Grape Escape Wine Tour




“John was A M A Z I N G!!! He was thoughtful, personable, and his wine tour was fantastic! He took us to 4 wineries. Each place was great.
He went above and beyond when he gave each of us a tote bag with snacks and then at one of the wineries he brought out crackers and dip. He didn’t have to, but he did and that alone is what makes him stand out from everyone else. I would definitely recommend John to all of my friends and family. He definitely knew how to take care of all of us girls from Mozilla 100%! Thanks John!”
— Jacqui V. Menlo Park, CA
“I organized a company outing with Tommy John’s Wine Tour recently. John was super easy to work with and super friendly. He was also our driver/tour guide. John is very knowledgeable about the South Bay area and wineries. We all learned something new that day. John took us to three wineries and then dropped us off for dinner at a restaurant. He also drove us back to our office afterwards. The service we received was phenomenal! John took great care of us all day by providing us with water and snacks. He fed us at each stop and always checked to make sure we were having a good time. He definitely went above and beyond for us.

We were extremely happy with the tour and will call Tommy John’s again. I highly recommend their service!”
— - Kitty H. Los Altos, CA
I had the best time on Tommy John’s wine tour. Hands down its entertaining, educational, and you’ll definitely get tipsy. ;) Tommy and John were very accommodating when we had last minute changes to our itinerary. We had to do our wine tour a day before it was scheduled. It was very easy to communicate with them and everything went smoothly.

John was an amazing tour guide with fun facts about each winery we visited. He took pictures for us (not easy to do when it’s a group of women). Our phones were dying, but they had a couple external batteries for us. Our lunch and snack were provided. The cheese and cracker crisps were so delicious I went to every local supermarket/deli looking for them when I came home.

I was bummed that I didn’t get a chance to stop in Napa Valley while I was in the bay area. But the wineries surrounding Los Gatos by far exceeded my expectations. Quaint little town with great restaurants and cute shops. Definitely will be coming back.

— Kim C. Berkeley, CA
I can’t wait to come back here and take another tour! Visited a friend in San Jose, but didn’t want to go all the way to Napa. We were so surprised by the amount of amazing wineries in the local area.

John, our tour guide, was professional, knowledgeable, and just effing awesome. We booked our tour last minute and had some changes, but he was super accommodating!

There were plenty of snacks and water provided if we needed it (and after a couple wineries, we sure did). He also had some external batteries so we could charge our phones. This came in handy after four girls took a bunch of vineyard photos.

I’m sure there were lots of other great things that happened, but things started to become a blur. What’s better than having someone drive you around to have glasses of wine in the beautiful hills of Los Gatos? Cheers!

— Lisa L. Los Angeles, CA
First time wine touring with Tommy John’s and definitely not going to be my last! Our tour guide, John, was so accommodating, always making sure my girlfriends and I were comfortable and having a good time. He packed plenty of water bottles and granola bars to replenish in between wineries and even had salami, cheese and fruits for us to have while we were tasting. Another bonus I thought was so thoughtful were the external batteries. With four ladies snapping every other second, our phones were dying before we even hit our second winery. So you can imagine our gratitude when he offered us the external batteries. Tommy John’s definitely exceeded my expectations and made wine touring a very pleasant experience for me and my friends.

And for price: very reasonable! A full day touring + lunch + snacks + DD so that my whole party can have a good time, this part is priceless.

I definitely will be back!
— inda N. Huntington Beach, CA
My friend and I met up in San Jose to run a half marathon, but a wine tour was also on our list for our girls weekend (you can tell we’re serious runners - ha!). We found Tommy John’s from an online article in the local paper and decided to check it out. We had an AMAZING day. John picked us up at our hotel, talked through the plan for the day (and gave an overview of all of the food!). We probably at a third of the food packed in the van that day, but were very entertained, and there was always a cold water available to make sure we weren’t only hydrating with wine! I would wholeheartedly recommend John and an outing with Tommy John’s.

— Kara K. Bentonville, AR
This tour group was such an AMAZING experience! We had a group of about 18 people. It was super organized, so accommodating, and so much fun. Our tour guide was super nice and friendly. Definitely would use their tour group again. :)

— Neda B. Irvine, CA
Can’t say enough about service, responsiveness, professionalism, and overall authenticity of this vendor! We toured recently with Tommy John’s Wine Tours and Transportation for our sales off-site. As an event professional, reliable vendors are critical as they represent our company too. John himself was our host for the day and truly took care of us. The van was comfortable, in excellent condition, and logistics of our travel could not have been smoother. John has an amazing relationship with each winery and we truly felt attended to all day. Attention to every detail from picking us up, snacks and food, to keeping us on track in a very subtle way. Because of these things, we could truly enjoy the entire day and experience. Excellent and above expectations.

As a team member of Eisenhauer’s Catering, we refer Tommy John’s and will continue to! Our clients have loved meeting Tommy John’s. I highly encourage anyone to use their services for corporate transport, wedding shuttles, family gatherings as wedding attendees come into town, special events, team building, and more!
— Nicole S. Redwood City, CA
This experience was AWESOME! I utilized Tommy John’s for a my team’s offsite. John was SO accommodating and the event could not have gone better. I’m extremely picky when it comes to planning an event and John worked so well with me. He took care of EVERYTHING! The food, winery reservations, timing, etc. He even let my team play their own music haha All I had to do was tell him where to pick everyone up. He made it the most stress-free, enjoyable day my team could have ever had. All 16 of my team members could not stop raving about the offsite the whole next week in the office. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I can’t wait to try it out for a personal tour!
— Courtney H. San Jose, CA
I had been wishing there was a way to take some family guests on a fun wine tour without my having to do all the driving. We didn’t have time to go up to Napa and Sonoma but I promised them we had some great wineries nearby. Fortunately I learned about Tommy John’s from a friend’s fb post. After checking out the website and not finding exactly the tour I was looking for I gave them a call. John called me back very quickly and could not have been more helpful and accommodating. I explained that I was looking for a fun tour for myself, my sister and her daughter, maybe four wineries, good wines and beautiful views.

John was enthusiastic and totally flexible regarding customizing our tour. We discussed which wineries I wanted and didn’t want — and I learned from him as well as recommendations from others that there are lots of local wineries I knew little or nothing about — most of them up in the Santa Cruz mountains on narrow, steep, winding roads that are a challenge to drive totally sober let alone after doing wine tasting at multiple wineries.

I was a little nervous that a customized tour for a small group was going to be overly expensive. But John offered a very reasonable fixed rate per person that included not only handling the driving for us but also some impressive extras: (1) pickup and drop-off at my home; (2) the tasting fees at each of our four wineries - typically $10 per person per winery, so that’s a big one; (3) some member privileges and discounts on purchases of wine at each winery; (4) lunch that he brought and served according to our preferences; (5) snacks and water throughout the day. Really, he couldn’t do enough to make us happy!

In addition he was very knowledgeable not only about this whole area but also about each of the wineries so he was a great - and entertaining - guide throughout the day. Very attentive to our needs and wishes. Very flexible as well, as I made several changes to our winery lineup beforehand and one substitution the night before our tour. Surprises and extras were also a part of the day — these folks really aim to please and want you to have a fabulous time. We definitely had a delightful, memorable, fun day that was exactly what we wanted. The wineries (Byington, David Bruce, Silver Mountain and Wrights Station) blew us away — we love Napa but I had no idea what exceptional places were so close by!

Unlike some other tour companies Tommy John’s also has great relationships with the wineries and is very respectful of them and their requirements. He is very welcome wherever he goes, which makes the tour even more enjoyable. I recommend them highly and look forward to using their services (which include more than wine tours) again.
— Nancy J. Cupertino, CA
We recently took a three week vacation with my son, daughter-in-law and grandchild. Called John to see if they might provide our airport transport — with two pick-up stops and space needed for lots of bags, a stroller and a car seat to be temporarily installed. No problem! He was as friendly and accommodating as ever, gave us a very competitive rate and was prompt and reliable for both our departure and our return several weeks later. It made the vacation so much more enjoyable knowing we could rely on John to show up, be on time, and have the space we needed. We will definitely use TJ’s again for BOTH wine tours and airport transport!!
— Nancy J. Cupertino, CA
What a wonderful tour they offer. If you are looking for an all inclusive wine tasting experience LOCALLY this is it! I never knew there were so many quality winery’s so close to home. No need for a long drive to Napa!! Give these guys a price for all tasting, transportation, lunch, and refreshments all provided.
— Tifani K. La Verne, CA
One of the best service around and flexible!
— Uwanah U. San Jose, CA
I set up a last minute wine tour with them, they gladly accommodated. We had a fantastic experience. Visited 5 wineries in one afternoon, included a full tour and food. John did a phenomenal job. I highly recommend them to everyone.
— Chance W. San Jose, CA
Outstanding tour in the Santa Cruz Mountains yesterday! Exactly what I was looking for, we had a ball and John could not have been more accommodating. Fixed per person price included four great wineries (on challenging mountain roads), pickup and drop-off at my house, the tasting fees at each winery (!) along with member discounts on any wines purchased; lunch as well as snacks and water throughout the day, and an entertaining, knowledgeable, flexible and attentive guide. The wineries were outstanding and the service could not have been better. Highly recommend!!
— - Nancy Jenks - Cupertino, CA
Wow got a few friends together to take a ride to a few local wineries, Wright station, Silver mountain, House family winery, Piccetti Winery, finished up with Ruthe Roberts in Saratoga.
Hopped on the bus with a few couples we did not know by the third stop that bus was rocking.
We had a blast so much fun i forgot the drivers name, he was having a blast to.
We ate at almost every stop and the driver was leaving food for other people to enjoy.
If you like wine and wine tastings these guys got it down.
Picked us up at our house in Campbell and drop us off to meet others in Downtown Campbell.
We will be back soon.
— James B. Sparks, NV
As I love wine & wine tasting, I typically would go to Napa/Sonoma, Monterey/Carmel or Paso Robles for those experiences...which are nice, but not close by. Residing in the South Bay, I was in the market to find some type of a local venue that offers customized tours with a unique, intimate and more personal experience.

I came across the Tommy John’s Wine Tours site and glanced through their offerings, and was intrigued to call them to learn more! One of the owners, John, answered the call, and was very professional, knowledgeable and full of great energy! He explained the various options and we designed a tour for my event within a short timeframe...and no hassle!

What I like about Tommy John’s is that they DO strive to create a personalized end-to-end experience for their clients. From the time you meet up to board the “bus”, to the drop off point at the end of the tour. Another nice part is that their cost is “all-inclusive”, which they provide you water (must stay hydrated!) and treats along the way, and meal choice designed into your tour. All of this encompassed by a fun-friendly environment, while they transport you to 4 or 5 fabulous “local” wineries in Los Gatos/Summit and Saratoga.

This is a GREAT concept and addition to the South Bay, and I know I’ll be using them for many more wine tours & other events, as there are other wineries on their list I would like to visit, and still more they will be adding in the future! Cheers!
— Kathi D. Sunnyvale, CA
Visiting California from Idaho my family and I wanted to taste some California wines. We just got back from a fabulous trip through the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains enjoying visits to four lovely wineries with tastings! The weather was gorgeous and the wines were friends and I were excited to be able to experience these delicious wines. We want to thank our wine tour company, Tommy John’s for making us feel relaxed and supplying us with a fantastic adventure!
— Jackie N. Sacramento, CA
John planned the perfect birthday tour for my wife. He customized our experience to fit our large group. My wife and I highly recommend this tour. Thanks John!
— Jason Jane Santa Clara, CA