Join-In Wine Tours in Napa and Sonoma
Our small group guided Join-In Wine Tours provide an intimate, yet social and lighthearted way to see and taste the best that the Napa and Sonoma Valleys have to offer. You'll visit four charming, hidden gem wineries (many of which are family owned) with your expert tour guide, and enjoy a delightful picnic lunch and taste some of the world's best wines.
This is our most social tour. You'll board a "small group" shuttle, usually with eight to twelve wine-interested adventurers on board visiting an ever-changing selection of smaller, intimate wineries ‐ ideal for individual travelers, couples and small groups of friendly people. Your guide/driver will point out notable landmarks and wineries along the way. You'll tour a winery, take in some extraordinary views, maybe stroll through the vines, get a flavor of wine country history, hear stories and learn about wine making. This is not a boilerplate tour ‐ it's different every day, and it's fun!
The Join-In Wine Tour price is $110 per guest every day for the Napa Valley or the Sonoma Valley tours. North Sonoma, Russian River/Healdsburg area tours are the same price and are offered Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. All Join-In Wine Tours include a tasty picnic lunch served by your tour guide/driver on the grounds of one of the wineries. We also serve a cheese platter and plenty of bottled water on board the bus. Our tours usually last from about 10:30am to 4:30 or 5:00pm.
Tasting fees at the wineries are not included and are charged extra by the wineries. These fees typically run about $15 per person, per winery. Some tasting fees can be higher in Napa and Sonoma Valleys, but Platypus works hard to cultivate relationships with our winery partners in order to keep the fees at an average of $15 per person, per winery. Because of our partnerships, most of the wineries on our Join-In Tours will often waive a tasting fee with some sort of a bottle purchase, ranging from one bottle to a wine club membership. If you have any additional questions about winery tasting fees please don't hesitate to call us at (707) 253-2723.
- Visit four wineries – rich in charm and history
- Take in awesome and inspiring views
- Taste some of the World's most delicious wines
- Learn tidbits of local wine making history and culture
- Dine on a scrumptious picnic lunch – served at a winery
- Cheese platter and plenty of bottled water served on board the bus
- Share the experience with fun people interested in learning
- Personable, informed tour guide who will bring it all to life for you
- Feel you've experienced the real California Wine Country!
Wine Tours Are Our Passion
Wine tasting tours is not only our core business: it's also our passion. We go to great lengths to cultivate relationships with the most beautiful and amazing wineries and create the best possible wine tasting tour experience. And it all starts with a top-notch tour guide – the most important factor for an over-the-top great wine tour. We've been recruiting and training warm, friendly, smart people for years and we're proud to say that Platypus has the best, truly gifted team of wine tour guides in the industry!
Our tour itineraries are customized every day by the guide/driver, based on the best selection of wineries and experiences available for that day. We are very fond of smaller, family-owned, historic, off-the-beaten path wineries, but there are no strict rules. We are careful to avoid taking people to places they may have already visited.
You can have your choice of Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley or the Russian River/North Sonoma County area.
If you are staying in a hotel or inn close to the wine region you'd like to tour, we will most likely be able to pick you up and drop you off at that place. Otherwise, we'll meet you at a pre-arranged public place that has parking.
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