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Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley

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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Take a tour to four backroad Sonoma wineries, and get more out of your trip to the Sonoma Valley than you would if you explored alone. Not only does your guide pick three impressive wineries to visit, but they also set up a picnic lunch for your group to enjoy in a winery setting. Round-trip transport from your Sonoma hotel and a shared cheese plate are also included.
  • Pack in visits to four Sonoma wineries all in one day
  • Your guide sets up a lovely picnic lunch for your group
  • A shared cheese platter and bottled water are also provided
  • Round-trip transport from your Sonoma-area hotel included for convenience
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3 winery visits
Driver Tour Guide
Transport by small shuttle
Picnic lunch
Bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch
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.

Departure Point

Sonoma, CA 95476, USA

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Platypus Tours Limited
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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 $15-$20 per person at each winery. Many wineries will waive tasting fees if you purchase wine to take home.
Aug 2021
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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Are there Vegetarian options for lunch during the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?
A:Yes, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-free options are available, however, they must be requested in advance. Feel free to let us know of any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I bring my child on the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?
A:This tour is for adults 21 and over. At this time we are unable to accept any guests under 21 years old.
Jun 2021
Q:
How should I dress for the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?
A:It's best to dress in layers, as the mornings can be chilly, and late afternoons can get very warm. Casual dress is best, with comfortable shoes. High heels are NOT recommended.
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I buy wine during the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley to bring home with me?
A:Absolutely! Some wineries will even waive your tasting fees when purchasing wine.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I store the wine I purchase on the bus for the duration of the tour?
A:There is plenty of room to store wine purchases. You can also buy a wine shipper box on the bus for $10 (holds up to 12 bottles.) Fill it up and check it on your return flight. Many wineries are also able to ship if that is more convenient.
Jun 2021
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Can I bring a dog or other animal on the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?
A:Registered service dogs are welcome on the tour. Other animals are not permitted on the tour.
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I participate in the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley if I'm not staying in the Sonoma Valley?
A:Yes - The meeting place in Sonoma is the public parking lot behind the Sonoma State Historic Park Barracks on the Sonoma Plaza. The pick-up time for the Sonoma Valley Tour from this location is 10:30 am.
Jun 2021
Q:
What time is the tour departure for the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?
A:The tour departure is 11 am. Hotel pickups are between 10 and 10:45 am. The local tour operator will contact you a night before the travel date to confirm your exact pickup details.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley.

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star-5
Fabulous wines and education
Symphony_O
, Oct 2021
We had a wonderful experience with our great tour guide Bob from Platypus tours. He was extremely well versed in wine making, in addition to the local area and wineries. This was one of the best tours we have taken in wine country.
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Would love to do this tour with Bob again!
Michael_S
, Oct 2021
Bob was a great host. Engaging, informative and always ready to make the tour a memorable experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Easy, laid back Sonoma wine tour
Jennifer_L
, Jul 2021
Easy pick up and drop off. Reasonably priced wine (note tasting fees are waived if you buy bottles). If you are looking to discover small wineries you might not discover on your own then go with Platypus. For CoVid conscious masks are not required (the choice to wear one is left up to you).
2 travelers found this review helpful

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