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4 Oct 2012
“The only way to see Napa!”
26 Sep 2012
“The bestway to experience Sonoma wine country.”
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

My wife and I were referred to Lin from family used him with great success. We were on our honeymoon and we stopped in San Francisco on our way to Hawaii to visit Napa. Lin drove into San Francisco and picked us up at our...More

Date of experience: November 2011
Thank James H
Reviewed 26 September 2012

I have taken the big wine tours before and was disappointed, so on this visit to Northern California, I decided to go with a smaller operator. I spoke to Lin on the phone and was confident I found the right guide. A few phone calls...More

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank BrWayne
Reviewed 22 May 2012

Lin Durling you are a treasure! Our day touring three wineries in Napa was so much fun. Working with Lin we developed our own tour of the wineries we wanted to visit. His attention to detail and knowledge was demonstrated not only in his hotel...More

Date of experience: May 2012
2  Thank nlwalshfamily
Reviewed 19 May 2012

My wife and I spent a day traveling throughout Napa a few years ago with the affable Lin Durling and had such a wonderful time, that we booked another day with him this Spring. It was very easy to work out a completely different itinerary...More

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank thebattery
Reviewed 10 May 2012

I wanted to give my full recommendation of Artisan Wine Tours. My wife and I just got back from a great trip to the Bay Area for our 10-year anniversary. We stayed in San Francisco and had a blast, but the best day by far...More

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 14 March 2012

The operator of Artisan Wine Tours Lin Durling and his family have lived in the Sonoma Valley for years and years. He knows the wines, the winemakers, the restaurants, the Inns, the large wineries and the small boutique wineries which I particularly enjoyed! Along with...More

Date of experience: June 2011
1  Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 2 March 2012

My wife and I toured with Artisan Wine Tours in the Sonoma valley recently and we really can't say enough about our trip! AWT's Lin Durling was our driver that day, and he was very insightful with regard to area details, local history and lots...More

Date of experience: February 2012
2  Thank harryg713
Reviewed 20 February 2012

My wife and I lived in Northern California for many years. He had made a number of day trips to Sonoma wine country and taken our share of tours. It had been more than six years since we moved to the East Coast. It was...More

Date of experience: January 2012
1  Thank DandaT5000
Reviewed 13 February 2012

I was in San Francisco for an art show and had a break in between shows, as did a couple of other exhibitor/friends. On short notice we thought it would be a great day off to visit the Wine Country. Artisan Wine Tours seemed to...More

Date of experience: February 2012
1  Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 30 January 2012

After reading the negative reviews about Lin cancelling at the last minute, I spoke with him at length about my concerns with booking a one-man company. He assured me that he had a back-up company to take his place should he become ill. My husband,...More

Date of experience: October 2011
4  Thank Stefanie2424
LinNapaValley, Owner at Artisan Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2012

We regret any situation that causes discomfort for our clients, and thankfully out of more than 130 posted reviews or testimonials, we have very few unfortunate incidents. We were caught at the last minute with this client and needed to seek an alternate provider. Unfortunately,...More

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