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Wine Country Balloons

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Address: 397 Aviation Blvd, Sonoma, CA 95403-1040
Phone Number: +1 707-538-7359
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Celebrating more than 35 years with the highest 5 star rating, this FAA PUC...

Celebrating more than 35 years with the highest 5 star rating, this FAA PUC safety certified balloon ride service provides a spectacular way to view Lush Vineyards Redwood forests Mountain Ranges the Russian River and the Pacific Coast. Enjoy a full made-to-order champagne brunch with the pilot after your mornings excursion. Weddings, Private flights for two or large groups can be accommodated. Hotel Packages. Sonoma and Napa California.

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Wine Country Hot Air Balloon Ride
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Bucket List Item for Hubby

We booked the week before we arrived. Well I booked it as a surprise for my hubby. We met at 645 a.m. with the group. There ended up being 17 total in our group. The pilot was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
Andrea H
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Zionsville, Indiana

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Zionsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We booked the week before we arrived. Well I booked it as a surprise for my hubby. We met at 645 a.m. with the group. There ended up being 17 total in our group. The pilot was friendly and ground crew was awesome. We were in the air for little over an hour. Ended up landing in a cow pasture... More 

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1 Thank Andrea H
York, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

RECONSIDER YOUR DECISION TO BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY. I spoke with "Scott" on the phone when I was trying to book a flight for the next morning. I spoke with several other companies that were actually cancelling their flights due to weather. Scott assured me there would be no weather issues and if there were we could be refunded, and... More 

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5 Thank Corrine E
balloontours, Manager at Wine Country Balloons, responded to this review

We accepted Corrine's reservation only 13 hours before meeting time, turning away others customers who would liked to have joined us. She gave us her credit card over the phone to guarantee her space and expressed some concern about weather, but the pilot assured her that if we cancelled due to weather she would not be charged. She did NOT... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Pilot Scott knew about the bad weather when we met, made us sign up the document then canceled the trip due to bad weather and no refund, almost $500 stolen. Then the contract stated they can drive up to 50 miles and they didn't. Total RIP-OFF. Beware. Weather within 30. miles, sunny and clear. Beware

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4 Thank Angel S
balloontours, Manager at Wine Country Balloons, responded to this review

Angel Soto is deceptively manipulating the truth. The document signed the morning of the flight was a liability waiver which had nothing whatsoever to do with the confirmation and purchase contract which he signed previously. We had flown the previous day and anticipated flying, but unfortunately, the rain came in three hours earlier than forecasted which forced the flight to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I worked with Ben over the phone to set up a private flight with my girlfriend. I was nervous as I had never done this before. The whole experience was absolutely perfect. They pick you up and drop you off. Our pilot was very fun and knowledgeable about the industry. The views are the best in Sonoma. We went up... More 

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2 Thank Ryan R
Richfield, Ohio
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

2000 feet, 7.5 mph max speed. Scott, the pilot, is awesome!!! Due to fog they shuttled us to Calistoga, but it was a beautiful drive and happy we were able to fly!

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Thank Nicole K
Gainesville, Florida
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18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

For my 59th birthday I was in California and wanted to do something memorable for my birthday. I met my daughter who lives in SF, in Santa Rosa the night before the flight. We had to be at the meeting place at 0600. It was our first experience ballooning. The staff were professional and entertaining pouring glasses of champagne after... More 

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Kingston, Washington, Usa
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

It was a first time balloon ride for my son and I but it will not be the last. The people operating the ride are very professional and safety focused. Due to fog they drove us to an area near Calistoga where there weren't winds or fog. It was a fun and beautiful way to celebrate a birthday. We both... More 

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Thank 11gecko27
Calistoga, California
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

And when I say high I mean almost 1400 ft great crew, beautiful scenery and awesome adventure! The basket was a little big about 20 people in it kinda felt like cattle but over all nice!

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Thank Nick S
Northport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Captain Scott and his crew are wonderful- the team is professional and the entire experience was amazing!!!! This is a must do in Sonoma.

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Los Angeles
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

The reality of balloon travel is that the pilot has direct control over the up and down and the winds are responsible for all else. Good winds allow for steady, if slow, progress between launching and touch down. The pilot will raise and lower the balloon to work the winds in order to get from one point to another. My... More 

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