This was a best friend/couples Wine Tasting trip. Bacchus Wine Tours (Rich Martin) is the way to go if visiting Napa/Sonoma. Don’t look anywhere else!!! If you want a fun and knowledgeable tour, trust in Rich to map it out for you. He was very informative about Napa and Sonoma wine country, very organized, very responsive, great attention to detail, personable, very gracious and most important the best sense of humor. He mapped out a day in Napa and a day in Sonoma based on types of wine we enjoy. He gave us great restaurant recommendations and suggested we reserve sooner rather than later. Do yourself a favor and reserve at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to your arrival. Otherwise you will not make it to the door. Thank you Rich for this tip! Rich comes with a luxury vehicle stocked with assorted beverages, menus to preorder your lunch (no waiting on lines) and what else needed per your request. He was constantly monitoring the weather prior to our arrival and that’s how he determined which day we were visiting the vineyards chosen. Finally, he surprised us with a finale lunch set up at a private barrel room at La Rochelle winery. He kept the best for last. We all became members at La Rochelle. Go visit La Rochelle if you can. Every tasting was delicious. Ask for Dodds from La Rochelle. He’s the best! He made the experience extra special. Rich, thank you again for executing such a wonderful experience and for making it a memorable visit. It was a bittersweet departure!
"I just wanted to write and say how wonderful our driver, Rich Martin was when we visited Napa Valley about three weeks ago. We had a list of wineries we wanted to go to and he took us to some absolutely fabulous places we would not have known about otherwise. For instance, Rich took us to a fabulous little family winery called Larson Family. He was kind enough to call ahead and they opened the place just for my boyfriend and I to taste wine at 9:30 a.m.! It was great. He also had a cute little picnic set up for us outside at the V. Sattui winery so we could enjoy our lunches in the sun. Rich's personality was just perfect he was charming and sweet and treated us wonderfully. We couldn't have had a better time with him."
- Jaime L. Hochhausen, Attorney at Law, Quarles & Brady LLP
“A great experience!”
I will never use another tour company again... Richard Martin is the best driver out there, he knows all of the best spots to bring you to, and he is such a delight to be around! Our favorite spot he took us to was Gloria Ferrer. He knew all of the staff there and they loved him as well. All around, a perfectly delightful day!
kaitlynflood Napa, California
“Great, comfortable, professional trip with Rich”
Rich drove my friends and I around Alexander and Russian River Valley for a bachelorette party. He was incredibly accommodating, especially when we decided to switch the itinerary around and add on an additional winery. We went to some off the beaten path wineries and Rich navigated smoothly. Very knowledgeable about the area and wine. I would highly recommend touring around with Rich and Bacchus Wine tours!
mudlily, New York, NY
"Best tour! 3rd trip with Rich and would do it again!"My husband and I took a tour with Rich for the third time this past weekend for our first wedding anniversary. Rich arranged such a beautiful day for us and took us to so many hidden gems in the valley. His outstanding service and personality keep us coming back! Whenever we find ourselves in wine country we absolutely love to see Rich!
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