– Norinao W. on 05/05/2015
Grate tour! And, kindness guidance and drop off schedule.
– Mary D. on 04/14/2015
Where do I begin? This was a fantastic tour! It is done as a small group (our tour had 8). You get to make suggestions on wineries to visit and then the tour guide lines up the reservations for the day balancing the requests with what makes the most sense geographically and the availability for the winery to accommodate the group. Don, our fantastic tour guide, accommodated 3 of our requests, as well as some from the other guests & then filled in with a suggestion of his own.
I can't say enough wonderful things about Don. He was the perfect mix of information, accommodation, charm & a little bit camp director keeping everyone on time. We started our day at Jacuzzi, a delightful & beautiful winery in Carneros in Sonoma county that specializes in Italian wine. We split off a honeymoon couple from our group so that they could go to Stag's Leap, which could not accommodate all of us. Next up was Silverado, an outstanding winery & setting. We stopped for lunch at V. Sattui, a charming winery & setting. Then we went to Frog's Leap, another outstanding winery in a gorgeous setting. The last stop of the day was originally going to be Inglenook but Don accommodated our request to change that to Domaine Carneros & magically got them to accommodate our group with a reservation at the last minute. It was just outstanding! Their chateau like winery was simply gorgeous! Sitting out on their patio drinking their incredible sparkling wines looking over the hills & vineyards was the absolutely perfect way to wind up the day.
Our tour guide Don made the drive between the wineries very entertaining interspersing great information with a wine themed music track. If you want to have a tour to remember & talk about for a long time, take this tour!
– Richard S. on 01/18/2015
Excellent tour! Frank our driver/guide pulled up to our hotel right on time greated us by name. He pulled up driving a black mini bus not a 15 passenger van. The mini bus was tall enought that a 6'3" tall person could stand up with out ducting, plenty of leg room in first row of seats but back rows where tight. Sinec we where the last pickup Frank spent about 5 to 10 minutes with all the members of tours to decide upon which wine regions and winerys to go to. He reminded us the number of winerys we could goto depended on the distance we had to drive between them so his recomendation was to focus on a region and advised again on tasting fees. We all decided we wanted to goto lesser known winerys in the Russian River Area. On the way Frank gave out interesting information about wine and the area we where headed he would skip on some stuff since we all had been on these kinds of tours and tastings before. Frank is very accommodating in where you want to go and what kinds of information he was giving out, it was not a memorized Disney speil. The wineries that we went too where all very nice and not busy our group was the only ones there at most.
The last winery Frank had to call ahead to make an apointment for our visit. Each winery had a diffent experience from luxory tasting room to converted garage. Frank gave us tips on what to look for and what to expect at each winery. Lunch was on our own and Frank stoped at a country/general store in the Dry Creek area that had old world charm and a great food. This was the best wine tour we had taken. Will definitly book again!
– Sara S. on 12/01/2014
Anthony was an awesome tour guide! We made it to 5 different wineries + a lunch stop in Sonoma Plaza, which has lots of tasting rooms to enjoy over lunch. Anthony was open to stopping at as many of the requested wineries as possible, and he also introduced us to some great new wineries as well! To top it off, he dropped us off in Sausalito at the end of the tour, as requested, and we were able to spend a couple of hours exploring Sausalito before heading back to SF on the ferry. Loved the customizable and small group nature of this tour, and would definitely do it again...but only if Anthony is our tour guide! :-)
– Lauren K. on 11/18/2014
I would recommend this tour to anyone. Frank was very knowledgable and a great host of wine country! Glad a friend recommended this tour!
– Diana M. on 11/01/2014
Anthony is amazing, we had a glorious time and met wonderful people. The wine was great too!!!!
– Rachel C. on 10/31/2014
Anthony was just fantastic, warm and welcoming, knowledgeable, fun and friendly.
– Kristen F. on 10/28/2014
Tony was awesome!!! My friend required extra attention due to need for wheelchair accessibility and Tony was extremely accommodating and made sure she felt comfortable throughout the tour. We had so much fun, thanks to his enthusiasm, fabulous planning, and great sense of humor...not to mention AWESOME accent! I have already recommended this tour and Tony to friends and family in the Bay area and beyond!
– Steve T. on 10/28/2014