California Wine Tour

  • Monday, August 05, 2024
  • Sunday, August 11, 2024
  • 16



El Dorado Country Wine Tour

August 5-11, 2024


California's Sierra Foothills Wine Region lies on the western side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with some vineyards having been cultivated as early as the 1830's during the gold rush. The climate of the El Dorado Country foothills is suitable for some of the world's best wine grapes, including those from Bordeaux, the Rhone, Germany, Italy and Spain It is a hidden treasure among California wine area, with vineyards producing excellent wine varieties and styles. The region has over 70 distinct wine types and 100 plus wineries. The region was recognized as an American Vinicultural area in 1983 and continues to produce amazing wines. Whether you prefer the boldness of a rich red or the refreshing crispness of a white, these wineries have something to satisfy all. 

Tentative Agenda:

Day 1 - Fly from Orlando to Sacramento. Travel to Placerville with lodging at the Historic Cary House. Group dinner at the Main Street Tap House and Brewery.

Day 2 - Breakfast on your own. Bus departs at 9AM with a stop to buy lunch supplies at a Holiday Market Grocery Store & Deli to be used at a picnic at the 2nd winery. 11AM is our first tasting at Vino Noceto Winery. We then travel a short distance to Kamere Winery to enjoy lunch at the tables on site at the vineyard. At approx. 1PM we have a tasting of wines and champagne. 1:50 we load the bus to Andis Winery for a tasting after which we travel back to the hotel. Dinner on our own.

Day 3 - Breakfast on your own. The morning is free to enjoy the shops and sites of Historic Placerville. Lunch on our own. 1PM departure to travel to Mira Flores Winery for a 5 tasting (flight board). This winery is said to be like an Italian Villa. At 2:45 we head to Nello Olivo Winery approx. 20 minutes away. This winery will also have a flight board tasting as well as an attached Brewery. At 4:45 PM we travel back to the hotel. Dinner on your own.

Day 4 - Breakfast on your own. Hotel check out prior to a 10AM departure to Lodi. Lunch will be at the Dancing Fox Winery with a  wine tasting afterwards. 1:30 departure to Berghold Winery for a tasting. There is a fantastic gift shop to visit here. 3PM departure to San Francisco. Lodging is the Holiday Inn at Fisherman Wharf area.

Dinner on your own.

Day 5 - Breakfast included with hotel. 8AM departure to travel to Napa over the Golden Gate Bridge to the Castle Castello Diamorosa. We will have a private tour with a wine tasting afterwards. 11:45 we travel to Calistoga for lunch and free time. 2PM is a tasting at Sterling Winery. Here, we will take a gondola ride to the top of the mountain for a 360 viewing of the area. 4PM Departure to SF hotel. Dinner is on your own.

Day 6 - Breakfast included with hotel. Today we take a Van tour to Muir Wood National Park to view the old redwoods. Followed by lunch and free time in Sausalito. We will take the ferry ride back to SF. A group dinner is being planned for our last night.

Day 7 - Depart SF for Orlando

Tour Features and Inclusions:

·       Round trip airfare - Orlando to CA

·       Six-night Hotel Lodging

·       Bus Transportation

·       Some Breakfast, a Lunch with Wine tasting, 2 group Dinners

·       All winery Tasting Fees and a Private Wine tour in Napa

·       A tour of the Muir Woods National Park with a ferry ride back to San Francisco

Tour price, based on a minimum of 16 passengers*:

        $3,385 per person, double occupancy

        $4,135 per person, single supplement

This tour price includes an estimate for roundtrip air on Southwest Airlines.  Final airseat pricing should be available in late March 2024.

*Should the number of passengers drop below 16, the tour will be subject to re-costing.

Cancellation policy:

 Trip Application to March 1  no penalty
 March 2 to April 30  $150
 May 2 to June 1  $725
 After June 1   no refund

Trip payment schedule:

   *$500 deposit, along with trip application

   *March 15th Double occupancy $1500 (single add $500)

   *Final Payment due May 10th double $1385 (single $1635)

SCSTC Detailed Trip Cancellation Policy

Trip Registration:

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Space Coast Ski & Travel Club or SCSTC

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Space Coast Ski & Travel Club
P.O. BOX  372633
Satellite Beach, FL  32937

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Trip Leader: Linda Lindenberg

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