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Address: 8644 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA 95448-9021
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Travel deep into the vines of Sonoma's wine country to premium tastings at...

Travel deep into the vines of Sonoma's wine country to premium tastings at boutique wineries. As part of the tour, our guests will be guided through the gothic chambers of a wine cave and be treated to a barrel tasting from one of the oak casks. Traveling over hill and dale in a carriage pulled by two magnificent horses, you'll enjoy tastings at 3 award-winning wineries and be served gourmet snacks and chilled spring water along the way. Enjoy the relaxed pace, breath-taking scenery and world class wines while leaving the traffic far behind. Your coachman will provide an insider's view of the local history, the lifecycle of the vines, and the wine-making process. This is more than a wine tour -- it's a unique and romantic wine tasting adventure! Check out our web page at TheWineCarriage for tour details and a bonus tasting.

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Outstanding day in wine country

We had an absolutely wonderful day on the Wine Carriage with Bret and his beautiful horses, Cheyenne and Cody. They met us at Alexander Valley Vineyard, where we had completed a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 June 2013
Dayton, Ohio

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

We had an absolutely wonderful day on the Wine Carriage with Bret and his beautiful horses, Cheyenne and Cody. They met us at Alexander Valley Vineyard, where we had completed a cave tour and tasting. Then, we began our journey through the vineyards to 2 other wineries. What a beautiful, personal and memorable trip. It was so peaceful and serene... More 

2 Thank brendainoh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

My wife, 9 year old son and I recently had the good fortune of spending a glorious afternoon touring three fantastic wineries in unique style - on board the Wine Carriage! What a great and fun way to experience the beauty, serenity and wineries of Sonoma County. Bret and his two horses carried us through narrow paths of vineyards to... More 

2 Thank Jeremy B
Emeryville, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

So my beau and I went on the wine carriage today and it was absolutely amazing! We began with a cave tour and wine tasting at Alexander winery. At 12pm we heard galloping up the pavement and up came Bret and two handsome Belgian horses, by the name of Cheyenne and Cody. Bret was very personable, we enjoyed him a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013 via mobile

We went on our winery tour with Bret last July and it was truly the highlight of our stay in Sonoma and Napa. We took our 12 year old son with us on this trip and he really enjoyed the horses. Bret even let him feed the horses and drive the carriage on the way back. This tour is a... More 

1 Thank tracyzimmer
Santa Rosa, California, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

The tour included interesting hisotry about the area. Lovely visits to three wineries. Wonderful local picnic. The horses was beautiful an well taken care of. Bret & Lily wonderful host & hostess. It was like traveling back in time, a true stress reliever! If you want to impress your girlfriend or wife this is the suprise tour to give her!... More 

1 Thank Hermine B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

The Wine Carriage was the best part of our third trip to the Napa/Sonoma area. Riding a carriage through the Sonoma vineyards, away from traffic, was beyond our expectations. Bret, the driver and guide, was very knowledgeable on the history of the area. His horses were massive and gentle and added to the beauty of the tour. The wineries we... More 

2 Thank Lee Z
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

In June of 2012 I went to visit my son in Sonoma and was treated to a wine tasting tour on the Wine Carriage. What a fabulous experience! So unique and exciting. We had such fun in a group of eight riding through the vineyards, tasting a large variety of wine and enjoying a delicious picnic lunch. Bret is very... More 

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Thanks you so much for taking the time to review The Wine Carriage. Hoping to see you agin. Cheers! More 

Penngrove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

This was the most fun I've ever had wine-tasting, and I've done a lot of wine-tasting! I've lived in Sonoma County most of my life, and often go to the wineries in Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys when friends and family visit from out of the area. A local friend arranged this tour when his mother was visiting from the... More 

1 Thank Mary M
DeBary, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

The Wine Carriage was a terrific experience. Brett is fun, informative and makes the tour of the local wineries a relaxing, enjoyable way to see the countryside and taste grapes straight from the vines in addition to the detailed tastings and tours at the visited wineries. The private lunch was superb and the host wineries were very pleasant. I would... More 

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Crystal, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

Bret's Wine Carriage is a must-do for those who want to explore wine country in a quiet, relaxed setting! It was a great way to visit several wineries without having to worry about driving between each. Our day was also personalized and intimate with visiting smaller wineries that were less busy, and in spending time with Bret. He shared lots... More 

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