Napa/Sonoma bus trip from SF

Old Aug 9th, 2022, 02:56 AM
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Napa/Sonoma bus trip from SF

Hi, Iím wondering if anyone has recently taken a bus trip from San Francisco to Napa, Sonoma, or Russian River that they would recommend. Thereís only the two of us, so the private ones are a little pricey. We donít want to drive, as we both would be sampling. We are wine lovers, but this would be our first trip to California wine country.
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Old Aug 13th, 2022, 02:12 PM
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I donít know anything about bus trips, but I can recommend you visit the cute town of Healdsburg, in Sonoma. More family-owned vineyards around there. Not a pretentious area. Russian River is next door.

But, if itís your first trip to California wine country, you might want to see Napa. We prefer Sonoma, after being to Napa several times.
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Mobro, thank you very much for the advice! Much appreciated!
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Old Aug 14th, 2022, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by MoBro
I donít know anything about bus trips, but I can recommend you visit the cute town of Healdsburg, in Sonoma. More family-owned vineyards around there.
Not true. Plenty of family owned vineyards n Napa Valley and corporate owners in Sonoma County and Healdsburg.
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We enjoyed staying in St. Helena, nice small town with very good food and nearby wineries. Don’t know anything about buses and how you intend to get around without a car as things are quite spread out in the area between Napa and Healdsburg.

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Not true. Plenty of family owned vineyards n Napa Valley and corporate owners in Sonoma County and Healdsburg.
I didnít say there werenít any at all.
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Update

Hello, just updating for anyone with the same question. We did end up renting a car, and staying overnite in Healdsburg. Thank you again for that recommendation! The bus trips from SF only stopped at three, and we wanted to visit others. We stayed at the Fairview inn, which was very clean and affordable. We joined the chalk hill wine club, which has quite a few sister wineries in these areas, so more than paid for itself for us with the included complimentary tastings. Costeaux bakery was fabulous for breakfast and opens at 7:30
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Thanks for reporting back. We want to try that bakery next time we are in Healdsburg.
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Originally Posted by peppermintpatti
Hello, just updating for anyone with the same question. We did end up renting a car, and staying overnite in Healdsburg. Thank you again for that recommendation! The bus trips from SF only stopped at three, and we wanted to visit others. We stayed at the Fairview inn, which was very clean and affordable. We joined the chalk hill wine club, which has quite a few sister wineries in these areas, so more than paid for itself for us with the included complimentary tastings. Costeaux bakery was fabulous for breakfast and opens at 7:30
what was your itinerary? We are flying into SFO & want to visit wineries.
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