Hi, I’m Tom Plant. I came by my love of wine naturally. My dad managed two hotels in San Francisco when I was growing up, and there was always good wine around. Over the past past several years I’ve paid visits to wineries all over the world, including stops in Italy, Croatia, Spain and the republic of Georgia. I try to visit The Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Santa Ynez and Paso Robles at least once a year and I visit the Temecula Valley Wine Country almost daily. My intent is to introduce you to wineries and winemakers I’ve found, good restaurants with good wine lists, lots of photos and some good stories. I also offer intimate wine tasting Temecula tours for up to seven people. Thanks for coming along for the ride.
“Tom is AWESOME!!! He picked us up from Barons Market in Temecula & we were off to enjoy a day of fun in the Southern California sun!
We got to visit 4 wineries throughout the day & I must admit, Tom knows EVERYBODY!!!! He’s well-known & well-loved by all of the folks in Temecula, so visiting wineries with him was a blast! When you take a mid-week tour you get to take your time & don’t have to deal with crowds, so it’s a much better experience than doing Temecula on the weekends. We started in the morning & spent the entire afternoon in the area.
All in all, we had a great time! We literally spent the entire day w/Tom Plant & had a wonderful time! Be sure to book your WINEormous tour w/Tom today! You’ll have a blast! :D” – Vivian H. – Corona, CA
“Had the pleasure of Tom’s company for the better half’s October Birthday. Shared the experience with good friend’s for a Party of 5… Tom is definitely the man when it comes to Temecula Winery hidden easter eggs. The pace of his tour is just right…! Hitting up hidden gems is tom’s forte and it should be yours as well. Highlight for us was the Doffo Winery where we had the best damn Syrah in all of Temecula and dare I say California??? Tom brought his A game and is well versed in wineology 101 and the history of Temecula. Throw in a comfortable ride and pleasant demeanor and you have the makings of a perfect way to spend a lazy sunshine filled day in the city that offers beaucoup vins and Pechanga too. Don’t forget to pack some snacks, they go well with the bottled water provided courtesy of Tom. WINEormous is, as a wise bay area rapper once said, legit, too legit to quit.” – Roy F. – San Diego
“Tom took a group of 4 of us to 4 Temecula wineries and we couldn’t have had a better time. He took very good care of us, and even modified our trip to accommodate the tastes of the people in the group. He even found a great spot for us to enjoy the picnic lunch that we brought! Tom was very friendly and his knowledge of the local wineries meant that we got friendly, knowledgeable wine pourers at the tasting rooms we visited. He even volunteered to help us with introductions for larger tours for our upcoming wedding reception! I can’t recommend WINEormous enough and I’m already looking forward to our next tour.” - Todd M. – Las Vegas, NV
“Tom is fantastic. He is prompt, friendly and acknowledgeable of the Temecula wineries. Walking into the Tasting Rooms with Tom you feel like a Rock Star. He knows the owners and staff at the wineries and gets preferential treatment. I even got the “Tom” discount when I purchased some items at one of the wineries. He even went above and beyond this past weekend. He was speaking with some of the other locals at one of the wineries we visited and learned that the last one on our list had day was going thru some Escrow issues and was running out of wine. He made the suggestion to change our last winery as not to be disappointed when we got there. We had a great time and look forward to using him in the future.” - Heather F. – Irvine, CA
“I just wanted to tell you what a great time we had yesterday. You did a great job choosing wineries for us. We especially liked the last two where my daughter joined their wine clubs. I’d love to do this again and will definitely tell my friends about you.” – Cyndi M. Murrieta, CA
“Tom is a fantastic and knowledgeable man. He knows most every winery in Temecula and will tailor your experience to what you want to do. I am in the wine industry and have been to many vineyards and tastings, but my friend had not. He took us to the best spots around that would give her a taste of the terroir. We had a great time at each spot and were welcomed with open arms by everyone who is friends with Tom. We were even invited back for harvest! Overall, it was a lovely time and I highly, highly recommend this service. So much better than trying to plot and plan vineyard visits on your own!” - Emma C. Manhattan, NY
“Tom, thank you so much for a wonderful day touring the Temecula Valley wine country. You zeroed in on our preferences immediately and took us to the perfect spots. We will definitely recommend you to our friends – and hope to see you on our next visit here. You are the best!” – Robert W., San Diego
“I have lived in the Temecula Valley for over 10 years and have visited many tasting rooms in that time. I have sampled some great wine, chatted with the pourers and even got to know a couple of them along the way. I have ridden in a limo with friends and been dropped at the various stops on their circuit without any worries of driving. So perfect: wine – check, pleasant conversation – check, driver – check; that’s all we need, right? Not so. After spending the day on a truly intimate wine tour with WINEormous, I am officially spoiled.
WINEormous owner, Tom Plant, is well known throughout the Temecula Valley. A top producing Realtor for many years, Tom took his favorite part of that career with him as he started a new one. Relationships with people were, and still are, at the heart of everything that Mr. WINEormous does and the proof is the astonishing number of true friends he has out in the wine country. A day with Tom will net you at least one, if not many, special surprises. His knowledge of wine and the back story behind each winery are enough to make his tour worth the trip, but the occasional chat with a winemaker or a sample of an unreleased vintage take the day to a whole new level.” Corie Maue life half full
“The experience with WINEormous is a cut above other wine tours and making arrangements by yourself. Tom dropped us off at our hotel and provided very personal door-to-door service. WINEormous is the way to experience Southern California’s wine country.” Terry & Kathy Sullivan – Wine Trail Traveler - Read their story on WINEormous here
“When you do a wine tasting adventure with Tom you are treated to a more intimate and personal experience. I had to add the word adventure because it’s not your average tasting. You get something that you will absolutely not get anywhere else or even on your own. I should know, my wife and I have lived in the Murrieta area since 1999.” – Roger Paige thefocusedtraveler
“My folks and I have wine toured a couple times in Temecula.. the first time we went on a jeep wine tour.. which was great.. don’t get me wrong. However, our experience with Tom was much more quaint. Tom was determined to make sure we were satisfied with the entire wine tour experience… from making sure we were able to meet the actual winemakers of the vineyards we visited, to making sure that we were happy with the tastings themselves. My folks and I took our time at a couple of the wineries and Tom patiently waited, which was much appreciated. He never rushed us. He was very knowledgeable about the valley.. which wineries have the best wine and nicest owners opposed to the wineries that don’t have as much to offer. He took us to smaller wineries.. the ma and pa places that the mainstream don’t normally know about, and it was awesome. We highly recommend WINEormous and Tom! He definitely puts all his effort into creating the best experience possible!” Gina D. – Laguna Beach, CA
“Tom is a local with experience in other wine regions but stays true in is belief and support of Temecula Valley wines and wineries. He has always been supportive of our winery and all this after tasting some of the best wines offered anywhere. Thanks for the support for the whole valley! It’s guys like you that are helping Temecula get on “the map.” - Nick Palumbo, Palumbo Family Vineyards
“After bumping into Tom at several local events his depth of passion and commitment was obvious. He has an infectious love of the grape & introducing it to all he meets. If you are local to the Temecula/Murrieta area or will be visiting you owe it to your self to schedule a wine tour with Tom. He has several deep connections in the area and will introduce you to winemakers and local eateries that are popular and hidden jewels. I highly recommend Tom! He’s a great guy:~” – Jacqui Dobens, Life Tools University
“As we arrived, we met Cindy Palumbo and then we were also greeted by Debbie in the charming, cozy and picturesque tasting room. As soon as Nick Palumbo heard that Tom was on the property, he came to the tasting room and started to share his unique insights and expertise with us. I then realized that meeting the owners of the wineries and having them share their stories with Tom and his guests, is just one of the very special advantages of taking Tom’s Private Wine Tour.” – Howard Kotliar, TemeculaNightOut.com