“I want to rent a limo bus to go wine tasting in Napa.”
It’s a common request we hear from our amazing customers every single day. And that’s no surprise. Our great state of California produces more wine than any other state in the country, and the majority of it comes from the greater Napa Valley wine region, which encompasses Yountville, Rutherford, St. Helena and Calistoga, and also neighbors the sprawling vineyards in Sonoma.
And we haven’t even touched upon the Livermore region yet.
The label “Napa” has come to represent a very large and incredibly diverse wine region surrounding the San Francisco Bay Area. For wine lovers and fun seekers not too familiar with the ins and outs of wine country, picking an itinerary can be confusing. Did you know that it can take up to one hour just to drive from the tip of Napa to the wineries up in Calistoga? And that’s after a two-hour drive from San Francisco to Napa Valley. And when you’re ready to leave Calistoga, you could be looking at a three and a half hour drive back to San Francisco on a busy Saturday afternoon. So, that adds up to over six hours of driving during your wine tour. If your limo bus wine tour is departing from San Jose, expect even more time on board.
It’s easy to waste too many hours in the limo bus if you don’t have a wine tour strategy.
We have been taking customers on Napa wine tours for nearly a decade, and what we’ve learned is: never underestimate the convenience of Livermore wine tours. While we are confident that you will have a blast in your limo bus when you book with Executive Limo Bus, we want you to have enough time to get off the bus and experience wine tasting, too!
Here are some fun facts about Livermore Wine Country for you to consider when planning your Bay Area party bus wine tour.
- Livermore Valley is a one-hour drive from San Francisco.
- The greater Livermore Valley area is home to over 50 wineries spread across 5,000 acres.
- Sauvignon Blanc first put Livermore Valley on the global map in 1889, winning America’s first gold medal in Paris.
- Wineries in Livermore specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Viognier and more.
- The first vines were planted in Livermore Valley by Spanish missionaries in the 1760s.
- Different from the greater Napa Valley wine area, Livermore Valley is located on the eastern edge of the Bay Area, neighboring Pleasanton.
- Livermore Wine Country is generally understood to offer a more down-to-earth, relaxed wine tasting experience in family-operated tasting rooms.
- A few of the best Livermore Valley wineries to visit for wine tasting include: Crooked Vine Winery, Fenestra Winery, Concannon, Elliston Vineyards, Big White House Winery, McGrail Vineyards, Ruby Hill Winery and Rios-Lovell Estate Winery.
- If you opt for a party bus wine tour in Livermore, you can save time and money by reserving the SF limo bus for less hours and reducing your risk for going overtime.
For more information about Livermore Wine Country, visit lvwine.org.
If your group trip is leaving from San Jose or San Francisco, you will save a lot of time by booking your party bus wine tasting experience in Livermore Valley. Executive Limo Bus specializes in luxury limo buses for Bay Area wine tours, and we’ve been taking groups of all sizes to wine country for a decade. Whether you opt for Napa, Sonoma or Livermore, give us a call at (415) 741-2850 to discuss your custom itinerary and book your SF party bus wine tour today!