Which Wineries & Why
We actually don’t reveal which wineries we visit because their story is part of the tour! But we’re happy to share the criteria we use when choosing the wineries you are sure to love!
It's About the Wine
Over the years, we’ve done our best to harvest feedback on the wines, so we have a really good idea of which wines our visitors have liked. If a winery yields too much negative feedback, it’s simple — we stop visiting that winery.
Size & Quantity Matter
The wineries we visit not only provide legitimate pours (up to a third of a glass), but they pour several wines. Because of the wineries we’ve chosen, you feel like you’ve experienced five or six tastings. Seriously.
Boutique v. Commercial
Like the wineries we visit, we’ve found people enjoy a variety of settings. We do our best to cover all the bases by visiting one big beautiful winery, one boutique winery, and one winery with beautiful sweeping grounds.
We like friendly people, so we visit wineries that employ friendly staff. Wine connoisseurs and newbies alike are treated the same by the knowledgeable and friendly staff at all the wineries. We know them like family, and this we promise you!
Tour Highlight: Sonoma Square
Located across the street from the last of the California Missions to be built, Mission San Francisco Solano, the Sonoma Square is surrounded by an assortment of wonderful boutique shops and restaurants. We spend enough time here for you to grab a quick bite and explore the various shops and food tastings the square has to offer. Step into the Cheese Factory for a sampling of their fine cheeses, or visit El Paseo de Sonoma for a chocolate tasting at Wine Country Chocolates. It’s a great place to spend a little time between wine tastings!
Meet our Passionate and Experienced Team
Hi there, I’m Marc, I’m a San Francisco native and I can’t imagine a line of work that I’m better suited to and would enjoy more than working as a tour guide.
I grew up in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset, on the edge of Haight Ashbury, and am a second generation native San Franciscan.
As someone who’s traveled extensively, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the hospitality and kindness of countless fantastic tour guides, so I appreciate how a professional, quality guide can make a traveler’s experience unforgettable.
My name is Anthony, pronounced the British way, “Antony.” California has been my home, on and off, for over 17 years. I first came here in the 1970s, and I was blown away by its beauty. That is to say that I do go back to England to top up my accent and see my family every few years.
I have now discovered my vocation in life, the best gig ever, a tour guide in San Francisco. For the past few years, I have taken hundreds of people on these tours. Every one of them excites me still as though it were my first time discovering them. It doesn’t get better than here!
Tour guide extraordinaire, musician, artist, future olive oil magnate, world traveler, Northern California native. Nick has been a San Francisco-based tour guide since 2012. Nick is a free spirit who spends his spare time writing and performing music, creating beautiful art, cultivating his olive trees, pruning vineyards in Mendocino, and making the world a better place.
Keyboard tinkerer, world traveler, San Francisco native. Paul has lived abroad for much of his adult life and continues to travel the globe as much as he can. Prior to partnering with Marc, Paul spent many years as an internet entrepreneur. In addition to a love of travel, Paul is a bit of an adrenaline junkie who’s currently obsessed with paragliding the friendliest spots on the planet.
Born in 2018 in Kansas, Charlotte relocated out to the Bay Area for the mild weather and the opportunity to work in Tourism.
Responsible, reliable and comforting, we are proud to have her lead our team of hardworking vans.
Aslo originally from Kansas and born in 2018, Lucinda is the newest addition to our transportation team.
She enjoys drives on country roads and, like Charlotte, is very dependable.