Day 1 - San Francisco, California - Arrival Day
Day 2 - San Francisco, CA – Sonoma, CA
Pick up the rental car and leave San Francisco via the famous Golden Gate Bridge overlooking Sausalito. On the way to Sonoma you could cut over to Highway 1 along the coast and stop at Point Reyes Lighthouse and drive along the shallow, rocky inlet of Bodega Bay.
Day 3 - Sonoma, CA
Today you will experience four of the best wineries in Sonoma County. After pick-up from your hotel, you have the chance to learn about the wine production and see how grapes turn into wine. Enjoy wine tasting and explore the “hidden gems” of Sonoma County!
Day 4 - Sonoma, CA – Fort Bragg, CA
The route to Fort Bragg leads through Calistoga. Visit Old Faithful Geyser of California
with its rising steam and bubbling hot water pools. On the way to Mendocino you will
find the Golden Eye Winery. Taste their famous Pinot Noir or how about Zinfandel at
Edmeads Winery? The large variety of wineries along the way offers something for everybody’s
Day 5 - Fort Bragg, CA – Redding, CA
The wine trail leads today via Humboldt Redwoods State Park towards Eureka. Drive thru the famous tree along the way at Myers Flat. A stop at the Loleta Cheese Factory invites you to a tour, sample some of their cheese and enjoy a picnic in their botanical gardens. Continue to Redding and visit one of the local wineries.
Day 6 - Redding, CA – Grants Pass, OR
Depart from Redding via Lake Shasta to Grants Pass. In the evening, a rafting trip
through the picturesque Hellgate Canyon on Oregon’s Rogue River awaits. Enjoy wildlife viewing, a few splashes in the rapids and gourmet appetizers paired with local wine.
Day 7 - Grants Pass, OR - Roseburg, OR
Depart from Grant Pass in the Roseburg. On the way you have the chance to visit Crater Lake, a deep lake surrounded by high cliffs with its two picturesque islands and a violent volcanic past.
Day 8 - Roseburg, OR - Portland, OR
Today the journey continues on to Cottage Grove with its Covered Bridges and then via Eugene and Salem to Portland. Enjoy the variety of restaurants and bars that Portland has to offer at night.
Day 9 - Portland, OR
Just outside Just outside Portland lies the Willamette wine country
and on today’s half day exploration, a naturalist guide will enlighten about the area. You will be picked-up at the hotel and given information about the rich ecology of the region, while at each stop, you will dig a little deeper to explore the local winemaking history, the fine art of viticulture and Oregon’s commitment to sustainable farming
Day 10 - Portland, OR - Seattle, WA
Depart Portland to Seattle either via Mt. St. Helens, or via Mt. Rainier which are both active stratovolcanos.
Day 11 - Seattle, WA
Just outside Seattle lies Woodinville wine country, boasting nearly 100 wineries and tasting rooms. Enjoy a half-day tour and visit four award-winning wineries that deliver on elegance, but leave the pretense at the door. Meet winemakers, tour wineries and taste fine wine, while a guide gives a lesson in viticulture. You’ll clean your palate with local meats and cheeses. Day 12 - Seattle, WA - Departure Day Departure from Seattle or how about an extension to check out the Walla Walla wine area? The options are plentiful......