Taking Wine Country To New Heights

Sonoma Hot Air Balloon Rides

Sonoma has often been deemed “The Real Wine Country” and rightfully so because Sonoma Valley is actually the birthplace of California wine, which makes it one of the best places to visit in wine country! A Sonoma hot air balloon ride is one of Sonoma Wine Country’s most premier outdoor activities.

Feel a sense of freedom like no other as you’ll be captivated by the magic and wonder of your Sonoma Valley balloon ride, one of the best hot air balloon rides in the U.S.

Flight Operations

Your adventure begins the moment you meet us at Sonoma Skypark in Sonoma, California. Please plan to be with us anywhere between 3-4 hours in total for this unique outdoor adventure. Check out every step of the experience…

  • Check-In & Pilot Briefing – Our team will greet you in the morning and go over important pre-flight details.
  • Get ready for artistry in motion! Witness the set-up and balloon inflation process by your pilot and crew.
  • Relax and simply enjoy the ride! Flights typically last between 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the conditions for the morning.
  • Post-Flight Celebration! Enjoy a champagne toast afterwards to commemorate becoming aeronauts!

“Live the life you’ve dreamed.”

— Henry David Thoreau

Welcome to Sonoma

Experience the world renowned vineyards of Sonoma like never before, including panoramic views of Sonoma Valley, historic downtown Sonoma, the rolling hills of Petaluma, the famed Carneros wine making region, even outlying views of the San Francisco Bay, Napa Valley and more!

With a variety of Sonoma lodging options, you can relax comfortably knowing that you’ll wake up fresh and ready to go for your sunrise balloon tour. Come see why hot air ballooning in Sonoma is one of the top things to do in Sonoma County, capture those “insta-worthy” photos and check off a bucket list item that dreams are made of!

Reservations are required in advance so be sure to book your Sonoma ballooning adventure today.

Views surrounding “Bliss Hill.” .

Fly over beautiful corridors of Sonoma vineyards. Some of the most pristine grapes in the U.S. grow in this region of wine country. The viticulture and history of this area run deep and your pilot will share some fun facts with you.

Enjoy the romance of hot air ballooning in Sonoma. .

“Love Me” sculpture at the Donum Estate in the heart of the Carneros wine making region. Artist: Richard Hudson. Donum means “Gift of the Land.”

You’ll always have a blast on this Sonoma Ballooning Adventure!

Views of the Mayacamas Mountains and Napa Valley from afar. Tucked in this photo is also Valley of the Moon Winery! Sonoma is also known as “Valley of the Moon” and we hear its origins are from an indigenous word for “many moons.”

Discover Our Packages

Sonoma Ballooning proudly offers a variety of Sonoma wine country hot air balloon options. We’ve carefully curated packages with the best Sonoma tour groups and partners, providing the ultimate Sonoma vacation / getaway experiences.

Savor Sonoma Valley

Endless Sonoma County Wine Country Experiences

A splendid blend of history, culture and exhilarating activities await you in Sonoma Valley. The sophistication of Sonoma itself paired with charming hospitality makes this area of wine country like no other. Take flight and let your spirits soar with a Sonoma hot air balloon ride, then take a wine tour, cruise on bike paths along the vineyards, hike amongst the redwoods or experience Sonoma Valley’s treasured landmarks. Sonoma Valley is also recognized as one of California’s top food and wine destinations, with options to please any palette.

We can safely say that Sonoma Valley attractions are easy to come by and we’d be amiss if we didn’t mention the historic Sonoma Plaza – the largest in California spanning an eight-acre area. It’s just a short drive from our meeting location and within walking distance of many local Sonoma hotels. A leisurely stroll will have you taking in all that the Sonoma Plaza has to offer! Explore art galleries, artisan boutiques, historic landmarks, a lovely park perfect for picnics, 30 plus tasting rooms within a block of the plaza and a variety of cuisine to satisfy any foodie. The authenticity that you will find in Sonoma, makes it one of the best places to visit in California and ranks high for popular tourists destinations in wine country.

See What Some Of Our Guests Have To Say

“The only company to fly with in wine country! Great experience from start to finish. Staff is professional, engaging, and fun to interact with. Jeff is an excellent pilot and made our flight an experience to remember!”

— Ryan L.

Our family enjoyed the most amazing experience with Sonoma Ballooning imaginable! We all live here in Sonoma, so it was especially exciting to see our valley from the air – Flying high over the Mayacamas Mountains to hovering low over the vineyards. Our pilot Jeff was fantastic – So much fun yet very professional. Thank you Jeff!”

— Connie M.

“This place needs to have more reviews! It’s my first time riding in a hot air balloon— Jeff and his crew did not disappoint us! Great customer service! Jeff was our flight captain and he is hilarious! He did not make us feel nervous nor scared while we were up 4500 feet high. Keep up the great service! His crew will make you feel safe.”

— Sheena A.

Popular packages

Most Booked Tour

Join-In Flight Option

Come soar above Sonoma and make a couple friends along the way!

$299 Per Person

VIP Private Flight for Two

Perfect For Special Occasions

Enjoy a private flight with just you, your loved one and our pilot. This option is perfect for those looking for a more exclusive experience.


Balloon, Charlie’s Acres & Vegan Wine Tour

A Portion Benefits Animal Rescue

Following your post-flight celebration, La Belle Vie Tours’ Mercedes Sprinter Van will take you to Charlie’s Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary for a visit with their rescue animals. You will then visit two local vegan wineries, including lunch!

$444 Per Person