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Platypus Wine Tours No. 3 on TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Tours in the U.S.

Platypus Wine Tours is thrilled to be ranked No. 3 among the “Top 10 Tours in the U.S.” recently by TripAdvisor and its users. The list is based on the quality and quantity of reviews among travelers around the country … Continue reading

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Wine Country Recipes – Red Quinoa Salad

Here’s another of our favorite Wine Country Recipes we’d like to share with you – Red Quinoa Salad, which is occasionally part of the picnic lunch we provide on our Platypus Wine Tours. Enjoy! Red Quinoa Salad Ingredients 1 1/4 … Continue reading

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Sirah vs Syrah vs Shiraz vs Sera

Syrah, Petite Sirah, Shiraz . . . they’re all the same, right? Not quite. While all of these grapes produce big, bold, spicy red wines, one of these things (varietals) is not like the others. In short, Syrah and Shiraz … Continue reading

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Tedeschi Family Winery

We love Tedeschi Family Winery because they make hand-crafted, premium old world style delicious wines the old-fashioned way, in small batches (about 1200 cases annually) with no shortcuts and offered with family style hospitality. Tedeschi believes that wine is ultimately defined … Continue reading

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Napa Valley Earthquake Update

As you have no doubt heard that this past Sunday, in the wee hours of the morning, Napa and the whole wine country underwent the rough & tumble experience of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake. While we wouldn’t necessarily recommend it … Continue reading

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BottleRock Napa Valley Festival Starts Today

BottleRock Napa Valley is back! Come to Napa May 30 – June 1 for the second annual live music, food, wine, and beer festival featuring over 60 bands on four stages. This year’s three-day festival starts today and includes some … Continue reading

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Are you ready to BottleRock?

BottleRock Napa Valley is back! Come to Napa May 30 – June 1 for outstanding live music, great food, wine, beer and good times. This year’s BottleRock 2014 festival will feature over 45 bands on four stages, including The Cure, … Continue reading

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