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Address: 575 Country Club Dr., Santa Rosa, CA
Phone Number: (707) 579 - 2209
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Wine tours of wineries and scenery throughout Sonoma County.

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Best all around service!

John was a great host! When he met us, he got out a map and asked where we wanted to go and if we would like recommendations. He picked some great wineries and he had a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

John was a great host! When he met us, he got out a map and asked where we wanted to go and if we would like recommendations. He picked some great wineries and he had a great personality! We really enjoyed talking with him. Also this service comes with lunch! Not just a typical lunch! We had homemade zucchini frittatta... More 

Thank sunshine_warrior
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

As recommended by the concierge of our lodging accommodations, I was led to California Rivers Winery tours. Overall, enjoyable experience with John;Lunch was fantastic! Incredible homemade pickles and jams! John was on time to get us in the morning. The only constructive criticism I would give; it would have been nice to get a little more information of our surroundings... More 

Thank KES1215
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had such a wonderful time for our two days with John. It was so nice to have a driver that is so familiar with the area. Our group had a wish list together for both days. John would review the list every morning and make sure we hit those and many others along the way that we would have... More 

1 Thank Tammy828
Vero Beach, Florida
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285 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was our second time with John and California Rivers Wine Tours. He again picked us up promptly. There were wineries that we wanted to visit, and he was happy to oblige. He selected a couple new wineries, and we were not disappointed. The lunch provided by John and his wife was wonderful. The weather was beautiful, so we were... More 

1 Thank cb628
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I surprised my husband with a trip to Sonoma for his 50th birthday. It was a big surprise and highlighted by John's Wine Tour! We had such a great time. He knows so much about the area - because he has lived there most of his life; and everyone knows him. Halfway through the tour he set up a charming... More 

2 Thank SCVFoodie
Alameda, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

What a smart way to see the wine country! John knows his way around and took us to beautiful wineries with lots of character and hospitality. He also showered us with a generous lunch; the frittata (sp?) was delish! I would highly recommend his services to make your trip less stressful; jus relax and enjoy the trip.

1 Thank Kurt L
San Francisco
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Where to start? John, owner of this business, is fabulous off the charts! I have taken several of his tours. He could not be more accommodating-- he can recommend wineries, trip takers can recommend winery choices, or a mix of both can be done. And the lunch... I still dream about his frittata! John is the real deal-- only a... More 

1 Thank Sassycmc
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

It was a great experience to go for wine tasting with my friends last weekend having John, from California River Wine Tours, as our guide. He is local, took us to great wineries, and prepared us a delicious lunch which included several tasty items from his yard: the juicy tomatoes, pickles and the fig jelly, among other goodies. His courteous,... More 

Thank Jayse O
West Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

You must book this tour if you are looking for someone who is LOCAL and knows the area. John is fantastic. Super nice guy, very attentive, and answers ALL of your questions. He also has the most competitive rates in all the area. Trust me, I did a lot of research so if you book with John first it will... More 

Thank TheSwanson6
San Diego, CA
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

My group of 7 women were very happy with John's wine tour and lunch on a recent trip to the Russian River valley. He was right on time, right price, pleasant and felt like he was watching out for us as if we were all family. I was pleasantly surprised that he had our tasting fees taken care of at... More 

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