"Bruce is more than your typical tour guide. His love and expertise of wine, vineyards and the area lend themselves to an outstanding opportunity to experience this beautiful area in a up close and personal way."

My name is H. Bruce Smith, and I will be your personal wine guide. I've been in the tourism business for 21 years. My wine tours are based out of Healdsburg, CA., the heart of Dry Creek Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area). 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. Read More

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.

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 Mounts, Frick, Pasterick,Raymond Burr to name a few. Do you have a favorite? let me know! Read More

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 Wine-Wine situation. Read More

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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wine tour reservations

Tours do not include tasting fees or lunch.
$89 per person!

Visit 4 Family owned wineries that feature Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sav Blanc, and more! Tasting fees and lunch are extra. (If you buy wine you typically pay no tasting fees!) We will stop for your favorite deli food at the Dry Creek General Store, for a picnic lunch at the winery. Tours run from 11AM-4PM. BOOK IT!

$89 per person!

Visit 3 "BY APPOINTMENT ONLY" wineries. Tasting fees and lunch are extra. Meet the winemakers (when available) and taste their wines.

Restrictions apply. Dependent on availability. Normally I need two days prior to booking to make reservations. We will stop for your favorite deli food at the Dry Creek General Store, for a picnic lunch at the winery. BOOK IT!


Either at your home or lodging within 10 miles of Healdsburg or at public parking near city hall. (Contact me for pickups outside this area. A surcharge may apply.))

Enjoy touring in a 15-passenger van!

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free corkage
H. Bruce Smith, Owner/Operator   Call 866-(WINEVAN)  TCP#0032769-S