I can't comment on our ride without talking about Ben...he rocks! Although we had a difficult time getting through to make a reservation, when we did get someone, everything went smoothly and efficiently. It was a last minute plan and reservations were made the morning of the ride, but we were "penciled in" and all set when we checked in with Ben.
I took a much needed trip with my friend to escape the longest East Coast Winter and had never been to this area of California, it was beautiful. We wanted to do some wine tasting and to see the sights but didn't want to be concerned about driving. We had looked at the Wine Train, but actually settled with the Wine Trolley because of a "winter special". Boy, am I glad that we did, it was awesome. We were lucky to have a beautiful day, and the open air design was perfect. Plus, who wants to sit inside when you've been wine tasting? We thoroughly enjoyed the experience at the four wineries and the "picnic lunch" made it amazing. The lunch wasn't at all what we expected, it was simple but elegant and served on the patio of a gorgeous, rustic restaurant in the beautiful hamlet of Yountville. Honestly, we had expected something very informal and were extremely, pleasantly surprised.
Safety...safety...safety. Ben was brilliant in making sure that everyone entered and exited at one point from the trolley to ensure that no one would get hurt, he also reminded us to hydrate and had a cooler of water onboard to keep us going.
Long and short, the trip was worth more than what we paid for it, we got our money's worth and much, much more. We were very, very pleased- should we head there again, a ride on the trolley is a must. We have told all of our friends about our fantastic experience. Thanks!