Maintaining relationships with the best winemakers, vineyards, spas, restaurants and other hospitality destinations is more than a job, its our passion. Providing an unforgettable experience, allowing you to enjoy your wine tour, your getaway, or your corporate event, is what we do best. With the most experienced drivers, impeccable insurance through Lloyd’s of London allowing peace of mind when we drive your Rental Car or personal vehicle, and our desire to create unique experiences for you through DD Plus, Designated Drivers Napa Sonoma is the wine tour driver service of choice in Napa or Sonoma.
Generally, our designated driving wine tour service costs $50 per hour, with a five-hour minimum. For larger groups or more than one vehicle, the cost is slightly more. We accept cash, major credit cards, and will use your credit card to confirm the reservation or allow us to begin preparing your itinerary and wine tour agenda. As with most services in the Valley, we do have a cancellation policy (48 hours, or $100 if less) and charge $100 for the DD Plus concierge service. Gratuities are always at your discretion and are much appreciated by our talented local drivers.
It’s as simple as that! Let us know the number of people in your party, the dates for your visit, and we can handle everything else.
It’s never more true when it comes to Insurance… “you get what you pay for.” Our insurance coverage through underwriters of Lloyd’s of London is second to none. Some driving services in the Napa Valley may require that you add a secondary driver to your Rental Car contract, others may require you to have coverage through your personal car insurance. Not Designated Drivers Napa Sonoma.
Our special policies are broader than standard commercial auto liability. Our policies “follow the driver, not the car.” This Designated Drivers Napa Sonoma policy is called “Driving Others Cars” (DOC). In insurance speak, when our driver gets behind the wheel we become the Primary for insurance coverage – no need to add us to the Rental Car contract or to your personal vehicle insurance policy. Whether its on 29, the Silverado Trail, or driving from wine tasting to dinner, safety is always at the top of our services. Either to avoid costly DUIs, to ensure the safety of your passengers, or to ensure you too can participate in wine tasting, hire a wine tour designated driving service you can trust like Designated Drivers Napa Sonoma.
In addition to our insurance policies, Designated Drivers Napa Sonoma is licensed by the California Public Utility Commission which regulates transportation carriers and personal or hired drivers. In order to legally operate as a designated driving company in California and be able to drive rental cars, each company needs a Transporation Carrier Permit (TCP). Designated Drivers Napa Sonoma has a TCP which legally allows us to drive your rental car using our driver but also subjects us to random drug testing, minimum insurance requirements, and background checks.
If the Napa driver service you are considering does not have a TCP permit and their insurance does not cover Driving Others Cars you can see why you will get what you pay for and maybe more than you ever anticipated.