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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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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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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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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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Marlborough
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Ugh, a touristy trolley? That was my initial impression when my wife booked this tour. DON'T LET THAT STOP YOU. This was a very easy and pleasant way to visit several wineries. Our driver and guide was friendly and helpful. The lunch was terrific. Most importantly, I didn't have to think (worry) about anything and isn't that what holiday is... More

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Severna Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Wine Trolley is a great first exposure to Sonoma wineries. The four selected are not provided until you board the trolley, so its a perfect first day in Sonoma. The company creates an agenda which exposes guests to an array, to include small boutique, and quite large operations. Lunch from The Girl and the Fig was perfect.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The tour guide was awesome and fun. A nice way to wine taste without driving. Would do it again. The lunch was wonderful! It may not be available for wheelchairs, etc. The climb into the trolley was quite high.

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