• Location: Sonoma, California
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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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 four different wineries. Taste regional varietals at each estate, and savor a gourmet picnic lunch catered by top-rated local bistro The Girl & the Fig. 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 a local historian and actor
  • Visit four family-owned wineries
  • Admire the scenery of vineyards and hills from the trolley
  • Pickup and drop-off from downtown Sonoma

What You Can Expect

Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley

Sonoma Wine Country Trolley Tour

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 four 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 French-country bistro The Girl & the Fig, a local favorite. 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 6-hour tour concludes back at Sonoma Plaza.
Please note: This tour is for those 21 years or older.

Customer Reviews

Linda H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent tour, very nice wineries visited. Highly recommend this tour. But call before you go to see which wineries you will visit so you can plan you visits to other wineries.

Christina H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had a blast!!

Alison O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The open air Trolley is a great way to experience Napa Valley. We visited three wineries and had four tasting opportunities. Lunch is included and you decide which of the wineries you want to partake in the tastings tasting fees not included. Rutherford, Raymond and Andretti were the wineries we visited and all were charming and provided a wonderful, informative experience. The people I met were fantastic and added so much fun to the day!

Ray C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We enjoyed everything about the tour except that we had to move from the trolley to a bus. It was still worth taking the tour, though, as we learned so much, and enjoyed the various wines.

Brenda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour is an excellent way to be introduced to the Sonoma Valley. Visited 4 different wineries including a tour. Had a delicious picnic lunch and met nice people. A perfect day! Thanks Kyle.

Linda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Kyle out guide and driver was great, kept us all on time and entertained. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to sample Sonoma County wines without having to drive. This was a seamless experience.

Cliff C

4 star rating: Recommended October 2017

A good trip, luckily for us the trolley bus had technical problems so we went on a coach, the 4 wineries we visited were interesting and a good way of seeing some of the countryside around Sonoma, a good tour guide.

Sandra B

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

The Wine Yrolley tour was amazing. We got private tours and tastings at the wineries. The tour guide had lots of water to drink between tours and collets to keep our wine in.

April S

4 star rating: Recommended January 2016

Although this felt a bit commercialized, it was a fun way to travel through wine country

Larissa S

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2017

Fun but a little long.

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