Private Wine Tours


  • Private, customized wine tour designed specifically for you
  • Taste some of the world’s most delicious wines
  • Take in awesome and inspiring views
  • Learn tidbits of local wine making history and culture
  • Personal, highly trained and informed drivers/tour guides
  • Flexible pricing options
  • Lunch option is available
  • Simple and straightforward quoting and booking process


Take our quiz and find out your vehicle options with prices. Interested? Just click the vehicle and fill out our quick form. Our staff will be in touch shortly to answer all your questions.

You will love your tour with us.
What makes us so confident?

Partially because we are so very grateful and excited to be doing this kind of work. I founded this company way back in 2004, and most of the members of our tour guide team have been with me for years. In that time we’ve learned a great deal, mastered the complexities and nuances, and built an incredible array of relationships throughout the Napa Valley and Sonoma County wine country.

We are fixated on the notion that we can provide an awesome, lifetime-memorable tour for each of our tour clients.

I really hope you’ll give us a try!


Don Rickard

Founder, Platypus Tours Limited

Larger group tours like birthday parties, wedding-related tours and family reunions? Yes we do! Corporate outings like company off-sites, incentive events, and board retreats? Yes, yes, and yes! Please call our private tour specialists at 707-207-4236.

Custom Pricing Quote Request

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Private Tour Quote Request

The process couldn’t be easier!
Your private wine tour can be tailored to your specific preferences, if you like. Prepackaged private tours may be viewed here. Hourly rates are determined by a number of factors, such as how many guests will be on board, the day and season you choose, and how far away we’ll have to come to pick your party up. We can pick you up from a wide radius, including San Francisco, San Jose, the Bay Area, the Sacramento area and beyond. Quoted tour prices are inclusive of all taxes and fuel fees.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

More Information

Since private tours are customizable, what might your perfect idyllic day in the Wine Country look like?

Well, are you looking for awesome views and manicured grounds?

Tasting world-class wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc?

Meeting wine-makers and winery owners and perhaps even tasting wines at their homes?

Are you into wine cave tours? Barrel tastings? Food and wine pairings? Exploring the grounds?

How about mountainside wineries? Elegant chateaus? Farmhouses? Historic ghost wineries?

This region offers such a wide variety of unique, lifetime memorable activities, so there are litterally thousands of different combinations available for creating a perfect wine-tasting day!

Because wine tours is our whole focus (and our passion), we have tons of wine tour experience and many years actively cultivating relationships with a wide range of beautiful and amazing wineries to provide the most compelling wine tasting experiences. 

We’ve come to know which does what best at whatever it is you might be looking for, and we would love to put that expertise to work for you!

Wine Tasting Fees
Tasting fees are charged by wineries to compensate them for the wines they pour. These fees can vary widely from one winery to another. The average tasting fee is currently about $25 to $45 per guest for anywhere from four to nine tastes (an ounce or two). Some charge less and some charge more. Nearly all wineries charge these fees, but most will waive them if you are purchasing wine.
Meeting | Pickup

We’re happy to pick you up from your home or hotel, anywhere in the Napa or Sonoma wine country, in San Francisco, or any other accessible location within 50 or so miles of Napa or Sonoma. Quotes will vary depending on pick-up location.

General Questions

How can I determine if you have a tour vehicle available on my preferred tour date?

As soon as you contact us or submit a form, we’ll confirm that we have a guide and vehicle available for your tour date.

How far in advance should I reserve my tour?

There is no set length of time to ensure availability. Saturday and holiday weekends fill up the fastest. Fall is our busiest season, followed closely by summer.

How many guests can you accommodate?
Our fleet can handle all different sizes of groups large and small, so theoretically there is no limit.

Learn more about these questions as well as many others on our Private Wine Tours FAQ page.

“We wanted to thank you for arranging our trips. It was a wonderful three days of tours and tasting. MJ was a wonderful tour guide and very knowledgeable. If she didn’t know the answer she had it for us later in the day or the next day. We liked having the same driver all three days it was great getting to know her a little more instead of starting fresh each day. You were so accommodating with our requested and pre planned reservations but I have to say that White Rock and Jarvis were the highlight of the trip. We have realized the small wineries have lots to offer with great wines and a MUCH more personalized experience. Thanks again and I am sure you will hear from us again when we return. “

Suzanne L., Ohio

October 12, 2020