A special holiday is quickly approaching this Spring, can you guess which one we are talking about? The one and only Mother’s Day of course! A day dedicated to celebrating your mother, whether it is your biological mother or someone you identify as a motherly figure in your life. This holiday is a day to show your mother some extra love and appreciation this time of year.

We think it would be fun to mix it up from the usual flowers and card gifts to giving a gift of visiting wine country and joining one of Platypus Wine Tours. We think that giving a gift for Mother’s Day from Napa and Sonoma Valley is the perfect way to celebrate this special day! Most Napa wineries and Sonoma county wineries offer gift certificates for wine tastings and for wine tours. Taking mom on a day trip or weekend getaway is a great option and your family can relax while an experienced guide hosts your tour around the valley.

An exciting activity before you begin your wine tour is a morning hot air balloon ride to see wine country from a whole new viewpoint. A hot air balloon ride is truly a breathtaking experience as you are able to see endless miles of beautiful vineyards and learn more about Napa from an expert pilot. Afterwards, if you can take mom to enjoy a bottomless mimosa brunch hosted by the hot air balloon team at some great brunch places in the valley.

Now speaking of brunch places, there are a lot of amazing brunch places to choose from in both Sonoma County and Napa Valley. Surprise mom with an incredible brunch and views of the valley at the renowned Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford. With one of a kind menu options and a winner of the Michelin Star Award for 13 consecutive years. Mom is sure to be wowed!

If you are looking for a neighborhood brunch and lunch restaurant check out Southside with locations in Yountville and two in Napa. They are known for amazing California cuisine with a latin influence and delicious specialty coffee menu options. A community focused cafe with a fun, family and pet friendly atmosphere.

With so many great options mentioned as well as a bike ride through the valley, a spa day at a local resort, dinner at a staple Napa or Sonoma restaurant, wine country is the perfect way to celebrate mom this year. We hope to celebrate this holiday with you and your family!