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“Marlene was great”

Platypus Wine Tours
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Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa or Sonoma Wine Country
Ranked #1 of 245 Food & Drink in Napa
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Owner description: $110 Wine Tour. Join us on a Platypus small-group wine tour of the Napa Valley, the Sonoma Valley or the Russian River / Healdsburg wine country! You’ll visit four charming, backroads wineries, be served a picnic lunch in a winery setting and learn many interesting tidbits: local history, culture and wine making. Our specialty is intimate, fun and memorable wine tours. This is a social tour for folks who are interested in tasting some of the world’s most celebrated wines, but are not necessarily wine experts. Hotel pick-up included. Tasting fees not included. Last-minute inquiries are also welcome! We offer private tours as well. Did we mention, fun?! TCP-21230-P
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Marlene Paulson was our guide - her communication leading up to the tour was excellent. We had several wineries in mind and she booked a tasting for us. She made the tour an easy going experience. We had a nice picnic lunch at one of the wineries. After one disappointing winery (which we chose) she offered to suggest a winery that might be more appropriate based on our preferences. She was correct and we enjoyed the winery and bought from them. I would book through Platypus again and definitely ask for Marlene.

Thank S B
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

We had a great experience with Platypus Wine Tours! They came recommended to us by the Inn in which we stayed in and Mike Small (Keith Urban look alike) was a super tour guide! All of the people (there were 8 of us) on the tour stayed at the same hotel so that made the tour even more enjoyable. Mike was very knowledgeable about the history of the wineries and their owners. The tour provided us with lunch (and they were conscious of people's dietary needs) at one of the wineries which was great. I would use again and recommend the services of Platypus Wine Tours!

Thank Ana N
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Our tour guide, Scott, was phenomenal! I really did not know what to expect by this tour, and was completely blown away! We were first time visitors to Napa, and this was a great way to get to know the area. We had an interesting combination of people on our trip, and Scott knew where to go for everyone. It was an amazing experience and I would recommend to everyone! Delicious cheese plate on bus and lunch at one of our tour stops.

Thank Michelle_from_MI
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Only $99 for the whole day including a picnic lunch! You can't beat the price or level of service. Our guide/driver Steve planned an excellent day of wine tasting at the smaller, less commercial wineries in Napa. We visited 4 family wineries that had very different styles and flavors to meet everyone's taste. Steve made all the reservations and arrangements for private tastings and a spectacular picnic lunch. Several of the vineyard owners/wine makers attended the private and informal wine tastings with us, which was not only a treat but really allowed you to connect with the people that create the wine, not just the corporations that sell it. It was obvious that the wineries really appreciated Steve and loved working with him. They opened bottles off the tasting menu and really went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Steve handled transport and storage of all the bottles we purchased until the end of the day. Steve also provided fancy cheese and cracker plates between the wineries and an unending flow of ice-cold bottled water to keep us hydrated during the day.

We were combine with a fun-loving group of other travelers for the day and had an awesome time. We made friendships that will last beyond this trip. For a great way to see the real Napa valley without having to worry about driving this is the way to go. We will definitely recommend this service and Steve to all of our friends.

Thank William M
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

Our tour guide Amanda was the best! She was very knowledgeable about the area and took us to some really neat boutique wineries. The wine and food were great, and I'd definitely recommend this tour to first-time Napa visitors.

Thank NogginAndMe
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