Private Group Wine Tours
Private group wine tours are for guests who prefer to spend the 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 our 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/bachelor parties or any other “partying” type groups. There is no drinking of alcohol or smoking/vaping allowed onboard any of our vehicles.
Basic Info for all our Private Group Wine Tours
Operating: 7 days a week, year round (excluding major holidays)
Hours: Tour 4 wineries from 11 AM – 4 PM (not including pick-up/drop-off times)
Cost: Depends upon pick-up location, but ranges from $650-$1400/tour. Note: pricing is determined by several factors, including your number of guests, your pick-up town/location, the time of year and day of the week. Examples: Minimum private tour fee is $650 (based on two guests being picked up near the town of Healdsburg, mid week during the slowest season). Maximum private tour fee is $1400 (based on eight guests being picked up in San Francisco, on a weekend day during the busy season). To receive pricing for your specific private wine tour, please provide us the details.
Private Group Wine Tours Include:
- Pick-up/Drop-off at your lodging
- All tasting fees
- Complimentary chilled bottled water throughout the tour
- Visit 4 wineries
- Pick-up lunch at a gourmet deli and then eat at a winery
- Up to 8 guests max
5+ hours. Our tours usually last about five hours, not including the door to door time for pick-up/drop-off from your lodging. We plan to arrive at the first winery by 11 AM and leave our last winery around 4 PM.
All tasting fees are included since your winery itinerary will be selected by the guide from our preferred winery partners! Many wineries charge $5-$20/person for tastings, but when you tour with us, we have you covered! We also provide complimentary chilled bottled water throughout the day to help you stay hydrated.
Area We Tour
We tour Sonoma County exclusively, so we do not offer tours in the Napa Valley. Sonoma County has thirteen wine regions (or appellations). Of those, we only visit the three northern regions: touring heavily in the Dry Creek Valley, and touching a little into either the Russian River Valley or Alexander Valley.
Wineries We Visit
Sonoma County is home to over 250 wineries. The guide will custom create each tour’s winery itinerary by matching up the best fit for the overall groups style with our 25+ preferred wineries. We tour four wineries that are smaller, family owned and/or boutique wineries making sure you get a true sense of what our wine country offers. Our preferred wineries were chosen for their wines, hospitality and the experience they provide our guests.
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.
Pick-ups – Door to Door Service
Door to door service! We pick up from most main locations throughout Sonoma County and Marin County (excluding the rural and coastal areas) and from the downtown area of San Francisco. 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 and safest option!
What’s Not Included
Guide’s gratuity and food.
Guide gratuity – optional, but always appreciated! Most guests tip 10-20%.
Food – we do not include lunch food as we want you to select a meal that fits your individual needs (diabetic, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, etc.). We stop at a gourmet deli for you to purchase a lunch (or you are welcome to bring your own food), and then we will all eat together at the next winery. Most guests spend around $15/person for their food. Please note, if you will be opting to bring your own food as opposed to making the stop at our gourmet deli, please let us know before your tour date, so that we make sure the guide brings their own food too).