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DD drives MY vehicle?

Yes. You are hiring a designated driver who drives your vehicle (or rental vehicle). We don't have any limo, party bus, towncar, SUVs available. Our clients love their own cars more!


To use Destination Drivers, you have to sign an agreement and provide insurance for your vehicle. The drivers we refer to you are independent contractors, each carrying their own insurance policies. Between you and your driver, you should be protected in the rare case of an accident, but there is a very small chance in certain instances that you and your driver's insurances do not cover everything. You are giving your driver 'permissive status' to drive your vehicle under your policy, and agreeing that in the rare case of an accident, Destination Drivers will not be held liable if either insurance policy does not cover any or all of the costs. Your insurance company becomes the 'primary' if anything should happen to your vehicle.

Rental Vehicles

**Rental policies vary by region and are subject to change**
In most regions, ENTERPRISE and NATIONAL are easy to work with, allowing your driver to be added onto your rental policy as an 'additional' for the day. Depending on the area, other rental companies may or may not allow an additional driver on the policy.


***Rates vary by region. In general most of our standard tours begin at
$35 cash / hour (1-5 passengers)
$45 cash / hour (6-10 passengers)
$55 cash / hour (11-15 passengers)
*4-hour minimum
Temecula and Napa/Sonoma have a different price structure, listed on their respective booking forms. Tips and gratuity are not included in the rate and drivers accept them graciously. Payments are generally received in cash only.


Our team comes from different backgrounds, but each driver is trained and tested to ensure they exercise high-level awareness and attention to detail. Every one is a non-smoker with a clear DMV record, possessing their own personal independent car insurance.

What's Included

Your designated wine driver is included at an hourly rate. They bring bottled waters to keep everyone hydrated. Drivers are happy to pick up food for you and bring it along, if requested. Tasting fees are not included, although there may be discounts at some wineries due to being a guest of Destination Drivers. You'll be treated like a VIP in the comfort of your own vehicle. No DUIs, no problems!


Where to? It's your day and you get to go where you want, when you want, for as long as you want. With that in mind, we routinely make suggestions and assist with planning/reservations to make your experience the best it can possibly be.

Large Groups

For groups larger than one vehicle can fit, you may simply hire additional drivers to drive additional vehicles. We also commonly drive 15-passenger vans rented by our guests (Enterprise is best).


You are most welcome to bring your puppy! Many wineries allow dogs, and some do not. We can tailor your destinations to those which are dog-friendly, and drivers are OK with watching/walking your dog should there be any issues.

Private Tastings/Tours

In most areas, we can and strive to offer this possibility. With advance notice we can make reservations for you to experience cave tours, barrel tastings, and arrange special plans. This can be done for any tour, but the best value is found in our Gold Key Tour (GKT, Paso Robles Only) The GKT is an elevated experience wine tour where your driver, tastings, private tours, and gourmet lunches are included in the price. Please visit for more information

Booking Process

Request a driver online or by phone. Call now at 833.868.7733and speak with a real person who cares about making your day the best it can possibly be, or click through this website to arrive at a booking form.

Why Choose Destination Drivers?

  • • We are The Original Private Wine Driver Service.
  • • More Affordable than limousines, buses, and vans.
  • • Friendly, Knowledgeable Drivers
  • • Excellent Customer Service
  • • Trip Guidance
  • • 5-Stars on Yelp!
  • • 5-Stars on Tripadvisor
  • • 5-Stars on Google

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5-Star Drivers

"We Would 100% Use Destination Drivers Again!"

"Our driver was awesome! Super sweet and patient even after we had a few glasses and decided car karaoke was a good idea! She was on time and brought water bottles for the group and let us store snacks in her cooler! This was definitely the best way to wine taste without the stress of who was driving. Customer service/booking has been great with answering any questions we had as well."

- JD, Los Angeles, CA

"The Way To Go In Wine Country."

"We had Tara and she was so fantastic. She knew her way around and she drove very well. Nice and smooth and courteous. It is the way to go in wine country. Sean wrote to me very shortly after I booked and confirmed everything and then sent a reminder again a few days before. Great communication."

- Dave P., Palo Alto, CA

"Couldn't Have Asked For A Better Experience."

"The service provided by Destination Drivers was truly top notch. Our driver was super accommodating, knowledgeable, and friendly. Our next trip will definitely include Destination Drivers as part of the wine tasting adventure."

- Antonio J, Fullterton, CA

"I'd Definitely Book With This Company Again!"

"A group of girlfriends and I hired Destination Drivers for a wine tasting day in the Santa Ynez Valley. Our driver was professional, courteous and very pleasant. We had a great time and I'd definitely book with this company again!"

- Brinden W.

"Love Destination Drivers"

"What a great service!! Sean was our driver...he was totally professional, helped up put together an excellent itinerary and even took pictures for us at each winery. We have lots of friends and family who come to town and want to go wine tasting. Destination Drivers is the way to go!!"

- shellbeach102

"I'll Never Go Wine Tasting Without Them Again."

"Happy to say we are satisfied customers! Our driver took excellent care of us and we even received a follow up call from after the ride was over. A great way to tour wine country without risking a DUI!!"

- Jennifer K, Costa Mesa, CA

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