Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours - vacations and travel

California

North America, California, United States

from £2,125* per person 7 Days November
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours 24 people max
  • San francisco airport
  • Culinary & Wine Travel trips
The wine world owes so much to California; the idea of varietal wines, of the ‘boutique winery’, of scientific site selection, indeed the whole idea of ‘the new world’.

This wonderful wine tour includes idyllic vineyard lunches, superb tastings of the greatest wines with the winemakers, gorgeous pairings of wine and food and in-depth discussions about the wine. California is best known for full bodied reds and full bodied, oaky whites made from very ripe fruit. In fact, it is one of the most diverse wine regions in terms of its soil, climate and the amount of different grape varieties available to the winemaker.

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North America, California, United States

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Itinerary

Day 1. Meet at San Francisco Airport. Included dinner at Wine restaurant. Overnight San Francisco, Four Star Hotel.

Day 2. Depart for Sonoma. Lunch and tasting at Acacia winery. Visit Ravenswood. Overnight Sonoma, Four Star Hotel.

Day 3. Visit Crinella. Lunch at Seghesio Family Vineyards. Overnight Sonoma, Four Star Hotel.

Day 4. Anderson Valley, Picnic lunch at Roederer Estate. Free time in Sonoma. Overnight Sonoma, Four Star Hotel.

Day 5. Visit Frog’s Leap Winery. Lunch and tasting at Duckhorn. Free time in Calistoga. Overnight Mount View, Four Star Hotel.

Day 6. Visit Viader Vineyards. Free time in St Helena. Visit Heitz Cellars. Included Dinner. Overnight Mount View, Four Star Hotel.

Day 7. Visit Saintsbury Winery, Carneros. Drop off in San Francisco centre, from where you can check in to your chosen hotel or get a taxi (or the hotel’s shuttle bus from the first hotel we stayed in, which costs less) to the airport.

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