Springtime is almost here and for the young that usually means going to south Florida or Lake Havasu depending on which coast one is living on. But little do many know that springtime in the Napa Valley and Sonoma County is a fantastic time for a spring break getaway. Wine keeps on pouring and flowers will soon be blooming so it’s time to start planning a visit and checking out wineries in Napa and the Sonoma wineries.

Sip and Taste

Of course, wine tasting is first on the list of things to do. With Platypus Wine Tours there’s no shortage of possible wineries to visit. Book either a join-in tour or private tour with them and enjoy the wineries in Napa and Sonoma wineries safely and comfortably. One winery in particular to ask about is the French-chateau-themed Domaine Carneros, home to some of the best bubbles in the Napa Valley. Up valley, Rutherford Hill Winery and Clos Pegase are great stops to make as well on your tour with both specializing in fantastic reds (Rutherford Hill makes killer Merlot in particular).
Aside from wineries in Napa, don’t forget to also try and stop by Mad Fritz Brewing in St. Helena. Their simple yet welcoming tasting room will give you the option to try several of their many beers-some even with single-origin hops. For you wine or beer geeks out there, that’s a rarity amongst craft beers. Make sure to stop by Sonoma wineries too as they offer incredible experiences as well. Gloria Ferrer and Ram’s Gate wineries are great stops in Los Carneros. These guys make world class sparkling wines and Chardonnays respectively so be sure to give them a look. Buena Vista Winery is a staple of Sonoma County that can’t be missed. They have picnic grounds too so set up a reservation for a great lunch!

Relax and Revel in Nature

With so many wineries in Napa and Sonoma wineries to see, you’ll have to take a break for other exquisite experiences. The spa scene in Calistoga is a must do. Calistoga’s hot springs, mud baths and spa treatments are world-famous, so don’t miss out on a good soak! Events like Appellation St. Helena’s bASH (a food and wine pairing competition of up and coming culinary students and local chefs where YOU are the judge) are popping up this time of year. The event is March 30th from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and space is limited for bASH so be sure to register soon. Other great little side jaunts from your wine tour are the di Rosa Art Gallery in Los Carneros and hiking at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park or Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.
So make sure to make Napa Valley  and Sonoma your destination this spring and hang out with Platypus tours – there’s too much relaxing and fun to be had! Platypus private tours allow you to completely customize your trip so you can choose any wineries in Napa, Sonoma wineries, breweries, galleries, and even museums to tour through and explore.