In May of 2006, Mike and Debbie, the owner-operators of Cable Car Wine Tours in Temecula, CA, had purchased a motorized 1914 San Francisco cable car. Debbie was reluctant of the purchase because of the shape it was in, but Mike could visualize a restored cable car running through Temecula and he couldn’t wait to restore the car to its former glory!
It took over two years to refurbish and fully-restore the cable car to its original conditions, but with a lot of patience, sandpaper, paint, and mechanical parts, the cable car was restored and set off to cruise through the beautiful Temecula wine country.
Our guests have come to love the Cable Car Wine Tour experience, which is why we thought a perfect place to expand would be the Texas Hill Country. To accommodate for those hot & humid Texas days, we had to tweak our vehicles a bit! Instead of the open-air cable cars we have available in Temecula, our Fredericksburg, TX location now operates our historic AC/Heated Jolley Trolley! Our Jolley Trolley features ample seating, and is sure to give you the most unique wine tour in Fredericksburg!
2020 and beyond
In 2020, Mike and Debbie had retired from the wine tour industry. Temecula Cable Car Wine Tours was purchased by the owners of Nightly Spirits, with dreams of expanding Cable Car Wine Tours up the west coast and adding a haunted tour option into the mix.
Nightly Spirits is the nation’s largest ghost tour company in the country. Founded in 2012 in Washington, DC, Nightly Spirits has toured tens of thousands of people on their ghost tour pub crawls, ghost tours, and haunted food tours. Now you can find Nightly Spirits in more than 15 cities across the country for one of the most unique ways to experience a city. Nightly Spirits is excited to bring our expertise together with Mike and Debbie’s company roots to deliver the best Fredericksburg wine tour.