Winery RecommendationsOct 15, 2021
Here’s a complete list of all the wineries, restaurants and wine bars I recommend in each wine country region that I’ve visited! Enjoy! And keep checking back as I add more!
Before you book your winery trip, check my other blog post: 10 things you should know before visiting Wine Country
Why I love it: Outstanding Wine and so much history! They only make one wine, hence the name, but it is all they need! Founded by the legends Robert Mondavi and Rothschild family, it is definitely a site to see!
Why I love it: The wine, the food, the property! This winery has it all! From the family that brought you Clif bars, definitely don't miss out on their food and wine pairing opportunities! You can also rent bikes and ride around their stunning property.
Why I love it: The wine is outstanding! They have stunning little glass private rooms up in the mountains with unbeatable views!
Why I love it: Chill hang out vibes! Love the picnic tables and yard games vibes. This is a great place to relax in the middle of the vines and enjoy their delicious wines.
Why I love it: outstanding wine and views!
Why I love it: They offer barrel tastings! They also do not skimp on the pours!
Why I love it: outstanding wines and views
Why I love it: outstanding views. This is a pretty cool spot because half of the property is in Napa and half in Sonoma! And amazing wines.
Why I love it: Absolutely stunning views and wines! Loved tasting in the old historic home.
Why I love it: Some of my favorite wines in the valley and outstanding hospitality.
Why I love it: the views, the wine and the hospitality! Also an historic winery as they won the 2nd Judgement of Paris.
Why I love it: The historic building and rich history! Outstanding Wines.
Why I love it: Beautiful Pinot Noir! Huge fan of their wine and chocolate pairing option.
Why I love it: This sparkling house has a stunning property perfect for a picnic!
Why I love it: This winery owned by Champagne Taittinger, makes outstanding sparkling wines and beautiful property!
Why I love it: The property feels like you've stepped into a fairy tale! Incredible whites and reds and of course their dessert wine, Dolce!
Why I love it: This is a fun spot to visit! Gondola ride, grape stomping!
Why I love it: VERY historic! Founded by the grandfather of Napa, Mr. Robert Mondavi! Definitely, recommend their wine 101 tasting.
Why I love it: the cutest little family winery. And bonus: they're open much later than majority of the wineries in Napa, if you want to squeeze in one more before you end the day!
Why I love it: You have got to try their Merlot! And I love this property!
Why I love it: Stunning property and wines!
Why I love it: Legendary sparkling house. Definitely do the cave tour!
Why I love it: Legendary winery and outstanding wines. Its pretty magical to see the historical bottle from the Judgement of Paris of 1976.
Why I love it: Really beautiful wines
Why I love it: Highly recommend that Cabernet experience. Outstanding wines and and beautiful art sculpture along the property.
Why I love it: Beautiful wines and property!
Why I love it: Great wines and a great spot to do a walk in as well!
Why I love it: Beautiful Chardonnays!
Why I love it: Such a cute little spot on the corner and great wine! Little gem!
Why I love it: Some of the best views in the whole valley and beautiful wines
Why I love it: Very beautiful Cabernets!
Why I love it: Highly recommend their small bites tastings and beautiful wines!
Why I love it: Such a cute family owned spot with great wines. Can walk in to this spot as well.
Why I love it: really beautiful wines and conveniently located close to downtown Napa.
Why I love it: This spot is a gem! If you're into tasting the top vineyard sites in Napa like To Kalon, this is the spot!
Why I love it: Such a beautiful spot to enjoy a flight of wine in a magical cabana.
Why I love it: Such a great market with lots of great options.
Why I love it: Great spot for a breakfast sandwich and a coffee!
Why I love it: The food is amazing! Highly recommend the Filet Mignon Sliders!
Compline Wine Bar
Why I love it: Such a gem of a spot!! Such an incredible wine list and conveintantly located downtown.
Why I love it: legendary spot, definitely taste the bacon flight!
Why I love it: You have to taste the burrata toast!!
Why I love it: A Michelin star spot, and a super affordable and delicious breakfast!!
Why I love it: I never miss this spot when I visit Napa! Some of the best sandwiches around! Also like hack, pick them up in the morning and bring a cooler to have lunch on the go.
Why I love it: Definitely get the small bites with their incredible Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay.
Why I love it: Really beautiful wines and stunning property.
Why I love it: One of my absolutely FAVORITES! Incredible sparkling wines, food pairings and female winemaker!
Why I love it: Another female winemaker and incredible Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and views!
Why I love it: Beautiful property and delicious wine!
Why I love it: Movie memorabilia, yummy wines and cool property, plus a pool!
Why I love it: I love checking out the production facility!
Why I love it: Beautiful property and wines!
Why I love it: Beautiful wines and property, love sipping on their outdoor areas
Why I love it: Love love their wines!!!! And the views!
Why I love it: Beautiful winery and you must try their Albarino!
Why I love it: oh so many reasons! Female winemaker and boss babe Gretchen. So many unique varieties and wines and beautiful property.
Why I love it: Visit their tasting room in downtown Los Olivos. Master of Wine Amy Christine and her husband Peter do it all! These are wines to nerd out over!
Why I love it: From the Carhartt family, Chase Carhartt is making absolutely incredible wines!
Why I love it: From the Busch family. Not only do they have great wines, you must try their Grenache, they have wild animals like zebras and camels and of course Clydesdales.
Why I love it: This urban winery is super fun to visit and delicious Syrah!
Why I love it: Beautiful property and beautiful wines!
Why I love it: Great Pinot Noir!
Why I love it: This adorable small family spot, is making some killer wines!
Why I love it: Hands down some of the best wines I ever had. The Rita's Crown Chardonnay is what dreams are made of!
Why I love it: Super fun tasting room in Los Olivos and loved their rose!
Why I love it: The tasting room is gorgeous and the wines are to die for!
Why I love it: absolutely stunning property and beautiful wines!
Why I love it: made by first female wine maker in Santa Barbara, Lane Tanner making absolutely killer wines.
Bells Los Alamos
Why I love it: Michelin star, and on Mondays it's only $50 and half off bottles!!
Why I love it: located in beautiful Solvang. I love a great Prix Fixe meal! Sooo yummy and incredible wine list!
Why I love it: rated by Wine Enthusiast's for top wine restaurants and delicious food!
Why I love it: Outstanding wines and property
Why I love it: loved their production tour and wines!
Why I love it: love the white Merlot, and the duck fat fries!
Why I love it: They have a fun blending class!
Why I love it: yummy wines!
Why I love it: Loved the food pairings and the set up!
Why I love it: delicious Sangiovese and there's a secret passageway! Oh and the pizza!
Why I love it: super cool spot with a literal tour of Europe!
Why I love it: My favorite spot in Temecula. The best wines in my opinion! You must try the Syrah and the Zinfandel! Plus they do wine dinners!
Why I love it: They have a pool in the middle of the vineyards! Its a fun escape! Plus you can get wine and cocktails served right to you poolside!
Why I love it: Really cool spot with one of the only Solera Systems in the country!
Why I love it: This place is modern and trendy, great for the IG content.
Why I love it: adorable, cozy spot with lot of photo opps.
Why I love it: The wines and the views!
Why I love it: adorable family owned spot with great wines!
Why I love it: Soo many reasons! Fantastic wines, stunning property, super fun hospitality, and wine dinners!
Why I love it: beautiful property and lots of little oasis spots for outdoor sipping.
Why I love it: Beautiful winery and delicious wines!
Why I love it: I love the wine here!
Why I love it: the wines are great!
Why I love it: One of my absolute favorite places to stay at Cass Winery in the middle of the vines with breakfast served to your room.
Why I love it: Family owned spot with incredible views and amazing wines! You can see the bachelor mansion from the top of the vineyards.
Why I love it: This winery proves quality wine can come from Michigan! Beautiful Rieslings.
Why I love it: beatiful property and great spot to sip!
Valle de Guadalupe
Check out my blog post on my Mexico Wine Country Experience
Why I love it: One of the largest wineries in Mexico, great spot to visit!
Why I love it: This place has it all! Massages, liquor, wine, pizza, hot sauce... So fun!
Why I love it: adorable family spot with great wines!
Why I love it: great wine and great views!
Why I love it: This place only makes premium white wines and they do it well!
Why I love it: Female, boss babe winemaker and amazing wines!
Why I love it: Mom and daughter team making outstanding old vine rose or cinsault!
Why I love it: Great wines and beautiful property!
Why I love it: porch pounder wines and really amazing property! Must try the pizzas and the pie! Great spot to hang out for hours.
Why I love it: female winemaker and amazing Spanish wines. Beautiful property!
Wine and Roses
Thanks for checking out my guide! I'll keep adding to it as I visit more places! Hope you find this useful!
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