When thinking of Napa Valley wine tours, you will have many options from which to choose. Aside from visiting the wineries, there are other things to see and do in the wine country.
If you want to have a dash of adventure with your wine tours, contact Balloons Above the Valley (BATV)’s to learn about their sunrise hot air balloon and wine tours package. They include:
1. Sunrise Balloon Flight and – Champagne Brunch – Wine Tour
Start your tour with a hot air balloon ride at sunrise, then you will take a six-hour wine tour at four to six wineries plus enjoy a picnic-style lunch at one of the wineries. It’s up to you whether you want to take the wine tours right after the sunrise hot air balloon flight or the next day.
2. Sunrise Francisco Balloon and Wine Tour Package
Not only do people experience the thrill and the wonder of riding a hot air balloon during sunrise, but they also get to tour two wineries in Napa and Sonoma! Other perks include optional sightseeing and shopping, picnic lunch at the winery, luxury transportation (on a limo bus) from San Francisco to the Wine Country, ferry transportation back to the city (with free tickets), and lots more.
These packages pick the wineries for you to visit. However, we also wholeheartedly suggest other wineries that are worth your interest and investigation even after visiting the wineries listed in the BATV package. These wineries are some of Napa’s best-kept secrets!
Artesa Vineyards and Winery – A back-of-the-woods winery that features stunning modern architecture and an awesome collection of wines that includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Blanc, as well as sparkling wines.
Castello di Amorosa – The beautiful castle and winery, owned by Dario Sattui of the Sattui winemaking family, stays true to its 13th century Tuscan style architecture. Explore the Medieval authenticity of the castle as well as taste its line of varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
Chateau Montelena – A gorgeous English Castle-style hillside winery is known for its architecture and gardens as well as its famous Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnay wines.
Cliff Lede Vineyards – This winery will take you back in time as it draws you to its appealing Craftsman-era architectural style, relaxed ambiance, stunning gardens and sculptures, and signature varietal Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon. It makes for an intimate, personal wine tour experience.
Domaine Carneros – Feel like you’re in a French countryside at the Domaine Carneros, which is obviously inspired by an 18th-century chateau in Champagne, France. Enjoy their wines at the royal-inspired salon or at the terrace that overlooks the vineyards.
Sterling Vineyards – This winery will give you a unique experience as it offers you and the other guests a tram ride over the vineyards, with a glass of wine in hand! Talk about wine-tasting with style.
The Hess Collection – After a scenic ride among the thick forested beauty, you arrive at the historic antique building which was last renovated during the 80s. Despite the ancient outward style of the house, you will find an otherwise modern art gallery inside. It is recommended to visit this stunning gallery after tasting their wines, including their signature Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon.
These are the only handful of winery suggestions for you. Ride the hot air balloon over the gorgeous Napa fields, the neat rows of grapevines that line across the rolling mounds, hills and valleys, and witness the spectacular sunrise! Then visit the wineries that are scheduled for you in the Balloons Above the Valley’s sunrise hot air balloon/wine tours package. And after that, you may want to go to other wineries that interest you.
Whether you want to visit the best-known wineries, off-the-beaten-path wineries, or wineries that are recommended by the Balloons Above the Valley’s package tours, one thing’s for sure: Napa Valley wine tours will be far from being one-note. Each winery you visit will bring out the best possible experience you can enjoy.