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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...

Guided Napa Valley Wine Tours: A Wine Expert’s Perspective

The ultimate educational experience, professional Napa wine tours with a landmark wine tour company, is always the answer. With a knowledgeable guide, even an experienced wine-lover can benefit from the insights and commentary that demystify some of the elements...

Napa Bus Tours: A Scenic Ride Through California’s Wine Paradise

The best way to visit California’s premier wine country is with a Napa bus tour. Besides being more convenient and comfortable than other means, a Napa bus tour is safe, with all the driving and navigation done by a skilled and sober professional. The roads can be...

Napa Tour Guide: Crafting Your Perfect Napa Valley Getaway

A Napa Valley wine tour includes more than simply visiting some boutique or larger wineries. Each outing may involve driving past stunning vineyards, enjoying the spectacular scenery, visiting pristine wineries, and hearing expert and enjoyable commentary from the...

October Recipe Feature: Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Many delightful recipes are created in wine-country California. One such recipe, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, has been used frequently by the culinary team at Platypus Wine Tours. This delightful side dish is served at various places and venues and receives a significant...

Recipe Feature: California Harvest Salad

The culinary crew at Platypus Wine Tours is always on the lookout for outstanding seasonal menu items to serve their guests during their outings. The menu changes throughout the year based on the available ingredients. In September, in wine country California, many...