Jul 292012

Javy with my daughter, Whitney

A few years ago I met an enthusiastic, service-oriented young man in the Ceja Vineyards Tasting Room. Javier (Javy) Calderon quickly became a family favorite and no trip to Napa was complete without tasting Ceja wines with Javy. While Javy still can be found occasionally at the Ceja Tasting Room, he has a new Napa touring service I want to let you know about, Napa Private Tours.

There is no place like Napa Valley and what better way to visit the vineyards than with your own private concierge chauffer. Napa Private Tours and Javy Calderon offer a unique service that will make your visit to the valley just that much more amazing. While there are many car services around Napa, NPT is one of the few to offer the full concierge experience. You can of course, set up your own visits, but Javy has the inside knowledge and connections to get you into some of the finest appointment-only boutique wineries the valley has to offer. Making those unforgettable winery suggestions and appointments for you, is just part of the exceptional service.

With over 400 wineries in Napa Valley, it is easy to become overwhelmed with choices. By e-mail or phone Javy will discover what types of wine you enjoy the most, arrange all appointments and even take you on a winery picnic lunch, it you like.

Personally, I have used Napa Private Tours on two occasions and can tell you the service was great. Right on time, with a friendly smile our day went without a hitch. We never felt rushed but made all our appointments as scheduled. During our last trip there was some confusion about an appointment I had set up… but no problem, through Javy’s connections we got into a small appointment-only winery I had never visited. We loved the wine and the views were some of the best. As Javy’s said, “We’ll make lemonade from this lemon.” Later he even took us to a Sunday afternoon private winery party…where we had a blast.

The best part is that Napa Private Tours charges no more for their full concierge service than others do for just a car and driver. So why drive and risk a DUI or worse when you can enjoy a carefree Napa Valley day with Javy and Napa Valley Tours?

NPT can be reached by phone at 707.815.9256. Follow NPT on Facebook and Twitter

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