Sonoma County Wine Regions

Sonoma County Wine Regions

To the west of Napa Valley, between the stretch of the Mayacamas Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, lies the true birthplace of the California wine industry, Sonoma County. While Russian colonists planted the first vineyards in the region around 1830, vineyard...
The Platypus Kitchen and Lentil Salad Recipe

The Platypus Kitchen and Lentil Salad Recipe

What’s the number one thing people expect on a wine tour? Scratch that – what’s the second thing? Delicious food of course! Platypus Wine Tours, a favorite for visiting Napa wineries and Sonoma wineries, is proud to be the only wine tour company that offers...
Summer Plans in the Napa Valley

Summer Plans in the Napa Valley

Throughout the year, Napa Valley businesses and communities offer a wide variety of fascinating family-friendly activities to enjoy, enlighten, and entertain. During the summer, when most of us schedule time to travel to our favorite destinations, the whirlwind of...
What Napa Valley AVA Districts sit higher than the valley floor?

What Napa Valley AVA Districts sit higher than the valley floor?

Several distinct growing areas lie within the comparatively small agricultural region of Napa Valley’s Wine Country California. Challenged by the diversity of microclimates, soils, moisture levels, elevations, and other conditions, vintners successfully produce a full...
Birthday Quinoa Salad

Birthday Quinoa Salad

The communities and businesses of Wine Country California celebrate their beautiful and delicious wines all year long with exciting festivals, cultural activities, and professional wine tours complete with fun and educational wine tastings. Delicious food is also...
Bama Macaroni Salad

Bama Macaroni Salad

During some of our award-winning Wine Country tours, guests who opt for the Platypus Wine Tours’ lunch option can enjoy a delicious, Southern-inspired side offering. This now-famous dish, Kathy’s Kitchen’s Bama Macaroni Salad, is a creation that evokes a cavalcade of...