Who We Are And How We Aim To Contribute
VancouverWineTour.ca is a subsidiary of PHL Inc. We've been offering some of the most exquisite luxury Vancouver wine tours since 2007 through our mother company Pacific Harmony Logistics Inc., a premium limousine and tour company, and its wholesale arm Seasons Event Group Inc. There are three main ingredients we are mixing towards providing an unforgettable experience for our guests:
1. Gratitude: Our ever evolving awe and respect for the bountiful land we are privileged to inhabit, and the warmth and admiration for the people that poor their passion and effort into sustainably converting its richness into nurture and joy for all senses.
2. Service Expertise: Our upscale transportation and event planning experience of over 20 years and the positive history to back it up. Note please also the spotless safety and maintenance record of the exclusive fleet of vehicles we run.
3. Product knowledge: Our passion for wine that preceded the emergence of the Fraser Valley as promising wine area. We are continuing to accumulate and share our knowledge about wines, including through the WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust), seminaries and tastings around BC and around the world. We work closely towards developing privileged connections with the wineries and the people behind them, in an effort to augment the unique value of our mutual guests' visits
We operate in a competitive environment and only a select few operators can leave their patrons with an aw inspiring experience. Our goal is to exceed your expectations by offering only exclusive transportation, working with the best local wineries, and assisting you towards making the most of your tour time. And in the meantime, we aspire to make and build relationships, and good wine sure can help.
Q: Are your rates per person, or per private chauffeured vehicle?
A: Our rates are based on the private chauffeured vehicle you choose, NOT per person. To make things easier, we've gone ahead and listed an example of what it'll cost per person (before fuel surcharge, tax, and gratuity), if you fill the vehicle to it's max capacity. The per person price is NOT an additional cost ontop of the total vehicle rental rate. We've simply added this quick calculation (total trip cost (pre tax and tip) divided by total capacity) as a helpful way to understanding how affordable our tour rates are compared to other tour companies that offer per person pricing.
Q: Are the tours you offer actually in private luxury transportation?
A: Absolutely! We strongly believe that the conversational seating of the limousines and limo buses, as well of the class of our sedans and SUV’s are improving the tour satisfaction by stimulating interaction among guests in a comfortable and functional environment. We do not mix groups on our private tours; the driver/vehicle are at your service only.
Q: What is included in the tour cost?
A: The tour price is specifically for the transportation over a set time period (EX: 4.5Hr Express Tour, 6Hr Half Day Tour, 8Hr Full Day Tour). As a complimentary additional service, we can make reservations at the wineries for groups of 7 or more.
Q: Where can we start and end our tour? How many pick-up/ drop off locations are included.
A: Unlike the public tours, we'd be happy to pick you up at your home, business, hotel, or anywhere else in the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley from West Vancouver to Abbotsford; the number of locations is entirely your choice within the timeframe reserved for the tour. Minor travel time adjustments based on 15 min increments would apply for pick-ups/ drop-offs outside this area.
Q: How long does it take to visit each winery/vineyard?
A: The wineries suggest and minimum 40 minutes for tasting and 60 min when a tour is included at each. However smaller groups might take slightly less time for the tastings. You decide when you want to leave each location. Our tours are best enjoyed at a relaxed pace.
Q: What's the best time to get initially picked up?
A: Most groups find that initially getting picked up around 10am - 11am is best suited for most tours. The tour timing is 100% up to you, as all tours are private and at your discretion.
Q: What happens if we have extra time after visiting all wineries/vineyards?
A: You're more than welcome to utilize the full time chartered at your discretion, so long as you end up in the same area as the drop off address listed in your contract.
Q: What months are your tours available?
A: All tours are available year-round. Summer/ Winter hours and Monday to Wednesday closures are in effect at some wineries but most tasting rooms are open between 11 and 5 or 6PM. Some holidays such as Christmas Day may not be available.
Q: Can we consume alcohol in the vehicle?
A: The consumption of alcohol in (ANY) motor vehicle, is strictly against the law in BC, regardless of age. *Section 44(1) Liquor Control Act of BC*. Your driver would be delighted to store your purchases in the vehicles locked luggage compartment until the end of your trip.
Q: Will the wineries/vineyards allow us to visit regardless of intoxication level, or guest behavior?
A: All wineries/vineyards have informed us that groups with passengers that are showing signs of heavy intoxication, whom are belligerent, or disruptive towards their general operations will NOT be permitted on their respective property. Please kindly ensure that all passengers in your group know their limits. We do everything on our end to ensure your day goes smooth, and hope everyone in your group is able to adhere to the wineries/vineyards requirements. The Chaberton winery respectfully excludes bachelorette parties from their tasting rooms with or without an organized tour.