"We used Platypus tours for three separate wine tours during our stay. We had 12 days, so we spread the tours out. Our goal was to be able to experience many different wines without the stress of driving. We did 2 group tours (Napa and Sonoma) and one Private Tour in Healdsburg.The drivers (we had Gary for Napa and Shelly for Sonoma) were very knowledgeable and discussed each winery, along with other interesting facts while we were in-route. At each winery our group was warmly welcomed and treated as VIP customers (a testament to Platypus). Some of the wineries offered a discount to the normal tasting fees because we were Platypus customers.We did one day as a private tour in Healdsburg, because there was a couple of wineries that we specifically wanted to go to. Our driver for the day, Melissa, was cheerful and planned a great day around the wineries on our list, plus suggested a couple more. The private tour experience is different than the group tours in that you meet with a single host at the winery who walks you through the tastings.All in all we had a great experience with Platypus Tours. They are definitely a top notch team who are respected by the local wine industry and go the extra mile to make each customer feel like their experience matters."
"Greg was great! First trip to Napa joined by several close friends. Our group was picked up from our rental home making the trip very easy. Platypus Tours provided a great day of wine tasting with a variety of wineries. Looking forward to a trip back!"
"We’ve just left our tour less than an hour ago. It has been an amazing day, and cannot fault how amazing Danny made this day for us! Each vineyard we visited was great from start to finish, as well as the cheese board and lunch they provide. It has been the highlight of our San Francisco trip, and would recommend anyone who is thinking about booking this tour, to not think twice and just go ahead. One of the best days ever!"
"My girlfriend and I did a ladies trip to Sonoma and had the BEST time! Our driver Danny was wonderful! Took us to great wineries and made a delicious lunch! Our group ended up being all ladies (11 total), so I think we kept him entertained too. :) Danny’s hospitality was by far above and beyond what we expected. My friend and I decided we wanted to be dropped off on the way back in Healdsburg for dinner, and planned to tote the wine we purchased on the trip with us. Danny offered to drop off all the wine at the front desk at our hotel in Santa Rosa, and then text me to let me know it was safely dropped off and waiting for us! Amazing! We will definitely be back, and hope to see Danny again! Thank you for a wonderful trip and experience."
"What a perfect day from start to finish! Gary selected four winery tours, each unique in their own way. His knowledge of the history and process of winemaking is very impressive. We had a great group of people from all over which added to the enjoyment. Can’t wait to sign up again!"
"What a wonderful tour! Our driver Gary was great! He made every effort to make sure that everyone on the bus had a good time! His selections of smaller Napa wineries were terrific. And he prepared us a very nice lunch. The buses looked new and very clean. Highly recommend this tour!"
"We try to do a Platypus tour when in Napa or Sonoma. The company and tour guides truly represent what is wonderful about this region. This is the way we get to experience the smaller wineries and have not had a repeat on our tours. We always learn something new and have an amazing time!"
"My wife and I did the Napa tour and were amazed by the experience, one of the highlights (aside from the wine of course) was our driver/guide Army Moreno. We had a small group who were all great people to spend the day with.Absolutely would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun, educational tour."
"Loved this tour and Michael was great. A good snapshot of some fab wineries in beautiful locations. Great work!"
"What a wonderful way to explore the wines of Sonoma! The motor coach was very comfortable and the driver/host did a terrific job of helping us feel informed and well looked-after. The food and beverage were great also. Small, intimate group made us feel like VIPs and we were personally welcomed and attended to at each of the 4 wineries we visited. I have nothing bad to say about our day with Michael."