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Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

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San Francisco, United States
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Safety measures
icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Safety measures
icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Fly by helicopter from the San Francisco Bay Area to Wine Country during this tour. Enjoy views of the city, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Wine Country's rolling vineyards before touching down at one of the area's most prestigious wineries. Enjoy a guided tour of the property, tapas and a wine tasting. With your small group limited to 6 people, learn about the winery's world-class varietals and all the love and labor that goes into making the perfect cabernet. When your excursion is over, travel back to San Francisco by helicopter.
  • Enjoy a round-trip helicopter ride over San Francisco Bay and Wine Country
  • Visit a renowned winery for private wine tastings and tapas with a wine expert
  • Perfect for special occasions and people looking for a truly memorable Wine Country experience
  • Small-group tour limited to six people ensures a more intimate experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Take the shortest route with the most scenic views to wine country and back.
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Shuttle pickup and drop-off
30-minute narrated helicopter flight to and from Wine Country
Tour of vineyards
Wine pairings
Gratuities
Additional tastings

Departure Point

333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

250 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Following pickup at select San Francisco locations, board your vehicle for the short trip over the Golden Gate Bridge to the charming town of Sausalito. With your small group of 6 people, climb into your helicopter for a scenic flight over the San Francisco Bay up to Wine Country.

After landing either in Napa or Sonoma, meet your onsite guide for a wine and food pairing, sampling some of the best varietals that the winery has to offer along with seasonal food pairings. As you relax, enjoy sweeping views of the property and learn about the winemaking process.

After your time at the winery has finished, take the short drive back to your helicopter. Take flight and enjoy views of Marin, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge before landing back in Nob Hill, Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf. 

Please note: This tour is seasonal, and operates only from April to October. Depending on availability, your winery visit will be held either in Napa or Sonoma.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Bridge
See the Golden Gate Bridge from above.
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay
See the city skyline and San Francisco Bay from above.
Pass By:  
Alcatraz Island
See Alcatraz from above.
Stop At:  
Sonoma Valley
See Sonoma Valley in Wine Country by helicopter. Land in either Sonoma or Napa to enjoy a wine and food pairing at a renowned winery. Please note: Depending on availability, your winery visit will be held either in Napa or Sonoma.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Napa Valley
Land in either Napa or Sonoma to enjoy a wine and food pairing at a renowned winery. Please note: Depending on availability, your winery visit will be held either in Napa or Sonoma.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum of 4 passengers required per flight. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • All of the Bell Jet Helicopters are maintained by Bell Factory Approved Mechanics and are flown by Bell Trained, FAA- licensed pilots
  • Comfortable shoes and a extra layer of warm clothing are recommended
  • All items carried on board are subject to search. Large bags and backpacks are discouraged
  • Weather permitting. If seasonal fog obscures the view, tour route may be altered
  • Prior to your travel date, all passenger heights, weights and contact details MUST be advised. If you do not indicate this at the time of booking, you will be required to call the tour operator and advise them of this information directly. The contact details will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking
  • The weight restriction for this flight is 300 lbs (136 kg). All passengers must be able to properly use standard aircraft safety belts
  • All passengers must present a valid photo ID upon boarding the aircraft
  • All guests must be 21 years or older with valid photo ID
  • Other tastings (wine, chocolate, etc.) may be purchased at additional expense
  • If you have any dietary restrictions, please advise in the Special Requirements field at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Passengers with accessibility concerns (wheelchairs, service animals, etc.) must contact the operator prior to tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY San Francisco Helicopters, LLC

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Q:
Where is the departure point for the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
There are three pickup locations: Fisherman's Wharf at the Hotel Zephyr (250 Beach Street), Union Square at the Hilton Union Square (333 O'Farrell Street), or Nob Hill/Financial District at the Fairmont Hotel (front entrance on Mason Street.)
Apr 2021
Q:
Is there a minimum age to fly on the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
As this is a winery tour, all guests must be at least 21 years old.
Apr 2021
Q:
How do we know whether we will visit Napa or Sonoma during the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
Both winery locations offer amazing wines and pairings. The location visited is based on availability on the day of your flight. Unfortunately, there is no way to guarantee a specific location ahead of time.
Apr 2021
Q:
How long do we spend in Napa/Sonoma during the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
You will spend 1-1.5 hours at the vineyard.
Apr 2021
Q:
How many wines do we taste during the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
After landing in Wine Country, you will meet your onsite guide for a wine & food pairing experience, sampling five of the best varietals that the winery has to offer along with seasonal food pairings.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are the wine/food pairings included in the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
Yes - Wine tasting and food pairings are included in the tour price.
Apr 2021
Q:
What kind of food pairings can we expect during the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
Food pairings are served tapas-style and are typically small bites designed to bring out and enhance the aroma and flavor of the wine. They are not meant to be a full lunch.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I purchase wine to bring back from the vineyard during the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
Absolutely. You can either purchase wine to bring back with you on the helicopter or you can coordinate with the winery to ship your purchase straight to your home.
Apr 2021
Q:
How long is the actual flight time during the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
The flight is approximately 30 minutes in each direction. Please allow at least 3.5 to 4 hours total including pickup/drop-off.
Apr 2021
Q:
Do you accommodate seating requests on the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
Seating is determined using passenger weights to balance the aircraft. The local operator will make every effort to honor any seating requests, however, this cannot be guaranteed.
Apr 2021
Q:
What type of aircraft do you use for the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
This tour uses Bell Jet Helicopters, which are maintained by Bell Factory Approved Mechanics and are flown by Bell Trained, FAA licensed pilots.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is the helicopter capacity on the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
The Bell Jet helicopters can accommodate either 4 or six passengers.
Apr 2021
Q:
What do I need to bring with me for the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
You may bring a camera for photos of San Francisco and Northern California from above. Small purses/backpacks are okay but subject to search. Large bags and backpacks are prohibited.
Apr 2021
Q:
Do I need a photo ID for the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
Yes, each adult must have a photo ID, driver’s license with a picture, or passport.
Apr 2021
Q:
What happens if there is bad weather for the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
If seasonal fog obscures the view, the tour route may be altered. If the operator needs to cancel the flight for any reason, they will notify you to reschedule or receive a full refund.
Apr 2021
Q:
How should I dress for the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and an extra layer of warm clothing.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I take pictures with the helicopter before/after the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
Yes, there will be an opportunity to take photos with the helicopter either before or after your flight.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is the weight limit at check-in for the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
The weight restriction for this flight is 300lbs (136 kg). All passengers must be able to properly use standard aircraft safety belts.
Apr 2021
Q:
May I bring food/drink on board with me for the Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing?
A:
No food or drinks are allowed on the helicopters.
Apr 2021

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star-5
Breathtaking
gbb
, May 2021
Absolutely breathtaking! Highly recommend this tour...flying over the Golden Gate Bridge was incredible.
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Thanks for flying with us ! So happy you enjoyed your flight.
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star-5
A must do!
Diana W
, Nov 2019
Absolutely amazing experience! The helicopter tour was so amazing and a great way to see a lot of San Francisco in a short amount of time. The pilot was so informative through the whole flight. Then we landed at beautiful Ram's Gate Winery...wow! The wine tasting was the best we've been to! Amazing wine and the pairings were so unexpected but spot on. If ever in San Francisco again, this tour will be the first on our list.
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star-5
Best date ever!
kammtw
, Oct 2019
This tour was absolutely amazing. My girlfriend and I had an incredible time. The helicopter ride under and over the Golden Gate Bridge was spectacular, the pilot was funny and safe, and the wine pairings were wonderful. We had time for food, to purchase bottles to be sent back, and to take photos in front of the helicopter. My girlfriend got to fly the helicopter on the way back!
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This trip is absolutely fantastic. The...
Robert Ackerman
, Sep 2018
This trip is absolutely fantastic. The winery is beautiful with fantastic food and wine. The helicopter was out this world travelling under the Golden Gate bridge, over San Francisco and round Alcatraz. The pilot Brock was brilliant. Can't recommend this trip highly enough
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Beautiful vineyard, wonderful staff...
debhiebel
, Sep 2017
Beautiful vineyard, wonderful staff, great wine! Different vineyard than what was initially advertised but absolutely a gem and from other research better wine and a more beautiful venue.
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Fantastic service. Flight was...
Tom C
, Oct 2016
Fantastic service. Flight was amazing to totally worth it. Thought we'd be a little rushed as we had an hour at the winery, but in the end it was just enough time. PS Flying under The Golden Gate Bridge during fleet week was out of this world!
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I cannot recommend this experience...
Themartzies
, Sep 2016
I cannot recommend this experience enough. Our pilot was just as amazing as our views. We were serenated impromptu by one of the staff members at the winery and were served amazing food during the pairing. You will not regret booking this trip!
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This was an interesting visit for us...
dowdyjackson
, Aug 2016
This was an interesting visit for us because we didn't know much about the appropriate food pairings for wine and how the food and flavors can impact the taste of the wine. The flight was good, the pilot was great and the helicopter was clean and the headsets worked very well at dampening the cabin noise. We landed at Napa County airport and our pilot drove the van to the vineyard. Once at the vineyard we were met by our host who began to tell us about the vineyard and how food impacts the taste of the wine. We then sampled/tasted three types of food. We had a very small cheese sample, pate sample and a beef sample. It all tasted very good but this was NOT a lunch, as advertised in the description. This was the only disappointing thing about the visit, especially given the cost and the description. Our flight back was great and we were able to fly below and above the Golden gate bridge. We also saw Alactraz and Angel island, in addition to other landmarks our pilot pointed out. Overall it was a good visit but the title should be changed to state that this is not a lunch. In addition, a short walking tour of the vineyards would have been great.
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My wife and I took the wine pairing...
Chad A
, Jul 2016
My wife and I took the wine pairing / helicopter to Napa Valley. It was an amazing, fantastic tour - absolutely well worth it. We would highly recommend this tour without hesitation to anyone! Another item, Left my sunglasses on the van. We sincerely appreciate the effort taken to retrieve them
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The ride in helicopter was very...
Pierre L
, Jun 2016
The ride in helicopter was very nice...with the experience of flying under the Golden Gate which was really impressive. Th wine tasting was too short...not enough time to really enjoy it. Our host was really nice but the time allowed is really not enough even to have a look at the property. Globally the experience was nice that's why I would rate 4 but for those who really want to do wine tasting, choose another excursion !
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