Platypus Wine Tours


This second branch will bring Platypus closer to Sonoma tourists and wineries

By: Heather Piazza

NAPA, California – Platypus Wine Tours announced the opening of a brand new office in the City of Sonoma, California. This second office will serve as the Sonoma branch for the growing wine tour company, which is based in Napa. Platypus celebrated 10 years of service to the Napa and Sonoma Valleys in September 2013.

Platypus prides itself on group and private tours, as well as its Blended Bliss wedding wine tour which is experiencing steady growth in the Sonoma Valley. Opening this second office is essential to meeting their increasing demand, while they continue to foster a fun, family-based culture. Having a home base in Sonoma will allow Platypus to bring their business closer to their guests and their valued winery partners.

“We are always thinking about what we can do to improve our guests’ experience with us,” explained Don Rickard, Owner of Platypus Wine Tours. “In order to provide even better service, we found it important to place an anchor in a place that solely focuses on the Sonoma side of our business.”

Platypus recognizes that part of its key to success lies in relationships they cultivate with wineries and winemakers. “We are thrilled that this new space will bring us closer to our Sonoma partners – all of whom we are happily embracing into our growing family,” shares Rickard.

The City of Sonoma is also embracing the arrival of Platypus Wine Tours. “We’re pleased to welcome Platypus Wine Tours,” states Laurie Decker, the City of Sonoma’s Economic Development Manager. “Their expansion into a downtown Sonoma location will allow even stronger connections with our local wineries and visitor destinations, and we look forward to their involvement as a partner in our local business community.”

Platypus offers wine tours seven days a week between the hours of 10:30am – 5pm. The new Platypus Wine Tours office is located at 867 West Napa Street, Sonoma, California 95476. For more information or to book a tour, call 707.938.8830 or visit

ABOUT PLATYPUS WINE TOURS Platypus Wine Tours specializes in unforgettable wine tours. We are a team of knowledgeable and well-experienced Tour Guides, who love to explore this magnificent wine country while entertaining our guests and having fun! We focus on our favorite wine regions including the Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Carneros, Russian River and Healdsburg (especially the West Side, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valley). Smaller, charming back-road vineyards, historic wineries and family-owned operations are our specialty. Platypus Wine Tours delivers more than just a tour through wine country. It is our mission to host our guests’ idyllic day in the wine country. For us, it is all about creating a delightful and unique experience every time. Platypus Wine Tours is available for small group events, social celebrations and corporate team-building functions. For additional details or to book your next tour, please contact us at 707.938.8830 or visit us online at We’re social! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and our Blog. Don’t forget to check out what our guests have to say on TripAdvisor.

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