Some of our favorite Bay Area Wineries Open during COVID. There’s light at the end of the tunnel…after four long months of the Shelter in Place order, we’re beginning to see a re-emergence of restaurants and wineries that are now prepared to start serving the public again. Although open only on a limited basis due to the unpredictable circumstances of the pandemic; a little Pinot and some normalcy could do us all some good, but certainly not without caution. Use this link to stay up top date on which wineries are currently open. All wineries and tasting rooms are open by appointment only, with modifications for social distancing and safety protocols in place. It’s important to remember that COVID-19 isn’t going to disappear overnight, so even though we are able to indulge in some of the luxuries we’ve grown accustomed to, we still must calculate the risks we choose to take and do our part to minimize contact with others.
Since wineries are open via appointment only, it’s a great place to gather with an intimate group, enjoy some fine wines and decompress, all while still maintaining social distancing and safety protocols. Wine tours are one of our most popular requests, and we love helping people relax and enjoy one of the Bay Area’s most treasured amenities. Wine country is best paired with a responsible and professional designated driver, allowing you and your group to fully soak in the beauty and craft of regional wines. It’s something that everyone should strive to try within their lifetime. Not to honk our own horn (pun intended), but we’re kind of wine tour “experts” over here at All In One Limousine. So we want to let you in on a few of the best wineries and tasting rooms in the region that you simply must try. Wineries are opening in Napa, Sonoma, Lodi, and Amador for outdoor tasting and full opening in August. We’re hoping that Livermore will also be opened by August.
First up on the list:
Sequoia Grove Vineyards
This family-owned winery was originally founded in 1979 in a 110-year old barn beneath a grove of Sequoia trees in Rutherford, Napa Valley. Sequoia Grove offers a stunning outdoor patio as well as a luxurious and inviting tasting room to enjoy wine and pairings.
One of All In One’s most appreciated wineries! Bougetz Cellars founder Thomas Bougetz creates uniquely exceptional wines made from only the best seasonal fresh fruits. With an array of tasting options, such as new release tastings, prominence reserve tastings, and a taste de jour form their library of wines, you can be sure that when you arrive with All In One Limousine you will be provided with a 5-star tasting experience.
SterlingVineyards is a regional landmark. Their groundbreaking wines are highly appraised and the estate is embellished with stunning architecture and mesmerizing landscape. In addition to being a wine country gem, Sterling Vineyards is also one of the only wineries that provide an aerial tram ride to their hilltop winery, making them one of the most outstanding and experiential wineries in Napa.
Classic. Sophisticated. Timeless. Domaine Carneros offers its guests an experience like no other. The chateau feels and looks like a palace fit for French royalty. This singular winery is best known for its small grower-producer traditional sparkling wine and its Pinot Noir. Make sure to add Domaine Carneros to your wine tour, enjoy the terrace or salon, and relish in the pure essence of the Northern California wine country.
Francis Ford Copolla
If you’re looking for a family-friendly weekend getaway, Francis Ford Copolla is perfect. Offering everything you need for a fun-packed weekend that the whole family can enjoy. Come up for the day to enjoy a tasting and stroll the pavilion or book a cabin for the weekend and enjoy the pavilion, retail, and luxurious swimming pools. This charming and lively winery offers a plethora of opportunities to relax and enjoy quality time with loved ones.
Viaggio Italian for “Journey”. This private estate provides a feeling of tranquility and classic elegance. Located on a 23-acre parcel in the heart of Lodi’s iconic wine country, the estate vineyards is easily accessible from both Highway 99 and I-5. Perfect for a day trip, indulge in their award-winning wine and stroll the expansive park-like lawns that meander along the serene Mokelumne River. To visit their website click here.
For more information about wineries opening in Livermore give us a call at 925-513-4175 and we’ll be happy to help you out with the details.
We are so fortunate to live in an area with such a diverse and abundant wine country. Locals and visitors alike, you don’t want to miss out on seeing and experiencing these magnificent estates! We’ve got plenty more suggestions, so give us a call today 925-513-4175 and we’ll set you up with the wine tour of your dreams! You can also visit our website at www.allinonelimos.com