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Overview
Go wine tasting without the stress of driving or deciding between dozens of tasting rooms. Instead, hop aboard the adults-only Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley and get chauffeured through the picturesque rolling hills. All the planning and navigating is handled for you as you sample wines at four different wineries, taste regional varietals, and enjoy a picnic prepared by the Girl & the Fig, a rustic French bistro.
Highlights
  • Easy, full-day wine-tasting tour through Sonoma Valley
  • Wine-focused trolley ride lets you skip driving and planning
  • Sip celebrated varietals at four wineries and break for a picnic lunch 
  • Learn local history and folklore from the trolley’s narration
What to Expect
Find your trolley, a replica of a classic San Francisco cable car, midmorning at Sonoma Plaza. Then, meet your guide and grab a seat. As the trolley winds through the valley, you are free to focus on the view. Between stops, your guide shares local folklore and colorful history as you pass landmarks such as Mission San Francisco Solano and Bear Flag Monument. For lunch, a French country-style picnic lunch is served family style, allowing you to select your choice of salads, sandwiches, and desserts from local bistro, the Girl & the Fig. During the outing, you visit four different wineries—each selected based on its superior wines and pleasant atmosphere. You learn about quintessential California varietals such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay and pinot noir as you taste. (Tasting fees are not included.) Your tour ends back where it began.
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Important Information
Departure Point
453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476, USA
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Charter Fee and taxes (Gratuity not included)
Exclusions
  • Pick-up from San Francisco is NOT included
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (Wine is available to purchase at each winery)
  • Wine tasting fees at each winery ($20-$25 per person at each winery)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Jackets and rain protection are recommended in the winter months.
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • MUST advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • No consumption of alcoholic beverage is allowed on the trolley
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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JosieL wrote a review Jan 2020
21 contributions1 helpful vote
On a chilly January day, a small small group of 6 headed out on an authentic trolley car, and we headed to 4 different wineries in Sonoma - Larson, Buena Vista, Valley of the Moon, and Mayo wineries. Paul was our driver and guide and he was knowledgeable, friendly , and
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from NapaWineTrolley, General Manager at Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the wonderful review. What no 5th star... LOL have a great day.
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Tina D wrote a review Jan 2020
44 contributions11 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our Wine Trolley Tour we meet so really nice people. The wineries we went to were very nice, the only reason I gave it 4 stars was because we felt a little rushed, if there was only 3 wineries on the tour we felt that would have been better than 4.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from NapaWineTrolley, General Manager at Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the review. We have tried to do the three winery stop but people get upset with not having enough stops.
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Marilyn S wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions
This was the 3rd Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley I have been on, and it still is such a great way to explore Sonoma. Paul, our tour guide, was fantastic (and the second time he hosted a trip I was on)! I really appreciated the history of the area he provided, and we enjoyed the
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from NapaWineTrolley, Manager at Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review. I like the up front payment plan and will try and work that out somehow.
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Luckyrazoo wrote a review Dec 2019
80 contributions53 helpful votes
It was too cold and rainy to take the trolley so Paul picked us up in a luxury van. We went to Larson Family Wine and was mesmerized by the all the knowledge of Lou and loved the 3 labs. We went next to the Buena Vista Winery and loved the wine and our tour with Brandon. We
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Mark L, Manager at Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Glad the rain did not hold you up. You must be awesome happy and understanding people.
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S-lana11 wrote a review Nov 2019
25 contributions13 helpful votes
I booked this vine tour because we liked the idea of being driven in this open car around beautiful Sonoma, seemed like an adventure. In addition we wanted to learn more about the area, the vines and vineries. When I booked the tour it was clear that above and beyond the $99
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Mark L, General Manager at Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Thank you for you response. . The Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley is a one of a kind ride though the vineyards. It has a competitive price and the tastings at the wineries are a great discount for us.. If you can show me a trolley tour or any tour that is similar to ours in sonoma at a cheaper price I will refund your fees
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By: Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley
gazell28
Charlotte, North Carolina
10
Wine country with the girls
Paul was an excellent driver and commentator. He gave us the history we asked for and the help we all needed.
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kiddo1130
10
Birthday trip with friends
Our tour was wonderful. Paul was our guide and we enjoyed his history and the care that he took with all of us. I
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JRE617
10
Wine trolley
Trolley was rather noisy and rickety and we could not understand the driver well as we bounced along the roads,
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Debora W
10
Paul was great!!
This was a perfect tour...no worries with who was driving, and we went to four great wineries. Plus Paul was lots
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JosieL
151
Fun at Four Wineries!
On a chilly January day, a small small group of 6 headed out on an authentic trolley car, and we headed to 4
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Tina D
4011
Great Trip
We really enjoyed our Wine Trolley Tour we meet so really nice people. The wineries we went to were very nice,
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Marilyn S
Phoenix, Arizona
30
Fabulous Experience
This was the 3rd Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley I have been on, and it still is such a great way to explore Sonoma.
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CheeseburgerChris
10
Worth it
This tour is worth the price! I have been on a few in my day but this trolleys was top 3. They took us to great
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Luckyrazoo
6653
Too rainy for the trolley but we had a great time!
It was too cold and rainy to take the trolley so Paul picked us up in a luxury van. We went to Larson Family Wine
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PALASH D
10
A memorable experience
One of the most things to do in Sonoma! Paul and the wineries made it a fun experience while still learning about
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