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Which wine tour should I take?
Usually this is where you are staying.
PROXIMITY: Most of our guests look to take whichever Join-in tour is closest to where they are staying. This minimizes travel time.
Our tours pick up from most lodging in the region of that tour.
Guests staying in other regions will drive in and meet the tour at a central location (exception: we are happy to pick up from most city of Napa lodging locations for either our Napa tour or our Sonoma tour)
WINE VARIETAL: Many different varietals are poured in each of the regions, but some are known for some in particular (noted below)
VIBE: All of the regions are very charming and picturesque, and while each has its own subtle characteristics, there are also many similarities. We find compelling smaller and family-owned wineries to visit, no matter which tour area you choose.
- Napa: Famed for dramatic scenery, with many vistas of rugged mountains and forested hills. Iconic wineries dot the landscape. Cabernet Sauvignons are among the world’s finest. Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay are also widely available here. Stag’s Leap, Rutherford, St. Helena, and Calistoga are all located here.
- Sonoma: Known for its rolling hills and rustic oak trees, along with a very charming town plaza, complete with one of California’s famed Franciscan missions. This area is most widely known for Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, though several other varietals are available. Glen Ellen and Kenwood are here, as well as the western side of Carneros.
- North Sonoma: Characterized by lush, gentle hills and charming country roads & bridges. The climate here is significantly influenced by the Pacific Ocean, which isn’t far away. Red Zinfandel is the wine for which this region is renowned, but local Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are celebrated as well. Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valley are located here.
- Suisun Valley: Tucked right over the ridge from the City of Napa, this emerging wine region is made up of rolling hills, an intimate valley, and the type of family farmhouse wineries that were most common in the Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley many years ago. The most celebrated grape varietal is Petit Sirah, but many others are also grown here.
NOTE: It’s common for folks to book tours in more than one region. If you’re going to be in the area for a couple of days or more, this might be a great option for you!
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NAPA & SONOMA VALLEYS
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