Platypus Wine Tours Reviews and Guest Comments

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February 10, 2017

"I had an amazing experience. Our group was great, and our guide Sandy, was awesome. Would definitely (and already have) recommend Platypus Tours to my friends."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Tempe, AZ

February 09, 2017

"My boyfriend and I had the absolute BEST time on our tour with Tim. The bus was very nice and comfortable. The wineries they picked for us were all fantastic and different (Petroni was our favorite!). Our small group of 6 had a blast together and afterwards exchanged numbers and got dinner together. Tim, our driver and leader, was extremely knowledgable of wines and the area. He also had a great energy and kept the fun times rolling (literally as we were on a bus and figuratively). I would highly recommend Platypus tours to anyone and hope to take another one of their tours in the future!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Atlanta, GA

February 09, 2017

"We had a wonderful day. Exactly what we had hoped for. Would highly recommend this tour."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Fox Point, WI

February 04, 2017

"Loved our tour guide/driver Steve! The tour was great. Loved all the wineries we visited. Learned a lot about the Napa area, and about the wines and wine making. We had a good group on our tour too. It was the best thing we did in Napa!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Vancouver, WA

February 01, 2017

"Very enjoyable tour Great driver/ guide Really enjoyed all of the wineries, very great informative staff Nice lunch Had a great day and will definitely recommend Thank you!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Mackay, AL

January 28, 2017

"We had such a fantastic day of wine tasting thanks to Mark! He picked a place for our first private wine tour that was just supreme. Viszlay Winery with owner John (from Chicago) was fantastic. Great wine and a wonderful sense of humor. Mark also suggested a wonderful private tour at the end of our day at Campana Winery owed by Steve! A great way to end the day with great wine and wonderful humor. Steve's wife was friendly and provided great insight to rescue rehab for horses. But the best part was the friendship and fantastic wines! Thanks Mark for such a wonderful experience!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Redondo Beach, CA

January 21, 2017

"We had the best time ever on our Platypus Tour!! Our driver, Alicia was amazing!! She was personable, funny and so knowledgable about wines and the Napa/Sonoma region. She took us to some really incredible wineries and went above and beyond to make our experience so much fun. She even made us a picnic lunch at one of our stops. I will be revisiting the Sonoma wine country later this year and will DEFINITELY be booking with Platypus again! I absolutely loved the whole experience!! 5 stars!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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San Diego, CA

January 06, 2017

"The shuttle was nice, driver was good, lunch & cheese tray were good. Wineries were fun to experience. Each owner was very accommodating. The bummer was the tasting fees which varied from $15-20 even if you purchased wine! One waived fee with purchase but another required an entire case be purchased to waive the $20 fee. That being said, the cave & guide were awesome. I just expected to buy a bunch of wine & not pay fees. I ended up doing both. I think with your tour you could negotiate ahead of time with owners. Even a 2 bottle minimum to waive fees would be more inviting. Thx!"

4 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Forestville, CA

January 06, 2017

"We recently enjoyed our third tour with Platypus (second in Napa), this one with our tour guide Dave, and we had a wonderful day. Even though we know our way around the valley well enough to visit wineries on our own, we love to reserve one day of every trip to tour with Platypus. We greatly enjoy the tour guides, their selection of the small, off the beaten path wineries, and the company of our tour companions, not to mention the special treatment we get from the wineries when we are part of a Platypus tour. We plan on continuing touring with Platypus every time we make it to Napa and Sonoma. Randy & Mary Deck"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Ellisville, MO

December 10, 2016

"We cannot express how much fun we had with our driver, Doug. He was knowledgable, friendly and so much fun. Our experience has encourage us to use your services again next year. the private tours/one-on-one with dedicated people with the wineries was really great! We learned a lot, got educated and really enjoyed the appetizers, the water and lunch! It was all just great!!! Thank you Doug for making this enjoyable."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Roseville, CA

November 23, 2016

"Truly enjoyed spending the day with Platypus Tours. Our tour guide, Sandy, was awesome. Warm, friendly, funny, informative, and a wealth of knowledge. She went out of her way to make sure every guest was having a great time. The only suggestion I would make is having the tasting fees be included in the price of the tour. The tour is a bit pricey before the added $20 pp per vineyard. That's an additional $160 I wasn't expecting to pay on top of the tour prices."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Huntingdon Valley, PA

November 22, 2016

"The day in Sonoma was great, and Doug was a knowledgeable, accommodating guide who took great care of our group. I would definitely recommend Platypus Tours."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Houston, TX

November 22, 2016

"My group truly enjoyed our tour with Platypus. Our tour guide, Melissa, was exceptional. Melissa was knowledgeable about the area, she developed a perfect itinerary, and was a great host to us. Thank you for making our experience memorable."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Atlanta, GA

November 21, 2016

"Our tour was amazing!! Toni was wonderful! She knows so much about wine - we learned so much. I just can't say enough wonderful things about Toni in particular and Platypus Tours in general. This is the only way tour Napa. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. I also want to thank you for all of your accommodation with our ferry issues. We were the group during Thanksgiving week that was told by the ferry ticket salesman that there was no ferry. So we all had to take an uber - making us late. Toni didn't miss a beat. She adjusted accordingly and worked out our schedule so that we could see some great wineries. LOVED Laird and Kieu Hoang the best. Thank you for a wonderful day!!!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Peachtree City, GA

November 20, 2016

"Platypus Tours came highly recommended from our hotel and we weren't disappointed. We visited 4 very different wineries and the experience was great at each one. Robbie was fantastic! Very fun and he made sure we all had a terrific time. Definitely would recommend Platypus."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Des Moines, IA

November 15, 2016

"We had a wonderful time with Tim on our tour! This was our second Platypus tour, and if/when we get back to the Napa/Sonoma area, you'll definitely see us again."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Parsippany, NJ

November 11, 2016

"Tour was fabulous! Loved the small wineries that were highlighted. Sandy was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Friendswood, TX

November 11, 2016

"Didn't know what to expect with a bus tour, but Sandy was AWESOME!! We visited some really cool vineyards and the other people on our tour were super cool. We all became instant friends. Sandy made the trip. She was very knowledgable and HILARIOUS! We'll be booking another Platypus tour next time in Napa. Great Job Sandy!!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Fort Myers, FL

November 06, 2016

"We had such a lovely day on our Platypus Tour! Our guide Louie was friendly and entertaining, as well as quite knowledgeable about wines and the region. We enjoyed the wineries we visited and liked that lunch was included. We'll definitely be recommending Platypus to people who visit out there."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Tinley Park, IL

November 06, 2016

"Excellent tour and service. Luis provided excellent customer service from the pick-up at the hotel, to lunch, to handling of our purchases and providing a shipping container. All in all, well worth the price."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Whitinsville, MA

November 05, 2016

"We had a great day with Doug. He is very knowledgeable and took us to great wineries. We will definitely be back."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Lake Almanor, CA

November 03, 2016

"Rachel was awesome! Very friendly and did a great job. We had a good time."

4 OUT OF 5 STARS

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New York, NY

November 02, 2016

"We just went through our second tour with Platypus and it was just as good as the first time! We got to experience some nice below the radar wineries and got to taste some great stuff. The best part of the Platypus Tours is hanging with your tour group. We met some great folks and had an awesome day. Thanks Tim! You were a great tour guide."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Silver Spring, MD

November 01, 2016

"Wonderful day with Rob and small group of 8 of us! 4 very different wineries in Sonoma. Delicious picnic lunch, friendly group. Rob was great-knowledgeable and fun. My daughter and I had a great time. We would both definitely do it again!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Madison, WI

October 27, 2016

"I enjoyed the tour very much. Luis was very knowledgeable about wine and the wineries we were visiting. He treated us like royalty."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Pacifica, CA

October 25, 2016

"My adult son, Andrew and I had a wonderful time on our tour of Napa. We especially enjoyed our guide Sandy, who was most knowledgeable! We loved the fact that we learned so much as we went from one great winery to another. We'll come back for another tour when we get a chance."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Jackson, MS

October 23, 2016

"We really enjoyed the tour and the easiness of booking. Kristina was awesome and we learned a lot of things we had no idea about. We will be back for another tour for sure!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Fishers, IN

October 21, 2016

"What a great way to visit Napa and enjoy some fine wines. Our guide Kym was knowledgeable and raised in Napa so knew her way around and had some fun info to share. There were 13 women in our group, we enjoyed meeting everyone and visiting 4 small wineries, each unique. Would recommend for anyone, surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards....very relaxing."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Fairfield, CA

October 20, 2016

"Awesome tour. Educational, fun and delicious! Doug was a boatload of info and a great host."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Pawleys Island, SC

October 20, 2016

"We only had two days in Sonoma, one of which we spent on the Platypus Wine Tour and are so happy we did! We went to four different wineries, varying in size and experience! Some indoor and some outdoor, we even got to see some wine caves! This was a wonderful way to view the valley, with Louie our very knowledgeable and friendly guide. I would recommend this tour to all!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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St. Louis, MO

October 19, 2016

"We had a wonderful time on the tour and we loved Rachel! She was very excited and made the tour fun. We quickly got to know the other couples on the tour because of Rachel's ice breaker!! :) The only thing I would change would be the first stop at David Fulton Winery. It was a bit weird. The guy was funny but not a great 'winery experience'. Our favorite was Dutch Henry Winery. Loved our 'hostess' and the tour - also a beautiful place for our wonderful lunch! Rachel did a great job with lunch also. If and when we come back to the area, we would definitely do Platypus again!"

4 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Howard, PA

October 18, 2016

"* Clean, modern van * Good selection of cheeses on van * Lunch selections at Moniclaire beyond expectation * selection of wineries very good * knowledgeable tour guide (Louie)"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Eau Claire, WI

October 18, 2016

"Sandy was fantastic! She was fun and informative. My girlfriend and I loved our tour. The day was nothing short of spectacular!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Morris Plains, NJ

October 16, 2016

"We had a great day on our Platypus Tour! Our guide, Army was awesome! We loved the four different wineries we went to and had a great group of people on our bus! We would do another tour with Platypus for sure!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Excelsior, MN

October 16, 2016

"Platypus was an excellent choice. Our guide, Army, was fantastic and got us into cellars and caves that we would have never been able to access on our own. I can't wait to come back and taste more!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Anchorage, AK

October 13, 2016

"This is my second time choosing Platypus Tours in Napa and I continue to be impressed by the services. Our tour group visited 4 different wineries. Two that really stuck out to me were Flora Springs and Silenus. Both had wonderful wines but also a notable ambience. It was nice to be able to explore the actual vineyard and grounds in addition to the tastings. Learning about and seeing the process of winemaking is almost more exciting than tasting the wine itself (note how I said almost, lol) Rutherford was also very enjoyable. Hopper Creek was fun because it had a very eclectic and laid back vibe. In addition to the wine tour we also added the Balloon Ride, which was truly an incredible experience. Unfortunately, the weather prevented us from touring over the actual vineyards and we had to drive further out for clearer skies, but we still have phenomenal views and a wonderful tour."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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San Diego, CA

October 12, 2016

"A fabulous time! Beautiful vineyards and wineries. We got to see behind the scenes and learn a lot about wines and wine making. A very good lunch. But best of all was the friendliness of the people on the tour and our guide/driver Tim. We had a great time."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Watkinsville, GA

October 12, 2016

"We had a fabulous time on our tour. Doug was a great host/driver. He was low-key, so informative and friendly. We really enjoyed the variety of wineries and the picnic lunch was delicious. Our group was so much fun to be with and in addition, we had a very sweet doggy join us on the trip. I will recommend Platypus Tours to everyone visiting the Napa area!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Mount Prospect, IL

October 11, 2016

"Our group of four had a blast on the tour of Sonoma! Our tour guide, Sandy, was the best. She was funny and knowledgeable about the area, vineyards and wines. Sandy brought us to 4 wonderful boutique vineyards that we likely would not have found on our own, including a winery with a cave (bonus points for that!). We were torn between taking a bus tour or a train ride and are not at all disappointed in our choice. The bus was comfortable and it was nice to have other guests to interact with. Sandy was super helpful packaging up our wine for us at each stop and teaching us all of the special terms/tricks to get more out of our tastings. The picnic lunch was awesome- everyone raved about the quinoa salad. As the tour was winding down, Sandy overheard us talking about our 6 o'clock dinner reservations and offered to bring us back to our rental cottage to drop off our purchases and then bring us to dinner! We would highly recommend this tour and would personally return to take another if we find ourselves in Wine Country again! -Amy, Dave, Alex & Natalie (Massachusetts)"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Worcester, MA

October 09, 2016

"What a great tour! Could not imagine seeing and tasting Napa any other way for our first day there and first time in Napa. We were picked up at our hotel and didn't have to worry about getting around. We were introduced to small and mid-sized wineries/vineyards each with their own personality and wine selection. To make things better our tour guide was excellent and our tour group was the best. Pretty sure we were best friends by the end of the trip. Highly recommended and will surely choose Platypus again the next time we're back."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Little Ferry, NJ

October 09, 2016

"We were extremely pleased with the tour guide, Kristina. She was very professional and ran a great tour. We were disappointed in the selection of wineries While two of the wineries, Buena Vista and Nicholson Ranch, were quite good, the other two, Homeward and Ty Caton's winery, were below par. There was virtually no tour at either. It just came down to drinking wine. In our view, all the wineries should have been up to the quality of Buena Vista."

4 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Milford, MA

October 08, 2016

"What a fantastic experience. This was my first visit to California, I was with my daughter. She found Platypus Wine Tours on line and was so impressed with what you had to offer. Andy our tour guide was wonderful as was the lunch, and the itinerary he had for us. It was a beautiful, fun day with a lot of friendly people, and the wine was excellent too. Thank you for this great day."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Haratland, WI

October 07, 2016

"I traveled to Napa last week from NY with some friends to celebrate our 40th birthdays. I chose Platypus based on some of the online reviews and a personal recommendation from someone that used your company over the summer. Our experience with Platypus and especially Steve was better than we expected. He was prompt, courteous, extremely knowledgable and showed us a great time while visiting four very different wineries. I would love to come back to Napa with my husband and experience a Platypus tour again, and would definitely request Steve. Great time had by all!!!! Laura"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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New city, NY

October 06, 2016

"We had a beautiful day on our wine tour with Doug as our guide. 4 lovely wineries that were all different in their own ways. We loved every minute!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Tampa, FL

October 06, 2016

"I would highly recommend Platypus. Louie was informative, engaging and humorous and my wine IQ was definitely raised. It was a small group of 14 people and was very relaxing without any airs and graces. We went to 4 top wineries and I tasted wines that were unlike any varietal I had tasted before, gorgeous Pinot Noir that was jammy and another full bodied. It was an extremely well-organised tour and Louie was a fantastic guide."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Sydney, CA

October 04, 2016

"Tim was a great tour guide. Great at getting the conversation going between the group. He was always available for questions during the tastings and had lots of good information without hovering. He let us have our experience but was close by to assist and such. Excellent balance. Since he was in each facility during the tasting, he was very aware on how awful Silenus was. He could tell no one enjoyed it. So he contacted HQ and took us to another winery and you guys refunded $15! Excellent customer service on everyone part. Then Tim allowed us to literally play music and blast it while we all sang along. Was a FANTASTIC time for sure. I will definitely highly recommend your company and Tim. Great food too btw! Thank you."

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Land O Lakes, FL

October 03, 2016

"We absolutely loved our Platypus wine tour of Napa with Kristina!! She was very knowledgeable and most importantly a lot of fun! The cheese board snack and lunch were amazing and the 4 wineries we visited were all great. We especially enjoyed Scott at Flora Springs. Truly entertaining! The tour exceeded our expectations. We would do it again in a heartbeat! Thank you for the best day!"

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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Phoenix, AZ

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