Guests who participate in any Platypus Wine Tours throughout Wine Country California, including Napa Valley and Sonoma County, are always amazed at the level of hospitality and the knowledge displayed by the Platypus tour professionals.

Besides providing a safe and entertaining way to explore the wineries and vineyards of Wine Country California, guests of Platypus Wine Tours are often treated to a unique and delicious lunch and small bites as they make their way through the itinerary.

Prepared by Platypus Wine Tour’s culinary staff, many of the specially created food items receive high praise and even requests for the recipes. To this end, the Platypus Wine Tours’ food innovators offer one more delightful recipe for our friends to try at home.

Here is their recipe for creating your own Panzanella Salad à la Platypus Wine Tours:

Panzanella Salad


2 Cucumbers or 1 English Cucumber (Medium Dice)
2 Medium sized Tomatoes (Medium Dice)
1/2 Red Onion (Sliced Thin)
1 Tbsp Garlic (Fine Chop)
4 Oz Sherry Vinegar
4 Oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Combine the above ingredients and toss them lightly with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • 5 Slices of Sourdough Bread (Cubed)
  • 2 Tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 3 Oz Olive Oil
  • 2 Tsp Salt

Heat the oven to 300°. Toss the bread, seasoning, salt, and oil together to make croutons. Cool and set aside.

Once cool, toss together, and serve immediately. Or you may choose to garnish the salad with croutons. You can also add a handful of arugula or thinly sliced fennel.

Make Your Wine Country California Tour Reservation with Platypus

Platypus Wine Tours, based in Napa, offers safe and exciting wine tours of boutique wineries and vineyards of Napa Valley and Sonoma. Whether for a “join-in” tour of an existing outing or a privately arranged tour, Platypus Wine Tours are both enjoyable and educational and offer insights and experiences that individuals will not achieve on their own.

Sit back, relax, and safely enjoy the Wine Country California experience and fascinating scenery while your professional driver and Tour Host provide an unforgettable occasion.

To learn more about what Platypus Wine Tours offers guests and to make your reservations for a join-in or private tour, visit the Platypus website.

Or you may speak with one of the Platypus Wine Tours’ reservationists to arrange a future outing by phoning (707)-253-2723.