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Artisan Wine Tours

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Gone.

After several phone calls and emails with Lin last week regarding a mid-November, 8 hour plus... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2012
MinkySaintJoseph_MO
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Saint Joseph, MO
RETRACT PREVIOUS REVIEW - SCREWED REPEAT CUSTOMER!!!

I previously reviewed Lin for our trip to Sonoma in 4/12 and we loved every minute of the... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2012
ChiT0wnF00die
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Chicago, Illinois
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Oct 24, 2012
“Gone.”
Aug 6, 2012
“RETRACT PREVIOUS REVIEW - SCREWED REPEAT CUSTOMER!!!”
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Artisan Wine Tours has received a Certificate of Excellence from the CEO of Trip Advisor for outstanding service. We have also been voted the best touring company in the Sonoma Valley by the San Francisco Chronicle's online website SFGate. A...more
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

After several phone calls and emails with Lin last week regarding a mid-November, 8 hour plus dinner tour, I was informed via a brief email that Artisan is now out of business. We were a repeat customer and really looking forward to another lovely day...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

I previously reviewed Lin for our trip to Sonoma in 4/12 and we loved every minute of the experience. At the end of the trip, we verbally committed to working with him again on a trip to Napa in 7/12. We were in frequent email...More

3  Thank ChiT0wnF00die
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LinNapaValley, Owner at Artisan Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2012

It is ironic that I just noticed this review following receipt of a letter from the CEO of Trip Advisor awarding us a Certificate of Excellence. In this specific case, we regret any inconvenience placed on this customer and at the time we felt that...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2012

Lin Durling you are a treasure! Our day touring three wineries in Napa was so much fun. Working with Lin we developed our own tour of the wineries we wanted to visit. His attention to detail and knowledge was demonstrated not only in his hotel...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2012

My husband and I spent 2 days with Lin this March exploring the Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. We had never been to Sonoma before, and wanted both a safe way to travel the wine roads, and a guide to help us find great...More

Thank ChiT0wnF00die
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

Personalized, professional service and great company. We used Lin Durling for our tours in Napa during our 5 year anniversary trip and he made sure to make everything perfect! He knows a lot about wine and the area, so if you tell him what you...More

Thank Melissa C
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

I have never written a review in my life but felt I should make others aware about this company. We had scheduled a private wine tour with Lin Durling, Owner of Artisan Wine Tours. We had a great tour planned and were eagerly awaiting his...More

2  Thank sandy s
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Reviewed October 29, 2011

We had made reservations weeks in advance for a winery tour of the Healdsburg area. We were assured although the owner was a one driver company that if anything happened to him he had a back up. 20 minutes before he was due to arrive...More

2  Thank Dsmh7
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

My wife and I recently visited Sonoma with Lin from Artisan wine tours, and had a wonderful experience. This was the second time we visited the Napa/Sonoma area, and after having Lin show us around Napa a couple of years ago we were excited to...More

Thank ebourassa
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Reviewed May 28, 2011

   Artisan tours was a no show!!!     About an hour before owner operator Lin  Durling was to pick us up for the first of two days touring, he left a  message that he was "getting a touch of the flu bug."    Lin Durling thereafter...More

3  Thank Wlonadier
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Reviewed March 29, 2011

Lin Durling was a wonderful host to us for our day touring the Napa wineries. He spent a lot of time before the day helping us plan where to go (we ended up using all of his suggestions and it worked out fine). He was...More

Thank anneb62
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