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“Take this tour!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Platypus Wine Tours

Platypus Wine Tours
101 S Coombs St, Napa, CA 94559
+1 707-253-2723
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Ranked #1 of 165 Food & Drink in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: $110 Per person: Join other fun-loving wine tasters aboard our small-group shuttle for a guided tour of smaller, historic & backroads wineries. Picnic lunch, served at a winery is included. We feature some of the most beautiful wineries and some of the tastiest wines in the area. We'll discuss local history and culture, as well as wine making info. Choose Napa Valley or Sonoma. Make the most of your short time in the wine country! This is a social, light-hearted activity. Did we mention, fun?
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“Take this tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We took a tour of Sonoma with DJ, our driver and guide. There were only 3 couples on the tour and we all happened to be partial to reds so DJ kept that in mind. He also asked us if we wanted to tour large or boutique wineries - again unanimous votes for the boutique. We started out at GunBun, then Anaba where we had a great picnic lunch outside right next to the vineyard, then Little, Wellington and VJB. What a terrific tour. DJ shared his knowledge of Sonoma having grown up there and entertained us with trivia and jokes along the way. It was our last day on vacation otherwise I would have thought about another tour. We hope to come back for another tour next year and stay in Sonoma (we stayed in Napa where DJ picked us up). One last thing - if you are hesitant about touring with people you don't know, don't be - we had a wonderful experience.

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“Fun, fun day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Our all-day wine tour with 5 other couples was absolutely fantastic! The 4 wineries were charming and each had it's own special flavor. We especially loved the personal attention from the young gentleman at Arger-Martucci. Barry,our excellent driver and guide, kept us safe, well-hydrated, and we appreciated his knowledge of the area, wine tips, and quiet humor. Lunch was delightful overlooking the vineyard, and the fruit/cheese platter was a perfect ending to our day. It was a wonderful first-time experience in Napa and we thank you, Platypus Tours, for the superb 5-star service. We will recommend you highly!
Happy visitors from Florida

Visited September 2012
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“Great tour, great guide!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We really enjoyed our tour and friendly service both by the Platypus tour guide "Roxie" and the guides at each of the beautiful wineries. We were provided with delicious snacks and lunch. Very nice, easy paced day with lots of great views and learning more about wine. We got to visit a few great wineries that were not on the main road- we would have missed if we had gone ourselves. So nice to let someone else drive!

Visited October 2011
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Napa, California
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“Platypus Wine tours was great.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Our driver Army Moreno, was so entertaining and fun. The 4 of us had a great time and the provided lunch was awesome.

Harriett Speight
Moss Beach, CA

Visited September 2012
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“Such a unique experience! Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Army led our group to very different wineries - Ballentine where we watched the crush; David Fulton where we had a beautiful picnic; Domaine Charbray where we wind our way up Spring Mtn to see Napa below and learned about the distilling nature of the grape; and Helena View where we were educated on market tastes by Charlie, a genus with wine! Army's tour was a highlight for all of us! We were strangers at the beginning of the day and left friends...though maybe some of that was all the winery tastings...hmmm

Visited September 2012
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