Reviews about our wine tours company

Customer testimonials

See what past guests say about Decanter Tours. Names have been changed to protect the innocent!

Bordeaux wine tour

J from Seattle Silver Cloud August 2015

Our three days were met beyond expectations!  You gave us a trip to tell about for years to come, along with your contact information!!!!! We will need to come back for a St Emillon tour!!! You are so much appreciated for your passion and professionalism!  You have built a fabulous company, wishing you all the success! We look forward to the reunion dinner - stay tuned!!!!
Happy Viking guest - Private wine tour

Chuck, Ca August 2015

Thank You Mary for having at your disposal such a knowledgeable wine host.  Charlotte was so friendly and informative.   Kathy and I learned so much about wines from the Medoc.  She made it personal.  The weather was a bit dreary, but our day was brightened with the opportunity to observe and experience some of the fine wines of France.  We are sending the Decanter Tours LLC information to our friends who will be traveling your way in the next year or so.  After hearing of our experience, I am sure they will be interested in talking with you.  We constantly hear of friends heading to France.  We will forward your information to them as well.   Thank You Again & Merci beaucoup
August 2015

Young Couple say thanks August 2015

Mary, thank you for a fantastic trip! Informative and fun.  FYI, I've passed your contact info on to some friends who are planning their honeymoon in France.  Many thanks!  J.R. New Jersey
Another Happy Bordeaux wine tourist

Another Happy Bordeaux wine tourist April 2015

Hi Mary, we arrived back (home) last night. I just wanted to express our pleasure and thanks for our visit with you… You made our Bordeaux experience even more amazing than we expected!! I couldn’t imagine doing any of the wine tours without you. You were a lot of fun! Again, thanks so much for the part you played on our trip! We will definitely be giving some good reviews online soon:) April 2015

Provence April 2015

Mary – Thanks again for a great tour.  Everyone really enjoyed it and we’ll make sure to say as much on Trip Advisor.  Hopefully our paths will cross again, I will definitely send referrals your way.  Provence Wine tour group
Thanks for a great wine tour

Bordeaux July 2011

Thanks to Andy’s suggestion that I contact you, and your referral to Mary Dardenne, we just finished up a wonderful tour of Bordeaux arranged and accompanied by Mary. She was incredible in her knowledge and ability to arrange so many visits that were each unique in their own way. Thanks so much for the referral. It made what would have been a very good trip into one that was spectacular.Best regards,Phil. San Diego
A great Bordeaux wine tour Day

A great Bordeaux tour June 2012

We had such a wonderful time yesterday touring around the chateaux with Mary. It was a perfect combination of wonderful vineyards, chateaux, gardens, sculptures and a great place for lunch. Mary was so knowledgable without blinding us with science so that we learned so much and enjoyed it all. A really great day!!!!! Warmest regards, Pam Benson, Australia (June 2012)  
Australian wine tourist in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 2011

Mary collected 4 of us from Chateau de Sours and drove along the West Bank where mary has arranged appointments with 4 really interesting and different Chateau. We had such a good tour we booked Mary again the following day for a tour around St. Emilion. We have recommended Mary and Decanter Tours to many friends. Michael Crowley, Australia (2011)  
A Bloggers thank you.

A Bloggers thank you. Howard– (June 2012)

Mary, Even though I will see you again later today, I wanted to set aside a moment to say thank you. Your Bordeaux expertise was impressive during yesterday’s trip to Saint Emilion but even more impressive was your charm, professionalism, and hospitality. You are a great representative for Bordeaux. I hope our path cross again soon. Many thanks for your effort with our group! Howard– (June 2012) Wineblog: Grape Sense – A Glass Half Full ( Newspaper Column: Grape Sense ( Contributing Editor to: Palate Press – The Online Wine Magazine (
T K from Texas October 2010

T K from Texas October 2010

Hi Mary, We made it home safely last night with no problems. On behalf of our group, I want to express our appreciation to you for organizing such a wonderful wine tour. Each tasting day was an unique experience and gave us an up-close examination and appreciation of all the time, love and effort that goes into each vineyard and winery. Our trip to Arcachon and Saint Emilion were both fantastic. All agreed that dinner at Hostellerie was fabulous and perhaps the best meal we’ve ever experienced. Each dish was truly a display of art. All the restaurants and other things to do you suggested were wonderful and very helpful. Thank you again for booking and sharing the special wine tastings. It was an amazing and unforgettable tour of the wine regions of Bordeaux. Best Regards,