Guests of Platypus Wine Tours can enjoy specially prepared lunches and snacks during their Napa Valley and Sonoma wine tours. In these instances, the professional culinary staff at Platypus endeavors to create new and exciting recipes for their guests’ enjoyment.

Sometimes the Platypus guests are so delighted with the offerings that they request the recipes for the delicious creations, and Platypus is pleased to share.

Platypus Wine Tours may include seasonal fare on some Wine Country California tours. Here is one favorite recipe, perfect for the Harvest Season and the onset of autumn.

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake



1 cup crushed graham crackers

1/4 cup of melted butter

1 tbsp spoon of sugar



16 oz of Cream Cheese (2 packs) softened

1 cup of Sugar

2 large Eggs, lightly beaten

15 oz of Roasted Pumpkin (1 Can)

1 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Ground Ginger

1/2 tsp Nutmeg

1/4 tsp Salt



Add all ingredients to a small bowl, and mix until well-mixed. Press into a 9-inch springform pan. Let chill.


In a large bowl, mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs and mix on low speed until well mixed.

Add the spices and pumpkin, and scrape the bottom of the mixer to incorporate any filling that may stick to the bottom. Pour over the crust in the springform pan.

For some extra zip, consider spreading toasted pecans across the top.

Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes. Let cool overnight for best results!


Reserve Your Wine Country California Tour with Platypus Wine Tours

Join the premier Napa and Sonoma wine tour company for a safe, fun, tasty, and educational tour of carefully selected wineries in Wine Country California.

Platypus Wine Tours offers the perfect, custom-curated wine tours in modern, comfortable vans accompanied by professionally guided commentary through Napa Valley or Sonoma County destinations.

To reserve your place for a memorable private or join-in tour with your partner or group, visit the Platypus Wine Tours’ website.

Or you may phone the Wine Country California wine tour specialists by calling (707)-253-2723.