90% of the wine produced in the USA comes from California, which itself is the 4th largest producer of wine in the world. Another great reason to visit the Golden State!
The Wine Country regions are easily accessible from San Francisco either by car, or you might prefer to take a ferry and private coach to join the Napa Valley Wine Train. This promises a leisurely 3-hour journey aboard immaculately restored vintage rail cars as you sample both culinary delights and the local wines.
Wine tasting in California is less formal than many parts of the world and one of the reasons why wine tasting "virgins" like to visit this region. Here there is a casual, friendly, "hey, come in and sample with us" approach to the whole experience. Add to this the fact that the area as a whole is stunningly beautiful and includes some of the best restaurants in the whole of the state.
Northern California - The Great Outdoors
Coastal California & The Wine Country
Northern California Culinary Delight
California Wine Country
Helicopter and Wine Country Tour with lunch
Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour
Wine Country Half Day
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford