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Luxury Sonoma Wine Tours: Exquisite Tastings & Experiences

Experience Sonoma wine country tours and enjoy personalized demonstrations of winemaking and the welcoming reception of the area’s most prestigious vineyards. Private tours include visits to the vineyards and opportunities to taste some of the area’s most exclusive...

Benefits of Opting for Private Wine Tours

Exclusive wine tours are a fantastic way to reward friends and family, meet all your objectives, and have a safe and fun outing that will be yours alone to remember. Planning your interests and preferences in advance with your tour company can offer a more intimate...

What’s the Ideal Season for Visiting Napa, California, Wineries?

Frequent visitors know there is never a wrong time to be in Napa Valley. The scenery, weather, wineries, and welcoming businesses are always there, always welcoming. So, what are the ideal Napa Valley winery seasons to visit? The answer: Anytime is the right time to...

Recipe Feature: Artichoke and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Elevate your culinary repertoire with our enticing Artichoke and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms recipe! This delightful appetizer promises a burst of flavors in every bite, making it an excellent choice for your gatherings. But why stop at just the kitchen? Extend the joy...

Top Wineries in Napa that are Family-Friendly

Many businesses and wineries in Napa Valley are family-friendly, prioritizing a welcoming atmosphere for families. By offering elements like outdoor games, picnic areas, gardens, and activities for everyone to enjoy, several family-friendly Napa Valley wineries...

Recipe Feature: Winter Vegetable Soup

Indulge in the warmth of winter with a delightful and customizable recipe for Winter Vegetable Soup. As the season unfolds, there's no better way to embrace the coziness than with a hearty bowl of nourishing goodness. Our basic recipe allows you to savor the rich...

Best Sonoma Wineries for Guided Tours

Wine tasting adventures are made even more encompassing with guided tours that provide exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the entire winemaking process. Guests can see the journey from grape to bottle firsthand while visiting the vineyards, cellars, and barrel...

Wine Tasting Tips to Help Make Your Wine Tour Exceptional

Wine country tours of Napa Valley wineries are more than the camaraderie of the group, fantastic scenery, enjoyment of seeing wineries up close, and the fun of tasting the excellent wines. A little deeper look opens another world, the ability to identify the subtle...

Types of Napa Valley Wine Tours

Platypus is a premier wine tour company in Napa Valley, presenting tours and wine tastings at pristine boutique wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma County. The best Napa Valley wine tour companies, like Platypus Wine Tours, offer delightful educational experiences to...

Top Vineyards in Napa Valley to Visit

During a well-organized and safe Napa Valley wine tour, visitors learn about the history and lore of the area. Stories about the iconic vineyards and the established wineries contribute to the region’s notable culture. Some well-established wineries have a long...

Uncorking Napa’s Finest: A Guide to Exceptional Wineries

Napa Valley is one of the most breathtaking wine regions in the world. Our small but mighty home catches the sunshine all year round and delivers it right to the grapes, giving them ripe flavors that have brought wine lovers from all over the world. There are so many...

Pairing Food with Napa Wines

Pairing the perfect wines with the appropriate food is part of the enjoyment of wines. Matching the best wine with the right foods will enhance the flavor of both, and an otherwise excellent meal becomes superb. Wine varietals and food choices have different flavor...

How to Dress for a Day of Napa Wine Tasting

Wearing the appropriate attire for any event is essential, and the weather and surroundings will always play a significant role. When participating in wine tasting, a casual elegant choice is considered the best option for visitors. The area is agricultural, and many...

November Recipe Feature: Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Platypus Wine Tours in Napa always focuses on the safety, comfort, and enjoyment of its guests. Preparing and guiding well-designed tours of boutique wineries throughout Napa Valley and Sonoma County, the staff at Platypus strives to ensure all customer’s expectations...

Seasonal Guide to Napa Wine Tours

Anytime is a great time to visit Napa Valley. The magnificent scenery, pristine villages, museums, restaurants, outdoor activities, boutique wineries, and much more make this a perfect year-round destination. And, of course, any time is a fantastic time for the best...

Calistoga Wineries with Scenic Views: Sip and Soak in Nature

Some visitors to Napa Valley never get past the City of Napa. But to the north, many more wine-loving communities boast remarkable beauty, exceptional winemaking, and other assets to explore. Only about 30 miles away, at the very northern section of Napa Valley, is...

Exploring Napa Valley’s Wineries: A Wine Lover’s Guide

The beauty and style of Napa Valley wineries are remarkable and highly diverse.  From the charming family-owned boutique wineries to the much larger historic chateaux, visitors marvel at the broad selection of wineries during a tour. Napa Valley alone, there are over...