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“amazing day of wine tasing with Rosso Hosts.” 5 of 5 stars
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Rosso Host Company
Sonoma, CA
+1 707-548-9901
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: We're not here to do what has already been done. From the very beginning, we designed Rosso to capture a sense of place and time, to be authentic and not follow what everyone else was doing in the wine industry. We use a European approach to sharing wine country with you. This approach is authentic, fun, classy and high end. We're not chauffeurs or a limo company. We're a host company, our team is composed of quality individuals from Sonoma and Napa that bring you into their world and take you to places where we would take our best friends. Unlike limo and bus tour companies, we set high standards for our team and we don't make them wear silly penguin suits. My goal is to create fun jobs for my community so we only hire gregarious locals who are passionate about food and wine. Spending a day with one of our hosts is like visiting a friend who lives in wine country. We share wine country through a locals' prospective, which offers a unique view of wine country's less commercial side. Our focus is to support smaller production and family owned wineries that don't mass distribute. Growing up here I always heard locals complain about the buses, limos, town cars, and vans. The last thing Sonoma and Napa needs is another company using those vehicles. Our cars are much nicer and classier than the standard tour vehicle. They are not black and do not have our logo or phone number on them. We use this understated style out of respect for the community, and in hopes to some day bring more charm back to Sonoma and Napa.
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“amazing day of wine tasing with Rosso Hosts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My wife and I attended a business meeting at the Fairmont in Sonoma. The concierge suggested we contact Vito at Rosso. Basically this is a very personal tour of wine country. Vito set us up with his brother James for a full day of preplanned wine tours and tastings, without any waiting. Driven in a beautiful Jaguar, we were never left waiting or wondering what was next. James took us to meet his friends that own smaller family wineries. We were expected at each stop and many times given food as well as the wine. Not cheap but, you get what you pay for. Well worth it and yes I will do this again. Excellent day with my wife. Mike

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La Grange, Texas
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“No better way to experience Napa/Sonoma”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This was an outstanding recommendation by our hotel concierge. A few days before our trip, Vito called me himself to find out what we liked, and arranged our day accordingly. Our host Jeannie picked us up and showed us around downtown Sonoma, with lots of great recommendations and background on shops, tasting rooms, and restaurants. We then started our wine tour, which included 2 morning tastings and 1 afternoon stop, separated by a lunch stop in Napa. The personal attention we received from our host, as well as the staff at each of the 3 winemakers, was top-flight. The day was nice and relaxed, never rushed. If you've done other tours, 3 may not sound like much, but I'll take quality over quantity any day. We will definitely use Rosso upon returning.

Visited April 2014
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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“Everything you can ask for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We had an amazing time in The wine country- we were treated like queens and experienced everything we could wish for. We give Rosso all our recommendations. Thank you once again for making our trip to something special and to something we'll never forget!

Visited April 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Amazing Napa experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A friend and I decided to have a 'Girls Weekend' trip to Napa, and Rosso Hosts came highly recommended from a friend of mine. The full day excursion was a true, complete experience of Napa. Not only was our host, James, kind and a great driver....but he was a wealth of information. There wasn't a question we asked that he didn't know the answer to.

We let Rosso plan the entire day for us, and they did a phenomenal job. From the smaller boutiques, to the larger wineries and estates....we received a full view of the different wineries that dot the Napa Valley. The most interesting visits were the ones where we had barrel samplings - where else can you do that?

We are already planning our next trip....and right after the travel arrangements are booked, we will be calling Rosso Hosts again! Thanks for a terrific day!

Visited March 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Most Unique Wine Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A Very Unique Wine Experience

My wife and I just spent the most amazing day with Vito, owner of Rosso Hosts, sharing the countryside and vineyards of Sonoma and Napa. Vito showed us where he grew up and shared is expertise, which felt very special. Once in his beautiful Jaguar we leisurely enjoyed the countryside and visited three wonderful and uniquely private vineyards. Having grown up there, Vito has a vast collection of vineyards that he has forged very special relationships with. His knowledge as a sommelier and native Californian was shared easily as we spent the day together and we felt as if we truly had spent the day with a friend, rather than a tour guide. His selection of vineyards and the wonderful market we went for lunch were exquisite. We learned a lot about each other as well as the wine industry. My wife and I will not hesitate to experience another day with Vito when we return. The views were second to none and the hospitality was exceptional and the experience overall was priceless. The last vineyard we visited we were greeted by Stacee who was both a gracious host and kept us so entertained that we did not want to leave!
The entire day was truly the highlight of our trip. This is an experience you do not want to miss!
Thank you again Vito.

Mandy and Kevin

Visited March 2014
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