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Review of Valley Wine Tours

Valley Wine Tours
Ranked #6 of 93 Food & Drink in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Valley Wine Tours (formerly Jake's Valley Wine Tours) offers Napa and Sonoma wine country visitors the real “inside” wine tour experience. We guide you through hard-to-find, small family-owned wineries. Taste award- winning wines and learn all about wine, vineyards and Napa and Sonoma viticulture.
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We were met by Peter at our hotel in San Rafael at the exact time we arranged. He picked us up in a nice van and was very excited to share "the valley" with us. One of our couples had to be back in time to make it to a wedding rehersal and he was already aware of this, and had made arrangements for us to make it back. Peter took us to 5 wineries all of which were unique and enjoyable. We started at Cline, then Larson, Robledo, Jacuzzi, and finally Gloria Ferrar. Peter was very accomodating and let us explore and taste at our own pace. He was so passionate about the Sonoma area that he really made us feel at home. He even took the time to drive us through the square and point out his favorite places in town. Lunch was excellent and eating it out on the patio at Robledo Family Winery was an excellent touch. We finished the day at Gloria Ferrar over 2 bottles of "Champagne" that were made even better with the view that we were able to enjoy. Peter had us back right on time and we felt as if we made the day at our own pace. I think it was safe to say that this was the highlight of our trip! Thanks again Peter!

Thank Ryan H
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We just finished a second wine tour experience through Sonoma with VWT. Our first was with Ed and Sonya. This time we had a tour with Greg. The wineries we visited were amazing, Greg was knowledgeable and very accommodating, and the homemade prepared picnic lunch was outstanding. Overall this is an excellent company, and we will not hesitate booking a 3rd wine tour with VWT should we be back in Sonoma or Napa. Thanks Bob and Greg!

Thank bramalea
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

My husband arranged for a day in Sonoma led by Bob from Valley Wine Tours. 8 couples departed Sacramento in a beautiful strech limo for a day of wine tasting and celebrations. We visited three wonderful boutique wineries that none of us had ever vistited before. Each had its own charm and flair, not to mention delicous wine. We enjoyed a private tasting at Robledo, a picnic lunch at Larsen Family Wineries and then a special tasting with winemaker Chris Loxton at Loxton Vineyards. We spent a full day together and it was a perfect way to celebrate a special birthday! The price was reasonable, service impeccable and wine amazing. Highly recommend this company and its customized tours.

Thank TravSacramento
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Bob was super! We were looking for a tour that didn't involve a huge group. This is the one. There were only 5 of us and we were picked up at our hotel. Bob was very informative and accommodating. It was very relaxing and there wasn't any pressure to buy. Lunch in a vineyard was excellent. Tasting champagne at Gloria Ferrer was an excellent way to end the day.

Thank MollyPennsylvania
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We did a group tour (6 of us) with Peter as our guide -- he picked us up at our hotel in SF, and we were a little limited on our time, but Peter made the most of the time we had. The wineries we went to were great, and all of them had beautiful grounds. I booked our tour with Bob, who was super helpful and flexible (even though our plans seemed to keep changing!). I did a bit of shopping around when I booked, and this was easily the best deal I could find. Price includes driver, tasting fees, and picnic lunch (which was delicious, I might add). Only thing not included is gratuity, which we happily paid for our great experience (and still came out way under the costs of other tours). I think this is a great way to go if you're thinking about doing a wine tour -- whether as a couple, with friends, or entertaining clients.

Thank rmpw
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