What to do and see in Oakville, California (CA): The Best Wine Tours & Tastings

July 27, 2021 Merry Kessler

Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Napa Valley of Napa County, northern California.
Restaurants in Oakville

1. Private Wine Tour of Napa Valley or Sonoma Valley from San Francisco

Limousine in San Francisco
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Let a professional chauffeur wheel your Luxury SUV through the Napa or Sonoma wine country, and follow your own customized itinerary. You may arrange your own appointments at local wineries (tasting fees not included), or inquire about winery recommendations when scheduling the tour. Pricing is per group, based on a maximum of five people.

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off in San Francisco or East Bay, Private driver/guide, Transportation by 5-passenger Luxury SUV, All taxes, fees and handling charges, Fuel surcharge and PUC licensing fees, Gratuities (18% included), Bottled water and soft drinks

Exclusions: Wine-tasting fees (usually $15 - $40 per winery), Pickup or drop-off at South San Francisco or South Bay locations, Additional alcoholic drinks, Lunch

Reviewed By pamleann

Had a fantastic day. We enjoyed the scenery and commentary from our driver Diego. We were able to adjust the trip to what we wanted to see. The only catch to be aware of is that if there is traffic on the way home you will charged once you go over the 8 hours. We hit an accident and had to stop so we were charge an extra hour which was another $95 on top.

2. 6-Hour Private Wine Tasting Tour with Pre-Set Stops

Napa Luxury Coach
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Be picked up in a luxury private vehicle at your desired location and time. During this tour you will be visiting 2 to 4 wineries with one being a picnic lunch stop. Wineries and lunch stops may be customized by customer to fit their interests and needs. Enjoy, relax and taste world class wines.

Inclusions: Driver/guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Airbnb/Residence pickup and drop-off, Standard gratuity, Fuel surcharges

Exclusions: Wine tasting fees, Lunch expenses, Applicable bridge tolls and airport fees (if any)

Reviewed By T5211CSpatriciad

Alex designed a wonderful wine tasting itinerary. Each winery was unique and exclusive. Our driver was friendly and accommodating . He safely drove us on our tour and kept us on time. We will be back!

3. 8-Hour Private Sonoma or Napa Wine Tour with Concierge Service

Wine Nation Tours
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Enjoy the Beauty of Napa Valley and Sonoma. Taste Best Wines , the region has to offer. We'll plan the day for you, based on your wine and personal preferences. We'll do our best to accommodate your requests and build most joyful itinerary for your group. - We are unable to list all of the wineries on Viator. We'll discuss your preferences during customization. - If you are unsure of which wineries to visit, there are predetermined lists of our top picks available, and we can accommodate your specific desired wine type. - ALL TRAVELERS MUST CALL SUPPLIER TO BEGIN THE CUSTOMIZATION OF THE TOUR. Usual pick up times available: from Sonoma , Napa as early as 9:30am from San Francisco as early as 8:30 am - Some of the wineries , we frequently visit are in Tour Details, below. However, each group is different and we will make sure your day in Wine Country spent with joy and pleasure.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Bottle of Champagne or Wine with Each Booking., Private transportation, Available predetermined wine tour itineraries , Pre-travel consultation to plan and customize your group's itinerary and tour experience, Free Pick up in South Central Sonoma Only , Napa and Marin County

Exclusions: Lunch, Gratuity - Industry Standard 20%, Tastings at Wineries, Additional time past the first 8 hours , San Francisco Pick up and other areas - call for rate

Reviewed By zo_m995

Lonny was excellent! He was able to add some last minute reservations and recommend additional wineries. One of our faves was a place we weren’t planning to visit but he recommended. Friendly, great driver, go with the flow but professional.

4. 8-Hour Custom Private Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour

Wine Nation Tours
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5.0 based on 6 reviews

Enjoy the Beauty of Napa Valley and Sonoma. Taste Best Wines , the region has to offer. We'll plan the day for you, based on your wine and personal preferences. We'll do our best to accommodate your requests and build most joyful itinerary for your group. - We are unable to list all of the wineries on Viator. We'll discuss your preferences during customization. - If you are unsure of which wineries to visit, there are predetermined lists of our top picks available, and we can accommodate your specific desired wine type. - Usual pick up times available: from Sonoma , Napa as early as 9:30am from San Francisco as early as 8:30 am - Some of the wineries , we frequently visit are in Tour Details, below. However, each group is different and we will make sure your day in Wine Country spent with joy and pleasure. ALL TRAVELERS MUST CALL SUPPLIER TO BEGIN THE CUSTOMIZATION OF THE TOUR.

Inclusions: Free Pick up in South-Central Sonoma only, Napa and Marin County, Pre-travel consultation to plan and customize your group's itinerary and tour experience, Available predetermined wine tour itineraries , Optional group photograph service on the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bottle of Champagne or Wine with Each Booking., Bottled water, Private transportation

Exclusions: Additional time past the first 8 hours , San Francisco Pick up and other areas - call for rate, Tastings at Wineries, Gratuity - Industry Standard 20% , Lunch

Reviewed By daniellelS1847KJ

We had such an amazing time on our 8 hour wine tour. Our driver was very knowledgeable of the area and help us set our itinerary ahead of time. We we’re able to visit 5 wineries and was not rushed at all. Couldn’t have asked for a better Concierge service!

5. Private Tour in a 12 Passenger Mercedes Sprinter Limo Van

A Limo Excursion & Wine Tours
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You chose a few wineries you’d like to see & your anticipation grows. Or if you dare, we challenge you to allow us to choose a tour for you. We have 20+ years’ experience in the region & we’d like nothing more than to help you plan your tour from start to finish. We’ll guide you to family-owned wineries where you’ll hear from the owners about their production process & enjoy tastings & valley hospitality at each stop. You can even visit a beautiful castle & fabulous high-end wineries, each one will make your wine tasting experience memorable. Your tour generally consists of visiting 3-4 wineries & includes a lunch stop of your choice. We will be happy to make recommendations & reservations wherever you like. At 10:15 , We will start our educational tour at a Winery. The wine Tasting at a winery would be at 12 PM. At 1:30 PM, we will make a lunch stop. We will have 2 more tastings at 2:45 PM and 4:00 PM. At 5:30 - 6pm , we will return to the pickup location.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, All Fees and Taxes, Bottled water

Exclusions: Wine tasting fees

Reviewed By 736venkatm

Edward was our driver and was super friendly, polite and helpful. He provided a fun ride throughout the day. I would highly recommend A Limo Excursion and Wine Tours to anyone planning a day up in Napa.

6. Napa Valley Sidecar tours

Yountville, CA 94599, USA Rides by me
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We offer you a unique way of wine tasing that few have experienced. Seeing the wine country with the distinctive twist of Sidecars. Everyone loves Sidecars, so be prepared to trade smile and waves with complete strangers. The sidecar accommodates two passengers. We will take you to some of the most iconic, twisted and unforgettable place Sonoma has to offer for this wine tasing experience.

Inclusions: Lunch

Exclusions: Wine

Reviewed By HeatherDo98

Being a wine lover, this tour was a dream! Jerome was very knowledgeable and would 100% recommend. The sidecar was so cool and was totally a great ride, with some super cool helmets. This was such a beautiful way to see the vineyards and wine country.

7. Napa Valley Wine Tasting Bike Tour

6500 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, USA Napa Valley Bike Tours
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Experience the beauty of Napa Valley with all five senses on a guided bike tour visiting local wineries. Get out from behind the windshield, slow down and experience wine country from a whole new perspective - by bike! You'll join a small group, hosted by a knowledgeable, local tour guide who will enhance your education of the vine-to-bottle process. Guided groups ride at a relaxed pace, averaging just 3 to 6 miles of pedaling between winery visits. On the half-day bike tour, you'll visit two wineries and finish at ~2:00 p.m., leaving your afternoon free to explore Napa Valley.

Inclusions: Specialized City Bike (casual touring bike) & helmet; we get brand new bikes every year!, Tour guide, Van support, including wine-purchase pickup service, Bottled water, handlebar bag & gel seat cushion

Exclusions: Wine tasting fees ($30-50 at most wineries; fees may be waived with minimum purchase), Lunch: Note: wineries do not sell or serve food and do not allow visitors to bring outside food in, Gratuities

Reviewed By VTwelltravelled

Rather than combining a wine tasting and bike tour, we just rented bikes and did a great 17 mile loop around Napa - it was nice and flat (which was good since it was HOT) and the Specialized bikes were perfect for the job. Tim and Caitlin (I hope I got their names right) were SUPER helpful, did a great job setting up the bikes and gave us easy to read maps. They went above and beyond in making sure the bikes were set up properly and that we had water and guidance. Thank you both for a fantastic experience!

8. Napa Valley Wine Train: The Legacy Winery Full-Day Tour

Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559, USA Napa Valley Wine Train
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4.5 based on 68 reviews

A legacy is handed down over time, through family and tradition. And lots and lots of wine. Robert Mondavi. Charles Krug. V. Sattui. The legacy of these Italian families represents a combined winemaking history of more than 300 years. And some very fine vintages. Some say this is where it all began. And this is where your journey begins.

Inclusions: 4-Course Napa style meal, Coffee and/or Tea, Welcome taste of sparkling wine, 1-hour each, tour and tasting at Mondavi, Charles Krug and V. Sattui

Exclusions: Gratuities, Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase), Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Reviewed By xharenian

The trip itself was pretty exciting for the first half and then it got boring. The scenery isn't really great either if you're on the side viewing over the highway. The dinner option might have been better with the night view and the evening atmosphere and all that. My folks liked it anyway. I'd give it a better score when it comes to the memories one is able to retain from the trip. If you want to get discounts (seniors, military, etc.) you must book over the phone. I got screwed over on this because the reservationist failed to mention that fact and I booked online where discounts apparently don't apply. Credit card transactions can't be refunded after the fact so check up on the payment before proceeding.

9. Private Sonoma and Napa Wine Tour from San Francisco

Cardinal Transportation by Hansom
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This wine tour will take you to the best wineries in Sonoma and Napa County. Our years of experience in quality wine touring has allowed us to share the best kept secrets in value for those visiting the wine capital of California. Rest assured that you will experience a premium 8-hour wine tour experience at an incredible value and service for your group. Guests have the option of adding and customizing the list of wineries to visit as well. - We are unable to list all of the wineries on Viator. We'll discuss your preferences during customization. - On this wine tour, you can expect: • Exceptional service from our chauffeurs • Luxury sedan & SUV transport • Inexpensive wine tasting(s) (Please contact tour provider via email or phone call after booking a reservation to learn more!) • For group sizes larger than 7 persons, please contact supplier for specific details and changes per group size.

Inclusions: Available predetermined wine tour itineraries, Pre-travel consultation to plan and customize your group's itinerary and tour experience, 1 bottle of red or white wine , Water, Inexpensive Wine Tasting Options available (This list is provided separately ONLY after booking), Optional group photograph service on the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge, Pickup and drop-off from hotels/residences within a 15-mile radius of San Francisco, Up to 5 stops within 8 hours

Exclusions: Lunch, Guide, Gratuities (standard 20% gratuity charged on total gross amount after trip completion), Additional time past the first 8 hours , Airport pickup

Reviewed By JMB71679

We booked this private tour with Cardinal Transportation via Viator (Trip Advisor). We were told the SUV was sold out but the sedan was still available. Within 15 minutes of paying $399.50 and receiving email confirmation for our pick up at 9 am the next morning, I received a text message from an unknown number stating that they would not be able to service the tour for at least 48 hours. When I informed this person that would not work for us as we were leaving town in 48 hours the reply was "I'll see what I can do." I never heard back from this person again despite several text messages. I tried calling the phone but the voice mailbox was full and could not accept messages. I called the main phone number for Cardinal Transportation and left a message but never received any call back. A simple "Sorry we can't do it" would have been suffice but to not answer when the pick up time for the tour is within 12 hours is completely unacceptable. We (the customers) were stuck in the middle of your miscommunication with the third party booking agent ( Viator). If you could not accommodate us you should have told Viator that the tour was sold out and take it down from the website. Or perhaps a novel idea...answer someone's text message or phone call. This is terrible customer service. Upon reading other reviews about Cardinal Transportation, this seems to be their modus operandi. I would never recommend this company to anyone.

10. Private Sonoma and Napa Wine Tour Including Custom Concierge

Cardinal Transportation by Hansom
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4.3 based on 6 reviews

This wine tour will take you to the best wineries in Sonoma and Napa County. Our years of experience in quality wine touring has allowed us to share the best kept secrets in value for those visiting the wine capital of California. Rest assured that you will experience a premium 8 hour wine tour experience at an incredible value and service for your group. Guests have the option of adding and customizing the list of wineries to visit as well. - We are unable to list all of the wineries on Viator. We'll discuss your preferences during customization. - On this wine tour, you can expect: • Exceptional service from our chauffeurs • Luxury sedan & SUV transport • Inexpensive wine tasting(s) (Please contact tour provider via email or phone call after booking a reservation to learn more!) • For group sizes larger than 7 persons, please contact supplier for specific details and changes per group size.

Inclusions: 1 bottle of red or white wine, Pickup and drop-off from hotels/residences within a 15-mile radius of San Francisco, Pre-travel consultation to plan and customize your group's itinerary and tour experience, Available predetermined wine tour itineraries, Optional group photograph service on the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bottled water

Exclusions: Gratuities (standard 20% gratuity charged on total gross amount after trip completion), Lunch, Airport pickup, Additional time past the first 8 hours , Wine tasting fees

Reviewed By BosDVII

Dean was an exceptional guide and facilitator of tastings. He was also a wealth of knowledge regarding the history of the area, as well as current events. His recommendations for food were sublime.

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