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Luxury Tailor Made Travel

Tailor Made California: Wine Country


6 days

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

California’s wine country is justifiably renowned as a mecca for wine lovers, with some of North America’s most lauded varietals hailing from this region. Immerse yourself in this storied region on a journey that’s a complete feast for the senses, with delicious food and wine tastings combined with guided visits to sites of stunning natural beauty.

A&K Advantages

  • Sample the varietals of Napa Valley with a private, full-day guided tasting experience tailored to your palate
  • Enjoy a cooking class at Peju Vineyards, learning from a master chef and pairing your creation with a local wine
  • Cap your journey with a full day of wine tastings in Sonoma Valley, including a wine-paired gourmet lunch, surrounded by the vineyards
  • See one of America’s great natural wonders with a visit to the towering trees of the Armstrong Redwoods Reserve
  • Go behind the scenes at one of the oyster farms of the Tomales Bay oyster world, for a tour complete with oyster tastings

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive San Francisco, California
Day 2
Napa Valley | Farm to Table
Day 3
Napa Valley | Guided Wine Journey
Day 4
Sonoma Valley | A Day of Viticulture
Day 5
Sonoma Valley | Redwoods & Oysters
Day 6
Depart San Francisco

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
Arrive San Francisco, California

Arrive in San Francisco, where you meet your private driver for your transfer to Napa Valley and your accommodations. Enjoy the balance of the day at your leisure, perhaps taking advantage of the on-site pool or spa at Solage, before dinner at leisure on the terrace.

Solage, an Auberge Resort & Spa
Day 2
Napa Valley | Farm to Table

Relax on a leisurely morning, perhaps taking advantage of the amenities on offer at your hotel. In the early afternoon, meet your private driver-guide for the transfer to Peju Winery, where you join your host at the winery kitchen or at their al fresco wood-fired brick oven for a private, hands-on cooking lesson. Pick vegetables and herbs from their organic garden and learn special tips for making delicious farm-to-table, wine-country inspired meals — and for pairing your dish with the perfect varietal. In the late afternoon, visit the nearby charming town of St. Helena to browse its shops and galleries before returning to your accommodations for a relaxing evening at your leisure.

Solage, an Auberge Resort & Spa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Napa Valley | Guided Wine Journey

Internationally known as one of the world's greatest wine regions, Napa Valley has more than 45,000 acres of picturesque rolling hills planted with vineyards year-round, with several hundred wineries calling the valley home. Explore a carefully chosen few with your guide during a day of specially arranged private tastings at three outstanding wineries, selected to match your preferences and palate.

Solage, an Auberge Resort & Spa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
Sonoma Valley | A Day of Viticulture

After breakfast, set out on a day of exploration in the Sonoma Valley, which lies to the west of Napa Valley. Stop for a glass of “bubbly” at one of the best sparkling wine houses in the Carneros region, then continue to an award-winning shared wine-paired lunch in a beautiful Sonoma Valley setting, surrounded by vineyards. Finish your day with a visit to one of the award-winning Pinot Noir wineries for which Sonoma’s Russian River Valley is famed, and then arrive at your new accommodations by late afternoon. Relax and freshen up, then join the Inn’s sommelier for a private wine tasting. Afterward, enjoy dinner locally at your leisure, perhaps making reservations at your inn’s Michelin-starred restaurant.

The Farmhouse Inn
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5
Sonoma Valley | Redwoods & Oysters

After breakfast, join your private, certified naturalist-guide for a morning tour of the Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve. California’s redwoods are the tallest living things on earth — the tallest is more than 300 feet high. They’re also among the planet’s oldest life, with one in particular (known affectionately as Colonel Armstrong) dating back some 1,400 years. Listen as your private guide explains the complex ecology and fascinating history of the coastal redwood groves. After your walk, drive south through the rolling hills of Sonoma and Marin to Point Reyes Station for a dive deep into the heart of the Tomales Bay oyster world. Go behind the scenes on a private exploration of a local oyster farm to discover what goes into farming sustainable bivalves. Then, taste beautifully prepared oysters — raw, baked, barbecued and smoked — while taking in the gorgeous waterfront views. Return to your accommodations by mid-afternoon with the remainder your day at leisure.

The Farmhouse Inn
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6
Depart San Francisco

Drive to San Francisco for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Hot Air Balloon Flight

Marvel at the sweeping vistas of wine country as you set off on a private or shared hot air balloon ride.

Fine Dining Each Evening

No food-lover's journey to California would be complete without a sampling of the fine restaurants on offer throughout Napa and Sonoma Valley. Your A&K Travel Consultant can help you arrange reservations at top spots throughout your stay.


Pricing varies based on wineries selected. Contact A&K for additional details.

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