Think that Napa was the first place to produce wines in California? Think again! San Diego County is actually where wineries and viticulture (the science, production, and study of grapes) began in the Golden State! Join San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours on this exciting journey into the past and present of SD area wineries!
Join us on this tasty adventure and increase your knowledge of locally grown grapes and wines while tasting the best vino that San Diego has to offer.
What Is the Difference Between the Chauffeured Winery Tour and the Winery Train Tour?
Watch this video of Shira Bliss, founder and owner, describe the difference between the Chauffeured Winery Tour and the Winery Train Tour, or read the transcript below.
Are there options for Non-Drinkers on the Chauffeured San Diego Winery Tour?
You can choose non-alcoholic drinks instead of the wine/beer. You will get to participate in all the wonderful food, gifts, presentations, and guided tours. Published tour ticket prices apply.
What Is Not Included on the Chauffeured San Diego Winery Tour?
Gratuities for your tour guide, although not required, are always appreciated. Industry standard is 20% of your tour ticket price which comes to about $30 per person.
*Offerings and vehicles on tours may vary.
[FAQ Video transcript: “The differences between the Chauffeured Winery Tour and the Winery Train Tour are primarily the mode of transportation and where we go. On the Chauffeured Winery Tour, we are going to be taking you to wineries with vineyards. On the Winery Train Tour, we’ll be taking you to urban wineries. Those are fully operational wineries where they make the wines, but not the vineyards where they grow the grapes. On the Chauffeured Winery Tour, we’ll be providing door-to-door transportation, so that means we’ll pick you up from your hotel or home. On the Winery Train Tour, you’ll conveniently go to your nearest train station. The Winery Train Tour is a little more active than the Chauffeured Winery Tour, you’re going to have guided historic walks on that tour, so it’s a great tour for those who like to get out and walk. On the Chauffeured Tour, there will be beautiful, gentle strolls in the vineyards if you so choose. So there you go! There are the differences between the Chauffeured Winery Tour and the Winery Train Tour.”]
[Main Video transcript: “The San Diego Wine Country Chauffeured Tour. It’s our most deluxe tour; it has the most wine and food of all of our tours. On that fabulous tour, we’ll pick you up from your home or hotel, and whisk you away to three wonderful wineries. We’ll have about 18 different wines on that tour, and at the first winery a delicious cheese and fruit platter with our wine tastings. At the third winery, we’re going to be enjoying a delicious dinner overlooking the winery’s grounds. You’ll get sightseeing and guided tours, and you’ll get to learn about the viticulture and the local history of San Diego; we’ll even have a wine tasting appreciation presentation. You’re going to absolutely love it!”]