"I had a few friends visiting and we decided to do a wine tour with Platypus. Shelly was an awesome tour guide and host! We went to four wineries in Sonoma and enjoyed all of them. They were each very different in terms of atmosphere, wine selection, and overall experience. The lunch was very hearty and healthy and Shelly did a great job of accommodating the various dietary restrictions of the group. Since my friends were going to be traveling home by plane, Shelly also provided us the option of buying boxes that could be checked with airlines so they could take their wines home. I would highly recommend Platypus tours and would consider using them in the future!"
"This was our first trip to Napa. The tour was fantastic and makes it so easy for first timers to enjoy a full day of wine tasting at great and very different wineries. I love that the groups are kept small. The wineries chosen were great! Johnny was a great tour guide and host. He was so easy going. We never felt rushed or managed. It was a memorable and amazing experience. Thank you, Platypus. Angelica"
"My boyfriend and I decided to visit Napa in the spring, and Greg's tour of Napa Valley did not disappoint! Some of the highlights Platypus provided include a fun wine playlist for the bus ride, snacks, fun facts about wine-making and local spots! We had a wonderful day, and our exploration would not have been the same without Platypus!"
"Platypus is the best!! My husband and I went on our second tour in April 2019 (first one was in June 2017) and both were amazing!! The tour guides are so fun and knowledgeable. The wineries they chose (we visited 4 different wineries on each tour) were all so great. They provide lunch - which they set up for you at one of the wineries, so you have wine and a beautiful view while you eat. On our June tour there was probably 15 other people, and on our April tour it so happened that nobody else signed up, so we were the only two on the tour, and we truly had such a great time both times! I would highly recommend these tours to anyone!! It’s a great way to see a cool mix of wineries in one day, without having to do any research or planning yourself!"
"My wife and I did a tour in early April of several Napa wineries. Shelly was our driver and she did an excellent job getting us to each winery and explaining the Napa Valley. Each winery was a totally different experience. From a corporate winery, to a family one, to another small winery with caves, to a small winery that can't be purchased outside of Napa. Our tour group was just the right size (9) and it was great sharing experiences with them. Understand that you will have to pay tasting fees unless you buy wines (varies with each winery). I would highly recommend this tour operator to anyone."
"What a great experience! Our guide, Greg, made perfect choices for our winery selections. Very knowledgeable, thoughtful & sweet guy! Excellent guide, beautiful wineries, GREAT company & yummy lunch that took my gluten intolerance into consideration! A+++"
"My sister and I had such an amazing time on this tour with Shelly and all the folks on our tour bus. It was great to get to know people from all over! I also really appreciated the selection of wineries - spanned from rustic and family owned to larger. The attention to food allergies was also much appreciated. Thank you for an amazing time!"
"Greg was a great host and guide and added to the experience both on the road and at the wineries.He fixed a perfectly timed lunch for our group and we had plenty to eat.We bought a few bottles of what we believe are excellent wines at three of the four stops we made and Greg made sure our precious cargo got to our B&B intact!I would go with Platypus Tours again!"
"My sister and I did the join-in tours of Napa Valley and Sonoma and we had a great time. I loved the way everything was organised so that all we had to do was to sit back and enjoy the tours and the wines. Special thanks to the folks at Platypus who were so responsive and helpful on all the pre-tour questions we had having travelled from across the globe to California."
"My girlfriend and I had an amazing time with Platypus tours! My parents had done a tour with them 6 months prior and recommended that we use them for our day trip to Napa. We were so glad we listened! They really go the extra mile to accommodate their guests. We came up in the morning from SF and arrived in Napa about 20 min late. The bus went ahead to the first winery and the owner of the company, Don, actually waited for us at the meeting point in town, showed us where to park, and personally drove us to the first vineyard! I plan to head back that way and do a tour of Sonoma soon and will definitely be going with Platypus tours! Michael was our tour guide. Big thanks to him as well. His vast knowledge about wine and related topics really enhanced the experience."