"AMAZING AND FUN DAY TRIP!!!!! Tina was our guide and she was perfect! She picked four great vineyards for our group. The tour was so well organized from beginning to finish. I would highly recommend Platypus tours if you are looking to taste great wines and have fun! We didn't want the day to end!"
"Lovely experience. Mark was an excellent host/guide. The wineries were exquisite. The wine better than delicious. My traveling companions a lot of fun.Suggestions: We drink a lot of wine and some of the guests might feel a little nauseous at the end of the day. Perhaps keep a supply of vomit bags just in case?I have a concern about a lack of communication. On Weds, two days before the trip, I called to confirm and was told that the Santa Rosa departure had only me signed up. I was offered the option to switch to the Sonoma departure to have companions. I accepted.On Thursday, I received a confirmation call. The caller did not know I had made the switch. The caller did not know that on the Santa Rosa departure I would have been the only participant. Had I not called the day before, I would have not known that I would be the only guest. That would not have been a trip of my choice.There needs to be better communication. If there is just a single sign-up, Platypus should take the initiative to inform the guest.Four stars because of the lack of consistent and timely communication."
"What a great tour! James picked us up right on time and took us to heretofore unknown wineries where the principals/owners spent their valuable time with teaching the fine points of their trade. This was,our first tour- we were knocked out by the regard our director had for the operators and,vice versa. We had top of the line tasting events and James was a great tour director. I recommend Platypus and would gladly go again,!"
"This was my second tour with your company and just as wonderful as the first. Very personalized for the group, excellent affordable choices of vineyards. Wonderful guide."
"We had Tina, she was great. The tour is a very fun way to see 4 less known(but equally fun) vineyards. We really enjoyed the group that was on the tour. Fun day! Will do another tour next time we are in the area."
"What a fabulous day! Bob was very knowledgeable and his selection of wineries provided a variable and wonderful experience. Each one had its own character and was a treat to visit. We so enjoyed sharing it with the others in our group from St. Louis, Nova Scotia and New Zealand. We are so glad we went with a small group tour - it made the whole day much more enjoyable and easy-going."
"Wonderful Tour! Tina, our tour guide, was kind ,courteous and knowledgeable . The tour hosts were incredible and very engaging . It was so much better than going on tours by ourselves . We had so much fun as a group that I didn’t want it to end."
"Excellent- this tour was fantastic. Chris our tour guide was very informative and friendly. From start to finish this was so well organised. We would definitely recommend. Thank you."
"What a wonderful day with Patty. She guided us through the Sonoma area, varietals, kept us fueled with nice cheese and crackers, picnic lunch in the sun and history of the area. She was engaged with the group of 8 and was certainly an expert in the region. Highly recommend Platypus!!"
"Kelly, our tour guide, was very friendly but didn’t have the knowledge we experienced with our Sonoma tour. The wineries we visited in Napa were a disappointment with the exception of Brahman Wineries. Brahman outshined them all with no comparison. The whole experience at Brahman was exceptional. Kieu Hoang and Ghost Block wineries were okay but Hagafen Winery was a terrible experience and one I would not recommend Platypus continuing to visit. They were very impersonal and rude. Our entire group was sadly disappointed. Without a doubt, our Sonoma Tour outshined Napa without comparison and I am thrilled we experienced it first."