Breakaway Tours & Event Planning
Celebrates Twenty Years of “Deliciously Fun,
Educational Wine Tours” on California’s Central Coast!
Jill Tweedie, founder and President of Breakaway Tours and Event Planning, is passionate about wine and sharing it with others; she is also committed to bringing beginners and wine enthusiasts alike exceptional wine country tours, events and experiences. Breakaway offers a variety of tours and services in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara—making them the premier wine touring company on the Central Coast.
Their Roots Run Deep
Breakaway Tours truly rode the wine wave in on the Central Coast! In 1995, most companies didn’t have websites and people didn’t use the internet for research—let alone booking tours—and there were about ninety wineries from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara, compared to over four-hundred today. Ahead of their time and with keen vision, Breakaway Tours emerged. Today their lineage and longterm relationships afford their guests access and privileges within the wine industry that no other operator can provide.
Deliciously Fun Wine Education
With dedication and commitment to their signature “Deliciously Fun, Educational Wine Tours,” Breakaway looks to dispel the myths and intimidation that can follow wine tasting for the novice, while adding that “if you’re thirsty for more,” you should explore their indepth wine experience options. Education makes all the difference and is where Breakaway Tours stands out. Their guides are the best in the business and Tweedie describes them as “a cross between a museum guide and a party DJ; after all, it is wine we’re talking about, not rocket science.” Tweedie adds, “Our guests are looking for more than just a designated driver and are interested in learning about wine, but still have a good time.” Self-described by Tweedie as, “as much foodies as we are winos,” they source only the top caterers and food purveyors in each region, offering freshly-baked artisan breads, nitrate free meats and farm stand produce. Delivered fresh to the winery for a delectable picnic in the most beautiful of settings, it is sure to be a highlight of your day!
Scheduled and Private Wine Tours
Scheduled Wine Tours are a tremendous value for the individual, couple or small group, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Tours are priced by the person with easy online booking and are currently available in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. Scheduled Tours include: door to door service, visiting four wineries, a gourmet picnic lunch and winery requests are welcome. Tweedie explains, “We don’t run on fixed routes, after twenty years we would be so bored, and we don’t want to limit our guests.” No matter the mix of people onboard, they connect and blend in a unique fashion, often exchanging email address and even making dinner plans together. A Private Wine Tour is the answer if you are a larger party, prefer full control or have a list of “must have” wineries. Also available in the Santa Barbara wine region, these tours are fully customizable to suit your size, ambition, interests and budget. Consider adding in-depth wine experiences such as barrel tasting, wine/food pairing or a vineyard tour. Perhaps upgrade lunch from a casual picnic to hot, plated and paired with wine in a cave! Your imagination is their destination. Vehicles range from SUVs, passenger vans and mini coaches to full sized tour coaches. Breakaway even has Dog Friendly Wine Tours!
Corporate Tours & Event Planning
Over the years, Breakaway Tours has served an extensive and impressive list of corporate clients, offering a collection of services in addition to Wine Tours including Culinary Tours, Private Winery Dinners, Hearst Castle Tours, Combination Castle/Wine Tours, Team Building Events and Ground Transportation. Available in Santa Barbara as well as San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles wine regions, they are considered the leader in the industry. With dedication to perfection and personal service, they are creative, connected, trusted and respected.
In celebration of their twentieth year, Tweedie hints at big things to come—stating, “stay tuned for new and exciting tours and adventures!” Find and Like them on Facebook for upcoming announcements and current specials. For more information about Breakaway Tours and Event Planning, and how they can create the ultimate wine country experience for you, call 1-800-799-7657 or (805) 783-2929, or visit their website at www.breakaway-tours.com.