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  • Location: Sonoma County, California
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Travel through the vineyards of spectacular Sonoma County in a charming horse-drawn carriage to premium tastings at three award-winning Healdsburg area wineries. In addition to exploring a wine cave and indulging in a barrel tasting, a sumptuous lunch is served in a breathtaking setting. Enjoy an entertaining perspective of local history as well as information regarding vines, grapes and wine-making. Savor the relaxed pace, stunning scenery and world-class wines, while leaving the traffic far behind.

Highlights

  • Horse-drawn carriage tour through Sonoma County wine country
  • Exclusive 5-mile route through the vineyards and private lanes
  • Premium wine tastings at three award-winning boutique wineries
  • Sumptuous gourmet lunch
  • Wine cave tour and barrel tasting
  • Entertaining and informative guide

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What You Can Expect

Wine Country Tour by Horse and Carriage

Wine Country Tour by Horse and Carriage

On a carriage drawn by two magnificent draft horses, travel through the vines and winding lanes to tastings at award-winning boutique wineries in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. The tour begins with a guided stroll through the gothic vaulted chambers of the Alexander Valley Vineyards’ wine cave filled with oak casks from which you will be offered a barrel tasting. After indulging in a delightful sampling of their wines, you’ll board the waiting carriage and set off on a 3 1/2-hour cross-country adventure through creeks and between grape vines to tastings at the stellar Soda Rock and Hanna wineries. Along the way, relax and socialize while enjoying the sights and smells of the picturesque vineyards and vistas of the coastal range.

The wineries visited are family-owned gems with award-winning wines, distinctive architecture and intriguing histories. You’ll be offered premium tastings of diverse varietals, such as crisp Sauvignon Blancs and buttery Chardonnays, spicy old vine Zinfandels and hearty Cabernet Sauvignons, all served with a casual and gracious hospitality. Your sumptuous, gourmet lunch includes fresh-baked baguettes, herbed meats, organic Greek olives, local and imported cheeses, fresh organic strawberries and wine-filled dark chocolate truffles.

The carriage has cushioned seats and a smooth, comfortable ride with a fringed shade top. You can even reach out and pick grapes from the vines along the narrow lanes without spilling a drop from your wine glass! Your coachman guide is informative and entertaining, with an insider’s view of local history, little known facts, the lifecycle of the vines and the wine-making process. The gentle steeds are the charismatic stars of the tour, and spending time with them will delight your soul and is sure to be a highlight of your vacation.

This is more than a wine tour. It’s a romantic and thrilling adventure with an intimate backstage look into the world of California wine!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

We had a blast on our wine country tour by horse and carriage. Our guide was energetic and entertaining, the horses well behaved and the wine delicious! Overall, a unique way to explore the wine country and a fun day out!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

I had a fantastic time on the Wine Carriage. Our driver/guide was incredibly friendly and super knowledgeable about all the vineyards we passed through and the history of the valley. I was really pleased with the choice of wineries. I particularly liked Hanna. Carol was pouring and educated us on the differences between all the wine growing regions from the grapes to the geography--she really knew her stuff! I ended up buying one of their reserve bottles it was so good. And the lunch! So amazingly tasty and pitch perfect for a wine country picnic lunch.

I can't recommend this highly enough; this tour really embodied the experience of what I wanted my trip to Sonoma to be.

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