Platypus Wine Tours Limited is a tour company specializing in intimate, unforgettable wine tours. We are a team of passionate and very experienced tour guides and support staff. We specialize in tours of the Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley; as well as other magnificent local wine regions, such as Carneros, Russian River, Dry Creek, West Side and Alexander Valley.
If you are seeking a lighthearted and fun approach to tasting and learning about wine, you are in the right place! You have found the anti-wine snob wine tour.
Smaller, charming back roads vineyards, historic wineries and family owned operations are our specialty. We love to bring our guests to hidden gems wineries – many of which they have never even heard of. These places offer some of the world’s tastiest wines!
Napa Valley Join-in Tours (7 Days/Week):
Our Napa Valley group join-in tour lasts about 6 hours and visits three wineries. We specialize in wineries that are small, boutique or family owned, and off the beaten path that change daily. If guests are out and about other days, we are happy to avoid places they have already seen. We are happy to pick up at most hotels in Yountville and across from Bouchon at V Marketplace at 10:45am, and drop back off around 5 pm. Tours are currently limited to 6-8 guests on board our 14-20 passenger tour shuttles to ensure adequate physical distancing. Guests are required to wear face coverings on board the tour shuttle, but can remove them while seated during wine tastings.
The tour costs $119 per person ($139 per person on Saturdays). We include a individually boxed picnic lunch at one of the wineries and chilled bottled water. Guests will also get a production or vineyard tour at one of the wineries. The only thing not included are tasting fees, which are about $15 per person at each stop.
We also offer join-in tours of Sonoma 7 days/week. Guests staying in Yountville will need to meet in downtown Napa at 600 Main Street or directly in Sonoma for this tour option.
Private Tours of Napa or Sonoma (7 Days/Week)
Private Tours can be arranged for groups of 1-20 guests. You are welcome to call us for pricing/availability at (707) 253-2723. We have approximate pricing on our website for party sizes of 1-13 guests here: https://www.platypustours.com/quote-quiz/ . A short form can be filled out within that page that will enable us to follow up on availability and exact pricing via email. Or we have another form that can be filled out for exact pricing and availability for any party size here: https://www.platypustours.com/wine-tours/private-tour/#quote
Once booked in, our private tour specialist works with the guest to create a day curated to their preferences. This is a good option for anyone with specific interests who has a vision for their day in wine country. Works great for those who want boutique wineries and/or iconic big name wineries. Any winery can be included on a private tour. Our private tour team can help guests navigate new winery restrictions related to COVID-19 operating guidelines.
Private tours can add a box picnic lunch, a stop at a restaurant or deli, or an arranged winery lunch. The tour will include plenty of chilled, bottled water and a personal wine tour guide that is highly trained and well informed.
Guests are required to wear face coverings on board the tour shuttle, even if it is a self-contained group, but can remove them while seated during wine tastings.