Sonoma Wine Tour Itinerary

Thursday, March 14, 2019

   8:00 am - 8:45 am   Check-in @ Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
   9:00am - 10:15am      Bus Travel to Buena Vista Winery
   10:30am – 12:30pm   Buena Vista Winery - Tour & Tasting
   12:30pm – 1:15pm    Lunch at Buena Vista Winery
   1:15pm – 1:30pm            Bus Travel to Ravenswood Winery
   1:30pm – 3:30pm    Ravenswood Winery – Wine Blending
   3:45pm – 5:00pm        Bus to Hyatt Regency Embarcadero


The tour heads northward from the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero over the Golden Gate Bridge into Sonoma County’s Wine Country and will lead us to two wineries near the town of Sonoma.

Our first stop will be at the historic Buena Vista Winery. Before there were vineyards in nearly every valley north of San Francisco, before Napa and Sonoma were household names, before there was a California wine world at all, there was Buena Vista.

Founded in 1857, Buena Vista is California’s first premium winery, and its history is as colorful as it is proud. Just outside the town of Sonoma, the original winery is now a California Historic Landmark, and home to Buena Vista Winery, Tasting Room, and Visitor’s Center.



After the tour & tasting, we will enjoy a wine country box lunch with cheese & charcuterie platters at Buena Vista Winery. If we are blessed with fine springtime weather, we will lunch in the outdoor courtyards. If inclement weather, we will lunch in one of the winery’s historic buildings.



A very short bus ride will bring us to our second stop, Ravenswood Winery.


Ravenswood Winery is known for their Zinfandel wines and red wine blends, and their moto “No Wimpy Wines”. We will be participating in Blending Seminar.

Blend Your Own Unwimpy Wine

Feel daring? Do you have an inborn sense for how to craft a classic, California field blend? Perhaps you’d like to learn the tricks of the trade?

We have just the place for the novice blender or the most seasoned wine drinker to learn the art of winemaking! You will create your own perfect mélange of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Carignane, then take your masterpiece home in a 375 ml bottle to impress your PMI friends and family!



Buena Vista Winery

18000 Old Winery Rd
Sonoma, California 95476

Ravenswood Winery

18701 Gehricke Road
Sonoma, California 95476