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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 #7 of 67 activities in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Loved it! We got more than was told and almost all the wineries catered to your taste buds. The only one we didn't enjoy as much and got a cold reception was Imagery. They seemed to think they were above and beyond any other winery, which wasn't the case. My personal favorites were Ravenswood and Buena Vista. Everyone was friendly... More

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The advertised price is a bit high for a wine tour. You might be able to justify it if you're on holiday and you think 'why not?'. But if you think of it rationally you might see you get little for $99. Well, not little - you get to ride around the converted trolley to wine farms. That is it.... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us on our Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley tour. I am sorry that you thought the $99.00 price was not competitive and or inclusive enough fee. However, if you shop our competitors, you will see that most all “Group Daily Tours” start at $99.00 and run upwards of $250.00 pp.... More

Johnston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great experience! The vineyards they chose to visit were each unique in their own ways...the tour guides at the vineyards experienced and willing to share their love of wine and little known facts. The trolley driver was superb! Added great little tidbits along the way and was very accomodating to each passenger! Well worth it!

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Globo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The trolley ride itself is fine, and the driver was friendly... but there wasn't much history-telling and even if there was it would not justify the cost! Lunch was deli sandwiches! Not even a decent meal while you're in the vineyards, to compliment the wine experience. The price is basically for the ride - you must still pay a 15-20%... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us on our Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley tour. We are happy that you enjoyed our Wine Trolley ride or tour. As you can see from our TripAdvisor reviews, we take our job very seriously. You indicated that you did receive much history. I am sorry that you did not... More

Arlington, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were looking for a good way to tour a bunch of Sonoma wineries in one day and ran across the Wine Trolley. We thought it might be a bit hokey, but it turned out to be great way to sample a range of offerings around the town. We toured four wineries in and around Sonoma, including a couple of... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I happened to be in Sonoma by myself for 2 days, as part of a larger trip. Being there, it felt like it would be a shame to NOT try out some wineries! On the suggestion of my hotel front desk I signed up for the Wine Trolley. Being on my own, the trolley was a great way to meet... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are in Sonoma, you HAVE to take the wine trolley! It was, hands down, the best part of our trip! Will, our guide, was so fun, and the entire day was perfect! Lunch was phenomenal and the wine tastings were great! If you are in Sonoma, you do not want to miss this experience. We will most certainly... More

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Somerville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Staff at the wineries were friendly and helpful and generous with tastings. Wineries chosen were very beautiful. The main detraction was the trolley experience itself. The driver struggled with detours in town and very frequent overshooting of entrances requiring quite a few harrowing k-turns in the middle of the very busy highway. Would not recommend this for elderly or anyone... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I recently vacationed in California. Top of her list was touring the wine country. After looking at other tours, we chose the Sonoma wine trolley and are very glad we did! What atmosphere and fun! Our driver Will was very kind, professional and knowledgeable. There is a recorded narration that plays as the Trolley slows and stops... More

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Cupertino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I was shopping around for a wine tour and saw the wine train website FIRST. I was very excited ...until I saw the prices!!! That was a terrible realization, so I did some more research and found the trolley site. The best experience for my wallet size!!! It was a great experience! We went to 4 wineries. The bus broke... More

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