Platypus Wine Tours



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!

Make a Platypus Wine Tour reservation online now or call (707) 253-2723.

Here are some of our favorite Russian River Wineries.  Here is a handy directory of many of wine country’s best wineries.  You can use this directory while creating a custom, Private Tour.  Please note that Join-in Tour wineries are selected by our experienced guides.

Address: 2064 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Adrian Fog was born from the idea that Pinot Noir should have a sense of place and that the vineyard is the birthplace of great wine. All of their vineyards are selected for their individuality. By hand selecting cool climate fruit from small vineyards, Adrian Fog is able to maintain the unique signature and personality of the vineyard.

Winery Phone Number: 707-431-1174
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Address: 1150 Darms Ln, Napa, CA 94558
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Darms Lane is a family owned and operated boutique vineyard in Napa Valley.   We are committed to delivering quality wines from our family to yours.   Our estate grown wines hail from our vineyard located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley.  We also make a wine that is sourced fruit from the Dutton Ranch in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County.

Winery Phone Number: 707-224-4200
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Address: 1791 Olivet Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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A new and improved tasting room features an elegant yet distinctly Sonoma country feel. The estate vineyards are in transition to being biodynamically farmed, tailored specifically for Pinot Noir - Chardonnay and Zinfandel. You'll find a visit here is a relaxed day of wine tasting among friends. Guests are encouraged to picnic in the beautiful lawn area adjacent to the vineyards.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-755-3300
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Address: 13250 River Rd
Guerneville, CA 95446
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Korbel Champagne Cellars is a winery based in Guerneville, California. Since 1882, Korbel has primarily manufactured California champagne using the méthode champenoise process. In this process, champagne is fermented inside the same bottle from which it is served.

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Winery Phone Number: 707- 824-7000
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Address: 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive
Santa Rosa, CA
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Opened in May of 1994, the Paradise Ridge estate is a haven where guests bring their friends to savor vineyard-designated wines and take in sweeping wine country views. Their estate tasting room and events building, as well as their wine making building were destroyed in the fires of 2017. Luckily their vineyards and art survived and became a source of comfort to the community. Rebuilt and opened in the fall of 2019, the tasting room and events building are again a stunning setting to enjoy estate wines.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-528-9463
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