Book now and receive a bonus wine tasting voucher for White Oak Winery.
From May through November, The Wine Carriage is a fun, intimate excursion through select vineyards of the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. Owner and well-informed tour guide Bret LeRolland, is coachman of a shade-top carriage pulled by mighty draft horses – meandering between rows of vines and up and down scenic countryside – while guests pluck grapes right from their seats.
This is no ordinary tour – it’s an off-road, insider’s trek (and the only horse-drawn carriage tour in Wine Country). The outings begin at 11:00 a.m., starting with a visit to Alexander Valley Vineyards where guests are taken to the underground, arched wine cavern filled with the aroma of aging wine in oak barrels, and treated to samples straight from the cask. After a wine tasting back in the winery, guests board the carriage for a cross-country excursion through creeks and between the grape vines to tastings at the stellar Hanna and Soda Rock wineries. Along the way, our guests relax and socialize, while enjoying spectacular vistas and interesting historical landmarks.
Indulge in a locally sourced gourmet picnic served in a spectacular setting. Chilled spring water is also provided on board.
It’s a romantic and thrilling adventure with an intimate backstage look into the world of Sonoma County’s wine country, while leaving the traffic far behind.
How to prepare
Dress casual and comfortable for a day on The Wine Carriage. The service provides all the necessities – spring water, gourmet picnic lunch, coolers to accommodate purchases. The carriage has a shaded canopy and springs for a more comfortable ride, as well as padded seats.
Cost and Discounts
Tours are $200 per person. Tasting fees are waived with wine purchase. There are discounts for larger groups of eight to 12 passengers, and exclusive tours can be arranged. Guests receive a ten percent discount on all purchases at the wineries visited.
About the horses
Willy and Django, two stunning blond Belgians,
pull the carriage for the guests.
A Fun Fact
The enormous,powerful steeds weigh-in around one ton each, and at their rumps, stand taller than an average adult.