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“Excellent wine tour with great people!”

Wine Country Journeys LLC
Ranked #4 of 27 Tours in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Guided small group wine tasting tours throughout Sonoma County's beautiful Wine Country. Enjoy an unforgettable day while you visit a minimum of four small family owned or boutique wineries in the northern Sonoma wine regions of the Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley - up around the historic town of Healdsburg. Our wine educators/guides will introduce you to the wines, wineries, and vineyards of Sonoma County - perfectly blending education with entertainment. Tours stop at a gourmet deli where you may purchase a fresh lunch that we take to the next winery and eat picnic style. We keep our groups small - 8 guests or less and we always cover the tasting fees!
Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
“Excellent wine tour with great people!”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

If you want to see the wine country in a relaxed way with an experienced guide, this is your tour! They provided us door to door designated driving in a comfortable van. The tour guide Jerry was knowledgable and we learned quite a bit from him. We wanted a laid back atmosphere which is exactly what we got. We actually had a small group of only one other couple which was nice also. We ended up going to see 4 wineries and stopped for a good lunch. We felt we got our money's worth and then some.

Visited March 2012
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Santa Rosa, California
1 review
“Timeless memory”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Waht a wonderful scenic tour for me as I am new to the areas and our driver (Jerry) gave the history of some of the places we drove by and very knowledgeable of wines. I didn't know what wine I liked and when I walked away from this experince,I now like port,late harvest aka sweeter the better :),so thnak you Amanda for the nice friendly arrangements with your company. Will be referring others.

Visited March 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
“A great time”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

The best way to see small wineries in the Sonoma Valley. Our driver/guide was very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. We were picked up at our hotel in Marin County at 9:45am and did not return to our hotel until 5:00pm. We went to 7 wineries and enjoyed a picnic at one of the wineries. Each winery was a unique gem. We had the opportunity to meet winemakers and to drink to really exceptional wines. I would highly recommend Wine Country Journeys.

Visited March 2012
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California, Kentucky
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31 reviews
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“An Amazing Experience”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

After doing some research and reading others’ reviews, we decided to book a wine tasting tour with Wine Country Journeys and I'm very glad we did. We had such an amazing experience right from the start. Booking the trip with Amanda was very easy. Here are some highlights of the trip:

1. We were picked up from our hotel in San Francisco in a clean 12-passenger van. We didn’t have to drive anywhere!
2. Our tour group was very small (only 8 people) and us and the couple we were traveling with made up made up 4 of those 8 spots. No large shuttles!
3. Jerry, our tour guide, was very personable and knowledgeable of the area and gave us a bit of a guided tour on the way to Sonoma.
4. The wineries we visited were small, family owned and personal. It was great to be able to talk with some of the owners while tasting and hear the history of the winery itself.
5. The tasting fees were included in the price of the tour, which is a huge plus since tasting fees can range from $10-15 per winery.
6. Bottled water was provided to us in the van and our wine purchases were boxed and stored for us.
7. After the 3rd winery, Jerry took us to a local market to pick up snacks for a picnic lunch. We took our lunch to Amista winery where we were greeted with personalized welcome signs on the picnic table.

Jerry returned us to our hotel after we'd toured 5 different wineries! We had such a great experience on this tour. Wine Country Journeys went above and beyond to make our trip enjoyable and Jerry surpassed our expectations as a guide. I would definitely recommend this company to tour Sonoma's wine country.

Visited February 2012
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Austin, Texas
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“Fabulous time with friends”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

We had an absolute wonderful trip to Sonoma County with Jerry. There was 5 girls and another couple who were great that went out for the day. The ride was comfortable and very flexible. Jerry was great to let us stop and get snacks, etc. :-) We made it to 4 different wineries and felt very pampered that each one was basically a private tasting. At the final destination they even had a nice little surprise for each of us. We truly enjoyed this "journey" and can't wait to do it again. It was the highlight of our girl's trip to San Francisco!!
Nicole from Texas

Visited February 2012
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