Sip ‘n’ Safari
Most wine lovers don’t know they can pair an African safari with their favorite California varietals at Safari West in Sonoma County. Take a three-hour Winos and Rhinos Private Safari, where guests can see African wildlife in an enormous preserve, picnic on a hilltop with wines, and then enjoy a complimentary tasting at Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s tasting room in Alexander Valley.
Camp and Sample
Get up close and personal with the vines through Alta Colina’s Luxe Vineyard Camping during CWM. This Paso Robles winery offers exclusive glamping on their private campground with Tinker Tin’s vintage camper trailers. Guests can stay in a nostalgic trailer nestled within 31-acres of vineyard, enjoy special tastings, and book customized experiences.
Sip ‘n’ Zip
Take a Zipline and Wine Tasting Adventure with Margarita Adventures, where guests can tour the historic Santa Margarita Ranch in Paso Robles wine country. Wine lovers will learn about the ranch’s sustainable winegrowing practices, wildlife and role as part of California’s famed Mission Trail. Then embark on six distinct ziplines finishing with an 1,800-foot ride over the vineyard. Finish the day with a wine tasting excursion at the ranch’s Ancient Peaks Winery.
Fly and Flights
Specialized Aviation’s Winetasting Tours depart via helicopter from the Monterey coast to the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Guests can drink in beautiful views of the bay, agriculture and mountains, arriving like royalty at a premier winery for fine wine tasting and a comprehensive walking tour.
Tasting by Train
For those who prefer trains over automobiles, the Napa Valley Wine Train offers a variety of wine tasting journeys in the fall, such as the Gourmet Lunch Tour. Wine lovers can also enjoy other tours, such as Sunset Gourmet Dinner, Ambassador Winery Tour and more.