I am beyond pleased we hired Gwendolyn as our tour guide and driver! I loved how personalized the service was. Before we booked, she and I had a chat on the phone so she could get a feel for what my boyfriend and I wanted for the day. We only knew of one winery we really wanted to go to, so Gwendolyn did the rest. We LOVED everything she recommended! And it was so incredibly relaxing to just let her do all the directing and driving while we got to drink and eat at our leisure instead of being on a crowded bus tour or over spending with the more expensive private tours. We basically got the high-end experience for less. This is the only way I would do Napa.
– Noren & Steve
I am big on getting the highest quality at the best price and I plan everything to ensure this. Gwendolyn’s tour is 100% it. Here are your options in Napa Valley: hire a driver to drive your car for $250+, go on a wine train or other group bus service which is $110+ per person aka at least $220, or book a private tour which is $520 and much higher – unless you go with lovely Gwendolyn. Gwendolyn’s generous and thorough tours are $400 for 1 to 4 people and she is with you well past the six hour mark, no questions asked, no extra charge. She did this with my friend who referred me to her – who I am still thanking by the way. Here is what I love about Gwendolyn’s tour: One, her printed itinerary alone is crazy. It was printed in wine colored ink and on parchment paper and had our names on it and a deeply through list of our schedule with extra recommendations. Two, she gave us a goodie bag that had a fun film that takes place in Napa, hand sanitizer and lip balm (I needed that!). Three, she took us to four fabulous wineries, an amazing lunch, showed us views, gave us history including personal knowledge of the area, and seemed to know everything about the region. We invited her to come with us to each location and winery so she could continue sharing her knowledge and recommendations. I was seriously blown away. Best money spent. Hands down the best option in Napa. I don’t want to bother with group tours on someone else’s schedule, I don’t want a stranger driving my car, I don’t want to hire a faceless stranger to drive me around in their car (you feel like you know Gwendolyn before you meet her), and I don’t need to spend $700 for a luxury company to do the same thing Gwendolyn did in her brand new car options. Five stars. Highly recommend. I’m so lucky I found this jewel.
– Dalia and friends, San Jose
Exactly the type of person you want to spend the day with! We loved our Napa Valley wine tour! And thank you for the dinner recommendation! Just perfect!
– The Wiggins
I am the daughter of Gwendolyn, so I am biased it’s true! I am 36-years old and I just had one of her tours with one of my girlfriends and it was so perfect I demanded I get to write a review. There are plenty of reviews about her incredible service, her famous itineraries and how awesome she is, so I wanted to instead talk about how much my mom loves to do this. My Mom was a top event planner all over the west coast for twenty years, before retiring to do this. Why? Because this is my Mom’s dream job and she takes such joy and pride in giving every single guest their best Napa experience. From casual folks to the luxury seekers, she is always telling me how much she adores her guests and how she love to surprise them with her knowledge and Napa secrets. I don’t think there is anything better than being served by someone who loves their job and company this much. I wish everyone loved their work as much she does. You are in loving care with my Mom. She raised four kids and drove us around our whole adolescence which leads me to the hilarious thing she told me recently, “You know, sometimes people relax a lot or they’re jet lagged and they just fall asleep in the back of the car and it reminds me of driving you all around when you were little. My sleeping babies.” I am still laughing. She’s the best, and I know you will agree.
– Vanessa, Gwendolyn’s daughter
Beautiful soul. I genuinely adored our conversation and the carefully thought out tour. I feel blessed to have spent the day with you.
– Matty G. from Wisconsin via text
Absolutely the best day in Napa! Gwendolyn was like visiting a cousin who knows all the in spots! My sister, daughters and I, had a blast! And we have a new friend. Already booked her again for my anniversary in 2018.
– The Girls from Utah
Highly recommend. She picked us up from our Hotel in San Francisco. Drove us over the Golden Gate Bridge, to a brilliant view of the city, for pictures. We spent the day in Napa seeing much more than we expected. We went well over the allotted time. She even made dinner reservations for us in San Francisco and dropped us off at the restaurant in time for dinner. Thank you for the gift bag.
– N. and C. Nichols, London
Amazing service! Reserving Gwendolyn’s services the first day in town was one of the best things we did while in Napa. We asked for a tour that would give us a general overview of the area, so we would be able to go out on our own the following four days. We feel like we really made the most of our trip thanks to her!
– Craig from Illinois
A couple of years ago I went on one of those ‘herd them up’ cattle bus tours, no thanks! Gwendolyn’s tour is the best of the Napa Valley wine tours! The only way to go! Thanks for the great pictures of my girl and me.
– Dave The New Yorker
Great tour! Great fun! Told my parents to get Gwendolyn next year when they visit.
– Bryan, New Zealand
My girlfriend and I recently went on a wine tour with Gwendolyn from Napa Valley Wine Tours. Her service was sensational. She hand-tailored our winery picks to each of our preferences, and gave us options to select from based upon that in our custom itineraries. The short ride in between each winery was filled with extensive knowledge on Napa. She gave us multiple restaurant suggestions during our stay there, and was constantly making our enjoyment a top priority. If you want to feel like royalty in Napa – definitely take a tour with Gwendolyn!
– Chelsea, San Diego