INTRIGUING WINE COUNTRY TOUR OPERATOR

With a team of wine-savvy chauffeur tour guides, Beau Wine Tours is consistently rated as one of the premier luxury tour operators in the region. It helps that proprietor Thomas Buck has been an avid collector of California  cult  wines  for  more  than  20  years, as well as a vintner himself. His Sire label sources top-tier Cabernet fruit from some of the Valley’s most coveted vine- yard sites. He is also a Certified Wine Educator. His under- standing of the industry and his close friendships with many vintners provide an inside track for his customers. Buck had planned to pursue a teaching career, but a part-time job as a tour and limousine operator during his years in Sonoma State University’s teacher credential program set him on his current path. The tour company focused on wine tours, and he was hooked. He fell in love with wine and desired to share that love with others. He found a full-time chauffeur position with a company out of Marin County, ultimately becoming operations manager, then sales and marketing director, and finally partner. In 2003, he became sole proprietor and rebranded to the now sophisticated and luxurious Beau Wine Tours with headquarters that straddle the Napa/Sonoma county line in Carneros. “When we created Beau Wine Tours, it was out of the desire to see something more intimate and more tailored to each client and visitor’s needs,” said Buck, whose fleet includes a full bus as well as luxury sedans, SUVs, and sprinter vans and coaches. “No single tour is ever the same.” 

 

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Article By: Fran Miller