welcome to an unforgettable day in wine country

welcome to an unforgettable day in wine country


Imagine yourself strolling through private vineyards, meeting owners of boutique wineries,

chatting with winemakers, tasting wine out of casks and enjoying an exquisite catered meal.


Burdick Vineyard Tours (BVT Wine Experience) is one of Sonoma and Napa Valleys'

premier wine tour companies of Northern California's Wine Country.

We are one of the smallest, which allows us to pay close attention to detail,

get to know your palate, &  assure you an amazing excursion.

Before creating your itinerary we get to know you one on one to customize an outing fit to

your desires and that best showcases the vineyards of Sonoma & Napa.

All tours are done in black executive SUVs to give you the best views.

This is more than a private tour. This is a banquet of Wine Country experiences tailored for you.


john burdick

owner & sommerlier

john burdick

owner & sommerlier

John Burdick has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He created Burdick Vineyard Tours in 2000 with a passion for wine, the painted van, and his guitar. John's artist soul fell in love with wine and all that Sonoma and Napa had to offer, bringing his clients to small vineyards for tastings, cheese & an acoustic performance.

John’s passion for wine comes from his enjoyment of wine’s beautiful ability to evoke a different emotion and experience for each person. A degree in viticulture was just the first step he took into the world of wine. He has held several positions in the wine industry as head sommelier for the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, an avid wine judge and a radio talk show at KSVY Sonoma. From working in the vineyards and wineries to becoming a Certified Sommelier from the Court of Masters, John brings not only his knowledge and ardor, but also a humble open mind knowing that there is always something new to learn about the craft.

Though his knowledge involves wines from around the world, his love and appreciation of Northern California’s Wine County is expressed through his close relationships with local artisan producers from Sonoma and Napa that are often hard to find wines with low case productions.


In 2011, John and his wife Chef Catherine Venturini Burdick turned her Olive & Vine cafe into a well known fine dining Glen Ellen restaurant. In the restaurant, John’s selective wine list of low case produced wines has been awarded the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.

In 2016, John & Catherine closed their Glen Ellen location to focus on BVT Wine Experience and Cuvée Wine Country Events. Together they create superb itineraries for their guests' entire stay while in Wine Country. From cooking classes by Catherine to hot air balloon vistas; high end spa pampering to grape stomping, John is able to bring his clients a complete experience custom to their desires.

John has since ditched the van, upgraded to a black Suburban SUV, and no longer brings his guitar, but still holds the strong relationships he built years ago, and continues to build, with small producers in the Valleys.

Still an avid guitarist & singer, John performs solo and with his band when his schedule allows.

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