Wine Tours of Sedona
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Wine Tours of Sedona did not happen overnight. Many years ago, 2004 to be exact, Sedona Hiking Adventures was in the formation stage. With the help of long-time friends, Adam Wayne and Robin Blakey, I expanded my love of hiking into a very successful business.
Before the business was named Sedona Hiking Adventures, the original name was Secret Mountain Adventure Sports Headquarters, SMASH Tours for short, that my friend, Adam, and his partners were in the process of starting. Due to circumstances, SMASH Tours never came to be, though Sedona Hiking Adventures was born out of that original idea.
I made a crucial decision, one that would change my life forever – Sedona Hiking Adventures would be the foundation and the beginning for my own tour company, one that would specialize in hiking tours, my passion and expertise of Sedona.
I sincerely thank both Adam and Robin for all their help and support since I started my tour company.
By 2004, I had only lived in Sedona for 3 years. It was at that time that I realized what I wanted to do with my life. I had heard the age-old advise that you should do what you love. I love to hike, and I am totally passionate about the red rocks. It was at that pivotal moment that Sedona Hiking Adventures was formed.
I guided people around Sedona. I am an environmentalist and avid recycler, so I shared those ideals with my clients. I customized hiking tours, making them uniquely personal.
My “adventure” led me to create tours for wine lovers. A request came from a client, asking for more than a hike – a tour to one of the vineyards in the area. I was more than obliged to customize this special tour for them.
My first and foremost concern is my clients’ enjoyment on all my tours. Whatever I can do to make you happy, I will do. Hiking was only part of the adventure. Now, wine tours are one of my specialties. It’s an experience that we share together. I interact with you and your family/friends. I strive for excellence on all my tours.
I live, work, and play in Sedona and the Verde Valley. I know all about the rocks, the geology, flora, fauna, and natural history, and also local vineyards and wine.
There are all sorts of tours in Sedona. You can pick the one that suits you best. If you are looking for something a little more personal, something totally private, then Wine Tours of Sedona is just right for you. As each person is unique, so are all of our tours. I would be happy and delighted to customize an adventure to meet your precise criteria.
Now you know a little about how Wine Tours of Sedona came to be. If you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to meeting new clients, friends and those who like to travel the less traveled path on a tour as unique as Wine Tours of Sedona itself. This is one tour you do not want to miss!
Areas of Service and Expertise
Why Choose Wine Tours of Sedona?
All 8 vineyard locations
16 tasting rooms
2 gourmet raw chocolate shops
We go everywhere in the Verde Valley and Northern Arizona.
We have been providing wine tours longer than any other tour company in Sedona. Our longevity speaks for itself. We encourage you to check out our reviews on Trip Advisor and Yelp.
We pride ourselves on how we operate our business – with integrity, morality and ethics. What we say is what you get, there are no hidden costs or variations from your personalized itinerary. As the owner, I take this very seriously. I want you to have the best experience possible. Need recommendations? Just let me know.
Your tour is personalized specifically for you. Have a favorite winery? We will customize your tour for the wineries and tasting rooms that you are interested in. Not sure where you want to go? We will recommend locations that meet your palette. We are completely flexible. Our tours cater to you and are designed around your interests.
How does this differ from other wine tour companies? We do not offer large group tours where you are placed with people you do not know, and that may not have the same interests as you.
We feel that your interaction with your guide is what makes our tours awesome. Unlike other tour companies who simply pick you up and drop you off at each location, our guides are with you for the entire duration of your tour to ensure that you are getting the most out of your experience.
Our tours are conducted in the comfort of fully enclosed passenger vehicles, which are climate controlled for maximum comfort. This is quite different than other tour companies, who use open-air Jeeps, exposing you to the climate and elements.
Need a ride to a restaurant? We offer transportation to any Northern Arizona restaurant, so that you get the most out of your experience with us. No worries about who is going to drive after your wine tour.
Want a unique dining experience? We even offer in-house gourmet chef services, who can prepare an incredible meal just for you while you are on your tour!
Are you traveling with your dog? Four-legged friends, and/or children, are free of charge. They may join you on any of our wine, micro-brew or chocolate tours.
Vegan, gluten-free, or diet restrictions? We offer several food options on all of our tours, and we are not talking a basic deli sandwich either. We cater to your food choices to meet your diet and wishes, whether it is an amazing hamburger, incredible vegetarian food, or a 4-course gourmet picnic – we include the best, most delicious food for your party.
What does it mean to be “owner-operated?” I can, and will, do anything to earn your business. This isn’t just my job, it is something I truly enjoy doing. It’s not just about a tour – it’s about being a small business that supports other small businesses just like my own – Local First Arizona. I want to share my knowledge of Arizona wines, micro-brews, raw chocolates and sights with you. No matter what your budget may be, we can work with you on price. You will receive the best value for your money.
Complimentary digital photos – We take photos for you on all of our tours. Relax, sit back and enjoy your time, while we make sure to capture it all for you to relive again when you return home. This is something that none of the area tour companies provide.
Why we beat our competition:
The activity and experience we offer is by far superior to other wine tour companies.
We provide comprehensive wine tours with experienced wine guides. We stay with our clients to provide a continuous level of service. You could pay less elsewhere for a quasi-guide, but they would only drive you from place to place like a taxi service.
We have enclosed, climate-controlled vehicles, unlike the open air Jeeps where you would be subjected to the extreme heat, wind, dust and weather.
We provide complimentary digital photos on all of our tours. No other tour company offers this.
We are owner-operated – The owner/guide has a higher vested interest in the quality of the tour, as opposed to an employee for a big tour company.
You get what you pay for – You could shop around for the best price, but is it the best value for your money? For a small fraction more than the big tour companies’ prices, you will receive your own customized personal tour that fits all of your interests, giving you the ultimate experience well worth the price.
Personalized attention – Our professional guides are at your service for the entire duration of your tour, unlike other tour companies who drop their clients off at the vineyards. We create the ideal experience specifically for you.
Quality food – We meet your dietary needs, offering gourmet and specialized foods, not the standard ordinary food offered by others.
Variety of wineries and cities – Most tour companies only offer limited wineries and cities to their clients, leaving them without options in large tours. We service all of Northern Arizona, a large variety of wineries, and if you wish to stay longer at any particular place, we will accommodate you.
As an owner / operator who does this because of my love of Arizona and simply sharing the beauty of my backyard with others, I do this because it's my passion. Furthermore, I have no problem admitting that I am a treehugger and follow Leave No Trace & Tread Lightly protocols when I'm out on the land as well as in life in general.
In fact, I am in the beginning stages of purchasing land to build my Earthship which will be built using sustainable methods, and when complete will be 100% self sufficient and off the grid. The next stage of this is going to be to purchase electric vehicles that I will charge from the sun's solar energy to perform all our tours. When we reach this stage, I expect we will be the only tour operator in Sedona to be able to say that they are using electric vehicles charged by the sun.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets come free of charge on all tours. We have received National Geographic's "Paw of Approval" for being a dog friendly tour operator. You may also find our tours with BringFido.com.
Types of Experiences and Trips Provided
We offer over 30 unique tours that include:
---> Wine Tours Covering Every Location along the Verde Valley Wine Trail
---> Micro Brewery Tours that Include every craft brewery in northern Arizona
---> Scenic, Sunset, Vortex, and Raw Chocolate Tours Throughout Sedona
---> Majestic Sedona Hiking Tours
---> Visits to Local Indian Ruin Sites
---> The Grand Canyon
---> Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell, & Glen Canyon Dam
---> Chocolate Making Gatherings
---> Gourmet Picnics in the Most Extraordinary of Places
---> Shuttle Service Throughout Northern Arizona