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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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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It was my first time in Sonoma, so my husband and I decided to use the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley to take us on the tour. Our overall experience was excellent; we had fun, we learned a lot and visited excellent wineries. Our guide Will, was very helpful and pleasant. Plus the other people on the trolley were very nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great way to enjoy beautiful vineyards, great outdoor lunch and no driving. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy the beauty & vino of Sonoma.

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NVWTGeneral_Manager, Front Office 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. In the event that you are ever in the area again, please look us up! We have two other fun and interesting Napa Valley Wine Trolley experiences for you to experience. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great trip overall. Our driver who seemed to be relatively new was a really good guide, he even sang a little Eagles "Take it easy" at the end of our trip. The catered lunch from Girl in the Fig was delicious and perfect in the backdrop of our second stop on the tour, the beautiful Benzinger vineyard. Aside from our... 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! While I'm glad you enjoyed 3 of the 4. Are there any specifics you would... More

Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We did both Napa and Sonoma tours and found them both great and providing a variety of wineries to visit from commercial to boutique. Some provided the wine-making process others gave tours of the vineyard. The ride on the trolley was beautiful. The open air cars were great and it was so nice not to drive after all the wine... 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 and Napa Valley Wine Trolley tours. Both Sonoma and Napa Valley have so many exciting things going on! And each county has their own type of wineries experience to enjoy. We are glad that we were able to show you both sides of the growing regions... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Had a great time! With so many wineries in the area it was great to sit back, enjoy the scenery and know that each winery was expecting us! The selection of wineries was great and refreshing to visit the smaller wineries that take such pride in producing some of the best wines from the area.The trolley driver was great and... 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. No matter what season you come visit the Great Sonoma Valley, you will always experience something different. We glad that you enjoyed our tour guide as well as our winery partners. Our tour guides are always happy showing off this beautiful place... More

Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you only have a day or two in Sonoma, the trolley is a fun way to see a bunch of wineries, meet some fun people, learn about the town and the wines and be outdoors. It is a fun thing for less enthusiastic "winos" as it is easy to sit out a tasting if you need a break. Fun... 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! Ravenswood and their "No Wimpy Wines" is SO true, I almost can't believe it. AND... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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