Holidays in Napa and Sonoma Valley

Holidays in Napa and Sonoma Valley

Wine Country California is the perfect place to experience the joys of the Holiday Season. The businesses and communities of Napa Valley and Sonoma County are once again extending their famous hospitality in so many ways, with each year bringing new, exciting events...
Recipe Feature: Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

Recipe Feature: Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

Guests of Platypus Wine Tours can enjoy specially prepared lunches and snacks during their Napa Valley and Sonoma wine tours. In these instances, the professional culinary staff at Platypus endeavors to create new and exciting recipes for their guests’ enjoyment....
Crush and Fermentation Post Harvest

Crush and Fermentation Post Harvest

The vineyard crews of Napa Valley are wrapping up their harvest, and the carefully tended grapes are heading to their respective wineries. Since early in the year, the vines have undergone many changes, from early bud break to the ripening or “veraison” stage that...
#MerlotMe Merlot Month

#MerlotMe Merlot Month

October is the month that Merlot lovers officially celebrate the virtues of their favorite varietal. During this time, wineries throughout Sonoma County and Napa Valley have begun processing their newly harvested grapes to produce excellent vintage of highly acclaimed...
Panzanella Salad Recipe

Panzanella Salad Recipe

Guests who participate in any Platypus Wine Tours throughout Wine Country California, including Napa Valley and Sonoma County, are always amazed at the level of hospitality and the knowledge displayed by the Platypus tour professionals. Besides providing a safe and...
Mushroom Cream Pasta Recipe

Mushroom Cream Pasta Recipe

Guests of Platypus Wine Tours of Napa, California, frequently request recipes of some of the food preparations created by the culinary staff for the fascinating Wine Country California Tours through Napa and Sonoma County. As the weather begins to cool during the Fall...