Napa Valley and the Wine Country
While staying at the Washington Square Inn, you simply must visit some of the vineyards in the famed California wine country! Just a short drive and you will find yourself amidst many of the most famous wineries in the world. California’s wines account for over 90 percent of the production in North America, making it the world’s fourth largest producer. Visit the Napa Valley and Sonoma vineyards to experience both mass production facilities and the smaller boutique wineries that have become favorites of many San Francisco locals.
The Napa Valley wine region is most distinguished by its’ extraordinary range of appellations and wine styles, which range from rich red wines with soft tannins and intense fruit, to spicy zinfandels and rich creamy chardonnays.
The Sonoma Wine Region is north of San Francisco and to the west of the Napa Valley, close to the Pacific coast. Larger geographically than the Napa Valley, Sonoma is overall more quiet and has smaller wineries than Napa. The cooler climate with offshore breezes makes it ideal for growing more delicate grape varieties like Pinot Noir.
Once you cross the famed Golden Gate Bridge into the spectacular rolling hills populated with these historic and impressive destinations, the best tasting wines and most sought out vineyards are at your fingertips. Enjoy a tasting at any of the wineries and become a connoisseur of the most premium wines in the country. The tours are scenic, fun and informative entertainment to add to the memories of your San Francisco vacation.
After your day spent touring California’s vineyards and wineries and tasting their wares, return to the unique level of comfort you’ll experience at the Washington Square Inn. Our goal is to provide our guests with contemporary luxury in a European-style atmosphere. Enjoy gorgeous SF bed and breakfast lodging, a variety of excellent amenities and exemplary service at the Inn.
Photos at top from left to right: Napa Valley wine country and a couple enjoying dinner at one of the nearby San Francisco restaurants