Platypus Wine Tours



We’ll serve your lunch to you on the grounds of one of the wineries. While you are inside, tasting wine, we’ll set up the lunch in the picnic area of the winery. When you come out, lunch will be ready and you may sit down to eat.

This is a light & charming picnic buffet lunch. It consists of deli sandwiches on a ciabatta roll  (turkey breast, ham and salami: meats are not mixed),

We also serve home made fresh quinoa grain salad, sliced fruits (some combination of apples, pears, Asian pears, pineapple, strawberry, blueberry and/or watermelon), and a rolled-oat dessert cake.

Sandwich condiments are served on the side: sliced cheeses, fresh-sliced tomatoes, fresh lettuce, mustard and mayo.

No problem to accommodate vegetarians. We’ll serve a hummus sandwich. The rest of the lunch is already vegetarian. Please let us know in advance.

We are rather good at accommodating a variety of dietary needs, particularly dairy and gluten restrictions. Again, please give us a heads-up prior to your tour.

We’ll serve chilled, bottled water on the vehicle and also with the picnic lunch.

If you would like wine with lunch, you may purchase a bottle of wine at the lunch winery, they will open it for you and provide you with glasses.

Address: 2820 St. Helena Hwy N. St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Description:

Owned and operated by four generations since 1906, the Ballentine Family Winery is considered a hidden gem of Napa Valley. Their goal is to share their story and passion with guests, make approachable, quality wine while being responsible and sustainable in their vineyards.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-7919
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Address: 4070 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Description:

Our personal and curated tasting experience includes a discussion of our history, unique terroir, and winemaking methods. Guests will explore our current releases while enjoying a spectacular view of Napa Valley if weather permits.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-7075
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Address: 1010 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Description:

Benessere Vineyards embodies the Benish Family’s love of Italian wine. Napa’s Mediterranean climate has the perfect conditions for their Pinot Grigio, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Sauvignon to thrive. Tastings are conducted inside the winery or overlooking their vineyards on the patio with Italian music! The small batch, estate wine is not distributed and is only sold at the winery.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-5853
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Address: 2000 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Description:

California's oldest continually operating winery was established in 1875. The Rhine House, Jacob Beringer's former residence and the current tasting room, is a showpiece of 19th century architecture.

Winery Phone Number: 707-257-5771
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Address: 3242 Silverado Trail N, St Helena, CA 94574
Winery Description:

Boeschen Vineyards is a very small family-owned winery committed to making the best possible wines off their 11-acre estate vineyard. Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, a velvety Red Blend, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon are made in their state-of-the art facility.  The underground winery, gorgeous estate gardens, and the owner’s vintage car collection create a personal tasting experience that is intimate and luxurious.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-3674
Winery Website Address:
Address: 651 Wall Rd, Napa, CA 94558
3524 Silverado Trail N, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Description:

Boich Family Cellar wines encompass a wide range of fruit from the round smooth tannins of Rutherford and Oakville to the broad shouldered and structured mountain fruit from Mount Veeder. All the wines are hand crafted in a new world style that makes them approachable in their youth yet still age worthy. They produce a chardonnay and 5 single vineyard cabs. The tasting includes locally sourced cheeses and charcuterie.

Winery Phone Number: 707-339-2576
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Address: 3111 St Helena Hwy N, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Description:

Brasswood Estate offers unique experiences to complement our elegant, small production wines. You can walk-in for a signature tasting or make an appointment for a luxurious experience in one of our private rooms. Reserve your glass today!

Winery Phone Number: 707-302-5997
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Address: 975 Deer Park Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Description:

Located on a 150 acre estate vineyard, the wines produced are supple and expressive. The farmhouse welcomes guests to visit the historical wine cave.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-5411
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Address: 820 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Description:

Dedicated to honesty, quality and family, we are a fourth generation vineyard and winery perched on a mountain top just five country miles east of St Helena. Situated on three hundred acres our family has been farming Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel for more than four decades.

We attempt to combine meticulous vineyard management and minimal winemaking techniques to create wines of uncommon complexity and depth and to present these wines to our consumers at fair and reasonable prices .

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-2155
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182 Camino Oruga

NapaCA 94558

Phone: 707-253-2723