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We chose this tour as we wanted a small group experience, which was exactly what we got with only seven of us in total. The van that we traveled in was very comfortable and spacious.Donn, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and friendly and in the absence of any ideas from us, he selected four excellent wineries for us to visit. The Sonoma and Napa wine region is spectacular. The stop for lunch in Sonoma was lovely. We would highly recommend this tour.
Andy was our tour guide for this trip. He knew a lot of good places in the wine country. Very enjoyable trip where you can visit up to 5 different places and have very good taste of wine tasting menu. Highly Recommended.
We had a great guide/driver and a nice group of people. We toured 5 wineries and had a marvelous time!
Fantastic tour, highlight of the trip! Loved the customizable aspect and with only 8 people the tour was very personal!
Frank was a great tour guide. The tour is exactly what it says - customisable. He has in mind where to go but is accommodating with special requests as long as it is not too far away. We asked to go to a small boutique winery and one with a view and he did just that.
Did the tour with Frank as our driver. He was a genuinely lovely guy and very informative. We visited Baldacci, Stags Leap, V.Sattui, Menage a Trois and the Jacuzzi family vineyard. A wonderful day with a great set of people. Very luxurious coach with plenty space. Well worth doing.
Quite flexible plan as expected and wonderful guide beyond expected. Enjoy it a lot. Thank you!
Had a great time. Out guide was very friendly and knowledgable. The group on the tour were very friendly as well. The wineries he chose were very nice. It was so much fun tasting all the various types and flavored of wine and very educating. I would only change where we ate lunch, the deli was fine, but a small cafe would have been nice.
All in all had a great time.
Mark was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the process of making wine and was able to answer all of our questions. He was able to meet all of our requests by taking us to the vineyards that served the kind of wine we liked.
Paul customized the tour to suit the group. He had everything timed perfectly; his comments were interesting; his choice for lunch stop excellent. The two wineries he chose (Inglenook and Pine Ridge) were highlights...especially Pine Ridge which we deemed to have the some of the most delicious red wines we've ever tasted. I brought home some from there to celebrate my 70th birthday, coming soon! The weather co-operated giving us a superb day to view everything. Any group which gets Paul as their driver/tour guide is very fortunate. We thought that the price of the tour was extremely reasonable considering how much we saw and how much enjoyment we derived from it. I cannot fault it!
Absolutely one of the best opportunities to taste wine and meet people from other places!
A hint: Be prepared to tell the tour guide what you are most interested in and then they negotiate with the other tourists.
Mark was funny and I really enjoyed the history he gave regarding the places we toured. He also gave great recommendations regarding where to eat during lunch. I enjoyed the fact that I didn't feel so rushed and enjoyed the small group so that there was more of an intimate feel to the tour.
Our Tour guide Don was wonderful. He was extremely knowledgeable about San Francisco and Wine Country. We had a fabulous day touring Napa and Sanoma. We would highly recommend this tour.
I was in San Francisco on business and my wife booked this tour for me on my only day off. We saw great places and had choice in where we went! The driver was great and would definitely go again.
Excellent tour, driver was very infromative. The winneries were smaller ones except for Grgrich. But totally enjoyed the smaller ones as we were treated as royality. Made friends with other tourist and drank wine for over one hour and guide was totally cool about it. Would totally recommend this tour!!
Great trip - beautiful area --- Don Ray was a GREAT tour guide, very knowledgeable and considerate and fun! Thank you for an easy and enjoyable tour and process from 'start to finish' - Tom Sublett
This tour was absolutely wonderful, in large part to our wonderful guide, Safiya. We visited four diverse wineries and Sonoma Square. Safiya was very knowledgeable about San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma. She made the entire trip comfortable, informative, and extremely enjoyable, even for the two persons in our party who do not drink. She was flexible, and suggested the stop in Sonoma Square when it became clear that we needed a small break from "tasting". We requested a stop at a winery that also had tastings of olive oils, and she knew just the right place! Our two non-drinkers gave the highest compliment..."we were not particularly looking forward to touring wine country, but this tour was a highlight of our trip to San Francisco".
I highly recommend this tour. We felt that it was a good value given the small tour group, the personal attention, and the flexibility to request specific wineries and accommodate all members of our group. Thank you for an excellent tour...you exceeded our expectations. Thanks, Safiya!!
this trip was very good with a nice driver and with good wineries we could choose ourselfs.
This was a great trip and our guide, Don, was friendly, informed and attentive. This is a great way to see the wine country!
Everything about this trip was wonderful. It was a smaller group of about 13 and the stops were fun. The scenery was great and our driver was very personable and informative.
I would highly recommend this trip. The bus is a small bus (although enough room to sit comfortably) so you are only in a small group. We went to three wineries, with plenty of tastings included. We also had lunch. Not only was the wine great, the tour of the winery was great and our driver was very knowledgeable. A very relaxing day. Definitely worth it. A couple of recommendations - if you would like to visit a particular winery, make sure you tell the driver at the beginning of the tour (our driver did not ask, but said later in the day that if we had mentioned the winery we wanted to visit, he could have accommodated us). It was no real problem though because the wineries we went to were excellent. Also phone the company on the day before to check the pick up time from your hotel - our documents said 10am but they picked us up at 9:15am (luckily I had phoned the day before). I would definitely take this tour again next time I visit. In fact, I may book it twice!