We just wrapped up another trip to Napa Valley. This is the second year in a row that we were fortunate enough to have George Stone of Napa Valley Chauffeurs create a specialized two day tour that satisfied our wine tastes as well as met our desire to go to some of the best wineries that are off the beaten path. Following our great experience last year (see posting from "kinsel3" dated April 22, 2007), George told us to "let him take care of everything" and that is just what we did. George handled everything from recommending the Villagio Inn & Spa to getting us reservations for dinner (Redd, Bouchon and Bistro Don Giovani) to lining up a first class, 2 day tour that included 10 wineries, lunch at the Rutherford Grill on the first day and a fantastic picnic lunch on the second day. And to top it all off, George drove us everywhere. George does not "pawn" you off to some inexperienced driver; he relishes taking each and every customer on tours himself. It is the personal touch that Geoge has cultivated in his 25 years in Napa Valey. George is professional in every detail. He knows when to step in to assist and when to stand back and allow his guests to enjoy the moment. Owners / wine makers / managers of every winery we visited welcomed us with open arms, big smiles and positive comments that we were in "good hands" with George. Clearly, that was true. I don't take time to write reviews (this is my first - the one I mentioned above was written by friends following last year's trip). I decided to write this and give George the credit he has earned and to help you. Our trip this year was outstanding because we trusted George to handle everything and he didn't let us down. If you are interested in contacting George, his e-mail address is: Georgenvc@aol.com.
Thanks - USTravellerDenver