Active Wine Adventures
Active Wine Adventures
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Active Wine Adventures offers unique, 5-Star-rated private tours for couples | small groups in Napa | Sonoma, with hotel pickup by SUV. We focus on smaller-production wineries for a more personalized experience. Choose your private, customized Wine Adventure: options include the Napa Roots Wine Tour, Cabernet Lovers Tour, and Howell Mountain Tour. Or take a Custom Wine Tour; we’ll customize a tour to match your tastes. We also offer Private Driver Service. On a Hike & Wine Tour, enjoy an outdoor adventure on an exciting, scenic guided hike. Then relax with wine tasting at a small-production winery. Art & Wine Tours take you on a creative journey; taste wine and view intriguing and inspiring art & sculpture collections while visiting wineries with an artistic theme. Elevated Hike & Wine Tours take Hike & Wine to the next level, with hikes in secluded wilderness areas and private wine tastings at exclusive, hidden wineries. Learn More | Book a Tour on our website, or call us today!
Napa, California

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Chantel G
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Booked the art & wine tour with Active Wine Adventures for my birthday celebration with my boyfriend and we had an amazing time! Loved that it was a private tour and Sorel really made it feel like a VIP experience. The car was very clean and he had safety shields up and sanitizer after every stop. We went to 2 beautiful wine tastings and had a really yummy lunch. It was hassle free because he set up everything for us and sent over the itinerary before our tour so we knew what was going on! We even had a little bit of extra time, during which he took us through Yountville to see some of their art walk. It was also a nice touch that he took photos of us during our tour and emailed them to me after. I highly recommend booking one of his tours if you're looking for an upscale experience in Napa for a reasonable price. I will be booking one of his other tours in the future!
Written April 14, 2021
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Thank you for the review, Chantel! Glad to know that you had an amazing time on your private Napa Art & Wine Tour. For visitors who enjoy both art and wine, we've created these creative adventures (Napa and Sonoma tours available) featuring private art collections and outdoor sculptures paired with wine tastings at exceptional wineries. We look forward to hosting you again on another tour!
Written April 15, 2021
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Anne P
Marion, IA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We had a great wine hike with Sorrel in the Jack London state park. In addition to knowledge about the wider region, he had lots of history and stories about Jack London to share. The hike was moderate to easy with just a couple hills to climb or come down. He took us to Salt and Stone in Kenwood for lunch which I would definitely recommend even if it is not part of your day with Active Wine. We then visited Loxton Cellars which is a small family winery where we tasted several wines and took home two bottles. It was a very personal visit with a short walk through the vineyard. Definitely recommend the wine hike to help offset all the fabulous food and wine one consumes while in Sonoma or Napa area.
Written July 17, 2021
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Anne, thank you for reviewing Active Wine Adventures! We're glad you had a fantastic day on your private Sonoma Hike & Wine Tour. It's a dynamic combination of hiking and wine, with a dash of colorful local history. We also offer other adventures throughout Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Cheers and see you next time!
Written July 29, 2021
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edwcossette
Dallas, TX99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
We had originally planned to do one of the hikes on St. Helena with Active Wine Adventures but we had to scrap it last minute due to weather. Fortunately, Sorel was quick on his feet and provided an alternative wine tasting itinerary that we enjoyed very much. Sorel took us to 3, small production, family owned wineries that were all fantastic.
Written March 13, 2021
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Thank you for the review, Edward! It was a pleasure hosting you on a private Napa Custom Wine Tour. Since we offer a variety of private excursions, we can offer fun, memorable wine adventures, with or without a guided hike!
Written March 14, 2021
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CRISTINA B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
I found Active Wine Adventures on a site about Napa Valley, while i was researching the area for a weekend gateway. The website listed this company as one of the best you can find, with a very knowledgeable tour guide and a great selection of wineries and amazing customer service.
From the moment I messaged Active Wine Adventures on their site, it was 5* service. Sorel, the owner, emailed me, reached out to me via phone and put together an amazing itinerary with great winery selections.
This was our first time in Napa Valley and it was difficult to make decisions, when we didn't know what we didn't know. The only things we were sure were the types of wines we liked, the budget and the fact that we would like to experience small, family owned and ran wineries. Sorel created an amazing Custom Wine experience, taking us to four wineries on the first day and three on the second day. We had an amazing time, tasting great wines, learning about wine, and the history of Napa. Sorel had his own professional camera and took pictures of our group at each winery to capture memories.
We wished we had more time, because there is so much to see and experience.
We definitely recommend Active Wine Adventures. We hope to go back and experience some of the other packages that Sorel is offering.
Written February 4, 2022
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Thank you so much for the great review, Cristina! We're happy that you had a fantastic time on your 2-day private Custom Wine Tour with Active Wine Adventures! Having personally visited over 250 wineries in Napa and Sonoma we can craft a unique personalized itinerary for each group of guests. It makes our day to know that we came up with experiences that were memorable and special for you, including off-the-beaten-path wineries. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
Written February 10, 2022
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Jozzie
New York City, NY15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
We had a lovely day with Sorrel on the Napa Hike & Wine tour#1. Sorel arrived in a stylish, clean and sanitized vehicle and accompanied us on a 5 mile hike to a beautiful lake. Along the way he provided us with interesting facts about everything from wildlife to wine. After the hike he drove us to a restaurant in downtown Napa where we enjoyed a delicious lunch ( lunch not included ). We ended our day wine tasting at a local family owned winery. It was a perfect day!
Written July 5, 2021
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Thank you for the review, Joanne! We're happy to know you had a fantastic experience on your private Hike & Wine Tour! We're excited to take guests on these unique excursions pairing scenic guided day hikes with lunch and wine tasting at small-production wineries.
Written July 10, 2021
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Diane F
WPB, Florida2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
My family, total 6 adults, hired Active Wine Adventures for 4 days of wine tastings in Napa and Sonoma. Sorel did a fabulous job of scheduling all 12 tastings and making sure that we were onto the next winery on time. The 12 wineries he selected for us were all small, family-owned wineries which we very much enjoyed! We loved the personalized feel/connection with the winery hosts. Several times the owner or winemaker were the ones who gave us the tour! Sorel also scheduled our lunches at delicious restaurants and again, made sure we stayed on schedule. Active Wine Adventures picks you up at your hotel and Sorel was on time every day. He was pleasant to be with, was a safe driver and shared a lot of history/stories with us about the area. I definitely recommend Active Wine Adventures and will be using them again on our next visit to Napa/Sonoma!
Written July 2, 2022
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Diane, thank you for the review! It was great being your guide/driver in Napa | Sonoma for 4 days of Wine Adventures and Custom Wine Tours. Happy to hear that you all had a fantastic experience! We focus on small-production, high-quality wineries that are also top-notch when it comes to hospitality. You were fun guests and we were excited to share many of our favorite wineries for your enjoyment.
Written July 4, 2022
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Chris C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
My wife and I had an amazing time with Sorel and Andy - definitely the highlight of the trip. After a beautiful hike around Lake Hennessey, we enjoyed a wine tasting and winery & vineyard tour nearby. I would 100% recommend to anyone who wants to take in the beautiful scenery of the area in addition to tasting some of its great wine!

Thanks Sorel!
Written October 11, 2021
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Thank you for the 5-Star review, Chris! It's a pleasure to guide guests such as yourselves who appreciate the unique combination of outdoor adventure, natural scenery and hidden gem wineries that we offer on our Elevated Hike & Wine Tours. Cheers and see you again soon!
Written October 13, 2021
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Stephanie S
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Active Wine Adventures owner Sorel Klein always provides a 5 star adventure! This was our second hike and wine tasting we've done with him and as always, he surpassed our expectations. This time, with our good friends in tow, we hiked Howell Mt for a few hours before lunch and vineyard visit to Summit Lake Vineyards. It was an amazing day with a moderately challenging hike and an intimate visit at the winery with the owner, Heather. This is a great way to spend a day, combining an activity with wonderful wine tasting. We highly recommend spending a day with Sorel and Active Wine Adventures!
Written October 22, 2021
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Thank you for the review, Stephanie! We really appreciate repeat customers. With the variety of tours we offer (from Hike & Wine Tours to Art & Wine, Custom Wine Tours and our new Wine Adventures) there is always a new Active Wine Adventure you can experience each time you visit Napa or Sonoma.
Written October 22, 2021
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Justine R
Lebanon, CT4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We booked Active Wine Adventures for a 1 day tour visiting 3 vineyards. We were blown away!!! Truly such a fantastic experience. From the beginning stages of planning, Sorel was quick at responding to emails, very easy to talk to on the phone, and patient as we filled out our paperwork. He planned a truly unforgettable day for us and we were smiling & laughing the entire time. He offers so many tour options and we cannot wait to book some of his other experiences next time we are in town. A+++ in our books. THANK YOU SOREL!!!
Written July 6, 2022
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You're very welcome, Justine! I'm happy that you had a fantastic time on your Custom Wine Tour! It was a pleasure meeting you both, and being your guide/driver to several small "hidden gem" wineries in the area. We'll be glad to welcome you back on a return trip!
Written July 8, 2022
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ScottsTrips
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Our group of 4 had a wonderful guided hike through Jack London State Park. Sorel, the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the park, the history, the nature around the park. Sorel has many years of experience in hiking through the areas himself and has used that experience to brighten his guests’ hike. The hike my group selected was to Jack London’s Beauty Ranch and then through the park to an ancient coastal redwood. The only thing more impressive than Sorel’s hospitality was the awesome magnitude of the ancient redwood. On that particular hike, we saw the ranch itself (closed at the time due to COVID), where you can see how Jack London might have written some of his works, the “pig palace” (Sorel will explain), the old winery and some of Jack London’s money making ventures that met with varying levels of success. This was an excellent and very fun and enjoyable way to spend a morning in the wine country. After working up an appetite, Sorel took us to a local gastropub (Palooza) which was quite good. Our friends got the poke nachos that stole the show. All-in-all a great trip, and a great getaway from the city or extension to a wine-country tour.

Special note: social distancing was closely observed, masks on, vehicle prepared with barriers and hand sanitizer before/after vehicle use. Likely due to the pandemic, there was no one else on the trail, so for us, it was a totally private tour!
Written September 18, 2020
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Scott, thank you for the review! It was a pleasure hosting your group on a private Sonoma Hike & Wine Tour #2! We're glad you all had a great time on this unique "hike, wine and history" tour in Sonoma Valley.
Written September 23, 2020
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