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“Wonderful wine tasting tour”

Intimate Wine Tours
Ranked #7 of 232 Food & Drink in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We are a boutique wine tour company, specializing in small and affordable private tours. We have some of the most affordable wine tour rates in the industry. Our staff of concierges has developed close relationships with many wineries and tasting room hosts. Our goal is to provide all our guests with a memorable and exclusive wine tasting experience. Our concierges and hospitality consultants possess years of expert Wine Country experience and are knowledgeable of both Sonoma and Napa County winery appellations.
Newport Beach
1 review
“Wonderful wine tasting tour”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Intimate Wine Tours made our Napa trip so easy and amazing! My boyfriend and I went to Napa and stayed in downtown. Tom from Intimate Wine Tours picked us up at our hotel and drove us around for 5 hours. He made the day so stressfree and enjoyable. He was so knowledgeable on all the wineries, wines and area. The company truly has excellent service and I would reccommend it to everyone!

Visited January 2012
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Thank KJEBlovewine
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etrifecta, General Manager at Intimate Wine Tours, responded to this review, 16 February 2012
Thank you again for the recommendation and acknowledging our excellent service. I am so glad that you and your boyfriend had a great time on your wine tour. Our pleasure is to create a stress free and relaxing wine tour experience. Sometimes, it can be a daunting task with so many wineries to choose from between the Napa and Sonoma wine country. One of the advantages of booking with Intimate Wine Tours is that we are more than happy to take you to wineries of your choice, but can certainly make helpful suggestions and recommendations. On behalf of Intimate Wine Tours, we look forward to seeing you again in the near future and to provide you with another exceptional wine tour experience.
With warm regards,
Tom
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New York City, New York
1 review
“Only way to tour Napa”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

We only had one night in Napa so we needed to make it count. After going through almost all the reviews in Tripadvisors, I decided on Intimate Wine Tours. I was looking for 1) the convenience of a driver who could drive my rental car, 2) not having to deal with a driver go through the rental company for liability purposes, 3) price, 4) knowledgable guide and 5) dependability. Intimate Wine Tours was perfect. Prices were very reasonable and much lower than some of the other tour companies I called. Tom S was our guide and he was very friendly, on time, knowledgeable of all the various wineries, and safe. He picked us up at our hotel and since Intimate Wine Tours has all the necessary certifications, we did not have to call our rental company to get him permission to drive the car. He had the perfect amount of commentary as we drove around. Given we only had one winery on our schedule, we let him pick the wineries for the rest of our day based on our preferences. It worked out wonderfully and we had a fantastic visit to Napa. We will definitely call Intimate Wine Tours again on our next visit. I'm sure all of their guides are wonderful but Tom was truly great! Thank you Tom!

Visited December 2011
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Thank chris p
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etrifecta, General Manager at Intimate Wine Tours, responded to this review, 24 January 2012
On behalf of Intimate Wine Tours, we thank you again for your business as it was our pleasure to drive you around on a wine tour of the Napa Valley. Thank you for selecting Intimate Wine Tours and for acknowledging our necessary insurance certifications. Due to our extensive background in the commercial liability insurance industry, we are fully authorized and covered to provide our wine tour guide service. Therefore, we are able to offer a competitive price point that accommodates our wine tour guests. Again, we are thoroughly pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Napa Valley and look forward to providing you with another exceptional wine tour experience upon your next visit to the Napa and Sonoma wine country.
With warm regards,
Tom
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
“Fun and Educational Tour”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

I had a great experience with Intimate Wine Tours. My girlfriend and I took a private wine tour with Tom around Sonoma just before the new year. It was my second wine tour in the area, and this one was both more fun and educational. Tom's knowledge of the California wine industry and it's history pared with personal relationships with many wineries made the tour for us. I highly recommend intimate wine tours.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Ben E
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etrifecta, General Manager at Intimate Wine Tours, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
Thank you again for deciding to choose Intimate Wine Tours. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the educational and informative wine tour. As I tell all of our guests, we are much more than wine tour drivers, but a team of educated and informed wine tour guides that enjoy sharing our knowledge and history of the Napa and Sonoma wine country. One of the benefits of choosing Intimate Wine Tours, as all of of our past guests have experienced, is to not only have the pleasure of visiting and tasting amazing wine, but to have obtained enriching wine knowledge. We have so many different eras and layers of history between Napa and Sonoma counties that it truly enhances the wine country visit and experience by sharing this fascinating history. On behalf of Intimate Wine tours, it was our pleasure and we look forward to providing you with another rewarding and informative wine tour experience.
With warm regards,
Tom
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
“Intimate Wine Tour was awesome”
Reviewed 6 December 2011

Intimate Wine Tours was the perfect way to enjoy the wineries. No worries, plus lots of information and fun facts. They set up the tours and took us to some of the best wineries. I would recommend anyone visiting the wine country to let Intimate Wine Tours do the driving.

Visited November 2011
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Thank Mary E
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etrifecta, General Manager at Intimate Wine Tours, responded to this review, 8 December 2011
On behalf of Intimate Wine Tours, thank you again for your wonderful wine tour review and positive feedback. Since there are so many wine tour companies to choose from, we thank you for selecting us and truly appreciate your business. We are elated that you had such a pleasurable experience with us in the Napa and Sonoma wine country and look forward to our next opportunity to provide you with another exceptional wine tour.
With warm regards,
Tom
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Austin
1 review
“We had a fabulous, worry free, and informative day in Napa Valley thanks to Intimate Wine Tours.”
Reviewed 27 November 2011

My husband and I just recently had the pleasure of celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in Napa Valley. Our 3 daughters surprised us with a wine tour from Intimate Wine Tours. What a great surprise!!! Our driver, Tom, picked us up at our hotel at precisely the designated time. He had our tour mapped out with a stop at a gourmet sandwich shop, a picnic spot with a panoramic view of the valley, and wine tasting at several wonderful wineries. Our schedule was flexible. Tom was very friendly, courtesy and extremely knowledgeable of the region and the wineries. Our day was worry free and we learned so much about the valley and enjoyed some fabulous wine. We enjoyed Tom’s company and his professionalism. Would we do this again? Without a doubt! Would we recommend Intimate Wine Tours? Absolutely! Thank you for a great visit!

Visited November 2011
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Thank Jill S
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etrifecta, General Manager at Intimate Wine Tours, responded to this review, 29 November 2011
Again, congratulations on celebrating your 30th wedding anniversary. It was a pleasure to be a part of your celebration on a wine tour in the Napa Valley. What a wonderful surprise by your daughters, as I know our office manager was just as excited as your daughters when they were planning the wine tour as a surprise. On behalf of Intimate Wine Tours, we thank you for using us for your Napa Valley wine tour and we look forward to providing you with another exceptional wine tour upon your next visit to the Napa and Sonoma wine country.
With warm regards,
Tom
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