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Mar 30, 2011 05:45 PM

Need an Interesting/Fun Wine Tour

We are bringing our kids (7&9) to the wine country in April and I am looking for a wine tour that would be informative while interesting (nothing over 1 hr) for kids. I already have us scheduled for Coppola bottling tour and looking for another wine tour (one wine tour per day is our goal).

We are spending the night in Healdsburg after our Coppola tour and planning to head to Santa Rosa to visit Russian River brewery the next day. Our next night will be in Napa so any tour between these 3 points (Healdsburg-SR-Napa) would work.

I read that Cornerstone Gardens would be good. Also my husband and I have been on Frog's Leap which would be our default choice if nothing better gets suggested. Schramsberg would have been good since it visit the caves but it is 21 and over only.

Thanks for the help.

Cornerstone Gardens
23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA

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  1. Also we are going to visit on Sat (not a great day) so having a tour that requires a reservation would be better. Also just read FL only has tours M-F so I don't have a default winery. Also I am not interested in Sterling (tram ride is too short for the money).

    1. Do your kids like castles otherwise not recommended.

      1. Websites don't say anything about age but I would still call and find out...

        Chappellet - A friend of mine went with her 10 yr. old & said they were very nice...beautiful location on Pritchard Hill. 90 min. visit though.

        Dutch Henry - wines, olive oil tasting & picnic grounds with bocce ball court.

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        1. The Benziger tram tour seems like a natural choice-good wines, careful land stewardship and a tram :-)

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          1. try one of the sparkling wines tours are under 1 hour and the process is very interesting
            I have tried Domaine Carneros, very cool tour and Gloria Ferrer

            The sparkling wine process has the first part of the white wine plus the second fermentation process and the bottle arrangements and movements. If you can go on a week day you can even see how they freeze the bottle and cork it

            Domaine Carneros

            Gloria Ferrer

            Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves
            23555 Carneros Highway, Sonoma, CA

            Domaine Carneros
            1240 Duhig Rd, Napa, CA