Sonoma Tours FAQs
Private Wine Tours – Custom Tours
Can I select the wineries we go to? Can you help us create the perfect tour?
Yes. That is one advantage of a private tour. Here are some things to consider: What kind of wine do you like? Any particular venue you would like to see? Vista? Small family owned? Tour of the facility? Barrel tasting? Food and wine pairing? The distances between wineries? All of these factors influence your itinerary. Try our “Information Links” for ideas. Feel free to call us, we are happy to help you create the ideal itinerary for your group. We can help you figure out the distances, the timing, the lunch venues and all the little details you might not be aware of. We will make the winery appointments for your where they are required. Your chauffeur is also a great resource to help you with your itinerary.
What are the best hours to plan our wine tour?
Most wineries tend to open at 10:00am. Closing times for wineries range from 4pm to 6pm, with most wineries closing at 5pm. Since most wineries get busier and busier in the afternoon, the most successful tours start at 10am and end around 4pm. These times work well.
Do you offer a picnic lunch?
Yes! A picnic lunch can be added to your private wine tour for only $15. Enjoy a picnic lunch at a beautiful Napa or Sonoma winery.
What are my other options for lunch?
There are several lunch options. You can stop at one of the local delis and order lunch. If you call ahead and pay for your lunch with a credit card, your guide can pick up your lunch while you are at a winery and have it all set up for you when you come out. Your chauffeur will know which wineries allow picnics. You can eat at one of many great restaurants in Napa and Sonoma. You have the option to order our buffet lunch at $15 per person, or bring your own lunch.
What about your vehicles?
All of our vehicles, exterior and interior, are shown on the website on the car services page. We have a full range of vehicles from sedans to limo buses. We can accommodate small and large groups.
How many guests can you accommodate?
We can accommodate all different sizes of groups. However, groups larger than 56 guests require us to use multiple vehicles and wineries may have issues accommodating larger size groups, so please give us a call if this is your need
What are the rates?
Our rates given on the website are base rates. When you call us we will give you all inclusive rates which include tax, license, base gratuity and fuel. Although a base gratuity is included, your chauffeur would always welcome an additional gratuity if you feel his service was exceptional. On a private tour, tasting fees are your responsibility. Typically, they range from $15 to $25 per person per winery.
How far in advance should I book my tour?
The earlier the better. If your preferred wine tour date is during a busy time of the year, or on a holiday or weekend, the sooner the better. Your best bet is to email us or call as soon as possible once you know your preferred wine tour date.
From where can you pick us up on a Private Wine Tour?
We can pick you up at a hotel, business or home in Napa, Sonoma and the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Can we eat and drink in the vehicle?
Of course you can. We want you to enjoy yourself in our vehicles.
What is provided in the vehicle?
Chilled bottled water for everyone. If you would like other items in the vehicle, we would be happy to provide them for special occasions or celebrations given advance notice.
Can children go on a private tour?
Yes. Most wineries allow children.
How about my favorite family pet?
Service dogs are allowed on private tours. And, small dogs are allowed if they are in a carrier and cannot be left unattended in the vehicle.
Can we have a tour guide?
A tour guide is very helpful for large groups. Not only do they keep the group on schedule, they provide additonal information about the area and answer guests questions.
Want to Book a Private Wine Tour? Visit our Private Wine Tours link or call (707) 927-1830