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A doggone good time!

Posted on March 19, 2013

Hey Doggie Parents…we’re participating for the first time in this years Napa Humane Pawsport Program – the only dog-friendly wine tasting event in Napa Valley! We’ll be running transportation to some of the participating wineries this Friday, March 22. (The event takes place between March 22-25.) If you’re interested in More..

Rich Mushroom Soup

Posted on February 20, 2013

Here’s another tasty item from the Platypus Wine Tours Hall of Food Fame borrowed from Karen MacNeil’s “Wine, Food & Friends” excellent cookbook, which combines the culinary expertise of Cooking Light Magazine with Karen’s wine connoisseurship. Karen is a champion when it comes to the pairing and enjoyment of food More..

Wineries We Love – Benessere Vineyards

Posted on January 31, 2013

Benessere Vineyards is a small family owned high end producer of Italian varietals, located in the north end of Napa Valley in St. Helena where the soil is well suited for growing grapes. Benessere is the Italian word for well-being. The Benish family owners chose the name Benessere to convey More..

Platypus Wine Tour Guide Spotlight – Karl Christensen

Posted on January 25, 2013

We’re continuing our new “Driver Spotlight” Q&A series here on our Platypus Wine Tours blog where we introduce you to some of our top-notch wine tour guides, provide some insights as to why they love working for Platypus and what makes their tours so special. Today we would like to More..

Wineries We Love – Silenus Vintners

Posted on January 15, 2013

Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, Silenus Vintners is one of Napa’s few multi-winery operations, offering winemakers and vineyard owners the unique opportunity to produce their wines in its facility – many of which are represented in the joint tasting room. Silenus is currently home to fifteen of the More..