New Video on the Platypus Wine Tours Home Page
Posted on January 05, 2016
Check out the new Platypus Wine Tours Video on our home page! We’re excited about this new video, especially the aerial shots. It really does convey the unique nature of our tours – they’re social and fun and really get the our clients into the hidden gem wineries, where they More..
Wine Country Recipes – Birthday Quinoa Salad
Posted on July 24, 2015
Here’s another of our favorite Wine Country Recipes we’d like to share with you – Birthday Quinoa Salad, which is occasionally part of the picnic lunch we provide on our Platypus Wine Tours. Enjoy! Birthday Quinoa Salad Ingredients 1 cup “regular” quinoa 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 small onion, More..
Sirah vs Syrah vs Shiraz vs Sera
Posted on December 30, 2014
Syrah, Petite Sirah, Shiraz . . . they’re all the same, right? Not quite. While all of these grapes produce big, bold, spicy red wines, one of these things (varietals) is not like the others. In short, Syrah and Shiraz refer to the same type of dark-skinned grape grown in More..
Tedeschi Family Winery
Posted on November 19, 2014
We love Tedeschi Family Winery because they make hand-crafted, premium old world style delicious wines the old-fashioned way, in small batches (about 1200 cases annually) with no shortcuts and offered with family style hospitality. Tedeschi believes that wine is ultimately defined by the vineyard, and they make their wines to showcase More..
Napa Valley Earthquake Update
Posted on August 27, 2014
As you have no doubt heard that this past Sunday, in the wee hours of the morning, Napa and the whole wine country underwent the rough & tumble experience of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake. While we wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for everyone, it will certainly make a great story for More..