Great intro tour for Sonoma! You get history and get to see the beautiful places in Sonoma. Everyone is quiet at the beginning of the tour. By the end, everyone is best of friends. Highly recommend to anyone who has not been to Sonoma.
Visit Top Wineries
See the Sights From the Trolley
No Need For Designated Drivers
Let Us Guide You on a Complete Sonoma Valley Wine Tasting Tour
Ever wanted to visit some of Sonoma’s top wineries but not known where to start? Explore the sights, aromas, tastes, and sounds of Sonoma Valley with our friendly, expert guides today. We organize your itinerary for our Sonoma group wine tours to give visitors the opportunity to try wines from a mix of the top estates and interesting small-scale producers. Don’t worry about the designated driver, our open-air wine trolley will drop you off and pick you up and the trolley itself adds to the whole experience!
Enjoy 3-4 tastings with vineyard representatives
Explore the wineries or tasting rooms and their artisanal products
See the sights of Sonoma from the open-air wine trolley
Meet like-minded people on this entertaining tour of the valley
Have fun with the guides who will keep you entertained with stories
Tickets are non-refundable once purchased.
10:15 AM approx. from the historic Sonoma Plaza. Other locations available – please see the meeting point
5:00 PM approx.
Sonoma Plaza 453 1st St E, Sonoma behind City Hall
There are additional pick-up locations available for hotel guests only. These require advanced reservations and include:
- Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn – 9:25 am
- Sonoma Valley Inn (Best Western) – 9:35 am
- The Lodge at Sonoma – 9:45 am
- MacArthur Place – 9:55 am
Monday to Sunday year-round
Max. 24 people
- Visits to 3-4 Sonoma Valley wineries or urban tasting rooms
- Pick-up at Sonoma Plaza
- Scenic views from an open-air cable car
- Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides
- Entertaining facts and information about the area
- Lunch at the second stop
- Bottled water
- Tasting fees ranging from $25-35 per person per stop – these fees are mandatory to enter each tasting room
- Driver’s gratuity
- All guests must be 21 years or older to take this tour
- No wine or alcohol is allowed to be consumed while on the trolley itself
What You’ll See & Do
Climb aboard this unique hand-built replica of a California street cable car. Don’t worry about organizing the tastings or researching the vineyards, we’ll provide you with a complete itinerary based on our expert local knowledge. No need to have a designated driver as the cable car has its own driver to pick you up and drop you off at vineyards along the route.
Throughout the tour, you will learn about how natural features such as location, climate, and volcanic soils affect the taste of the wines in your glass. You’ll also find out about how the wineries are constantly evolving and becoming more innovative. We’ll have three tastings from a selection of Sonoma’s best wineries, tasting rooms, cellars, and urban wineries. Try different varietals such as cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, pinot noir, and much more. Each tasting is with a winery educator who will explain the varietals we taste and the background of the winery.
We’ll also get a chance to explore Sonoma throughout the day on your wine trolley ride. We’ll pass historic landmarks, including the Sonoma and Swiss Hotels; General Vallejo’s soldier barracks, home, and state park; Mission San Francisco Solano (Sonoma Mission); the Bear Flag Monument; and the quaint town of Glen Ellen (where Jack London spent his final years).
We’ll pause for lunch at one of the stops in the valley. Weather permitting, lunch is usually served among vineyard views, courtyards, or wine cellars.
You’ll Visit 3 of These Wineries
Winery stops can change at any time.
- BR Cohn Winery
- VJB Cellars
- Mayo Family Winery
- Benziger Family Winery
- Buena Vista Winery
- Deerfield Ranch Winery
- Imagery Estate Winery
- Sebastiani Vineyards
- Little Family Winery
- Lake Sonoma Winery
- Larson Family Winery
Our Previous Guests’ Experiences
No rushing through to make the day. Paul encouraged people to get to know each other and as a solo traveler, this was appreciated. Open-air trolley nice during these mask times. Would visit again.
We had an amazing time on the trolley! Paul the tour guide took us to some great wineries and was very helpful and knowledgeable! My friend and I came on a girls trip and we recommend this to anyone wanting to tour wine country!
Great activity for a girls trip. We weren’t sure what to do and this ended up being the perfect activity. Paul was a fantastic guide and the wineries were very nice. Would do it definitely do it again.
As first-time wine country visitors with varying degrees of knowledge about wine, The Sonoma Wine Trolley was the ideal way to experience Sonoma wineries. I’d definitely recommend the trolley for those looking for a low-stress way to wine taste!