We know that all of you wine lovers out there are looking for the perfect vacation to kick back, unwind, and taste some luxurious wine.
Now that summer is in full swing, we compiled a list of some of the ten best vineyards that can be found in the United States. Here, you’ll find wineries all over the map. So, whatever vacation destination you choose, you’ll find something near you!
Before you go wine tasting, make sure to pick up a Newverest Trek Scratcher so you can mark off the places you visit.
Now, less talk, more wine!
Vincent Arroyo Winery - Calistoga, California
Rated as the top winery in California by House Beautiful, Vincent Arroyo is a place lost in time. With a pleasant and cozy atmosphere and beautiful barn with aged oak wine barrels, you can taste delectable wine that is only available through their winery. (But don’t worry, you can order online or take some bottles home with you too).
Pro Tip: Try their Petite Sirah.
Hermosa Vineyards - Palisade, Colorado
This vineyard serves wine grown from grapes in the high mountain Colorado desert. Rated as the top non-California based vineyard by Travel and Leisure, they serve smaller batch wine with an emphasis on quality.
If you enjoy dessert wine, make sure to taste their Gewürztraminer.
District Winery - Washington D.C.
The District Winery offers tours, tastings, and even wine classes for those of you looking to pick up some additional expertise. They have dining as well, so you can certainly make a romantic night out of this winery! They’ve also adapted to COVID-19 by introducing virtual tastings.
Their wine selections are very versatile. Try their Rosé!
Volcano Winery - Volcano, Hawaii
Believe it or not, there are local wines in Hawaii. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can taste wines that have been blended with wine grapes and fruits native to Hawaii, such as guava or jaboticaba. But don’t worry, purists! They have traditional wine selections as well. You’ll definitely want to swing by during your Hawaiian vacation.
Try their signature Hawaiian Guave-Grape!
KC Wineworks - Kansas City, Missouri
KC Wineworks is all about combining the old with the new. The winemaker, James Lowry, mixes old winemaking traditions with innovative approaches to synthesize a truly unique experience. They offer wine tastings and event hosting.
You may be interested in the Crossroads White - named after the location of the winery!
Clos Pegase - Calistoga, California
A classic Napa Valley destination, Clos Pegase is a wonderful estate with 410 acres of on-site vineyards. The estate also has about 20,000 square feet of underground caves that house their wine barrels at ideal temperatures. They offer tours and tastings, so you can explore their intricate architecture and their delicious variety of wines.
For a traditional Napa Valley taste, try their Petit Verdot.
The Boston Winery - Boston, Massachusetts
The Boston Winery prioritizes the experience that they give to their customers. They want all wine lovers to feel like they’re part of one big family, and they’re passionate about using wine to bring people together. They have an absolutely beautiful facility where they offer tastings, and you can also become a member of their wine club. They will send the wine right to you, no matter where you are.
While you’re there, you’ll definitely want to try their Malbec.
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery - Billings, Montana
Get an old-fashioned experience at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery. They proudly use premium vinifera wine grapes shipped from Washington. Then, they apply traditional winemaking techniques to produce exquisitely crafted wines. This friendly winery extends the invitation for anyone to stop by and tour the cellars that house the barrels at any time. Plus, they offer tastings (sometimes free) and events!
You’ll go crazy for their Cabernet Sauvignon!
Ports of New York - Ithaca, New York
Enjoy an old-timey feel in the Ports of New York winery! While enjoying their wine, you can visit their small museum for some rich history. The simplicity of this place shows their deep integrity and dedication to the quality of their craft.
Give their special Meleau Red a try!
Pahrump Valley Winery - Pahrump, Nevada
This winery just keeps winning awards over the years, so they’re hard to ignore! It’s the largest producing winery in Nevada, and a fantastic stop on the way to Vegas. Believe it or not, they have a vineyard on-site that they’ve successfully grown in the desert of Nevada. A true pioneer winery - this is definitely one for the books.
You’ll want to try their Zinfandel - Nevada’s first commercial red wine!
We scoured the United States all the way from the east coast to the west coast (and did not neglect the middle of the map) to give you a taste of everything that American wineries have to offer. Some wineries contain beautiful history, others value an emphasis on the community that wine craftsmanship inspires, and others have focused on perfecting the art of winemaking.
Wherever you are, and whatever you look for in a bottle of fine wine, we hope you’ve found something here!
Know any great wineries that aren’t on this list? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below!