Calistoga Cool Wine Tour
After booking - what to expect
We'll work with you to determine an arrival time between 10:30 and 1:30. We'll answer any questions you may have, and get some add'l preferences from you. We'll also speak about lunch options so we can build in to your itinerary the correct location and time for you to enjoy your lunch (some choose a picnic at one of the wineries, but there are a couple yummy restaurants along the way as well - see below for more info).
Our goal with this tour is to keep it laid back and have all the details worked out for you. Upon check-in, we will spend ample time setting you up on bikes, create a detailed map with you and get you dialed with anything else you need.
A wristband will alert the host wineries that you're coming from the Calistoga Bikeshop and on the Cool Wine Tour, and they will hold any purchases you make and we will have them back at the shop by 5pm.
Each group we cater to has particular requests and questions - please give us a call to help you set up a unique adventure, whether for a corporate outing or a small group. You can plan on a half day adventure if you choose two tastings, or more of a full day with three.
As for lunch, we recommend a picnic in order to enjoy the flexibility that offers in terms of time, as well as the beauty of sitting at a winery for your meal. Calmart, Bella Bakery, and Palisades Eatery are all nearby and have great picnic options. However, if you'd rather have a sit-down meal, there are also a few restaurants along the route to enjoy a bite, and we allot more time in your schedule for a sit down meal.
Pricing: $109.99 including two tastings, and $129.99 including three tastings (+ tax, per person); call for group larger than 6 riders.
- The bikes that are including with the Cool Wine Tour Package are comfortable hybrids that are pictured below. They all come with insulated rear rack bags that will hold your personal gear and food, and easy to operate internal gear systems that makes operation as simple as can be. Many riders opt for Electric-Assist bikes - these can be upgraded to for just 45 dollars per tour - just make a note in your reservation, or mention this desire when you call.
- The distance for this tour can be customized as much as desired. It can be as little as 5 miles, and we also have customers that ride 30 or more - the average traveled is around 10-12 miles. The roads are mostly on flat quiet roads, and most people spend 4 to 5 hours on this tour for two tastings, and 6 to 7 hours with 3 tastings.
- Tasters participating must be at least 21 (folks under 21 can still join - they would just be charged for a bike rental and won't have a wrist band for tastings).
- Advance reservations highly recommended.
Local Wineries that we work with - all good Napa Valley wine, each unique in their approach and presentation.
Comfortable Hybrids for your Cool Wine Tour
Our Electra Townies and Cannondale sport hybrid bikes are perfect for a Cool Wine Tour. Or, upgrade to an Electric Assist Specialized Como.