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Whether you’re planning your first or your 10th visit to Napa Valley, you may not know about the opportunity to see Napa Valley from a different perspective – on horseback! This unique tour of Napa Valley is offered by the Napa Valley Horse Company and not only affords captivating views of the lush vineyards but a history lesson and a wine tasting to boot!
Enjoy this rustic tour, which includes a 45-minute ride through the vineyards and countryside at Chateau Lane Winery, during which time you’ll learn a little about Napa Valley history and the wine industry. If you choose, your tour will wrap-up with a wine tasting from varietals produce using grapes grown on the property.
Guided Vineyard Trail Ride – During the Guided Vineyard Trail ride you’ll not only enjoy a lovely ride on horseback with one of their knowledgeable guides, you’ll also take home a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc to enjoy. You may choose to upgrade your tour to include a Cheese and Charcuterie Tasting at Chateau Lane Winery, which for $45 per person includes a walking tour of the vineyard, a tour of the winery and barrel room and an assortment of charcuterie paired with four Chateau Lane wines to enjoy in one of the patio garden lounges.
Sunrise and Wine Tasting Excursion – This full-day experience includes a sunrise guided trail ride before indulging in a continental breakfast of pastries, fruit and coffee. You’ll then be picked up by a Wine Trolley and spend the day visiting 4-5 different wineries, with plenty of time for a lovely picnic lunch (included), before getting dropped back at your car or Churchill Manor before dinner. (Tasting fees are not included).
In addition to these tours, sunset trail rides, as well as small group and family experiences, are available. Sunset and sunrise rides are offered seasonally, so be sure to check with Napa Valley Horse Company as you are planning your trip. Napa Valley horseback riding is certainly a unique way to experience the region and gives you the opportunity to get off the beaten path and connect with nature.
Napa Valley Horse Company is just a 15-minute ride from Churchill Manor, making it a wonderful, rustic excursion during your trip to Wine Country. We invite you to let Churchill Manor serve as your home base during your stay and surround you with luxury. Between our accommodations and amenities, our gourmet breakfast and afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres, you’ll enjoy experiencing the wine country as much as “getting away from it all” at our elegant mansion that has been turned into one of the area’s finest bed and breakfasts. Want to find out about more things to do and see in the area as well as explore our B&B? Download our free Vacation Guide!
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