I worked for Green Dream Tours full time for a year then on an as-needed-basis the following year. The first year I had a lot to learn, so I was happy learning all about wine and the wineries visited on the daily tour. There is so much to learn about the industry. You really have to study hard, but that is what makes it interesting.
After working in Napa during the slow winter season and visiting so many other wineries on my own, I felt comfortable doing private tours for Green Dream Tours the following year. As an employee, I really appreciated that GDT hires educated guides and trains them to drive their 15-passenger buses. Many other tour companies just hire drivers, anyone with a pulse and a CDL. At Green Dream Tours, you are called a Guide, not a Driver. It’s an important distinction.
The clients who buy a wine tour with Green Dream Tours are more sophisticated than those who take other cheaper tours; they really appreciate the wine tasting and learning experience. They aren’t there just to get drunk.
The support team at Green Dream Tours is always available by phone or email. They listen to your comments and make changes if warranted. The daily wage is quite good, much better than the daily rate at other wine tour companies. I felt well compensated for my work.