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Reserve Wine Tours - Private Tours
Ranked #26 of 124 Tours in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Dan Dolen of Reserve Wine Tours, a wine maker himself, provides custom, private tours of the Napa/Sonoma wine country. Warm and witty and an excellent communicator/educator, let Dan create the ultimate wine country get away for you and yours!!
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
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“Dan Dolen is terrific!”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

We contacted Dan Dolen to shepherd us around some vineyards during a recent trip to Napa on the Easter long weekend. I had engaged Dan in the past and had been impressed by him. However that was a few years ago. Since then his scope of knowledge and scholarship concerning wines has increased exponentially - and he was really good the first time! He recommended three wineries that were outstanding in terms of the properties themselves, the history and the wines produced. They are vineyards I had not heard of before. Dan possesses a pleasant personality and is so easy to spend time with. His service is extraordinary; we highly recommend him.

Visited April 2014
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Orlando
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15 reviews
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“Dan Dolen Reserve Wine Tours”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

We have used Dan 3 times now and we will use him again when we go to Napa. No need to look anywhere else. He knows where to go, he knows so much interesting information about the area, the grapes, the wines and winemakers etc.... We wouldn't use anyone else!

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“terrific introduction to Napa”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

we booked Dan off the back of the solid Tripadvisor reviews for a day's tour around Napa. We asked him to steer towards wineries with a smaller, more intimate experience - and he delivered perfectly. The day included wonderful views, interesting insights into the places we were visiting, sitting in winemakers kitchens with the winemaker himself, and generally having a blast - all project managed professionally and efficiently by Dan.

Visited May 2014
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Windsor, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Relaxing, Imformative and FUN”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Recently my husband and I along with 10 other friends, booked a wine tour with Dan. It was a great way to experience the Napa wine region as well as learn about the history of the wineries and area. Also, its a great way to do some tastings without the worry of having a DD.
His service was courteous, the vehicle was CLEAN, our driver was just as charming as Dan. Both gentlemen went out of their way to ensure we all had a wonderful day. He even called to make us reservations for our dinner that evening. I will add that his restaurant suggestion was perfect.
Our pick up at our hotel was on time, and the wineries he had us book at were expecting us. He arranged a wonderful picnic lunch (with wine of course), at a small winery with unbeatable scenery.
We will definitely look up Dan again when in Napa!

Visited April 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
“Canadians Abroad in Wine Country”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

A group from Ontario, Canada would like to express their gratitude for a wonderful tour of wine country hosted by Dan. He was very amiable and knowledgeable and spoke easily on every aspect of wine. We joined him in a large van that was comfortable and allowed us to view the beautiful landscape as we traveled from one great winery to another. The group experienced five wineries that day and we never got tired from the travel - each place had its own appeal and provided us with various samples (and more) of wine from different varietals. We highly recommend this tour and we think Dan is a great guide and inspirational to wine drinkers everywhere. We also enjoyed the stories Dan told of himself!
-The Steel Plus Network thanks Paul S for arranging this tour with Dan and inviting us along.

Visited April 2014
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