Travel through the vineyards of spectacular Sonoma County in an elegant horse-drawn carriage to select tastings at three award-winning wineries. In addition to exploring a wine cave and indulging in a barrel tasting, a sumptuous lunch is served in a breathtaking setting. Enjoy an entertaining perspective of local history as well as information regarding vines, grapes and wine-making. Savor the relaxed pace, stunning scenery and world-class wines, while leaving the traffic far behind.
- Horse-drawn carriage tour through Sonoma County wine country
- Exclusive 5-mile route through the vineyards and private lanes
- Select wine tastings at three award-winning boutique wineries
- Sumptuous gourmet lunch
- Wine cave tour and artisan barrel tasting
- Guided tour of Alexander Valley's rich history
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 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 AVV's wines, you’ll board the waiting carriage and set off on a 3-1/2 hour cross-country adventure through creeks and between the grape vines to tastings at the stellar Soda Rock and Hanna wineries. Along the way, our guests relax and socialize, while enjoying the sights and smells of the picturesque vineyards and vistas of the coastal range. You can even reach out and pick grapes from the vines along the narrow lanes without spilling a drop from your wine glass!
The wineries we visit are family-owned gems with award-winning wines, distinctive architecture and intriguing histories. You’ll be offered premium tastings of diverse varietals, all served with a casual and gracious hospitality. Your sumptuous, gourmet lunch includes fresh-baked baguettes, herbed meats, organic California olives, local and imported cheeses, fresh organic strawberries and wine-filled dark chocolate truffles.
Your coachman/guide will entertain you with an insider’s view of local history, little known facts, the lifecycle of the vines and the winemaking process.
Our 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!
The 4.5 hour tour starts at 11:00am. Your carriage picks you up in front of the tasting room at Alexander Valley Vineyards.
$175 per person.
By reservation only.