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Denise Wilson
SLO Coast Wine Tour
“What an amazing experience we had. Jill went above and beyond to give us the best day ever. The winery’s she chose for us were amazing. We would book with her again in a heartbeat.”
J. Clark
Pacific Bell - 1999
“I wanted to kick off the new millennium by sending you a personal note of thanks for the outstanding job that you provided for our celebration event. As you and I both know, there were many logistical obstacles that needed to be overcome, and you were definitely up to the challenge. The gift baskets that you created were enjoyed by all, and the suggestions for tours and dinner were exactly what we were looking for. Your knowledge of the area, your creative ideas, and most definitely your can-do attitude made my job a breeze! I look forward to working with you again.”
N. Suma
Calsu Travel Consultants
“Thank you for planning and executing a great wine tasting experience! Your selection of wineries was excellent but most of all your choice of a luncheon experience in The Wild Boar Room was magnificent! Kudos to your wonderful guide, Wendy. She is a delightful person, very knowledgeable of the history of the area and the wines of the district. She is a major asset to your company. When we plan our next group to your county, we will definitely be calling on you to set the itinerary and guide them through the wine experience. Thank you again for an efficient and delightful EVENT!”
S. Burgoyne
SLO Coast Wine Tour
“I have been wanting to send you a quick thank you to you, Breakaway Tours, and Erik. My group of 5 friends and I had a perfect time on our wine tour. Erik was a true joy to have as our guide and so very knowledgeable. You were right that we would be in "good hands". We all learned a lot more about wine, how it's grown, how it's made and the wine industry in general. We thoroughly loved all 3 wineries on our itinerary and will definitely remember Breakaway Tours for subsequent business. Thanks again for setting up our tour.”
Vanessa Robbins
Hearst Castle Foundation
“Working with Jill to book our tours has been nothing but spectacular. She's very detailed, great communicator and just an overall pleasure to work with. Charles is always our driver for our events and he's amazing as well. He brings such great charm and service to and for our guests -- I truly wouldn't have it any other way. I could not recommend Breakaway Tours Wine & Events enough! Seriously... BOOK THEM!”
Valerie Wood
Melville Winery
“Dear Jill We thank you for bringing the Hawaii group to Melville earlier this month. They were really nice people and seemed to be thrilled to have our winemaker, Greg Brewer, here to host them. You and Valerie were so pleasant to work with and the day was lovely and effortless - these are exactly the types of relationships we strive for! Being a family-owned estate winery, hopefully we have a unique and special experience to offer Breakaway and would relish the opportunity to host more of these types of groups in the future. We appreciate and thank you so much for think of us and we very much look forward to working together again. My best, Valerie”
Ron M.
Vistage
“Thank you for making our Saturday a relaxing and enjoyable day. I'm sure everyone in our group had a great time, I appreciated your knowledge and wine tasting techniques, it really made a difference with each drop. You also picked some great establishment to cruise through. Again thank you.”
K. Bond
A-C Electric Company
“It is such a pleasure to do business with you and as a result, the enclosed client satisfaction indexes reflect very high rating. I can't tell you what a pleasure it is to work with you. You are efficient, organized, adventurous and creative. I know this from repeat experience with your organization that your tours will be outstanding and more! Please feel free to utilize me as a reference both here in the Bakersfield market area and elsewhere. I can say that I would highly recommend you and your services.”
H. Wells
Coldwell Banker Commercial
“Thank you very much for hosting such a fun and informative wine tour to Paso Robles wineries and caves. Everyone had a great time and was cultured on an array of information about wine and how to choose it, drink it, chew it, and much more! Our adventure was spectacular, and we were happy you guided us through it in the most fun and professional ways. We appreciate you going to such great lengths to ensure our wine tour was nothing less than outstanding. I truly enjoyed working with you in coordination our event, and I hope to work with you again in the future. Thank you again for all your hard work.”
E. Cohen
Oregon Wine
“Thanks for the wonderful tour of the area wineries following the Women for WineSense conference. Excellent job!”
Feliipe T
SLO Coast Wine Tour
“Our wine tour was magnificent! Our guides were fabulous and very talented, and the driver and bus contributed to a very pleasant excursion in SLO Coast wine country. The sales team has been fantastic, especially Jill Tweedie, the company representative. She is very knowledgeable, gentle, dynamic and a great expert in gastronomic and cultural tourism in California. Thanks to Breakaway Tours we enjoyed a memorable experience!”
Stacie J.
Santa Ynez Wine Tour
“Thank you for a great experience this weekend. The tour was perfect with the four visits we had planned. All the wineries were most gracious giving us their time, answering our group’s questions. Kathy at Fiddlehead was very kind. Norm at Flying Goat was great … so wonderful to meet him and learn more about his wines (a personal favorite of mine). Dierberg was so gracious. Our guide, Doug was fun … he even took us to the entry gates of Neverland to satisfy our star seeking needs. I greatly appreciate the awesome experience. My friends were all so thankful and appreciated how the day flowed and how everyone was anxious to greet us. Thanks for a great day and was great to experience firsthand what your guests experience every day. My best,”
Kristin S.
SLO Coast Family Reunion
“Truly the BEST day! Our driver Paul took exceptional care of all of our family members - both humans and the pups. We got to experience three distinct wineries, tasted so many varieties, had a superb lunch, enjoyed gorgeous weather and beautiful views. It was truly a memory-making experience. Some of the best money I’ve ever spent on a holiday. Truly worth it. Thanks, Breakaway Tours for a fabulous day.”
Misty B
Paso Wine Tour
“Our first trip to Paso Robles was truly amazing! It was my daughters 30th birthday and Jill and our driver Charles made it a total success! Jill coordinated all our wineries. She even got us into Daou last minute. Charles kept us on time throughout the day. I would definitely use Breakaway Tours again. Thanks for everything Jill and Charles!”
Dee Simon
Hawkeye World Travel, Inc.
“THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!!! EVERYTHING that you provided in transportation services, tours, guides, drivers, etc. were absolutely awesome! Kudos to you and your partners in the San Luis Obispo area for making these people feel welcome and very, very special. Everyone went above and beyond with this group, and they were extremely pleased with how everything turned out. First class! Great job! And…..thanks again for making me look good with the Elite Food Service group. Everything was – in the words of Lisa and Sean – “Awesome!!!” You rock!”
R.T. Odle, Colonel
USAF
“Thank you for a wonderful wine tour, conference participants greatly appreciated the tour and spoke highly of the professional and fun atmosphere your company provided. Special thanks are extended for the great flexibility during the recent Harris Fire, especially to Richard Harris and Ceci Timmermans who graciously accommodated the wine tour participants by driving them to dinner, then back to their hotel. Your willingness to accommodate allowed a very difficult situation to be handled with minimum impact to the tour participants.”
F. Kerr
Nutrius
“On behalf of Nutrius and all of our guests I want to extend a hearty thanks to you and your staff for putting on an outstanding tour for us. Everything went as planned to include the Hearst Castle tour and then the wine tasting and luncheon at Eberle Winery in Paso Robles. I believe this is the 3rd or 4th time we have worked with your company, and it just keeps getting better! Thanks again.”
Bobbi K.
Primus Imaging, Inc.
“Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. The tour greatly exceeded our expectations. Our driver Erik was courteous, funny and educated about the wineries we visited. Not only did we have a great time, we also learned quite a bit in the process. Lunch at Old Edna in the cottage was perfectly quaint and unexpected! The food was wonderful, and everyone was so sweet, the entire group loved it. We will highly recommend your services to any of our friends and business partners. Once again, thanks. It couldn’t have been better.”
Carin Richard
LinkedIn
“Jill planned the most incredible wine tasting/education experience for our corporate group. The barrel tasting at Margerum was the highlight, complete with a table of cheese & charcuterie under gorgeous chandeliers. We learned so much about wine and the SY valley, the group was engaged the entire time and are still talking about it weeks later. Our wine bus driver, Charlie, was super fun and accommodating as well. It was a day to be remembered and will certainly be using Breakaway Tours again!”
Q. Selbach
Robert Mondavi Coastal
“Thank you very much for your assistance during our Central Coast excursion. Your generous hospitality was greatly appreciated and instrumental for providing the Canadian wine writers with a thorough and educational tour of the area. It was terrific to meet you, and I look forward to working with you again in the future. The next time you visit the Napa Valley, please contact me so I can reciprocate the hospitality.”
G. Bozeman
Paso Robles Wine Tour
“I can't begin to tell you how enjoyable the wine tour was....only 3 wineries and it seemed like a full day's excursion! The picnic lunch was fabulous and so relaxed. We learned so much in such a short time and your guide was so wonderful with us, we almost felt like he was a part of our family! The owners/staff at the wineries never treated us with anything but respect and friendliness. We all raved about it after being dropped off at the hotel. I will definitely be calling you for an intimate 2-person trip for my wife & me in the future. Thanks again for a wonderful adventure!”
The Rev. George F. Woodward III
St. Edmund's Episcopal Church
“Thanks very much for a splendid day in the Santa Ynez Valley. All thirty-six parishioners had a wonderful experience, and all of them are loudly singing your praises. Your enthusiasm and good spirits are contagious, and you manage to impart an enormous amount of information in the most entertaining manner. It was with real sadness that we let you go at the end of our tour. Consider yourself an honorary Episcopalian! There is already talk of planning our next tour with Breakaway Tours, perhaps to Paso Robles.”
Karen C.
3M Dental Products
“Just wanted to say thank for everything. The team and I really enjoyed our special event. Both wineries were great, and a really wonderful spot for dinner!!! Erik was a superb host!!”
M. Fry
The Carlisle Collection, NY NY
“It was indeed a pleasure working with you. What a tremendous relief for me to feel completely confident that everything would be taken care of for Mr. R. and his group. You responded so quickly to my numerous e-mail messages and last-minute changes. I can't thank you enough for giving them your personal attention. As you could see, they are all accustomed to pretty special treatment. I wish you continued success with Breakaway Tours - you can be SURE that we will call on you again if our travels take us to California.”
D. Eskes
Filtercorp
“The wine tour and dinner you arranged for us at our national sales meeting was outstanding. I want to compliment you on a superb job. Without exception everyone in our party thought the tour and dinner was the high point of our get together. Thank you for helping make our annual sales meeting a great success.”
Carol D
SLO Coast Wine Tour
“The wine tour arranged by Breakaway for my husband, and I exceeded our expectations. We wanted a low-key day where we got to really learn about the wines and the wineries that we experienced. We didn't know what that would entail, but Jill took the time to listen and put together a totally fabulous day for us. It was exactly what we were looking for. I can't recommend Breakaway Tours more highly!!”
Alissa Brown
Paso Robles Wine Tour
“We had the best time in Paso Robles all thanks to the Breakaway Tours team! This team plans the most perfect day for wine tasting and is so easy to work with while planning your team. We got to visit 3 wonderful wineries that Jill recommended for us and our group was blown away. The cherry on top of our day was our driver, Charles. Charles keeps you on schedule and has the absolute best stories about the area and will give you other winery recommendations for your next trip to Paso Robles. If you want to take all the work of planning off your shoulders, book your wine tour with Breakaway, you won’t be disappointed!”
S. Longfield
Pepsi Bottling Group
“Thank you so much for everything you did to create a great weekend getaway for my leadership team. It was a complete success, and the feedback has been excellent from all the participants. You were very helpful to me in selecting the venues, and in planning everything to meet my budget. It was also great to have you with us for the weekend, keeping us on schedule and providing lots of information about the central coast. I especially enjoyed the winery tours, and some of the special things you did to personalize the tours for our group. Great job all around!”