We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Custom Experience”

Healdsburg Wine Tours
Ranked #3 of 146 Food & Drink in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: As both owner and primary tour guide for your wine country tour, Sid takes great pride in creating a day of introduction and exploration, bringing his guests to smaller wineries that reside on the road less taken... these intimate and personal wine tasting experiences are borne of the relationships that Sid has created with winemakers and winery owners throughout wine country, and are the days and memories of which perfect vacations are made. Healdsburg Wine Tours can create a wine country tour to fit your specific needs and requests, or take advantage of Sid's extensive knowlege of the Healdsburg and Sonoma County areas to discover the hidden treasures and incredible beauty of wine country with Sid's personality, charm and experience to lead the way.
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Healdsburg Wine Tour did a fabulous job planning our wine tasting experience! Easy to work with, reasonably priced, and were all about giving us a custom experience. Sid was our guide - friendly, professional, great relationship with others in the industry...we loved spending the day with him! Definitely the way to go with wine tours (Medlock Ames is a MUST).

1  Thank KSM276
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (268)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
All reviews
"medlock ames"
in 17 reviews
"true gentleman"
in 3 reviews
"off the beaten path"
in 13 reviews
"private tour"
in 11 reviews
"year anniversary"
in 4 reviews
"intimate experience"
in 4 reviews
"boutique vineyards"
in 3 reviews
"alexander valley"
in 13 reviews
"could not have been more"
in 4 reviews
"personal attention"
in 4 reviews
"wonderful tour"
in 4 reviews
"great guide"
in 4 reviews
"general store"
in 4 reviews
"last stop"
in 4 reviews
"tasting rooms"
in 8 reviews
"food pairings"
in 6 reviews
"russian river valley"
in 3 reviews

95 - 99 of 268 reviews

Reviewed July 7, 2014

I booked Healdsburg Wine Tours because it had such good reviews on Tripadvisor. However, I still was a little apprehensive since we've never done this type of tour in Sonoma before. I emailed Sid and he answered very quickly. I spoke to him on the phone as well and he was so very easy to plan our tour with. Although I do think the cost is a bit high, I think we really got our money's worth. There were no other charges except for purchasing lunch. Usually, it's $35/person just for the winery tour and they usually give you wine samples but nothing like what we enjoyed - specially prepared foods, breads, cheeses and even appetizers.

Sid arrived exactly on time at our hotel and drove all 6 of us to our first destination Medlock Ames Winery. During the drive to the winery, Sid answered all of our questions but I sort of expected a little info about the surrounding countryside as he drove. Nevertheless, Medlock Ames was amazing!! It was our very own personal tour through their organic winery. I felt like I was on the TV/Food Network when we sat down overlooking the vineyard at a beautiful long table and enjoyed delicious homemade cheeses, sausages, bread and wines to taste all the while we heard about the various wines.

Our next stop was Kelly-Young Winery. Again, almost too beautiful to believe as we sat in the middle of a garden under a pergola covered with grapes and wisteria flowers and again enjoyed delicious homemade tasty treats while learning more about grapes and wine making. You could tell these folks had grape juice running through their veins and passion in their hearts. The owners of both wineries were so wonderful we felt like part of their families.

We had pre-ordered lunch with Sid (although it was delicious too, we were all too full to eat it at lunch). We enjoyed it later back at our hotel (Vintners Inn, also amazing) for dinner along with some more of the wines we had tasted earlier. Sid had planned to show us several more wineries but the time spent in preparation and detail at the first two was so intense we didn't have time to see the rest but we didn't feel gypped at all. My whole family felt as if they were in a fairy tale and didn't want it to end.

Sid planned a marvelous day for all of us and we thank him very much. If you have an opportunity to use Healdsburg Tours do not hesitate. They are very professional and organized. Thanks Sid!!!

Thank scsgaras
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sid picked the four of us up on time and made sure we had a most enjoyable day. His connections with Medlock Ames and Kelley Young were a big hit. We were taken on wonderful private tours covering beautiful landscape and hearing all about the wine industry from the experts.

You will not be disappointed spending a day with Healdsburg Wine Tour.

2  Thank Lisa A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 28, 2014

Joe was our driver for an amazing day touring wineries. First stop, Joe really hit the ball out of the park with Kelley & Young Winery. We loved the owners, the tasting, the wines, the setting, the food - it was all perfect! Joe carefully watched our reactions and custom-created a wine tour that we thoroughly enjoyed - buying bottles all along the way! We can't recommend Healdsburg Wine Tours highly enough!

3  Thank Vicky D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Hello Sid,
My mother and I really enjoyed the day we spent in Alexander Valley. We appreciated your thoughfulness in all that you did for us to make our day special and memorable. Thank you for arranging the tours and taking the time to explain historical and current events as we drove from place to place. Your selection of wineries was wonderful. We enjoyed the tours and tastings at Medoc Ames and Starlight Winery the most. And, our lunches from Jimtown Store were fabulous.

We talked about the day many times when we returned home and shared photos and stories with family and friends. Everyone was very impressed with your tour as we described all that we experienced, and also your hospitality.

Should the occasion arise again, I would not hesitate to arrange a another wine tour with you in the future.

Best wishes for continued success.
Thanks so much.
Molly and Frieda

2  Thank Molly K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Healdsburg Wine Tours also viewed

Healdsburg, Sonoma County
Healdsburg, Sonoma County

Been to Healdsburg Wine Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing