"We were a group of eight, and had the most perfect day on our tour with Greg! He was fun, personable, and extremely knowledgeable about the area and, of course, the wines! To visit the boutique wineries and receive the personalized attention and education we did was such a treat. I felt like we got a glimpse into real Napa wine-making, unlike what you will find at some of the large, touristy wineries. The lunch provided and charcuterie were great as well. And the best part - we all went home with some really fabulous wines! Don't hesitate to book with Platypus!"
"Rare I'd ever leave a review but simply had to leave a comment about an amazing experience - our tour guide Greg was phenomenal, whilst clearly a genuine and knowledgeable wine enthusiast he balanced it perfectly with a blend of insights and anecdotes - Napa valley in general is a must, platypus is our recommended method of exploration 😀"
"Kyle was great. The tour was great!"
"This was our second time with Platypus Tours. The first was last year with Bob - excellent host and winery selections; a mix of wineries from different cultural backgrounds (spanish, dutch, italian) This time was with Gary. Again a great host but the winery selections just weren't up to par. One of the wineries we went to was on a ranch with horses and cattle..not only was it hard to really smell any of the wines because the scent of manure was so over powering but the bathroom was an outhouse next to the main building. The concept of this tour is still one of the best and probably the most affordable- transportation to and from your hotel + 4 wineries, picnic lunch, cheese charcuterie snack. Will definitely still recommend this tour, but maybe leave out that one ranch style winery!"
"This was just a great time. We tasted some outstanding wine,and enjoyed an overall great tour. Kyle was an awesome host. He is very knowledgeable,and personable.In addition to being a very driver,he took us to some great wineries,and provided a great lunch. We had a fun day,and met a lot of really fun people!"
"We had a fabulous time with Greg our tour guide. He brought us to some lovely wineries. I could not recommend this tour enough, the highlight of my trip to California."
"Great time with Platypus and our driver Mark! We had the party bus and it was awesome. Really enjoyed the Vineyards Mark took us to . Great people at each. Thanks for the great memories and good lunch by Mark too!!!! We will be back.Downside, The Vineyard on the mountain, forgot name but had many Water Lilies in a Pond, the host seemed to rush us and was not as sociable as the others. Maybe it was just me and my wife that felt that way, The other vineyards were nice. We did support them all and purchased several bottles of wineBut Mark was Awesome!"
"Dear Don, My husband and I very much enjoyed Gary for our tour guide and the people we meet were extremely fun. The few things I would change would be less people in the van, it was a little tight for 11 people. Also, if I were on my first or even second wine tour I would not pick the wineries that Gary chose, not because they were not good wine but they were not what most people think of when they are going to a Sonoma or Napa Winery. I feel if your going to take people to a winery it should be a beautiful place to look at as well as enjoy a great glass of wine. I have been to many wineries and by far these four were not nice looking except for one. We even had to use an out house at one of the wineries, which is not what I feel is acceptable."
"We had a fantastic time with Michael on our North Sonoma tour! He was friendly and very knowledgeable about the wine industry as a whole. The wineries we visited were some that we weren’t on our radar and we loved all of them. It’s a small group, which gives everyone a chance to chat and get to know each other. By the end, it was like we were one big group of friends who chose to go on the tour together. 😂 I’ve already recommended Platypus Tours to friends."
"We always love Platypus Tours and we especially enjoyed ANDY! We will request him again when we come back next year!"