Since 2005, Platypus Wine Tours has offered highly educational and enjoyable wine tours to Napa Valley and Sonoma County wineries.  Safe, fun, and memorable, Platypus tours are available for groups, private, or as join-ins.

During the nearly two decades of experience leading wine lovers through the region, the Platypus professionals have developed long-standing relationships with the premier winemakers and vineyard managers throughout the region.

Visitors to the area can schedule and even customize private tours of some of the best wineries, sample some excellent wines, and learn about the local winemaking culture and history of the area from experienced tour guides while marveling at the fabulous landscape and sights along the way.

A safer, more relaxing way to enjoy Wine Country, wine tours with Platypus Wine Tours is simply the best way to enjoy and learn about the aspects of Wine Country.

Learning About the Auburn James Winery

Auburn James Winery was established in 2005 with a first crush of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from a nearby vineyard. The winery has evolved from a simple handshake agreement between Matthew Ospeck and Winemaker James Frost, who shared the same passion for artisan winemaking and commitment to traditional, painstaking winemaking processes.

Today, Auburn James Winery produces only small lots of the highest-quality Bordeaux-style Napa Valley wines explicitly designed for the Auburn James Wine Club membership.

Located between the Napa River and the Napa Valley Preserve, the Auburn James Winery is situated on the beautiful Auburn Estate at 1001 Silverado Trail South in St. Helena in the heart of Napa Valley.

At the beginning of each growing season, owners Jim & Matt inspect the vineyards and begin visualizing what they hope to create for their Club Members. Since the ultimate characteristics of each vintage are subject to the twists and turns of Mother Nature during each growing season, these experienced hands make decisions during the winemaking process that are motivated by their target quality objectives.

The Auburn James Winery professionals carefully select their grapes from preferred independent growers throughout Napa Valley and the North Coast at harvest. This careful selection of raw material allows the winemaker to produce wines that match their objectives and, as it happens, earning several awards along the way.

Reserve Your Wine Tour with Platypus Wine Tours

Join the Platypus Wine Tours for a close-up look at the meticulous winemaking artistry at Auburn James Winery, one of the premier, award-winning St. Helena wineries. You may reserve a customized Private Tour or choose a Join-In Tour scheduled for the region of your choice.

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