FAQs - Wineries
We specialize in Sonoma County’s Wine Country.
Do you provide wine tours in Napa?
Sorry, no. We specialize in Sonoma County’s Wine Country. Unlike many other tour companies in our area, we focus our entire attention on Sonoma County and its wineries. This is what sets us apart and makes us the true experts at guiding you on your Wine Country Journey.
Which wineries will we visit on the Shared Group Tour?
We usually do not know in advance. We do not have just one set of wineries that we visit, as there are so many great ones! Our guides customize the day’s tour based on several factors, some of which include, locations of pick-ups, guest wine preferences and available wineries for the day (as they all have different days of operation and special event scheduling).
May we pick which wineries we go to?
On Shared Group and Private Tours – no. Our guides will select the day’s itinerary, but will try to take into consideration guests wine styles.
On The Ultimate Journey - no. We have personally selected the four special wineries that we will go to.
How long will we spend at each winery?
For Shared Group and Private Tours there is no set time. It varies with each group. Typically, we spend about 45 minutes at each winery. However, we do usually spend a little more time at both our tour winery and our lunch winery.
For The Ultimate Journey we typically will spend 1-1.5 hours at each winery.
How do you determine which wineries are the best for the group?
For our Shared Group (and Private) Tours, our experienced guides are great at matching groups to wineries! Our guides are experts on the different wineries, their wines and the overall experience the winery will provide to our group.
For The Ultimate Journey, due to the special nature of this tour, we already have the four wineries selected (and they offer a wide variety of wines - so something for everyone).
Can I buy wine on the tour?
Absolutely! While it is not required, we encourage you to buy wine when you find something you like! Oftentimes, you will not be able to find the wine when you return home, as many of the smaller wineries only sell their wine at their winery. And the wineries appreciate you business and many have special offerings or discounts for our groups.
I love the wine, but I can’t purchase it because I can’t take it home with me.
Depending upon where you live, that may be the case. However, don’t forget, you can always buy just a bottle or two to enjoy if you will still be traveling in the area.
How do I get my wine home?
During the tour, we have room in our vehicles to accommodate wine purchases. Once we drop you off, there are various ways to get your wine home. Depending upon your state’s laws, some of the ways include; shipping it directly from the winery, shipping the wines to yourself from a local shipper, or buying a shipper box at a winery and checking the protected wine as luggage. Your guide can explain your options in more detail on the tour.
What is a wine club?
You might say, being a wine club member is like taking home a piece of the Wine Country! When you become a wine club member at a winery, you are shipped a pre-set amount of wine throughout the year (example; 2 bottles of wine every other month). While joining is usually free, the member is responsible for the wine and shipping costs which are billed with the shipment. There are many benefits to being a wine club member. In addition to getting to enjoy the wine throughout the year – especially if it is a wine you cannot otherwise find at home. Members often receive special offerings, discounts on wine and winery events, and oftentimes are included in member only winery events. All wine clubs are different, so if you are interested in becoming a member, you should ask the winery staff for more details.