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: 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.

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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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