Owner & Touring Maven
When you book a tour with The Touring company, you will be spending the day with founder/owner: Ali Rodgers. (Her husband Ryan may help out on the rare occasion.) Ali grew up in the Bay Area, and moved to Walla Walla--where her father was born--when he started a winery here in 2003. Ali has worked at her family's winery (Dumas Station) for over 8 years doing Marketing & Sales, and now shares her love of wine with visitors on her wine tours of the Walla Walla Valley.
Ali has been traveling internationally since she was 6 months old, and has always had a penchant for new experiences and meeting new people. After having a baby in 2017, she wanted to stay close to home and spend more time with her family, but wanted to build something. She wondered how she could user her experience and skills, while having fun at the same time. And The Touring Company was born!
Ali's husband Ryan also offers tours to smaller groups in their 1995 BMW 5-series sedan. Ryan has a degree in Enology (winemaking) & Viticulture (grape growing). While personable (that’s why she married him), he’s also geeky enough to answer all of your wine questions.
Ali’s Enthusiast Wine Tour is currently the only AirBnB Experience in Walla Walla, titled Insider Wine Tasting Tour & Picnic, though a lower price is available here on our website.
Our Touring Vehicles
During your day of touring, you will get to relax in our comfortable and roomy Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van, or for smaller groups, enjoy our 1995 BMW 5-series sedan. We don’t own any limousines because if we were going on a wine tour, we wouldn’t want to be show up in a limo.
Mercedes-Benz Capacity: 12 people (driver + 11 passengers)
BMW Capacity: 4 (driver + 3 passengers)
Stereo is bluetooth enabled to listen to your favorite tunes from your phone
Cooler available to keep your wine at the right temperature
Air conditioning & heating to keep you comfortable
Seat belts available for every passenger, plus baby seat latches if needed
Note: due to our licensing, alcohol cannot be consumed in the vehicles