Napa & Sonoma

Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley

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Small Group Wine Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley
  • 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Take a tour to three backroads Sonoma wineries, and get more out of your trip to the Sonoma Valley than you would if you explored alone, on this small-group, half-day tour. Not only does your guide pick three impressive wineries to visit (tasting fees own expense), but they also set up a picnic lunch for your group to enjoy in a winery setting. Round-trip transport from your Sonoma hotel is also included, so you can focus on enjoyment and leave the driving to someone else.
  • Visit three top Sonoma wineries all in one tour (tasting fees own expense)
  • Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch at one of the wineries
  • This small-group tour is capped at 12 to keep things personal
  • Round-trip transport from your Sonoma hotel is included

What's Included

  • 3 winery visits
  • Driver Tour Guide
  • Transport by small shuttle
  • Picnic lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within tour region (Not San Francisco)
  • Lunch
  • Wine tasting fees ($20-$25 at each winery) per person
  • Gratuity for the guide (Suggested 18-20%) per person.
  • Groups of 5 or more traveling together will be charged a 20% gratuity for the guide at the end.

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Sonoma Plaza
    Sonoma, CA 95476, USA

    The parking lot behind the Sonoma Jack Cheese Company (please contact us at (707) 253-2723 for detailed directions).

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2024

    Friday - Saturday : 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2024

    Friday - Saturday : 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2024

    Friday - Saturday : 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the departure location for the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?

A:This tour includes hotel pickup from most hotels in the Sonoma area. After your reservation is confirmed, call the phone number on your ticket to provide your contact information, so the office can contact you to coordinate pickup.

Aug 2021

Q:Can I be picked up from my hotel in San Francisco for the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?

A:Unfortunately, there are no hotel pickups in San Francisco.

Jun 2021

Q:Which wineries will we visit during the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?

A:During the tour, you will visit three different wineries. The wineries are selected in advance by the tour guide and change daily.

Aug 2021

Q:Can I pick the wineries that we visit during the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?

A:The tour guide selects the wineries you will visit in advance, so guests do not pick the wineries. If there are specific wineries you have already seen or plan to visit, let the office know and we can avoid those wineries on the day of the tour.

Aug 2021

Q:How long do we stay at each winery during the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?

A:While there is no set time to spend at each winery, the group typically stays about 75 minutes at each stop. You'll stay a little longer at the winery where lunch is served.

Aug 2021

Q:Are tasting fees included in the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?

A:Tasting fees are not included. Each winery charges a tasting fee and prices depend on the flight you choose. Typically, the tasting fees are $20-$25 per person at each winery. Many wineries will waive tasting fees if you purchase wine to take home.

Feb 2022

Q:Do I need to bring ID for the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?

A:Yes - you will need a photo ID to participate in the tastings at the various wineries we visit.

Aug 2021

Q:How many people can join the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?

A:This small-group tour has 8 to 12 guests on board.

Aug 2021

Q:What type of vehicle is used during the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?

A:The tour is offered in a small shuttle bus. The shuttles have perimeter seating, so guests can better get to know each other.

Aug 2021

Q:What options are there for lunch during the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?

A:The boxed picnic lunch is served on the grounds of one of the wineries. It consists of turkey & cheese sandwiches on Ciabatta bread, homemade fresh quinoa salad, sliced fruit, a rolled-oat dessert cake, and bottled water.

Aug 2021

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reneetdiaz
Had the best time with Andy who was extremely knowledgeable about Sonoma and wine in general. The small group was amazing and it made the trip so much more enjoyable. It turned out to be a great group of people to spend wine tasting with! I highly recommend Platypus for all your wine tasting needs. It was worth it.

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Great fun on a beautiful day!
Mary_V, Apr 2024
My friend and I signed up for this hoping to be introduced to some wineries in the area and we were not disappointed. We thought Andy did a very good job driving, informing us, giving us a history of the area, providing us with lists of places to eat or visit in the region... the three wineries we visited were perfect and lunch was delicious and plentiful. We'd do this again and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a wine tour. They go all over so call and ask about the place you'd like to visit!
Great Tasting Day
Robert_D, Mar 2024
Dave is a great guide, sharing useful information and local history. The choice of vineyards was very good. Highly recommend.
Totally worth it!
Elizabeth_K, Mar 2024
Went on this tour for our sister's trip. It was so great. Got to meet with the winemakers and learn the processes along with tasting some great wines.
Perfect 40th Birthday!
AngelaK_D, Jan 2024
We had a wonderful time touring Sonoma! Dave was awesome and took us to four different wineries. This was our first time visiting wine country for my 40th Birthday. Platypus tours made this experience super fun and relaxing. Show up, drink wine and have fun!
We had a blast
Heidi_K, Jan 2024
Linda I worked tour guide was terrific she was very knowledgeable about the wineries. Even on a rainy day we managed a terrific afternoon . The folks on board we just had a blast. If you purchase wines and are flying home you cannot carry them on board the plane.
Very enjoyable
Peggy_W, Nov 2023
Our host - Army was awesome! Enjoyed the wineries, especially the first two wineries. The last winery, the third one which was the last winery was a little stingy with their wine pours. All of the other people on the tour with us were very nice!
Kyle with Platypus Tours...
Danielle_L, Oct 2023
Kyle with Platypus Tours was great! We got to visit 3 wineries in Sonoma and learned so much about wine-making. Would highly recommend!
Great tour
Bruce_B, Jul 2023
Paul at Ty Caron was by far the best. Jason was a fantastic guide !! We had a great time with everyone!!
Rob was our driver. ...
Elaine_H, Jul 2023
Rob was our driver. There was one other couple so there was five of us counting the driver. . He was very personable and made it a very enjoyable experience. He also was very knowledgeable regarding wines and the wineries. We loved going to Buena Vista which was the oldest winery. It was a beautiful winery and delicious wines especially the one called the Sheriff. The Ty Caton vineyards was an enjoyable wine tasting. Paul was our sommelier. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the winery and the wines. He made the wine tasting an enjoyable experience with his stories. We would definitely want to do another tour with Rob and Platypus tours again.
Went to 3 small wineries...
Jack_M, Jun 2023
Went to 3 small wineries at relaxed pace. Chris our host was awesome ensuring everyone had a great experience.
Awesome wine tour with our awesome guide, Jason!
Talia_M, May 2023
My parents, husband and I had such a great time on this tour with our guide, Jason. He was incredibly knowledgeable about all things winemaking and the region. He spent a ton of time with us sharing his wisdom and making sure we were taken care of the whole time. We visited 3 smaller wineries and had a delicious lunch at the 2nd one. Would highly recommend this tour to everyone and hope we get to come back soon!
Best wine tour
Antoinette_G, Apr 2023
Our driver was so knowledgeable and fun. The entire trip was incredible. The winery's he selected were perfect and the they were all very kind and accommodating. The wines were amazing.
Girls Wine Trip
Kathi_G, Feb 2023
More than I could have expected! Our tour guide really made the day the best experience imaginable. Stopped at 4 wineries that were smaller in size but the wines were fabulous.
Great tour
Julia_A, Feb 2023
Our guide was courteous, helpful and very knowledgeable about the wine business. The wineries he took us to were great choices, and all seemed genuinely interested to teach us and share their wines. It was a fun day!
James was an awesome tour...
Ricky_C, Dec 2022
James was an awesome tour guide! He took us to some great wineries.We had a blast! Would definitely recommend Platypus to friends!
Lasting memories…
Teryl_H, Nov 2022
I really enjoyed the more intimate smaller number your group and the very personal visits to the private wineries. Created irreplaceable lasting memories!!! Tony was excellent!!!
Best wine tour we’ve ever been on
Heather_F, Nov 2022
We had such a fun day on our girls trip to Sonoma. Dave was amazing, kind and knowledgeable and we had a wonderful time laughing with him and the rest of the tour all day.
Fun time in Sonoma
Maria_N, Oct 2022
We had a grand time on the tour! Our tour guide was very friendly and informative. In fact, my husband said we should have taken the tour in Napa also!
Amazing, 10/10 recommend
Ali_R, Oct 2022
I am so glad we did this. Sarah picked us up at our front door in Napa, took us to three amazing wineries in Sonoma and helped us to get a box to ship our purchases back. The lunch was also great. We went to three different experiences and felt like we got the best of Sonoma in a day. I will 100% do another platypus tour next time I’m back.
Fun way to experience the wine country!
Kris_M, Jul 2022
This was the first wine tour for my daughter and me. Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting and chose three diverse wineries to visit. We were lucky to travel with a friendly, fun group. It was a wonderful way to spend the day in wine country! I would highly recommend it!

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