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“highly recommend”

Healdsburg Wine Tours
Ranked #5 of 27 Tours in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: As both owner and primary tour guide for your wine country tour, Sid takes great pride in creating a day of introduction and exploration, bringing his guests to smaller wineries that reside on the road less taken... these intimate and personal wine tasting experiences are borne of the relationships that Sid has created with winemakers and winery owners throughout wine country, and are the days and memories of which perfect vacations are made. Healdsburg Wine Tours can create a wine country tour to fit your specific needs and requests, or take advantage of Sid's extensive knowlege of the Healdsburg and Sonoma County areas to discover the hidden treasures and incredible beauty of wine country with Sid's personality, charm and experience to lead the way.
bay area, ca
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“highly recommend”
Reviewed 12 May 2008

Told Sid two things: one, we were familiar with the area and two, that I planned on proposing the evening before our wine tour. He took us to places we had never been to before, all were good and uncrowded. Each winery was expecting us and at least acted as if they were treating us as special since we were just engaged. This truly did make my fiancee feel special.

He offered to use our camera and took candid pictures throughout the day. It was so nice to have such a memorable weekend captured on film (with both of us in the photos!).

Sid truly understands service. He anticipated all our needs/wants whether we were aware of them or not. He was there when we wanted him invisible when we didn't. He has a true insiders knowledge of the area (seems to know everyone). He was extremely gracious and professional.

Highly recommend.

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Golden, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The only way to see wine country!”
Reviewed 22 April 2008

Our Healdsburg Wine Tour was absolutely the perfect way to see wine country! Sid was our host and is a delight! His knowledge of the gems of wine country made our day spectacular. With scheduled private tours and tastings...there was no need to deal with crowds. Up close and personal ...we had a fabulous time and would highly recommend Sid and Healdsburg Wine Tours. We will be back!!!

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4 Thank Dawn L
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california
Level 3 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“amazing!”
Reviewed 22 April 2008

This was our first wine tour, and we will never use anyone else! Sid was amazing! The tour started out with a party of 2 and grew to 6 of us... Sid took it in stride & drove our SUV so we could all be accommodated. The communication prior was great via email. He gave suggestions, and asked if we had any of our own. He sent a 'plan' but was so flexible during our trip, if was NO pressure. He gently guided us along & was so informative & friendly…. it was really a pleasure. I left my jacket at one of the wineries and between the winemaker and Sid, it was delivered back to be before we even returned to our room! What a unique experience, actually sitting with the wine makers (in their backyards!) we will definitely be using his services again. Hopefully SOONER rather than later! :)

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5 Thank gentlefur
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Baton Rouge
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Get the MOST our of your trip to Sonoma County -- Money Well Spent!!”
Reviewed 17 April 2008

I never used Tripadvisor before but when I was looking for a driver in the wine country for our March 2008 trip, I decided to use it. My husband and I enjoyed the time with Sid and Healdsburg Wine Tour. We had never been to the wine country and booking with Sid's company was the best decision we made!! We booked the guided wine tour the first day and then went the other days on our own. That was the best plan. Sid and I communicated via email/phone weeks in advance of the trip. He took the time to figure out what type of places we'd like to see, gave us advice on how to get the most out of our trip, and then designed a day/arranging appointments to fit our preferences. He also made suggestions re: dinner/hotel accommodations. Finally, he gave us some ideas of wineries we might like to visit when we were touring "on our own" on the days to follow. There's so much to choose from -- it can be overwhelming. He was professional and knowledgeable. Money well spent! We've recommended Healdsburg Wine Tours everyone we know headed up to that area.

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5 Thank Scarlett444
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Santa Rosa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“We couldn't have asked for more!”
Reviewed 16 April 2008

Sid's expertise and sincere desire to create an extraordinary experience for us was perfectly executed. We were ever so gently whisked off to an incredible combination of wineries that had the reputation for the most exquisite wines in their class, the friendliest and most genuine service, and the most breathtakingly beautiful locations. We were treated to some of the most gorgeous back-road drives in the area, at a pace that was perfect for us. In an area that is saturated with wineries that are not all created equal, Sid hand-picked for us only the best. We had the most enjoyable wine-tasting experience we have ever had. It was clear that we were the benefactors of Sid's dedication to excellence. We couldn't have asked for more!

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