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Blue Star Wine Country Tours

Sonoma, CA 95476
+1 415-608-9065
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A tour guide who actually listens!!!

John delivered on a fantastic day of wine, song and sites! From being open and honest when we... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
morrisyankell
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fascinating and so much fun!

From moment one, John (owner of Blue Star Wine Country Tours), impressed me with his first-class... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
Patti H
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We provide unique wine tour experiences in Napa, Sonoma & Russian River. Private luxury car, 4 hours minimum required.
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Hours Today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

John delivered on a fantastic day of wine, song and sites! From being open and honest when we asked for info, right on time to start, asking us questions and listening to the type of wine we liked/wanted to taste, to an excellent, safe and...More

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R2825CNjohnc, Owner at Blue Star Wine Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Thanks Morris! It was my pleasure to host you and your family. With Kris’s help in pre-planning the day, we were able to dial it in specific to the varietals you most enjoy and showcase some the best California expressions of the regions we serve....More

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Reviewed June 14, 2018

From moment one, John (owner of Blue Star Wine Country Tours), impressed me with his first-class customer service and expertise both in organizational and people skills then he tops it all off with his extensive knowledge of wines and all the hospitality that Sonoma/Napa offers....More

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R2825CNjohnc, Owner at Blue Star Wine Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Wow! Thanks Patti. It's easy to be on your game when guests are ready to unplug and trust in the experience you rely on Blue Star to curate. With you, it was clear you wanted something beyond just great wines. It was more about spending...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Blue Star Tours provided an outstanding itinerary for my friends and me this past weekend. John is a complete professional and took the time to survey our personal expectations before securing what was a really fun day. He has a great deal of knowledge about...More

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R2825CNjohnc, Owner at Blue Star Wine Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words and description for the way we tour our guests. Advanced planning helps a lot when designing the perfect experience. Please come back again soon and we'll be happy to honor the friend's & family rate! Best regards,...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Coming to San Francisco from Georgia for a trip, we had almost no knowledge of wine country except that we wanted to go. We let John plan our day in Sonoma and it was the highlight of our entire trip! John really knows the area...More

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R2825CNjohnc, Owner at Blue Star Wine Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Dear Friends, Thank you so much for making my day up here a lot more fun despite the downpour. As you know, pre-planning the day helps us (me) at Blue Star get it right. The tour begins the moment we talk about "where you're at"...More

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Reviewed December 9, 2017

Prior to visiting Sonoma with friends, I had been reading reviews on Trip Advisor to find the perfect wine tasting trip for my friends and I. I contacted our hotel for their recommendation and they recommended Blue Star. I contacted John and immediately knew why...More

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R2825CNjohnc, Owner at Blue Star Wine Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Wow! Thank you for your kind words. Such a genuine recollection and positive experience of your tour with Blue Star means a great deal to us. Now entering our third season, we strive to attract more wine country goers like you who are up for...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

After searching and interviewing over 15 wine tour companies, I found myself on the phone with John for 30 minutes. He won me over with his knowledge of the area and wineries and his willingness to customize a tour that fit the needs of our...More

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R2825CNjohnc, Owner at Blue Star Wine Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Ah shucks Traci...you're making me blush! What can I say, when you're in the right spirit and want to learn, relax and enjoy the day, I'm cool with that. It doesn't feel like a job when I'm touring with folks like you. It's feels more...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2017

I should post this review long ago. As everyone mentions, John is absolutely #1 !! He had taken a lot of time to make sure that I was happy with their plan. We visited three wineries in Sonoma. One of the wineries we visited had...More

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R2825CNjohnc, Owner at Blue Star Wine Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thank you for your kind words about your experience with me and my tour company. We recognize there's an investment in planning your trip here and glad that we got it right for you. The next time you're here, let's plan another amazing day and...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2017

My daughter and I visited Sonoma recently, our first time to wine country and to California. I was referred to Blue Star Wine Country Tours through our hotel and the day before we traveled I reached out to John. In just a few minutes of...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2017

My wife and I and another couple visited Sonoma for wine tasting over the weekend of May 6 & 7 and could not have had a better guide. John was personable and knowledgeable, providing insights in to the local history and culture as well as...More

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R2825CNjohnc, Owner at Blue Star Wine Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

Hello Patrick, Thank you for your kind words and description of how "Blue Star rolls" in wine country. Putting together the perfect wine-focused agenda and hosting you for two days made the second day an even more intimate experience for the best of what our...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2017

Like a fine wine, John Cowles crafts the perfect wine tasting experience. His knowledge of the area coupled with his unique connections to top-notch wineries created a memorable experience for us. He was very responsive in all aspects of pre-trip planning and very flexible in...More

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R2825CNjohnc, Owner at Blue Star Wine Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

Hello Bruce, Thank you for taking the time to articulate your wine tour experience with us. It was our pleasure to host you and your dear friends for a day in wine country and, we hope you'll return in the future to do it again...More

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