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"Best Designated Wine Drivers in Lodi, Plymouth, El Dorado & Sacramento"

✅ 5-Star Hospitality In The Comfort of Your Own Vehicle
✅ Fully Insured Designated Drivers For Your Private Vehicle Or Rental

"The Absolute Best!” -Anabel, Google
”Wonderful Experience!” -Ali, TripAdvisor
”Exceptional Service!” -Tara, Yelp

100K+ Served • Wine Tasting, Breweries, Distilleries in Your Own Vehicle • Local Drivers

Designated Driver Deposit If more than 1 driver is needed, please make an additional booking for each driver

Elevate Your Experience With Unparalleled Service and Luxury!

Book Destination Drivers for Your Private Lodi, Plymouth, Amador & Sierra Foothills Experience!!

You are hiring an insured, enthusiastic designated driver to drive you IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR VEHICLE (or rental) on a personal wine tour, special event, or dinner in Lodi, Sacramento, Amador, Plymouth, El Dorado & surrounding areas.

✅ Secure Deposit: $100 deposit is required upon booking

Rates (5-hour minimum)

✅ 1-5 Passengers: $50/hour
✅ 6-10 Passengers: $60/hour
✅ 11-14 Passengers: $70/hour

Due Upon Booking

To book, we require a $100 deposit + $6 booking fee. The $100 is subtracted from your end-of-day total. We ask that you pay the remaining balance, plus any gratuity, to your driver in cash.

Insurance: There is also a small fee for required supplementary auto insurance that covers your driver and vehicle while using our service: $20 for personal vehicles and $35 for rental vehicles.

You may use this booking form even if you are not booking for purposes of wine touring/tasting, such as dinners and special events.

Please Note: If your desired date is unavailable or you are booking last minute (less than 48 hours in advance), please call us.

More Destination Drivers Info

The Original Designated Wine Tour Driver

Destination Drivers is Lodi, Plymouth and Northern California’s original private wine driver and designated driver service. Our unique Lodi wine tours and Plymouth wine tours enable you to safely and fully enjoy the best wineries in Lodi, Plymouth, Amador County, El Dorado County and Sacramento without the risk of a DUI, all in the comfort and privacy of your own car.

Our guests keep coming back, praising that we provide the best Plymouth wine tasting tours and Lodi wine tasting tours. They love the exceptional hospitality and personalized service that each of our trained wine country drivers provide while sharing the best small wineries, best boutique wineries and hidden gem wineries of the Lodi and Sierra Foothills region.

Lodi Plymouth Wine Tasting Driver Training

Destination Drivers Family Wine Tasting Tour In Lodi & Plymouth CA

Mettler Winery Family Wine Tasting Day in Lodi

We make every effort to ensure that each guest will have a truly memorable experience. We start by selecting private drivers that are hospitality specialists who are clearly passionate about providing really outstanding luxury level service because they are truly fulfilled by positively impacting and enhancing guests’ experiences.

Each wine tasting driver is then trained by us with regards to safe driving practices and to seamlessly provide exceptional customer service. We’ve been operating 5-star international luxury tours for more than 30 years, so we know how to ensure that everything is done to provide you the best wine tasting experience possible.


Destination Drivers has served hundreds of thousands of customers since 2010 and has never been involved in an at fault accident.

Our mandatory supplemental insurance policy – underwritten by Prime Insurance Company – is known as an Over The Road and Drive Away Policy and follows the designated driver, not the car. Covering more than just standard commercial liability, our policy also includes coverage for collision, property damage, and personal injury. 

Questions? Book a Wine Tasting Driver! Call

Driving Services

Your Destination Drivers Designated Wine Driver will open the doors for you, provide complimentary water, take your photos, carry your purchases, bring a coat to you if you get cold, text you 15 minutes before its time to leave for the next wine tasting (so you can relax and stay on track), call the next winery if you’re running late, pick up lunch, help with your kids, and so much more.

If you need suggestions for wineries, restaurants or itineraries, ur knowledgable drivers are always happy to make suggestions and help you plan your day.

And, if your pup is accompanying you to the best dog friendly wineries in Lodi and Plymouth, your Lodi and Plymouth private driver will even walk your dog for you! If a winery is not dog friendly, your driver will be glad to watch them so you both have a fantastic experience.

Destination Drivers Guests Wine Tasting at Dog Friendly M2 Winery

M2 Winery in Lodi is Super Dog Friendly

We’ll even provide a “dog for the day” if you’d like, with a small fee/donation that goes to the driver’s favorite local animal rescue. Top that!!

We appreciate the opportunity to provide your Sacramento, Amador, Eldorado and Lodi 5-Star luxury transportation and keep you safe. We are honored to serve you on your winery tours and look forward to making your experience special!

Whether you are looking for a Plymouth designated driver or a Lodi wine tour driver, our drivers will meet you anywhere you want. Whether you start your wine tasting tour in Sacramento, Modesto, San Francisco, Plymouth, Lake Tahoe, etc., we are always happy to accommodate you.

Book A Driver For Other Functions

Your wine driver is also bookable for dinners and special events aside from wine touring, such as concerts, weddings, private parties, dances, airport runs, event shuttle services, and other school/public/private events.

We work with van rental companies – you rent the vehicle online and our drivers will take care of the rest. Don’t hesitate to call and ask, “Hey, can we book a driver for…?” 

Why A Destination Driver?

Our private designated driver service is an outstanding alternative to more expensive limousine services and group shuttle services, like the Sip Shuttle, or group tours, wine bus tours, wine train tours and Lodi Wine Trolley Tours that lump you in with other visitors you don’t know and then dictate where you can go and when!

We take you anywhere, anytime, whether it is on the Lodi Plymouth wineries list or not. 

Our drivers take you to the wineries that you want to visit because all of our tours are customized to your group, based on the types of wines you like and the type of experience you want to have – boutique winery, large commercial winery, barrel tasting, etc.

We provide an unparalleled, concierge level personalized experience at a more affordable price! Plus many of the best wineries no longer allow Sacramento limo wine tours or buses.

So whether you’re looking for a Lodi Driver, a Plymouth Driver or both, choose Destination Drivers private hospitality, luxury and 5-star service – a private wine tasting tour in your own vehicle with your friends is the best way to enjoy California Wine Country

Questions? Book a Wine Tasting Driver! Call

We also serve Elk Grove, Davis, Placerville, Tahoe, Reno, Carson City, Stockton, Modesto, Merced, San Jose, Oakland, Folsom, Walnut Creek, Roseville, Valley Springs, Lincoln, Rocklin, and beyond.

We Will Meet You Anywhere You Choose!

After safety, our primary focus is providing our guests with the highest level of customer service and satisfaction possible. As such, Destination Drivers will pick you up anywhere you want or need, anywhere!

And, we will take you anywhere you want to go, for any type of event or activity. Of course we do charge our regular hourly rate, plus expenses such as tolls and parking, for pickups which are an extended range from our regular service area.

We regularly pick up clients as far as San Jose, Reno, Tahoe, Santa Cruz and Monterey to take them wine tasting in Northern California.  We have also driven clients as far as Reno and Los Angeles for events and work activities when requested. No request is too far.

We also are happy to pick up in Sacramento, Marin, Novato, Oakland, Berkeley, San Rafael, Richmond, San Francisco, Fairfield, Vallejo, SFO, Palo Alto, and beyond. 

Other Services

Are you planning a client or employee appreciation event? Let us help you. We can put together catered lunches, blending and bottling workshops, hikes, team building, and other adventures and events.

We’ve been operating international tours since 1992 – more than 30 years! Want to take your family on a private tour to the Panama Canal and the Republic of Panama? We can plan every aspect of that as well. 

Questions? Book a Wine Tasting Driver! Call

Popular Wineries and Stops
Michael David, Drava, Jessie’s Grove, Lucas Winery, Erie, Aquiesce, Heritage Oak, Oak Farm, Lange Twins, M2, Harney Lane, D’Art, Klinker Brick, Bokisch, St Jorge, Peltier Winery, Macchia, Consumnes River Farm, Dancing Fox Winery, Fields Family Wines, Helwig Winery, Amador Cellars, Scott Harvey, Rombauer, Bella Grace, Cooper Vineyards, Di Arie, Di Stasio, Paul J, Sobon, Karmere, Jeff Runquist, Casino Mine Ranch, Story Winery, Terra D’Oro, Turley, Wilderotter, The Dancing Fox Restaurant, Zin Bistro, Taste restaurant, Hotel Sutter, Wine and Roses, Lodi Beer Company, Pietro’s Trattoria, Brick House Restaurant, Guantonio’s, Super Tortas Chilangas, and dozens more.

***Booking a Professional Designated Driver for other purposes such as dinners and special events is acceptable through this form. For one-way rides, inquire within.***


wine enthusiast 2015


Amazing and professional!

Dorothy at Destination Drivers was amazing! 5 star! Professional, fun and very helpful! We loved Dorothy! Thank you!

– Nicole B, Scottsdale, AZ | Tripadvisor

Great way to visit Lodi

We had a truly amazing experience with David and Destination Drivers during our visit to Lodi. David was extremely helpful with setting up our tasting experiences and very knowledgeable and entertaining. During our 3 day experience with David we went to many wineries in Amador and Lodi. We would highly recommend hiring Destination Drivers to anyone visiting the area.

– Gina P, Greensboro, NC | Tripadvisor

Destination Drivers - TOP NOTCH!

What a great experience! As soon as I booked Destination Drivers for our Lodi winery tour (staying in Sacramento) Mike reached out to talk through the itinerary and make some recommendations. We had the best day because of Mike. Great driving, wonderful conversation and overall professionalism. If I get back to Lodi again I will definitely book DD and Mike! Outstanding experience!!!!

– Krista S | Tripadvisor

Great Experience in Lodi

We always request Jim Braaten as our wineries driver. He is engaged, entertaining, polite and knows his way around the vineyards. The best!

– David J | Tripadvisor

Great wine guide! Knowledgeable about the area and wineries and helpful selecting wineries depending on our preferences.

What a great way to do a wine tour! We tasted and toasted to our hearts’ content without worrying about driving. David was so good at creating our tour based on what we were looking for. And the Lodi area is full of great wineries to explore.

– JFredkate, San Antonio, TX | Tripadvisor

Great driver in Lodi wine country

Mike and Destination Drivers was fantastic. Excellent driver, friendly, polite, on-time. DD is a great service, excellent alternative to higher cost limo service. Will most definitely use them again in the future.

– Jeff C | Tripadvisor