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Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley

21707 8th Street East, Suite B, Sonoma, CA 95476
+1 707-938-2600
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Ranked #9 of 69 Activities in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Join us on a wine tasting tour through historic Sonoma Valley aboard a motorized San Francisco Cable Car! The open-air design of the California Street... more » Owner description: Join us on a wine tasting tour through historic Sonoma Valley aboard a motorized San Francisco Cable Car! The open-air design of the California Street cars offer a scenic view unmatched by any other vehicle. As you meet fellow wine enthusiasts and wine curious guests, you will learn about the rich local history of early California, and what makes Sonoma Valley such a popular destination for wine lovers and foodies all over the world. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The wine trolley was one of our favorite parts of the trip. We loved the open air aspect that allowed us to see all of the gorgeous scenery. They chose four very different wineries, a very small winery, a larger winery where they took us out to the vineyards and took us into the caves, a more ornate winery that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Even though the back of the trolley was windy and bumpy, our driver Gordon got us to the wineries with plenty of time for tasting and relaxing. Ben at Ravenswood was Awsome and laid back by far the best tasting and tour of the day. Lunch was yummy and plenty of food !

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

For me, this was a day trip to Sonoma for wine tasting with friends without having to drive while drinking. The trip was everything I expected and more. Arrived in the morning and boarded the trolley. Visited 4 vineyards for wine tasting, all of which we're fabulous for different reasons. Would definitely visit 2of them again (Benzinger and VJB). Had... More

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Chantilly
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We were in town for a wedding and booked a large group for this tour. It was great fun! The four wineries chosen each had their own distinct character which we appreciated. At the end of the day, I forgot a purchased bottle of wine on the trolley. When I called the next day, one of the Trolley's employees offered... More

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NVWTGeneral_Manager, General Manager at Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking time to write us about your recent Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley tour. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. Additionally, I'm glad that you were still in town for us to bring your "Lost" win back to you! In the event that you are ever in the area again, please look us up!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The tour was fantastic! I guess the trolley itself broke down the day before our tour, but John still had a luxury bus for us to use. We visited four wineries, and all four soms at the locations gave us tours and plenty of information about their California wine making process. The wine was great, and we bought three bottles... More

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NVWTGeneral_Manager, General Manager at Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking time to write us about your recent Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley tour. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. I do personally apologize that we had to substitute a Executive Coach for your tour. And, I thank you for your understanding. While things to happen from time to time, we do make every... More

Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I only had one day in Sonoma Valley to explore the wine country. It was nice to have 4 local wineries selected rather than having to determine which ones to visit. Each was unique for types of wines, building, and marketing. Also the trolley had a better view than driving in a car and we didn't have... More

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NVWTGeneral_Manager, General Manager at Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking time to write us about your recent Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley tour. The Sonoma Valley has so many exciting things going on and wineries to explore. We are glad that we could share some of our favorites with you! In the event that you are ever in the area again, please look us up!... More

Marlborough
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The tour was fine but each stop turned into a classroom like lesson.The Ravenswood stop was very good and informative.Lunch was excellent,after lunch would have been better if the last two stops were tasting only.The driver was pleasant and a good guy,I think management should take a ride on the Monterey wine Trolley to see how it should be done.

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Hello and thank you for taking time to write us about your recent Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley tour. The winery tours chosen for the trolley experience are aimed at wine novices and first time visitors, although repeat visitors usually enjoy them too. As for the wineries and the information that they provide, each winery puts together their own program for... More

Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had an excellent guide and a beautiful day! The first two wineries, Ravenswood and Buena Vista were very informative and both offered a nice tour. Lunch was amazing. The third winery, Imagery, didn't offer a tour so it seemed like we were there a little too long. The final winery, Mayo, was a nice finish to the day. Overall,... More

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NVWTGeneral_Manager, General Manager at Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking time to write us about your recent Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley tour. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. The type of “All Inclusive” tour that you are speaking of, is close to $250.00 pp. If you were to shop our competitors, you would notice that they too do not include tasting fees.... More

New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Fun but since it doesn't include tasting fees it ends up costing another $50. Each winery you have way too much time like over an hour and each time you do a tour it's sort of repetitive... had a bad experience with rude staff at one of the wineries... If i am just paying for transportation which is just driving... More

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NVWTGeneral_Manager, General Manager at Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking time to write us about your recent Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley tour. Please remember that included in the $99.00 price, is the driver and George Webber's narrative about Sonoma Valley and the wine region. Plus, you also had a catered lunch from Sonoma's own "Girl and the Fig" restaurant. We make every effort to... More

Davenport, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I would highly recommend this tour! Really great guide, nice people on the tour with us and the lunch was fantastic! Plenty to eat and we even had leftovers! Well worth the price of the tour.

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Hello and thank you for taking time to write us about your recent Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley tour. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. In the event that you are ever in the area again, please look us up! We have three other Wine Trolley tours for you to experience. More

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