Sonoma Wine Tours
Sonoma Wine Tours
4.5

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Mark O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We booked a trip a year ago with 3 other couples though Sonoma Wine Tours and had a great time; so when I went to book a more romantic trip this year, for just my wife and I, Soussan was the obvious choice. We had a truly amazing day! Each of the wineries we went to were very boutique, with much smaller crowds. A table was set for us at each stop and someone came out and spent time with us talking about their specific vineyard while pouring the tastings. It was like being an personal invited guest at each location. In addition, Soussan was a delight to spend time with; she took great care of us throughout the day, while also giving my wife and I plenty of alone time! High praise to Soussan for orchestrating a wonderful day for the two of us!! We will definitely return!!
Written February 8, 2020
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Colette K
Hoquiam, WA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
My husband and I planned a trip to Sonoma CA in March (just before the COVID-19 shelter in place orders.) We wanted to visit smaller wineries that were not the larger companies whose wines are found everywhere. We contacted Soussan of 'Sonoma Wine Tours' and booked two days with her. We enjoy dry whites and reds but did not have much experience with wines other than chardonnays and cabs. Soussan booked us for 4 different wine tasting experiences each day. She also booked us with two outstanding lunch spots. Soussan introduced us to pinot noir and zinfandel wines that were amazing in their flavor and complexities. We never knew that we liked zinfandels until this trip. Soussan was a wonderful host and tour guide. She brought us by places that we would never have visited on our own; all based on what we told her about our likes and dislikes. We ended up joining two different wine clubs. (Past experiences with different wine clubs left us generally with a less than optimal experience when we looked at value for our dollar.) However, we have found that the two wine clubs (and one olive oil club) have more than met our expectation when it comes to value for our dollar. We have branched out into different types of wines and have thoroughly enjoyed the wines that we have received- all thanks to Soussan. She was wonderful and so knowledgeable regarding wine country in general and the wineries in specific. She is very personable and we enjoyed the time we spent with her She made our trip truly memorable. She was in fact, the highlight of our Sonoma wine country stay. We are hoping to plan another trip in a year or two and will definitely book with Soussan of Sonoma Wine Country Tours. Thank you for a wonderful vacation experience!
Written April 26, 2020
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Morgan T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had an incredible time with Soussan! She picked us up from our hotel and we went to three wineries in Sonoma - she did a wonderful job of tailoring the wineries to our favorite wines. She’s incredibly knowledgeable and we had a great conversation. Highly recommend and can’t wait to go back to wine country for another tour!
Written January 6, 2020
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PWelch90stl
Saint Louis, MO2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Where do we even start with this review because we know no matter what we say it will not capture how much we adore Soussan and our day with her. My husband brought me to Sonoma and Napa for my birthday for a week. We decided to stay in Sonoma for 2 days and book a day with Sonoma Wine Tours so we can get the best of the town in our short time there. Looking back I wished we would have been able to spend the day with Soussan in Napa too. We learned so much from her, truly incomparable to any other tour you will have at a winery with a staff member. The transportation was seamless and relaxing. Soussan had private tables/areas set up for us at each winery. We were greeted with special menus and reservation signs. She learned what wines we liked the most and made changes to the menu. She even adjusted our schedule because she thought we would appreciate a winery known for their Pinot Noir’s. Of course, she nailed it. We even joined their wine club because we loved it so much. She is well connected so everyone at each winery listened to her. It was so much fun to watch. Also, my husband and I enjoyed having someone else to talk to and get to know. When we go back to Napa we will without a doubt be booking with Sonoma Wine Tours and probably for a few days. Honestly, it’s way more affordable and valuable then doing it all yourself. You get to sit back and enjoy!
Written February 22, 2020
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John R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Truly, I could not have asked more of Soussan. She made some stellar recommendations of vintners to visit. We had folks in our family group of 8 ranging from mid-30's to nearly 90 and she could not have been more accomodating to all of us. She provided some great insights into what we could look forward to, suggestions for non-wine related activities while in the area, and even went out of her way to help us by chauffeuring us to places other than wineries. She was prompt in arriving on time, and put no pressure to return at any particular time. I believe you will be very pleased with this choice of guides! Thank you, again, Soussan!
Written April 24, 2020
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Wendy A
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We had a great day on our tour with Sonoma Wine Tours and really enjoyed Soussan. There were 5 of us in total. She was very knowledgeable of the area and the history and took us to 3 wineries total. We enjoyed VJB Vineyard the most, which is where we had lunch.

It was nice to just relax and be able to sip the wine all day without having to drive and worrying about directions, etc! Thank you, Soussan! When she dropped us off back off at the end of the day, she gave us a bottle of wine just as a "thank you." It was very generous! We highly recommend Sonoma Wine Tours and Soussan for your Sonoma Wine Country Tour!!
Written April 23, 2020
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Sarah G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My family and I had a great time wine tasting in Sonoma with Soussan. I called her with pretty general info and she did everything for us - making the reservations, picking the wineries, having a driver pick us up from our AirBnb in Rohnert Park, and generally just giving us the VIP treatment while we were there. We planned to visit three wineries with lunch at one, and we even went to a fourth one too.

Great experience and definitely will be working with her again for our next wine country trip.
Written January 9, 2020
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WILLIAM M
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Soussan provided a wonderful experience for us! She was punctual and very knowledgeable about wines and the history of the area. She has great relationships with boutique wineries in the area. She took the time to listen to us and customize the tour to our preferences. She is much more than just a driver. We learned a lot about the Sonoma Valley from her. Over the years I have gone on several wine tours, and she is the best!
Written February 16, 2020
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Karen V
Kent Island, MD139 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
I don't typically write negative reviews, however, regarding Soussan and the 5 hours we spent with her, I must. After making reservations with Soussan over the phone, I was told we would visit 5 wineries (confirmation was sent to us via email as well), along with a picnic lunch at one of the wineries overlooking the vineyards. We were told that Saturday was booked, but Friday she could do a private tour with us for $350. When we reached our B&B where she had agreed to meet us and start the tour, she did not bother to get up, did not introduce herself, and told us we were late (I had told her our arrival time would be between 12:00 and 12:30). We arrived at 12:25, driving in from San Francisco. With that unwelcome start, we proceeded to our first winery. There was no small talk. She discussed the local wineries, etc., which we did want to hear about. We arrived at our first winery, and then second. Before lunch, she actually did try and make lighthearted conversation and ribbed my husband, which was refreshing, for a change. However, after lunch, she barely spoke to us again. Only about the wineries. She dropped us off at a bar for lunch. I think she assumed my husband wanted a beer, as he is not a wine drinker. However, this was not what she had told us and we were expecting a nice picnic lunch at one of the wineries. She did not give us an option. She picked us up after lunch, and the lighthearted conversation ended and we proceeded to the next winery. where she continued to tell the servers what to give us.; As we reached winery #4, we were told this would be the last one and even though it was approaching the end of our 5 hour tour, we were told she would extend it for a half hour even though we were late. I explained to her that we were not late and that I had told her what time we were going to meet her at the B&B, then she said she may have recalled that conversation. After the 4th winery, it was time to head back with about 45 minutes drive of silence. No conversation, no apology for the misunderstanding of our arrival time, etc. She was rude, condescending, and gave us the feeling she really did not want to be with us. We are not rude and we are not hard to get along with. We just wanted to have a good time visiting wineries, trying different wines and enjoying the day. I am shocked at the positive reviews and disappointed that her attitude ruined what should have been a very relaxing, enjoyable day.
Written September 25, 2013
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Hem1ngway7
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This tour was.absurd. She charged us $750 to drive us around in her yukon and talk on her cell phone. She trash talked members of our group to other group members repeatedly. She told us tasting fees were free, the tried to "drink and ditch" at every place. She promised five wineries, we got two and half. soussan is a complete fake - find a better tour!
Written July 16, 2012
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