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“Great time!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wine Trolley Tours

Wine Trolley Tours
P.O. Box 1201, Monterey, CA 93940
831 624-1700
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Experience an unforgettable journey wine tasting in the aesthetic beauty of Carmel Valley aboard “Hattie the Magnificent Trolley”.We will pick you up at the Portola Plaza-Downtown Monterey at 11:00 AM and trolley you to Ventana Vineyards out at Tarpy's Flat.We then travel over the Salinas Mountains to visit the many tasting rooms in the Carmel Valley Village including: Bernardus Vineyards, Parsonage Vineyards, Chateau Sinnet, Heller Estate Organic Vineyards and Boekenoogen Winery.Our last stop is Mid Valley where we can visit Boete Winery and Chateau Julien.You will then be returned to Portola Plaza with all the wonderful memories, new friends and wines you have collected.
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“Great time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We had a great time on our wine trolley tour. Considering the experience, the price is really quite reasonable. Pace yourself, drink lots of water, and have a great time!

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Coquitlam, Canada
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

What a great day and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in the Carmel Valley. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The lunch was GREAT !!!! The wines terrific. We sat up top in the double decker bus so had a bird's eye view. I will definitely do it again the next time we're visiting the area.

Visited April 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Very nice day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had a very enjoyable day on the trolley, with Gary as our guide. This is an interesting wine region, with quite a range of quality. The speaker at the first wine tasting was interesting, and the venue was pleasant, but we were not overly impressed with the wines served there. Some of the wines we tasted at the Carmel Valley stop were incredible, as was the catered lunch - so my advice is "pace yourself" - wait for the later stop to imbibe ; ). We took the box lunch package, which I think was the best approach as it left us free to choose which bottles of wine to buy. Highly recomended!

Visited February 2014
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Mountain View, California
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“Great Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I can't believe we did not know that the Wine Trolley existed. We went for my birthday adventure and it exceeded my expectations. You get a great experience, a little education and a whole lot of fun!

My ONLY negative would be that you never know who else you'll share the trolley with, unless of course you book the whole thing. We had a few unsavory characters that made our time less enjoyable. One group who had no respect for others and was late not once, but twice unapologetically and another group of smokers who couldn't quite handle so much wine.

Either way I will do this again and tell all my friends and family about it.

Thanks Gary and Molly!!

Visited February 2014
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South Elgin, Illinois
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“Worth The Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had a great time on this tour. Gary went out of his way to make it an interesting and fun tour. We were part of a small group and he used the van vs. the trolley, but it was a great time anyway. Met a lot of interesting people during the tour and tasted some fantastic wines. I highly recommend the tour.

Visited February 2014
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