The Wine Carriage

Wine tasting by horse and carriage, including gourmet snacks!


To contact The Wine Carriage, call (707) 849-8989, book online at, or use this Contact Form.

Travel through the vineyards of spectacular Sonoma County in an elegant horse-drawn carriage to premium tastings at three award-winning wineries. After a guided tour through a wine cave, a barrel sampling and wine tasting, board the carriage for a memorable adventure through creeks, over hills and between the vines to more stellar wineries. Along the way, enjoy spectacular vistas, a bounty of gourmet snacks and on-board chilled spring water. You’ll also get an entertaining perspective on local history as well as information regarding vines, grapes and wine-making. Savor the relaxed pace, stunning scenery and world-class wines, while leaving the traffic far behind.

  • Horse-drawn carriage tour through Sonoma County wine country
  • Exclusive 5-mile route through the vineyards and private lanes
  • Premium wine tastings at three award-winning boutique wineries
  • Locally sourced gourmet snacks and chilled spring water
  • Wine cave tour and barrel tasting
  • Entertaining and informative guide

On a carriage drawn by two magnificent draft horses, travel through the vines and winding lanes to tastings at award-winning boutique wineries in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. The tour begins with a guided stroll through the gothic vaulted chambers of the Alexander Valley Vineyards’ wine cave filled with oak casks from which you will be offered a barrel tasting. After indulging in a delightful sampling of AVV’s wines, you’ll board the waiting carriage and set off on a 2-1/2 hour cross-country adventure through creeks and between the grape vines to tastings at the stellar Soda Rock and Hanna wineries. Along the way, guests relax and socialize, while enjoying the sights and smells of the picturesque vineyards and vistas of the coastal range. You can even reach out and pick grapes from the vines along the narrow lanes without spilling a drop from your wine glass!

The wineries visited are family-owned gems with award-winning wines, distinctive architecture and intriguing histories. You’ll be offered premium tastings of diverse varietals, all served with a casual and gracious hospitality. Your gourmet snack bag includes locally sourced, organic apples, cheese, seeded breadsticks, herbed nuts and dark chocolate.

Your coachman/guide will entertain you with an insider’s view of local history, little known facts, the lifecycle of the vines and the winemaking process.

The Wine Carriage’s gentle steeds are the charismatic stars of the tour, and spending time with them will delight your soul and is sure to be a highlight of your vacation.

This is more than a wine tour. It’s a romantic and thrilling adventure with an intimate backstage look into the world of California wine!

The 3.5 hour tour starts at 1:00pm. Your carriage picks you up in front of the tasting room at Alexander Valley Vineyards.

$150 per person, by reservation only. Tasting fees at Hanna Winery ($10) and Soda Rock Winery ($5) are not included. The fees are waived with any wine purchase. Tastings at Alexander Valley Vineyards and the wine cave tour are complimentary.


To contact The Wine Carriage, call (707) 849-8989, book online at or use this Contact Form.


Tours with The Wine Carriage begin at Alexander Valley Vineyards, 8644 Highway 128, Alexander Valley (near Healdsburg):

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