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    Wine & Food in Balance Seminar

    The perfect wine pairing can truly make or break a meal -- Let Judd's Hill Winery be your secret weapon at the next family dinner! Get the most out of your wine and favorite foods with Judd's Hill Winery Wine & Food in Balance Seminar. You'll enjoy a relaxing day at the Judd's Hill Winery learning how to pair their delicious wines with all different types of dishes. With the help of a friendly instructor, you'll learn the distinguishing characteristics of certain varietals and what type of food will bring out their unique flavors. In just one day, you'll feel confident in pairing wines with even the boldest of flavors. Don't let a terribly paired wine break your meal -- or your heart, again.
    Wine & Food in Balance Seminar

    2332 Silverado Trail, Napa

    • Enjoy a casual and fun day while learning to pair food and wine
    • Discover key characteristics of different varietals that will deepen your knowledge
    • Indulge in the wine and food tasting as your learn
    • Attain a sophisticated skill that will impress your friends and family at dinner parties
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    Ferry Building and Plaza Food Tour

    Awaken your senses and tickle your taste buds on this culinary journey through San Francisco's famous Ferry Building! Sample San Francisco's bounty of local, seasonally grown food products including meats, cheeses, breads and chocolates, on this two-hour tour that will delight foodies of all ages. You will meet your personal epicurean concierge in front of the Ferry Building Marketplace, which houses some of the most well-known food purveyors in San Francisco. The Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market are staples for the city's most talked-about chefs, and you will be guided through the market place to experience San Francisco as a local! You'll taste organic cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery, sample sourdough bread from ACME Bread Company, nibble on freshly made mortadella and enjoy the delicious house cured fennel salami produced by celebrity chef Chris Cosentino. Try fresh-baked fruit and vegetable tartlets from Frog Hollow Farm in nearby Brentwood, enjoy pickled vegetables from Happy Girl Kitchen; try the French macaroons from Miette Patisserie; and compare chocolates from Recchiuti Confections and Scharffen Berger. All tastings are included on this great-value tour, so be sure to work up an appetite! It's a mouthwatering excursion to culinary Utopia!
    Ferry Building and Plaza Food Tour

    1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Bldg, San Francisco

    • Experience San Francisco's historic Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Marketplace on a guided tour
    • Sample treats, meats, cheeses, breads and chocolates from local food purveyors and artisans
    • Get insider tips from knowledgeable locals and fellow foodies like yourself
    • Discover the quality and cultural diversity of San Francisco's artisanal food community
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    Nopa-Alamo Square Gourmet Food Tour

    Got a serious taste for culture? And food? Satisfy your sophisticated sensibilities during this 3-hour walking tour of NoPa/Alamo Square! This eclectic neighborhood is home to some of the best food in the city, and you'll find that out firsthand with seven different delicious stops. While destinations can change, the itinerary usually includes a sustainable fish taco with chile sauce and oranges, tamale hand pies with organic yellow corn crust, gourmet focaccia and california cheese, fresh baked whole wheat bread, salted caramel ice cream, an oatmeal raisin cookie (one of the city's best!), and a wine and cheese pairing. As you walk, your guide will also point out trendy galleries, boutique shops, and wine bars that are helping Nopa earn a name as a destination neighborhood. Better bring an appetite!
    Nopa-Alamo Square Gourmet Food Tour

    Panhandle near President McKinley statue, San Francisco

    • Get to know the Nopa-Alamo Square food scene during a 3-hour walking tour
    • Enjoy a range of tastings as you visit seven different eateries
    • Try fish tacos, fresh-made bread, tamale pies, ice cream, wine, and gourmet cheeses
    • Enjoy entertaining commentary on the neighborhood's history and culture
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    North Beach Pub Crawl

    Explore some of San Francisco's best bars on this pub crawl through the vibrant district of North Beach! You'll discover the legendary and sometimes-quirky watering holes that make the city's nightlife scene so unique. On this 2.5-hour small-group walking tour, stroll the streets of this festive neighborhood and taste local wine and beer. Don't miss the chance to end your day by the bay in true San Francisco style! Your San Francisco pub crawl begins at Vesuvio Café, a famous café that many literary geniuses used to frequent. Here you'll have ample time to enjoy an Anchor Steam Ale, which has been locally produced since 1896, or a glass of wine from California Wine Country. As you soak up the atmosphere of this bohemian hangout that inspired a generation of writers from the Beatnik generation, you'll see photos of influential actors, writers and authors on the wall.

    Next you will walk by a number of bars and sidewalk cafés, taking in the local flair and learning about the history of the neighborhood. You'll visit places such as an off-the-wall pub decorated with forgotten maritime trinkets and a bar that claims to be the city's oldest pub and hosts flourishing jazz performances.

    Later into the evening you can down an espresso in a traditional Italian café that plays classic jukebox music or even serenade the house at a local karaoke bar! With a maximum of 12 people, this small-group tour ensures a personal experience so you can get to know your fellow travelers as you wind through North Beach.

    Your tour will conclude in Washington Square, where you may continue exploring North Beach on your own. Walk to Coit Tower, take photos of Saints Peter and Paul Church or return to the sidewalk cafés in North Beach for dinner.
    North Beach Pub Crawl

    North Beach, San Francisco

    • Explore some of San Francisco's best bars on a pub crawl through the vibrant district of North Beach
    • Visit the past hangouts of many influential actors, writers, and authors
    • Sample a wide variety of local wines and beers, including the famous and historic Anchor Steam Ale
    • Experience firsthand what makes San Francisco's nightlife so unique
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    Napa Wine Tour (Yountville, Rutherford, St. Helena & Calistoga Hotels)

    Steeped in luxury, this trip will take you by Mercedes Sprinter limousine on a wine country joyride -- but not just any wine country. You're going to Napa Valley, home to some of the most famous and diverse vineyards in the world. Dynamic Wine Tours by Beau can pick you up from most hotels in Napa and will sweep you off your feet from the get-go with complimentary champagne to sip on while en route to the four boutique wineries you'll visit. Get to know your fellow wine enthusiasts as you wind your way through Napa's rolling hills and scenic landscape. Dynamic Wine Tours by Beau will keep each rider's preferences in mind when crafting the perfect, unique route for your tour. It's true -- no two tours by Dynamic Wine Tours by Beau are the same! Enjoy a picnic style catered lunch by Michelin recommended Girl & the Fig at one of the 4 boutique wineries. So what are you waiting for? Napa Valley is calling your name!
    Napa Wine Tour (Yountville, Rutherford, St. Helena & Calistoga Hotels)

    Hotel Pick Up, Napa

    • Take an informative, group luxury adventure to see and taste the living history of America's most unique wine region -- Napa Valley -- via limousine
    • Learn from expert tour guides who'll keep your wine preferences in mind when creating a semi-custom tour itinerary just for your group
    • Participate in tastings and get a thorough understanding of Wine Country from experienced guides
    • Enjoy a catered picnic lunch from one of Napa Valley's best farm-to-table restaurants, Girl & the Fig
    • Meet fellow wine-enthusiasts who are just like you
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    Jenner Coastal Kayak Tour

    Check out cute critters and build your biceps at the same time with this outdoor adventure tour! During a guided half-day experience, you'll kayak Wine Country's scenic Russian River in search of some of the area's more sought-after wildlife. Along the way, you'll enjoy a setting of rolling hills and pastures along either bank, and your guide will point out some of the more interesting flora. You'll also make a stop at Goat Rock Beach, where you'll enjoy a gourmet lunch that'll make you rethink PB&J picnics. A typical menu might include pesto pasta salad, fresh baked bread, exotic cheese, dessert, and more. But enough about food. Osprey nests, elusive snow egrets, blue heron, and harbor seals await your discovery, as you paddle to the best spots, including the mouth of the Russian River. Did that just seal the deal?
    Jenner Coastal Kayak Tour

    10400 CA-1, Jenner

    • Kayak the Russian River, cutting through California's Wine Country
    • Search for elusive and rare wildlife with your knowledgeable guide
    • Enjoy a riverside picnic lunch to fuel your sense of adventure
    • Indulge your adventurous side with an unforgettable experience on the waters
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    Bike and Kayak Wine Tour through Wine Country

    Experience California Wine Country on a fun-filled day in the picturesque rolling hills of the Alexander Valley. First, you'll bike along country roads, stopping for wine tastings and enjoying a delicious picnic lunch. Then, hop in a kayak and paddle down the scenic Russian River. The adventure takes place in Alexander Valley, an award-winning region known for its cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Meet your guide at Ragle Park in Sonoma County, where you will be outfitted with a bike and gear and taught the rules of the road by your professional guide. Then you'll head out into Wine Country, cycling through 7 miles (11 km) of easy terrain at a leisurely pace. As you pedal, your guide will point out local landmarks and explain the history of the wine region.

    You will visit two to three wineries for a tasting of fine wines, and stop for a picnic lunch of fresh salad, bread, cheese, seasonal fruits and dessert. After lunch, you may even have time for a game of bocce ball!

    Then, you'll hop in your kayak and paddle down the Russian River. Along the scenic river route, keep an eye out for native wildlife and hold on when you kayak through some small rapids.
    Bike and Kayak Wine Tour through Wine Country

    Ragle Ranch Regional Park, Sebastopol

    • Witness the beauty of California Wine Country's rolling hills and vineyards on a bike and kayak tour
    • Visit 2-3 vineyards in Alexander Valley, renowned for its cabernet sauvignon and merlot
    • Kayak down the scenic Russian River and its small rapids as you capture sights of native wildlife
    • Stop for a picnic lunch of fresh salad, bread, cheese, seasonal fruits and dessert
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    Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour with Lunch

    Travel by luxury van through wine country's gorgeous vineyard-covered hills, on this day-trip to Napa and Sonoma from San Francisco. You'll visit at least two top wineries, dine at a gourmet Sonoma restaurant, and toast to the end of your journey with some sparkling wine. Learn all about Napa's famous wine culture on this scenic, small-group tour which includes round-trip transport from San Francisco. With an intimate party size limited to 13 passengers, this is an unforgettable journey into wine country you won't want to miss. Relax on the 1-hour ride north to beautiful Sonoma Valley. Aboard a luxury van, your experienced guide will show you the best of California wine country during your day trip. You'll visit at least two of Sonoma Valley's top wineries and sample vintage wine in their tasting rooms. Learn all about the art of wine making as you sip a variety of fine wines and mingle with your small group. At midday, enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Plaza Bistro, a gourmet restaurant in Sonoma, before continuing to Napa Valley. A scenic ride to Domaine Chandon will offer stunning views of vineyard-studded hills. When you arrive, toast with a glass of bubbly at a specially reserved table and savor the last of your wine country tour. Wineries you may visit include Viansa Winery, Cline Cellars, Larson Family Winery, Homewood Winery and Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. At the end of the day, sit back and relax on the ride back to San Francisco.
    Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour with Lunch

    Financial District, San Francisco

    • Learn all about Napa and Sonoma's famous wine cultures on this scenic, small-group tour
    • Visit at least two top wineries and sample vintage wine in their tasting rooms
    • Appreciate the art of winemaking and sip a variety of fine wines
    • Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Plaza Bistro
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    Carneros Sip 'N Cycle

    This little cycle through wine country will leave you drunk on knowledge. And wine. If you've ever wanted to know more about winemaking, including the grape-growing process, this is the tour for you! You'll enjoy a leisurely spin through the hills of Carneros, a quiet, low traffic retreat just fifteen miles outside of Napa. This picturesque area abounds with small, family-owned wineries set amidst rolling hills... The perfect backdrop to get a little bit tipsy! You'll stop at some of these wineries to enjoy guided tastings, including a few of the Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that Carneros is known for, and even enjoy a picnic lunch to fuel the fun. Grape adventure awaits!
    Carneros Sip 'N Cycle

    6 Cuttings Wharf Rd, Napa

    • Partake in a cycling and wine-tasting adventure through Carneros
    • Explore small family-owned wineries and sample a range of delicious wines
    • Enjoy scenic hills and quiet roads that are home to sprawling vineyards
    • Intoxicate your mind and fuel your sense of adventure
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    Russian River Valley Biking & Wineries

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    Head out to the gorgeous Russian River Valley for a day of travel and tastings. You'll be set up with a bike and guided from winery to winery, where you can sample and buy delicious wares. Along the way, you'll stop for a delicious picnic lunch amongst the vineyards. If the rolling hills of the valley get to be too much for you, you can always ride along in the shuttle that accompanies your whole trip, just for the purpose of carrying purchased bottles and weary riders. And the best part is there's no need to feel guilty about spending the day drinking; you'll just work it off on your way to the next spot.
    Russian River Valley Biking & Wineries

    719 Commercial St., San Francisco

    • Explore the best wineries and beautiful landscape of Russian River Valley by bike
    • Pedal from winery to winery, stopping for a picnic lunch in the vineyards along the way
    • Store your purchased bottles in a shuttle, or take a break in there from cycling
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