Certain wineries are the essence of the California wine industry, a premiere accolade for one of the several hundred wineries throughout the region. Whether you visit these during your Napa Valley wine tour or Sonoma wine-tasting outing, you should be aware that you are visiting wineries that have preserved the legacy, provide a journey into the past, and allow visitors to savor the present as they taste their exceptional wines.

Whether you are a wine enthusiast or a history buff, visiting any of these wineries is an immersive experience that celebrates the artistry and tradition of winemaking in California.

You can visit and explore three historic wineries during your Napa Valley tours.

Beringer Vineyards

Established in 1876, Beringer Vineyards is the oldest continuously operating winery in Napa Valley.

The historic Rhine House is a stunning example of Victorian architecture and welcomes guests for tasting and tours. Guests can learn more about the rich history while exploring the tunnels of the winery.

Charles Krug Winery

Charles Krug Winery was founded in 1861. The Redwood Cellar was constructed in 1872 and is one of the oldest in the region, a testament to the winery’s commitment to preserving its heritage.

Visitors can tour the beautiful grounds, learn about the winery’s pioneering spirit, and enjoy the excellent wines at Charles Krug Winery.


Once known as Inglenook Winery, this classic was founded in 1879 and has long been recognized for its premium wines. The winery is noted for its picturesque chateaus that exude old-world charm and offers a variety of tastings and tours.

Platypus Wine Tours

A unique wine tour company, Platypus Wine Tours, offers join-in and private Napa Valley tours and Sonoma wine tasting experiences to match anyone’s taste.

The experience includes visits to prominent and out-of-the-way boutique wineries. While there, you may visit the winery’s grounds, perhaps watch the wine being made, and sample the delicious wines each produces.

Travel from winery to winery in well-equipped vans. You can marvel at the scenery as you travel, not worrying about driving or caring about the time.

And, once you arrive at the Sonoma wine tasting or your Napa Valley tour destination, you can enjoy the destination and all they offer without worrying about getting home.

Contact Platypus Wine Tours for more information about Napa Valley Tours or Sonoma wine tasting destinations.

Your join-in or private tour can be reserved by visiting the Platypus Wine Tours website.

If you should have questions, wish to clarify any part of your future outing, or make a reservation, you can phone Platypus Wine Tours at 707-253-2723.