“A great wine education class. I was amazed by the instructor's wealth of knowledge, the
great wines to taste and talk about, and the small, intimate class size. A fun way to learn a lot
—Will, Ritchie Creek Vineyards
If you love wine, you will love this city’s attractions, restaurants and wine bars. There are so many choices that the best way to find out about the real gems is from a local. Scroll down for our suggestions.
If Napa is your destination, refer to our Wine Country Tours section.
Not always the prestigious lists with the Master Sommeliers ~ Wine Spectator can tell you about those, and they’re basically the same in most big cities anyway ~ these recommendations are for the best wine and food experiences, complete with that sense of discovery and San Francisco uniqueness. Visitors to the area can easily plan a nice dinner at one of these spots alongside one of our Weekender Wine Education Classes.
San Francisco wine bars offer a great way to taste several wines at once. We’ve suggested our favorite spots and made it easy for you to check out our San Francisco Tour of Wine Bars on foot: the tour includes printable maps and guides to public transit, too.
Other suggestions for San Francisco sightseeing include everything from museums and golf to nude sunbathing. We also suggest wine country road-trips for wine lovers looking to escape the city. In addition, we’ve recommended several San Francisco hotels with a wide range of prices and features.