Howdy! I'm Russ Beebe. I used to be the owner of California Wine Hikes Guided Tours but, darn it, the faltering economy of the 2008-2010 period simply didn't allow me to reach the goals I had set for my humble little enterprise. Luxury adventure travel pursuits didn't seem to fit into people's diminished budgets and, as a result, I've put my "playcation" strategies on hold for the time being.
I've come to peaceful terms with it.
And that's probably because I'm still out there hiking - and washing down the trail dust - with friends new and old. If you think you'd like to join me on the trail and in the tasting room, simply message me on Twitter (@winehiker
) or Facebook
, or send me a message here on Google.
From my former website, californiawinehikes.com
, here's a little more about me:
outdoors most of my life, I've learned a great many things about
wilderness ethics, trip planning, group dynamics, reading the land and
the weather, and I've also developed a passion - and a palate - for fine
wine. There's a wonderful intersection between the natural world and
wine that I find refreshingly remarkable and, whether it's identifying a
bird or a tree or discussing the nuances of a fine Rhone-style blend, I'll tell you
this much: the winehiking experience sure seems to resonate with
"Throughout my journeys, I've discovered that people
really love to combine an outdoor experience with a healthy meal and
California's finest wines. As a result, I created California Wine Hikes
so that I could guide wine lovers and adventurers from around the world
to these same rejuvenating and memorable experiences."
OK, so 99.44% of that still holds true. Your adventures await! And so I'll be happy to guide you to them, on the trail and in the tasting room. Lace up your hiking shoes, and let's have us a little California-inspired fun.
Happy wine trails,