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“The perfect wine tour”
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Terrific Tours
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Northern Sonoma Small Group Wine Tour
Ranked #5 of 48 Food & Drink in Santa Rosa
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The most fun and knowledgeable wine tours guides in wine country! Join us for an informative, casual, and unforgettable day of tasting wine and learning about Sonoma, Napa, or Mendocino wine country. Whether you are a first timer or a wine connoisseur, our wine educators will be happy to show you the best of wine country with our luxury SUVs or comfortable passenger vans. Our guides are all industry veterans, wine makers, and vineyard managers, so you'll really get the insiders' wine tasting experience with Terrific Tours. Don't just hope to meet a winemaker on your next wine country getaway--take a tour with one!
Reviewed September 1, 2013

This tour was amazing! We loved the wine, the interesting facts, and the great company. It was a lovely way to see Sonoma, and try many many wines without having to worry about driving or where to go next. Lunching and shopping in Sonoma proper was simply lovely. We even had a wine tasting out amongst the vines! I couldn't have been happier. The ferry ride was the perfect way to end the day, albeit a little bit tipsy! I highly recommend this tour if you can only make it to Napa/Sonoma for one day.

Thank Alishya B
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

And it isn't the wine. It was the tour.

Excellent driver, informative without being "chatty," superb selections of both large and small winerys (we fitted five in today, sort of pushing it, but it worked).

Pickup was on time (lots of calls ahead of time by headquarters to make sure everything was in order - a California trait?). Twelve-passenger van with eight aboard, driver made a nice effort to get everyone's name and give everyone's name. By the second winery, of course, we all had each other's stories and on we went. This is a great way for a solo or couple to encounter fellow travelers.

Thank MovingMountains
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

We had a fun afternoon wine tasting. It was nice to be picked up & let someone else do the driving. Joel was great. We were able to visit 4 wineries & were treated like VIPs. We had a group of 12 & were seated at picnic tables, & the hostess brought the tasting out to us. It was a beautiful day!

1  Thank mgtdgirl
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

My 2 sisters and my niece decided to take a day during our trip to San Francisco to experience wine country. We selected Terrific Tours. The van picked us up in Union Square near our hotel.
The driver was charming and as luck had it we were the only ones in the group that day so we had Kimya (spelling?) all to ourselves. It was fun to interact with him during the van ride to Sonoma.
We visited 4 wineries and tasted wonderful wines and California champagne. At lunch time we stopped in Sonoma city center and were able to choose our own lunch location. Our guide gave us some tips and we ate in an outdoor garden under trees. The tour was topped off with a return trip to San Francisco by ferry. The ride on the ferry provided wonderful views of the area and was very relaxing. I recommend Terrific Tours.

Thank Karen02116
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We booked a wine tour with Terrific Tours for 4 people and spent a wonderful day in the Sonoma Valley area. Trevor was our guide and everything was perfect! We visited 6 wineries, a small cheese shop, a chocolate shop and a brewery! Wow! A long day but very relaxing at the same time. We never felt rushed and even though we were no help at all in helping in the planning, Trevor was very patient with us and just by talking to us for a few minutes did a great job picking up on what kind of experience we wanted. The highlights of the day were the small organic winery Kaz and the "small", off the grid, Lasseter winery.
Kaz was a one building operation with a great eclectic look and unique flavors.
Lasseter Winery was a totally different experience. It was open by appointment only and we had a private wine and cheese pairing with Cecil and there wasn't one thing we didn't love.
I could write much more but it's all good anyway!
Trevor went above and beyond what was required and made this an A+ day for us!
Well worth the price for a private tour and I can't wait to go back!

Thank Angela M
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