1-5 PASSENGERS: $50/HOUR
6-10 PASSENGERS: $60/HOUR
11-14 PASSENGERS: $70/HOUR
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 TO YOUR DRIVER IN CASH.
Yes. You are hiring a designated driver who drives YOUR vehicle or rental. We do not have any limo, party bus, towncar, or SUVs available. Our clients love their own cars more.
In Lodi, our drivers are insured, both personally as well as under our company insurance with Berkshire Hathaway (proof of insurance immediately provided upon request).
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.
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 up to 15 passenger vans.
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. We can even provide you a dog for the day upon request!
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 (ext. 2) 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.
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"This is my second time using this service and it will continue to be my go-to driving service for all wine country experiences. Our Driver David was extremely friendly and professional. He went above and beyond to ensure our group had an enjoyable and safe experience. Not only did he keep us on time with our itinerary, but he helped carry purchases to the vehicle and even procured us a replacement tasting glass when there was a glass casualty! I would highly recommend this service. 5 stars all the way!
"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!"
"David Blank was our driver in Lodi. Very pleasant guy. We recommended a few possibilities for winery stops, he did some research and kept a couple and added a couple...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."
"If you are going to go wine tasting in Lodi, you need to play it safe and know where to go...what's great about Destination Drivers is that I can save money by having them drive my own car. I didn't know this was even an option before finding these guys in Lodi. Love it! They go to all the Lodi wineries you want, Amador, too...David really knew his stuff and the people working in the tasting rooms which really helps at times."
"I called around to check on many options, but went with this company 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.
"I own a very small winery in Lodi and occasionally guests are brought over by Destination Drivers. Every time the guests are introduced by name to me and they are always very happy with their experience. David and Claudia who run the company are very professional and always give customers (from what I have seen) good value and an excellent experience."
Destination Drivers is Lodi’s original private wine driver and designated driver service. Our unique Lodi wine tours enable you to safely and fully enjoy the best wineries in Lodi and the Sierra Foothills without the risk of a DUI, all in the comfort of your own car.
Our guests keep coming back, praising that we provide the best Lodi wine tasting tours. They love the exceptional personalized service that each of our trained drivers provide.BOOK NOW ✅
We make every effort to ensure that each guest will have a truly memorable experience. We start by selecting private drivers that are clearly passionate about providing really outstanding service because they are truly fulfilled by positively impacting and enhancing guests’ experiences.
Each wine tasting driver is then trained by us. We’ve been operating 5-star international tours for 30 years and know how to ensure that everything is done to provide you the best wine tasting experience possible.
Your DD 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. And, if your pup is accompanying you to dog friendly wineries in Lodi, your private wine tour Lodi driver will even walk your dog for you!
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!!
Our private designated driver service is an excellent alternative to group shuttle services because our drivers will take you to the wineries that you want to visit!
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. - an unparalleled concierge level personalized experience at a more affordable price! Plus many of the best wineries no longer allow Lodi limo wine tours or buses.
Our drivers are insured, both personally as well as under our company insurance with Berkshire Hathaway (proof of insurance immediately provided upon request). And we’ll meet you anywhere you want whether you start wine tasting Sacramento, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, etc., we’re happy to accommodate you.
We appreciate the opportunity to keep you safe. We are honored to serve you and look forward to making your experience special!