Our Reviews

We spent a day with Dan in the Sonoma area. We spoke with him ahead of time so he could get a feel for the type of wine we were interested in. I told him we wanted to go to places we probably would not find our own. He did not disappoint. He is very kknowledgeableand has a relaxed, easy going demeanor. It was a pleasure to spend the day with him.

We had such a good time with Dan! He is very knowledgeable and selected great wineries to take us too! What an enjoyable time in Sonoma! We would definitely recommend him and can hopefully return to Sonoma to see him again!

I contacted Dan and asked him to take my husband, myself and two friends on a tour to learn more about California Pinot Noir. I told him where I thought we would stay in Sonoma. Dan suggested another hotel that would be closer to the best Pinot Noir wineries. We chose that hotel and loved his suggestion. Dan planned our itinerary, including four wineries and a nice casual lunch at a cafe. Two days before the trip, we realized that we had miscommunicated about the date of the trip. Dan and Gary, the person who actually took us on our tour, moved quickly to reschedule everything. They didn’t miss a step. Gary was prompt picking us up in a big Suburban. The four of us were very comfortable in the car. We toured four wonderful wineries we would never have found on our own, all quite different in style. We then had a great lunch. We never felt rushed and all agreed that this was absolutely the way to go wine tasting. No need to constantly check GPS, no worry about wine tasting and driving, no trying to find a lunch spot close by. We finished our tour happy, relaxed, with lots of wonderful wine.

“Fantastic experience/wineries we wouldn’t have found on our own”

After the success our first trip with Dan several years ago, we did not hesitate to arrange a trip with Dan when we returned to Sonoma. On our first wine tour in Napa, Dan introduced our group to several off the radar wineries which were awesome visits and had really good wine. On our second trip to Sonoma, Dan also took us to places which we had never heard of. We had a great day visiting very special places which we would have never had the opportunity to visit without Dan. Highly recommended.

Dan Dole was an incredible pleasure to have guide us around Napa. His wine and vineyard expertise is extraordinary. Dan’s presence completed our wine tour adventure. He made it so much more fulfilling and enjoyable. I would highly recommend his services and be thrilled to do it again. Thank you! Ashley

We have toured with Dan a number of times and no visit to Napa/Sonoma would be complete without seeing him. He takes time to understand the kinds of experiences we hope to have and always exceeds expectations. His knowledge of the region is phenomenal and his extensive relationships have allowed him to provide us with many truly memorable winery experiences.

“Best Experience Possible”

Dan helped to guide us through choosing the best wineries to tour according to our wine likes and preferences. He was knowledgeable and helpful. We learned a lot, enjoyed great wine and we highly recommend Reserve Wine Tours.

“My husband and I had a wonderful wine tour experience with Dan Dolan.”

Dan was an amazing guide for our first trip to Napa. Super responsive to emails beforehand, and was on time! Solid start! Dan did a great job of setting up a wonderful, well-rounded itinerary. He really let us go at our own pace too. Never felt rushed at all. My boyfriend and I were very very new to the Napa scene, and Dan really gave us an opportunity to see the best of the best. We were never stuck behind a bus tour, which was a huge plus for me. We learned so much about the wineries in Napa thanks to Dan. He really gave use the inside scoop. We had amazing wines at 4 lovely wineries. This was easily one of the most relaxing and fun trips I’ve been on. Now ALL we can talk about is when we are going to Napa next, and of COURSE when we can book Dan as our guide! I would recommend Dan to anyone!

Dan was absolutely amazing and I will definitely be recommending him to all of my friends and family. We were in Napa right after the earthquake so he contacted me and reassured me that everything was still on for our trip. Dan created an itinerary for us that started with bubbles at Mumm followed by 3 small wineries with amazing wine makers that I would have never found on my own. We picked up lunch at a small Napa grocery store with a great deli selection and eat on the patio at one of the wineries.

When I made the reservation with Dan, I asked for dinner suggestions and he went ahead and made a reservation for us at a fabulous restaurant in downtown Napa. Dan really does provide a first class experience and is a heck of a nice guy. I can’t wait to go back to Napa and use Dan’s service again!

Wonderful way to spend the day! Our wonderful guide Dan helped us plan out a perfect day of wine tasting in Calistoga. He knows most of the wineries in the area and makes reservations for you at the ones that require a reservation. He picked the perfect spot for a picnic lunch. We communicated via email several times up to the time of our tour; Dan arrived on time and kept up on track for visiting the wineries on our list. Highly recommend Dan for an easy going, wonderful time in the Napa area!

Great Napa experience with Dan Dolen. Second wine tour with him. He made appointments at wineries “off the beaten path”. We had 3 private tastings from his recommendations which were all fantastic. We lunched on amazing sandwiches from the cutest Napa grocery while looking at an amazing view of one of the vineyards. We were also treated to balsamic vinegar tasting from the barrel!! Truly an experience I will remember forever. Thank you Dan.

This was our second time with Reserve Wine Tours and Dan. There were 5 of us and Dan did a great job in scheduling a day at some great wineries based on a short phone conversation and e-mail exchanges. We were able to enjoy lunch at a vineyard overlooking the valley, setting the stage for our last tasting later in the day. We were in the valley at a small winery and watching the sun start to set over the vineyard, tasting wine and sampling cheese.. Dan can get you into excellent, small production wineries where you are tasting wine with the owner/wine maker! Dan takes care of the driving so you can enjoy the scenery and the tastings. I recommend Dan and we look forward to another trip with Dan on our next visit!