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Why Napa And Sonoma For Connoisseurs?

Here at Life of Riley, we’re sure you know the difference between your Bordeaux and Claret but now’s your chance to know your Syrah from your Shiraz on a tour of the finest vineyards in California. You don't need to be a connoisseur already, but you sure will be by the time you leave!
We’ve teamed up with Cox and Kings to bring you a five-day tour of the greatest wine-growing regions in the New World and chance to fraternise with the premier vintners and artisans in the region. As you journey from vineyard to olive grove to oyster farm, you’ll taste some of the best food America has to offer and develop a deeper understanding of the unique ecology that contributes to the success of California wine.

What Makes This Wine Tour Beat Its Competitors?

Let's start with a trip to the infamous Meadowood Estate complete with private tour and on-site tasting with the master Meadowood sommelier. Then it’s on to Napa for the first of many wine tastings at the best Napa wineries... where, under the glow of the California sun, you’ll indulge in a barrel tasting and enjoy a private appointment with a legendary winemaker. 
In Sonoma, you’ll visit the renowned Farmhouse Inn, whose Chardonnay is one of the most sought-after wines in the world, before visiting another white wine producer, this time for Pinot Noir and more Chardonnay. 
Finally, you’ll overload your taste buds on a private walking farm tour at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company before a private tour and tasting at Hog Island Oyster Farm before you depart for home. 
You’ll be chauffeured everywhere, so you can spit or swallow as much Shiraz, Chardonnay and Pinot as you like!

The Lowdown:

  • Private wine tastings at vineyards across Napa and Sonoma
  • Learn about Californian reds and whites
  • Tour an Oyster Farms and Cheese Company
  • Chauffeur-driver provided
  • Spit or swallow as much wine as you like!
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