Needless to say, many people view wine tours as a must when going on Napa tours. Napa Valley is a viticultural region in California that’s deemed one of the best in the world. And knowing that fact, wine lovers from all over the United States and the world visit the area to get the best of the world-class Californian wines.

There are a lot of things to do and to find while going on wine tours in Napa Valley as the region is focused on small and boutique wineries. There many wineries that could fit your moods and your preferences.

Want to feel like a royalty? Visit the Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, a massive winery founded by Dario Sattui (of the famous Sattui winemaking family) in 2007 but built in an authentically 13th-century Tuscan architectural style. It is complete with a drawbridge, a moat, defensive towers, courtyard, a chapel, even a torture chamber! Even those who aren’t fans of wines will be nevertheless impressed by the castle/winery and young kids will feel adventurous exploring the place (and receive a grape juice drink instead of wine).

Another winery that will give you the air of European royalty is Domaine Carneros, which has an impressive and opulent chateau modeled after an 18th-century French mansion. Have a sip of wine and bite of cheese while sitting on the terrace that overlooks the vineyards.

Speaking of views, Sterling Vineyards will let you take in even more magnificent views of the valley. It is the only winery with a cable car service. Guests pay for a ticket for a short but fun cable car ride which offers magnificent views of the valley — lush pine trees and picturesque vineyards.

Want to get around the valley? Go for a historic train ride with the Napa Valley Wine Train, a classic tour with the Napa Valley Wine Trolley, or a more luxurious limo bus ride. All of these will take you to the exquisite sceneries of the valley, allow you to savor the sights, smells, and tastes that the vineyards and the wineries have to offer from a one-of-a-kind and fun perspective.

For a more adventurous wine tour, why not take a hot air balloon ride? It will definitely bring Napa tours to a whole new, fresh, and exciting level! Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) has been providing hot air balloon rides to satisfied guests for over 40 years with its safe and thrilling balloon rides as well as hospitable service on the ground. The company allows you to take in unparalleled scenery of the Napa Valley that’s just waking up from its sleep — see the neat rows of vineyards, the lush hills and the valleys, and the occasional fog that envelops the scenery. Witness the light and feel the warmth of the sun that’s slowly rising from the horizon while enjoying the cool breeze at the same time!

Don’t let your moments in the sky go by without taking pictures of the gorgeous Napa scenery with your camera or smartphone. Taking selfies while flying up high in the hot air balloon basket is absolutely safe! Our pilots are extensively trained and will inform and even entertain you with their knowledge about the more interesting spots of the Valley.

After the flight, celebrate it with a fresh, seasonal buffet-style brunch with a glass of sparkling wine! You and the other guests will excitedly recount how amazing and breathtaking the flight has been, and wish that you could do it again in the future.

Balloons Above the Valley offers hot air balloon rides and winery tour package that will satisfy every traveler, whether they love wine or not.

Every first timer will most likely choose our basic Sunrise Balloon Flight and Brunch ($209 per person, with pre-flight breakfast included). For those who also want to take advantage of their holidays in Napa with a wine tour and a glorious hot air balloon ride, they may choose the Sunrise Balloon Flight – Champagne Brunch – Wine Tour ($608 for two guests).

Staying in San Francisco and wanting to explore the city outskirts with a taste of wine and a hot air balloon ride? Then the San Francisco Balloon & Wine Tour Package ($836 for two) will be the perfect package for you! For two days, you will be transported from the city to the other world — that is, a world where the best wines are made, the best views of the vineyards and the valleys are seen, and the best smells and tastes are savored.

Are you interested? Contact Balloons Above the Valley through our details: 707-253-2222 (direct line), 800-464-6824 (toll-free) or e-mail at info@balloonrides.com. Book now with Balloons Above the Valley to have the best experience of your Napa tour!

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