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“Informative and Enjoyable Wine Tasting”

Wine Country Journeys LLC
Ranked #1 of 146 Food & Drink in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Guided small group wine tasting tours throughout Sonoma County's beautiful Wine Country. Enjoy an unforgettable day while you visit a minimum of four small family owned or boutique wineries in the northern Sonoma wine regions of the Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley - up around the historic town of Healdsburg. Our wine educators/guides will introduce you to the wines, wineries, and vineyards of Sonoma County - perfectly blending education with entertainment. Tours stop at a gourmet deli where you may purchase a fresh lunch that we take to the next winery and eat picnic style. We keep our groups small - 8 guests or less and we always cover the tasting fees!
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Jerry our Expert Wine Guide made the trip truly memorable. His knowledge and out going personality made the day perfect. He took us to small privately owned Wineries with real people and feelings. Not to mention the Wine was great at all four Wineries as well as the people. Must call and book this tour when you visit the Sonoma Region. My wife and I recommend this tour or adventure for anyone!

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

If you want the true wine tasting experience, this will not disappoint! We visited 4 boutique wineries and got to experience much more than your standard cookie-cutter wine tasting. We saw the entire wine making process complete with tasting fresh grapes, juice, and wines in various stages of processing. The tasting fees were covered, door-to-door service was provided, and you have a personal guide (we were in a small group of 6). This was a great experience and I highly recommend it!

Thank Elaine B
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

I traveled to San Francisco for work, and my colleague/friend and I couldn't resist visiting wine country since we were so close. We searched the web for wine country tour options, and were extremely fortunate to find Wine Country Journeys out of the many choices. Amanda responded within minutes to my email inquiry, and promptly took care of booking our tour and contacting us via phone the night before to give us our pickup time. Jerry picked us up right on time at our hotel in San Francisco. It was such a treat not to have to worry about driving! Jerry was wonderful - funny and very knowledgeable about wines and the area. We were joined on the tour by 3 couples, and after a short time, they all felt like friends. We visited four excellent small production wineries, and thanks to Jerry's relationships with each of them, we were treated like very special guests. We met and were served by the owners/winemakers at 3 of the 4 wineries. If you are going to San Francisco or the Sonoma area and want to experience a first class tour of some hidden gems in wine country, this tour is a not to miss! I will definitely book with Jerry and Amanda on my next visit! Kudos, Wine Country Journeys, for making our visit absolutely perfect!

1  Thank Terri P
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

This was our second time touring with Jerry
He was so helpful, knowledgeable, professional, and humorous. His extensive contacts, and knowledge of the local lore and wineries, made our trip especially productive. We visited some old friends and made some new ones
and learned a lot more about winemaking and found some new wines we really loved. Having taken other wine tours, I feel that this company offers the most informative tour available. We will definitely be calling him next time we come to Sonoma.

Thank Patricia S
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We had a more than wonderful tour with Jerry in early September 2013! My husband and I were travelling with another couple, and with Jerry's service we picked up 4 other people for the day. This was the first nice thing about the tour...only up to 8 people so it keeps the group small and they pick you up and drop you off! They email you a confirmation when you make the reservation and call you the night before your tour to confirm the pickup address and time as well. We didn't make any plans before we arrived to the area. We found WCJ on Trip Advisor and decided to call that Monday to see what availability they had for the week. They had 4 spots left for Thursday so we jumped on the reservation. So don't wait like we did to reserve, we got lucky and got a spot and so glad we did! Jerry was promptly on time, even though our house was maybe not the easiest to find. He took us to four smaller family wineries. He did an awesome job picking the wineries we went to! First we stopped at J. Rickards (we were staying in Healdsburg on the Russian River so we did our tour in the Dry Creek and Alexander Valley areas). JR's was an amazing first stop and I highly reccommend it! the owner obviously loves what he does and gave us a lovely tour of his place! We also went to Kachina, Dave Coffaro & Amista...all wonderful places! Jerry keeps coolers in the back if you pack your own lunch, and he stops for lunch at a local deli if you want to buy lunch. We took our lunch to one of the winery's patio areas...we in particular had lunch at Amista. Everything about our day was wonderful. Jerry is very knowledgeable and obviously has a great relationship with the wineries. He's also quite funny, and of course after numerous wine tasting our whole group was laughing and having an awesomely fun time! You can't go wrong with this tour!!! Enjoy!

Thank tropicaltravelergal
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