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“The only way to tour wine country”

Wine Country Chauffeur
Ranked #11 of 25 Tours in Santa Rosa
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Owner description: Crafting personalized wine tours in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys and the Clear Lake area, Wine Country Chauffeur can guide you to the finest wineries, restaurants and accomodations. Whether you prefer a lively and exciting adventure or a more subdued, relaxing private tour, Wine Country Chauffeur can customize the perfect tour to meet your personal tastes.
Terre Haute, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“The only way to tour wine country”
Reviewed 17 November 2009

Having never been to Napa or Sonoma, we trusted Trip Advisor and contacted Phillip to guide us around Napa and Sonoma. We arranged for Phillip to pick us up at our hotel in San Francisco and he was prompt and ready to go. We spent our first day in Napa and second in Sonoma. Phillip was very accomodating and took us to the wineries we had suggested but also took us to a few small, boutique wineries that really spent some time with us and offered us some great insight into winemaking. It was well worth the money to have someone drive us around, showing us both valleys and also not worrying about drinking and driving. Robert Young and Moshin were two great wineries we would have never found if not for Phillip and are highly recommended. Stop for lunch at V. Sattui. At the end of day two, Phillip drove us back to the San Fran. airport. We highly recommend Phillip!

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UK
2 reviews
“Excellent wine tour”
Reviewed 10 November 2009

We had a great wine tour with Philip in October 2009 - he was really helpful on the phone and via email when we booked the tour from the UK, and took us to small, independent wineries in Sonoma that we wouldn't have found by ourselves. He also knew alot about pinot noir which was brilliant!

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VA, USA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Philip is the best!”
Reviewed 13 October 2009

From the minute we emailed him, Philip helped us make the most of our trip. He gave us suggestions on an itinerary including our preferences and some addtional wineries he thought we would like within a doable time frame. He picked us up promptly at our B and B and was never less than professional! He knows all the roads that are not overtraveled and full of traffic (unlike the limosines out there). He called ahead to some wineries for us as well and always gave us front door service. His Lincoln Navigator is per fect for some of those windy roads and can manuever closer to the entrance of most wineries than the larger limosines. If you are looking for a driver with local knowledge and a great personality and professionalism - call wine county chauffeur- you won't be disappointed!

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Akron, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“Great tour, DO IT!”
Reviewed 2 July 2009

We had looked at a few other winery tours, which were booked. We asked for recommendations from these other companies and were referred to Phillip. Right from our first conversation you could tell he put customers first every step of the way. Since it was our first trip to wine country we let him plan our day based on our wish to see 'wineries we would likely miss otherwise' with a focus on Zin. He did not disappoint; taking us to 5 wineries and a delightful lunch. Moreover, we lingered at our last winery well past our scheduled tour end time; no complaint or push to rush us back. He let us take our time and left when we were ready... WOW... great service!! I feel fortunate to have found him and not some of the more 'cut & dry' companies that we were originally looking at. If you love being put first and getting great value, you will not be disappointed!

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Miami
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Philip helped us make the most of our day in Napa”
Reviewed 30 May 2009

Philip was an excellent guide. He picked us up at our hotel in San Francisco at 8:30 am for our one day tour of Napa. Philip worked with our recommendations and his own to provide us with a full day of wine tastings which we truly enjoyed. He is knowledgeable about the wineries and the wine. We were able to visit some smaller wineries that we never would have found on our own. He drove us to nine different wineries and eateries throughout the day, and returned us to the hotel in San Francisco around 6:30. He is flexible and helpful. Our day was memorable, and we didn't waste time getting lost on our own. Philip's tour was worth every penny!

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