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Our team of over 40 safe and professional designated drivers has served over 50,000 satisfied guests visiting wine country since 2010.

You may book a driver for anything from wine tasting tours to brewery and distillery tours, dinners, concerts, weddings, or long-distance trips.

We Drive You in Your Own Vehicle.
No DUIs, No Accidents

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Tour Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Napa, Lodi, and more wine country at your own pace driven in the comfort of your own vehicle.

10+ Years in Business!
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Our designated drivers are highly trained and will treat you like royalty, opening all doors, introducing you to staff, taking photos, and carrying all your purchases.

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Designated Drivers
📱833.868.7733💬

Wine Drivers, Tours, Tastings & More

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FAQ

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 your vehicle.

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)
*4-hour minimum
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.

  • • 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

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

Paso Robles Wine Tours

Why Book With Destination Drivers?

To truly experience the full potential of Paso Robles, California, one requires more than a single day and a few winery visits. With over 200 wineries spread over several AVAS, "Paso" (as locals call it) stretches throughout several miles of beautiful, scenic countryside.

"This is the second time we have enlisted Destination Drivers to help make a wine-tasting trip fun & worry free. Our first time was in Paso Robles and this time in San Luis Obispo. (They) helped suggest wineries and to build an itinerary ahead of time...Our driver was professional, accommodating, and fun, ensuring we made it to each winery safely and checked in on us periodically while we tasted some delicious SLO county wines.. DD is a fantastic and professional company offering fully customized and flexible wine tasting tours. Plus they let you focus on enjoying the day and not having to worry about drinking and driving." -Andrew, Yelp

With a designated driver, you may visit Vineyard Drive, Adelaida, the Templeton Gap, Highway 46, Tin City, and the historic Downtown square. Paso is also host to a number of excellent breweries including Firestone Brewing Co. and Barrelhouse Brewing Co. among others, not to mention it's own "distillery trail".

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Wine tour guests celebrating good times at Daou Estate.

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Stairs leading up to Law Estate Wines tasting room.

After your wine tour blends into dinner time we are happy to take you safely to a restaurant, and Paso Robles is no slouch when it comes to culinary delights. Your driver is also bookable for dinners and special events completely separate from wine touring, so don't hesitate to call and ask, "Hey, can you guys drive us for...?"

Santa Barbara Wine Tours

Designated Drivers Available in Santa Ynez Valley

The Santa Ynez Wine Country is a must see for California wine-lovers. From The Sta. Rita Hills, to Los Olivos, Happy Canyon, Solvang and Foxen Canyon, to the edges of Santa Maria and Los Alamos, this rich landscape has something for everyone to enjoy.

"(Our driver) took my cousins and I around for two days in Santa Ynez (Santa Barbara County) area. He met us very promptly both days armed with a cooler of cold water and drove our own car. He was organized, professional and really helpful..." -Wendy, Yelp

Booking a private wine driver for wine touring in the Santa Ynez Valley is the responsible way to enjoy what the area has to offer and ensures you a fun and memorable experience. Destination Drivers has been offering wine tours in Santa Ynez since 2021, transporting thousands of visitors to wineries and beyond.

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Guests visiting Sanford Winery in Sta Rita Hills.

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Wine driver ready for departure from Melville in Lompoc.

We refer drivers for your car to enjoy Santa Ynez Valley whether you are staying locally or need pickup from Santa Barbara, Ventura, or north of the valley. Our wine tour drivers have knowledge of the lay of the land, so you need only worry about having a good time. Santa Ynez area is host to dozens of restaurant options, so when the wine country closes down, we can drive you out to dinner as well.

"Another great day wine tasting in Santa Ynez with Destination Drivers! This is the third time we've used DD and I can't recommend it highly enough! Our driver met us at our hotel right on time to drive us to 5 different wineries. He was an incredibly safe and careful driver who made great winery suggestions to add to the itinerary that we had planned. At each winery, he walked us in to the tasting room and introduced us to the winery staff... I would definitely recommend Destination Drivers!" -Yvonne, Yelp

Booking a private driver is becoming more and more popular in Santa Barbara as limo and bus companies are currently running in less capacity, not to mention at a much higher price. Destination Drivers is rated 5-Stars across all review platforms and we are proud to continue offering a quality wine tour service.

Lodi & Sacramento Wine Tours

Discover Lodi Wine Country In Style With Your Personal Driver.

"My wife and I used Destination Drivers for some wine tasting in a Saturday afternoon through Amador County and we loved it! Our driver, Erin, was fantastic and extremely professional. She took us to several wineries and used her experience of the area to tailor our day to maximize our fun. I would use them again, and I highly recommend the service!" -Jeff, Yelp

"David Blank was our driver in Lodi. Very pleasant guy ... David was a great guide, stayed engaged, brought a tasty cheese box (a paid extra), and was flexible and in tune with what we were looking for. He also made a great recommendation for dinner. A+, 5 Stars, Damn fine job. We couldn't have asked for more." -Daniel, Yelp

Hire a personal wine tour driver for adventuring in throughout Lodi and Sacramento. We look forward to serving you!

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Jackson, Plymouth, Amador, & Sierra Foothills Wine Tours

Treat Yourself To A Memorable Day In Our Wine Country

"Great experience with the entire family. David was a fantastic tour guide and took care of us in Plymouth. Wine tasting, fine food, a great cheese box, and designated driver. Highly recommended!!" -Sherry, Yelp

"I called around to check on many options, but went with this company while in Plymouth for a girls' weekend getaway. David met us at our place and drove us in our car to several wineries in the area, also to Sutter Creek for lunch when we were saturated! He was friendly, prompt, great to chat with, and a great driver. Also: REALLY affordable. He will take you where you'd like to go, or offer suggestions. We had a great experience with David." -Lori, Yelp

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Temecula & Wine Tours

Temecula Valley's Wines Await!

"My friends and I have used this company 2 years in a row. Both times our drivers have been amazingly awesome!!!" -Janet, Yelp

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Napa & Sonoma Wine Tours

The Napa/Sonoma Team Will Make Your Day Effortless

"Brent was incredibly knowledgable about wineries in the area, a great driver and such a lovely soul! We had the best day and highly recommend Destination Drivers to anyone looking to stay safe and enjoy their wine tasting experience." -Sara, Yelp

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Monterey & Carmel Wine Tours

***Call Far In Advance, Area Is Very Limited

"What a great day we had with Roland our driver. He was friendly and helping with suggestions on new wineries. Brought some homemade chocolate chip cookies and waters for us. We will definitely be back for another Paso weekend and will be using destination drivers. Thanks!!!" -Jody, Yelp

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