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“Best day ever in Sonoma” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Healdsburg Wine Tours

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.
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“Best day ever in Sonoma”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Two friends and I spent the day with Sid of Healdsburg Wine Tour. It was the best day of our trip in California. It was such a relaxing day with Sid taking care of everything. Sid took us to 3 small distinct wineries that had 3 different specialties. We couldn't have gone to these wineries on our own. At the end of the day, Sid let us off in Healdsburg for dinner and picked us up afterwards. I will definitely call Healdsburg Wine Tour again if I am in the area.

Visited August 2013
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Huntington Beach, California
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“Joe did an amazing job!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Being wine lovers, but wine tasting rookies, we wanted to make the most of our trip to Healdsburg. I came across reviews on Trip Advisor for Sid and Joe with Healdsburg Wine Tour. There were 4 of us and Joe took us in the Escalade to some of the most beautiful and amazing wineries that I am sure we would have never come across by ourselves!
Each day Joe picked up our gourmet box lunches, spent the morning taking us to several wineries where we fell in love with the wines and the people, then he would take us to a beautiful scenic location at a winery to have our lunch. Joe did everything to make sure we had the time of our lives!
The price for Joe's services was worth every penny! We visited wineries that aren't even open to the public, met vineyard owners, families, employees that were the nicest, happiest people we've met. We can't wait to go back and give Joe a call to take us on another adventure where I'm sure more amazing wines and beautiful wineries await!

Visited September 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews
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“It was the perfect day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Sid was a very gracious and knowledgeable host. We had a very relaxing day along with some excellent wines. His rapport with the winery staff was outstanding and we loved the special attention given to us. Our picnic overlooking the vineyard appealed to all the senses! Thank you Sid for the perfect day!

Visited September 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Healdsburg Wine Tour - Round Two”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

This year we did a repeat of a wine tasting trip from 2011 - same hotel, same restaurants and same wine tour. There is a risk of course in doing this - we had a fantastic time the first time. What if things weren't as good as remembered? And Sid really set the bar VERY high the first time we went with him - was it even possible for him to repeat this amazing feat. Eeek!
Fear not fellow TA readers. Sid is still the master of Sonoma wine touring. He is very knowledgable about this industry and well connected in the community. Many drivers/tours act more as chauffeurs simply driving you from winery to winery. Sid designs a personalized experience based on your own preferences and coordinates many backstage meetings with the wine owners and staff that would be simply impossible without him.
Since our first day out with Sid two years ago we have gone on private tours in other wine regions and have been disappointed in the experience. Yes a day out with Sid will spoil all other wine tours for you but you still must go. I can honestly say that our day out with him most recently was one of the best days of my life. Simply incredible.

Visited August 2013
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Ladera Ranch, California
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“Wonderful Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

Wow! What a wonderful day. Every detail was taken care of for us. We didn't have to put any thought into the tour, we just showed up and got five star treatment all day long. Each winery was ready for us with tastings, food pairings, and little inside tours. Our driver, Joe, was very informative, friendly, and knew all of the people at the wineries we went to. We picked up lunch that was preordered and got to picnic at one of the wineries. So heavenly. Thank you for the wonderful day. We will certainly return with friends!

Visited August 2013
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