"It was just OK. The first winery Auborn James was way too small —nothing to see there. We were on a deck of a house. Fair winds was great. Josh the taster was friendly and fun. Lunch in the cave was great. Benessere was not good ..the guy was rude “ you are early and we are not ready for you”. Plus I don’t care about the owners house —which we had to see. The guys was full of himself. Rutherford was a great last stop. Choc with wine was a bonus. Michael was just a fair guide. He talked about how to drink wine —with a water bottle —-odd. Overall just fair tour —find some picturesque wineries —not houses !"
"This was such an awesome experience! Highly recommend. Our guide, Rob, was professional, knowledgeable and entertaining all wrapped up in one ... and he has excellent taste in music as well!! He planned out a great day of wine touring that exposed us to many different facets of the business such as touring the fields and wine making facilities, walking through caves lined with wine barrels and experiencing different styles of boutique wineries. He also added extra tidbits of knowledge about everything related to the region and wine making business. He was very positive and attentive to the entire group at all times. The lunch that was provided was ample and delicious. Rob picked out a beautiful spot to enjoy the meal with amazing views of the Napa region. Every detail was carefully thought out to give the customers the best experience possible. A+++"
"This tour was just what we wanted...a small group that we enjoyed getting to know from different parts of the world, 4 family-owned wineries that made us feel at home, and learning about/tasting the many wines that these families produce. Jarred was a great tour guide, who chose the wineries we went to, made lunch for us, and took care of us all day!! I will definitely recommend a tour with Platypus to anyone I know visiting the area."
"We had an awesome time!! Sarah was great - truly the best. Her recommendations were perfect - everyone loved each of the wineries and each offered something different. She went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful time - she picked up lunch while we were on a tour which was great. I will recommend Platypus to anyone in my future and specifically Sarah!"
"What an awesome event. My spouse and I had so much fun, and it was so nice knowing we didn't have to drive. Our tour guide Kym was great and very accommodating. By the last winery of the day everyone in the group was socializing and were very "happy." And, for each winery there is a discounted cost so if you consider that, with the lunch, driving and the tour guide it is well worth the price. We will be doing this each time we visit Napa."
"Mark was a fabulous driver and host to our group of 12. He took us around to some beautiful Healdsburg wineries and estates and was super knowledgeable about the area. He was prompt, arrived on time, and took great care of our group. Prior to the trip the team was very responsive with communications, forthcoming with recommendations, and ensured we were all set for a wonderful day in the vineyards. We would book Mark and the Platypus Tours team again in a HEARTBEAT! Don't miss out!"
"We had a blast!! Danny was awesome; by the end of the tour we called him Dad. Because he kept on schedule no matter what. The first two wineries were amazing. Jon was first and you felt like you were in wine school. I will never uncork the same. Eric had so much passion for his profession and kept us excited. Then the last two wineries sort of broke the momentum; they just poured sips of wine. Not what we expected. You should reconsider using them. We will be back and will always recommend Platypus Tours. See you next year. Ps: please post our group pics or simply share with me"
"Very enjoyable trip. Great for all stages on the great wine journey. Kym was very knowledgeable and and everyone with us were treated like VIPs due to her extensive relationships at the wineries we visited. Not only did we get discounted tastings at some great wineries, but 3 of them took us on tours. Plenty of time at the wineries so not too rushed either. Was cheaper than the day before where we just used Uber to get around."
"Very pleased with our tour. We had a wonderful range of wineries to visit. They instructed us in the different aspects of wine tasting and wine so that it made for a great package we wouldn’t have found by going alone. Also the prices were dramatically reduced for tastings which really helped to reduce the cost of taking a tour. Nice snacks and luncheon. I would do it again."
"Our Napa Valley wine tour was by far the highlight of our recent vacation in Northern California and Pacific Northwest. We enjoyed a really fun day with a wonderful group of fellow wine drinkers. Kira our guide did a superb job of chauffeuring us around 4 fabulous wineries. All were very different and well chosen. We never felt hurried and there was definitely no "hard sell". To top it off the weather was perfect. As a side note we would also highly recommend the Elm House Inn. A comfortable homely establishment delivering great service."