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Rosso Host Company

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Address: Sonoma, CA
Phone Number: +1 707-548-9901
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We're not here to do what has already been done. From the very beginning,...

We're not here to do what has already been done. From the very beginning, we designed Rosso to capture a sense of place and time, to be authentic and not follow what everyone else was doing in the wine industry.

 

We use a European approach to sharing wine country with you. This approach is authentic, fun, classy and high end. We're not chauffeurs or a limo company. We're a host company, our team is composed of quality individuals from Sonoma and Napa that bring you into their world and take you to places where we would take our best friends. Unlike limo and bus tour companies, we set high standards for our team and we don't make them wear silly penguin suits.

 

My goal is to create fun jobs for my community so we only hire gregarious locals who are passionate about food and wine. Spending a day with one of our hosts is like visiting a friend who lives in wine country. We share wine country through a locals' prospective, which offers a unique view of wine country's less commercial side. Our focus is to support smaller production and family owned wineries that don't mass distribute.

 

Growing up here I always heard locals complain about the buses, limos, town cars, and vans. The last thing Sonoma and Napa needs is another company using those vehicles. Our cars are much nicer and classier than the standard tour vehicle. They are not black and do not have our logo or phone number on them. We use this understated style out of respect for the community, and in hopes to some day bring more charm back to Sonoma and Napa.

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Four of us chose Rosso because of it's unique take on what wine tasting should be. We visited Mackenzie Mueller, Reid, and Porter Family wineries. They were small and intimate... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Henryville, Pennsylvania

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Henryville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us chose Rosso because of it's unique take on what wine tasting should be. We visited Mackenzie Mueller, Reid, and Porter Family wineries. They were small and intimate and we were shown every aspect of what it takes to make a great wine from tasting the grapes right off the vines to sampling just pressed grapes. Bay, from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Everything were perfect. We got a private tour, Vito our host were very friendly and helped us with everything. And the wineyards we got to see were amazing. I highly recomend this company to any one who´s looking for a genuin experience of Sonoma/Napa. We will be back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Vitto is such a unique host in the Napa/Sonoma wine country. We have used his company twice, and always super pleased! During our last tour, he was preparing for his level 3 sommelier certification. All of the hosts at his company are atleast level one sommelier. This is an asset because they really understand what makes each winery unique, as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Vito of Rosso Host Company guided us for two days in Sonoma and Napa, sharing an incredible & unique view of wineries and the region. Vito was clear up front this is much more than a limo or driver service – this is a custom designed tour, based on our wine preferences and our goals for our trip. The resulting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

We have been fortunate to have Vito host us on 2 trips to Napa. The wineries he choose where perfect for our day! We were educated, entertained and he even planned lunch for us. I will use no other service in Wine Country! Look no further, let Rosso Host Company be your guide!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

We have had the pleasure of being hosted twice by Vito. His relationships with the unique wineries and vineyards makes for a spectacular experience. He is responsive, punctual, polite, professional and one of the most delightfully conversational young men I've met in quite some time. He has good relationships with the hoteliers (we were first referred to him by the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

In speaking to Vito before our trip to Sonoma, he kept emphasizing that his wine tours are unlike typical ones, with black limos and big commercial wineries. This was a jaguar, with Vito's brother as driver/host, and three smaller wineries, including two family-owned ones. On one eight-acre property we sat at a picnic table with the owner's son doing the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Vitto exceeded our expectations! What a wonderful host!! He was extremely knowledgeable. The vineyards he took us to were great. What a nice way to experience wine country. I have already recommended him & Rosso company to some of my friends. Danielle Steele

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

I cannot rave enough about Rosso Wine Tours! Vito, the owner, as well as all of their hosts are wonderful to work with every time we go! Yes, you read that right, we loved our first one so much we have been on more. Their tour blows everyone else's out of the water because they are showing you parts of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

We have used Rosso Wine Tours twice: once in Sonoma personally (a surprise for my wife's birthday - it was in late Sept. - we went right into the wine process - tasted grapes from the selection bin - Amazing!); and once in Napa with a business client (who, by the way, has called Rosso for a future wine tour).... More 

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