Private Wine Tours
Basic Info for our Private Wine Tour:
Private group tours are for guests who prefer to spend their day with just their friends/family and not to share a vehicle with other travelers. So if you are looking for a more personal and private experience, then the private tour is perfect for you!
With this style, we are able to make arrangements for groups from 2 to 8 people. In fact, it is not uncommon for just one couple to book a tour for a special day or celebration, such as engagements, anniversaries or birthdays.
Just like our shared group tours, the guide will custom create your winery itinerary matching up your overall groups style with our 25+ preferred wineries.
Please note: We are not a “party bus,” and therefore do not accommodate bachelorette and bachelor parties or any other “partying” type groups. There is no drinking of alcohol allowed onboard any of our vehicles.
The length of the tour will vary depending upon your specific needs. But typically we pick you up in time to arrive at the first winery by 11 AM and leave the last winery by 4:00 and then start your return trip.
Private wine tour pricing is determined by several factors, including your number of guests, your specific itinerary, the time of year and day of the week you choose. Minimum private tour fee is $650 (based on two people on a typical wine tour schedule, mid week during the slowest season). To receive pricing for your particular private tour, please let us know your plans. We'll discuss the details with you and provide you a quote.
Door to door service from most locations throughout Sonoma and Marin* counties and the city of San Francisco*. We also provide complimentary chilled bottled water throughout the day.
Where We Go / Wineries Visited
Sonoma County has thirteen wine regions (or appellations) and is home to over 250 wineries. We focus our tours on small family owned or boutique wineries in the Dry Creek, Russian River, Alexander Valley regions.
What to Expect
Your guide will accompany you into the wineries, introduce you to the staff (and maybe a wine maker or two), and will remain with you throughout the day to share their knowledge and answer questions. During the day you will learn about tasting wine, types of grape varietals, wine production, viticulture, and how to store, care for and serve wines. We usually spend some time in a vineyard, weather permitting. You will also have opportunities to purchase wines throughout the day.
Door to door service! We pick up from most locations throughout Sonoma County, Marin County* and the city of San Francisco*. We believe that being the designated driver means just that. Most companies offer “pick-up at prearranged public locations with parking,” which means you have to drive at the end of the day. You shouldn’t have to worry about driving after a fun day of wine tasting. That is why our door to door service is your best option! (*Pick-ups/drop-offs outside Sonoma County are at slightly higher rates. Ask about your specific location.)
What’s Not Included
Guide’s gratuity (but always appreciated).