I recently organized a Bachelorette wine tasting weekend for 15 girls. I initially contacted another tour company in Santa Ynez but the individual I was working with was really insulting and unprofessional so I kept looking and found Gold Coast Limousines. What a life saver! I spoke with Phil Conklin and he was just so nice and accommodating. I probably drove him nuts with all my emails, but he was so kind and replied to every single one.
Gold Coast had the most competitive rates and better service than I could have imagined! Before the tour, Phil sent me a menu for a local deli and said that we could place out order beforehand and while we were tasting, our driver would pick up our orders for us. It was fantastic, especially because everyone in our group had very specific diet needs.
On the day of the tasting, Mark arrived at the house we were staying at 10 minutes early, which was perfect because some of the girls that were already ready were able to go into the bus and get an early start with mimosas (provided by Gold Coast Limos!). The HUGE Party Bus came equipped with an iPod dock so we could play our own music, a dancing pole, bottled water, sparkling wine, and orange juice.
Mark was fantastic. Our first tasting took a lot longer than anticipated so he called the next winery where we had an appointment and called to let them know that we were running late. When we got to the next winery, Mark drove over to the cafe to pick up our order while we were at out tasting. By the time our tasting ended, Mark was back with our delicious sandwiches! We found some picnic tables and sat down to have our lunch. Mark was so thoughtful and he even walked over with a bottle of water for each of us.
Mark was really great and a very safe driver. I will definitely use Gold Coast Limousines again when planning a wine tasting trip to Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Santa Barbara area again!
On our way home the next day, my sister and I stopped by another tasting room and met a nice couple who mentioned how they wanted to take their family wine tasting in the area and we jumped at the chance to recommend Gold Coast Limousines! I definitely anticipate using Gold Coast Limos for future wine tasting trips again!