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Platypus Wine Tours No. 3 on TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Tours in the U.S.

Posted on March 21, 2016

Platypus Wine Tours is thrilled to be ranked No. 3 among the “Top 10 Tours in the U.S.” recently by TripAdvisor and its users. The list is based on the quality and quantity of reviews among travelers around the country by the World’s Largest Travel Community, with more weight given More..

New Video on the Platypus Wine Tours Home Page

Posted on January 05, 2016

Check out the new Platypus Wine Tours Video on our home page! We’re excited about this new video, especially the aerial shots. It really does convey the unique nature of our tours – they’re social and fun and really get the our clients into the hidden gem wineries, where they More..

Wine Country Recipes – Birthday Quinoa Salad

Posted on July 24, 2015

Here’s another of our favorite Wine Country Recipes we’d like to share with you – Birthday Quinoa Salad, which is occasionally part of the picnic lunch we provide on our Platypus Wine Tours. Enjoy! Birthday Quinoa Salad Ingredients 1 cup “regular” quinoa 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 small onion, More..

Sirah vs Syrah vs Shiraz vs Sera

Posted on December 30, 2014

Syrah, Petite Sirah, Shiraz . . . they’re all the same, right? Not quite. While all of these grapes produce big, bold, spicy red wines, one of these things (varietals) is not like the others. In short, Syrah and Shiraz refer to the same type of dark-skinned grape grown in More..

Tedeschi Family Winery

Posted on November 19, 2014

We love Tedeschi Family Winery because they make hand-crafted, premium old world style delicious wines the old-fashioned way, in small batches (about 1200 cases annually) with no shortcuts and offered with family style hospitality. Tedeschi believes that wine is ultimately defined by the vineyard, and they make their wines to showcase More..