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Unforgettable Sips: Your Guide to Calistoga Napa Valley Wineries

Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, Calistoga is a wine lover's paradise. Known for its relaxed atmosphere and world-class wineries, Calistoga offers an unforgettable wine tasting experience. The region is also home to hot springs and stunning nature that make the...

Beyond the Grape: Exploring the Terroir of Napa Valley Wineries

For many, Napa Valley conjures up images of rolling hills adorned with lush vineyards, charming wineries, and of course, exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon.  While the grape varietal plays a crucial role, the magic behind a truly exceptional Napa Valley wine lies deeper –...

Seared Ahi Tuna with Seared Watermelon & Avocado Salad

This recipe combines the rich taste of seared ahi tuna with the refreshing sweetness of seared watermelon and creamy avocado in a delightful summer salad. Ingredients: For the Tuna: 2 ahi tuna steaks (each about 1 inch thick) 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 1 tablespoon...

Customizable Private Wine Tours: Unveiling Napa & Sonoma

Imagine venturing beyond the typical Napa or Sonoma winery experience. Instead of crowded tasting rooms and rushed encounters, picture private tours with exclusive access, personalized attention, and a deep dive into the world-class wines these regions are famous for....

Grilled Asparagus & Heirloom Tomato Salad with Burrata

This light and flavorful salad is a perfect celebration of summer flavors. The smoky grilled asparagus pairs beautifully with juicy heirloom tomatoes and creamy burrata cheese. Ingredients: 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and freshly ground...

Uncorking Legends: Exploring Iconic Napa Valley Wineries

Visiting iconic Napa Valley wineries can be a truly delightful experience. Besides tasting the magnificent wines paired with tasty bites, visitors are exposed to a viticultural legacy that echoes past times with their historic estates and architectural gems that tell...

Wine Trails in Sonoma: Let us Take You on the Adventure

Guided tours or going solo in Sonoma? Having experienced and knowledgeable guides and a modern, well-equipped van is among the top reasons for scheduling a guided wine tour. More importantly, bypassing the trouble and dangers of driving and parking while participating...

Top 7 Napa Valley Mountain Wineries

Nestled among the rolling hills and rugged terrains of Napa Valley are some of the most unique and breathtaking mountainside wineries. These gems aren’t just beautiful—they produce some of the most complex and flavor-packed wines thanks to their distinctive mountain...

Tailored Wine Excursions: Celebrate Special Occasions in Style

Looking for the perfect getaway, one where you can relax and escape while celebrating a special event with others? You can plan that anniversary, birthday, workplace accomplishment, or other by organizing your exclusive, tailored wine tour of Sonoma or Napa Valley...

Unveiling the Gems: Top Downtown Wineries in Napa Valley

Strolling past the downtown wineries in Napa Valley, guests can enjoy the many charms and delights of the shops, restaurants, galleries, and, most definitely, the delights of some of the region’s in-town wineries. While many of the Napa Valley wineries are situated in...

Recipe Feature: Spring Herb Roasted Lamb with Spring Vegetables

This recipe combines the tender flavors of spring lamb with a vibrant mix of seasonal vegetables, all infused with a delightful herb crust. Ingredients: For the Lamb: 2-2 ½ lb bone-in leg of lamb, trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 1...

Customized Sonoma Wine Tours: Tailored Experiences & Private Guides

The excitement of Sonoma can be yours with a customized tour crafted by the professionals at Platypus Wine Tours. Immerse in Sonoma’s Wine Tour scene and enjoy all the region has to offer. From fascinating vineyards and wineries to fantastic scenery, Sonoma is the...

Unveiling the Gems: Best St. Helena Wineries in Napa Valley

St. Helena, nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, is a must stop location for wine lovers. With a rich viticultural history and a charming small-town atmosphere, it's no wonder many find some of the best St. Helena wineries in Napa Valley. But with so many exceptional...