Sierra Wine Experience offers customizable wine tasting tours in the counties of Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras, Placer and Nevada. There are over 150 wineries in these counties, so no matter how often you go wine tasting, there are always new discoveries waiting.
Because we care about the comfort and safety of our guests, we provide tours using a new, custom-built Mercedes-Benz passenger van. Although we have seating for up to 11 guests, we generally encourage groups of no more than eight. The vehicle is outfitted with a high roof so you can easily stand up inside (unless you are taller than 6'4") and big windows to enjoy the scenery. Since we also care about the environment, our vehicle is an ultra-low emission clean-diesel with an emission scrubber.
If you are looking for a limousine party experience – please look elsewhere. Although I would love to have your group tour with us, the wineries typically dislike limo groups (some wineries do not take limo groups at all), because they allow drinking in the back of the vehicle and that can lead to problems. We promote tours that are fun, but also respectful of the wineries and other tasting room guests.
Our base of operation is Folsom, California, which provides a perfect gateway to the heart of the Sierra wine region. We encourage our guests to meet us at the new Palladio center next to Highway 50 in Folsom. This provides our guests with free parking (covered or open), and after your tour is over, there are a variety of unique restaurants and shops to enjoy. Tours typically start about 11 am with a return to Palladio about 5 pm, but custom times can be arranged.
If it is not convenient to meet at Palladio, we can pick your group up at another location. If this is on the way to the wine area you have chosen, there is no additional charge. For instance, if you are in Roseville and want to explore the Nevada and Placer County wineries, that can be arranged without an additional mileage charge. Please contact us and we will work out custom pick-up arrangements for your convenience.
Speaking of picnics, we provide you options and flexibility for a great picnic experience during your tour. We offer picnic options catered by Whole Foods Market (select meal options during booking). While we think these custom designed picnic options offer a light meal complimentary to wine tasting, you can also choose to bring your own. We will provide the ice chests and all the picnic set-ups. You can even choose to have no food at all (although we don't recommend it for a long day of wine tasting). In some areas there are wineries that offer food, or nearby restaurants, but these can be limited.
Customized wine tours and picnic options – our flexibility is what makes Sierra Wine Experience unique. Let us help design a tour to meet our desires. Just let us know a little about what your group would like and we will make suggestions.
We look forward to being your host – so let's go have fun! Plan a Tour Today!