Upon booking your tour, Cardinal Tour Concierge will reach out to your group and set up the details for the wine tour and horseback riding options.
The details that concierge will go over with you consist of the following: Pick up time, preferred pick up location (if not your hotel or residence listed), picking your horseback trail and winery choices based on your groups preferences in wine type and venue.
Your designated chauffeur will arrive at the time you and your group select upon on booking and contact with Cardinal's concierge service.
From your hotel in San Francisco, your driver will whisk you away and up North to Sonoma County, where your group will get to spend anywhere from 20 minutes to 90 minutes on horseback in Russian River Valley.
Once being dropped off at the ranch, your group will be greeted by the ranch staff and operators, who will then take you through all preliminary safety briefings and tutorials before letting your group gets geared up and ready to ride. Your group will get to enjoy your pre-selected scenic trail of valleys lakes and mountains.
Your driver will be awaiting your return at the end of the horseback riding. Upon text or phone call, your driver will be ready in just moments to great your group and present our company gift bottle of champagne to enjoy a toast in the Ranch lot before taking off to take your group's first winery stop: Francis Ford Coppola Estate. FFC estate is a gorgeous property in Geyserville etched into the green hills of the valley. You'll certainly notice the brilliant oxidized copper pointed roofs of the estate as you drive through the entrance. This winery offers multiple tasting rooms, as well as a restaurant with outdoor seating overlooking the valley and vineyard. Dont forget to check out their museum of replica pieces from Coppola's famous movies!
From Coppola, your driver will take you to Downtown Healdsburg for a bite to eat. There are dozens of excellent restaurants to choose from in between your wine tastings! When your group finishes you'll have time to check out some stores and boutique tasting rooms, before your driver takes you Geyser Peak Winery.
Once finishing lunch, your driver will take you to Geyser Peak Winery just down the road. Geyser Peak offers a quiet and intimate tasting, just outside of the busy downtown of Healdsburg. Once your group finishes their tasting, the driver will take you back to San Francisco.
Don't forget to take your bottle of red or white wine that your chauffeur presents to you upon arriving back at your hotel/residence.
(This itinerary of wineries presented above is just one of many prepackaged routes that have complimentary tastings for guests. We also have available lists of wineries with contingent complimentary tastings or in other words: complimentary wine tastings upon purchase of $15-$25 bottle of wine.)