Wine Tours by Shane
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Great Tasting Wine with a Splash of Fruit.
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WINE TOURS BY SHANE
2541 Tree Top Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19108
Welcome to Wine Tours by Shane!
Welcome to the Northern California Wine Country. With over 500 Wineries in the Napa Valley and over 300 Wineries in Sonoma
Then you realize that you have 4 or more Wine Tastings planned each day and wonder “How am I going to drive after tasting all of these Wines”. You could charter a limousine or sedan but after checking their rates you realize the cost just isn’t in your budget. Is their an alternative? The answer is “Yes”, I am an affordable option
wine tour guide
Designated Driver Service
Wineries & Restaurants
Best Places in the Napa Valley for a Tour & Tasting
Are you planning a Wine Country Vacation and want to be able to taste wine without having to worry about getting a DUI or worse, that’s where I come in.
The highway patrol and the police are always on the lookout for drunk drivers, why take a chance, for a small price I will make sure you have a good time and get home safe.
My Boutique Winery Picks in the Napa Valley
Tours & Tastings offered Daily
Peju Province Winery
Open Daily 10:00am – 6:00pm
Del Dotto Vineyards (Napa & St. Helena)
Tours & Tastings offered Daily by Appointment
Frank Family Vineyards
Open Daily 10:00 am – 5:00pm (groups of 6)
Trefethen Family Vineyards
Open Daily from 10:00am – 4:30pm
Kuleto Estate Winery
Open Daily by Appt (From: 10:30am)
OUR WINE TOUR BLOG
Gentlemen, release your tannins. While many on the sunny coast of California enjoy their two-buck-Chuck, other wine connoisseurs and collectors seek out a more expensive taste. These five bottles came at a hefty price tag, but hold a rich history and one of them befell a terrible tragedy.
#5 – Chateau Margaux 1787 – $225,000
At nearly a quarter of a million dollars, this wine had to be something special, and it was. It came from the personal wine cellar of none other than Thomas Jefferson. The eighteenth century wine was meant for a beautiful dinner at the Four Seasons, but met it’s tragic end when a waiter dropped the bottle, causing it to shatter on the floor. The insurance company covered the cost, but the bottle and the wine were never truly enjoyed.
#4 – Chateau Lafite’s 1869 – $230,000
In a heated auction in Hong Kong, this rare vintage brought in a hefty sum three times over. The winner of this prized 19th century bottle purchased all three available for a grand total of $690,000. All three bottles were of standard size and are thus the most expensive standard-sized bottles in history.
#3 – 1907 Heidsieck – $275,000
While over 2,000 bottles of this 1907 champagne were sold at auctions world-wide, the most one bottle brought in was $275,000. Its history is worth the price, some say, because it came from the bottom of the ocean off of a Swedish Freighter bound for royalty in Russia, but cut short on its journey by a torpedo from a German U-boat submarine. The bottles were recovered as part of an excavation in 1998.
#2 – 1947 Cheval-Blanc – $304,375
To the average joe, you may see a year and wonder how a bottle could be so expensive. After all, in the grand scheme of things, 1947 wasn’t that long ago. However, the thing a wine connoisseur may know that you don’t is that this wine came from Saint-Emilion and had a Class A status. The grapes grown between April and October of 1947 were said to be legendary and this is the only bottle left to have that flavor captured. It is said that of all the merlot available, this is one of only two ever awarded a Class A status.
#1 – Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 – $500,000
Said to be the best thing to ever come out of the great Napa Valley, this wine was only made available in 1995 for a short period and it was drank almost entirely, except for this bottle. Still, how much can wine perfection truly cost? Well, for one anonymous buyer, there is no price cap for charity, as this was his winning bid at a charity auction. Did he think the wine was worth the full half million or did he just want to give to a good cause? We may never know, but we are able to say that a price tag of $500,000 tops the list as the most expensive bottle ever sold.
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I have been driving visitors to the Napa Valley and Sonoma County Wineries & Restaurants for years. I am familiar with the in’s and out’s of the Wine Country.
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George O. Scheffel
Shane was an excellent driver and tour guide! We have been to wine country several times but we have never hired a driver. We will certainly call Shane when we come back! He was prompt, personable, and full of knowledge. He also blocked out the entire day for us when we wanted to extend a bit. Thanks, Shane!
Sean L. Newman
Shane was a consummate professional. He was very flexible to our interests, knew all the best boutique wineries, and was
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2541 Tree Top Lane Philadelphia, PA 19108