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10 of the Best Napa Valley Wine Tours

August 31st, 2017 Travel Tips
10 of the Best Napa Valley Wine Tours

As you map out your trip to the beautiful Napa Valley, you’ll want to do a little research beforehand to get an idea of the wineries you can visit (there are more than 400!). If you’re like us and get a little giddy during the planning stages of a trip, scrolling through the websites of a few of our region’s wineries will make you want to arrive as soon as possible! Not to worry, upon your arrival, each winery is just as picture-perfect in person and the tastings are nothing short of incredible. Let us help you with planning your trip by guiding you toward several of the best Napa Valley Wine Tours including options for guided and self-guided adventures!

4 of the Best Napa Valley Wine Tours – Guided Options

The Wine Country Inn & Cottages’s Winery Tours

Right here at the Wine Country Inn & Cottages, we offer guided Napa Valley Wine Tours for an unforgettable day of wine, food and unparalleled scenery. Our small tour is meant to allow guests to sit back, relax and enjoy a memorable Wine Country experience. No more than three couples head out on this adventure daily, allowing us to customize the trip depending on taste preferences for the day. If you and your group do not have any specific wineries you’d like to visit, our knowledgeable guides can introduce you to well-known wineries and local favorites. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the Wine Country Inn & Cottages before we set out between 9:45-10 to enjoy two wineries before returning to the inn for a light lunch and the chance to relax a little.

We head back out in the afternoon to visit a couple more wineries and return to the inn with plenty of time for you to join other guests and enjoy our own Afternoon Wine Social, held each day. You’ll enjoy a selection of appetizers and sample local wines as you reflect on your incredible day on one of the best Napa Valley wine tours.

Of course, there are other Napa Valley Wine Tours in the area. A few include:

Napa Valley Wine Train

When you take a Napa Valley Wine Train Tour, you’ll set off on a gourmet food and wine adventure while riding through the Napa countryside on restored railcars! Enjoy daytime tours to view the beautiful landscape and all of its incredible seasonal colors, while evening tours allow you to focus on the peaceful night sky, as well as the food and wine! Winery tours are included in some of the adventures including one to a local castle!

Beau Wine Tours

Beau Wine Tours offers an array of day tours within the wine country for you to enjoy, including private luxury tours.

Platypus Wine Tours

Platypus Wine Tours offers a light-hearted, fun approach to its wine tours, focusing on back roads vineyards, family owned operations, and historic wineries.

6 of the Best Napa Valley Wine Tours – Self-Guided Options

If you are using the Wine Country Inn & Cottages as your home base during your visit, we’d like to suggest several St. Helena wineries for tours and tastings. A few of the more famous wineries include household names like Sutter Home, Charles Krug – Peter Mondavi Family and Beringer Vineyards, the oldest continually operating winery in Napa Valley.

We have to include several smaller wineries to round out your experience. The following list is just a few of the wonderful wineries in our region.

Be sure to ask the staff at the front desk about other incredible local wineries that offer some of the best Napa Valley Wine Tours.

Start Planning Your Wine Country Getaway

As you plan your trip to Wine Country, be sure to download our Free Vacation Guide to help you! It contains very helpful information regarding things to do and places to go in Napa Valley, as well as outlines the accommodations we have available right here at the Wine Country Inn & Cottages. Our inn is the perfect home base for an unforgettable Wine Country vacation or weekend getaway. We have evolved from Napa Valley’s very first bed and breakfast inn into a magnificent antique-filled boutique hotel surrounded by vineyards and secluded at the end of a country lane. Relax in luxury in one of our elegant cottages, suites or rooms and enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning.

Planning a last-minute weekend getaway? Be sure to check our calendar or contact us for last-minute availability!

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