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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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