Tours are conducted in my luxe SUV (up to six guests). The service includes: discussing my client’s wine interests; focusing on low production, family-owned wineries (while taking into account, client requests); making appointments as necessary; and arranging food-pairings and lunch stops. The tour can be focused on exploring the characteristics of a particular wine varietal like Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir, or finding that white wine which may be of interest to even one person in the party.
Another approach can be to spend the day exploring a specific wine area such as Howell Mountain in Napa or the Russian River area in Sonoma. The itinerary for every tour is arranged in advance and a hard copy schedule given to each guest. I provide cold bottled water for hydration during the day and as refreshment with lunch or snacks.
During the tour as planned, we can stop at a gourmet grocery for tasty foods for a picnic or at a restaurant.
For your evening dining, I am pleased to provide lists of restaurants arranged by location as well as recommend specific restaurants based on the client’s interests. Additionally, I can recommend chefs to prepare dinner at a vacation rental.
In addition to wine tours, I am available to conduct scenic tours to the Pacific coast and/or redwood reserves and parks. These could be day-long engagements or overnight.