Thank you for stopping by and for your interest in my Napa Valley wine tours!
I have *an extremely unique point of view into the Napa Valley from a winery perspective*, as I have personally visited, tasted with and written about 900+ commercial wine producers (wineries, physical or virtual) in Napa over the past 10+ years for my Napa Wine Project site. As a result I have a plethora of resources to draw from in regards to customizing any tour to the Napa Valley.
All tours are private for your party.
A typical tour will last between 6-9 hours; the day is yours, tours can be shortened or increased as needed.
If you are a collector and are interested in purchasing wines for your cellar, I have contacts at some of Napa's most exclusive wineries.
I can setup special tours based on a number of criteria. Want the wineries with the best tours, romance or views? I know these specific wineries and can make the appointments. Advance notice of at least a week is desirable for an appointment only winery tour and more during the busy summer months (especially weekends).
Our tours are relaxed and geared to your interests. Options besides wine tasting include sightseeing (Old Faithful Geyser, Petrified Forest, diRosa Art Preserve, etc) and hiking near Mt. St. Helena. We can also tour through some of Napa's towns including Calistoga and St. Helena.
I know the Napa Valley inside and out, numerous wine makers and tasting experiences that are genuine. I enjoy guiding and providing information about this incredible place. Have your own list of wineries? I would be happy to give you comments.
Any and all levels of wine education are perfectly fine.
Multi-day tours can be arranged.
Minimum tour is $350 for 1-2 people.
1 person = $350
2 people = $350
3 people = $400
4 people = $500
5 people = $600
6 people = $700
7 people = $800
8 people = $900
9 people = $1000
10 people = $1100
11 people = $1200
I can handle guiding for large groups (12 or more) and have done so for up to 100 people. I can help arrange the transportation/driver, setting up appointments and lunch. Large size vehicle fees apply - large van, mini bus or full size bus. Please inquire for details and special pricing.
I can help setup experiences (lunches, dinners, and winery visits) for corporate groups. Please inquire for details.
Napa & Sonoma area hotel pick-ups and drop-offs included. San Francisco pick-up and drop-off (very rarely available some weekends only) is an additional $350.
A late model Subaru Outback is used for parties of 4 or less. A larger vehicle is used for 4-11 people. Prefer I drive your own vehicle? Let me know and I can do so.
He maintains a popular international travel site, Dave's Travel Corner (est. 1996), and runs a website promoting Olympic Gold Medalist and currently undefeated WBA World Super Middleweight champion boxer Andre Ward, and is involved with VinoVisit (a winery reservation company).
A wine writer should definitely get his hands dirty and Dave has helped out at Tedeschi Family Winery in Calistoga.
His first book titled, "The Freeways of Los Angeles" was published in 2010.
Comments from satisfied customers:
Clark Brown“I am back in New York after after a fantastic weekend in San Francisco. Thank you for giving us such a great Napa Valley experience. We loved the hike, the views, and the tours of the wineries. We really enjoyed the day! I will definitely recommend you to friends that visit the area. Good luck with the rest of your Napa Valley Wine Project!”
Michele, New York
Elizabeth, Santa Clara, California
Please contact Dave if you have any questions, or would like to schedule a tour:
Email (for quicker response): firstname.lastname@example.org
Call: (323) 761-0255
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