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!
Rebecca May, Chicago, ILMay 23, 2018
The best, and ONLY way to tour the vineyards in Sonoma! Sarah, our driver and guide was SUPERB! She went the extra mile for everyone on the tour. Plush, comfortable bus, great cheese and crackers and delicious lunch. Felt like VIPs at every winery! Great experience, beginning to end! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
JUDY and BRIAN, Franklin, MAOctober 03, 2017
Outstanding tour. 4 excellent wineries. Great tour guide. Great experience. Can’t imagine not doing the tour. Eight guests from all over the world and states.
It is reputed by many vinophiles that as a group the Russian River wineries are among some of the finest in Northern California, rivalling those of the nearby Napa Valley. The Russian River Valley was approved as an American Viticultural Area in 1983. A vistor will the opportunity to sample outstanding Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir wines, as as exemplary Merlots and Zinfandels.
At Platypus Wine Tours we focus on providing a special experience for our guests, visiting smaller, more intimate wineries that offer delicious, unique wines. We’re happy that the travel website Trip Advisor consistently ranks our Sonoma Wine Tours as a top-rated activity in the region – and our North Sonoma County wine tours to the Russian River are just as well liked!
Armida Winery takes pride in upholding the standards of excellence and traditions of family and fine wine, and making seriously great wine while having a good time doing so with an informal atmosphere and down-to-earth people.
A showcase of the heritage and the history of winemaking in North America for over 130 years, Korbel primarily manufactures sparkling wine, and sells the largest volume of premium traditional Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine in the United States.