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“Oustanding Time!”

Platypus Wine Tours
Ranked #1 of 233 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
Tampa, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Oustanding Time!”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I recently took the tour. Samantha was outstanding. Extremely informative and professional. It was less than 10 minutes before everyone on the bus was laughing and having a great time. We went to some smaller wineries that gave us personalized attention which we would not have gotten else where. Once we arrived at the last winery, no one wanted to leave. We stayed a little longer than expected and hung out with the owner and played bocce ball! It was the best day of our 7 day vacation. Would recommend without hesitation. Ask for Samantha. Currently having post-vacation depression..LOL Wish we could do Platypus once a month!

Visited July 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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“Amazing & fun experience!”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our guide, Marlene, made this amazing tour even more amazing than we could have anticipated! She was fun, very knowledgeable about wine and the area and very engaging. She took us to four wineries ... all with a different vibe, which gave a well-rounded experience and let us drink some really unique wines! I can't recommend Platypus tours highly enough - especially Marlene!!

Visited July 2014
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San Francisco, California
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“Excellent tour guide, perfect day!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We booked a tour for 10 people, last minute, and Platypus was nice enough to add another bus to that date for us. There didn't end up being any other passengers outside our party on the bus which was lucky! Our tour guide, Mike, was really fun and took us to some very neat, niche wineries that we probably wouldn't have found on our own. I've toured Napa and Sonoma before and went to all the "big name" wineries, but the hosts at the smaller ones were much more interesting and entertaining. The picnic lunch at one of the wineries was good but you may want to bring some snacks for later in the day.

Visited July 2014
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Panama City, Panama
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“Great service, very enjoyable day, thank you STEVE!!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We started out at 10:15 am which I thought was too early but worked out great because we arrived at our first winery at 11:00. Steve was right on time, he was so informative on the history of Napa and the wine making process. He selected small, family owned wineries that were a little off the beaten path, it was wonderful! No tourists, quiet, and very private. We had a very nice lunch at the second winery on top of a hill overlooking the valley.

Visited July 2014
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“Fantastic, enjoyable experience.”
Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Marlene was super nice and picked a good variety for the four wineries so we could see the difference. We had an incredible time. She was knowledgeable, pleasant, and went out of her way to make sure we got the most out of the experience. We were lucky and had a nice group of 8 where nobody got belligerent or out of control, unlike that last guy who afterwards wrote a horrible review ;) Several people told us Platypus is the way to go when booking a Napa or Sonoma wine tour.

Visited July 2014
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