Darren Schauer

In the summer of 2014, after 20 years in the medical device industry in Minnesota, it was the right time for a change.

Darren Schauer, wife Alethia, two boys Jack and Crosby and three dogs Tulla, Maddox and Indy embarked on a new adventure.

What brought them half way across the country was their love of Northern California and the dream of building the perfect home for 2 boys and 3 dogs on the family property.

Darren’s love and knowledge of wine and the wine culture kept him longing to be a part of the industry. So, a few years ago, Darren started working in the wine storage sector as well as driving wine tours for Eclectic Tour. During that time, Darren realized he wanted to pursue a career in touring and developed a passion for photography while conducting the tours. When Darren was presented the opportunity to purchase Eclectic Tour in the spring of 2018, well let’s just say it was a done deal.

Today you can find Darren driving clients to some of the finest wineries in the valleys, meeting the talented wine makers, and tasting incredible wines as well as shooting memorable photos for his clients to cherish.

Darren plans to continue to grow Eclectic Tour by adding new and unique experiences for Northern California visitors and providing his clients with wonderful memories for years to come.

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