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About Us

Javier Calderon

Sonoma Private Tours head wine coach Javier Calderon, known by his friends and closest clients as Javy, is the reason why Napa Private Tours ranks in the top 10% of Napa attractions according to Trip Advisor. Javy is a gifted hospitality professional with over a decade of experience in the industry.

Javy is well-versed in enology, and has a unique ability to convey the complexities of wine-making in a way that is accessible and engaging.  After hosting hundreds of guests from all over the world, Javy has refined his ability to profile guests according to their preferences and passions and create one-in-a-lifetime tours characterized by flawless execution. This results in a carefree but gratifying experience for even the most demanding wine aficionados.

Javy’s extensive social and professional network in California’s wine country positions him at an advantage and helps him secure access to the most exclusive and coveted private tasting rooms in Sonoma and Napa Valleys.

Javy’s warm and caring personality and attention to detail is contagious and defines the culture of all team members at Sonoma Private Tours. Together they are driven to design and deliver wine tours where no detail is amiss.

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Javier Hernandez

Sonoma Private Tours Co-Founder and Director of Product Development, Javier Hernandéz, is well-known and loved by everyone in the wine industry. Chances are you will not meet Javier in person during your tour, but every detail that makes your experience special and seamless is the result of Javier’s exquisite taste and superior organizational skills.

Javier’s background in finance has proven indispensable in remaining fiscally responsible and managing unprecedented growth. Javier takes a consultative approach to everything Sonoma Private Tours does and ensures everyone is on the same page and ready to deliver memorable experiences that will change the way every guest perceives wine tourism.

For the last seven years Javier has worked tirelessly alongside Javy in order to realize their common dream to own and operate the best boutique wine tour company in Napa & Sonoma valleys.

From inception, Javier has infused the business with the highest levels of energy and personal creativity. His goal is to make sure Sonoma Private Tours is a distinctive wine tour operator that lives up to our reputation.

Javier is also tasked with corporate accounts and scouts new wineries making sure the ones included in SPT’s tour program exceed every marker of excellence. In fact, he has forged strong relationships with some of the most coveted wineries in Sonoma and Napa, resulting in exclusive access and VIP privileges to Sonoma Private Tours guests.

On his free time, Javier enjoys high-end fashion, literature, and exploring new culinary experiences.

If your winery is interested in being part of SPT’s choice partners, please don’t hesitate to contact Javier via email at javier.hernandez@napaprivatetours.com.