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Private Group Tours

You can charter a Bon Vivant private wine tour just for your group of up to 10 people. All our standard itineraries are available for your private group. Or we can create a custom tour to fit your group’s special interests. Private group charter tour pricing depends upon your group size, tour duration, and mileage. Go to Reserve Your Tour or call us at 206-524-8687 for availability and a quotation for your private tour.

Private Day Tours: Any of our standard scheduled day tours (above) may be provided as private group tours -- depending on winery, vehicle, and driver availability. These include tours to Woodinville, Bainbridge, Seattle City, Yakima/Rattlesnake Hills, and Leavenworth/Wenatchee wineries.

Private Two and Three Day Tours: If you have more time, you will want to consider our 2 and 3-day wine tours (described below) to sunny eastern Washington’s wonderful wine regions -- the entire Yakima Valley from Yakima to Prosser, the Red Mountain/Tri-Cities area, the Walla Walla Valley, and the complete Columbia Cascade wine region, including Lake Chelan. Almost all of Washington’s wine grapes are grown in eastern Washington viticultural areas. These are great trips for those wanting a more extended wine touring experience, including visits to some of Washington’s best vineyards and most scenic terrain. We also offer a wonderful two day overnight tour to some of the North Sound Wineries -- an association of wineries on Bainbridge Island and the Olympic Peninsula. For all these tours, we have fine bed and breakfast, country inn, and hotel lodgings that we recommend in the wine areas visited.

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Olympic Peninsula and Bainbridge Island Overnight Tour
From Seattle, 9:00 a.m., to Port Angeles, 6:00 p.m. Return to Seattle, 6:00 p.m. the next day.

The north Olympic Peninsula, Bainbridge Island, and Whidbey Island are home to about a dozen wineries. A tour to some of these wineries presents a winning combination –some of the most distinctive small wineries in Washington state, great mountain and marine scenery, and a country getaway without going too far from Seattle. We will take a Washington State Ferry to Bainbridge Island and then drive from Bainbridge to the Kitsap Peninsula, cross the Hood Canal Bridge and visit wineries in the Port Townsend, Sequim, and Port Angeles areas.

In Seattle, we will pick you up and drop you off at your downtown hotel or other convenient Seattle meeting place. Most days, we will stop at an attractive and reasonably priced restaurant for you to purchase your lunch in the congenial company of our other tour guests. If the weather is fine, we may visit a local delicatessen or other take-out food provider, for you to purchase food for a picnic stop at a local winery. For your overnight lodging, we have several very attractive choices of accommodation to recommend in the Port Angeles area. Dinner on the first night will be at an excellent and reasonably priced restaurant in the Port Angeles area.

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Columbia Cascade Wine Region – 3-day Tour
From Seattle at 8:30 a.m. and from Leavenworth at 11:00 a.m. on the first day. Return to Leavenworth about 4:00 p.m. and to Seattle about 6:30 p.m. on the third day.

Enjoy a three day (2 night) tour of wineries and vineyards in three incredibly scenic areas within the new Columbia Cascade wine region:

  Wenatchee Valley wineries and gourmet food venues in Bavarian-themed Leavenworth, Peshastin, Cashmere, Wenatchee --- from the alpine scenery of the Leavenworth area through the orchards and vineyards of the Wenatchee valley to the grand Columbia River.

  Lake Chelan is large enough to temper the weather extremes of a northerly location for its lakeside vineyards – and also to provide a beautiful, picturesque setting. Some wineries in the area are among the rising stars of the Washington wine industry.

  You will also visit the vineyards and wineries along the spectacular east side of the the Columbia basalt gorge from East Wenatchee to the Gorge at George.

In Seattle, we will pick you up and drop you off at your downtown hotel or other convenient Seattle meeting place. For each day’s lunch, we will visit a local delicatessen or other take-out food provider, for you to purchase food for a picnic stop at a local winery or vineyard – if the weather is fine. If the weather is inclement, we will stop at an attractive and reasonably priced restaurant and wine bar for you to have your lunch. For the two nights lodging in Leavenworth, we have several very attractive choices of accommodation to recommend.

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Yakima Valley Wine Region – 3 Day Tour
From Seattle at 8:30 a.m. and from Yakima at 11:00 a.m. on the first day. Return to Yakima about 4:00 p.m. and to Seattle about 6:30 p.m. on the third day.

Have a wonderful wine vacation with our three day (2 night) tour of the Yakima Valley, one of Washington’s premium wine regions. The long sunny days and cool evenings of the desert climate provide the right sun and temperature conditions for great wine grapes. The sunny slopes and well-drained soils of the valley’s foothill ridges make the perfect terroir for producing wines of great intensity, balance, and complexity. In the midst of over 11,000 rolling acres of valley vineyards are some wonderful wineries – both big and small. We will visit over a dozen wineries on this three-day tour, plus some great gourmet food producers, and spots of historical, geographic, and artistic interest.

In Seattle, we will pick you up and drop you off at your downtown hotel or other convenient Seattle meeting place. For each day’s lunch, we will visit a local delicatessen or other take-out food provider for you to purchase food for a picnic stop at a local winery or vineyard if the weather is fine. If the weather is inclement, we will stop at an attractive and reasonably priced restaurant and wine bar for you to have your lunch. For the two nights lodging in the Yakima Valley wine country, we have selected bed and breakfast inns and hotel/motel lodging to recommend in the Yakima Valley wine country.

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Tri-Cities/Red Mountain Wine Region – 3 Day Tour
From Seattle at 8:30 a.m. and from Yakima at 11:00 a.m. on the first day. Return to Yakima about 4:00 p.m. and to Seattle about 6:30 p.m. on the third day.

Take a three day (two night) tour of vineyards and wineries in the Tri-Cities area. Red Mountain is the state’s smallest wine appellation, but on this hill between Benton City and Richland lie some of Washington’s most renowned vineyards – Klipsun, Kiona, Hedges, Golitzen, and Ciel de Cheval (a French reference to the “Horse Heaven Hills” to the south of Red Mountain). Their vines bear lush, firmly structured, full-bodied fruit. Red Mountain Merlot, for instance, tends to be more full-bodied with bigger tannins than Merlot from California or elsewhere in Washington. Though famous for its vineyards, Red Mountain also has several excellent wineries. There are other fine vineyards on the wide-open ridge slopes and valley floors nearby and some very good family wineries in the “tri-cities” of Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco.

South of the Tri-Cities and over the ridge of the Horse Heaven Hills lies a broad slope stretching south down to the Columbia River, where it forms the border between Washington and Oregon. Here are large acreages of more premium vineyards -- as well as one enormously significant winery near the town of Paterson – Columbia Crest. Owned by Stimson Lane, the corporate parent of Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest Winery is Washington’s largest single winemaking facility, with an annual production of 1.3 million cases. Despite the huge volume, Columbia Crest achieves high quality and hence great value in its wines.

In Seattle, we will pick you up and drop you off at your downtown hotel or other convenient Seattle meeting place. For each day’s lunch, we will visit a local Tri-Cities area delicatessen or other take-out food provider, for you to purchase food for a picnic stop at a local winery or vineyard – if the weather is fine. If the weather is inclement, we will stop at an attractive and reasonably priced restaurant and wine bar for you to have your lunch. For the two nights lodging on this tour, we have several excellent bed and breakfast inns and hotel/motel accommodations to recommend in Sunnyside, Grandview, and Prosser, as well as some good hotels in the Tri-Cities.

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Walla Walla Valley Wine Region – 3 Day Tour
From Seattle at 8:30 a.m. and from Yakima at 11:00 a.m. on the first day. Return to Yakima about 4:00 p.m. and to Seattle about 6:30 p.m. on the third day.

Spend three days (two nights) on a trip to the buzzing, humming Walla Walla Valley wine region. Long known as an agricultural area dominated by wheat growing and also famous for its sweet onions, the valley’s reputation for producing exceptional wines began in the late 1970s and early 1980s with its first few present day wineries. Today there are more than 1000 acres of vineyards and over 70 wineries in the Walla Walla area. The climate, soil, and geographic conditions of the Walla Walla Valley afford a special location in which to grow wine grapes of superb quality. Although white wines are produced, the area is internationally noted for its red wines – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. Walla Walla is also home to a thriving art community. In addition to the wonderful wineries and vineyards, you can explore museums, art galleries, antique shops, historic architecture, and public art.

In Seattle, we will pick you up and drop you off at your downtown hotel or other convenient Seattle meeting place. For each day’s lunch, we will visit a local Walla Walla delicatessen or other take-out food provider, for you to purchase food for a picnic stop at a local winery or vineyard – if the weather is fine. If the weather is inclement, we will stop at an attractive and reasonably priced restaurant and wine bar for you to have your lunch. Walla Walla has a number of fine restaurants for evening dining. For the Walla Walla trip, we recommend reserving rooms at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, the Green Gables Inn, the Wine Country Inn, or the Best Western Walla Walla Suites – but well in advance.

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