Reviews

We love what we do, and it shows in the quality experience we provide. Below is REAL FEEDBACK we received from guests (via online reviews, emails and texts), after they participated in one of our wine tours:


“To celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, my husband and I took a trip to Petoskey and scheduled a Vine Ride tour. We had the best time! There wineries were wonderful! Enjoyed every minute of our time. We were with one other couple who was also celebrating their wedding anniversary. The driver was incredible! Jeff was very knowledgeable, kind and funny! He even brought us mini cupcakes for our anniversaries! I will book a Vine Ride every time I am up there.”


“Very professional and knowledgeable about the area and the wineries. There were many lovely little touches that made this one of the best parts of our vacation. This was our first time in the area and my husband and I had a wonderful time. We cannot wait to come back.”


“The wine tour was amazing. The geographic information and history of the area Jeff gave was interesting and useful.”


“Our vine ride experience was fantastic!!! The driver had awesome tunes ;-)”


“Jeff could not have planned a better day for us, as we celebrated a 60th birthday. The stops on our tour were perfectly timed – we never felt rushed or were waiting on anything. His personality and knowledge of the area added to the great experience. Will definitely book again when we’re up north!!”


“We had 7 in our group, and we all had a great time! The experience was different at each winery, and we enjoyed them all. Such a great way to drink wine at many places and not worry about driving! Jeff was a fantastic tour guide!”


“Thanks for the great evening we had a blast.”


“What a great way to experience to Bay View Wine Trail. My wife and I enjoyed our weekend getaway by starting with Vine Ride. Jeff was amazing, knowledgeable and fun. If you are looking for a great way to experience the ‘Tip of Mitt’ wine country there is no better, convenient, enjoyable and safe way to experience Pure Michigan ‘Wine’ country”


“My second experience was as great as the first. This one was a girls weekend. All of us can’t wait to come back again. Jeff was wonderful and we met some of the nicest people.”


“Thank you so much Jeff. You made our day today.”


“Booked a wine tour for a girls weekend. We had an awesome time. Jeff was so professional, polite but most important – FUN!!!! We loved the group of people that were on our tour. It is the best way to relax and have fun!!”


“Jeff was awesome! He was very informative. You could tell he really cared about his customers. He even gave everyone gift bags with food and water for the day. Not to mention he had a cooler with back up food for everybody. I would highly recommend and would definitely go back.” 


“Thanks for making our first winery tour so much fun!”


“We booked a wine tour with Vine Ride to Celebrate our family gathering. Jeff was a fantastic host and did a great job educating us on the area and on local vineyards before we arrived at each of 4 locations. He was prompt and provided us with goodie bags and snacks for the duration. It was a terrific experience!!”


“Jeff, this was outstanding! We’ll tell all our friends you’re the best!!”


“We would highly recommend Vine Ride! We had a great time and learned a lot! Our tour guide, Jeff, was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The complementary baggie full of snacks and other goodies was a total bonus. Good wine and good times! We will be back :-)”


“This was awesome! I’ve been on many different tours and what you do is the best, so thank you.”


“Used this service on good recommendation from the hotel.  We did a day tour, so visited four of the wineries around Petoskey.  We received a goodie bag with a granola bar, trail mix, and a bottle of water and there was also cold meat/cheeses and a veggie tray to eat if we wanted them (we ended up getting lunch at one of the wineries, so cannot comment on the cold snacks, but the granola bar was tasty).

The tour was well paced with 45 minutes to do a wine tasting at each winery.  You could tell there was a lot of thought put into the order of the wineries, as the most educational was first and the most relaxing/best views was last.  Also, one of the wineries we visited offered lunch and that came at just the right time as it had been a while since breakfast.

Our driver, Jeff, was very personable and was able to give information on the different wineries and what they offered.  The van seats up to 9, so you could rent it for a small group or drop in on a mixed tour (which is what we did).  He picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel, so we didn’t have to worry about driving (which is good, because when you do four wine tastings in four hours, you drink quite a lot!).”


“This was my second excellent experience. It is truly one of the best!” 


“We visited Petoskey for a weekend with friends who enjoy wine tasting. They booked Vine Ride for Saturday afternoon. Jeff was an excellent host and driver. He made sure we were comfortable and hydrated, and packed snacks for us to enjoy between stops. The pacing was perfect, and he brought us to a variety of excellent places. He had storage for our purchases in the van. Very happy with the service they provided and would do this again.”


“Listen, I’ve done other wine tours in California and Michigan. Your tour was the best of all of them!!”


“Many thanks for a wonderful and safe wine tour! The snacks and water that were provided were a great extra touch. They really think of everything and are very accommodating!”


“What a great experience! We all had a great time! My Mom already wants to let a couple of her friends know about your business.”


“My husband and I traveled to Petoskey for the weekend to celebrate our 5th anniversary. Another couple, good friends of ours, also went in celebration of her birthday. Since all of us have done wine tasting in other areas of MI we thought this would be fun to do. Jeff was a great tour guide! He has good knowledge of the wineries and knew in what order we should tour them. Providing us with snacks and water along the way was a major bonus!! We truly appreciated the hospitality!”


“We once did a wine tour in Traverse City. Yours is so much better! In Traverse City we felt like we were 2 of 30 people on a giant bus, being herded around like cattle. Whereas your wine tour is more cozy and comfortable. You provided a very thoughtful experience.”


“Thought it was a fun day.  Enjoyed the gift basket of treats. Your selection of wineries gave us a good variety to enjoy and critique. Will easily recommend you, enjoyed your thoughtfulness.”


“I took a chance not knowing anything about them but we were very pleased! Small groups and a comfy ride. I highly recommend them if you’re in the area. Jeff was knowledgeable and a terrific driver!”


“We had a wonderful time on this tour. Vine Ride left no stone unturned to make this a fun and relaxing experience. Many nice touches with the snacks, wine literature, and comfortable ride. We highly recommend!”


“I’ve been on a few wine tours down in Traverse City. Yours is the best by far!”


“We had a fantastic time! Thank you so much. I have a new appreciation for wines and wine country in northern Michigan.”


“We booked a wine tour with Vine Ride to celebrate a family members milestone birthday. I cannot express enough how enjoyable the experience was for all of us!! From the day we booked the tour right through till the end of the actual day of the tour, Jeff and Kassia went the extra mile to provide a personable and fun tour for us. They had the van decorated with birthday signs and they had complimentary cupcakes and snacks for us. Jeff was was so easy going. He gave us a little history on the area as we drove to the winery’s. He gave us a lot of suggestions for shopping and grabbing a bite to eat as well. It was easy to see the pride Jeff has with this region. Each winery we visited was a different experience from the other and they all had a friendly and engaging atmosphere. We recommend Vine Ride to anyone looking for a similar experience!! This would have worked perfectly for a large party as well, since we were a small party of 3. Thank you again Jeff and Kassia for adding so much to our day!”