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Wine Trolley Tours

P.O. Box 1201, Monterey, CA 93940
831 624-1700
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Ranked #4 of 58 activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Experience an unforgettable journey wine tasting in the aesthetic beauty of Carmel Valley aboard “Hattie the Magnificent Trolley”.We will pick you up... more » Owner description: Experience an unforgettable journey wine tasting in the aesthetic beauty of Carmel Valley aboard “Hattie the Magnificent Trolley”.We will pick you up at the Portola Plaza-Downtown Monterey at 11:00 AM and trolley you to Ventana Vineyards out at Tarpy's Flat.We then travel over the Salinas Mountains to visit the many tasting rooms in the Carmel Valley Village including: Bernardus Vineyards, Parsonage Vineyards, Chateau Sinnet, Heller Estate Organic Vineyards and Boekenoogen Winery.Our last stop is Mid Valley where we can visit Boete Winery and Chateau Julien.You will then be returned to Portola Plaza with all the wonderful memories, new friends and wines you have collected. « less
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Santa Cruz, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

One of the highlights of my recent anniversary trip to Monterey was the wine trolley. The staff is accommodating and very entertaining. Its a great deal for a whole days worth of activity. Two wine glasses, wine bottle opener, complementary bottle of wine, delicious boxed lunch from Party's, wine tasting vouchers, wine education, and a scenic tour ride of the... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

During my vacation, I wanted to take my girlfiend on a getaway to Monterey. I thought the Wine Trolley Tour would be the perfect thing. It turned out to be the right choice. The Driver was Gary and Assistant was Molly. They were great! The Molly poured us a sample of a White Merlot which was outstanding. I loved it... More

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Vancouver
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21 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Four of us (two couples) went out for the Monterey Wine Tour with Gary. We were on the smaller trolley and booked the 4-person package which included a bottle of wine (we opened this before our first stop), wine glasses, an opener and lunch per couple. WHAT A BLAST! Of the 8 days we spent in Monterey and San Fran,... More

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great Day wine tasting on the Wine Trolley in Monterey and Carmel Valley. Clean double decker bus, organized and efficient. Very knowlegable tour guide!

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had a great time and Gary is a terrific host. The wines were wonderful and we had the choice of several wineries after the first stop. Lunch was included and it was OK. It seemed like everyone had fun, learned a lot, and felt it a day well spent.

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Gosforth
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5 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

May I preface my comments by saying that we enjoyed our day. The trip is on either a trolley /white van or double decker bus. we were on the trolley. The organiser also runs ghost tours and the trolley is decorated to advertise that fact. The driver for whom you are effectively paying £100pp to drive (5 hour tour) with... More

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WineTrolley, Owner at Wine Trolley Tours, responded to this review

It is not often that I respond to reviews, but I felt I needed to in order to clear up inaccurate facts stated above. 1. We did not decorate our trolley to advertise anything but our weird tasted (you should see my man cave!) 2. We deal in the Dollar in the USA not the Pound as claimed by the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This wine trolley tour was definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Monterey! You start off making a couple of stops at wineries, and then you're dropped off for lunch (which was especially delicious considering it was a boxed lunch.) Afterwards you're dropped off in an area with a bunch of different wineries/tasting rooms to choose from which... More

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Calgary
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6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This tour is overrated. It was a good way to get to the wineries without having to drive but the actual tour was just average. The guide did not really offer much information about the history of the area and the wine tasting itself is just ok. I thought we would be in amongst some vineyards but it's just a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Wine Trolley last weekend as a part of a brief visit to Monterey. Gary is awesome and was the perfect tour guide. His stories and information about the local area were extremely helpful. Plus, his entertaining delivery certainly does not hurt! The tastings were phenomenal and the trolley is a great way to... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I did the Wine Trolley Tour with my husband and best friend and we had a great time. A few of the wineries along the tour are great finds! Gary, our guide, was great and very helpful with suggestions. A few stops are mapped out and then you are free to choose from the remaining stops. We were able to... More

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