I was only in Napa Valley for a day so I wanted to make the most out of my day there. It was impossible to figure out which vineyard to visit because there's so many in Napa Valley + I didn't want to visit commercial vineyards. Having read the amazing reviews on tripadvisor, I decided to join the platypus tour. The tour did not fall short of all the great reviews!
Typically, when I go on a tour we won't really have a chance to speak to other travelers but my boyfriend and I were put together with a great bunch of people whom we ended up exchanging contacts with and really got to know.
In a small group of 9, we were scheduled to 4 different vineyards which our tour guide, Armando chose. We went to vineyards with more of a local flavor, smaller sized and learned a lot about wines. ALL the vineyards we went were great - high-quality wine. Needless to say, we all bought some wine to bring back :)
Armando was a great tour guide: funny, experienced and very helpful. I'm from Hong Kong and he was quick to help regarding my problems with shipping wine back to HK. Oh! AND he's a photographer so those who want great photos are sure to be satisfied with his photo-taking skills!
If you're in Napa Valley, I highly recommend Platypus.
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