Shing-Wa , San Francisco, California
Awesome, awesome, awesome!
A friend and I did the day biking trip in Napa and had a really good time. Some of the pluses -- the company picks you up in the city (choice of two pick up spots), a really nice catered lunch, and a good selection of wineries. We went to four of them and they represented a good range price-wise. Another plus is G and G only takes 10 people max.
Ari and Sam took care of us from start to finish. I definitely recommend the Gears and Grapes trip not only for visiting friends/family, but also for locals.
One tip: Ari and Sam tell you that if you like a wine, to go ahead and buy it. They do not return to wineries if you have second thoughts. Heed their warning!! It is true. They won't go back.
Sandy, Ukiah, California.
Last weekend my boyfriend treated me to a "you're turning 40" weekend. To kick it off, we enjoyed a Gears and Grapes day trip.
What an awesome gift!! I had such a great time! Sam and Devin were awesome guides and really knew their way around bikes and wine.
The 10-ish miles bike ride through the Russian River area was truly an enjoyable way to go go wine tasting. There were enough hills to make it feel like a real bike ride, but not too many to make it feel like a work out and not a wine tour! haha.
It was truly a memorable way to kick off my 40's
Margot S, Astoria, NY
Had a fantastic day on our Gears & Grapes adventure. Amazing scenery, great guides and delicious food and wine.
The tour was organized beautifully, with just enough time in between each winery and just enough time to relax once we'd reached each destination.
Our guides were super friendly and knew their stuff about both wine and the area we toured. The food they served us half way through was yummy and a perfect wine country lunch.
I definitely would do this again, and I absolutely recommend it!!
Jamie, San Francisco, CA
I'm not much of a cyclist, but I do like my wine.
These guys pick you up in the city and drive you up to the wine country. My trip was to Healdsburg in beautiful Russian River - I couldn't ask for more lovely countrside. I was on my own but there were 7 others plus the guide and the driver and we all had fun. The bicycles were practically new, in great condition with helmets and water bottles. The guides made sure we were all comfortable on the bikes. The wineries were top quality and were expecting us and had private tasting area reserved. This is so much better than bellying up to a bar. At our second of 4 wineries "Gears and Grapes" had a deliciously prepared picnic lunch for us to enjoy. The van driver is always nearby for anyone who who either tires or maybe indulges too much. This is a fun and adventurous way to enjoy wine tasting.