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What is happening this Halloween in Wine Country?

What is happening this Halloween in Wine Country?

Fall is always a magnificent time in Napa Valley. Now that blue skies have returned and the harvest season is well underway, communities and businesses in the area are planning Halloween events to celebrate the season. Most Napa Valley and Sonoma region wineries and...

Benefits to Taking a Wine Tour

Benefits to Taking a Wine Tour

It’s high season in Northern California wine country. The end of summer marks an exciting time for winemakers and wine hospitality teams eager to welcome you, following the frenzy of fruit harvest. Harvest season for Napa and Sonoma wineries allows for a very merry...

What are some Napa Valley Harvest Traditions?

What are some Napa Valley Harvest Traditions?

Harvest season in wine country is a time to celebrate the fruits of nature. Teams at many of the Napa wineries and Sonoma wineries breathe a collective sigh of relief following months of early mornings and endless nights for some young training interns. The effort is...

What Goes on during Harvest Season in Napa

What Goes on during Harvest Season in Napa

Amber, red and golden hues, earlier dusk before the season of crunching leaves underfoot. The peak of summer has passed and the sun slowly creeps away that little sooner each day. While the usual festive nightlife is a little more quiet than usual, rest assured...

Take a Private Wine Tour Through Napa Valley

Take a Private Wine Tour Through Napa Valley

Travel inspires us all. Imagining the world and nature that awaits beyond the four walls nourishes our mind in a unique way. If you’re nearby in Northern California, we want you to know that your outdoor oasis is never far away. Allow one of our personable Platypus...

What is Food Pairing? Why Do It?

What is Food Pairing? Why Do It?

Quarantine and shelter in place regulations definitely have us learning new hobbies and leisure-time activities during this time. Some of these new found interests can include exercise, writing, painting, cooking and of course maybe sipping on some delicious wine...

What to Expect at Wineries When Wine Tasting This Summer

What to Expect at Wineries When Wine Tasting This Summer

In the ever changing society we are currently living in surrounded by the regulations of COVID-19, we wanted to share some of the updates happening across the Napa Valley. During these unprecedented times, one thing remains a constant, wine country wants to share...

What stage are the vines in this month?

What stage are the vines in this month?

We are very thrilled to announce that wine country is back open and Napa Wineries are welcoming guests for tasting experiences. While Sonoma and Napa wineries are opening back up we also have our private wine tours Napa available for your next visit to wine country....

Visiting the wine country in the time of COVID-19: What to expect

Visiting the wine country in the time of COVID-19: What to expect

Wine country is opening up and ready for your next visit. We are excited to announce that we are available for your next Napa Winery Tour. The last few months may have been a little hard while you were quarantined at home but next weekend plan a trip out of the house...

Recipe: Summer Salmon Cakes

Recipe: Summer Salmon Cakes

Summer is here and which means it’s all about seafood and white wine. As the weather continues to warm up, we’re bringing you the perfect recipe for a light lunch on a sunny patio, or romantic dinner under the stars. And of course, these salmon cakes pair perfectly...

How to Read a Wine Label

How to Read a Wine Label

Do you ever catch yourself becoming a little confused by wine labels while at the grocery store, dining at a restaurant or even on wine tours? We want you to know you are not alone and it can definitely be a little tricky to fully understand what you are looking at...

Flowering: The Next Phase in The Vine Growth Cycle

Flowering: The Next Phase in The Vine Growth Cycle

Even though most of the Napa wineries as well as wineries throughout the valley and tasting rooms are currently closed or have modified hours for wine pick up only due to the shelter in place and guidelines in place due to COVID-19, the vineyards in wine country are...

Napa Valley Bud Break Season

Napa Valley Bud Break Season

Sound the bells, get the barrels ready, polish the wine glasses, because it is finally bud break season here in the beautiful and sunny Napa Valley! Now you may be wondering why this is such an exciting time here in wine country. Well, after months of sleeping vines...

History Behind Platypus Tours

History Behind Platypus Tours

If you have become familiar with wine country, then you know how normal it is to see multiple tour buses driving through the streets of downtown, ready to pick up all the passengers and whisk them away to the beautiful wineries. Wine country has certainly become one...

Winery Spotlight – Bouchaine Vineyards

Winery Spotlight – Bouchaine Vineyards

When visiting the Napa Valley and deciding where to do wine tours it can be overwhelming with the number of winery options today. One winery that is a beloved partner winery is Bouchaine Vineyards. Bouchaine Vineyards Bouchaine is the oldest continuously operating...

Valentine’s Day in Napa Valley

Valentine’s Day in Napa Valley

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and there is little time left to plan the perfect celebration of love! Surprise your partner with an incredible trip to wine country this Valentine’s Day season and escape to the destination of romance. We...

Get Romantic with these Wine Country Events

Get Romantic with these Wine Country Events

Ready to spend a romantic getaway with your special someone in one of the most beautiful and breathtaking places in Northern California? Wine is the epitome of all things romantic; candlelit dinner with wine, sipping on wine watching the sunset, watching a movie by...

Lemon Icebox Cookies Recipe

Lemon Icebox Cookies Recipe

Even if your winter is a tab bit dreary, the brightness of citrus is sure to perk things up. It’s citrus season in Northern California which means it’s time to make friends with our neighbors and hope they share some delicious fruits from their yards. If you’ve...