Wine tastings offer fun, food, and fresh vino in scenic vineyards. They are a great idea for romantic getaways or a gathering with friends.
The United States offers gorgeous vineyards from coast to coast. Keep reading to learn about the best wineries you should visit!
10 Best Wineries in the United States
Planning a vacation? Here are 10 of the best places to visit in the USA for a wine tasting.
1. Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery- Hammondsport, NY
Upstate New York boasts a gorgeous wine trail along the Finger Lakes, with some of the best wines in the country. Visit Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery for the best of the best!
This vineyard produces high-quality wines and exceptional dining experience. The tasting room overlooks beautiful vineyards and Keuka Lake.
This wine trail is known for its white wines. Definitely taste one of the sparkling wines here! For something on the sweeter side, try the Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Late Harvest Riesling (2013).
2. Biltmore- Ashville, NC
Go big or go home! Biltmore winery hosts the largest privately owned mansion in the world, with over 250 rooms!
This is one of the best US travel destinations if you enjoy a ritzy lifestyle. Sip vino, tour the gardens, shop, eat, and stay in this luxurious estate!
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Travel here during December for their Candlelit Christmas, and experience the awe of these beautiful grounds lit up in white lights. Sip Biltmore Century Sweet Red to enjoy a deep flavor of vanilla and blackberry by the fire.
3. Summer Crush Vinyard & Winery- Fort Pierce, FL
Looking for a stress-free vacation with nothing but good vibes? Visit Summer Crush for the laid back environment and delicious Florida wine.
This winery gives off a different feel with the option to pull up in your RV! Check out the concerts while you enjoy the fruity flavor of the sassy wine, That’s What She Said.
4. WineHaven Winery and Vinyard- Chisago City, MN
This winery sits between three gorgeous lakes and gets protection from the hillside. Due to this fortunate positioning, it not only offers a scenic setting but also grows protected grapes throughout the winter.
While there, make sure you try one of their award-winning wines. If you like red, enjoy the Marechal Foch. White lovers may want to sip on a glass of their Chardonnay.
Do not leave this winery without trying their 19-year award-winning mead, distilled from honey! If you want to try something truly unique, people also rave about their rhubarb wine!
5. Thousand Islands Winery- Alexandria Bay, NY
When you picture the Thousand Islands, you may not think of wine vacations. However, this gorgeous stretch of upstate New York hides away a bunch of little gems along the wine trail.
If you’re in the area, take a break from boating and check out the Thousand Island Winery, located beneath the Thousand Island Bridge near Alexandria Bay. Aside from wine, they offer craft beer, gourmet meat and cheese spreads, and delectable chocolates!
Try the Captain’s Select to taste the region in a bottle with seaborn hints of black current and plum! Also, ladies tend to love the NY wine slushies on their girls’ trips!
6. Monticello Vineyards- Nappa, CA
The Corley family welcomes their wine-loving guests with cordial hospitality at this Nappa Valley winery. They offer to taste of some of the best California wine. Add on a cheese plate to enhance your tasting experience!
Opt for the Library wine tasting to enjoy some of the finest wines they offer! This tasting includes a flight of the Corley Proprietary Red Wine that incorporates a perfect blend of fruit, spice, and depth.
7. Chateau Montelena Winery- Calistoga, CA
Step back in time for a sip of delicious wine! Built during the 1800s, the chateau resembles an English Gothic castle gatehouse with the thick stone walls, large arched windows, and even bartizans with arrow slits.
The top choice of wine at this vineyard tends to be the rich, aromatic Carbernet Sauvignon, due to the terrain the grapes grow on. Take it all in with a tasting and tour of the historic estate.
8. Chateau Ste. Michelle- Woodinville, WA
Take a wine trip to Washington state and visit this gorgeous Chateau! Here they make sustainability a priority by conserving water, recycling, and reducing energy consumption.
They may focus on important issues, but it does not mean that they do not know how to have fun at the chateau. Visit for one of their exciting concerts or outdoor movies!
Also, come here for an unmatched gastronomic experience! Their culinary team will perfectly pair your wine and food to make your taste buds tango.
Walk out with a bottle of the Single Vineyards 2016 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot. You will love the smokey, spicy flavor that allows hints of baking spice through!
9. Cellar Door- Lincolnville, ME
This state offers thousands of miles of coastline, making it a top choice for travelers. Make time on your vacation for a wine tasting at Cellar Door!
Nobody goes to Maine without lobster in mind. So, pair your favorite sea succulent with Cellar Door’s chardonnay. It’s flavors of pineapple and apple with a vanilla bean finish go perfectly with a buttery off the grill claw.
10. Bear Creek Winery- Homer, AK
What better way to keep warm in Alaska than with a glass of vino? Visit Bear Creek winery for seasonal excitement and a taste!
Though the winery itself may not be the prettiest in the country, the overnight accommodations will wow you! Bear Creek Suites provide a breathtaking view and beautiful rooms inside luxury cabins!
Enjoy their handcrafted wines with unbeatable flavors! Try their unique favors like Alaskan Port, Pomegranate Wine, and Blu Mirlo!
Wine on Your Vacation!
Rule number one when traveling, don’t whine about it, “wine” about it! Finding the best wineries will set your off the beaten path for extraordinary views and intimate experiences.
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