I am dedicated to creating world class wine touring experiences in the Napa Valley. With my extensive background in virtually every aspect of the wine industry I am uniquely qualified to do so. I truly enjoy bringing clients to small , family owned wineries and sharing the the the unique characteristics of soil and place that make their wines special. It really doesn’t get any better! Scenic drives in Napa’s remote locales are my specialty, and along the way I will describe the soils, the geography and the native plants that make Napa unique. I will explain the basis for the various American Viticultural Areas , or AVAs, we will drive through and translate just what that means when labeled on a bottle of Napa wine. Referencing what is done in the vineyard to grow quality grapes as well as what we do in the cellar to make some of the worlds best wine is something I love to explain. Perhaps your interest is in the economics of our industry or the legal and environmental battles that have helped shape the Napa Valley. If so I’m your guy, Terroir Tim has the real dirt! I take great pleasure in lively conversation and make sure that in addition to being informative and educational … we will have a “down to earth” good time.
My Toyota Sienna mini-van is available to tour at $60 per hour with a six hour minimum. There are no gas or other surcharges unless you are staying outside Napa or Sonoma Valley. Gratuity is not added though it is gladly accepted as a recognition of good service.
LICENSING and INSURANCE
I am fully licensed by the California PUC, my TCP 34354-B decal displayed on my Toyota Sienna. A copy of my TCP permit and commercial insurance is available to view upon request.
I require a credit card to reserve our day together. $100.00 will be charged to your account if you fail to cancel your booking with me less than three days before our reserved date together. Otherwise charges are processed at the end of the tour day. Visa, mastercard, amex or cash are all gladly accepted. Credit transactions are made with a mobile payment device using Square.