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Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through North Sonoma County

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    What to Expect
    Your tour will begin with pickup from your Sonoma County hotel. Depending on where you are staying will define the tour region that you will be visiting. If your accommodations are outside of the winery region, you can arrange to meet us a general meeting spot.  

    You’ll visit four charming, backroads wineries and be served a picnic lunch in an idyllic winery setting. Your tour guide will tell fascinating stories and share many interesting tidbits about local history, culture and wine making.

     This is not a smarmy or touristy activity. Our specialty is intimate, light-hearted and truly memorable. This tour is sure to entertain with a very approachable and easy-going style. Discover and savor new experiences tasting some of the world’s most celebrated wines. Our typical guest is not necessarily a wine expert but keen to learn a bit about wine and wine-making, and is open to sharing the experience with a few other like-minded wine adventurers.

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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Most hotels, B&B and some Vacation Rentals in the towns of Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Windsor, & Healdsburg
    Departure Time
    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.
    6h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 4 winery visits
    • Driver Tour Guide
    • Transport by small shuttle
    • Picnic lunch
    • Shared Cheese platter
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Wine tasting fees ($15-$20 at each winery) per person
    • Gratuity for the guide (Suggested 15-20%) per person; Parties of 5 or more traveling together are considered a large party and will have a 15% gratuity charged for the tour guide at the end of the tour.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • **During our high season, (May 1-November 14), this tour operates on Friday, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. Off-season (November 15-April 30), it operates on Fridays and Saturdays.
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 27 August 2019

    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,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank yenneks
    Don R, Owner at Platypus Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

    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...More

    Reviewed 24 July 2019

    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...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Barb B
    Don R, Owner at Platypus Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019

    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...More

    Reviewed 14 November 2018

    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...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    1  Thank Barrie W
    Reviewed 22 July 2018

    We had a super host / driver in BOB. We highly recommend him! Lots of knowledge and the 4 places he selected for us to visit were diverse and yet offered some of the best wines we've ever had a chance to taste. We actually...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Steven B
    Reviewed 17 July 2018

    Bob our tour guide selected small, fantastic wineries for us to visit. His knowledge and that of the winery owners we had the opportunity to meet was amazing. And the wines....wow! And the folks that accompanied us (there were only 7 of us) were as...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Ira T
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    13 March 2019|
    Response from Barrie W | Reviewed this property |
    The tour guides take you to a selection of wineries that are open that day and able to receive visitors. Many are small specialist operations and are likely to be spread out over the valley. Our tour guide selected a... More
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    • Duration: 6h 30m
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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