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“Stan Knight”
Review of Knight Wine Tours

Knight Wine Tours
Ranked #17 of 124 Tours in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Trust our personalized planning and local contacts to guarantee your unforgettable wine country experience! Take the guesswork out of making the most of your visit with our insider tips for discovering extraordinary wineries and magical experiences. Relax while we navigate you through the perfect wine country day you've always imagined, based upon your individual tastes and tempo. Whether you are a first time visitor, wine country veteran, learning more, casual visitor or serious collector, we'll collaborate on an itinerary that hits highlights & introduces you to new gems, friendly locals and elegant wines.
Dallas, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“Stan Knight”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Stan Knight, owner and driver for Knight Wine Tours is a excellent guide through the entire Napa Valley region! He is very knowledgable and has lived in the area for 20+ years. His relaxed and laid-back yet professional personality is a great fit for his career and great to be around. I planned an ambitious wine tasting tour of 7 wineries in on day, and Stan was not only up for it, but drove us, and made our trip run smoothly and on-time. When we had a slight gap between tastings, he took us to a smaller, lesser-known vineyard (Tres Sabores) for a tasting and farm tour! Such a personal, unique experience that I would have never found myself, not even with hours more of research. We liked Stan SO much that we asked him to drive us the following day, and for him to plan the route. Thankfully he was free and willing to put together a nearly fully-day schedule for us. Our 2nd consecutive day with Stan was fantastic-- he knew our taste in wine from day 1 and took us to some really special places.

His car contains a cooler so you can bring a picnic lunch along, and the water bottles, breadsticks and chocolate snacks were great to keep us moving en-route to the next locale.

He has great lunch suggestions, as well as other wineries you might like to visit.

After purchasing wine during our 3 day trip to Napa we knew we needed to ship wine home, but didn't know where to go, or when, as our trip ran into New Year's Day.

Stan collected all of our wines after day 2, and shipped them to us on Jan 2nd, when the shipping stores/companies were open again. Our wine arrived on time (specified in an email from Stan and info from the shipper) and in perfect condition.

We can't wait to get back to Napa/Yountville/St. Helena so that we can take more wine tours with Stan!

Visited December 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Can't say enough good things...”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Knight Wine Tours was recommended from a friend and I'll be keeping the word of mouth recommendation going. Stan I so knowledgeable, friendly, fun, and was willing to adapt to changes in our itinerary.

Visited January 2014
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Best Wine Tour”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

While I'm a bit behind in writing this review, I can see from other reviews that our experience is the norm for Stan! Very glad to see that!

From the moment we booked the wine tour, Stan was top notch. Almost felt like a really good friend or family member giving us guidance on the best places to go. We were traveling with two couples and wanted to see more of Sonoma. We've been there several times, but it was the first time for our friends. We asked Stan to take us to some really awesome mid and high end wineries, a relaxing lunch spot, the square, a meet/greet with a wine owner and an olive oil place. His picks were spot on. Every recommendation he had was amazing Not to mention that Stan was extremely personable. His easy going nature made for am amazing day.

I'd highly recommend choosing Stan for your wine tour.

-Tom

Visited May 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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“Absolutely fantastic”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Stan Knight is top notch! There were four people in our group, ranging from age 22 to 82, and one large dog; we all had a fantastic time! Stan is extremely knowledgeable, and an incredibly nice guy. When I booked the tour with him, I gave him some information about the individual interests in our small group - he put together what turned out to be the PERFECT tour for us. He really knows the region and the wineries (and the wines they offer), and he pays attention to his clients' interests and needs. He even walked our dog while we were at lunch! At the end of our day back at our hotel, we all agreed that when we return to Napa (where we have been several times but always just on our own), we will most definitely book another tour with Stan. I can honestly say that booking with Knight Wine Tours was one of the best travel choices I have ever made.

Visited December 2013
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Fremont, California
1 review
“A+ Tour and Guide”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stan was a wonderful guide. Our group (4 friends) were pretty novice wine tasters, so we largely left the agenda up to Stan. He showed us a great variety of wineries and was very knowledgeable about the area. He definitely tailored the tour as the day progressed, taking us to wineries (and one brewery) that fit our interests and the type of wines we were favoring. I definitely recommend him to friends and will use him on future Napa Valley outings.

Visited July 2013
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