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Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through North Sonoma County
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Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through North Sonoma County

By Platypus Wine Tours
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$129.69
per adult
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$129.69
per adult

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Ages 21-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:
6h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • 3 winery visits
  • Driver Tour Guide
  • Transport by small shuttle
  • Picnic lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within tour region (Not San Francisco)
  • Lunch
What's not included
  • Wine tasting fees ($20-$25 at each winery) per person
  • Gratuity for the guide (Suggested 18-20%) per person.
  • Groups of 5 or more traveling together will be charged a 20% gratuity for the guide at the end.


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please call or email the local operator after booking to be provided with the exact pickup time based on your location. We also require a mobile number in the event we need to reach you the day of the tour.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6285P6

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Please call local operator after booking to provide a mobile phone number and an email address
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through North Sonoma County
  • We are showing awesome (and COVID-safe) wine tours! Vehicles are frequently sanitized. Hand sanitizer on bus. Per CDC transportation guidelines, we recommend guests wear masks on board the tour shuttle. Safe, but still really fun.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through North Sonoma County?
Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through North Sonoma County price starts from $129.69. Discover and book Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through North Sonoma County on Tripadvisor
What is the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through North Sonoma County cancellation policy?
Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through North Sonoma County cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through North Sonoma County on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through North Sonoma County?
Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through North Sonoma County is hosted by Platypus Wine Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Platypus Wine Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through North Sonoma County on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6285P6

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Healdsburg
  • You'll return to the starting point
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Michelle2839
Michelle2839
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Fun day!
Great wineries that I would have never found if on my own. James was a wonderful guide and we had such a fun group!
denitap2013
denitap2013
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Wonderful and Fun
My sisters and I went on this tour as a birthday celebration. We had so much fun! The tour Stephen Johnson guide wa
V5236AFstevev
V5236AFstevev
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Our experience was great. We would definitely do this again with this company
If you’re searching for a wine tour of Napa but it’s can’t choose, stop stressing and just book this tour. You won’
Pete V
Pete V
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A+++ for Platypus Tours and Rob!
Our 3rd time using Platypus tours and once again they did not disappoint. We were fortunate to get Rob (2nd time we
michelesP2260JM
michelesP2260JM
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Exceeded my expectations!
Excellent experience! We went to 3 wineries across the valley. Our driver Army was great and knowledgeable. The
Karendepauw
Karendepauw
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Perfect
It was fantastic! We went on small and special wineries, the driver Louis was perfect! It's a must do in Napa, we a
Davey L
Davey L
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Outstanding tour
Outstanding tour. Well organized and executed by tour guide Josh. Visited a nice mix of vineyards and met great peo
NICOLEDY214
NICOLEDY214
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Sipping Wine and meeting new people
Enjoyed the day sipping on wine from three wineries. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and local to Napa. Boxed
hannahu156
hannahu156
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Great day but not really a tour
Overall day was great and the wineries were lovely, however our guide was more of a driver than a tour guide. We di
So_CalGirlsMom
So_CalGirlsMom
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OUR GUIDE WAS FANTASTIC!
10 stars for our guide, Steve. He is so knowledgeable about the area and all things wine. I thought the winery ch
Cmac1688
Cmac1688
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9-person Private Group Tour
We did a private 9-person group tour. We had a fantastic time on our Wine Tour with Platypus Wine Tours. The sales
procket
procket
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Amazing service.
The communication from platypus was amazing. They contacted us about when we would be picked up and the length of t
Rob Q
Rob Q
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A must-do in Napa
This is a must-do for anyone visiting Napa. Platypus do all the hard work and leave us to enjoy excellent vineyards
Ahunt224
Ahunt224
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Awesome Tour!
Highly recommend this tour. Our guide Sam was fabulous. He knew so much about wine country and shared his knowledge
Susan P
Susan P
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Disappointed with Platypus
My husband and I have take Platypus wine tours before and had an outstanding experience. Sadly, this was not the ca
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kleb94
Philadelphia, PA7 contributions
My first time in CA wine country, Loved it ! Platypus did an excellent job, Courtney our driver was delightful. We visited 3 vineyards as a 10 person group and everyone seemed to enjoy the experience. We spent time with the founders/owners of the first two vineyard's, Trattore Farms & Rickard’s winery, and learned a lot about the business of operating a vineyard and the making of wine. We had a nice lunch and made our way to the third and final vineyard, where we had a typical tasting and less education. We would highly recommend working with Platypus to get a full experience of California Wine Country.
Written September 8, 2022
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It's so great to hear that your first visit to our beautiful region was so enjoyable, and that you so loved Courtney! We feel the same way about her. It is not uncommon for the winery founders and wine makers to appear and spend time with our groups during our visits, which is one of the big treats of visiting these smaller backroads wineries. Hope we'll see you again sometime soon!
Written September 11, 2022
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Cynthia E
Houston, Texas35 contributions
We enjoyed the small group wine tasting tour. We felt comfortable with the size of the group and were able to chat with everyone with laughs. 2 Out of the 3 wineries were a great experience with beautiful views, interesting facts, welcoming hosts. The 3rd winery was a standard tasting room with no particular group activity. Courtney, our driver, was great! She was in the background and yet took care of us the whole time. Categorized our wine purchases and helped us with anything. Thank you for a great experience.
Written September 10, 2022
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I'm so glad you loved Courtney's tour! This is her first season guiding our join-in tours, and she seems to be picking it up so quickly. I appreciate the winery feedback, too; we are always reaching out to new wineries to improve our selection for these tours. Thanks for posting!
Written September 11, 2022
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slayman4
Orlando, FL75 contributions
We just returned from Sonoma County and taking a Platypus Tour. What a great day we had!!!! We meet some really wonderful people and tasted some really great wines. Army our driver was a great guide. I would highly recommend this tour group when your in wine country. They took care of all the details. All we has to do was sit back and soak in the day.
Written July 6, 2022
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Thanks so much, Slayman! Everybody loves Army. We have had the great fortune of having him on our tour guide team for almost fifteen years, and I can't even calculate the number of tour guests he has delighted for us over that time. Go, Army!
Written July 20, 2022
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Amy S
3 contributions
Friends
Our guide Army made the whole experience for us. He was very informative, engaging and a lot of fun. The winery's we visited gave interesting talks by the wine experts and lunch was delicious outside in the shade surrounded by vines full of grapes. Highly recommend this tour.
Written September 12, 2022
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Cindy W
Key West, FL1 contribution
This was an excellent tour from start to finish. Our host Cortney was wonderful and we visited three beautiful vineyards. A special thank you to Jenna for organizing such a great trip!
Fun group on board our trip.
Written July 24, 2022
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Barb B
Mequon, WI23 contributions
Friends
Our host, Steve organized a great day visiting small wineries in North Sonoma County. We were picked up at our hotel and sampled wines from four distinctly different wineries. During the day, Steve prepared a delicious lunch in the most incredible setting. We had a great time with our small group which included people of varying ages from across the US. Visiting wineries with a small group made for a very fun day!
Written July 24, 2019
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Our guides will always do their best to choose the most idyllic winery-grounds location possible to serve our picnic lunch. Choosing wineries is one of the most important guide skills, and no one is better at this than Steve. He puts a lot of thought into it, and even goes out to investigate new wineries on his days off. Thanks so much for posting, Barb!
Written September 5, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

yenneks
Hilton Head, SC148 contributions
We decided upon a private tour and we had the best Platypus tour guide, quiet but listening, very knowledgeable. We're not unfriendly but we had some specific places we wished to experience and that means you really need to go private. Very clean luxury vehicle, prompt scheduling kept on time throughout. We could not have possibly enjoyed a better private tour. When we booked they listened. When we were picked up, our tour guide listened. They delivered. Perfect.
Written August 26, 2019
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I appreciate that feedback very much, and I'm delighted that your private tour with us met your needs and your expectations so well! For private tours, our guests often have places or experiences they are really hoping for, and we'll always take the time to understand just what those are and then do our very best to pull that specific tour day together. Other guests have only general ideas of what would constitute an ideal tour day, and we're very happy to accommodate them as well. On your tour day, your guide can be as interactive or as unobtrusive as you prefer. Again, different private tours call for different skills, and we know the difference. Best wishes!
Written August 29, 2019
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Barrie W
Victoria, Canada21 contributions
Couples
A small group tour with Platypus (we had four in our group) allows you to experience the broad variety of wineries in Santa Rosa wine country. Our tour guide picked us up at our hotel, took us to four wineries, and gave us an excellent and comprehensive description of the wine making process - from the history and practice of growing the grapes right through to the wine in the glass ready for tasting. The character of each winery varied, from the well-groomed country style where the person behind the bar was very knowledgeable, but not the actual vintner, to the rustic farm shed winery where the owner and wine maker gave us an intimate view of the business and pleasure of following his passion. Our guide, Chris, provided us with a prepared light picnic lunch and welcome, friendly patter as we made our way through the rich vineyard country north of Santa Rosa.
Written November 13, 2018
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SunFunSun
Roxbury, NJ427 contributions
Couples
We chose Platypus based on their reviews. We wanted to go with a tour group on our first day to get our "feet wet" before we headed out on our own. We were part of a group of 8 very nice people (plus us 2) and were led by the very knowledgeable Andy Hyman. Andy took us to 4 Sonoma wineries which he selected and they were all great! We had fun, plus learned so much from Andy and each wine maker. We even went to a cave tasting which was on my To Do List for the trip. We will definitely go with Platypus again and ask for Andy when we return to the area.
Written May 29, 2018
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Laura M
1 contribution
Perfect day! Steven was our driver and he was knowledgeable and fun. We had the perfect mix of small family owned wineries to larger spots with an amazing view. Can’t wait to come back soon.
Written August 22, 2022
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