Join-in Wine Tour of Suisun Valley
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Suisun Valley Join-in tours
$139 on Saturdays
Picnic lunch included – winery tasting fees are extra
Tucked right over the ridge from the City of Napa, this emerging wine region is made up of rolling hills, an intimate valley, and the type of family farmhouse wineries that were most common in the Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley many years ago. The most celebrated grape varietal is Petit Sirah, but many others are also grown here.
“This is our 2nd time with Platypus Tours. Amazing! I thought we got lucky the first time, but the 2nd was just as fun! Army and Sam are incredible guides with great relationships with the wineries. Tasting with an owner/winemaker is such a unique experience, we felt privileged to have this opportunity. You won’t be disappointed!“
Our daily Join-in wine tours are designed to show you a picture-perfect day in the Napa Valley or Sonoma region wine country. This is a really fun and social way to see a hand-picked selection of backroads wineries that you probably wouldn’t find on your own.
Tour price is $119 per person ($139 on Saturdays).
- Friendly tour guide, who provides storytelling and lots of tidbits about the wine process
- Pick-up from your wine country lodging, in most cases between about 10-10:30am, depending on the location. Drop off around 5:00pm
- Tour visits three smaller wineries, hand-picked by your guide
- Picnic lunch included served at a winery
- Lots of bottled water provided
- Group size is 8-12 guests
- Winery tasting fees (These fees run about $20-$25 per person and are often waived with wine purchase)
More information on our FAQ page
For groups of more than 8, please visit our Private Tour page
- Visit three backroads wineries
- Taste some of delicious locally produced wines
- Learn tidbits of wine making, as well as local history and culture
- Dine on a scrumptious picnic box lunch – served at a winery
- Share the experience with a small group of other fun wine adventurers
- Services of a personable, informed tour guide
- Feel you’ve really experienced authentic California wine country!
This tends to be very social, yet civilized tour. You’ll board a small-group shuttle, usually with eight to twelve wine-interested guests on board, visiting a selection of smaller, intimate wineries – ideal for individual travelers, couples and small groups of friendly people. Your guide/driver will point out notable landmarks and wineries along the way. You’ll tour a winery, take in some lovely wine country views, maybe stroll through the vines, get a flavor of local history, hear stories and learn about wine making. This is not a boilerplate tour – it unfolds a bit differently every day. It’s informative and it’s fun!
Wine Tasting Fees
Our Suisun Valley Join-In Wine Tour price is $139, and is offered every Saturday, subject to availability. Tasting fees are not included and are charged extra by the wineries. These fees typically run about $20-$25 per person, per winery. Often, (but not always…), tasting fees are waived with wine purchase. All Join-In Wine Tours include a tasty picnic lunch served by your tour guide on the grounds of one of the wineries. Our tours usually last from about 10:30am to about 5:00pm. Pick-up is from local Napa-area hotels and certain Fairfield-area hotels, as well as from area rentals, and from selected meeting spots for those driving in for the day.
You are not required to taste at the wineries, or pay tasting fees for wineries at which you do not taste. There are a couple of wineries that are exceptions to this rule, so if this is your intention, be sure to consult your tour guide. Most of the wineries we visit will allow our guests to share a tasting.
Meeting / Pickup
For our Suisun Valley Tours we can usually pick you up from your hotel or inn within the town of Napa and drop you off at that same place.
Otherwise, we’ll meet you at a pre-arranged public place that has parking. Our meeting place is in downtown Napa located at 600 Main Street (along the riverfront). There is a free parking garage right across the street on levels 2 and 4. Pick-up time for the Suisun Valley Tour from this location is 10:15am. Select “Napa Valley Meeting Location” if you want to book this pick up location online.
If you are staying at some other Napa location, we may still be able to pick you up. Please contact us and let us know where you’re staying and we’ll do our best to accommodate you and see if that option is available on your tour day.
Which Wineries Will We Visit?
There is no set schedule of wineries for tours. Our guides customize the tours for the best winery experiences available on any given day.
May we pick the wineries?
On Join-In Tours, your tour driver will take responsibility for planning the best tour day possible for the entire group. Private tours can choose the wineries they wish to visit.
How much time do we spend at each winery?
There is no set time. The average is about an hour at each winery.
Learn more about these questions as well as many others on our Join-In Wine Tour FAQs page.
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