There are lots and lots of wine tours in Napa Valley but Platypus came highly recommended. I think what sets them apart is a no nonsense approach as well as the friendly treatment toward their riders. My tour guide Michelle was no exception; she made us feel so comfortable, and introduced every one on the shuttle to each other.
We went to 4 different wineries, each one had their specialties, and all were pretty much off the beaten path. Hill Wine Company, Rutherford Ranch Winery, David Fulton Winery, and Hopper Creek Winery were our stops and we were treated like royalty at each one. This is the special treatment you get when you go on a known wine tour. Another advantage of going with a tour is, you don’t have to worry about driving. So you can sit back and enjoy without being concerned about drinking too much, nice right!
The only thing I can say that needs improvement from my perspective is their picnic lunch. I felt it could have been a touch more gourmet then just turkey, salami, and roast beef sandwiches on croissants. After all, we are in Napa Valley. There was just one accompanying salad of quinoa; they could have given us more of a variety, especially because we taste wines with out lunch.
All in all, this is a fantastic tour. They took Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail which provided a great cross section of the valley, and seeing all the glorious sites. The wineries chosen were places that I would not have found on my own, boutique wineries with small production.
This is the way to go, no worries just good clean fun, and lots of great wines!