Designated drivers are always welcome on the Madera Wine Trail, and they are always free.
Guest and resident safety is a prime concern of the Madera Vintners Association. In 2007, the vintners launched a Designated Driver Program to promote safe behavior while visiting the tasting rooms along the Madera Wine Trail. The program provides a lanyard pass to all designated drivers during events, allowing entrance at no charge. Designated Drivers are also welcome to visit the wineries at no charge during regular tasting room hours year-round. Be sure to ask for a Designated Driver pass at your first stop on the Wine Trail!
Looking for transportation on the Wine Trail?
The Madera Vintners Association (MVA) is encouraging responsible transportation companies to visit the multiple wineries on the Madera Wine Trail. As transportation companies are aware, the wineries are held to laws and high standards within the State of California and the County of Madera to maintain an orderly and safe environment where alcoholic beverages are being served. The MVA takes seriously the problem of intoxicated and disruptive customers being brought to them by transportation companies. Therefore, the wineries desire to develop a closer working relationship with those transportation companies who on a best effort basis will attempt to not bring to their wineries intoxicated or disruptive customers and who agree to deal with problems related to this topic when it is brought to their attention.