My wife and I are spending a few days in SF after a couple of weeks in AK. We live near some great wine areas (Barossa Valley etc) and love drinking the stuff. We want to do a trip up to Sonoma and sample some of your great wines, have lunch etc while we're in SF, but don't want to drive ourselves nor get a bus tour. Got any recommendations for a limo service and/or driver? What sort of cost would we expect? How long is the drive from SF? We're staying near Union Square.
We have a preference for reds (we normally drink shiraz, but appreciate it's not big in the States) and to try new styles and varieties. We are quite conversant with wine tasting, wine making etc. Over here wine tasting is normally free, but I believe you pay for this. What's the protocol for your tastings? We'd probably get to 3 or 4 wineries (have done more in the past) in the day to stay reasonably couth. All input appreciated!