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California Rivers Wine Tours

Address: 575 Country Club Dr., Santa Rosa, CA
Phone Number: (707) 579 - 2209
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Ranked #15 of 64 Activities in Santa Rosa
Type: Scenic Drives, Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: Wine tours of wineries and scenery throughout Sonoma County.
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Type: Scenic Drives, Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: Wine tours of wineries and scenery throughout Sonoma County.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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194 reviews 194 reviews
31 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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 

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California
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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 

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Alameda, California
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1 helpful vote 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.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 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 

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San Francisco, California
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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 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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San Diego, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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Vero Beach, Florida
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31 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We and two other couples booked John for a five hour tour. He was right on time to pick us up. He took us to a couple of wineries that we requested and then to a couple that we hadn't been to. We had a very nice picnic lunch that John set up at one of the wineries. John was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I recently took my wife on a trip to the Sonoma region for her birthday. While there, I thought it would be a good idea to take a wine tour, so I got in touch with several local tour operators. John from California Rivers quickly became my preferred choice by far. The first good sign was that John's email responses... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I first booked a tour with John for my girlfriends 30th and our group of 8 had such a good time that I went straight back to John for a friends Bachlorette party a few years later. He delivered again, great wineries, great van and service, and he came through with the food and treats again for lunch. Lots of... More 

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  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
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