Sonoma Wine Tasting & Redwoods Experience

Sonoma Wine Tasting & Redwoods Experience

Sonoma Vineyard

All-Inclusive | Small Group Sonoma Wine Tasting & Redwoods Tour

Our Sonoma escapes seat a max of 10 | Private tours are also available daily upon request

Year-Round | Mon, Wed, Fri | 7:30am – 6:30pm | $219 (see promo below)

Sonoma Wine CountryNestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Mayacamas Mountains, the scenery of Sonoma County is as spectacular as its wines. Spend the day exploring Sonoma with a naturalist guide, enjoying the rolling hills of wine country and dense forests of Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. After a walk among the redwoods, you’ll taste fine wine at three boutique wineries in the Russian River, Dry Creek or Alexander Valleys, and learn about the arts of viticulture and wine making!

How We’re Different

  • Our Sonoma winery partners are carefully selected to ensure a relaxing, intimate, and educational wine tasting experience. No big corporate wineries, no jostling for a spot at the bar – just great wines in exceptional settings.
  • We visit the Armstrong Redwoods reserve which has the same towering trees as Muir Woods with a fraction of the crowds! Guides are also allowed to enter the reserve and we’ll take you an interpretative nature walk to learn about these unique ecosystems.
  • Maximum group sizes of 10 ensure a personalized experience and access that you can’t get from a big bus tour
  • Locally-sourced lunches are included in the tour price along with all wine tastings, breakfast pastries, snacks, and refreshments throughout the day. We can also accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice.
  • Our guides are seasoned pros and craft each tour to the conditions of the day and interests of our guests. But don’t just take our word for it – read our reviews on TripAdvisor!
  • We pick-up at Downtown San Francisco hotels and transport you in comfortable Mercedes Sprinter vans

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  • Feel the fog roll over the Marin Headlands at a stop in the Golden Gate Recreation Area
  • Stroll under the gaze of massive redwood trees on a guided nature walk in Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
  • Taste fine wine at three boutique wineries in Sonoma’s Russian River, Dry Creek, or Alexander Valleys (tastings included). Possible wineries include Medlock Ames, Amista Vineyards, MacRostie, or Arista
  • Learn about the arts of wine making, viticulture, and wine tasting
  • Meet winemakers and hear how they crafted the wine in your glass
  • Travel through the stunning Sonoma countryside and hear the natural history of the local terroir
  • Enjoy a fresh, locally-sourced lunch (included in the price)


RedwoodsSpend the day exploring the redwoods, rolling hills, and placid vineyards of Sonoma County!

Start your morning with a stop in the Marin Headlands to take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. Then it’s off to Armstrong Woods to walk through redwood forests replete with enormous trees over 300 ft. high and more than 1,400 years old! Unlike Muir Woods, the Armstrong Reserve allows guides into the park, and still retains quiet corners, particularly on weekdays. Learn about the forest ecosystems that spring up in the shade of giant redwoods on an interpretive nature walk with your guide.

After a leisurely lunch, you’ll taste fine wine at Sonoma’s best boutique wineries. One of the defining features of the Sonoma County Wine Region is its variety. There are 16 distinct American Viticultural Areas in the county, growing more than 50 types of grapes, the most common being Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. You’ll sample a range of wines as your guide explains how climate and soil conditions produce distinct and delicious varietals. You’ll also learn tasting techniques used to identify the characteristics of a wine and heighten your tasting experience!

Our Sonoma winery partners are carefully selected to ensure a relaxing, intimate, and educational wine tasting experience. No big corporate wineries, no jostling for a spot at the bar – just great wines in exceptional settings. You will visit three of the following wineries:


Medlock Ames

"ImageMedlock Ames started with two friends who shared a love of wine and has transformed into a shining example of sustainable growing and harvesting in the region. The native oak woodlands and grasslands of this 336 acre farm provide a home to barn owls and hawks, which help protect crops from smaller wildlife. At the winery, you’ll learn how low-impact farming techniques and Bell Mountain wildlife work in harmony to produce a span of varietals from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir to Bordeaux Reserves.

Arista Winery

Image of the Back Garden at Arista WineryThe family owned Arista Winery believes in quality over quantity, and you can taste it! The complex soils of this Russian River Valley estate mix with the maritime influences of the Pacific Ocean to produce unique Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. Enjoy a glass (or two!) of Sonoma Valley’s staple varietals on this 36 acre estate with stunning mountain views.

MacRostie Winery and Vineyard

The sweeping Russian River Valley views of MacRostie Winery and Vineyard will pull you in, but their wines will leave you wanting more. MacRostie works with a variety of vineyards throughout Sonoma to produce wines specific to each terroir. The result is a diverse range of the valley’s highly acclaimed Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays at a single, breathtaking location.

Amista Vineyards

Amista WineryAmista’s bubbly reputation is built around a series of sparkling wines, including a sparkling Syrah which is fermented in-bottle like a French champagne. But the friendly energy extends to husband and wife owners, Mike and Vickie, and the whole staff. After all, “Amista” means “making friends” in Spanish, and you’ll feel like part of the community with a visit to this welcoming vineyard.


Lunch is included in the tour. Dietary needs can also be accommodated with advance notice. Private tours have the option of including Napa vineyards such as Italics Winegrowers and Hess Collection & Winery.


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You can also call us toll-free at (866) 203-7603!


One day not enough?

Enhance this experience by adding an extra day of wine tasting with a stay at the Farmhouse Inn in Forestville! Contact our escape artists to plan your perfect private trip.[/box]

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Sonoma Wine Tasting & Redwoods Experience

  • Activities | Guided nature walks, premium wine tasting and tours, and scenic sightseeing
  • Interests | Local & natural history, sustainability, ecology, geology, botany, viticulture, wine
  • Group Size | Maximum of 10
  • Inclusions
    • Pick-up and Drop-off at your Downtown San Francisco Hotel or the Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf at 555 North Point St. (see our pick-up zone here). There is some flexibility for private tour pick-up, please contact us to confirm.
    • Expert Escape Artist guide
    • Travel in Mercedes Sprinter Vans or SUVs
    • Locally sourced and/or organic lunch
    • Seasonal snacks and refreshments
    • All wine tasting fees
  • Difficulty | Beginner
  • Season | Year Round
  • All-Inclusive Rate | $219. Save 20% on tours departing from Sep 15 – Oct 31!
  • Private Tour Rate – Nov 1 – May 14 | $1100 for two, plus $100 per additional guest
  • Private Tour Rate – May 15 – Oct 31 | $1300 for two, plus $100 per additional guest
  • Age | 21+


Book Your Tour!
Request a Private Tour

You can also call us toll-free at (866) 203-7603!

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Escape Vehicle at Olympic National ParkEvergreen Escapes blends the best natural wonders, boutique wineries, and urban enchantments into small group day tours and private, custom escapes. We’re a small business with a Big Mission: to create positive change in the world by connecting people with places and nature. Our guides aren’t just naturalists, they’re Escape Artists.


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1. What should we wear/bring on our escape?

  • Because the weather can change often, we recommend wearing removable layers. We also suggest wearing good walking shoes so you can explore further at some of our stops. Finally, it’s always a good idea to bring sunglasses and a camera!  We provide reusable water bottles, along with other snacks and refreshments. You can also view our Pack and Prepare page for more information.


2. How strenuous is this? How much experience do I need to have?

  • All of our scheduled departures are meant for beginners (easy to moderate). Therefore, we try to cater our tours to all ability and interest levels, which depends on the group that day. If you are interested in a different level, we can also put together a private itinerary for you. Finally, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!


3. Can I have vegetarian/ special diet food?

  • Yes, please advise us if you have any food restrictions or requests. If we know in advance, we can accommodate vegetarian and lactose-free diets. We can also provide gluten free meals when given enough notice.


4. What is your Cancellation Policy?

5. Should I get Travel Insurance?

  • We suggest that you do. Travel insurance can be purchased to cover penalty costs if you need to cancel or change your travel plans (subject to approval of claim by the insurer). It also can provide medical and emergency protection, as well as some loss and delay coverage. Travel insurance can be purchased directly from Evergreen Escapes.

6. Should I tip my guide?

  • We take great pride in delivering memorable adventures for each and every client. As a result, sometimes our clients are inspired to show their appreciation in the form of a gratuity. While tips are not an expectation, our guides traditionally receive an amount consistent with the rest of the service industry in the U.S., somewhere between 10% and 20%.


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