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Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley Including Lunch

Sonoma, United States

From $125.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 4 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Embark on a unique wine country experience with a trip aboard the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley. Modeled after the famed cable cars of San Francisco, the trolley shuttles you through Sonoma’s picturesque winemaking region with stops at three different wineries. Taste regional varietals at each estate, and enjoy a delicious lunch from local winery VJB Cellars. Learn about the history of Sonoma from your spirited guide as you roll past a handful of historic landmarks throughout the day.
  • Full-day wine country tour from downtown Sonoma
  • Ride in a replica of a historic San Francisco cable car
  • Enjoy the trolley's narration by your driver
  • Visit three family-owned wineries or tasting rooms
  • Admire the scenery of vineyards and hills from the trolley
  • Pickup and drop-off from downtown Sonoma

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Charter Fee and taxes (Gratuity not included)
  • Pick-up from San Francisco is NOT included
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (Wine is available to purchase at each winery)
  • Tasting fees are not included. Fees range from $30-$40 per person per stop.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 453 1st St E
    453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476, USA

    Meet at in the circular driveway in front of the Town Hall - Stone Building between 10:00 am and 10:15 am. Trolley Departs at 10:15 sharp. Parking can be found behind the Presidio of Sonoma at 98 E Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Skip the stress of driving and navigating among dozens of different wineries, and let the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley whisk you through the vineyards. Make your way to the historic Sonoma Plaza midmorning, where you’ll meet your guide and climb aboard the beautiful trolley — a lovingly created replica of a vintage San Francisco cable car. Take a seat and enjoy the fresh valley air streaming through the windows as you cruise through Sonoma’s rolling hills and renowned vineyards.

Stop at three different wineries hand-picked for their welcoming atmosphere and excellent wines, and sample classic California varietals like chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and merlot (tasting fees not included). Winery hosts will be on hand to provide tasting notes and background on the wines you enjoy.

Midday, stop for a picnic lunch catered by a local favorite VJB Cellars. Savor a gourmet spread of sandwiches, side salads and desserts, served family style so you can pick and choose among the tasty offerings.

Throughout the day, your lively host provides commentary on passing attractions and brings to life fascinating chapters of California history. Learn about Sonoma’s past as a Spanish mission and hear local folklore as you roll past historic landmarks including the Mission San Francisco Solano, the Bear Flag Monument, General Vallejo's Soldier Barracks, the Sonoma and Swiss hotels and the charming town of Glen Ellen.

Your fun and historic tour concludes back at Sonoma Plaza.

Please note: This tour is for those 21 years or older.

Sonoma Valley

Your day in California wine country starts as you hop aboard the Sonoma Wine Trolley, modeled after the famous historical cable cars of San Francisco. Enjoy the breeze as your knowledgeable tour guide whisks you off to four outstanding Sonoma-area wineries, known for both their wines and their hospitality. Each wine tasting takes place at the winery and a representatives at each winery will explain the different varietals you’ll sample and the background of the wineries (wine tasting fees are not included and you can expect fees of $30 to $40). There will be wonderful photo opportunities on this tour and your friendly guide will be happy to take a photo or two of your group so you can document your memorable day in wine country.

5 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Jackets and rain protection are recommended in the winter months.
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • MUST advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • No consumption of alcoholic beverage is allowed on the trolley
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

I highly recommend taking this tour if you are in the Sonoma Valley area.
We would definitely recommend this tour and think the cost was reasonable.
This was a tad more than advertised, would probably cost less if we drove around ourselves.
621 reviews
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Our guide Bryan was...
Dean_B, Mar 2023
Our guide Bryan was awesome . Gave us a lot 9f back ground on the area and the history as well as a full overview of wine making .
1 traveler found this review helpful
Good, but need more vineyards.
Sergio_J, Feb 2023
Very good, but they need to visit more vineyards and not so many taste rooms. They only took us to 2 vineyards and 3 taste rooms.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wine Trolley Sonoma
Steven_F, Nov 2022
Great experience. Lexi our driver was excellent and the other passengers on the trolley were all friendly and fun. Lunch was good and in a nice setting. Only negative would be the choice of some of the wineries. When you are paying the tasting fee at each winery there are better options in and around Sonoma.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your review. We look at the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley as a package. Good tour, fun ride, meeting like minded people, group dynamic, and of course tastings. It can be difficult to accommodate the larger size groups at some wineries. But you are correct, there are over 600 wineries in Sonoma County. I think all of them have great wines. Some greater then others. Prices range from $25 - $250 per tasting. We try and stay under $40 but you are welcome to try the other 596+ others at your leisure.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Visit to the first...
Suhit_D, Nov 2022
Visit to the first winery. It was a winery with its own vineyards. The wines were the best of all the places we visited on the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not a wine experience!
Lori_P, Oct 2022
The trolley it self was fun but only one winery, out of 3, was an experience. The 4th was retail wanting you to purchase a glass without the taisting. Nott worth it if you are looking for the wine experience.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your review. Perhaps there is some misunderstanding. Your where riding in a sf cable car. That is an experience in itself. The 4 wineries or tasting rooms we go to all offer a tasting option. The 4th is a casual tasting/glass/bottle choice. You could have choose the tasting or could have chose nothing and just relaxed.
3 Sisters
Colleen_T, Oct 2022
I Brought my sisters from Ohio to enjoy this wonderful experience on the line trolley.Everything was memorable, however I’m glad I took pictures just in case i forgot Lexi was so friendly and so sweet. Met good friends forever. NEED to upgrade lunch
Anniversary trolley ride!
Jazzmine_D, Oct 2022
Ringing the trolley bell. The people were so kind! The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The food was really good!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Happy Anniversary. Glad you had the time to spend it with us.
13th year anniversary
Thomas_S, Oct 2022
With great wine and even better service it made for a memorable time for my wife and I. We met a lot of great couples and had a good time. A lot of history on the wineries, and the vineyards themselves. Amazing job at bringing this tour to life by Brian our conductor. We will be back, there’s so much to see in wine country.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your comments and happy anniversary. Come and join us again.
Sonoma Winery Tour
Rachquel_M, Oct 2022
The Sonoma Winery Tour was the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen! I enjoyed every single moment especially the VJ winery that served us lunch. The Pinani sandwiches were great and the wine 🍷 was the best! You will not be disappointed.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We are delighted that you shared what a wonderful time you had on the trolley. Thank you.
Making new friends,...
Aikta_C, Oct 2022
Making new friends, enjoying the trolley experience. 3rd winery was not good but otherwise a lovely ecpierience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A fun-filled day
Doris_P, Oct 2022
A fun filled day and our driver Bryan was the best! We enjoyed hearing about the vineyards, the wineries we visited, and Sonoma in general. Lunch was great and the time spent at each stop was just right. We had a full trolley with 28 onboard but everyone was pleasant and we enjoyed visiting with a few of our fellow travelers.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We are delighted that you shared what a wonderful time you had on the trolley. Thank you.
Excellent option
jitthida_N, Oct 2022
Highly recommend! Bryan was fun and knowledgeable! You get to try a variety of wineries that offer different experiences and you don't have to drive!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We are delighted that you shared what a wonderful time you had on the trolley. Thank you.
Scenic views and great wine
Jackie_B, Sept 2022
This was a great wine tour, we really enjoyed it! It was so scenic riding on the trolley and a lovely way to travel and spend the day enjoying Sonoma Valley. I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to do a wine tour.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
We are glad you had a wonderful time on the tour.
Trolley Tour
Katelyn_G, Sept 2022
Enjoyed this trip. Went to four wineries, all slightly different from one another. I was a bit disappointed that our group did not get notice that the time frame was extended by three hours. We had reservations at a separate venue at 3pm, and our trolley tour did not end until 5pm. Did not get to make it to this separate event, which was quite a bummer. Really would have been nice to be notified of this change prior to the tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Very sorry about the timing. We do list its about a 5-6 hour tour starting at 10:30 ending about 4:30. Sometimes there can be a group that like to stay at on stop for a bit longer. We are delighted that you shared with us and sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused.
Great experience!!
Roxanne_R, Sept 2022
Great experience! No complaints from any angle! 4 wineries. Enjoyable lunch. Complimentary gelato. Beautiful views. Plenty of time at each winery to enjoy and take it in. Thank you so much!
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Glad you had a wonderful time!
Had a wonderful time wine tasting!
Hellen_M, Aug 2022
Lexi was a wonderful host and was very friendly. Gave us lots of time at each vineyard. People were very friendly.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A Special Day in in Wine Country
Andrew_R, Aug 2022
Lexi(?) was the most wonderful driver and guide. So professional and friendly. The four wineries we visited were all very friendly, although we felt that we were not given much time to taste our different wine samples at the place we stopped for lunch (VJB?). The wine was lovely at all the stops. A wonderful day out in a beautiful part of the world.
Lexi was so friendly and...
Laura_C, Aug 2022
Lexi was so friendly and knowledgeable! We were surprised with a 4th stop! The tastings were actually $20-$25 not $30-40. We really enjoyed the day and would definitely recommend this tour and our guide!
Our driver Lexi was a...
Rachael_T, Aug 2022
Our driver Lexi was a delight. She was kind, helpful and entertaining. The tour was fun and interesting. The stops were unique.
A good “intro tour” experience
Jill_R, Jul 2022
BR Cohn had great atmosphere and VJB wineries had wonderful service, food and wine. Macy’s was not my favorite so would recommend changing the last winery on the tour. Our guide was great along with the trolley ride!
2 travelers found this review helpful


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