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Tours and Tastings

Sisterhood Direct's Guide to Visiting Wine Country

SIP and Shop

Located just 35 minutes from San Francisco, Viansa Sonoma is the perfect place to make your first stop. Perched on the summit of the Sonoma Valley, prepare yourself for miraculous views, vines, and anytime wines. Shop Sonoma inspired gifts, exciting vintage finds and picnic fare from the Marketplace. Toast with a glass of Viansa sparkling on the sunlit terrace, or call ahead for a private tasting of reserve wines in one of their idyllic mountainside Outlooks. The stunning views and wines at this historic winery will be sure to start your trip off in the right direction.

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Swanson Vineyards

This boutique winery located in the heart of the Rutherford District of Napa Valley has long been producing limited production, tiny batch wines made from intriguing varietals. Splurge for a wine, cheese and chocolate pairing in the Salon for $65 per person. Visit the Sip Shoppe and try Swanson Vineyards' Merlot, Pinot Grigio, and Cabernet Sauvignon with a daily surprise sip paired with warm pistachios.

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Clos Pegase Winery

Known for world-class wines and extraordinary hospitality on incredible grounds, Clos Pegase is also a great spot for photos. We recommend the Connoisseur Cave Tour & Tasting, a perfect way to enjoy the quintessential Napa Valley experience, complete with artisanal cheese, charcuterie and wine in some extraordinary wine caves.

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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen – Pioneer chef Cindy Pawlcyn's hotspot for wine country cuisine. We love the oysters bingo and the rabbit tostada.

Gott's Roadside – Napa's famous upscale roadside Diner. Burgers, shakes, beer, wine.

Solbar – Al fresco dining, great wine list; perfect for lunch or dinner after some hot springs or mud baths in Calistoga.


Spa Terra – Located in the Meritage Resort, this is a perfect place to book a spa package or have an organic facial.

Solage Spa – Ecologically conscious as well as opulent, this is a great spot for a mud bath or lounging by the pool.


Carneros Inn – a true splurge, the Carneros Inn has a choice of suites or cottages that are delightfully luxurious.

Bardessono – A boutique hotel right in downtown Yountville, which makes it a perfect location for stepping out to dinner at night.

Mount View Hotel & Spa – Stay here and you are in ideal walking distance of all that the charming town of Calistoga has to offer.