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Flashy tours may work for Wine Country first timers who don’t mind elbowing their way through tasting rooms, but locals and repeat visitors know to call Sarah Sandbek. Her Sommelier on Wheels sneaks eight-passenger Chevy Suburban tours into wineries not always open to the public. With dogged persistence, she gains access to wineries such as Dominus and Palmaz. “It’s an honor and takes a little coercion.”

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