Once you decide to plan a vacation to the northern wine country regions of the Golden State, you immediately want to jump into wine tastings. With an array of boutique wineries and gorgeous vineyards, the fabled Napa Valley has all the makings of a unique journey. Transforming wine tastings into enjoyable adventures, The HB Experience has fashioned attractive wine tours. There is no better way for you to travel around to the finest wineries of Napa Valley and sample rare vintages of the renowned winemakers than a guided tour.
Our wine tours are more than just about tasting the local blends—we make sure that you get your fill of the wines’ histories, and get a look into the unique varietals. We design our tours with a wine lover’s preferences in mind.
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Wine novice or connoisseur, wherever you stand in your relationship with wine, we provide you with a fulfilling excursion.
Our long-standing collaboration with Napa Valley’s winemakers and vintners is our secret to unlocking the art of the best wine tours. Based on our high quality vacation rentals and the wine tasting tours in the concierge services menu, we have a thriving reputation amongst the locality’s winemakers and tourists.
Is it a fresh, rich Chardonnay, a light Pinot Noir, or a dark and savory Cabernet Sauvignon desire? Let us know.
We hold your taste and style in wines in high esteem when planning a wine tour, because it is our goal to make your wine country vacation the most perfect one. Our tour expert will make sure to take note of your partiality in local wines, customize a wine tour and take you through an exciting tasting experience!
In addition to comprehensively guided wine tours, our services also include private transportation for our guests. A vacation destination to the wine country can be quite tiring for wine enthusiasts, who want to get a head start on wine tastings. We incorporate comfort in our standards of services by arranging a stylish ride with a personal driver, so that you can sit back relax, and just wine.
The good life of Sonoma-Napa Wine Country welcomes you—fertile valleys, an ideal climate and unsurpassed beauty. Enjoy an afternoon sipping award-winning wines, pack a picnic or stop in at a local eatery and make a day of it. For suggestions of where to stop and dine, check out our AREA RECOMMENDATIONS. And if you want some help planning a personalized wine-tasting tour, our CONCIERGE SERVICES can help!
Alexander Valley is capable of growing a wide range of grape varieties but in recent years, the area has been noted for the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The alluvial soils of the region tend to impart a rich, chocolate note to the Cabernet. Other Alexander Valley varietals that have been gaining recognition include Chardonnay, Nebbiolo, and Sangiovese. The Chardonnay from this region is characterized by its rich, tropical fruits. Some experts, such as Jancis Robinson, have speculated that Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc may eventually prove themselves to be best suited to the climate and soils of the Alexander Valley.
According to the trade group Russian River Valley Winegrowers, 42 percent of the grapes harvested in the region are chardonnay, while 29 percent are Pinot Noir. While the region is predominately associated with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir hillside vineyard locations have shown success with other varieties such as Syrah and Zinfandel.
At the turn of the 20th century, Dry Creek Valley was one of California’s most prominent producers of Zinfandel. During Prohibition, much of the valley was converted to plum, pear and prune trees, and much of the fruit was processed by Sunsweet Growers in Healdsburg. Since the resurgence of wine grape production in the 1970s, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel have become the most planted varietals, and Dry Creek Valley AVA has become one of the state’s top Zinfandel producers. Sauvignon Blanc has become the most important white grape varietal produced in the valley.
The charming town of Healdsburg is a true wine enthusiast’s dream. Over 30 wineries represent more than seven appellations and showcase upwards of 20 wine varieties ALL within walking distance! This diverse showcase of award-winning wines makes downtown Healdsburg the premier Wine Country destination. Be green, park your car and walk the streets of downtown Healdsburg. Your experience will take you from a small production Pinot Noir house to a large production winery that is a household name, and everything in between.