Wine Wagon Tour & Tasting
Hop on our 7 passenger "Wine Wagon", and explore the best of Brys Estate's 91 acres - from grape to glass!
During this approximately 2-hour immersive tour and tasting, guests will explore 5 unique locations throughout our 91-acre estate via open sided electric shuttle. Wine tastings will be offered at each stop along the way and a light picnic will be served at the Secret Garden. Tour includes 7 wine samples, souvenir crystal logo glass, wine glass holder lanyard, and bottled water.
Watch this one minute video of the Wine Wagon in action!
Experience these 5 unique stops:
1: Brys Estate Family Farmhouse
Grab a rocker on the front porch of the farmhouse and take in the view of the vineyard and East Bay. Learn about the Brys Family and the story that led Walter and Eileen from Houston, Texas to Old Mission Peninsula and their extensive remodel of the original 1800's farmhouse.
2: Scenic Vineyard and Winery Overlook
Departing the Farmhouse, the "Wine Wagon" will lead you to a scenic overlook that boasts a beautiful view of our vineyards and winery. Learn about the once abandoned cherry farm that was transformed into a thriving 45-acre vineyard. Discuss our growing practices and the microclimate that enables us to grow 8 different varietals of European vinifera.
3: Secret Garden
Twelve acres of the Brys Estate property was deemed not suitable for growing grapes, so inspired by a trip to France, Eileen and her two daughters created the Secret Garden in 2016. The Secret Garden is now home to 6,000 lavender plants, seasonal strawberry and blueberry plants, herb fields of sage, mint and lemon balm, a gift shop, and more. Enjoy a light picnic and stroll the gardens and gift shop at your leisure.
4: Cabernet Franc Vineyard
Hop back on the "Wine Wagon" and drive deep into our vineyard to surround yourself with Cabernet Franc vines while tasting our Cabernet Franc Reserve produced by grapes grown on these same vines. Learn about the annual growth cycle of our grapevines and our vertical trellising system.
5: Winery Production Areas
Return to the winery and tour our production facility and barrel room to learn about our small batch wine making practices. The tour and tasting will finish with a walk on our vineyard overlook.
*Tour route subject to change due to vineyard work or treatments*
2019 Summer Tasting Menu
2019 Fall Tasting Menu
Here's what our guests are saying:
"The Wine Wagon Tour & Tasting was a wonderful way to spend part of an afternoon, enjoying the weather as we toured the vineyards and tasting some of my most favorite wines.” - Ron W.
"We spent the most wonderful two hours last Saturday being chauffeured by Erick through the vines on a beautiful and comfortable open-air cart. It was a splendid way to learn about wine, Brys Estate methods of producing it, how many factors enter into the result of their superior wines. Highly recommend experiencing this when visiting the Old Mission Peninsula!!!" - Kate W.
"Amazing wine tour worth every penny! Erick absolutely rocks! Loved every bit of it as it was both informative and fun. Wine was delicious too!" - A.M.
Immerse yourself in the Estate's gardens and enjoy lush, summer vineyard views.
Saturdays, May 25 - Sept 21 11:00am, 1:30pm, and 4:00pm
Cozy up under a blanket and experience harvest while surrounded by fall color.
Saturdays, Sept 28 - Oct 26
11:00am, 1:30pm, and 4:00pm
$50 per person
$45 Wine Club Members
Advance reservation required
Max. 7 guests; Must be 21+
(gratuity not included)
Private Wine Wagon Tours
Looking for a private experience? Our Wine Wagon is available for private tours daily by appointment. $350 per tour ($300 for wine club members) for 2 to 7 guests. If you are interested in booking a private tour please contact us. Private tours require minimum 48 advance notification and are contingent upon tour guide availability.
Each tour can take no less than 4 and no more than 7 guests at a time. If your selected tour date and time does not yet have 4 guests, you may be contacted to change your tour start time or reschedule.
Guests wishing to reschedule their tour date or time may do so at least 7 days in advance by contacting us.
Due to the limited availability of our tours, tickets are nonrefundable, except in cases of severe weather or rain. If the tour is cancelled due to weather, guests will be contacted and may choose to reschedule or receive a full refund.
Gratuity is not included in the ticket price or in booking fees. If you have a great time, feel free to show your tour guide your appreciation!
Tour requires guests to occasionally walk and stand. We request cell phones be silenced during the tour. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Children under 21 not allowed.