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The Wine Carriage

8644 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA 95448
707-849-8989
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Ranked #8 of 110 activities in Healdsburg
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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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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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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Lake Forest, CA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

What a marvelous way to go wine tasting in Sonoma. Bret and his gentle giants cruised through the beautiful vineyards, showing us in detail the many spendours of cultivating wine. All three wineries were very personable, complete with a cave tour and tasty picnic. It was a joyous day that will we will never forget!

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We had an absolutely wonderful day on the Wine Carriage with Bret and his beautiful horses, Cheyenne and Cody. They met us at Alexander Valley Vineyard, where we had completed a cave tour and tasting. Then, we began our journey through the vineyards to 2 other wineries. What a beautiful, personal and memorable trip. It was so peaceful and serene... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My wife, 9 year old son and I recently had the good fortune of spending a glorious afternoon touring three fantastic wineries in unique style - on board the Wine Carriage! What a great and fun way to experience the beauty, serenity and wineries of Sonoma County. Bret and his two horses carried us through narrow paths of vineyards to... More

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