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“A very special Super Bowl Sunday”
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The Wine Carriage
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Wine Tasting Tour by Horse & Carriage
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Owner description: Travel deep into the vines of Sonoma's wine country to premium tastings at boutique wineries. As part of the tour, our guests will be guided through the gothic chambers of a wine cave and be treated to a barrel tasting from one of the oak casks. Traveling over hill and dale in a carriage pulled by two magnificent horses, you'll enjoy tastings at 3 award-winning wineries, receive a discount on wine purchases, and be served a lavish, locally-sourced gourmet picnic in a setting featuring a stunning view. Chilled spring water is available on board. Enjoy the relaxed pace, breath-taking scenery and world class wines while leaving the traffic far behind. Your coachman will provide an insider's view of the local history, the lifecycle of the vines, and the wine-making process. This is more than a wine tour -- it's a unique and romantic wine tasting adventure! Check out our web page at TheWineCarriage for tour details and a bonus tasting.
Fresno, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“A very special Super Bowl Sunday”
Reviewed 13 February 2011

Not only was the weather wonderful but being Super Bowl Sunday Healdsburg was not as busy as other times during the year. Brett brought out his pair of Percheron horses and carriage just for my husband and myself as it was my birthday, and gave us a very relaxing 4 hour tour of 4 wineries. His knowlege of the area, the histroy of the Alexander Valley, the families and the various methods of pruning at this time of year was fascinating and he was only too happy to answer all our questions .Brett gave us plenty of time to taste and visit and took great care of his pair of horses when we stopped for a picnic lunch and was happy to oblige and take a few photos. Thank you Brett we appreciated your effort, it was one of the highlights of our weekend and is something we highly recommend to anyone who is looking for something different to do in the wine country. We hope to do it again!

Visited February 2011
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Gilroy, California
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

Being fairly local my husband and I have been to Napa and Sonoma numerous times. However, as it was our anniversary, we wanted to do something romantic and different. By sheer luck we happened to find one of Sonoma’s little treasures. The Wine Carriage in Healdsburg was one of the most memorable and romantic experiences we have ever had. The carriage itself is beautiful and the horses, Pepper and Duke, were a blast! The trip itself lasts about 4 hours during which you are escorted through the “backroads and vineyards” of about 4 different wineries. Each winery is expecting the carriage ride to stop by and goes above and beyond to make your experience even better! The driver/owner, Brett, couldn’t have been better. It is true that like many experiences in the wine country, you are given a bit of history about the area and winery you are visiting, but Brett gives you a different view. As you travel through the vineyards, you will learn about the histories and families that make the wine country so memorable. As to make things better – a romantic gourmet lunch is prepared for you at one of the wineries! For those who are looking for a different, but romantic and overall top rated experience, this is among the best the area has to offer! For those who frequent the area and are looking for something different, this is the stop. Brett can even make it kid friendly for those of you who want to take the kids on a fun trip! Whatever your reason for visiting the wine country, be sure to make this one of your stops as I assure you it is more than worth it!!

Visited January 2011
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thewinecarriage, Owner at The Wine Carriage, responded to this review, 26 January 2011
Thanks so much for the glowing review. It was a blast being out in the valley with you for your anniversary. I hope we can do it again soon.
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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
“Fun From Beginning To End!”
Reviewed 7 November 2010

It was really relaxing. The horses were beautiful and well kept. The views and vineyards were incredible. People at the wineries were friendly. Our coachman Bret was informative and interesing. Lunch was absolutely delicious. Would definitely do it again! Thanks Bret

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Manchester, New Hampshire
2 reviews
“I went somewhat hesitantly, and ended up loving it!”
Reviewed 3 November 2010

I'm sort of a high energy person and thought this might be a little on the boring side but shortly into it I was COMPLETELY enjoying the experience. We were grouped with 4 pairs of people, none of who knew each other, and my the midway point we were all talking like old friends. The scenery, the sun, the aura of the whole thing, the horses, the sounds...just perfect. I also have to commend Brett for being a wonderful host and knowing when to initiate conversation and when to just listen knowing that everything was going well. And lunch was awesome! Do this, it was the highlight of our entire Sonoma trip.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Perfect way to tour the vinyards!”
Reviewed 23 October 2010

We very much enjoyed this horse and carriage experience, since this was our first trip to wine country, we not only had an 'off the beaten path' tour through the vinyards, but also learned a lot about history, geography, geology, and the wine-making process! We highly recommend this 4-hour tour, it was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon and enjoy a wonderfully prepared lunch in a beautiful setting. We also enjoyed meeting the other people on the tour!

Thank J9CK
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