Verve is not your typical wine tour operator. We’re local industry insiders, with 20+ years of personal relationships, impeccable taste, and a flair for the creative. Our insider connections get you off the tourist trail and show you Napa and Sonoma wine country as you’ve never seen it before.
Each and every wine tour is custom-tailored to your unique tastes and interests. Want to learn to open a bottle of wine with a saber? Discover the Napa Valley wineries everyone will be talking about next year? Experience the most epically romantic weekend of your life? We can make it happen.
You'll travel in style and comfort in one of our luxury vehicles with a charming and knowledgeable local host, whose insider status secures you backstage passes to the wine business and all its delicious beauty.
Every wine tour we offer is custom-built for our clients. We’ve put a few past themes up here as inspiration, but we can’t wait to hear what you’ve got in mind.
Under the Radar...for Now
Let us introduce you to the most incredible wineries you’ve never heard of... small, artisanal operations that fly under the radar of 99% of wine drinkers. These are the world-class labels you’ll never find back home, made by passionate artists with stories to spare.
Legends of Sabrage
Grab a saber and get certified in the fine art of sabrage... the ultimate party trick. Our pros will share the secrets to swift, spectacular (and safe!) sabering and walk you through the process with an authentic Hussar blade. Cue smartphone video!
Looking to invest in the best of the best? Stock your cellar with the latest labels from 100-point winemakers? Track down library vintages for special birthdays and anniversaries? Let our connections open the right doors for you, and make that fantasy collection a reality.
Mind Bending Wine Blending
Indulge your winemaker fantasy for the day, and learn the ins and outs of blending red wine from a professional. By the end of the day, you’ll have serious bragging rights, your very own custom cuvée blended to your exacting specifications, and probably some very blue teeth.
History by Horseback
Saddle up for a guided horseback tour of one of Napa’s historic ranch properties—a breathtaking ride through our region’s rich past and unspoiled natural beauty. After riding the vine rows, you’ll dismount for a tasting of estate-grown wines and paired selection of cheese & charcuterie.
Doyennes of Wine
Meet the marvelous women at the helm of Napa Valley’s wine business. Mix and mingle with a select group of talented and inspiring female leaders for incredible stories, unmatched industry networking and (of course) plenty of delicious wine.
Dust on your boots
As the saying goes, great wine begins in the vineyard. Get up close and personal with Napa Valley’s world-class vineyards, talking soils, geology, rootstock, clonal selection, trellising, irrigation, canopy management, and more as you walk the vine rows. This is the agricultural reality of wine country... and the farmers who make it all happen.
Napa Valley Titans
Visit the iconic properties that put Napa Valley on the world wine map… historic pre-Prohibition stone structures, industry trailblazers from the 1960s and ‘70s, and more recent cult classics that shaped the world’s view of California wine. The most famous, significant, and revered wineries in the country are all right here in our backyard.
Turn up the Love
Wine country truly is the perfect setting for proposals, honeymoons, anniversaries, and getaways any time of year. Let us help turn the romance up to 11 with private hot air balloons, sunset toasts on the beach, in-house dinners à deux, secluded walks, and anything else you want to surprise your partner with. We’ve got creative ideas to help, and the connections to pull it off.