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Food & Wine Pairings: Joseph Phelps & Davies Vineyards

Posted on June 01, 2018

Napa Valley boasts some of the most magnificent culinary experiences in the world. With access to local and fresh products, a culinary institute with eager chefs-to-be, and restaurants led by world-class culinary teams, the valley provides visitors with tastes that will leave a mark on their palettes. And of course, the wine pairings are a special addition to this fine dining adventure. At Platypus Wine Tours, we strive to provide customers with not only the best Napa wine tasting and private wine tour Napa adventure, but also with amazing culinary experiences that will leave them wanting more.

With private wine tours, you can customize your journey to include some amazing food and wine pairings. Here are just a few of our favorites:

Joseph Phelps – Bountiful Table Experience

There’s something particularly special about this winery. It may be its family-owned charm that stays true to the art of winemaking, or its full professional culinary team headed by executive chef Brian Sutton. The setting is ideal for an intimate small group, no more than 12 people.

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The Bountiful Table Experience consists of a 5 course lunch paired with 7 signature wines including Insignia. Expect a Napa wine tasting elevated with the flavors of local ingredients and gourmet meals. The journey begins on the terrace overlooking the state with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and appetizers. It continues into the dining room for the multiple courses – a wine educator will be with the group during the process to walk you through the history of the family, wineries, and foods.

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A few favorite dishes include Jeruselum Artichoke Cappuccino, Seared Striped Bass, and Prime Flank Steak. Expect to stay here for 3 hours – you may never want to leave. This is a prime event for those looking to impress, especially during a private wine tour Napa experience. $275pp

Davies Vineyards – Bubbles & Caviar Tasting 

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This sister property to Schramsberg is situated on the southern most part pf the Diamond Mountain District AVA. With a history dating back to 1862, Davies Vineyards has experience and knowledge on its side. While Schramsberg is the “Sparkling” side of the family, Davies focuses on the red wines. What’s wonderful about this winery is they will pour both the sparkling and reds so visitors can enjoy Schramsberg wines as well – an ess3entialk component to the complete Napa wine tasting since Schramsberg books up quickly. Davies is a urban hidden gem winery located in downtown St. Helena. The wine is produced on property so visitors can tour the production area – a must see during a private wine tour Napa journey.

The Bubbles & Caviar Tasting is just as fabulous as it sounds! This experience starts with a tour (with a glass of bubbles in hand) then you’re seated in a private room. Each person will enjoy their own delicious caviar along with 3 other small bites paired perfectly with Schramsberg’s bubbles.

This exclusive experience is only available Friday-Sunday. Start the day right with a private wine tour Napa venture that journeys into this St. Helena Treasure providing a Napa wine tasting that you won’t forget. $135pp

How Can You Enjoy These Incredible Experiences?

Whether you’re visiting Napa Valley with a few close friends, family members, or your significant other, Platypus Wine Tours offers private wine tours to wineries of your choice, including the above. Enjoy these food and wine pairings the right way – chauffeured by our beloved tour guides that will go out of their way to make sure your experience is fun and memorable. A proper private wine tour Napa experience should include gourmet foods, a delicious Napa wine tasting, and of course, Platypus!


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