This page answers some general FAQs. For all of the other frequently asked questions, we have broken them into sections for ease of locating what you are looking for. Just click on the red tabs above. And if you don’t happen to find your answers, please send us a quick email at WCJourneys@gmail.com, or give us a call at (707) 478-7317, we are always happy to talk with you!
What should I bring?
¨ It is always a good idea to bring a sweater or jacket. The weather in Wine Country can change throughout the day, even in warm summer months when our coastal fog rolls in acting as a natural air conditioner.
¨ A camera. There are many great photo opportunities. And if you want to be in the photos, your guide would be happy to play photographer!
¨ Your photo ID. In California you need to be 21 years of age, or older to drink alcohol. The wineries are required to check your ID.
May I bring my children?
Only if they are 21 years old, or older. Sorry, no one under 21 is allowed on our wine tours, and this includes infants.
What should I wear?
Our wine tour is a relaxed atmosphere. Casual dress is appropriate. Shorts are fine.
May we drink alcohol in the vehicle?
Sorry, we do not permit drinking alcohol in the vehicle on wine tours. Many guests find that the amount of wine they are served after visiting all of the wineries is plenty. Our wine tours are for people who wish to visit the wine country in a relaxed atmosphere and are not designed as party buses.
Should I tip at a winery?
Most of the time tips are not expected at the wineries. However, feel free to tip anyone you like.
Should I tip my tour guide?
Always appreciated! Unlike many companies, we do not add a mandatory gratuity onto the tour price. We believe tips should be earned! Giving your guide a nice tip is a great way to let them know they did a great job, and to express how much you enjoyed your tour with them!
Why should I use your tour company?
Because we are known for:
¨ Being experts in the area we serve – exclusively Sonoma County
¨ Our fun, friendly and very knowledgeable guides, who truly want you to have an unforgettable Wine Country Journey
¨ Our established personal relationships with many of the wineries, which ensures you have a great experience.
¨ Reliability. Our tours run regardless of the number of guests. We do not have a minimum number required!
¨ Safety – our drivers have great driving records and participate in random drug screening in accordance with State law. Our vehicle maintenance is done at the dealership, and our vans are CHP inspected annually.
¨ Being fully licensed and insured. And regulated by the California DMV and PUC (TCP #26032-S).