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Wine Cube Tours
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Cloverdale
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Owner description: Wine Cube Tours is an innovative tour company based in Sonoma County providing you with a custom wine country adventure. While small wineries are the focus, upon request we can integrate other industries which have become the backbone of today's Sonoma Wine Country. Spend one day with us and you will have the option to visit unknown wineries, farms, cheese-makers and olive oil producers. We keep things small by only accommodating up to 6 guests to allow for a more intimate experience.
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Came to Sonoma for the first leg of our honeymoon and Wine Cube Tours was recommended by our Bed and Breakfast. Raymond was beyond knowledgable in the area of wineries, varietals, and production. He's worked in the wine industry for years and has relationships with many of the top notch wineries that made a huge difference in our tour. He geared our entire tour around our preferences in wines (Zinfandels and Pinot Noir) and hit it out of the park! We even bought a Sauvignon Blanc unexpectedly that was incredible. A must if you want to learn about the different regions in Sonoma! Try VML for sure, it was our favorite!

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

I am so glad that we chose to spend our first day in Sonoma County with Raymond - he definitely made our trip the amazing getaway it was!

We booked him about a week before we left (the whole trip was pretty last minute)...we were lucky he was available! After a set of emails and a phone conversation, we were on the same page for our tour together. We wanted to see a snapshot of the area, as well as some pinots. We nodded at our itinerary, and he was kind enough to send us some restaurant lists & a few driving tours for going to the coast. While we only toured with Raymond 1 day, he was a great help in planning our other days of wining, dining, and touring.

Our day was excellent...picked up right on time on a super hot day, with cold water in the back seat & a cooler in the trunk ready for our purchases. We were down in Rohnert Park, so we had a bit of a drive to our first visit, but it was spent getting to know each other and to get a good overview of our next few days. We hit Suacci Carciere & Dutton Goldfield before lunch at Dry Creek General Store, and then swooped into Truett-Hurst for a tasting and sliders from the bar. Then we diverted from our itinerary for the day, stopping by Papapietro & Sbragia before heading back to the hotel. Raymond was a great guide for the day - everywhere we went, they knew him, and we were taken great care of by every winery we stopped in at (both with him, and later that week based on his recommendation). I appreciated that as he got a feel for us during the day, we did a bit of changes to the afternoon. You definitely won't get that with a group tour!

Raymond is a true professional in the wine industry and quite the concierge for the region. Sure, he may be a smidge more expensive than a group tour, but to have a full day, exactly how you want it, without chasing down lost group members...and adding concierge services for your trip...he's a definite bargain.

The next time we're in Sonoma...we'll be calling Wine Cube Tours...and we'll definitely be sending our friends to him.

Time to buy a 2nd cube, Raymond, before we flood you with guests :)

1  Thank MrsKruse
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Raymond is such a great host, concierge and tour guide. This is the second time I've had the pleasure of touring with Wine Cube Tours and my family and I had an excellent time. He offered us a very personal experience and through his connections, was able to book us vineyard tours with the owners and makers of the wine in Russian River and Dry Creek. A very enthusiastic thumbs up. I'll be taking my parents on his tour in October - couldn't recommend a better way to get around wine country!

Thanks so much, Raymond!

Thank Emily M
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The first trip to Sonoma for my wife and I, so we had no idea where to start. There are dozens of touring options and hundreds of wineries in the area but we only had four days and really wanted to get to the wineries that were "up our alley". We were staying in Cloverdale and that made Wine Cube Tours a local choice. We consider ourselves lucky to have picked Raymond for our guide - even before he met us in person, he was customising the day for us and sending us information.
Raymond picked us up at our campsite and had our first appointment set l up as a private tasting. On the way there, he was answering all of our rookie questions and it was obvious he knows his stuff. He kept the itinerary open after that, giving us options based on our comments and then followed up with other stops that perfectly fit our preferences. The whole time, Raymond was providing information about the regions and everything wine! Nothing was rushed or pressured......even lunch was hit at the local country market / deli.
We cannot recommend Raymond and Wine Cube Tours highly enough - we will use him again when we return. Oh, and the price was more than reasonable. Huge value!!!
Thanks again Raymond!!!

Thank kylebking
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Wow! Of our four days in Sonoma, this is was our favorite. Ray is extremely knowledgeable about Sonoma wine country, he is great at gauging which wineries may match your tastes, and he is a gracious host. He took us to a couple of wineries we were not familiar with, and they were our favorites. I can't recommend this tour strongly enough!

Thank Don F
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