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“Never had this much fun getting educated before”

Wine Country Safari
Ranked #57 of 126 Tours in Napa
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Owner description: Wine Country Safari is a quality winery touring and wine tasting company located in Napa, CA. Tours are provided in both Sonoma and Napa Valleys. We specialize in taking guests to small, private, boutique/cult wineries which have the goal of making the perfect wine, not maximizing profits. Touring vans are retrofitted with leather captain's chairs and wrap-around windows so everyone has a great seat and view - we normally tour with 4-6 guests and receive rave reviews from all our guests.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and I, along with 2 other couples, spent two days with Bruce. He is really knowledgeable and gracefully shared that knowledge with our "remedially wine educated" group. We learned a ton, sampled some great wines, met great, kind folks and overall had a fabulous time. This was a never-will-forget experience. We were referred to Bruce by some friends and feel like we should pay it forward by recommending him to others. I fully expect us to repeat the experience in the future.

Thank WCHiii66
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

If you are wondering, as I was prior to our day with Bruce, whether it is worth the expense of this tour, let me assure you that it is. Bruce is a fun guy, a wealth of information, who provided a safe ride (His driving was exemplary) while the 4 of us had one of those days you will remember for a very long time.
5 years ago, my husband and I did a tour on our own, and there is absolutely no comparison. We learned so much with Bruce's guidance and got a truly personalized tour. Go for it! You'll be glad you did!

Thank West-Jersey-Momma
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Bruce was great and turned the three of us into wine experts!!!!!!!!! He adds an amazing personal touch.

Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

Bruce took care of us since the very beggining and took us to some of the greatest wineyard experiences we have ever had, Chanticler, Haber, Matrone, etc. He patiently introduced us to wine world and then into Napa wine world; this has been one of the most educational trips I have done lately. Thanks Bruce!

Thank Luis C
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

We spent a lovely day on this tour and had Bruce to ourselves!

If you're just looking to visit as many wineries as possible, and aren't concerned with quality, background information, or having a true wine professional conduct your tour, then you should probably go ahead and book a limo tour where the driver takes you to the commericial wineries, picks up his commission cheque for every person who pays for a tasting, and waits in his vehicle while you do so.

On the other hand if you want a personalised, informative tour, by a local expert with as much enthusiasm and passion about wine as you probably have, and are concerned with the quality of what you're tasting, then you should definitely consider the Wine Country Safari.

We spent nearly 8 hours with Bruce, touring some of the private wineries around Napa (as distinct from the Commercial wineries whose focus is on quantity of production rather than quality, and whose wines will leave you with an 'additive headache' the next morning). It was a wonderful experience.

Bruce is a true gentleman who knows what he is talking about, and has a passion for spreading this knowledge to all on his tour. He carefully explains the background behind each winery, what makes each place unique, and numerous anecdotes from every place you visit. He can answer any question you throw at him (about wine!) with considerable authority, and he is a popular and well-known guide in the area. It felt like you were tasting a friends wine, rather than an awkward experience where you were expected to open your wallet. Most of the wineries will waive their tasting fee for Bruce's guests, and you will most likely pick up a couple of bottles on the way anyway, as they are so delicious.

You let Bruce know what kind of experience you are after when booking the tour, and he organises an itinerary according to your interests.

We were picked up and dropped off at our Napa hotel, and it was a great experience from start to finish. Can't wait to return and experience the Sonoma tour.

Thanks Bruce!

Thank andyrout1
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