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Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley

Sonoma, CA, USA
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About Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley
Join us on a wine tasting tour through historic Sonoma Valley aboard a motorized San Francisco Cable Car! The open-air design of the California Street cars offer a scenic view unmatched by any other vehicle. As you meet fellow wine enthusiasts and wine curious guests, you will learn about the rich local history of early California, and what makes Sonoma Valley such a popular destination for wine lovers and foodies all over the world.
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Go wine tasting without the stress of driving or deciding between dozens of tasting rooms. Instead, hop aboard the adults-only Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley and get chauffeured through the picturesque rolling hills. All the planning and navigating is handled for you as you sample wines at three different wineries, taste regional varietals, and enjoy lunch at VJB Cellars.
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Ida O wrote a review Yesterday
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Our trolley wine tour took place August 11,2022. Our trolley driver Jimmy was the best. He was patient, funny and professional. He knew when he needs to tell us about facts and when to entertain us. In addition, he was our photographer and our lunch which was delicious took place in a very beautiful setting. I will do the trolley wine tour again with Jimmy next time we visit Sonoma. Jimmy is the best. He anticipated our needs and met them in a timely manner.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Alegria66 wrote a review Aug 7
Tulsa, Oklahoma19 contributions13 helpful votes
Four wineries were included in this tour. Our driver, Lexi, was very friendly and capable, and got us to each stop in a timely manner. The included lunch was a sandwich, chips, and gelato from VJB. The gelato was the best part. I would rather have had the pizza there, which looked really good. All in all, a great day!
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Curtincall1016 wrote a review Aug 6
Pacific, Washington2 contributions
The trolley was a great way to travel to the vineyards we visited. The web site is misleading as it states you will have 4 stops. We went to two wineries and the place we had lunch. The first winery was BJ Cohen and it amazing and the scenery was spectacular. We we stayed here for hour. The next stop was out lunch stop at VJB. Lunch was a sandwhich, scoop of potato salad, a bag of chips and a coupon for a free school of gellato. You had to buy your own drink whether that be wine, water or soda. We stayed at this stop 2 hours. Once you are done with lunch there is a very tiny vineyard to walk through and then absoultely nothing else to do but wait for the trolley. Our final stop was at Mayo and our server was hysterical. We stayed here for about an hour as well. We did not feel that this trip was worth the $125 and would not recommend it. You can have just as much fun just driving around and stopping at the wineries on your own.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from Sonoma Valley W... T, Manager at Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your feedback. While our website does say we stop at 3-4 places, VJB is both a winery and lunch stop. We have however just added back our forth stop. You are always welcome to drive to each winery taste wines and move on but I would not recommend it. And since the trolley sits above the vines, is open air, has a fun group of people on it, and best part is we do the driving for you, I can see the value in the price we offer.
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m4253y wrote a review Aug 3
Mississauga, Canada1 contribution
The trip was definitely that, a trip. fun, great wine tastings, upbeat, great people and most of all, Lexi is to thank for her upbeat and super friendly and accommodating manners, great host. Will definitely do it again.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Jett286 wrote a review Jul 2022
Vancouver, Washington24 contributions5 helpful votes
I had reserved this trolly in 2020, but had to cancel due to Covid. I am happy that the company extended my tickets for several years. Finally made it to Sonoma and booked our tour. It was a fun experience on the trolly. The driver was great, as was Mike (trainee) but the speakers were broken on the trolly so we only given a brief history before we left the Historic Sonoma square. On to the tastings. The first stop BR Chon was good. We were given our wine and a quick run down of the tasting notes. The grounds were beautiful and it was a pleasant experience. The second stop was VJB Winery. Again, beautiful setting but we were put up in a room with chips and an average panini sandwich. The tasting room we stopped at first for a glass pour no tasting available (they had 2 large tour busses and our trolly so OK I get it) but no one came to tell us about the winery, history or even the wine. I had to research the wine varietals on line during our lunch. The final stop was the best experience at Mayo Winery. We were given a great tasting, great info about the wine and even a little of the process of wine making. It was a good day overall ~ fun for us but we were disappointed with lunch.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from Sonoma Valley W... T, Manager at Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. Very sorry about the speakers we are working on that presently. Thank you for the review about VJB - I will also have a word with them regarding the tasting.
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