Napa & Sonoma

Yountville Food and Wine Tour in Napa

Napa & Sonoma, USA
Yountville Food and Wine Tour in NAPA
  • 3 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Treat yourself to a gourmet food and wine tour in Yountville, a small town in California's renowned Napa Valley. Yountville is home to a high concentration of Michelin–starred restaurants, and you stroll from one famous chef's restaurant to the next, tasting farm-to-table fare paired with delicious local wines. Includes 3-course lunch, food and wine tastings, and informative commentary from your guide. Group size is limited, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience.
  • Savor an array of wines and food on this all-inclusive tour
  • Visit restaurants opened and operated by celebrity chefs
  • Discover the essence of Yountville on a Napa walking tour
  • A small-group tour means a personalized experience

Sample Menu

Main

Bottega's signature dish - Raviolo

Potato pasta filled with farm hen egg yolk, ricotta and Swiss chard with truffled brown butter and sage, paired with rotating Italian red

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
  • Food tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities for guide are not included. Standard gratuity is 20%.

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • RH Yountville Restaurant
    6725 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, USA

    We will meet you right in front of the restaurant, or inside if weather is doing its thing!

Start time

10:45 AM

End point

  • The French Laundry Culinary Garden
    6639 Washington St #6601, Yountville, CA 94599, USA

    If you let us know ahead of time, we can call the trolly to pick you up at the end. You can either go over to Chandon winery afterwards (we recommend you make a reservation) or the trolly can bring you back to where you started.

What To Expect

Meet your guide at a central location in Yountville to start your gourmet food and walking tour.

Yountville boasts of an unusually high number of Michelin-rated restaurants in a pint-sized town, making it the perfect place for a gourmet food and walking tour. Expect to sit down at three restaurants for one course each, and enjoy samples at other renowned spots.

Begin your tastings in RH Yountville Restaurant and Bottega Napa Valley.

Next, enter V Market and Kollar Chocolates, where you watch the chocolatier creating handmade chocolates.

Then visit Chef Thomas Keller's La Calenda for more tastings before taking a short stroll to the French Laundry. Peek inside the kitchen of this celebrated restaurant, then go across the street to see their gardens. Among the lush greenery, sip your final wine varietal paired with Kollar Chocolates.

Your guide provides expert commentary throughout the tour, including fascinating stories about the wine, food, history, and chefs of Yountville.

Yountville (Pass By)

RH Yountville Restaurant

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The French Laundry (Pass By)

Bottega Napa Valley

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

V Marketplace (Pass By)

La Calenda

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Kollar Chocolates

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Van De Leur Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The French Laundry Culinary Garden

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Napa Valley (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Don_M
    Our tour guide, Nakito, was awesome! She was very knowledgeable & thoughtful! It was my daughter’s birthday & Mother’s Day & both were thoughtfully acknowledged. The walking tour was amazing with different ethnic restaurants for food & wine and stories about each one! Highly recommend this tour- the best.

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    Definitely worth the money
    Don_M, May 2024
    Our tour guide, Nakito, was awesome! She was very knowledgeable & thoughtful! It was my daughter’s birthday & Mother’s Day & both were thoughtfully acknowledged. The walking tour was amazing with different ethnic restaurants for food & wine and stories about each one! Highly recommend this tour- the best.
    Nice tour guide, overall average experience
    KYRA_H, Apr 2024
    The guide, Teresa, was friendly and knowledgeable. The food tasting portions were generous. However, the wine pairings were all non-California wines, which seemed odd. The final course (chocolates) included a 20 minute wine sales pitch which was a disappointing way to end the tour.
    Expected a lot more for the price!
    DEXTER_V, Oct 2023
    First let me say that the idea of this and the tour guide was wonderful! Thank you, Aniko! Honestly, if it was not for Aniko I would have given a 1 star! The value not so much! There were 10 of us, and each of the 3 places we went, there was only 1 bottle of wine shared between the group.. Not even close to enough for $230/person. That, and the wines were not special. For reference, a bottle of wine is 7 full glasses. Second, we had to share a lot of dishes and many of them were fillers. All good, but nothing to write home about. These were just dishes from the menu. Nothing special. We thought this was going to be something just for the tour but it was literally just sharing food (except we did get our own single fish taco). We just went to 3 different places and our guide ordered some things, shared a bottle of wine between 10 people and then went and did it again. My wife and I expected to have our own dish, at least, and our own real pour of wine. I think the price should be cut in half and/or the experience needs improvement.
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Dear Dexter, your review cuts deep and hurts me and us in more ways than you could ever know. It prompts me to read the other reviews so that I can take comfort in that 99% of our guests are very happy and complimentary. I also have to wonder what makes someone so upset that they would leave a review on more than one platform. Do you think we were maliciously out to get you? Cheat you somehow? My whole motivation in starting Gourmet Food & Wine Tours is to share what we love. I am sorry we cannot do that at cost for you. Everyone is promised a half glass and that is what we deliver at minimum. Sometimes our partners even pour more. Our food is high quality and there are literally no fillers. This tour can absolutely be done the way you imagine it, but not in the state of California or even popular towns across the USA. I bet they can pull off full courses in other countries with wine included at unknown restaurants. Yours were all famous and owned by celebrity chefs or listed in the Michelin Guide. So sorry.
    Great food and wine tour in our favorite Napa Valley town
    April_R, Apr 2023
    Aniko was an excellent guide/host for our food and wine tour. She shared a lot of interesting information about Yountville and the places we visited. It was a nice variety of food and drinks. Bottega was our favorite! Yountville is a great town to visit while in Napa. Quaint, small town with amazing dining options. Would definitely recommend this tour!
    Highly recommend for foodies!
    AlexandraE_P, Mar 2023
    Our guide Aniko was amazing!! Her passion for food and wine was out of this world! She had great stories about each of the places we visited. This tour gives you a wonderful taste of the beauty of Yountville! Highly recommend!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Thank you for sharing your experience with others who are looking to maximize pleasure and time through food and wine in Napa. Aniko is truly a gem and she guided you doing what she loves best on her birthday! We all appreciate you!
    Best tour in Napa!
    JCW, Oct 2022
    My friend and I had the BEST time. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The food and wine was excellent. Worth every penny. I highly recommend.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thank you for your enthusiastic review of our Yountville experience from Gourmet Food & Wine Tours! We so appreciate you taking the time to help ensure other discerning foodies, who travel, will consider us as a worthy option. Please join us in another of our Northern California Foodie destinations (Sonoma Plaza, Downtown Napa and Sausalito-directly across from San Francisco).
    Tour not as described on website.
    Debra_P, Oct 2022
    Our tour guide Aniko was amazing & deserves a five star rating. I have a three star for the tour for the following reasons as stated under “What to Expect” on your website: - we did not go to Bistro Jeantry - Did not get to see the chocolatier making chocolate, however the chocolates we tasted in the final pairing was amazing - we did not stop at Bouchon Bakery - We did not see the French Laundry Kitchen, but did enjoy the gardens
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Hi Debra, Thank you for your honesty and for clarifying. I really appreciate your details so much. Can you please email me and let me know where it still says Bistro Jeanty? Perhaps on a third party website vs. our own? Unfortunately, we have not been permitted to visit since the Pandemic/restaurant issues when we came back in 2021. Most times, you are able to view chocolate being made in Kollar...I will check to see if that has changed... also, since the scandal with the governor, The French Laundry no longer allows anyone without a reservation on the property that houses the restaurant. We did scrub any outdated information off of the Gourmet Food & Wine Tour website in 2021 as well as Trip Advisor's. I would appreciate if you can help us find where this false expectation is being set. We do think we have come up with a strong and successful experience, according to our recent reviews, but I can understand when your expectation was different and for that I apologize.
    Elizabeth was fantastic. ...
    RoseAnna_C, Aug 2022
    Elizabeth was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and personable. Loved this tour. I would recommend her and this tour highly.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thank you for sharing your experience with other Viator and Trip Advisor guests for Gourmet Food & Wine Tours who want to discover Yountville. We value your opinion and are grateful you took the time to give Elisabeth credit! We hope you will visit us in another of our Wine Country, Sausalito and soon Tennessee locations. In Gratitude, Renee
    A Must Do!
    Mary_A, Mar 2022
    I would highly recommend this tour. It encompassed so much and our tour guide Elizabeth was great. She was so knowledgeable.
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us and potential guests looking at Gourmet Food & Wine Tours in Yountville. Elisabeth is wonderful and so good at sharing her knowledge of all things wine and food in our area. Thank you for your business and your review. All the Best, Renee
    Amazing day
    paul_p, Aug 2021
    Wonderful experience all around Great food Great wine Incredibly knowledgeable guide and she was just great to chat with throughout the tour
    Response from Host, Aug 2021
    Thank you Paul, Elisabeth will appreciate your feedback of her guiding our Yountville experience for Gourmet Food & Wine Tours. She is a rock-star and we are lucky to have her. We are also grateful to have thoughtful guests like yourself who take the time to let others know they appreciated their time with us.
    Great tour and Viv was fantastic!
    Karen_K, Mar 2019
    The Yountville Food and Wine Tour was excellent! Viv was a wonderful hostess and guide and provided invaluable information, terrific wine and food pairings, and a fantastic time throughout the tour! Thank you, Viv!
    Vivian was our guide and was lovely...
    Evelyn F, Oct 2016
    Vivian was our guide and was lovely and very knowledgable. Enjoyed this one the best. Excellent.

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