Wine Country Tour by Horse and Carriage

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  • Location: Sonoma County, California
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5470CARRIAGE

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Travel by horse-drawn carriage through the vineyards of Sonoma County to three award-winning Healdsburg-area wineries. First, indulge in a wine cave tour, barrel sampling and wine tasting, and then enjoy a 2.5-hour cross-country adventure through creeks, over hills and along the vines to two more stellar wineries. Along the way, enjoy spectacular vistas, a bounty of gourmet snacks and chilled spring water. Receive an entertaining perspective of local history, as well as information regarding vineyards, grapes and winemaking. Savor the relaxed pace while leaving the traffic far behind.

Highlights

  • Editor's Pick
  • Free drinks included
  • Small-group tour
  • Snacks and Beverages included
On a carriage drawn by two magnificent draft horses, travel through the vines and winding lanes to tastings at award-winning boutique wineries in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. The tour begins with a guided stroll through the Gothic-style vaulted chambers of the Alexander Valley Vineyards’ wine cave filled with oak casks from which you will be offered a barrel tasting. After indulging in a delightful sampling of their wines, board the waiting carriage and set off on a 2.5-hour cross-country adventure through creeks and between grapevines to tastings at Soda Rock and Hanna wineries. Along the way, relax and socialize while enjoying the sights and smells of the picturesque vineyards and vistas of the coastal range.

The wineries visited are family-owned gems with award-winning wines, distinctive architecture and intriguing histories. You’ll be offered premium tastings of diverse varietals, such as crisp sauvignon blancs and buttery chardonnays, spicy old-vine zinfandels and hearty cabernet sauvignons, all served with a casual and gracious hospitality. Gourmet snacks are provided to enjoy along the way, including locally sourced organic cheese and apples, seeded bread sticks, herbed nuts and dark chocolate. Non-spill wine cups are available to keep the party going while on the trail!

The carriage has cushioned seats and provides a smooth, comfortable ride with a fringed shade top. You can even reach out and pick grapes from the vines along the narrow lanes without spilling a drop from your wine glass! Your coachman guide is informative and entertaining, with an insider’s view of local history, little-known facts, the life cycle of the vines and the winemaking process. The gentle steeds are the charismatic stars of the tour, and spending time with them will delight your soul and is sure to be a highlight of your vacation.

This is more than a wine tour. It’s a romantic and thrilling adventure with an intimate backstage look into the world of California wine!

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Meet at the first winery: Alexander Valley Vineyards
Departure Time:
1pm
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm

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Pricing information

Wine Country Tour by Horse and Carriage

Wine Carriage

Inclusions:
  • Wine cave tour with expert guide
  • Gourmet snacks and spring water
  • Wine tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyard and White Oak Winery
  • Carriage ride
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Wine-tasting fees at Hanna Winery ($10) and Soda Rock Winery ($5) - waived with wine purchase
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Sensible footwear recommended
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Marisa B, USA, October 2014

Great way to spend an afternoon. Would highly recommend considering this.

Reviewed by: Martha M, September 2014

An incredible tour and experience! The wine carriage is fantastic; the horses, Cody and Shayanne make the ride so pleasant.

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Tour code: 5470CARRIAGE