New Napa Valley Wine Trolley Keeps First-Class Wine Tasting Experience On Track

Napa Valley visitors looking for an easy, affordable first-class wine tasting experience now have a great option.  The new Napa Valley Wine Trolley takes visitors on a full day tour that allows guests to take in the gorgeous scenery, aromas, and tastes of world class vineyards from a fun and unique perspective.  The Napa Valley Wine Trolley is a motorized, replica of a classic San Francisco cable car.  While everything on the outside appears vintage and takes you back to a by-gone-era, the ride is smooth and comfortable thanks to modern automotive technology.

The Napa Valley Wine Trolley picks up passengers daily at the Oxbow Public Market at 10:30 a.m. and returns about 4:30 p.m.  Guests may reserve their seat at www.napavalleywinetrolley.com, or call 1- 877-Wine-Trolley, or 707-252-6100.

A 6-hour tour on the Napa Valley Wine Trolley costs $99 per person and includes:

  • Stops at four acclaimed wineries with an assigned guide, and a special tasting set up just for trolley guests.  No waiting in tasting room lines.
  • Catered lunch from Michael Chiarello’s Napa Style eatery
  • Bottled water and soft drinks available throughout the day
  • Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides giving you inside information
  • Scenic views from the open-air cable car

The Napa Valley Wine Trolley is a great way to experience the area whether you’re a frequent visitor, or if this is your first time.  The open-air design of the street car allows riders a more panoramic view of the vineyards and landmarks along the way.  It also offers a chance to take in the Mediterranean climate, and the intoxicating aromas that come from the vineyards, especially during crush season.  And best of all, guests can leave the driving to someone who knows the area well.

Tours on the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley, a sister company, began in the fall of 2010 and visitors have been raving about the experience from the beginning.  The company also earned a Certificate of Excellence this year from TripAdvisor.com.

“We are excited to bring our unique tour into Napa Valley,” said Craig Haskell, general manager of both the Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley Wine Trolleys.  “Our Wine Trolley tours have proven to be a fun, educational, and safe way for people to experience some of the best wineries in the world.   Riding in our open air trolley provides guests with an experience that no other motorized tour company does.”

The Napa Valley Wine Trolley is owned by Appellation Tours Inc, a local company founded 17 years ago by Tom Buck.   Tom and his wife, Georgia, have successfully built a highly acclaimed limousine and touring company, offering high quality customer service, comfortable transportation, and knowledgeable drivers.  These standards, the relationships they’ve established with businesses in Napa and Sonoma, and their drive to provide unique wine tasting experiences for locals and visitors, are the foundation of this family-owned company.  For more information please visit www.napavalleywinetrolley.com.

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Designers: Mina + Olya (minaolya.com)
Main Photographer: Vincent Gotti
Lighting Specialist: Carl Simpson
BTS: Christian Thomas
Creative Director: Niccanor
Assisted by: Karmela Guno
Hairstyling: Josette Vigil Jelveh
MUA: Kenya Ruby Envy
Models: Shane Emerson, Maya Harshbarger and Megan Saulsbury (HMM Model Management)
Producer: Kaye Cloutman
Associate Writers:  Mac & Eileen Rogers
Special thanks to Tyffani Peters, Craig Haskell and the entire staff of Franciscan Estates www.franciscan.com