Discover the Magic of California Wine Country with Unique Experiences

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California wine country, renowned for its French-inspired chateaus, turreted castles, meticulously groomed vineyards, and majestic redwoods, invites visitors to explore the region through a novel lens. Here are 12 unique experiences that promise to create lasting memories for those seeking the road less traveled.

  1. Float Through the Sky on a Hot Air Balloon: Take in the breathtaking beauty of the rolling vineyards from a bird’s eye view with Napa Valley Aloft or Napa Valley Balloons. Delight in the whimsy of riding in a woven basket hitched to a colorfully patterned balloon. Choose from group trips or exclusive flights for two.
  2. Travel to Wineries in a Vintage Cable Car: Napa Valley Wine Trolley and Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley offer a nostalgic journey in authentic replicas of turn-of-the-century California streetcars. These all-day tours stop at premier wineries and include a gourmet picnic lunch. For an evening of historical elegance, consider booking a dinner reservation on the Napa Valley Wine Train.
  3. Horseback Ride Through Acres of Vineyards: Channel your inner adventurer by horseback riding through the Valley of the Moon, as Jack London once did. Triple Creek Horse Outfit offers guided rides through the state park that was once the famed author’s home. Trot by grapevines and through Redwood groves before enjoying a tasting at the nearby Benziger Family Winery. Sonoma Valley Trail Rides also provides horseback rides through local wineries, with or without tastings and dining. If you’re on the Napa Valley side, explore the offerings of Napa Valley Trail Rides.

Embark on these distinctive experiences to create a truly enchanting visit to California wine country, where every moment promises a unique and unforgettable adventure.