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The Wine Carriage

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Healdsburg, CA, USA
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About The Wine Carriage
Travel deep into the vines of Sonoma's wine country to premium tastings at boutique wineries. As part of the tour, our guests will be guided through the gothic chambers of a wine cave and be treated to a barrel tasting from one of the oak casks. Traveling over hill and dale in a carriage pulled by two magnificent horses, you'll enjoy tastings at 3 award-winning wineries, receive a discount on wine purchases, and be served a lavish, locally-sourced gourmet picnic in a setting featuring a stunning view. Chilled spring water is available on board. Enjoy the relaxed pace, breath-taking scenery and world class wines while leaving the traffic far behind. Your coachman will provide an insider's view of the local history, the lifecycle of the vines, and the wine-making process. This is more than a wine tour -- it's a unique and romantic wine tasting adventure! Check out our web page at TheWineCarriage for tour details and a bonus tasting.
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Reviewed December 5, 2017

Truly a one-of-a-kind wine tour in a spectacular wine country setting. After a cool wine cave tour, barrel tasting and delicious premier wine tasting at the first winery, the coachman and two giant horses took us on a trip across Alexander Valley -- through rows...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

We booked this tour 3 weeks in advance and traveled from Ohio to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, receiving confirmation from Viator. On the day of our tour TWO HOURS BEFORE we were scheduled to take the tour, we received a call from the person...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Bret L, Owner at The Wine Carriage, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2017

The carriage was indeed overbooked on the day of your tour. Again, I'm truly sorry to disappoint and inconvenience you and your wife. Viator is one of several resellers whom we work with. We are almost always able to coordinate and harmonize our bookings. On...More

Reviewed August 20, 2017

My daughter and I went on this tour. I can't say enough good things about it! We had so much fun, and our guide was simply amazing! We will be talking about it for years! This is the way to enjoy wine country!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

This is a must do activity. It was so nice have a knowledgeable driver and guide through the different vineyards. My wife and I really had a great time. Soda Rocks and Hanna were are favorite stops. The picnic lunch was really nice. Very relaxing...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed November 19, 2016

Our group enjoyed the relaxing pace of the wine carriage riding through the vineyards. Lily and Brett were so nice and prepared a perfect lunch for the group. We have done food/wine pairing and private drivers in Healdsburg, however this was a unique and great...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Our group had a great time with Bret, super fun day, relaxing and memorable. It was rainy and we still had an awesome time, carriage is covered. Highly recommend this excursion. Bret was super prepared and a great guide!

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

A friend and I were looking forward to visiting wine country, and when I found the site for the Wine Carriage I booked it without even a second thought. Who wouldn't rather spend the day in the actual vineyards rather than in a car driving...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I suggest you book this tour....it was perfect. Informative, entertaining in a relaxed setting. Brett our guide was super and really made the tour special for all of us. If you are traveling to Sonoma County, you must book this tour!! Cheers🍷

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 5, 2016

This trip far exceeded out expectations. Brett, the carriage driver was amazing with his two beautiful horses. We went to 3 wineries tasting lots of gorgeous wines over about 5-6 hours. Including a tour of wine caves. The weather was perfect and the carriage was...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have visited California's wine country previously, but this was our favorite visit to date by far! Do yourself a favor and get out of the rut of driving from one tasting room to the next ... Spend a few hours with...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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about 4 hours. You do about 45 to 1 hour at each place. it is a really relaxing day.
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Greetings, Sorry, but The Wine Carriage cannot do pick ups / drop offs. The starting point for the tour is Alexander Valley Vineyards on Highway 128, in between Healdsburg and Calistoga, about an hour's drive from the town... More
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