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Napa Food Tour

Napa Valley, CA
 

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Experience the first walking food tour in Napa's Wine Country and see why California cuisine is just as sought after as its wine!

  • Your friendly and knowledgeable guides have been featured in USA Today, SF Weekly, The Daily Candy San Francisco and The Wall Street Journal
  • Explore revitalized downtown Napa and learn about the history of the beautiful riverfront town
  • Delight your taste buds with delicious food tastings and a wine sampling from 7 local proprietors and restaurants

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Experience the first walking food tour in Napa's Wine Country and see why California cuisine is just as sought after as its wine!

  • Your friendly and knowledgeable guides have been featured in USA Today, SF Weekly, The Daily Candy San Francisco and The Wall Street Journal
  • Explore revitalized downtown Napa and learn about the history of the beautiful riverfront town
  • Delight your taste buds with delicious food tastings and a wine sampling from 7 local proprietors and restaurants
Location
Napa, CA
Availability:

April - October:
Fridays & Sundays - 10:30 AM

November - March:
Sundays - 10:30 AM

Booking Information
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.

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    There is more to Napa than just wine tasting! Welcome to the first culinary tour in Wine Country, for those who know that California cuisine is just as sought after as its wine.

    This tour will delight your taste buds as you explore revitalized downtown Napa with fellow foodies. You'll learn the fascinating history of this beautiful riverfront town, one where celebrity chefs intermingle with organic farmers and boutique winemakers.

    Your tour will begin at the new Oxbow Market, where a seasonal bounty of California specialty foods and produce awaits you. Your tour will cross the Napa River and visit 19th century historic buildings that weathered Prohibition to showcase the latest trends in California food and wine.

    You'll leave your tour with a carefully curated list of Wine Country restaurant recommendations and recipes for your next meal.

    Taste a wide variety of gourmet foods which may include (subject to change):

    • A sublime, seasonal selection of the best Californian artisan cheeses
    • Breakfast tacos from an innovative and sustainable tacqueria
    • Artisan salumi from the "first couple of charcuterie" and organic bread
    • Sought after tastes from a historic multi-winery tasting room
    • Award-winning California extra-virgin olive oil
    • Mediterranean appetizers and a local craft beer
    • Wine infused chocolates, brittle and ice cream from local brother/sister chocolatiers
    Essential Information
    • Participants must be over 21 and have a valid ID to consume the wine tastings
    • Participants are encouraged to bring water in a refillable bottle for the tour
    • Gratuity for your tour guide is not included but is appreciated if you enjoy the tour
    • Participants will be required to walk approximately 1 mile on a relatively flat route
    • Tours require a minimum of 4 participants to run
    Duration
    3 hours
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    You may be accompanied by up to 12 people on the tour.
    Spectators
    This experience is only for those on the tour.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is not weather dependent and is held rain or shine. It is recommended to bring an umbrella and dress appropriately for weather conditions. Always contact your experience provider with any questions regarding weather.
    What To Wear
    Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for walking and weather conditions.
    Booking Information
    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
    Cancellation Policy
    Once you have scheduled a date and have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final and no rescheduling or cancellations will be allowed.
    Are the tours good for San Francisco natives?
    Definitely!  Locals have a great time on this tour and often attend when family or friends are in town, or when celebrating a special occasion.  You'll visit off-beaten path shops and restaurants and learn new things about your city.
    What if I have dietary restrictions, am vegitarian, vegan...?
    Let us know at the time of booking and remind your tour guide again at the start of your tour. Best efforts will be made to make appropriate substitutions when available.
    Are cameras allowed?
    Absolutely! Guests are encouraged to take plenty of pictures!
    How hard is the walk?
    The tour will span roughly 1 mile, so participants should be comfortable walking at a leisurely pace. There are no major hills on the tour route.
    Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
    Yes, please let us know when booking your tour if you will have a wheelchair.
    What happens if it rains?
    Tours are held rain or shine regardless of weather conditions. It is recommended to bring an umbrella and dress appropriately for weather conditions. And don't worry, you will stay cozy and dry inside the shops and restaurants.
    Is gratuity included?
    Gratuity is not included and is greatly appreciated.  15-20% is customary in the tourism industry.
    This experience has a customer rating of 4.5
    based on 17 reviews.
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    Great food. Come hungry! Mary our guide was a perfect fit to fill us in on some of the history or the area and to give us a feel for what Napa has to offer beyond wine tasting.
    We were greeted by our guides in the indicated place. There were 3 couples on the tour. Our guides were knowledgable about the Napa Valley history and very sweet. The tastings were delicious and amazing. We were introduced to local Napa businesses that we were previously unaware of. The only thing missing, that would have earned all 5 stars was, Cloud 9 did not send a confirmation at any time, the week before the event. It would have been a little less stressful with this one service.
    This is a wonderful way to explore Napa and get a sampling of the different cuisines available while hearing history of the town. Highly recommend it!! Ended up at a fun and informative wine bar. Many of the group stayed on for a formal wine tasting.
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi Marion, What a great way to spend an afternoon in Napa! I hope you were able to taste some delicious food and wine! I am actually going to be visiting Napa also, so if you have any suggestions of places you loved, please send them my way :) Cheers! Jennifer 
    This tour was just okay, mostly because our guide left a lot to be desired. I felt she could have been a lot more engaged. She seemed more like a shepherd than a guide, leading us around town and then kind of disconnecting when we got to places. She didn’t seem very knowledgeable about the places themselves, or the things we were eating. She interacted with people while walking from place to place, but I felt there were missed opportunities to talk about the food itself. For example, at the first stop she simply handed us a breakfast taco and didn’t tell us what was in it. At other stops there were people to speak to us directly, but at one point I had forgotten what one of the meats at the Fatted Calf was and asked if she remembered, and she simply said, “I don’t.” She didn’t make any move to find out or suggest we ask the man who told us about the meats, as he’d already gone back inside. It wasn’t a huge deal, but it stood out to me that she wasn’t really concerned with helping a client find the answer to a pretty simple question, which is a good indicator of the difference between average/below average and great customer service. She struck me as someone just trying to get through the three hours. The stops themselves varied. C Casa was a nice first stop because there was space to sit outside and meet one another and break the ice. The breakfast taco was pretty yummy, even if I didn’t know what was in it. The second stop was nice, too—the cheeses were all great, and I went back and bought one later. The olive oil place was my favorite—it was fun trying all the oils and balsamics, and the man working there was friendly and engaged and had good energy. (Our guide simply held the bag of bread for us.) The chocolate place was underwhelming but the ladies who spoke to us about the chocolate were nice and they seemed to enjoy what they did. The wine tasting could have been good but the woman serving the wines seemed to be really busy and took a LONG time to come back to serve each new wine. Ultimately the tour started out stronger than it ended, partly because it took a while to sink in that our guide wasn't that great, and partly because at some places it was clear that we were not really central customers but somewhat of a nuisance or afterthought because we were part of a tour, if that makes sense.
    Go hungry!!!! The walking is minimal but we checked out some great food places. Great way to get a little of Napa history too. Our Guide, Mary, was very nice and knowledgeable!
    Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. She knew a lot about Napa, and we went to parts of Napa we had never seen before. My husband loves to cook, so he was very intrigued by our guide and her knowledge of food and cooking. (He wants to take a cooking class! I am way more interested in eating!) I would definitely take another tour that Cloud 9 Living offers.
    The meeting point was not very clearly communicated. I was waiting at the said location but no one was there, thus the tour started 10 minutes late. I also thought there would be more wine tasting. Overall it was a good mix of different local food and provisions- delicious! Thank you.
    Mary was a delight. She was knowledgeable and gave us an introduction to Napa that we wouldn't have discovered on our own. Additionally, this was an excellent marketing tool for the participating merchants. We have already returned to one of the participating shops and will very likely visit more before we leave Napa.
    The overall experience was excellent. We had a great time. I would have liked a little more depth in information about Napa, the history and future plans.
    Excellent tour- this made me want to come back to the city of Napa - so much history, and so much to explore!
    We very much enjoyed the tour, but we were definitely hungry at the end. It started at 11:00 and ended at 3:00. We had many nibbles along the way, but they were just nibbles. A few thin slices of cheese, followed by a few bites of salumi, teaspoon of ice cream and chocolate and wine tasting that you can do all day in the valley for little or no charge. For $160.00 we could have had a wonderful lunch with wine and been totally satisfied. After the tour we went to Hog Island Oyster Co and had a dozen oysters for another $40.00.
    Would refer to any foodie friends
    We had a delightful experience. All vendors were passionate, friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Mary is the best tour guide ever! Thank you.
    We thought it was a particularly good experience! Our guide, Mary, was informative, pleasant and made the 3 hour experience particularly enjoyable. It's always good to have a local as a guide. We have talked about it several times (since doing it) and think it was very well-organized (from sampling of cheeses, to charcuterie, to chocolates, and finishing with wine sampling). It was also a good value. We were given a certificate for San Francisco (downtown Italian neighborhood tour) but know that area very well. It was easy to exchange this tour for the Napa tour. Job well done!
    Mary, our guide, was AWESOME! I would do another tour with her any day.
    Swan was our guide on our Napa Food Tour. She was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. We had a great time and would definitely recommend this experience and Cloud 9 to friends.
    Maria our tour guide was warm and friendly. She was personable and a lot of fun. She's great and just really knowledgeable and nice. Elsa at Vintner's collective was rude and condescending. She epitomizes the snobbery associated with wine and really wasn't helpful and knowledgeable. She was arrogant and just rude. I felt so bad for how she treated one of my friends. I bought this as a gift and ended up regretting how my friend was treated.

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