We started out with vision, wine and hospitality knowledge, a van painted in a vineyard mural and enthusiasm. We have grown and evolved to become one of the wine country’s leading unique tour companies as well as premier event planners. Our goal, as we plan each tour and event is to create a lasting memory of incomparable experience.
John Burdick, President and Founder
In 1998 John Burdick settled in Sonoma, where he soon earned a degree in viticulture management and certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. John was appointed sommelier and chief wine buyer for the Sante Restaurant at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, the valley’s premier resort. Gourmet magazine described Sante’s cuisine as “the best of the new wine country style,” while in 2002 the Wine Spectator bestowed its Award of Excellence on the restaurant’s wine list, which includes more than 300 Sonoma and Napa County wines.
Early in 2000, John co-founded Burdick Vineyard Tours as a forum to use his wine and viticulture knowledge in combination with his people and hospitality skills. The combination has paid off. In just a few years, John’s outstanding knowledge, professionalism, and energy have made him a well known personality in Sonoma’s wine community as well as a respected consultant to wine enthusiasts across the nation.