My wine tours are based out of Healdsburg, CA. I offer several touring options, from great little family wineries to sit-down
tastings for specific wines, as well as options for olive oil tasting.
WINE TASTING SEMINAR
My tours are fun, educational, and low-key (not a party bus!). Let me share my 15 years of wine industry experience with you!
I've been offering wine tours for 7 years and have shared my wine tasting tips with thousands of my clients.
Before each tour I conduct a mini wine tasting seminar covering the basics of wine tasting, as well as, useful tips
on making the most of your tasting experience. The informal talk takes about 15 minutes and prepares you to feel
comfortable while in the tasting room.
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Visit Small Family Wineries!
I'll be your "local wine friend" and introduce you to our local winemakers. Most of the wineries I visit only distribute thru their tasting rooms, which means you won't find
these premium wines in your wine shop. These finely crafted wines are waiting for you to discover at
such wineries as Bella, Gary Farrell, Frick, Pasterick, to name a few. Do you have a favorite? let me know!
Tour with the Best:
"As editor in chief for Touring & Tasting
, I've participated in countless wine tours. I had the good fortune
of spending one afternoon on a tour with H. Bruce Smith and was very impressed with his knowledge and passion for wine.
The tour was well planned and very informative. Since then, I have reached out to Bruce several times for his insights
and perspective on wineries, wines, and wine country touring in general."
Wendy van Diver: "Editor in Chief,
Touring & Tasting Marketing & Media"
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About Tasting Fees
Tasting fees vary according to the tour option you chose. If you are asked to pay for tasting fees, these generally
run $10pp at the winery. Depending on the winery's policy these fees can be waived if you buy a bottle or two of wine.
Therefore, if you plan to find some delicious wines on tour with me, then you could save those tasting fees by purchasing
wine! It's a Win-Win(e) situation.
My fee includes a full LUNCH! Other tour companies advertise "all fees included" but do not include lunch!
PICK-UP LOCATION: Either at your home or lodging within 10 miles of Healdsburg or at public parking near city hall.
(I will pickup outside this area for a $10pp surcharge. Please make a note when booking.)
Give the unique gift of a wine tour of the Dry Creek valley AVA!
Great for the holidays or birthdays! Read More
Wine Country Sampler
$85 per person!
Visit 4 wineries. Enjoy a full picnic lunch among the vines. Tasting fees are extra. Tours run from
11AM-4PM. This tour is designed for groups of 4 or more. A full assortment of wines indicative of the region
will be served, from whites, reds, and desert wines.
Big Red Tour
$99 per person!
Visit 4 wineries that feature Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, etc. Full picnic lunch. Tasting fees are extra. Tours run from
11AM-4PM. My go to Couples Tour! You will also taste many nice White wines, at your discretion.
$99 per person!
Visit Hop Kiln (Gourmet Food and Wine Pairing) and Gary Farrell both in the Russian River AVA, for sit down tastings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Tasting fees are extra and total $50pp. Tours run from
1AM-4PM. (This is planned for after your own lunch!)
INSIDER'S WINE TOUR
$145 per person!
Visit 3 "by appointment only" wineries. Full lunch and tasting fees waived!
Meet the winemakers and taste their wines. This tour may include a visit to a wine cave.
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