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Great guidegood choice of wineriesright amount of free time exploring the Sonoma Town Squaredoor to door service
We recently did the Sonoma Valley Wine Tour and it was fantastic. Jan was a wonderful guide and was very knowledgeable about the region and the wineries. Jan is a very interesting guide and made for a thoroughly enjoyable day. Thanks!
This tour was just what I had hoped it would be: friendly, knowledgeable guide, Mark love the hotel pickups and we were fortunate to be last picked up and first dropped off nice variety of wineries to see picnic style lunch was plenty of food and some free time in Sonoma to walk around the town square and do a little shopping. It was a great day and left all the traffic and arrangements to someone else's!
A really enjoyable day. Great company with other guests on bus and Todd was a fantastic guide.
Keisuke N Japan
it was fascinating trip. i'm not sure the reason, but i think because Sonoma valley is near and smaller than Napa. we had time more than wine, we had time to take a photo by the golden gate bridge and to get to the cheese factory Sonoma plaza. also pretty interaction between small-group member we had, made our memory wider and deeper. So, I strongly and highly recommend for those who wants to get more than a wine!
Wonderful way to spend the day. We learned a lot, met very nice people and had a great time. I would highly recommend this trip.
This was a great tour, with a great driver/guide and nice bus. The pace was perfect.
Wonderful tour guide Barbara. Especially enjoyed the Robaldo and the Larson Family wineries. Tasted some great wines and learned some California history , plus did a little shopping in Sonoma. I highly recommend the Sonoma tour!
Things I loved: hotel pick-up and drop off, winery selection we went to Homewood, Larson Family, and Nicholson Ranch, Rainey our tour guide's insightful information about the area and wine-making process, ability to drink wine on the bus between stops/on the way back to the city, lunch at second winery was great, cold water provided throughout trip, bus had great AC which was needed on a warm day, only 12 people on the tour, which was awesome!
Only thing I would have liked is more time at the different wineries. There was going to be a lot of traffic headed back into town, so we didn't get a long time at the last winery, which had some beautiful scenery. I would have loved to be able to take more photos.
Overall, a wonderful experience. I'd absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a wine experience in San Francisco area.
This was a fantastic tour! The coach was very comfortable. The three wineries chosen were excellent, with great wine, friendly and knowledgable staff, and spectacular views. Most of all, Adam and Rebecca were great tour guides.
This was a fantastic tour! I highly recommend it! My 84 yr mom, sister and I attended this wine tour in celebration of mom's birthday. We were picked up at our hotel and ready for a fun day. All our companion guests were great. Our guide Mark was awesome!! So knowledgeable of the area, wine country and a great personality. We all felt very welcomed and he made our day really fun. We visited 3 vineyards, they were all small family owned vineyards, but great. We had 4 tastings per vineyard, but could always revisit a wine or ask to try another. All the vineyards offered wine clubs, but were not pushy about it. Our travel van was comfortable, provided water, mints, gum and sunscreen. Lunch was at the second vineyard, which was a beautiful spot and it was a warm sunny day. Lunch was very delicious too! We spent an hour walking around Sonoma which was fun. You could go taste cheese if you wanted too. The day overall was so fun and very informative. Mark gave us a music cd of San Francisco music artists over the years, and mom received a bottle of wine for her birthday. I would not hesitate to book this tour, ask for Mark, he was awesome!!
This tour was topnotch. The van was comfortable the guide was knowledgeable the wineries were unique the box lunch was tasty. All in all it was a great experience. I will recommend it to my friends.
This tour was overpriced and unenjoyable. Things did not start well when the tour guide was late to pick us up, having been told the pick up was 8am we waited patiently in the cold hotel lobby for over 45 minutes until we were collected. We then realised we were on what can best described as a watered down version of a party bus. The bus itself was nice (newish and clean) however we were crammed into communal seating arrangement which got very uncomfortable on long stretches of the journey - no room to stretch out and no head rest to relax on, you better hope your fellow tour group is cute because you're going to basically be sat on their lap for the duration of the day. The bus then proceeds to stop at tourist spots which you are likely to already have visited if you have been in SF for more than a day or two, with longer than needed stops while everyone else on the bus waits for the one or two people in the group to take 45 more pictures of the bridge...
Complete with cheesy forced fun and a team building quiz, this tour is less about the vineyards and more about trying to enable a bus full of strangers to 'mix'. Best part of the tour was the lunch with purchased from a local Sonoma deli which probably cost all of $10. Take my advice and look at other tours for wine country, or hire a car and go at your own pace around the vineyards which, from what I can tell, offer wine tasting either free or at a minimal cost. Don't waste your time or money on this tour.
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