Your Journey to the Beautiful Napa and Sonoma Valleys beings here.
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The driver/tour guide Roman was great. The Wine Country tour far exceeded my expectations.
I thought it was going to be a large bus tour, it was not, the tour was just what I was looking for. It was very enjoyable and informative. We have recommended this tour to the folks that were on our SF trip that did not go, and now regret it.
The year 1848 also brought another great change to the territory of California; gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in the autumn, touching off a frenzy of gold fever that would infect the world. By late spring in 1849, thousands of gold seekers began to arrive in California. Those who arrived by ship came to the new thriving boomtown port of San Francisco. Since there was no gold in the immediate Sonoma area, the town, once an important outpost of California’s northern frontier, declined in importance. By 1850, based largely on the importance of its mineral wealth, California was admitted into the union and became a state.
The end of the gold rush saw many naively optimistic prospectors heading back home. Most would stay on to discover California’s true treasure: the land. As people turned back to traditional occupations and agriculture, Sonoma once again became a thriving town now infused with a steady stream of immigrants from around the world. Most of the new comers were European and many brought with them knowledge and traditions of winemaking from their place of origin. As these new and diverse peoples settled in Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley they naturally planted wine grapes on their farms and most people were engaged in making wine for home use, all contributing to the development of what would soon become the California wine country.
Tour prices do not include meals, lodging, or park entrance fees unless otherwise noted. We are not responsible for loss or damage of personal property on tours. We are not responsible for delays due to accidents, breakdowns, or adverse traffic and weather conditions on tours. We reserve the right to modify stops, vehicle, visits or activities based on weather conditions, group needs or conditions out of our control. We reserve the right to use other operators and/or subcontractors to operate all and any tours advertised. Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. Cancellations or changes must be made 72 hrs before trip departure to get partial refund. Cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $25 fee, whichever is greater.