Wine Country Activities - Central Coast, Napa and Sonoma
From fall Wine Grape Escapes to bottling your own custom blend, you can learn about wine and the Paso Robles wine region with First Crush
During Crush, First Crush takes you behind the scenes and into the vineyards and winery to experience at one of the most exciting and spectacular times of the year. You'll sip, pick, crush, stomp and even bottle premium Paso Robles wine which you can call your own.
You'll also meet growers and winemakers while getting in on the action at one of Wine Grape Escape Harvest Getaways, an exclusive, one-of-a-kind, wine experience.
Tastings are complimentary. First Crush is located behind the Silver Horse Vineyard & Winery at 2995 Pleasant Road in San Miguel. The winery is open Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment. They also year-round special events and classes. Wine lovers can become members of the "Crush Club," which includes two, two bottle allotments of reserve or wine club only wines and a gift per year.
Lot Wine Tours
We offer private, customized wine tours with local drivers who have invaluable contacts and knowledge of all the back roads and hidden places in the Wine Country.
Small Lot Wine Tours can focused on specific appellations in Napa and Sonoma where you can taste and compare wines from the same region. Wineries include Stags Leap, Sonoma Valley, Rutherford, Mt. Veeder, Alexander Valley and more. We have the resources for the avid collector or any other wine lover.
We take you to Napa and Sonoma's hidden gems based on your palate, price point and desired experience. Our drivers are wine professionals, who take great pride in the Wine Country.
We are fully licensed and insured to drive your personal or rental car. Hiring a driver not only eliminates a DUI, but you will have no need for maps/GPS, and you'll get a great wine education from someone who is passionate about the Wine Country.
All tasting fees included.
Tour the tradition Latin Wine Country from the comfort of your own home.
Vino Latino is a wine club that celebrates Latino vintners and winemakers within the United States via a wine club that ships twice per year.
We are excited to work with pioneers of the American wine industry such as Gustavo Brambila, the Robledo Family and Rafael Rios as well as the newcomers on the scene such as Leo Martinez and Trini Amador.
The American wine industry was built on the backs of Latinos, and now, after years of hard work, Latino vintners and winemakers are at the forefront of the wine industry.
Where they once toiled in the vineyards, they now own them and they now can claim the name �winemaker.�
They have taken their passion for family, land, and work and poured it into their wines. At Vino Latino we feature wine made with Latin Passion in the USA.
We ship wine via our wine club twice per year. These wines are sourced from small producers within the United States.
The smaller the better is what we believe in. With our 4-tier system, we find wines that are hand-crafted and produced in small lots that will fit into a variety of budgets.
We also believe in Quality not Quantity. One thing we've learned is that Quality is driven by a passion for the wine, Quantity is driven by a passion for money.
However, wineries focused on quality often don't have the money to advertise, they don't have the connections to get into stores, they don't have the time to facebook or twitter, so their awesome wines often go undiscovered. That's where we come in.
Through our wine club you are able to meet the "winery" in the comfort of your own home when that shipment arrives at your door.
Charles M. Schulz Museum - Santa Rosa
A round-headed boy named Charlie Brown, a security blanket and a five-cent psychiatrist are just some of the classics you will find when you visit the largest collection of Peanuts art work in the world.
Laugh at Schulz's original comic strips, learn about the art of cartooning and Schulz's role in its development, watch documentaries and animated Peanuts specials in the theatre and draw your own cartoons in the hands-on education room.
The Museum features changing exhibitions, re-creation of Schulz's art studio, outdoor gardens, holiday workshops and special events. Across the street you can enjoy Charles Schulz's ice skating arena, The Warm Puppy Cafe and Snoopy's Gift and Gallery.
The Charles M. Schulz Museum is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week (closed Tuesday in the winter) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Getaway Adventures is here to share in the wonder that is northern California's Wine Country. We aim to guide our guests, show them our favorite spots, share local secrets, and make new discoveries.
We want them to have fun, relax, learn about wine, take in the beautiful sights, and explore and discover the best of the best in Wine Country. Our hope is that our guests arrive as clients and leave as friends.
Napa River Adventures guided river cruises are aboard our luxurious, electric-motor launches, which comfortably seat up to 11 passengers. Seating is limousine-style and the wrap-around windows provide panoramic views from every seat.
Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic, beverages and snacks to enjoy during their Napa river cruise. Fun and relaxing Napa river tours in Napa Valley.
Open cockpit flying.
Presenting the finest Edutainment in the Napa Valley, the Napa Walking Tour is a 3 hour walking time machine that highlights the amazing history, architecture, wine and beer of beautiful Napa City.
1275 McKinstry Street
The lunch was beyond gourmet. On the day we traveled, we pounced on creamed asparagus soup and an entree. This was all after the appetizers we enjoyed earlier.
After the main course, Chef Macdonald's staff presented us with a choice of chocolate wedding cake or creme brulee. We all tried a bit of both and found neither lacking.
NorCal Skydiving's mission is to provide a professional customer-focused facility through which people can enjoy the beauty of Northern California while experiencing the thrill of a lifetime.
NorCal Skydiving's drop zone is an environment where a vibrant mixture of skydivers of all skill levels will converge to experience the sport for the first time, learn the skills it takes to make thousands of jumps, and teach each other the latest techniques in the sport.
Sonoma Canopy Tours
Nestled off the coast of Northern California and deep in the Redwood forest, Sonoma Canopy Tours is high adventure and completely unlike anything you've ever experienced. Come enjoy a two-and-a-half hour Guided eco-tour that includes 7 zip lines, 2 sky bridges, a majestic spiral staircase, an 80-foot rappel, and the unparalleled beauty of the world famous California Coastal Redwoods.
We will transport you from our parking lot to the Welcome Center in one of our electric vehicles. When you meet our Guides, they'll outfit you for an unforgettable experience soaring from tree to tree.
This is a way to experience nature that you never imagined. From panoramic forest views to thrillingly deep ravines, it's an adrenaline rush like no other, right in the heart of Sonoma County and 30 minutes west of Santa Rosa.
Sonoma Canopy Tours is a pre-scheduled program of Alliance Redwoods. This recreational activity is offered to both overnight and day use guests. It encompasses both educational and spiritual objectives. Alliance Redwoods has a long history of environmental education programs to public and private schools students since the 1980's, and has facilitated zipline, high ropes and challenge course elements since the 1970s. The Canopy Tour combines aspects of both experiences into this eco-tour.
SafariWest - Santa Rosa
Picture yourself among some of the world's most exotic creatures. Come close with giraffes, gazelles, zebras and many of the other 600 animals that inhabit the preserve. Take an exciting three hour, safari drive and explore the wildlife preserve, traveling first in an authentic safari vehicle and then a trek around the inner grounds.
It may not be Africa, but it's close. With animals roaming and running free outside your safari jeep, this safari escape is the closest it comes without requiring a passport.
The wildlife park is designed to give the animals the ability to interact and roam about freely, as well as engage our guests in a once in a life time experience. It's an African luxury safari in the wine country.
Sonoma Walking Tour
Since 2004, Historic Sonoma Tours has brought Sonoma's fascinating history to life by presenting Historian/Actor George Webber as the famous General Vallejo in what is much more than a regular walking tour.
More akin to a Performance Art piece, our walk helps the intellectually adventurous traveler understand and investigate Sonoma on a deeper level.
Tomales Bay Oyster Company
Be sure to come visit us at our farm and picnic location on Tomales Bay, just about an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge. We have a few picnic tables and barbecues ready for you to use. Please call if you need more information. 10 people per table only, one table per party. No parties over 10.