Explore California's Sonoma Valley in a Wine Van

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26 February 2020

Can you think of a better way to ‘wine’ down?

Are you ready to take a fascinating ride into the world of wine?

This is the hard life of a wine-taster in California | © Culture Trip

If so, then this holiday break in California’s Sonoma Valley could be perfect for you.

Driving and drinking in the sights in Sonoma Valley

Of course, everyone knows that alcohol and driving don’t mix, so West Wine Tours cleverly provides you with a designated driver to handle all of the transportation. That leaves you free to explore the wonderful world of wines without curbing your enthusiasm for the delicious varieties on offer.

Hop aboard a vintage retro VW (Volkswagen) van for an epic winery tour, and say cheers to a wine lover’s paradise. West Wine Tours takes you around California’s Sonoma Valley, with the van’s sliding doors acting as your gateway to sampling some crystal-clear whites and full-bodied reds as sunkissed trees and greenery provide the picturesque backdrop.

With rows of grapes as far as the eye can see and beautiful hill views, you’ll get to taste delicious wines in a very special setting that will linger long in your mind.

West Wine Tours

West Wine Tours has plenty of options to make your trip special. With a fleet of classic VW vans in lots of colors, you can choose to buy an individual ticket or hire a whole van if you are bringing a few of your friends along.

West Wine Tours can pick you up and drop you off wherever you are staying within Sonoma Valley or even Downtown Sonoma for the day if your group is traveling into town. Unfortunately, the company can’t arrange transportation for locations outside of the Sonoma Valley area.

California Sonoma Valley Wine Van Tour: The Itinerary

Once you’ve decided which type of tour you are taking, your trip will include three stops at the tour’s specially chosen favorite wineries, or you can customize an itinerary yourself if there’s a particular journey you wish to take.

All that drinking is hungry work, so an amazing lunch is also included in your trip.

Extra costs to consider are the wine-tasting fees themselves, which are not included in your tour cost. Each winery charges a set fee per person for a wine tasting, but it’s not too expensive per head.

​If you want to taste some delicious wines while taking a unique winery tour, then California’s Sonoma Valley is the place to visit. Throw in the vintage VW van, and you’ll create an unforgettable escape from the hustle of city life, absorbing the stunning sun-drenched valley’s breathtaking views while the vino is free-flowing.

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