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The Wine Carriage

8644 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA 95448
+1 707-849-8989
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Owner description: Travel deep into the vines of Sonoma's wine country to premium tastings at boutique wineries. As part of the tour, our guests will be guided through... more » Owner description: Travel deep into the vines of Sonoma's wine country to premium tastings at boutique wineries. As part of the tour, our guests will be guided through the gothic chambers of a wine cave and be treated to a barrel tasting from one of the oak casks. Traveling over hill and dale in a carriage pulled by two magnificent horses, you'll enjoy tastings at 3 award-winning wineries and be served locally sourced gourmet snacks and chilled spring water along the way. Enjoy the relaxed pace, breathtaking scenery and world-class wines while leaving the traffic far behind. Your coachman will provide an insider's view of the local history, the lifecycle of the vines, and the wine-making process. This is more than a wine tour -- it's a unique and romantic wine tasting adventure! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Brett is an experienced and engaging guide. The Wine Carriage is perhaps the only way to ride through the vineyards and see the miles of vines from the vintners view. And Brett is obviously devoted to the care of his horses as both are in superb health.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

a lot has been said here already most of which is true. The wineries visited are fabulous and we thoroughly enjoyed the ride, but couldn't give it 5 stars. Most of the reviews here are for the owner Brett, who was not the guide for our ride. Our guide (Brendan) was friendly and knowledgeable, but did not make for the... More

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My friend and I booked the wine carriage tour from the UK and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Brett was an informative and hospitable host, making the trip really enjoyable. We visited small boutique wineries with high quality wine you can only enjoy in the area. We sat back and relaxed on the horse drawn carriage for one of the most... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Wine Carriage is a magical ride through some of Sonoma's best vineyards! Bret is a wonderful host who is full of knowledge and stories about the area. And the horses are beautiful as well. I can't wait to do it again!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took our 4 year old and parents on the tour as part of a day trip to wine country. Bret is a great guide and is a font of knowledge about the area. There are plenty of points of interest along the way and it's great to hear the stories about the history of the area. We enjoyed the... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Wine Carriage is a delightful way to explore Sonoma wine country. I took my first ride with a group of friends in July and I can’t wait to bring more friends and family back to experience it. Bret and Lily are consummate hosts and give a great, easygoing, and personal behind-the-scenes tour that you just can’t get anywhere else.... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A group of my friends and I decided to go wine tasting together to celebrate a birthday. We stopped in downtown Healdsburg to pick up some snacks and sandwiches for the picnic during the tour. I had such a wonderful time. I enjoyed the warm weather and traveling through the vineyard by horse and carriage. So much more pleasant and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Hands down the best all around wine tasting I've ever done! Coupled with the laid back carriage ride, gourmet snacks and great company of the guests and the driver; jaw dropping views, a grand history of the valley and.....oh yes, amazing wine seem to have completed the experience! Highly recommended for anyone, from sommeliers to those that appreciate the equestrian... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A friend invited me along on a Wine Carriage tour and I had no idea what I was getting into. It turns out that this is the best way to go wine tasting. Enjoying wine as we rode through farm trails, over bridges and right through vineyards was amazing. Our driver Bret, who is also the owner was a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

This was the greatest wine tasting tour I have ever been on. It was so great I had to do it twice. In addition the the beautiful surroundings and the majestic animals, this trip stimulated my intellectual side with great background on the local history. The tour guild was friendly and inviting. The wines were truly world class. This is... More

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