self-guided Alcatraz tour includes an audio headset available in 11 languages.
Book online or call Green Dream Tours at +1-415-692-1644 for further information.
By Holly Woolard