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The Wine Carriage

8644 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA 95448
707-849-8989
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Travel through the vines and on private lanes to premium tastings at award-winning wineries. As part of the tour, our guests will be guided through... more » Owner description: Travel through the vines and on private lanes to premium tastings at award-winning 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. After traveling over hill and dale in a carriage pulled by two magnificent horses, and enjoying a few more tastings, you'll be served a sumptuous lunch of fresh baguettes, herbed meats, organic mixed olives, imported and local cheeses, organic strawberries and wine-filled chocolates. Enjoy the relaxed pace, breathtaking scenery and world-class wines while leaving the traffic far behind. Your coachman will give you an insider's view of the local history, the lifecycle of the vines and the wine-making process. This is more than a tour -- it's a unique and romantic wine tasting adventure! « less
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful horses ...beautiful scenery... outstanding wine... at small family-owned wineries. I highly recommend to anyone who loves wine and nature. the highlight of my trip

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Clermont, Florida, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I can't think of a better way to see Alexander Valley than riding through the vineyards on a carriage pulled by Cody & Cheyenne. Brandon was our tour guide for the day, and he was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. We started off at the Alexander Valley Vineyards with a tasting and then a cave tour that included a barrel tasting.... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Alexander Valley Winery was a great start with a wine tasting (no fees). The tour of the caves and tasting directly from the barrel was a treat. We were given snack bags with two bread sticks, a cheese stick, an apple and nuts before we loaded into the carriage. We had a fantastic time riding the carriage to the next... More

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Wells, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The wine carriage trip was a great way to see some of the vineyards in the Alexander Valley. Brett was a gracious, fun and knowledgeable guide. How much better can it get...tasting grapes in the vineyard, wine tastings, a nice lunch and being outside under the beautiful blue sky on a perfect October day. Being on the wine carriage was... More

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We are staying with friends in Healdsburg and wanted to treat them to something special for having us. We could not have picked anything better than this wine tasting experience hosted by Brett - a charming, amusing and knowledgeable guy, with a hint of Marlon Brando about him (something we pointed out to him, and which he seemed to appreciate!)... More

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The Wine Carriage trip through some Alexander Valley wineries is NOT to be missed. Bret LeRolland is a great guide; knowledgeable; interesting; fun; and a real gentleman. His magnificent twin Percherons however steal the show as you trot through the vineyards on the way to tasting rooms at Alexander Valley Vineyards, Hanna and Soda Rock. He serves a lovely lunch... More

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Clinton Township, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I can say with confidence, you will not find a better way to see California wine country up close and personal than with this experience! Bret LeRolland is a master horseman and is friendly, knowledgeable, genuine and truly loves what he does. My wife and I have issues with gluten and I mentioned this upon my booking. To our delight... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

*** Highly recommended *** The Wine Carriage was a great way to explore some of the wineries of Alexander Valley. Bret, and his horses (Cody and Cheyenne), gave us a memorable ride through the vineyards to 3 of the Alexander Valley wineries (Alexander Valley Vineyards, Hanna, and Soda Rock). Bret is quite knowledgable about the area and of the wine-making... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Brett is a superb guide with a plethora of knowledge about the area. He is extremely accompanying and very personable. This tour is meant for all types of people! We highly recommend at our from Brett, Cheyenne, and Cody!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We had a great day with our guides - Brett and Lily, and the beautiful horses - Cody and Cheyenne. The tour was leisurely which was appreciated and a great lunch was served in a beautiful winery. We did not cover a lot of territory and the focus was more on the experience of the beauty of Sonoma and the... More

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