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Travel aboard a horse-drawn carriage for a unique and elegant wine country adventure! Travel through the beautiful rolling hills of Sonoma’s Alexander Valley wine-making region, stopping at three top-rated wineries for tastings and tours. Enjoy the relaxed pace and soak up spectacular scenery as you are pulled by a pair of draft horses through historic vineyards and private country lanes. Along the way enjoy a gourmet picnic and learn about the region's rich history and excellent wines.


  • Horse-drawn carriage tour through Sonoma County wine country
  • Follow an exclusive 5-mile route through vineyards and private lanes
  • Enjoy wine tastings at three award-winning boutique wineries
  • A gourmet picnic is served along the way and chilled spring water is available on board
  • Wine cave tour and barrel tasting
  • Learn about local history and winemaking from an entertaining and informative guide

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What You Can Expect

Wine Tasting Tour by Horse & Carriage

Wine Country Tour by Horse and Carriage

The picturesque winemaking region of Alexander Valley rests in Sonoma County, about a 1.5-hour drive north of San Francisco. Bisected by the Russian River, the valley is best known for its voluptuous cabernet sauvignon and merlot varietals. Your vintage wine adventure begins at the Alexander Valley Vineyards, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour through underground wine caves and sample some of the estate’s specialty blends straight from the barrel.
After your tasting, climb aboard a waiting carriage, pulled by a pair of spectacular draft horses and driven by an expert coachman-guide. Settle in to the cushioned bench seats under a shade covering and enjoy a leisurely ride along an exclusive 5-mile (8-km) trail. Your guide will share local insight into the area’s history and wines as your carriage winds through historic vineyards, gentle creeks and rolling hills.
Stop at two more family-run wineries selected for their casual hospitality and award-winning wines. Visit the charming tasting rooms of Soda Rock and Hanna wineries for a premium sampling of regional varietals, which may include cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, sangiovese, sauvignon blanc and merlot. 
Feel free to purchase a bottle at any of the wineries to enjoy along the ride. Non-spill wine cups are provided so you can sip and savor while enjoying the gorgeous passing scenery. Along the way, a gourmet picnic is served, including local cheeses, savory spreads, organic mixed olives, fresh strawberries and other delectable delights.
At the end of your 4-hour tour, you’ll want to pat your trusty steeds and thank them for a delightful ride!

Customer Reviews

Joseph L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful way to see the vineyards up close and personal. Pleasant trip in the carriage and a nice snack offered to go along with a few tastings. Thanks brett for a great day.

Ian W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A perfect way to spend an afternoon in Sonoma wine country - Brett was very friendly and knowledgeable, and all three wineries were well worth the visit! I had family in town for the weekend who hadn't done many wine tastings before - this was a great way to get away from the bustle of the Bay Area, let someone else do the driving, and sample from three great wineries in the area!

Linda H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

An awesome way to see wine country! The guides were great, the horses were so sweet, and the other couple with us were really nice. I will recommend this to anyone going to Sonoma!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great way to spend an afternoon. Would highly recommend considering this.

Martha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

An incredible tour and experience! The wine carriage is fantastic; the horses, Cody and Shayanne make the ride so pleasant.

Pamela T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Your Guide was so knowledgeable and went above a beyond to make it informative and fun!! I have taken a few tours of the Napa area and I would recommend this one highly!

Bandit USA

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!

Melissa H USA

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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

This was a fun way to experience the beautiful Sonoma wine country! There was a nice lunch included featuring local cheeses, meats, fruit and bread - all perfect pairings for wine tasting! Riding in the wine carriage was an exciting way to go wine tasting and learning the history of the region was a great addition to the tour as we rode through the vines. Definitely something you should experience while in wine country.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Fabulous, one-of-a-kind day out in the beautiful Sonoma wine country. Pulling up to a winery in a horse-drawn carriage makes for quite the entrance! I have been wine tasting in this area several times before, but this was a really unique and special way to visit wineries. Going through the vineyards, we were close enough to reach out and touch the vines and the guide had very interesting historical and wine making info along the way. We were served a delicious and relaxing lunch at one of the wineries and the table was set with table clothes, nice outdoor plates and cutlery and the food was perfect - organic deli meats, bread, local olive oil, cheeses and fruits. I can highly recommend this tour for visitors and locals alike!

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