Napa Valley Wine Tour

Take nature's slant to a Napa Valley wine tour. Walk through vineyards and make a lasting connection with the growing of grapes. In a small group, Mr. Sloan introduces rocks, birds, flowers and trees, making a more informed and personal visit of Valley wineries. Learn the geology, flora and fauna of the many wine country habitats. Tours feature a multi-sensory, tactile technique that imprints the wine-making process for a lasting tour experience.

Napa Valley Vinyards with Wild Mustard in Spring
Napa Valley hills and vinyards with wild mustard

As we enjoy the valley's beauty and learn about how the natural environment and the vintner's art combine to create world-renowned wines, we'll be able to answer many of your questions about the wines produced in this unique valley.

Napa Valley Wine Cellar
Wine bottles aging in a Napa Valley winery cellar

  • Ask whether grapes for your favorite merlot, pinot or chardonnay grow better depending on the valley's many microclimates.

  • Find out the land and climate differences of the many wine-growing valleys.

  • Discover elements of vintners' choices in crafting award-winning wines from soil, weather, varietals, seasonal changes, elevation, etc.

All to inform your taste of the value of a poured wine, the product of the winery's farming and the vintner's making of wine.

A Napa Valley Vintner tasting wine
A vintner taps a wine barrel

Napa Valley Tour Details

1 hour from downtown San Francisco. Get an insider's knowledge of viticulture, Napa Valley history and the taste of fine wine. Explore the winery, champagnerie or portworks of your choice in this small custom wine tour (5 or less). Gourmet picnic, stunning nature scenes. (Tastings, picnic, refreshments, inclusive.)

8 hours: Daily, 9 am

$200 - Per Adult. (Dollar amounts for tours are listed simply as guidelines for the various A Day in Nature tours.)

$175 - Per Senior (60+), Per Child (12 or under)

Or, combine with Sonoma Valley tour for an all-day, two-valley wine tour.

Convenient, front-door pickup from downtown San Francisco hotels and nearby neighborhoods. Tours run in a sport utility vehicle. Binoculars, water & light refreshments supplied on the tour. Extra jackets, parkas, rain gear & hats available on the tour. Tours are never strenuous unless you insist! Fully licensed and insured.

We're sorry, but pets cannot accompany their owners on tours.

Contact Colin Sloan at A Day in Nature to book your tour, adayinnature@yahoo.com, (415) 673-0548.