Benton-Lane Winery in Monroe, OR – With cooler climate possibilities, the State of Oregon allows a great place for the growth and production of the Pinot Noir. Grown on their estate in Monroe Oregon, Steve and Carol Girard claim their Pinot grapes produce better balance and structure. Benton-Lane offers retail stores and wine tasting. Local accommodations can be found in Monroe.
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa, CA is a vineyard that dates back to the nineteenth century making for a true vintage heritage. The Character of the estate is promoted among the employees as is every detail of wine production. Stag’s Leap offers a retail store, special event dinners and tours. Local accommodations can be found in Napa Valley.
Chateau St. Michelle in Woodinville, WA is a much acclaimed winery receiving honorable mention as the state’s oldest winery. It is said to offer the best tasting experience of any in the U.S. The Chateau lays on a historic spread in Seattle. The Chateau’s business concept: combining Old World winemaking tradition with New World innovation.
The Slightly Askew Winery in Elkin, NC is described as the atypical winery with the funny name. Grown in the Yadkin Valley, the Slightly Askew Winery offers a very good selection of wines for the sweet tooth as well as dry wines for those with the dry palette. This unique winery says that their inspiration is their family, animals, and local heritage. Enjoy regular special events along with tastings daily. Lodging is available in and around Elkin.
Penns Woods Winery, in Chadds Ford Pennsylvania is a vineyard that offers a multitude of events and tastings that are quite unique. Hosting Mulled Wine Weekends, Wine & Chocolate Month, and a Valentine’s Wine Tasting keeps this facility lively year round. For more of a private affair one can reserve the tasting room on Mondays through Wednesdays. Local accommodations nearby in Chadds Ford.
Named after the Red Tailed Hawks living in the vineyard, Coda Rossa is just minutes from the city, yet a world away from the cares of the world. The Wine Room of Cherry Hill offers tastings as well as wine and food seminars. The Wine Room also hosts sessions in handcrafting private wine consisting of grapes from California and Chili.
Cedar Creek Vineyards in Somerset Kentucky is located in a beautiful area of the hilly countryside on the South Eastern part of the state. Probably one of the most organic of the top ten wineries, Cedar Creek uses nature in its vineyard in order to produce the perfect grape for its wines. From composting to native grasses, the local flavors are said to be some of the finest and the personal attention to guest’s make this winery a must visit for those looking for a great natural gem of a winery.
Montaluce Winery & Estates in Dahlonega Georgia: Montaluce is said to be one of the most exquisite estates in Georgia. The vineyard hills are known to have the best topography for growing grapes. The elements all come together to create an exceptional wine. Montaluce offers multitudes of tastings, events, and a restaurant on the estate. This particular winery has bungalows on site for a nominal price. The Accommodations are beautiful and fill up fast.
San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine Florida is a popular attraction with a tasting room and free tours. Popular wines among the tours seemed to be the sparkling and dessert wines with the Port and Cream Sherry being number one. The facility also has a bar on site along with a banquet hall.
St. Clair Winery & Bistro in Deming, New Mexico produces seventy different wines on over 120 acres in Pyramid Valley’s high desert. The winery dates back six generations of family winemaking experience. St. Clair is the biggest winemaker in the state of New Mexico and its Winery and Bistro offers four locations for tastings, French cuisine, and live music. Daily tours of St. Clair Winery are a must.
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