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“Fantastic day!”

Reserve Wine Tours - Private Tours
Ranked #27 of 116 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!!
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
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“Fantastic day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Travelling from Australia with my parents and sister, we picked Dan's tour because he was the only person to suggest us taking the ferry from San Francisco to Vallejo to save wasting time/paying to drive up. Dan selected some great wineries for us to visit and knew so much about Napa and its wines. We loved our wine tour and think doing a private tour is definitely the best way to experience Napa. It was an expensive day but one we'll never forget - it was a beautiful day with great company, superb wines and an outstanding tour guide!

Visited July 2014
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Milwaukee
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3 reviews
“What a memorable day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had such a great time with Dan - he took the time to get to know us and find a great variety of wineries to visit that each taught us something a little different about Napa. He was a great conversationalist, had interesting stories, and always seemed to be thinking about the comfort and best interests of his clients. I hope to book another tour with him sometime!

Visited May 2014
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Mesa, Arizona
1 review
“What a great day!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

Dan made this day spectacular for all of us! I had been to Napa Valley once before and experienced the popular wineries with lines and wait times, etc. I wanted a different experience than everyone bellying up to the bar for a tasting. Dan selected small, unique wineries for us - each one with its own special ambiance. We were over the top thrilled with the day! Dan and his dog Oliver made us feel right at home. We sat down with winemakers, experienced tastings overlooking the vineyard as well as a cave tasting. Dan had fresh bottled water for each of us and anticipated what we might need for the day and fulfilled it. None of us wanted to have this day end ... and now that we are back in our hectic lives again we all often think very fondly of our day with Dan and Oliver. No doubt we will be scheduling with Dan the next time we are in Napa Valley!

Visited June 2014
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Cary, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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“Dan helped make our day in Napa Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Before arriving at Napa, we discussed with Dan our wine preferences. We also wanted to see some of the smaller wineries. He mapped us out a great day of cave tasting and meeting winemakers. We were thrilled with his suggestions. He is very knowledgeable of the area and wines. He made our excursion very enjoyable with great memories. I would highly recommend him and will definitely call him on our next trip out.

Visited May 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
“Made our experience exceptional! TJ, Ali, Ang & Paul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We had such a good time with Dan! He is very knowledgable and selected great wineries to take us too! What an enjoyable time in Sonoma! We would definetely recommend him and can hopefully return to Sonoma to see him again!

Visited May 2014
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