Nestled in the secluded hills and valleys of both Napa and Sonoma Counties, there exist some of the finest, small, family owned wineries in California. These private, gated wineries host stunning vineyard views set among beautifully appointed grounds and produce some of the best handcrafted wines in the world.

Access to these wineries is limited, and by appointment only. In many cases, there are no signs directing you to their tasting rooms. In some cases, guests will experience an up close and personal view of the wine production process, including but not limited to sampling of wines directly from the barrel.

Let Behind The Gates provide you with full access to these magnificent wineries. You’ll be hosted by the owners and winemakers as you taste their wines in a private, relaxed setting. Hear their stories, feel their passion, and gain unique insight into what it takes to produce world class wines.

Thank you for visiting Behind the Gates Tours! We invite you to explore our site and learn a little more about who we are and why we’re so passionate about this beautiful place we call home. To learn more about the many varietals grown in Sonoma and Napa Counties visit our Wine Region page. We also have great recommendations for local favorite restaurants and amazing wineries and of course feel free to use our Contact page if you have any questions.

We look forward to sharing our love of wine country with you.


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