“Legacy & Lifestyle” Napa Valley Wine Tour with Lunch

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Spark Experiences

The San Francisco Bay Area truly IS a world-class destination which so much to offer. With professional planning, you can easily hike among Redwood giants, explore salt water tide pools, taste fabulous wine and eat delicious international cuisine all in one day.

We are also one of the most open and inclusive metropolitan regions in the world, proudly celebrating our incredibly creative, diverse community.

We are proud to be a Female-owned and operated small business and a low-carbon footprint tour operator. We also work hard to be a responsible member of our community and fair partner to all our supplier-colleagues.

In the coming months we look forward to enhancing our portfolio of local experiences to include a greater diversity of outdoor naturalist programs. Our goal is the bring you the best of our state’s great outdoors in a way that is fun, informative, and above all- safe. Stay tuned!

  • Full Day/8 Hours
  • Small Group of 2-5 peoplePrivate
  • Napa Valley

Welcome to today’s Napa Valley where “Cab is King” and modern day royalty pursue their passion projects.

California’s viticulture heritage lies at the confluence of legacy and innovation. This is where the Old World rediscovered its creativity and founded a new wine culture that has quite literally “taken root” across the globe. Over 150 years later, tech giants, politicians and Hollywood moguls have invested billions to create a new cadre of Napa Valley wineries.

But don’t worry- despite all the fresh-blood and modern capital, our heritage is still very much intact, you just need to know exactly where to look. That’s where we shine… or shall we say “Spark”!

During our day together, we’ll go beyond the commodified big names and take you to what we believe to be the best wineries in Napa. We peel back the gimmicky labels to rediscover the history and authentic Napa Valley. We’ll reveal the foundations of our rich history, and then introduce you to all that is new and innovative in California’s wine scene.

Your health and safety are our top priority!

We’ve always prioritized cleanliness, but we are increasing our focus on disinfecting and sanitizing our vehicle. We clean our vehicle before and after every experience with nontoxic anti-microbial cleansers.

All Spark Experiences are designed with physical distancing in mind.

We comply with CDC and local Health Department best practices, including wearing masks and adhering to hand sanitizing policies.

Enjoy the benefits of private touring in the Tesla Model X, where we are able to provide you with the safest experience possible.

When you are ready to get out and explore, we are here ready to welcome you in style!

Your Sonoma County Wine Tour

Our first stop will be to a property you’ve probably never heard of before— unless you’re in the industry. This place flies under the radar of the tourist scene, but they are the “real-deal.” This esteemed winemaker is where professional buyers and collectors go to get their pedigreed big bold reds.Their classically structured cabernets are some of the most venerated in the business, frequently achieving near perfect scores in Wine Spectator. Their portfolio also includes several delicious whites, enough to please every palate.

Rich in history, this Napa Valley winery was founded in the 1880s. The founder is featured above the tasting bar— in HER fabulous hat and bustle! This woman was WELL ahead of her time. Her legacy of tenacity and grit held strong through Prohibition and tremendous changes in American culture. In 1976, it was among the best wineries selected to represent California in the Judgement of Paris blind taste test. —Remember the movie Bottleshock, where those brash young Americans thoroughly p*ssed off the French? Well, Napa Valley wineries proved their chops and California re-emerged onto the international wine map.

Our personal host will connect the dots to help us understand exactly what makes Napa so special in terms of history, culture & terroir. We’ll learn how to actually taste and appreciate fine wines with a unique side by side pairing technique. This fun, no pressure approach is all about enjoyment. Now is the perfect opportunity to ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about wine… before your wits start to get a little fuzzy!

Our next stop will fast-forward us to modern Napa Valley, where its all about warm hospitality and expanding the senses. As we turn the corner onto the palm tree lined drive, we enter California lifestyle at its best.

This gorgeous family owned vineyard showcases inviting contemporary architecture, organic produce and state of the art production facilities. We’ll look around the property and explore the modern process and science of winemaking, before sitting-back to soak up more liquid sunshine.

Weather permitting, you’ll continue your wine tasting journey with boutique vintages and craft olive oil on the gracious patio surrounded by stunning panoramic views of the Napa Valley. Our in-house chef treats you to a family-style spread of local delicacies, including meats, cheeses and produce harvested that morning from the organic garden below. Afterward, you may take a quiet stroll in the garden to smell the fragrant herbs as they warm in the afternoon sun.

Depending on the time (this is a relaxed, leisurely day after all), we may stop for more photos or gourmet shopping at the local market hall or Culinary Academy. You’ll probably want to bring home a taste of the best Napa Valley wineries to share with those who weren’t lucky enough to be a part of your entourage.

Remember to bring your dark glasses. If you aren’t a celebrity already, you may feel like one in your luxury chauffeured vehicle. Marvel in the gorgeous scenery, as we trace the Mayacamas Mountain and return home, relaxed and re-connected, having enjoyed a truly special day!

Your Spark Experience includes

  • Seated lunch and refreshments
  • Two full tasting flights per person (tasting fees included)
  • Personalized wine-tasting lesson and presentation about the history, science and passion of California wine-making (customized to your level of interest)
  • Roundtrip Luxury Transportation from your hotel or residence
  • A warm, friendly and knowledgeable professional guide to facilitate your experience
  • Narrated transportation to the Napa Valley
  • Photo stop at an iconic landmark along the way (optional)
  • Additional leisure stops for gourmet sampling and shopping as time allows

Your Sparks Experience

All Spark Experiences have always been, and will continue to be, 100% private— and ALL ABOUT YOU.

You will NEVER share the vehicle with anyone outside of your own party. This gives us the utmost flexibility with our time together, allowing us to tailor your day to you! Our goal is for you to have the most relaxed and impactful day possible — making the most of your valuable time and experiencing the best of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Please note

By state law, Napa wineries, Wine tasting and Napa Valley Wine Tours are limited to guests 21 years and older. If you’d like to include minor children, please contact us. We’ll happily customize an experience just for your family!

Properties are subject to change without advance notice. We partner with private working production facilities and real farms, so its possible certain experiences may be unavailable for reasons outside our control. Rest assured, in the incredibly rare instance that we cannot deliver the exact experience described on your preferred date, every effort will be made to offer you the best possible experience with a reasonable substitution. Our goal is always to show you a fantastic time and memories that will last a lifetime!

Price Includes

  • Tastings and fees for up to 4 adults
  • Lunch
  • Private Instruction
  • Customized Itinerary
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Chilled Beverages

Price Excludes

  • Additional meals and retail purchases not specified in the experience description