Don Rickard

Platypus Tours

Don is the founder and president of Platypus Tours, a transportation company that specializes in wine tours in the Napa Valley, the Sonoma Valley and also in the Russian River and Healdsburg areas of Northern California. Founded in 2004, this company has been recognized by TripAdvisor and the Napa Chamber of Commerce for extraordinary guest service. It currently employs about forty tour guides and nine reservation staff. Previous to this company, Don was employed as a restaurant manager. He also co-founded a roommate referral agency with offices in San Francisco and in Seattle. Don now lives in Napa with his wife, Kathy and their three dogs.

Don will be one of three experts on the Panel Discussion:

What makes a Successful winery visit?>>

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