Chris Pittman, the owner and lead guide for My Napa Valley Driver, saw a need for tour services in California's wine country that didn't rely on high-priced limos or luxury SUVs. He thought that wine country tours could be done better.
About Chris Pittman and My Napa Valley Driver
Chris chose a different model from the other tour services that he saw. He thought "I know all the great, hidden away wineries that only locals know about. But instead of buying a Beemer or an Escalade and charging $150 an hour like everyone else, why not let people use their own car and let me drive it for them? If they fly in, I could even drive their rental car."
Chris' bet had paid off pretty well. He started off as the sole driver and guide around 2010. Now he's fully booked almost year-round and can have up to six drivers working at once during the height of the tourist season.