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Address: 397 Aviation Blvd, Sonoma, CA 95403
Phone Number: 707-538-7359
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Description: Celebrating more than 35 years with the highest 5 star rating, this FAA...
Celebrating more than 35 years with the highest 5 star rating, this FAA PUC safety certified balloon ride service provides a spectacular way to view Lush Vineyards Redwood forests Mountain Ranges the Russian River and the Pacific Coast. Enjoy a full made-to-order champagne brunch with the pilot after your mornings excursion. Weddings, Private flights for two or large groups can be accommodated. Hotel Packages. Sonoma and Napa California.
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First Time Balloon Trip and would do it again in a heartbeat!!

Scott and his crew were great and were very informative and helpful through the whole flight. It was such a treat to help with inflating and deflating the balloon. Scott, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Terry S
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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97 reviews 97 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had our first ballon ride, it was in a basket with 20 people. You can only look over your very small side. I thought this was going to be a romantic experience . It is like going on a bus attached to a ballon. Nice people, great pilot, but too many people

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Scott and his crew were great and were very informative and helpful through the whole flight. It was such a treat to help with inflating and deflating the balloon. Scott, the pilot was very informative with all the questions and made everyone feel at ease and made sure everyone was having a good time. The champaign breakfast and ballooning history... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It was our first hot air balloon trip and I have to say that, from beginning to end, Scott and his team were amazing - I cannot recommend them highly enough. Consummate professionals, they ensured we had an amazing trip and found the one piece of blue sky in the whole of Napa and Sonoma (v cloudy the day we... More 

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Glens Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What a fantastic day we had soaring over wine country in "Venus", the hot air balloon from Wine Country Balloons! The weather was perfect and the pilot was very personable and helped us relax before the trip even started, when we weren't sure what to expect. All of my concerns about it being too cold, or feeling like we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife and I went up April 11th .....WOW!! What a fun experience. ...I got to help set up and with inflating the balloon. Scott the owner gave us some great education on ballooning before we lifted off. There were two balloon and Michael was out pilot. Everyone for the company were professional and very willing to answer any questions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

I surprised my husband with this incredible " Birthday" flight... Scott, and his fabulous volunteer crew, was both professional, and an awesome, witty, story teller. It was the ride of a lifetime, followed by a memorable "landing!" We loved it so much, we are organizing another flight with our friends...thank you Pilot Scott...oh, and helping with the inflation and deflation,... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Before considering this company, go to Yelp and read all the negative reviews there (search "Wine Country Balloons" in Santa Rosa, CA). And, if a conflict arises, be forewarned: they may choose their selfish interests over customer satisfaction, like they did in my case. The short version: They took $500 from me, and refused to refund any of it -... More 

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balloontours, Manager at Wine Country Balloons, responded to this review

Its discouraging to find reviews that misrepresent the truth, either by omission or false information. Using an anonymous public forum to defame a business, its employee or simply for the purpose of extortion is Cyber Bullying and its also a crime. At 10:15 PM, just hours before our early morning flight, This customer threatened us with lawsuits and then immediately... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

First of all, Scott and the crew were wonderful. Several years ago, with another Sonoma company, we went hot air ballooning with scenic views of fields and vineyards. Trying for a different experience, this time we thought we'd try another company. I was enticed by Wine Country Balloon's flexibility for having multiple launch sites to optimize the experience. So, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My fiancée and I are the adventurous sort and lead a maverick lifestyle, so when we were contemplating plans for our wedding, we wanted something unusual, memorable, affordable, and private. A hot air balloon wedding idea seemed like it would comply with those requirements. We thoroughly researched the possibilities and eventually settled on Wine Country Balloons. I was impressed by... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Capt. Scott and his crew were fantastic! We had no problems booking directly with WineCountryBalloons.com and they kept us informed on the weather, the meeting location - everything as smooth as possible. With both Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley completely fogged in, we were taken (via chase van) 45 minutes up to Lake County where it was clear. Scott and... More 

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