Where do we board the trolley?
Unless noted otherwise, the trolley departs from Crozet’s Downtown Square, near the bike shop. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time. As a courtesy to other guests, we cannot wait for late-comers.
Can I join the tour after it starts?
Yes, if there are seats available, you can order your ticket online during the tour and hop on at one of the stops.
Where do we park?
Free parking is available in and around Crozet’s Downtown Square near the trolley departure site, or at the wineyards/breweries if you join the tour there.
Are tasting fees included?
No, tasting fees are different at each winery/brewery are not included in your ticket price. We have, however, secured discounts for tastings and other purchases for you where possible.
Which wineries do you visit?
Winery stops on our tour will vary, but at present our primary partners include King Family, Grace Estates, Knight’s Gambit, Chile’s Prince Michel tasting room, Septenary, Pollak, Veritas, and Pro Re Nata (primarily a brewery.) Our beer tour consists of Starr Hill, Pro Re Nata, and Blue Mountain breweries. If you charter a private trolley tour, you’re able to customize your destinations.
What makes your vehicle a trolley?
The word “trolley” refers to the wheel that collects electric current from an overhead wire, and vehicles powered that way came to be known as “trolleys” for short. Our trolleys—Rosie, Belle, and Clementine—all run on a truck chassis but they have classic streetcar bodies like one sees in San Francisco. The manufacturer of our trolleys, Boyertown, had an illustrious history dating back to 1872.
Is there any food on the route?
Some stops have food trucks. Blue Mountain serves a full menu. You can grab snacks and sandwiches at our Greenwood Grocery loop stop. You can also bring your own food (outside alcohol is not allowed.)
Can I bring my own food and alcohol?
You are welcome to bring snacks, but outside alcohol is not permitted on the tour.
What kind of clothing is appropriate for your tours?
The trolleys and destination buildings are climate controlled. In addition, the trolleys’ windows open and close. Casual dress is best, with comfortable shoes, and layers are recommended.
What is the minimum age for your tours?
For wine and beer tours, you must be at least 21 years or older. A valid ID will be required when you board. On private chartered tours there are no age limits, but our trolleys are not equipped with seat belts.
Can children join their parents on wine and beer tours?
Sorry, but no. As a courtesy to other guests and our destinations, we are not able to make exceptions.
Can pets ride on the trolley?
Sorry, but no. As a courtesy to other guests, we are not able to make exceptions.
Is a gratuity included in the price?
No, we prefer to leave tips for drivers up to the discretion of our riders. In the industry, 15-20% tips are typical for most satisfied guests.
Can we privately rent a trolley for our own group?
Yes! Please use our contact page to book private tours, corporate events, weddings, and other special occasions. Each trolley can hold 30-31 people, and there are 3 in the fleet.
Do you offer group discounts?
We would consider it. Please contact us.
What’s the largest group size you can accommodate?
Each trolley can hold 30-31 people, and there are 3 in the fleet.