What’s Included (and NOT Included)
What is INCLUDED in the price of our Shared Group / Private Tour?
¨ ALL winery tasting fees (saving our guests $$)
¨ Door to door service – pick-up and drop-off from your location (most locations throughout Sonoma and Marin counties and the downtown areas of San Francisco*)
¨ An itinerary of great wineries selected by your guide
¨ Fun wine education blended with entertainment by a friendly wine educator/guide
¨ Tour at one of the wineries
¨ Chilled bottled water served onboard the vehicle
What is NOT included in the price of our Tour (both Shared Group and Private)?
¨ Food is not included in the price of either tour type (but is included for The Ultimate Journey). We do have a picnic lunch at a winery, however you are responsible for purchasing your own food/drink. Please visit our FAQs – Is Food Provided section for more info on this.
¨ Wine purchases and wine clubs are not included. While you are not required to make any wine purchases, or join any wine clubs during your tour, you are always more than welcome too! The wineries we visit definitely appreciate your business. Please visit our FAQs – Wineries section for more info on making wine purchases and joining wine clubs.
¨ Guide gratuity is not included. While not included, it is always greatly appreciated. We believe that 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.
Does Wine Country Journeys charge any other fees, taxes or fuel fees?
What are winery tasting fees?
These are fees charged by the wineries to compensate them for the wine they pour for you.
How much are tasting fees?
Tasting fees are usually between $5 to $20 per guest.
Tasting fees are often (not always) waived for those guests who purchase wine or join the wine club at that winery.
Are these fees included in my Tour fee?
YES! We cover all of your tasting fees.
* Pick-ups/drop-offs outside Sonoma County are at slightly higher rates. Ask about your specific location.