People are raving about WINE COUNTRY BALLOONS
A hot air balloon ride has always been on my bucket list and Scott and his crew at Wine Country Balloon Rides made it an amazing experience. Lifting into the air and gliding on the air currents seemed effortless and so smooth. To see the countryside from that view was spectacular and Scott gives you lots of information about ballooning. Getting to help fill the balloon and then folding it up again was also a neat experience. Contact Scott for a ride of a life time.
My fiancée and I had an absolute blast on our first hot air balloon flight on Feb 10, 2023. Sky conditions couldn't be more perfect and there were only us and another couple, besides Michael, the pilot! Larry and Perrin really worked their tails off to make this a day to remember! And having the chance to talk to Scott afterwards and share experiences made this day even more special. We'd recommend flying with these guys and maybe one day be lucky to come back with our kids and do a family flight with them! Thank you, Juliana and Rod
Highly Recommend! A hot air balloon ride has been on my bucket list for a long time. The whole experience of inflating the balloon, flying over the beautiful vineyards, and landing at the airport exceeded my expectations!! Scott and his crew were great ~ friendly, knowledgeable, humorous, and professional.
After seeing hot air balloons fly above me for most of my life, I can happily say that my family and I were finally able to experience it for ourselves. Our pilot, Scott, at Wine Country Balloons made sure we knew exactly what to expect and answered all of our questions. We felt thoroughly safe the entire time, which is what mattered the most to us. Our flight was smooth, peaceful, and unforgettable. The only thing I would caution is for anyone living out of town. With weather being so unpredictable, we had to reschedule our flight a couple of times at the last minute. Scott was very accommodating, however, and was able to easily reschedule us each time. Flying when conditions are safe was obviously the most important thing, so we didn't mind waiting. Very pleased that we can finally check this off of our bucket list!
This was awesome and the highlight of our trip to Wine Country. Scott was so knowledgeable and talked to us about the hot air balloon process, its history and many of his adventures. If you wanted to help with setting up the balloon you could/and I did! His crew were all nice and insured we had a good trip! Highly recommend this to anyone.
We had a wonderful time riding with Wine Country Balloons in Sonoma Valley for our honeymoon! Scott was an excellent pilot and we enjoyed beautiful scenery in the valley as well as a very calm 'elevator' style landing. Could not have asked for a better trip!
I highly recommend taking this flight with Wine Country Balloons. Scott was fantastic and shared some great stories about the history of the balloons. The views were amazing over Sonoma County. The weather was great at the end of March although California can be so unpredictable. The ride ended with a champagne toast and you are welcome to enjoy breakfast at Kaffe Mocha if you choose. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!!
I’ve flown in a few balloon rides but my partner had not. This was the most smooth, enjoyable ride I could have asked for for his first time. Scott is engaging, receptive, a master pilot and it shows in how safe, informed and considered everyone feels on his Hot Air Balloon rides! I love how organized it was and how safe we were in Scott's care. Highly recommend!!
My girlfriend and I recently took a private ride with Scott. Let me tell you it was the most amazing experience ever. We were both scared of heights and didn't know what to expect. It was exactly as smooth as he described. The views were gorgeous and his history and knowledge was amazing. He and I spoke prior about a midair proposal. He recorded the entire thing and we have a great video to now look back on. That day was perfect in every way. Thank you Scott and if you were wondering she happily said yes.
Well done! ~ I took my family up for my mothers 70th birthday and the whole experience was fantastic. These people have been flying balloons for many years and it shows! The pilot put us down so gently we hardly new it happened and the views over Sonoma Valley were spectacular. The crew was very friendly and helped us learn about wineries to visit later on, while we had a great brunch with champagne. I would do this again in a heartbeat and these people were great hosts from the start. Highly recommended.