Yes. You are hiring a designated driver who drives your 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
The basic rule for collision and comprehensive insurance is the insurance covers the vehicle not the driver. This means your insurance will cover your car even if you are not driving.
The basic rule for Permissive use means your insurance will cover your car even if you are not driving.
Vicarious Liability, the owner of the vehicle responsible for the accident can be liable for damage to personal property, injuries or even death, even if another person was driving at the time of the accident.
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.
***Rates vary by region. In general most of our standard tours begin at
$40 cash / hour (1-5 passengers)
$50 cash / hour (6-10 passengers)
Lodi, 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.
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.
For groups larger than one vehicle can fit, you may simply hire additional drivers to drive additional vehicles. We can drive 15 passenger vans, IF owned by the booking guest.
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.
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.
Request a driver online or by phone. Call now at 833.868.7733 and 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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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!!"
"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!!"