Are you looking for Napa Valley wine tours or Napa Valley winery tours? We love a good look around some well-landscaped and historic winery as much as the next guy, but this week we’re talking wine tours. Here are our top three.
So, which of the many Napa Valley wine tours is right for you?
See it all, but on a budget: Platypus Wine Tours
With a “join-in” tour that hits four different wineries and a picnic lunch at one of them — for just $110 — Platypus takes the cake for the most budget-friendly Napa wine tour. And if a bus of strangers doesn’t sound very appealing (though it might be fun after a few glasses), they also offer private tours.
They’re also the balloon/wine tour people, by the way. If ground transportation isn’t your thing.
Friendly, fun, and personal: Napa Valley Wine Excursions Tours
If you really want to know more about the region, let Napa native Paul show you the world. His tours are all-inclusive when it comes to itinerary. You’ll only deal with him (no receptionists, no coordinating with a restaurant, and so on), and he’ll plan it all. Perfect for a couple who wants to take a closer look at the Napa Valley.
If you really want to live it up: Squire Livery Wine Tour
Squire Livery specializes in personalized tours for small groups. Choose your own wineries, or let the team choose for you. As they put it, “We can take you to wineries of your choosing, but we are particularly known for leading our clients to hidden gems with private tastings, often times with the winemaker or vintner.” We recommend that you take their advice. These guides know the ins and outs of the Napa Valley AVA better than almost anyone, and they’ll make sure you have a great meal at the end of it all too. Tours start at $95 per hour, with a six-hour minimum.
Will we see you in St. Helena soon? We hope so.