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We loved this tour! I have been on other wine tours and this was by far the best one i have been on. The driver was amazing and absolutely awesome! He made the tour very enjoyable.
It was a rainy day, but I still loved it. Our tour guide was a right chatterbox with lots of useful tit bits of information. The wineries were a great selection. Being a Monday and a little rainy meant that we never had to queue or wait for our tasting, which was definitely a plus. Viator's markup over booking the tour was a bit steep, so it might be worth booking direct.
Mary beth B
Perfect way to see Napa and Sonoma. There were only nine people total on tour--worth the extra money. Plus, they pick you up at your hotel.
SUZANNE S B
We could not of had a better driver if we had hand picked him. Our small group was a lot of fun, the wineries were great except one wasn't so neat, the guy who ran it didn't seem to care if we were there or not. But the rest of the day was great.
Great tour. Hassle free. Friendly, knowledgeable and informative driver/guide. The restricted number of participants made the tour so much more enjoyable, being able to talk to the wine makers and taste their wares at leisure.
My husband and I absolutely loved this tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and humorous as well. He offered us different choices on how we wanted to spend the day. I would definitely recommend this tour.
A very hot day - over 100F - buy very interesting and enjoyable. Surprised that wineries charge so much - 20 plus for tastings but appreciated that one of them did take the charge off if you purchased a bottle of wine - seems sensible business to me., Also with a long day tasting plus some wine at lunch not included in the tour cost though! sharing a tasting flight with your partner is sensible but some wineries do not allow this - pity!!
Great time and very nice flexibility, you can choose what vineyards and cellars you want to know, I would recommend.
Very interesting tour for someone like me who knows nothing about American wine.
Visited a number of wineries and the driver was able to arrange last minute visits to a couple of wineries that people expressed an interest in visiting.
Note that lunch and tasting costs are not included.
Enjoyed our tour guide, he was very knowledgable. Especially loved Silver Oak Winery!
A most enjoyable day, well organised with comfortable transport. Our guide Don was knowledgeable, helpful and entertaining. Our only concern was the way in which wineries keep creeping up the tasting fees.
The guide Andy was absolutely friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our tour to Sonoma.
Great tour. The only dislike was for the price of the tour, you would think that you wouldn't have to also pay wine tasting fees for every place you visited.
Our guide was awesome! He was well travelled and was able to share a lot of interesting information.
The only drawback is trying to visit several vineyards in one day. We visited four and it would have been nice to have more time. Maybe doing less would allow for a more detailed visit at each one.
I would still recommend it to anyone wanting to see and experience the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
If you do well with a group of people you have just met for the first time, this is the tour for you. The tour was fine and the people we traveled with were very nice. Not bad for the price, about a third of the price of a private limo for two people--but keep in mind, you trade personalized service and comfort for a lower price---we'll be taking the private limo next time
It was a great experience. The only thing that bother a few people was that they were not informed that they had to pay for the tasting in each winery. A few people decided not to do the tastings because it was too expensive for a couple.
The only thing to make better would be a less 'rickety' van. The seats were great but too much rattling and shaking!
Very nice trip with knowledgeable guide. I would suggest skipping Sonoma. Too much driving to get there.
The tour was excellent , the guide was informative but I was unaware that each tasting was additional which
sets you back about 100.00 per person . I would have appreciated knowing that ahead of time , otherwise it was great .
What a great day. Our driver was very knowledgable and had great suggestions for places to go. Our favorite vineyard was her suggestion, Milat's. The luxury bus was also a nice touch. It would have been nice to have made it to one more and for the driver to take us to any of our suggestions, but oh well. Still loved it.
My husband and I wanted to get a feel of Wine Country and knew nothing about wine. We were impressed with the bus companies communication and the driver, Sophia. We got a great tour of Napa and Sonoma plus the city! We went to big name and very small wineries; felt like we had a 'taste' of everything.
Awesome tour! Frank was an amazing tour guide and brought us to really great wineries. We stayed in Napa which allowed us to visit more wineries. I have absolutely no complaints about the tour, but be prepared to spend $ 20.00 at each winery for a tasting. It can get very expensive.