Welcome to The Wine Line!
California’s most unique wine tasting tour service has just become better! Now offering Private and Exclusively Personalized tours!
For our Private Tours, your party gets personally chauffeured in one of our comfortable, air-conditioned passenger vans to your choice of over 200 San Luis Obispo County area wineries. No other service offers you and your party such an expansive selection of wineries and options for you to behold the Wine Country!
Frequently asked questions:
1. What’s different about the Private Tours on The Wine Line from other tour services?
We offer a door to door, private and personalized wine tasting tour service. As opposed to limos or other charter services, you just pay a set fee for the day. The meter isn’t running, wasting the money you should be spending on wine. Private tours run daily except Saturdays.
2. How does it work?
We let you set your pace and create your own itinerary from all of the area wineries from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo to the Coast. On the other hand, we can tailor an itinerary to your desires. We also offer specific tours such as: The Far Out Wineries, The Vineyard Drive, the Passport to the Central Coast, the Pacific Coast Wine Trail, the Rhone Rangers Tour and more. With the itinerary set, you relax and we handle the rest.
3. How much is it?
Our Private Tours have a sliding rate. As the group size goes up, the price per person, goes down. The pricing is $99.95pp for two, $89.95pp up to four, $79.95pp up to six, and $69.95pp for seven or more. We do add an 18% gratuity for all Private Tours which will not be reflected in the total in the confirmation email but will be noted.
4. What time are pick ups and what time does the day end?
Pick ups are generally scheduled for 10:30am or later (you decide) and your tasting day will end approximately 4-4:30pm at which time we will start your return.
5. How many wineries will I visit?
You will visit 4-5 wineries in your day, depending upon where you are picked up, which wineries are on your itinerary, how long you stay at each winery and what you do for lunch.
6. Are the tasting fees included?
Tasting fees are not necessarily included in your tour. However, many of the wineries in the region are complimentary for our customers, most of $5-15 but waive it if you purchase wine and the remainder are typically $5-10 but don’t waive it with purchase. We can advise upon request or confirmation of the itinerary.
7. Which wineries do you service?
Which wineries would you like to visit? 😉 We service over 200 premier Paso Robles, SLO and Coastal wineries and over 100 in the Santa Barbara wine country. We have pre-set winery tours devoted to particular regions, “trails” and groups in Paso Robles. You can view the various lines along with a brief description and website links on our “Wineries” page. On our “Tour Maps” page you will find map links to where they are all situated. The choice is yours!
8. Is lunch included?
We can provide lunch for $15pp. It includes a delicious, gourmet sandwich and choice of pasta or mixed green salad. You can also bring your own picnic and we’ll carry it in our cooler and help you pick a nice vineyard to enjoy it. There are just a few options for food service at the wineries so that will depend upon your itinerary.
9. What about large groups?
For parties of 7 or more, we are required to make appointments with the wineries. We will create an itinerary, based upon your requests, or our recommendations, and will call to make the appointments.
10. Is the tour “pet friendly’?
Yes, we do allow well behaved dogs to sit on their human’s laps or between their legs. Please keep in mind our $300 clean up fee for any “mess.” Most of the wineries are dog friendly as well.
11. Where do you pick up?
We are a door to door service, so we pick you up at your accommodations, whether it’s a hotel, B&B, inn or residence. Pick up and return within Paso Robles, Templeton or Atascadero city limits is included. Additional pick up charges apply for outside areas (per group, not per person) as follows:
• Avila Beach-$45
• Lake Nacimiento/Heritage Ranch-$30
• Los Osos-$45
• Morro Bay-$40
• Pismo Beach-$45
• Shell Beach-$45
• San Luis Obispo-$40
• San Simeon-$45
• If your pick up city is not listed we may not pick up there. Pismo Beach is typically the furthest south we can go. Please contact us to inquire about different pick up cities.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Cancellation policy: 72 hour notice for groups of 6 or less and 2 weeks for groups of 7 or more. Should you cancel prior to these time frames there is no fee, however, afterward we will hold you responsible for the entire amount. Please note, should your group reduce in size you will be held responsible for those seats if we are not notified within the above referenced time frames.
Intoxication: We are here to help you have a wonderful day and we are certain you are going to, although we do ask that you be mindful of your consumption. Should we observe, or be notified by a tasting room server, that anyone in your party is becoming too intoxicated to continue we reserve the right to return to you to your accommodations without refund. Additionally, there will be a $300 cleaning fee for any “mess” made by anyone in your party inside the van.