This tour was fantastic. We were lucky enough to have a small vehicle and there were only 4 of us on the tour, so this gave us the flexibility to spend as much time as we liked at each wine estate and to come to an agreement with our tour guide and among ourselves, as to which wine farms we would like to visit and where we would like to have lunch etc.
Our tour guide was fantastic! He was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the area and about the best wine estates to visit. We visited some in the Nappa Valley and some in Sonoma Valley, and we stopped for lunch in the beautiful little town of Yountville, which has a few fanstastic restaurants, two or more of which are Michelin starred, like French Laundry. We managed to obtain a table at a beautiful Italian restaurant called Bottega, which had fantastic food and very friendly staff.
We visited St Francis Wine Estate which was an amazing experience. We tasted many excellent wines and learnt a great deal about their estate and about Californian wine in general. We then visited Sunce tasting room, where we were able to taste a wide variety of excellent wines. We also visited Beaulieu estate and Carneros Sparkling Wine Estate which was magnificent and had superb views. We had a wonderful tasting of their sparkling wines - I really recommend this visit to Carneros! All in all a wonderful tour and an excellent way of seeing the Winelands. The countryside is really beautiful, apart from the wines. Cannot fault the tour or the guide at all ! Excellent value for money. Even if we had had the full complement of people, one really gets the benefit of a semi- private tour for little more than the cost of a normal tour. It is so much more enjoyable to move around without a huge group of people on a tour bus.
Amazing tour! we managed to visit four vineyards. Don was great! very informative and detailed. We went for Valentines day and he managed to book great places for us to visit. Maximum 12 people car ride was super comfortable.
Frank Sherlock was fabulous! He was very knowledgeable about San Francisco history and knew his way around Napa - a real pro! I will recommend him to any of my friends that plan a trip to wine country.
This trip was great! Phil was a very knowledgeable and personable driver. He was able to get us into Stag's Leap which was the winery we most wanted to visit! Other members of our tour were also able to get some of their requests met. Overall everyone was happy!
The stop at the Golden Gate Bridge on our way back was breathtaking and we got some amazing pictures.
A must-do for visiting wine-country!
The tour guide was great, I liked the winery combination of Sanoma and Napa. the best of both worlds.
Great driver and tour guide. We were able to give our recommendations on places to go based on preferences and budget. The views from the wineries we visited were amazing and the wines were delicious. I wish we could've had more time for lunch as well as visited one more winery. Ultimately worth the price for a great experience and I will use this tour company again.
This was a great experienced. The tour was tailored to the groups request and as we were a small group this was relatively easy. The driver was great just the right amount of command (to get people back on the coach) and information both about the wine area and trivia facts as we drove there.
Cathy H USA
Absolutely wonderful! Our driver, Don,couldn't have been any better! He was so knowledgeable and did everything to show the 8 of us a fabulous day in the wine country! We made suggestion of wineries we wanted to visit and he made it happen! I would highly recommend this tour if you want a a day of tasting great wines!
One of my favorite tours I took... We were a small group and this gave us the flexibility I wanted and allowed for a totally personalized tour. We got to see behind the scene things like a wineries wine cave, enjoyed private tastings, were able to select wineries not normally visited by larger tours
Don was fabulous, funny, and an expert about the Napa Valley. It was the best day during the entire trip!!! We will be back again!!!!
The tour was wonderful! We had a great time and learned lots of fun information along the way. Being on the small boutique tour was preferable.
The trip was awesome! Pick up was right on time and the guide was very informative. Only 8 people on the tour, so size was perfect. My request was met and we were able to go to the winery I chose. AND, the best part is that we did not have to drive.
This was a wonderful day, spent with a small group of people and a fantastic guide Don, who had arranged some really interesting places for us to visit, and taste a variety of wines from Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Cannot recommend more highly. Visitors from overseas should be prepared though for higher than anticipated tasting costs.
There were only 4 of us so we really had a customizable trip!! The tour guide was great ! We even got to visit a brewery.
Excellent tour. Tour guide Mark was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Would highly recommend!
Excellent! Tour guide took us to a smaller winery that we pre-selected, along with 4 other wineries
Fun day, had a fantastic time
Our tour guide/driver was Jan and she chose the wineries that we went to. My husband and I were picked up at the front door of our hotel which was nice. After picking up the other guests on the tour we headed to the wine country. Jan would comment along the way sharing tidbits of pertinent information which was also nice as this was our first wine tasting tour. She drove us to 4 different wineries plus an olive oil company and another vineyard for lunch. Drive time between each winery was minimal so you did not feel as though you spent most of your time in the van. The whole experience was great and very enjoyable! It was great to have a driver for this tour so that you didn't have to worry about driving (on lots of levels!). My one suggestion is that if you have a winery that you would like to visit add that to your comments when you book your tour so that they can plan the intinerary for the day.
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