Hi, I am a wine buff from Argentina and will be in SF on business from Mon to Fri in early March. I would like go to the wine country all day saturday (Not sure if Napa or Sonoma is closer, although I'm leaning towards Sonoma for the type of wines...), spend the night at a hotel there, and then be back in SF in the early afternoon on Sunday to take my plane back home.
Question 1) I am not familiar with distances in SF... is my plan realistic?
Question 2) I don't want to take an off the shelf tour with large crowds because I am looking for a more personal experience, talk to the wine makers, taste wine properly, visit the serious producers, not the tourist traps. Perhaps with a very small group, but on a budget (if this is even possible). I've scanned most of the wine tours previous posts in this forum and apparently people recommend Extranomical and Max Napa Tours. If anyone has a better suggestion, could you let me know? Much appreciated!