|Current Version||Version: 1.5 (iOS 4.0 Tested)|
|Description||★ Created by Local Tour Guides ★
A user friendly App for planning and navigating both fun daytrips and serious collecting adventures. The authors are popular local tour guides who have visited the wineries 1000’s of times with their clients. Each winery listing includes a description, photo gallery, map, important contact info, and a hospitality rating based on client feedback.
Get the inside story on whether a winery is dynamite or a dud, which wineries have the best wines, deals, views, tours, and picnic spots among the vines. This original content and photos were created especially for the App by Ralph & Lahni de Amicis, authors of 7 winery tour books including a training manual for local concierges and transportation companies. This is the App that the local Limo drivers and Tour Guides use and contribute information to, yet the easy format makes it perfect for the casual day tripper and first time visitor.
★ Featuring ★
A directory profiling of over 250 wineries, with more than 2000 original photos, plus tour maps, wine lists, tasting fees, hours, contact info, websites, convenient nearby wineries, and addresses linked to Google Maps. It features wineries that are freely open to the public or relatively easy to get an appointment for. The directory can be sorted according to various interests; hidden gems, wineries with tours, caves, gardens, picnic tables, etc., and by region, distance and cost.
There are numerous brief articles on helping you enjoy wine country, tasting room etiquette, how to extend your tasting endurance so you can safely visit more wineries, driving hints, the logic behind tasting fees, navigating from the city and through the country and how to dress ‘wine country casual’.
A wonderfully unique component is the collection of 20 delightful Mapped Tours arranged by region that combines wineries together in easy to navigate routes based on popular themes. For instance: Charming Family Wineries, Prestigious Red Wines, or Stags Leap Stunning. These routes include markets for picnic supplies, picnic spots and restaurants, navigation tips and routes that emphasize scenic beauty, safety and traffic avoidance.
The newest version expands the App’s vacation planning capabilities. It adds profiles of 24 popular Restaurants and 11 convenient Markets complete with descriptions and photo galleries. The App directory starts with two brief articles about where to stay in Wine Country. It now includes 3 Bed & Breakfasts directories, plus 3 hotel directories, plus a separate Restaurant directory, all arranged by region.
Wine country is a lively place so this App is frequently updated and improved by the authors who, as owners of Amicis Tours are constantly in the wineries looking for updates. If you see them at the tasting bar, say hello.
If you like this guide then you’ll love the Sonoma Winery Tour iPhone App also by Ralph and Lahni de Amicis.
★ About the Authors ★
Ralph & Lahni de Amicis are authors of the Amicis Winery Guides series of books, and they are owners and operators of Amicis Tours. They are active tour guides providing tours and transportation throughout the wine regions of California. They are authors of over twenty books on health, design, business and travel. Their iPhone Apps, The Napa Valley Wine Tour, and The Sonoma Winery Tour are a tour guide’s approach to these beautiful areas, complete with 1000’s of photos and insights. Their articles and products can be found on their sites http://www.amicistours.com and http://www.spaceandtime.com
★ About Sutro Media ★
This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is maki