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24 January

If you’re a wine enthusiast visiting Denver, or you live in Denver and want to check out some of the best wine tours around, you’re in luck. There are plenty of great wine tours to choose from, and they all offer different experiences.  Whether you’re looking for a leisurely tour that takes its time enjoying […]

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24 January

Texas is one of the best states in the US to go wine tasting, and Houston has some of the best wineries in Texas. Thus, any wine lovers who venture to Texas should try out some top-tier Houston wine tours.  And no matter where you go in and around the city, the quality doesn’t drop. […]

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05 December

Sparkman Cellars Review Address: 19501 144th Avenue, Suite D-700 Woodinville,Washington 98072. Phone Number: 425-398-1045 Tasting Hours: Sat-Sun 1:00-5:00 Region: Puget Sound AVA, Woodinville, Woodinville Warehouse District, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 1/13/2013 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review A successful Seattle sommelier with his roots in the south, Chris “Sparky” Sparkman produced his […]

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05 December

White Rose Estate Review Address: 6250 NE Hilltop Lane Dayton,Oregon 97114. Phone Number: 503-864-2328 Tasting Hours: Summer 10:00-6:00; non-Summer, Sat-Sun 10:00-6:00 or by appointment Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Dundee Hills AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 11/1/2012 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review After visiting wineries ranging from elegant (De Ponte) to grand […]

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05 December

Zilaro Cellars Tasting Room Review Address: 1113 Adella Ave. Coronado,California 92118. Phone Number: 619-437-7969 Tasting Hours: Region: South Coast and S. California, California Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 9/6/2014 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 3 The Review During our recent trip to San Diego, we took the ferry to Coronado Island for two reasons: to visit […]

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05 December

Arizona Stronghold Tasting Room Review Address: 1023 N. Main St. Cottonwood,Arizona 86326. Phone Number: 928-639-2789 Tasting Hours: Sun-Thurs 12:00-7:00; Fri-Sat 12:00-9:00 Region: Arizona Reviewer: Diane Review Date: 5/23/2013 Reviewer: Diane Rating: 4 The Review Arizona is a serious wine growing region, the terrior (a pretty word for soil, climate and location) has its own unique […]

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05 December

Round Pond Estate Review Address: 875 Rutherford Rd. Rutherford,California 94558. Phone Number: 888-302-2575 Tasting Hours: By appt. Thurs-Mon 11:00-4:00 Region: Napa Valley AVA, Rutherford AVA, California Reviewer: Laura Cropper Review Date: 10/26/2015 Reviewer: Laura Cropper Rating: 5 The Review Round Pond Estate, owned and operated by the second generation of the MacDonnell Family, is located […]

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05 December

Texas Legato Winery Review Address: 2935 Farm-to-Market 1478 Lampasas,Texas 76550. Phone Number: 512-556-9600 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 12:30-5:00 and by appt. Region: Texas Hill Country AVA, Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 4/4/2013 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 2 The Review Texas Legato lies in the northern part of Texas Hill Country, although it’s not […]

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05 December

Hunting Creek Vineyards Review Address: 2000 Addie Williams Trail Clover,Virginia 24534. Phone Number: 434-454-9219 Tasting Hours: Mar-Dec: Wed-Sun 11:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Virginia Reviewer: Brian Yost Review Date: 10/3/2014 Reviewer: Brian Yost Rating: 5 The Review When one speaks of the Southern Virginia Wine Region, it is not uncommon to hear disparaging comments about […]

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05 December

J. Bookwalter Review Address: 894 Tulip Ln Richland,Washington 99352. Phone Number: 509-627-5000 Tasting Hours: Nov-Feb: Sun 12:00-6:00, Mon-Tues 12:00-8:00, Wed-Sat 12:00-10:00; Mar-Oct: Sun-Tues 11:00-8:00, Wed-Sat 11:00-11:00 Region: Columbia Valley AVA, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 4/5/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 5 The Review Bookwalter’s award-winning Flagship tasting room in Richland is an oasis to […]

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05 December

Chehalem – Newberg Review Address: 106 S Center St Newberg,Oregon 97132. Phone Number: 503-538-4700 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 4/17/2012 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review It’s possible that many Willamette Valley tourists end their trips in the Chehalem tasting room, located in downtown Newberg on […]

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05 December

Dry Creek Vineyard Review Address: 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd. Healdsburg,California 95448. Phone Number: Tasting Hours: 10:30-4:30 and by appt. Region: Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 3/20/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review If you’re eager to start your wine tasting early in the day, Dry Creek Winery […]

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05 December

Koenig Distillery and Winery Review Address: 20928 Grape Ln. Caldwell,Idaho 83607. Phone Number: 208-455-8386 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sun 12:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Snake River Valley AVA, Idaho Reviewer: Review Date: 7/20/2013 Reviewer: Rating: 5 The Review Three Wines Score 90+ in Wine Spectator Magazine Having lived in Idaho for almost eighteen years, I have learned […]

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05 December

Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards Review Address: 162 West Main Rd. Little Compton,Rhode Island 02837. Phone Number: 800-919-4637 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sat 10:00-8:00, Sun-Wed 10:00-6:00 Region: Southeastern New England AVA, Rhode Island Reviewer: Anthony Marocco Review Date: 12/27/2014 Reviewer: Anthony Marocco Rating: 4 The Review Many of my articles are focused on Virginia wineries or wineries in whichever […]

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05 December

Cedar Creek Winery (WI) Review Address: N70 W6340 Bridge Rd. Cedarburg,Wisconsin 53012. Phone Number: 262-377-8020 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Wisconsin Ledge AVA, Wisconsin Reviewer: Larschelby Kidd Review Date: 6/17/2014 Reviewer: Larschelby Kidd Rating: 3 The Review Although Cedar Creek Winery is owned by one of the oldest wineries in Wisconsin, Wollersheim Winery, […]

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05 December

The Dundee Bistro Wine & Bubble Bar Review Address: 100 SW Seventh Street Dundee,Oregon 97115. Phone Number: 503-554-1500 Tasting Hours: 12:00-8:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Dundee Hills AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 11/9/2012 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review One of the first wineries in Oregon, Ponzi Vineyards has been in business […]

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05 December

Lange & Co Review Address: 110A SW 7th St. Dundee,Oregon 97115. Phone Number: 503-487-6370 Tasting Hours: 9:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Dundee Hills AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 6/11/2014 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) In broad brush strokes, Domaine Trouvere, located in Oregon’s Dundee Hills AVA, is […]

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05 December

Gold Mountain Winery & Lodge Review Address: 7750 Fairplay Rd. Fair Play,California 95684. Phone Number: 530-620-6888 Tasting Hours: Wed-Mon 11:00-5:00 Region: Sierra Foothills AVA, El Dorado County, Fair Play AVA, El Dorado AVA, California Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Review Date: 3/30/2012 Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Rating: 5 The Review Set high on a hillside overlooking the vineyards, […]

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05 December

C.G. DiArie Tasting Room Review Address: 19919 Shenandoah School Rd Plymouth,California 95669. Phone Number: 209-245-4700 Tasting Hours: Fri-Mon 11:00-4:30 Region: Sierra Foothills AVA, Amador County, California Shenandoah Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Review Date: 4/20/2012 Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Rating: 4 The Review The gently hilly country road takes you through picturesque nurseries and vineyards […]

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05 December

Riverwood Winery Review Address: 22200 Highway 45 North Rushville,Missouri 64484. Phone Number: 816-579-9797 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sat 11:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Missouri Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 10/19/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 3 The Review Off the beaten path, about a fifteen-minute drive through rolling hills from Westin, Missouri, Riverwood Winery sits just off […]

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05 December

Wine Barn Winery & Vineyard Review Address: 2850 N 119th St. Kansas City,Kansas 66109. Phone Number: 913-721-5577 Tasting Hours: Sat-Sun 12:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Kansas Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 6/7/2015 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Five minutes earlier, we had driven past Arthur Bryant’s new location and the stadium […]

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05 December

The Vineyard at Hershey Review Address: 598 Schoolhouse Rd Middletown,Pennsylvania 17057. Phone Number: 717-944-1569 Tasting Hours: 11:00-6:00 Region: Pennsylvania Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Review Date: 10/31/2015 Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Rating: 3 The Review The Place:  The Vineyard at Hershey is a popular destination in the Hershey/Lancaster/Harrisburg area for wine tastings, events and weddings. The winery’s proximity to […]

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05 December

Arroyo Robles Winery Review Address: 1317 Park Street Paso Robles,California 93446. Phone Number: Tasting Hours: 11:00-7:00 Region: Paso Robles AVA, California Reviewer: Julie Dorris Review Date: 7/5/2012 Reviewer: Julie Dorris Rating: 4 The Review It was July 4th, and I’d already visited some wineries in Paso Robles that were in full swing. Now it was […]

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05 December

Falkner Winery Review Address: 40620 Calle Contento Temecula,California 92591. Phone Number: 951-676-8231 Tasting Hours: 10:00-5:00 Region: South Coast and S. California, Temecula Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Tara Torres Review Date: 7/27/2012 Reviewer: Tara Torres Rating: 3 The Review Slightly off the main road, Falkner Winery sits high on the hill along with its restaurant, Pinnacle. […]

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05 December

Lava Cap Review Address: 2221 Fruitridge Rd. Placerville,California 95667. Phone Number: 530-621-0175 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Sierra Foothills AVA, El Dorado County, El Dorado AVA, California Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Review Date: 11/30/2012 Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Rating: 5 The Review Come for the wine and stay for the view – and that’s not a tagline! Nestled […]

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05 December

Big Rock Winery Review Address: 106 PR 1381 Lakeside Villiage,Texas 76671. Phone Number: 817-202-5212 Tasting Hours: Thurs 5:00-9:00, Sat 12:00-11:00, Sun 12:00-6:00 Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 7/9/2016 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 3 The Review Let the wine connoisseur beware – visiting Big Rock Winery is more like visiting a mad scientist’s working […]

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05 December

J. Bookwalter – Woodinville Review Address: 14810 NE 145th Street, Bldg. B Woodinville,Washington 98072. Phone Number: 425-488-1983 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sat 12:00-8:00, Sun-Thurs 12:00-6:00 Region: Puget Sound AVA, Woodinville, Woodinville Tourist District, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 3/6/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review Bookwalter’s Woodinville location offers the same upbeat service and comfortable […]

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05 December

Urban Enoteca Review Address: 4130 First Avenue South Seattle,Washington 98134. Phone Number: 206-467-9463 Tasting Hours: Wed-Thurs 4:00-9:00, Fri 4:00-11:00, Sat 12:00-11:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Puget Sound AVA, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 3/6/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 5 The Review Recession? What recession? Clearly, there’s no evidence of an economic downturn within the upscale […]

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05 December

City Winery – New York Review Address: 155 Varick Street New York,New York 10013. Phone Number: 212-608-0555 Tasting Hours: Region: New York Reviewer: James Houston Review Date: 7/12/2012 Reviewer: James Houston Rating: 4 The Review The traffic on New York City’s Vandam Street at 5 P.M. is straight out of a Los Angelino’s worst nightmare. […]

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05 December

Sparkman Tourist District Tasting Room Review Address: 14473 Woodinville Redmond Road Woodinville,Washington 98072. Phone Number: 425-398-1045 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Mon & Sat-Sun 1:00-6:00 Region: Puget Sound AVA, Woodinville, Woodinville Tourist District, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 2/11/2013 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review A successful Seattle sommelier with his roots in the south, Chris […]

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05 December

Robert Sinskey Vineyards Review Address: 6320 Silverado Trail Napa,California 94558. Phone Number: 800-869-2030 Tasting Hours: 10:00-4:30 Region: Napa Valley AVA, Stags Leap District AVA, California Reviewer: Tom Riley Review Date: 4/12/2013 Reviewer: Tom Riley Rating: 5 The Review When my wife, two daughters, and I moved from Connecticut to California in 1996, everybody we met […]

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05 December

Dominio IV Review Address: 888 NE 8th St McMinnville,Oregon 97128. Phone Number: 503-474-8636 Tasting Hours: Friday and Saturday 12:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Willamette Valley AVA, McMinnville, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 11/10/2012 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review Just off downtown in McMinnville, Oregon are a few blocks that have taken on […]

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05 December

Madrone Vineyards Estate Review Address: 777 Madrone Rd. Glen Ellen,California 95442. Phone Number: 707-939-4510 Tasting Hours: 10:00-5:00 Region: Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Anthony Marocco Review Date: 5/2/2014 Reviewer: Anthony Marocco Rating: 4 The Review A local wine shop in our neighborhood in Northern Virginia by the name of Swirl & Sip often […]

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05 December

De Ponte Cellars Review Address: 17545 Archery Summit Rd. Dayton,Oregon 97114. Phone Number: 503-864-3698 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Dundee Hills AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 5/18/2012 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review Perched inconspicuously on a hill in the Dundee Hills—hidden among the opulent operations of Archery Summit, Domaine […]

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05 December

Penner-Ash Wine Cellars Review Address: 15771 Ribbon Ridge Rd. Newberg,Oregon 97132. Phone Number: 503-554-5545 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 5/3/2014 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Driving up to Penner-Ash Cellars is quite simply breathtaking. Without a doubt, the […]

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05 December

Wyandotte Wine Cellars Review Address: 4640 Wyandotte Dr. Columbus,Ohio 43230. Phone Number: 614-476-3624 Tasting Hours: Tues-Sat 1:00-7:00 and by appt. Region: Ohio Reviewer: Shona Carr Review Date: 3/2/2012 Reviewer: Shona Carr Rating: 4 The Review As I was driving to Wyandotte Winery, I entered a neighborhood subdivision and wondered if I was in the wrong […]

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05 December

Angelita Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 254 Shady Creek Lane Corsicana,Texas 75109. Phone Number: 903-875-0036 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sat 12:00-sunset, Sun 12:00-6:00 Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 2/7/2015 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 3 The Review It takes some wineries years before they receive recognition at a major international wine competition. Others, such as Texas’ […]

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05 December

Cork This! Winery Review Address: 21123 Eva Street, Suite 100 Montgomery,Texas 77356. Phone Number: 936-597-4030 Tasting Hours: Wed-Thurs 11:00-6:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-7:00, Sun 1:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 2/7/2015 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 4 The Review Ok, ladies. Get your wine glasses ready. This is your kind of place! That’s […]

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05 December

Island Winery (SC) Review Address: 12 A Cardinal Rd. Hilton Head,South Carolina 29926. Phone Number: 843-842-3141 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 12:30- 5:30 Region: South Carolina Reviewer: Natasha Stiles Review Date: 7/3/2013 Reviewer: Natasha Stiles Rating: 4 The Review Island Winery is located near the Hilton Head Airport in South Carolina. The road to the winery contains […]

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05 December

Sans Soucy Vineyards Review Address: 1571 Mt Calvary Rd. Brookneal,Virginia 24528. Phone Number: 434-376-9463 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00-5:00 and by appt. (Winter: by appt. Mon-Sat) Region: Virginia Reviewer: Brian Yost Review Date: 10/4/2014 Reviewer: Brian Yost Rating: 4 The Review The area around Sans Soucy, in the southeastern corner of Campbell County, is an extremely […]

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05 December

D’Argenzio Enoteca Tasting Room Review Address: 1204 W. Burbank Blvd. Burbank,California 91506. Phone Number: 818-846-8466 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sat 4:30-9:00 Region: California Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 11/7/2014 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 4 The Review Los Angeles is known much more for its traffic than for its boutique wineries. In Burbank, we found both in the […]

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05 December

Isenhower Cellars – Woodinville Review Address: 15007 Woodinville Redmond Rd Woodinville,Washington 98072. Phone Number: 425-488-2299 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Puget Sound AVA, Woodinville, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 3/6/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review You don’t need a degree in Oenology to start your own winery – just ask Denise and […]

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05 December

WillaKenzie Estate Review Address: 19143 NE Laughlin Rd. Yamhill,Oregon 97148. Phone Number: 503-662-3280 Tasting Hours: May-Oct 11:00-5:00; Nov-Apr: 11:00-4:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 9/10/2016 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) In the heart of the Yamhill-Carlton district, Willakenzie Estate sits in the […]

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05 December

Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard Review Address: 5995 G Rd. Nebraska City,Nebraska 68410. Phone Number: 402-873-5293 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00-5:00, Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 6/14/2016 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Not far down the road from The Arbor Day Lodge in Nebraska City sits the Historic Kimmel […]

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05 December

Wines of Colorado Review Address: 8045 W. US Hwy 24 Cascade,Colorado 80809. Phone Number: 719-684-0900 Tasting Hours: May-Sep 10:30-8:30, Oct-Apr 10:30-8:00 Region: Colorado Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 1/22/2013 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 5 The Review Visiting The Wines of Colorado is an incredibly unique experience. Even after being prepped by a local, I was […]

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05 December

Su Vino Winery (TX) Review Address: 120 S. Main St. Grapevine,Texas 76501. Phone Number: 817-424-0123 Tasting Hours: Region: Texas Reviewer: Adria Schmedthorst Review Date: 4/14/2012 Reviewer: Adria Schmedthorst Rating: 4 The Review Su Vino Winery provides a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere in Grapevine where the gracious staff guides you through their selections and shows you how […]

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05 December

Peconic Bay Winery Review Address: 31320 Main Rd. Cutchogue,New York 11935. Phone Number: 631-734-7361 Tasting Hours: Region: Long Island AVA, North Fork of Long Island AVA, New York Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Review Date: 5/1/2012 Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Rating: 3 The Review The Place: &nbspA setting of 57 acres is the perfect place for a winery, don’t […]

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05 December

Chateau Ste. Michelle Review Address: 14111 NE 145th St. Woodinville,Washington 98072. Phone Number: 425-488-1133 Tasting Hours: 10:00-5:00 Region: Puget Sound AVA, Woodinville, Woodinville Tourist District, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 3/4/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 5 The Review Undeniably, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the granddaddy of Washington wines. Their gorgeous 80+ acre estate opened […]

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05 December

Boeger Winery Review Address: 1709 Carson Rd. Placerville,California 95667. Phone Number: 530-622-8094 Tasting Hours: 10:00-5:00 Region: Sierra Foothills AVA, El Dorado County, El Dorado AVA, California Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Review Date: 3/23/2012 Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Rating: 4 The Review Sited on historic wine grape growing land in an agricultural region of El Dorado County, Boeger […]

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05 December

Shenandoah Vineyards (VA) Review Address: 3659 S. Ox Rd. Edinburg,Virginia 22824. Phone Number: 540-984-8699 Tasting Hours: Summer: 10:00-6:00, Winter 10:00-5:00 Region: Shenandoah Valley AVA, Virginia Reviewer: Richard Rynders Review Date: 8/16/2015 Reviewer: Richard Rynders Rating: 4 The Review Conveniently located not far off of Interstate Highway 81 in the Shenandoah Valley is appropriately named Shenandoah […]

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05 December

Des Voigne Cellars and B Side Brewing Review Address: 14125 NE 189th St. Suite B Woodinville,Washington 98072. Phone Number: 425-415-8466 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sat 12:00-7:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Puget Sound AVA, Woodinville, Woodinville Warehouse District, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 1/6/2013 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review Have you ever left for a day […]

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05 December

Eyrie Vineyards Review Address: 935 NE 10th Ave McMinnville,Oregon 97128. Phone Number: 888-440-4970 Tasting Hours: 12:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, McMinnville, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 11/1/2012 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review Walking into Eyrie Vineyard’s tasting room is something like walking into a Pinot Noir shrine. This is where it all […]

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05 December

Camelot Cellars Review Address: 958 N. High Street Columbus,Ohio 43201. Phone Number: 614-441-8860 Tasting Hours: Tues-Thurs 3:00-10:00, Fri 2:00-11:00, Sat 12:00-11:00 Region: Ohio Reviewer: Shona Carr Review Date: 3/2/2012 Reviewer: Shona Carr Rating: 2 The Review It was late in the afternoon on a Friday, and I considered myself lucky to find a parking spot […]

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05 December

Cedar Hills Vineyard Review Address: 48970 375th Rd Ravenna,Nebraska 68869. Phone Number: 308-452-3181 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sat 1:00-9:00, Sun 1:00-6:00 and by appt. Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 12/28/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Clay and Heidi Schultz had been wanting to open their own winery for a while when […]

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05 December

Duck Pond Cellars Review Address: 23145 Hwy 99W Dundee,Oregon 97115. Phone Number: 503-538-3199 Tasting Hours: May-Sep 10:00-5:00, Oct-Apr 11:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 6/11/2014 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Walking into Duck Pond Cellars is something of an explosion of cute. Past the […]

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05 December

Arche Review Address: 228 Wagner Road Saint Jo,Texas 76265. Phone Number: 214-536-6330 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Fri 12:00-6:30, Sat 11:00-6:30, Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 8/12/2013 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 3 The Review When my fiancé was a kid, his grandfather lived in St. Jo, Texas. My father’s family is from the same […]

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05 December

Georgetown Winery Review Address: 715 South Main St Georgetown,Texas 78626. Phone Number: 512-869-8600 Tasting Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:00-6:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-8:00, Sun 12:30-5:30 Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 2/25/2014 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 3 The Review Sometimes a winery’s biggest asset is its location. Georgetown Winery has prime real estate on the east side of […]

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05 December

Robert Hall Winery Review Address: 3443 Mill Rd. Paso Robles,California 93446. Phone Number: 805-239-1616 Tasting Hours: Winter 10:00-5:00, Summer 10:00-6:00 Region: Paso Robles AVA, Paso Robles Geneseo District AVA, California Reviewer: Julie Dorris Review Date: 7/4/2012 Reviewer: Julie Dorris Rating: 5 The Review Paso Robles. The name conjures images of rolling hills with rows of […]

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05 December

Tunnel Hill Review Address: 37 Highway 97A Chelan,Washington 98816. Phone Number: 509-682-3243 Tasting Hours: See website for wine tasting details. Region: Lake Chelan, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 5/23/2013 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 5 The Review After a long drive from Seattle, Tunnel Hill is a welcome sight for visitors entering the Chelan city […]

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05 December

Brushy Creek Vineyards Review Address: 572 County Road 2798 Alvord,Texas 76225. Phone Number: 940-427-4747 Tasting Hours: 10:00-6:00 Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 11/1/2014 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 4 The Review With tons of family and family history in Wichita Falls, Henrietta, and St. Jo, Texas – on both sides – we drive Highway […]

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05 December

Armstrong Orchard & Winery Review Address: W853 County Road B Campbellsport,Wisconsin 53010. Phone Number: 920-477-3007 Tasting Hours: Jun 4-Nov: Thurs-Sun 10:00-6:00 Region: Wisconsin Ledge AVA, Wisconsin Reviewer: Larschelby Kidd Review Date: 6/29/2014 Reviewer: Larschelby Kidd Rating: 5 The Review I’ve visited many apple orchards during my residence in Wisconsin, but only a few are wineries, […]

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05 December

Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery Review Address: N2185 Sleepy Hollow Rd. Kewaunee,Wisconsin 54216. Phone Number: 800-362-1562 Tasting Hours: Jan 1-Mar 31: Fri-Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-4:00; May 1-Dec 31: Mon-Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Wisconsin Ledge AVA, Wisconsin Reviewer: Larschelby Kidd Review Date: 6/28/2014 Reviewer: Larschelby Kidd Rating: 4 The Review Typically, when […]

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05 December

Adelsheim Vineyard Review Address: 16800 NE Calkins Lane Newberg,Oregon 97132. Phone Number: 503-538-3652 Tasting Hours: 11:00-4:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Chehalem Mountains AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 5/15/2012 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review One of the oldest wineries in the Willamette Valley and certainly one of the most respected, Adelsheim Vineyard […]

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05 December

Ridgewood Winery Review Address: 2039 Philadelphia Ave Birdsboro,Pennsylvania 19508. Phone Number: 484-509-0100 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Fri 4:30-8:00, Sat 12:00-8:00, Sun 12:00-6:00 Region: Lehigh Valley AVA, Pennsylvania Reviewer: Kat Collins Review Date: 5/6/2016 Reviewer: Kat Collins Rating: 3 The Review When the Lewis family, and later the Dick family, built Ridgewood Farm, in 1725 and 1811, I’m […]

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05 December

Seven Hills Winery Review Address: 212 North Third Avenue Walla Walla,Washington 99362. Phone Number: 509-529-7198 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 10:00-2:00 Region: Columbia Valley AVA, Walla Walla Valley AVA, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 3/15/2013 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 5 The Review How savvy is the winemaker who is opens a tasting room in […]

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05 December

Southeast Wine Collective Review Address: 2425 SE 35th Place Portland,Oregon 97215. Phone Number: 503-208-2061 Tasting Hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 4:00-10:00, Sat 1:00-10:00, Sun 1:00-8:00 or by appt. Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 8/5/2015 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) The entrance to the Southeast Wine Collective […]

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05 December

Makovicka Winery Review Address: 2091 31 Rd Brainard,Nebraska 68626. Phone Number: 402-545-2173 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sat 1:00-9:00, Sun 1:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 5/29/2016 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review “Makovicka” is a name that I, like so many Nebraskans, grew up with in the 1990’s, though […]

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05 December

Wente Vineyard Tasting Room Review Address: 5050 Arroyo Rd. Livermore,California 94550. Phone Number: 925-456-2405 Tasting Hours: 11:00-6:30 Region: Livermore Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Sherrie Perkovich Review Date: 7/30/2015 Reviewer: Sherrie Perkovich Rating: 4 The Review The rich history of wine making in Livermore can be dated back as far as the 1760s when Spanish missionaries […]

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05 December

Montinore Estate Review Address: 3663 SW Dilley Rd. Forest Grove,Oregon 97116. Phone Number: 503-359-5012 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 9/14/2013 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) “Modern elegance” is a term that not only applies to Montinore Estate’s gorgeous winery, but also […]

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05 December

Van Duzer Vineyards Review Address: 11975 Smithfield Rd. Dallas,Oregon 97338. Phone Number: 503-623-6420 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 all year, seven days a week, or by appointment Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 6/26/2012 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review The Van Duzer Corridor is a break in the mountains of Oregon’s […]

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05 December

Dove Valley Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 645 Harrington Road Rising Sun,Maryland 21911. Phone Number: 410-658-8388 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Mon 11:00-7:00 Region: Lancaster Valley AVA, Maryland Reviewer: James Houston Review Date: 7/13/2012 Reviewer: James Houston Rating: 3 The Review If you commute on I-95 in Maryland, I bet the words “Dove Valley Winery” are rattling around […]

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05 December

Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars Review Address: 9749 Middle Rd. Hammondsport,New York 14840. Phone Number: 607-868-4884 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, New York Reviewer: Caroline Helper Review Date: 6/22/2012 Reviewer: Caroline Helper Rating: 4 The Review Dr. Konstantin Frank was a Ukranian immigrant who is credited with successfully introducing […]

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05 December

South Creek Vineyards & Winery Review Address: 2240 South Creek Rd Nebo,North Carolina 28761. Phone Number: 828-652-5729 Tasting Hours: Feb 17-Jan 2: Wed-Sat 11:00-5:00, Sun 1:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: North Carolina Reviewer: Natasha Stiles Review Date: 7/16/2013 Reviewer: Natasha Stiles Rating: 5 The Review South Creek Winery is in a rural area of western […]

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05 December

Kramer Vineyards – Carlton Review Address: 258 N. Kutch St. Carlton,Oregon 97111. Phone Number: 503-852-3045 Tasting Hours: May-Oct: Thurs-Sun 11:00-5:00; Nov-Apr: Fri-Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Yamhill-Carlton Region, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 11/29/2015 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Kramer Vineyard’s tiny tasting room lies just off […]

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05 December

The Winery at Kindred Pointe Review Address: 3575 Conicville Road Mount Jackson,Virginia 22842. Phone Number: 540-477-3570 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sat 12:00-7:00, Sun 12:00-6:00 and by appt. Region: Shenandoah Valley AVA, Virginia Reviewer: Richard Rynders Review Date: 8/15/2015 Reviewer: Richard Rynders Rating: 4 The Review Nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley is a fairly-new (opened […]

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05 December

Isenhower Cellars Review Address: 3471 Pranger Rd. Walla Walla,Washington 99362. Phone Number: 509-526-7896 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Fri, Sun 12:00-4:00, Sat 11:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Columbia Valley AVA, Walla Walla Valley AVA, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 3/10/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review You don’t need a degree in Oenology to start your […]

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05 December

Ladoga Ridge Winery Review Address: 100 E Pope Lane Smithville,Missouri 64089. Phone Number: 816-866-4077 Tasting Hours: See website for wine tasting details. Region: Missouri Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 4/9/2016 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review There are seven towns in the world named “Ladoga,” two in Russia and five in the […]

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05 December

Mermaid Winery Review Address: 330 W. 22nd Street, #106 Norfolk,Virginia 23517. Phone Number: 757-233-4155 Tasting Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:00-11:00, Fri-Sat 11:00am-12:00am Region: Virginia Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 5/5/2016 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review It was a gloomy afternoon in Chesapeake, Virginia. Having checked into our hotel and run a few necessary […]

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05 December

Wente Vineyards Review Address: 5565 Tesla Rd. Livermore,California 94550. Phone Number: 925-456-2305 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Livermore Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Sherrie Perkovich Review Date: 7/30/2015 Reviewer: Sherrie Perkovich Rating: 4 The Review The rich history of wine making in Livermore can be dated back as far as the 1760s when Spanish missionaries first planted […]

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05 December

Miraflores Winery Review Address: 2120 Four Springs Trail Placerville,California 95667. Phone Number: 530-647-8505 Tasting Hours: 10:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Sierra Foothills AVA, El Dorado County, El Dorado AVA, California Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Review Date: 4/3/2012 Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Rating: 5 The Review Driving along the private road leading to the vines and wine at […]

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05 December

Mount Aukum Winery Review Address: 6781 Tower Rd. Somerset,California 95656. Phone Number: 800-591-9463 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Sierra Foothills AVA, El Dorado County, Fair Play AVA, El Dorado AVA, California Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Review Date: 3/31/2012 Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Rating: 5 The Review Venture up the hairpin turns of the narrow driveway perched on the […]

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05 December

Three Brothers Vineyard Review Address: 812 Lincoln St. Farnam,Nebraska 69029. Phone Number: 308-569-2501 Tasting Hours: See website for wine tasting details. Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 6/2/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review We had a sinking feeling as we pulled into the parking lot of 3 Brothers Vineyard and […]

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05 December

Farina’s Winery Review Address: 420 S. Main Street Grapevine,Texas 76051. Phone Number: 817-442-9095 Tasting Hours: Mon-Tues 11:00-9:00, Wed-Thurs 11:00-10:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-11:00, Sun 11:00-6:00 Region: Texas Reviewer: Adria Schmedthorst Review Date: 4/14/2012 Reviewer: Adria Schmedthorst Rating: 3 The Review Along Main Street, Farina’s combines new wines with old-world Italian food. The Place: &nbspIn an old brick building […]

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05 December

General’s Ridge Vineyard Review Address: 1618 Weldons Drive Hague,Virginia 22469. Phone Number: 804-472-3172 Tasting Hours: Thurs 12:00-5:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-6:00, Sun 12:00-5:00, major holiday Mondays 12:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace AVA, Virginia Reviewer: Richard Rynders Review Date: 8/21/2015 Reviewer: Richard Rynders Rating: 4 The Review The first thing to remember about […]

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05 December

Red Newt Cellars & Bistro Review Address: 3675 Tichenor Rd. Hector,New York 14841. Phone Number: 607-546-4100 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Seneca Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Caroline Helper Review Date: 2/24/2012 Reviewer: Caroline Helper Rating: 3 The Review Red Newt Cellars is the winery attached to one of the […]

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05 December

Vines to Cellar Review Address: 114 East Main Street Port Washington,Wisconsin 53005. Phone Number: 262-536-4544 Tasting Hours: See Website Region: Wisconsin Ledge AVA, Wisconsin Reviewer: Larschelby Kidd Review Date: 11/12/2014 Reviewer: Larschelby Kidd Rating: 4 The Review I first met Jim and CJ Wirsching-Neuser when I was in the retail wine business and they were […]

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05 December

Weinhof Winery Review Address: 16678 Farm-to-Market 455 Forestburg,Texas 76329. Phone Number: 940-964-2552 Tasting Hours: Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 11/1/2014 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 2 The Review Weinhof Winery didn’t have its best foot forward on the day we visited them. We arrived at about 4:00 on a Saturday afternoon, which would seem […]

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05 December

Anam Cara Cellars Review Address: 306 N Main Street Newberg,Oregon 97132. Phone Number: 503-537-9150 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 1/30/2015 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Just off Highway 99 on Main Street in downtown Newburg is Anam Cara‘s unpretentious tasting room, […]

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05 December

Umbra Winery Review Address: 415 South Main Street Grapevine,Texas 76051. Phone Number: 817-421-2999 Tasting Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:00-9:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-11:00 Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 3/19/2014 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 5 The Review *This review was produced prior to the winery changing its name from Crossroads to Umbra and moving to Grapevine. If Crossroads […]

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05 December

Loving Cup Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 3340 Sutherland Road North Garden,Virginia 22959. Phone Number: 434-984-0774 Tasting Hours: Apr-Oct: Fri-Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Monticello AVA, Virginia Reviewer: Brian Yost Review Date: 8/16/2014 Reviewer: Brian Yost Rating: 4 The Review Virginia does not offer ideal climate for organic viticulture. It’s the entire east coast really. There is […]

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05 December

Loess Hills Vineyard and Winery Review Address: 1120 Old Lincoln Highway Crescent,Iowa 51526. Phone Number: 712-545-3054 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sat 12:00-7:00, Sun 12:00-6:00 Region: Loess Hills District AVA, Iowa Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 10/25/2015 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review The flood of 2011 is one that most residents on both sides […]

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05 December

Rising Star Vineyards – Salado Review Address: 110 North Main Street Salado,Texas 76571. Phone Number: 254-947-5247 Tasting Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:00-5:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-6:00, Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 3/13/2014 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 3 The Review Salado, Texas is one of those little towns that seems to have a lot to discover. […]

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05 December

Woodward Canyon Winery Review Address: 11920 W. Highway 12 Lowden,Washington 99360. Phone Number: 509-525-4129 Tasting Hours: 10:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Columbia Valley AVA, Walla Walla Valley AVA, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 4/4/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review Even a reputation as one of Washington State’s oldest and most respected wineries […]

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05 December

Artisanal Wine Cellars Tasting Room Review Address: 614 E 1st Street Newberg,Oregon 97132. Phone Number: 503-538-1146 Tasting Hours: See website for details. Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 9/14/2013 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Downtown Newburg, Oregon is becoming a wine and food lover’s dream, […]

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05 December

WunderRosa Winery Review Address: 2361 Wittstruck Road Roca,Nebraska 68430. Phone Number: 402-328-3494 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Fri 5:00-9:00, Sat 12:00-9:00, Sun 1:00-8:00 Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 5/29/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Everyone from Billy Joe Armstrong to Adam Duritz has done a rendition of “Big Yellow Taxi,” and yet […]

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05 December

Toogood Estate Winery Review Address: 7280 Fairplay Rd. Somerset,California 95684. Phone Number: 530-620-1910 Tasting Hours: 11:00-6:00 Region: Sierra Foothills AVA, El Dorado County, Fair Play AVA, El Dorado AVA, California Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Review Date: 3/30/2012 Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Rating: 5 The Review Hidden from view off a narrow two-lane road in the heart of […]

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05 December

Kestrel Vintners – Leavenworth Review Address: 843 B Front St. Leavenworth,Washington 98826. Phone Number: 509-548-7348 Tasting Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:00-5:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-8:00 Region: Leavenworth, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 1/4/2013 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review Walk into a Starbucks or a Costco; whether you’re in Waikiki or Woodinville, London or Leavenworth, and the […]

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05 December

Sobon Estate Review Address: 14430 Shenandoah Rd Plymouth,California 95669. Phone Number: 209-245-6554 Tasting Hours: 9:30-5:00 Region: Sierra Foothills AVA, Amador County, California Shenandoah Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Review Date: 5/4/2012 Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Rating: 5 The Review Over 150 years ago, vines from what is now Sobon Estate were already feeding California’s growing […]

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05 December

The Vineyard at Grandview Review Address: 1489 Grandview Road Mount Joy,Pennsylvania 17552. Phone Number: 717-653-4825 Tasting Hours: Fri 1:00-9:00, Sat 11:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-4:00 and by appt. Region: Lancaster Valley AVA, Pennsylvania Reviewer: Kat Collins Review Date: 8/26/2016 Reviewer: Kat Collins Rating: 5 The Review After taking a scenic drive through the peace and serenity of […]

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05 December

Cassel Vineyards Review Address: 53 Shetland Drive Hummelstown,Pennsylvania 17036. Phone Number: 717-533-2008 Tasting Hours: Mar 15-Dec 20: Fri-Sun 12:00-6:00 Region: Pennsylvania Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Review Date: 11/6/2015 Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Rating: 4 The Review The Place: &nbspWhen visitng the Hershey area, Cassel Vineyards is a must visit for any wine lover. While the Pennsylvania winery has […]

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05 December

Peace Valley Winery Review Address: 300 Old Limekiln Rd. Chalfont,Pennsylvania 18914. Phone Number: 215-249-9058 Tasting Hours: Wed-Fri, Sun 12:00-6:00, Sat 10:00-6:00 Region: Pennsylvania Reviewer: Jen Fromal Review Date: 5/19/2012 Reviewer: Jen Fromal Rating: 3 The Review Peace Valley Winery’s quaint establishment boasts plenty of charm, but none of the extra frills and amenities of larger […]

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05 December

2Hawk Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 2335 North Phoenix Rd. Medford,Oregon 97504. Phone Number: Tasting Hours: See website for wine tasting details. Region: Southern Oregon AVA, Rogue Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Liesa Morrow-Bratcher Review Date: 1/18/2014 Reviewer: Liesa Morrow-Bratcher Rating: 3 The Review Wine tasting rooms in Southern Oregon are as uniquely different as the […]

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05 December

Hidden Lakes Winery Review Address: 650 Winchester Pike Canal Winchester,Ohio 43110. Phone Number: 614-834-5294 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sat 12:00-9:00, Sun 1:00-7:00 (Jan-Mar closed) Region: Ohio Reviewer: Shona Carr Review Date: 3/2/2012 Reviewer: Shona Carr Rating: 4 The Review Around lunchtime on Friday, I was running into Hidden lakes Winery, one of Ohio’s urban wineries, to get […]

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05 December

LightCatcher Winery Review Address: 6925 Confederate Park Rd. Fort Worth,Texas 76108. Phone Number: 817-237-2626 Tasting Hours: Wed-Thurs 12:00-6:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-8:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Texas Reviewer: Adria Schmedthorst Review Date: 5/9/2012 Reviewer: Adria Schmedthorst Rating: 4 The Review For winery visitors looking for a true Texas-style experience, Light Catcher Winery & Bistro near Lake Worth is […]

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05 December

Longshadow Ranch Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 39847 Calle Contento Temecula,California 92591. Phone Number: 951-587-6221 Tasting Hours: Mon-Fri 12:00-5:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-5:00 Region: South Coast and S. California, Temecula Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Tara Torres Review Date: 7/27/2012 Reviewer: Tara Torres Rating: 4 The Review Steeped in tradition with six generations of wine making, Longshadow Ranch […]

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05 December

Maysara Estate Review Address: 15765 SW Muddy Valley Rd. McMinnville,Oregon 97128. Phone Number: 503-843-1234 Tasting Hours: Jun-Oct: Mon-Sat 11:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-5:00; Nov-May: Mon-Sat 11:00-4:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, McMinnville AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 7/10/2014 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Maysara Winery was founded by Mo and […]

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05 December

Sunset Winery Review Address: 1535 South Burleson Boulevard Burleson,Texas 76028. Phone Number: 817-426-1141 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sun 12:00-7:00 and by appt. (Jan-Feb open until 6:00 and by appt.) Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 1/26/2013 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 5 The Review “The Best Little Wine House in Texas” – that’s what Bruce and Birgit […]

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05 December

Winery on the Gruene Review Address: 1308 Gruene Road New Braunfels,Texas 78130. Phone Number: 830-608-1976 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00-7:00, Sun 12:00-7:00 Region: Texas Hill Country AVA, Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 11/15/2013 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 3 The Review We decided to visit Winery on the Gruene on the way back to Dallas from […]

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05 December

Red Caboose Winery Review Address: 1147 County Road 1110 Meridian,Texas 76665. Phone Number: 254-435-9911 Tasting Hours: Fri 12:00-5:00, Sat 10:00-6:00 Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 7/9/2016 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 4 The Review When you enjoy visiting wineries, you meet a lot of other people who enjoy visiting wineries. You get to recognize […]

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05 December

Keyways Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 37338 De Portola Rd. Temecula,California 92592. Phone Number: 951-302-7888 Tasting Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:00-5:30, Fri-Sun 10:00-6:00 Region: South Coast and S. California, Temecula Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Tara Torres Review Date: 9/12/2012 Reviewer: Tara Torres Rating: 5 The Review Keyways Winery may be off the beaten path and not as […]

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05 December

Carolina Mist Winery Review Address: 118 South West Main Street Lenoir,North Carolina 28645. Phone Number: 828-754-4660 Tasting Hours: Region: North Carolina Reviewer: Natasha Stiles Review Date: 6/2/2013 Reviewer: Natasha Stiles Rating: 4 The Review Carolina Mist Winery is located in the heart of downtown Lenoir, NC. If you’re looking for a winery with things to […]

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05 December

Mountfair Vineyards Review Address: 4875 Fox Mountain Road Crozet,Virginia 22932. Phone Number: 434-823-7605 Tasting Hours: Mar-Nov: Fri-Sun 12:00-6:00 and by appt. Region: Monticello AVA, Virginia Reviewer: Anthony Marocco Review Date: 8/17/2014 Reviewer: Anthony Marocco Rating: 4 The Review The first time I visited Mountfair Vineyards, I was relatively new to the wine scene. Needless to […]

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05 December

School House Winery Review Address: 455 Schneiders Crossing Rd NW Dover,Ohio 44622. Phone Number: 330-602-9463 Tasting Hours: Tues-Thurs 5:00-9:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-10:00 Region: Ohio Reviewer: Shona Carr Review Date: 3/3/2012 Reviewer: Shona Carr Rating: 4 The Review I almost didn’t make it to the School House Winery, as my GPS wanted me to stop at a […]

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05 December

Solena and Grand Cru Estates Tasting Room Review Address: 17096 NE Woodland Loop Rd Yamhill,Oregon 97148. Phone Number: 503-662-3700 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 2/23/2017 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Just entering Soléna Estate’s sumptuous tasting room is to […]

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05 December

Witness Tree Vineyard Review Address: 7111 Spring Valley Rd. NW Salem,Oregon 97304. Phone Number: 503-585-7874 Tasting Hours: See Website for hours. Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 1/4/2014 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Witness Tree Vineyards is named after an approximately 250 […]

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05 December

17 Ranch Winery Review Address: 304 Main St. Lewellen,Nebraska 69147. Phone Number: 308-778-5542 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sat 1:00-6:00 and by appt. Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 5/27/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Ellen Burdick is a no-fuss, no-muss sort of lady. Straight forward, yet kind and gentle in her mannerisms, […]

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05 December

Calafia Cellars Review Address: 629 Fulton Lane St. Helena,California 94574. Phone Number: 707-963-0114 Tasting Hours: By appt. Region: Napa Valley AVA, St. Helena AVA, California Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 1/14/2017 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 5 The Review Randle Johnson is a slender man, appearing to be perhaps in his late 50’s, with […]

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05 December

Schramsberg Vineyards Review Address: 1400 Schramsberg Rd. Calistoga,California 94515. Phone Number: 707-942-4558 Tasting Hours: By appt. Region: Napa Valley AVA, Diamond Mountain District AVA, California Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 3/8/2016 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 5 The Review The northern Napa Valley was still a thickly forested, rugged terrain, and a difficult place […]

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05 December

Troon – Carlton Review Address: 250 N. Kutch Street Carlton,Oregon 97111. Phone Number: 503-852-3084 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sun 11:00-5:00 (Jan: Sat-Sun 11:00-5:00) Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Yamhill-Carlton Region, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 9/21/2013 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) One of the great pleasures of exploring wine country, and […]

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05 December

Brian Carter Cellars Review Address: 14419 Woodinville-Redmond Rd Woodinville,Washington 98072. Phone Number: 425-806-9463 Tasting Hours: 12:00-5:00 Region: Puget Sound AVA, Woodinville, Woodinville Tourist District, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 3/1/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review Brian’s Carter’s reputation as an award-winning winemaker is the heart and soul of this quaint tasting facility […]

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05 December

Jewell Towne Vineyards Review Address: 183 Whitehall Rd. South Hampton,New Hampshire 03827. Phone Number: 603-394-0600 Tasting Hours: Wed-Fri 11:00-4:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: New Hampshire Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 6/18/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review To be the oldest winery in one of the original thirteen colonies is an impressive thing […]

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05 December

Raintree Cellars Winery Review Address: 521 E US Hwy 70 E Hildebran,North Carolina 28637. Phone Number: 828-397-5643 Tasting Hours: Region: North Carolina Reviewer: Natasha Stiles Review Date: 6/3/2013 Reviewer: Natasha Stiles Rating: 3 The Review Location:  Raintree Cellars’ location, next to a pawn shop in a rundown looking strip mall, might seem like an odd location […]

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05 December

Willowcroft Farm Vineyards Review Address: 38906 Mt. Gilead Rd. Leesburg,Virginia 20175. Phone Number: 703-777-8161 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sun 11:00-5:30 Region: Virginia Reviewer: Richard Rynders Review Date: 1/15/2015 Reviewer: Richard Rynders Rating: 4 The Review Even on a post-snowy day in January, the view from the Loudoun County’s Willowcroft Farm Vineyards is spectacular. And as one of […]

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05 December

Silver Hills Vineyards & Winery Review Address: 3130 County Road M Tekamah,Nebraska 68061. Phone Number: 402-374-1602 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sat 10:00-6:00, Sun 1:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 7/6/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Forty-five miles north of Omaha, amidst the rolling hills planted primarily with corn […]

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05 December

Art of Wine Review Address: 101 N Arizona 89A Sedona,Arizona 86336. Phone Number: 877-903-9463 Tasting Hours: 11:00-8:00 Region: Arizona Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 1/28/2014 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 4 The Review New Year’s Eve was a gorgeous day in Sedona. Doing the tourist thing as part of our honeymoon, of COURSE we went wine […]

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05 December

Jeff Cohn Cellars Review Address: 160 Franklin St Oakland,California 94607. Phone Number: 510-465-5900 Tasting Hours: Apr 1-Sep 30: Thurs-Sun 12:00-6:00; Oct 1 – Mar 31: Thurs-Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: California Reviewer: Martin D. Redmond Review Date: 11/9/2013 Reviewer: Martin D. Redmond Rating: 4 The Review I have the good fortune of living in the East Bay […]

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05 December

Starmont Winery and Vineyards Review Address: 1451 Stanly Lane Napa,California 94559. Phone Number: 707-252-8001 Tasting Hours: 10:00-5:00 Region: Napa Valley AVA, Los Carneros AVA, California Reviewer: Laura Cropper Review Date: 10/19/2015 Reviewer: Laura Cropper Rating: 5 The Review Starmont Winery is located just off scenic Route 12, about a mile down Stanly Lane. As the […]

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05 December

Salado Winery Company Review Address: 841 N. Main St. Salado,Texas 76571. Phone Number: 254-947-8011 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sat 12:00-7:00, Sun-Thurs 12:00-6:00 and by appt. Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 3/1/2014 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 3 The Review My mom wanted to see Salado. So, one sunny Sunday afternoon on the way back to Dallas […]

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05 December

Rowe Ridge Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 11255 Leavenworth Road Kansas City,Kansas 66109. Phone Number: 913-721-9776 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Kansas Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 11/8/2015 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Prohibition may have been repealed nationally in 1933, but the state of Kansas was a bit slow to […]

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05 December

Waldensian Heritage Wines Review Address: 4940 Villar Ln. N.E. Valdese,North Carolina 28690. Phone Number: 828-879-3202 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sun 1:00-6:00 and by appt. Region: North Carolina Reviewer: Natasha Stiles Review Date: 6/4/2013 Reviewer: Natasha Stiles Rating: 4 The Review Waldensian Heritage Winery is located minutes from downtown Valdese, North Carolina. However, when you depart the town […]

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05 December

D’Vine Wine – Grapevine Review Address: 409 S. Main Street Grapevine,Texas 76051. Phone Number: 817-329-1011 Tasting Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:00-7:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-9:30, Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Texas Reviewer: Adria Schmedthorst Review Date: 4/14/2012 Reviewer: Adria Schmedthorst Rating: 4 The Review A boutique franchise winery in downtown Grapevine, D’Vine Wine puts a unique spin on the wine experience. […]

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05 December

Water 2 Wine – Round Rock Review Address: 2000 S. I-H 35 Suite H1-2 Round Rock,Texas 78681. Phone Number: 512-310-9463 Tasting Hours: Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 2/25/2014 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 4 The Review I went to Austin to see friends in town from Britain (he’s from Texas, she’s Scottish, they live […]

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05 December

Ballentine Vineyards Review Address: 2820 St. Helena Highway North St. Helena,California 94574. Phone Number: 707-963-7919 Tasting Hours: By appt. 10:00-5:00 Region: Napa Valley AVA, St. Helena AVA, California Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 7/3/2016 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 5 The Review So many of the historic wineries of the Napa Valley exist in […]

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05 December

Bluff Dale Vineyards Review Address: 5222 County Road 148 Bluff Dale,Texas 76433. Phone Number: 254-728-3540 Tasting Hours: Mon, Wed-Sat 11:00-6:00, Sun 12:00-6:00 Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 7/10/2016 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 3 The Review It seems the owners and operators at Bluff Dale know their audience. Having been around since 2004, they’ve […]

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05 December

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Review Address: 300 Via Archimedes Geyserville,California 95441. Phone Number: 707-857-1400 Tasting Hours: 11:00-6:00 Region: Sonoma County, Alexander Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 3/22/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 5 The Review A winery worthy of “the Godfather” himself, Francis Ford Coppola’s newest facility is a massive spectacle just off […]

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05 December

Hart Family Winery Review Address: 41300 Avenida Biona Temecula,California 92591. Phone Number: 951-676-6300 Tasting Hours: 9:00-4:30 Region: South Coast and S. California, Temecula Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Tara Torres Review Date: 5/17/2012 Reviewer: Tara Torres Rating: 4 The Review With over three decades of winemaking experience, this family-owned vineyard is nestled at the entrance to […]

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05 December

Moon Dancer Vineyards & Winery Review Address: 1282 Klines Run Rd. Wrightsville,Pennsylvania 17368. Phone Number: 717-252-9463 Tasting Hours: Wed & Thurs 12:00 5:00, Fri 12:00-9:00, Sat 11:00-6:00, Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Pennsylvania Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Review Date: 10/31/2015 Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Rating: 4 The Review “The Long and Winding Road”, one of the Beatles most memorable […]

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05 December

Van Roekel Winery Review Address: 34567 Rancho California Rd. Temecula,California 92591. Phone Number: 951-699-6961 Tasting Hours: Region: South Coast and S. California, Temecula Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Tara Torres Review Date: 7/27/2012 Reviewer: Tara Torres Rating: 4 The Review Van Roekel is the sister winery of it’s more famous sibling, Maurice Car’rie Winery, and while […]

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05 December

Inwood Estates – Fredericksburg Review Address: 10303 Hwy 290 East Fredericksburg,Texas 78624. Phone Number: 830-997-2304 Tasting Hours: Mon 12:00-6:00, Wed-Sun 11:00-6:00 Region: Texas Hill Country AVA, Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 8/22/2015 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 4 The Review Visiting a winery’s second location is always an interesting experience. Being familiar with the wines, […]

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05 December

Prairie Creek Vineyards Review Address: 2254 13th Rd Central City,Nebraska 68826. Phone Number: 308-940-1370 Tasting Hours: Fri 4:00-8:00, Sat 1:00-6:00, Sun 1:00-5:00 Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 7/4/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Independence Day has always offered us interesting wine experiences. Our first July 4 together, Sonja spilled […]

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05 December

Timbre Winery Review Address: 2705 Aviation Blvd Santa Maria,California 93455. Phone Number: 310-977-5615 Tasting Hours: By appt. Region: Santa Barbara County, California Reviewer: Review Date: 3/2/2013 Reviewer: Rating: 5 The Review I love wine. I love wine tasting. There’s something beautiful in the act of both giving and receiving the gift of a few ounces […]

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05 December

Hip Chicks Do Wine Review Address: 4510 SE 23rd Ave. Portland,Oregon 97202. Phone Number: 503-234-3790 Tasting Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:00-3:00, Fri-Sun 11:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 8/5/2015 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 3 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) For over thirty years now, tourists and locals have […]

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05 December

Lost Oak Winery Review Address: 2116 FM 731 Burleson,Texas 76028. Phone Number: 817-426-6625 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sat 12:00-9:00, Sun 12:00-8:00 (see website for holiday hours) Region: Texas Reviewer: Adria Schmedthorst Review Date: 6/23/2012 Reviewer: Adria Schmedthorst Rating: 4 The Review Get away from the city and soak in the country charm at Lost Oak Winery. The […]

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05 December

Seven of Hearts Tasting Room Review Address: 217 West Main Street Carlton,Oregon 97111. website Phone Number: Tasting Hours: Fri-Sat 12:00-6:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Yamhill-Carlton Region, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 11/29/2015 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Seven of Hearts sits in the middle of Main […]

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05 December

Stoller Family Estate Review Address: 16161 NE McDougall Rd. Dayton,Oregon 97114. Phone Number: 503-864-3404 Tasting Hours: 11:00-4:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Dundee Hills AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 5/15/2012 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review Although the website offers the heads up that Stoller Vineyards “is the largest site in Oregon’s Dundee […]

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05 December

Arbor Day Farm Review Address: 2611 Arbor Avenue Nebraska City,Nebraska 68410. Phone Number: 800-546-5433 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sat 5:00-7:00 Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 12/28/2016 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review As a boy, one of my favorite stories was that of The Lorax by Theodor Geisel, better known to most […]

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05 December

Knapp Vineyards Winery & Restaurant Review Address: 2770 Ernsberger Rd. Romulus,New York 14541. Phone Number: 607-869-9271 Tasting Hours: Apr-Nov: 10:00-5:30; Dec-Mar: Mon-Sat 10:30-5:00, Sun 11:30-5:00 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Cayuga Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Julie Grice Review Date: 9/21/2013 Reviewer: Julie Grice Rating: 3 The Review Boasting an extensive, yet solid, tasting menu, Knapp […]

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05 December

New Kent Winery Review Address: 8400 Old Church Road New Kent,Virginia 23124. Phone Number: 804-932-8240 Tasting Hours: 10:00-6:00 Region: Virginia Reviewer: Jim Finley Review Date: 7/19/2014 Reviewer: Jim Finley Rating: 4 The Review Justified or not, I’ve always been a little weary of country club-style, gated communities, and when I exited I64 onto Emmaus Church […]

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05 December

Pellegrini Vineyards Review Address: 23005 Main Rd. Cutchogue,New York 11935. Phone Number: 631-734-4111 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Long Island AVA, North Fork of Long Island AVA, New York Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Review Date: 5/1/2012 Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Rating: 4 The Review The Place: &nbspPellegrini Vineyards is an all-around excellent winery and a very pleasant visit is […]

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05 December

Urban Crush Review Address: 2025 SE 7th Ave Portland,Oregon 97214. Phone Number: 503-477-6994 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sat 12:00-7:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 8/6/2015 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Urban Crush is a remarkably tiny winery tucked away in Southeast […]

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05 December

Basket Case Wines Review Address: 6425 Pacific Avenue Unit B Pacific City,Oregon 97135. Phone Number: Tasting Hours: See website for wine tasting details. Region: Oregon Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 7/22/2014 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 4 The Review Know how to make a Texas girl happy? Take her to Oregon in the middle of the […]

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05 December

Erath Winery Review Address: 9409 NE Worden Hill Rd. Dundee,Oregon 97115. Phone Number: 800-539-9463 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Dundee Hills AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 9/4/2014 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) One of the grand daddies of Oregon’s wine industry, Erath […]

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05 December

Comtesse Therese Review Address: 739 Main Rd Aquebogue,New York 11901. Phone Number: 631-252-4225 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Long Island AVA, North Fork of Long Island AVA, New York Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Review Date: 5/1/2012 Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Rating: 5 The Review The Place: &nbspOne of the first wineries one comes across when driving along the […]

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05 December

Latah Creek Wine Cellars Review Address: 13030 E. Indiana Ave Spokane,Washington 99216. Phone Number: 800-528-2427 Tasting Hours: 9:00-5:00 Region: Spokane Valley, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 10/20/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review Fans of the movie, Oh Brother Where Art Thou? will recall the scene where actor Charles Durning refers to a […]

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05 December

Matello Review Address: 925 NE 7th Avenue McMinnville,Oregon 97128. Phone Number: 503-939-1308 Tasting Hours: By appt. Region: Willamette Valley AVA, McMinnville, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 7/10/2014 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Marcus Goodfellow is a man who rarely uses ten words when fifty will do, and it’s […]

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05 December

McReynolds Wines Review Address: 706 Shovel Mtn. Rd. Round Mountain,Texas 78663. Phone Number: 830-825-3544 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sat 10:00-6:00, Sun 12:00-6:00 and by appt. Region: Texas Hill Country AVA, Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 9/6/2013 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 2 The Review As we drove up to McReynolds’ tasting room, the gravel crunched under our […]

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05 December

Salvestrin Estate Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 397 Main Street St. Helena,California 94574. Phone Number: 707-963-5105 Tasting Hours: By appt. Wed-Mon 10:00-5:00 Region: Napa Valley AVA, St. Helena AVA, California Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 1/15/2017 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 5 The Review A heavy fog lay draped across an historic block of […]

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05 December

Alfalfa Farm Review Address: 267 Rowley Bridge Rd. Topsfield,Massachusetts 01983. Phone Number: 978-774-0014 Tasting Hours: Sat-Sun 1:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Massachusetts Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 6/22/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 3 The Review Not far north of Boston, maybe a half hour drive from Logan Airport in light traffic, sit two […]

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05 December

Sleight of Hand Cellars Review Address: 1959 JB George Rd Walla Walla,Washington 99362. Phone Number: 509-525-3661 Tasting Hours: Apr-Dec 5: Thurs-Sun 11:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Columbia Valley AVA, Walla Walla Valley AVA, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 4/10/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review Do you consider yourself a hip wine drinker […]

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05 December

Jan-Marc Wine Cellars Review Address: 1225 N. Killingsworth Street Portland,Oregon 97217. Phone Number: 503-954-3959 Tasting Hours: Wed-Fri 3:00-close, Sat-Sun 12:00-9:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 8/2/2016 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review Although Oregon Pinot Noirs tend to be a bit more expensive than Pinot Noirs from other U.S. […]

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05 December

Mountain View Winery (CO) Review Address: 5859 58.25 Rd. Olathe,Colorado 81425. Phone Number: 5859 58.25 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-6:00 Region: Colorado Reviewer: Review Date: 6/24/2015 Reviewer: Rating: 4 The Review Overview:   During a recent trip to Colorado to attend my nephew’s wedding, I had the privilege of discovering a little gem of a winery/orchard in […]

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05 December

Sunset Hills Review Address: 38295 Fremont Overlook Lane Purcellville,Virginia 20132. Phone Number: 540-882-4560 Tasting Hours: Mon-Thurs 12:00-5:00, Fri 12:00-6:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-6:00 Region: Middleburg Virginia AVA, Virginia Reviewer: James Houston Review Date: 7/13/2012 Reviewer: James Houston Rating: 5 The Review A connection to the past is palpable as you enter the cavernous tasting room of Sunset […]

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05 December

Feather River Vineyards Review Address: 5700 South East State Farm Rd. North Platte,Nebraska 69103. Phone Number: 308-696-0078 Tasting Hours: 1:00-6:00 Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 5/25/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Deep ruts scarred the muddy, dirt roads leading south from Interstate 80, near North Platte, that took us […]

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05 December

Mill River Winery Review Address: 498 Newburyport Turnpike Rowley,Massachusetts 01969. Phone Number: 978-432-1280 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00-6:00 Region: Massachusetts Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 6/19/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Rowley, Massachusetts, is home to a charming town square and market area untouched by time for hundreds of years, wharfs dotted […]

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05 December

Bel Vino Review Address: 33515 Rancho California Rd. Temecula,California 92591. Phone Number: 888-260-0870 Tasting Hours: Mon-Thurs 10:00-5:00, Fri-Sun 10:00-6:00 Region: South Coast and S. California, Temecula Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Tara Torres Review Date: 7/27/2012 Reviewer: Tara Torres Rating: 4 The Review Formerly known as Stuart Cellars, Bel Vino winery isn’t much to look at […]

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05 December

Bitner Vineyards Review Address: 16645 Plum Rd. Caldwell,Idaho 83607. Phone Number: 208-455-1870 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sun 12:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Snake River Valley AVA, Idaho Reviewer: Review Date: 3/2/2014 Reviewer: Rating: 4 The Review For three days in a row this week we have had spring-like weather with temperatures near 60 degrees and lots of […]

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05 December

La Buena Vida Vineyards Review Address: 416 East College Street Grapevine,Texas 76051. Phone Number: 817-481-9463 Tasting Hours: Region: Texas Reviewer: Adria Schmedthorst Review Date: 4/14/2012 Reviewer: Adria Schmedthorst Rating: 5 The Review Off the beaten path of Main Street, La Buena Vida Vineyards offers a cool oasis to escape the Texas heat and enjoy wines […]

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05 December

Rex Hill Vineyards Review Address: 30835 N. Hwy 99W Newberg,Oregon 97132. Phone Number: 503-538-0666 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00; Memorial Day-Thanksgiving 10:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Chehalem Mountains AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 6/11/2014 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Rex Hill Winery is an easy access stop off Highway […]

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05 December

ArborBrook Vineyards Review Address: 17770 NE Calkins Lane Newberg,Oregon 97132. Phone Number: 503-789-8134 Tasting Hours: Tues-Sun 11:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Chehalem Mountains AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 5/15/2012 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review Making great wine takes time, but there’s no reason for an up and coming […]

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05 December

Caywood Vineyards Review Address: 9666 State Route 414 Hector,New York 14841. Phone Number: 607-582-7230 Tasting Hours: May-Oct: 11:00-5:00, see website for off-season hours Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Seneca Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Julie Grice Review Date: 5/24/2014 Reviewer: Julie Grice Rating: 3 The Review The Place: &nbspThe outside of the Caywood Vineyards tasting room is […]

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05 December

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars Review Address: 9224 State Route 414 Lodi,New York 14860. Phone Number: 607-582-6011 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Seneca Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Caroline Helper Review Date: 2/4/2012 Reviewer: Caroline Helper Rating: 4 The Review Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars is a sleek, modern, and elegant winery […]

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05 December

SchillingBridge Winery & MicroBrewery Review Address: 62193 710th Rd. Pawnee City,Nebraska 68420. Phone Number: 62193 710 Tasting Hours: Nov-Mar: Sun, Wed-Fri 12:00-6:00, Sat 12:00-9:00; Feb-Oct: Sun, Wed-Thurs 12:00-6:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-9:00 Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 5/28/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Schilling Bridge Winery and Microbrewery is located in […]

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05 December

Alloro Vineyard Review Address: 22075 S.W. Lebeau Rd. Sherwood,Oregon 97140. Phone Number: 503-625-1978 Tasting Hours: Feb-Mid Dec: Fri-Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Chehalem Mountains AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 1/30/2015 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) When touring through Willamette Valley wine country, there are occasionally—well, often—places […]

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05 December

Andis Wines Review Address: 11000 Shenandoah Road Plymouth,California 95669. Phone Number: 209-245-6177 Tasting Hours: Daily 11:00-4:30 Region: Sierra Foothills AVA, Amador County, California Shenandoah Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Review Date: 4/20/2012 Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Rating: 3 The Review Round a corner and there it is, its metallic aerodynamic structure set on the hilltop […]

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05 December

Chiselled Grape Winery Review Address: W64 N713 Washigton Ave. Cedarburg,Wisconsin 53012. Phone Number: 262-377-8777 Tasting Hours: Tues-Wed 1:00-5:00, Thurs 12:00-5:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-9:00, Sun 11:00-6:00 Region: Wisconsin Ledge AVA, Wisconsin Reviewer: Larschelby Kidd Review Date: 6/17/2014 Reviewer: Larschelby Kidd Rating: 3 The Review When Chiselled Grape Winery opened in 2011, their location was in a historic […]

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05 December

Oak Crest Vineyard Review Address: 8215 Oak Crest Drive King George,Virginia 22485. Phone Number: 540-663-2813 Tasting Hours: Jan-Feb: Sat-Sun 11:00-4:00, Mar-Dec: Wed-Sun 10:00-5:00 Region: Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace AVA, Virginia Reviewer: Richard Rynders Review Date: 10/9/2015 Reviewer: Richard Rynders Rating: 3 The Review Keep a vigilant eye out for the turn off the main […]

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05 December

Serpent Ridge Vineyard Review Address: 2962 Nicodemus Rd Westminster,Maryland 21157. Phone Number: 410-848-6511 Tasting Hours: Sat-Sun 10:30-6:00, Wed-Fri 10:00-3:00 and by appt. Region: Maryland Reviewer: Jim Finley Review Date: 7/12/2014 Reviewer: Jim Finley Rating: 4 The Review Located 45 minutes northwest of Baltimore, Maryland, Serpent Ridge Vineyards is a small, 2.5 acre vineyard originally planted […]

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05 December

Antelope Valley Winery Review Address: 42041 20th St. W. Lancaster,California 93534. Phone Number: 661-722-0145 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00-6:00 Region: California Reviewer: Julie Dorris Review Date: 5/26/2012 Reviewer: Julie Dorris Rating: 3 The Review Outside of the obvious viticultural regions of California, the state is sprinkled with little wineries in unassuming places. Such is the case […]

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05 December

Spicewood Vineyards Review Address: 1419 Burnet County Rd. 409 Spicewood,Texas 78669. Phone Number: 830-693-5328 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sat 10:00-6:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Texas Hill Country AVA, Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 8/31/2013 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 4 The Review Spicewood Vineyards was our last stop of the afternoon on a hot day […]

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05 December

Three Dudes Winery Review Address: 125 Old Martindale Rd. San Marcos,Texas 78666. Phone Number: 512-392-5634 Tasting Hours: 12:00-6:00 Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 12/23/2013 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 4 The Review No self-respecting winery reviewer could take a road trip through south Texas on I-35 and not stop at a place called Three […]

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05 December

Wagner Vineyards Review Address: 9322 State Route 414 Lodi,New York 14860. Phone Number: 607-582-6450 Tasting Hours: Jan-mid Mar: Mon-Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-5:00; Mid Mar-Dec: 10:00-5:00 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Seneca Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Caroline Helper Review Date: 2/24/2012 Reviewer: Caroline Helper Rating: 4 The Review Wagner Vineyards is a winery and brewery run […]

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05 December

3 P’s in a Vine Winery and Vineyard Review Address: 955 Douglas Rd Athens,Texas 75751. Phone Number: 903-677-9463 Tasting Hours: Fri 5:00-10:00, Sat 12:00-10:00, Sun 12:00-6:00 Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 4/16/2016 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 5 The Review It’s been over a week since my husband and I visited 3 P’s in […]

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05 December

Cedar Creek Winery (VA) Review Address: 7384 Zepp Road Star Tannery,Virginia 22654. Phone Number: 540-436-8394 Tasting Hours: Apr-Nov: Fri-Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Virginia Reviewer: Brian Yost Review Date: 7/19/2014 Reviewer: Brian Yost Rating: 5 The Review There are a few wineries in Virginia that have raised the bar for other winemakers. These wineries are producing one […]

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05 December

Driftwood Vineyards Review Address: 4001 Elder Hill Rd. Driftwood,Texas 78619. Phone Number: 512-858-9667 Tasting Hours: Summer 10:00-7:00, Winter 10:00-6:00 Region: Texas Hill Country AVA, Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 11/2/2014 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 4 The Review This is where to come to find out why they call this area the Hill Country. If […]

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05 December

Gran Moraine Winery Review Address: 17090 NE Woodland Loop Rd Yamhill,Oregon 97148. Phone Number: 503-662-5454 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 11/12/2016 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Just outside Yamhill, Oregon, lies the Laughlin Loop, a particularly glorious collection of […]

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05 December

Loudoun Valley Vineyards Review Address: 38516 Charlestown Pike Waterford,Virginia 20197. Phone Number: 540-882-3375 Tasting Hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 12:00-5:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-6:00 Region: Middleburg Virginia AVA, Virginia Reviewer: James Houston Review Date: 7/13/2012 Reviewer: James Houston Rating: 4 The Review Lately, my thirtieth birthday has been making all kinds of threats about actually happening soon. So getting […]

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05 December

Red Road Winery Review Address: 4050 Summerhill Square Texarkana,Texas 75503. Phone Number: 903-792-9463 Tasting Hours: Mon-Wed 10:00-9:00, Thurs-Sat 10:00-11:00, Sun 1:00-7:00 Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 4/21/2014 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 4 The Review I ended up loving Red Road Winery. But the first thing Red Road did was lead me on a […]

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05 December

Standing Stone Vineyards Review Address: 9934 State Route 414 Hector,New York 14841. Phone Number: 607-582-6051 Tasting Hours: Sun-Fri 11:30-5:00, Sat 11:30-6:00 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Seneca Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Julie Grice Review Date: 4/12/2014 Reviewer: Julie Grice Rating: 5 The Review The Place: &nbspThe tasting room at Standing Stone Vineyards is housed in a […]

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05 December

Jowler Creek Winery Review Address: 16905 Jowler Creek Rd. Platte City,Missouri 64079. Phone Number: 816-935-9471 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Missouri Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 10/19/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Driving longitudinally down I-29 between Omaha and Kansas City, it’s unlikely drivers will miss the large signs positioned to […]

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05 December

Left Coast Cellars Review Address: 4225 N Pacific Highway W Rickreall,Oregon 97371. Phone Number: 503-831-4916 Tasting Hours: Feb-Dec 23: 11:00-5:00 (during summer open until 7:00 on Saturday); Jan by appt. Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 7/26/2012 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review Left Coast Cellars is located fifteen miles […]

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05 December

Rushland Ridge Vineyards & Winery Review Address: 2665 Rushland Rd. Rushland,Pennsylvania 18956. Phone Number: 215-598-0251 Tasting Hours: Mar-Nov: Thurs-Fri 3:00-6:00, Sat 12:00-6:00, Sun 12:00-4:00 Region: Pennsylvania Reviewer: Jen Fromal Review Date: 3/24/2012 Reviewer: Jen Fromal Rating: 4 The Review A decidedly fresh breath of air among the bigger wineries on the Bucks County Wine Trail, […]

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05 December

Bella Vida Review Address: 9380 NE Worden Hill Rd. Dundee,Oregon 97115. Phone Number: 503-538-9821 Tasting Hours: Memorial Day-Thanksgiving: Thurs-Sun 11:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Dundee Hills AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 9/4/2014 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) One of the more interesting tasting flights […]

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05 December

Island Mana Wines Review Address: 526 SW Yamhill St. Portland,Oregon 97204. Phone Number: 971-229-1040 Tasting Hours: Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 4/17/2012 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review Because vineyards often reside in the hinterlands, it’s not uncommon for a winery to put their tasting room in town. The […]

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05 December

Vino Noceto Review Address: 11011 Shenandoah Rd. Plymouth,California 95669. Phone Number: 209-245-6556 Tasting Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00-4:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Sierra Foothills AVA, Amador County, California Shenandoah Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Review Date: 10/18/2012 Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Rating: 4 The Review It may look small and unassuming from the outside, but […]

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05 December

Barking Frog Winery Review Address: 128 W Main St Carlton,Oregon 97111. Phone Number: 503-702-5029 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sun 1:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Yamhill-Carlton Region, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 11/29/2015 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Barking Frog Winery’s tasting room on Main Street in Carlton, […]

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05 December

Cooper Vineyards (VA) Review Address: 13372 Shannon Hill Rd. Louisa,Virginia 23226. Phone Number: 540-894-5474 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Virginia Reviewer: Anthony Marocco Review Date: 9/28/2013 Reviewer: Anthony Marocco Rating: 4 The Review Cooper Vineyards first opened its doors in 1999, producing a whopping 250 cases of wine. During the last fifteen years, the winery has […]

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05 December

Panther Creek Cellars Review Address: 110 SW Hwy 99W Dundee,Oregon 97115. Phone Number: 503-472-8080 Tasting Hours: 10:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Dundee Hills AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 1/30/2015 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Step inside Panther Creek’s tasting room and the first glance seems stark, but […]

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05 December

Abingdon Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 20530 Alvarado Rd. Abingdon,Virginia 24211. Phone Number: 276-623-1255 Tasting Hours: Mar 15-Dec 15: Tues-Sat 10:00-6:00, Sun 12:00-6:00 Region: Virginia Reviewer: Brian Yost Review Date: 8/30/2014 Reviewer: Brian Yost Rating: 4 The Review Southwestern Virginia does not immediately come to mind when one thinks of Virginia wine. It’s a particularly […]

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05 December

Airlie Winery Review Address: 15305 Dunn Forest Rd. Monmouth,Oregon 97361. Phone Number: 503-838-6013 Tasting Hours: Mar-Nov: Thurs-Mon; Dec-Feb: by appt. or chance Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 8/2/2014 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 4 The Review Wineries near Monmouth, Oregon, in the lower Willamette Valley, seem to subscribe to the philosophy […]

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05 December

Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery Review Address: 172 Arrowhead Ln. Breinigsville,Pennsylvania 18031. Phone Number: 610-398-7525 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Lehigh Valley AVA, Pennsylvania Reviewer: Kat Collins Review Date: 3/6/2016 Reviewer: Kat Collins Rating: 4 The Review Vynecrest Winery is located seven miles west of Allentown, Pennsylvania in the picturesque, rolling hills of Breinigsville. It’s an unusual […]

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05 December

Wycombe Vineyard and Winery Review Address: 1391 Forest Grove Rd Furlong,Pennsylvania 18925. Phone Number: 215-598-9463 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sun 12:00-6:00 and by appt. Region: Pennsylvania Reviewer: Jen Fromal Review Date: 5/19/2012 Reviewer: Jen Fromal Rating: 4 The Review Wycombe Vineyard and Winery is the perfect mix of class and country. This Bucks County winery is a […]

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05 December

Columbia Winery Review Address: 14030 NE 145th St. Woodinville,Washington 98072. Phone Number: 425-482-7490 Tasting Hours: Sat-Thurs 11:00-6:00, Fri 11:00-7:00 Region: Puget Sound AVA, Woodinville, Woodinville Tourist District, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 3/10/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 5 The Review The second oldest winery in Woodinville does what any facility in the shadow of […]

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05 December

Pillar Bluff Review Address: 300 County Road 111 Lampasas,Texas 76550. Phone Number: 512-556-4078 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 12:30-5:00 Region: Texas Hill Country AVA, Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 3/23/2013 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 5 The Review Pillar Bluff Vineyards is an absolute find. Located off the beaten path near Lampasas, Texas, seemingly in […]

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05 December

Southwind Vineyard Review Address: 385 Lebanon Road Millville,New Jersey 08332. Phone Number: 856-364-9690 Tasting Hours: See website for wine tasting details. Region: Outer Coastal Plain AVA, New Jersey Reviewer: Charlie Toms Review Date: 11/30/2013 Reviewer: Charlie Toms Rating: 4 The Review Southwind Vineyard and Winery is one of the newest wineries in New Jersey, having […]

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05 December

Seven Bridges Review Address: 2303 N Harding Ave Portland,Oregon 97227. Phone Number: 503-203-2583 Tasting Hours: Sat-Sun 1:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 7/10/2016 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review The great thing about Oregon in general and Portland in particular is the number of wineries producing really great Pinot […]

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05 December

Chatham Vineyards Review Address: 9232 Chatham Rd Machipongo,Virginia 23405. Phone Number: 757-678-5588 Tasting Hours: Apr-Dec: 10:00-5:00 (Jan-Mar: closed on Tues & Wed) Region: [“Virginias Eastern Shore AVA”, Virginia Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 5/17/2016 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 5 The Review Down a dusty country road that looks as if it came straight […]

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05 December

Javelina Leap Vineyard and Winery Review Address: 1565 Page Springs Rd. Cornville,Arizona 86325. Phone Number: 928-649-2681 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Arizona Reviewer: Diane Review Date: 10/22/2013 Reviewer: Diane Rating: 4 The Review Rod and Cynthia Snapp own this quaint, boutique winery tucked away in Page Springs, Arizona. The small 10.6 acre estate vineyard, located in […]

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05 December

King Ferry Winery – Treleaven Wines Review Address: 658 Lake Rd. King Ferry,New York 13081. Phone Number: 315-364-5100 Tasting Hours: See website for wine tasting details. Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Cayuga Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Caroline Helper Review Date: 6/22/2012 Reviewer: Caroline Helper Rating: 3 The Review Located on the east side of Cayuga […]

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05 December

Maresh Red Barn / Red Hills Vineyard Review Address: 9305 NE Worden Hill Rd. Dundee,Oregon 97115. Phone Number: 503-537-1098 Tasting Hours: Mar 1-Thanksgiving: Fri-Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Dundee Hills AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 9/4/2014 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) In the heart of the […]

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05 December

Cellar 426 Review Address: 1402 Dennis Dean Road Ashland,Nebraska 68003. Phone Number: 402-944-8109 Tasting Hours: Fri 1:00-7:00, Sat 11:00-7:00, Sun 1:00-5:00 Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 5/11/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Just off of exit 426, equidistant between Lincoln and Omaha on the far eastern side of the […]

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05 December

Weathered Vineyards Review Address: 7670 Carpet Road New Tripoli,Pennsylvania 18066. Phone Number: 610-984-2867 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Mon 11:00-6:00 (Summer and Fall), Fri-Mon 11:00-5:00 (Winter) Region: Lehigh Valley AVA, Pennsylvania Reviewer: Kat Collins Review Date: 11/1/2016 Reviewer: Kat Collins Rating: 4 The Review When Weathered Vineyards first opened in 2014, I paid them a visit to welcome […]

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05 December

Oak Mountain – Temecula Hills Review Address: 36522 Via Verde Temecula,California 92592. Phone Number: 951-699-9102 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: South Coast and S. California, Temecula Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Tara Torres Review Date: 6/11/2013 Reviewer: Tara Torres Rating: 4 The Review Sitting high on a hill overlooking a valley of vines, Oak Mountain Winery provides […]

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05 December

Urban Legend Cellars Review Address: 621 4th Street Oakland,California 94607. Phone Number: 510-545-4356 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sun 1:00-6:00 Region: California Reviewer: Martin D. Redmond Review Date: 9/27/2015 Reviewer: Martin D. Redmond Rating: 4 The Review Several years ago a wine-loving friend of mine, who lives in Oakland, California, asked me if I’d ever tried wine made […]

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05 December

Anthony Road Wine Company Review Address: 1020 Anthony Rd. Penn Yan,New York 14527. Phone Number: 315-536-2182 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Seneca Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Caroline Helper Review Date: 6/8/2012 Reviewer: Caroline Helper Rating: 4 The Review Anthony Road is one of the best Riesling producers in the […]

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05 December

Au Bon Climat Tasting Room Review Address: 813 Anacapa St., Suite 5 Santa Barbara,California 93101. Phone Number: 805-895-4084 Tasting Hours: 12:00-6:00 Region: Santa Barbara County, California Reviewer: Review Date: 3/23/2013 Reviewer: Rating: 4 The Review There are many places in the town of Santa Barbara to taste better than average vino and generally enjoy an […]

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05 December

Kohill Winery Review Address: 17211 Highlander Drive Ramona,California 92065. Phone Number: 760-787-1042 Tasting Hours: Sat-Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: South Coast and S. California, Ramona Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Review Date: 5/24/2014 Reviewer: Rating: 4 The Review On a recent trip to the San Diego area one of the items on our “must do” list was a […]

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05 December

Silvara Vineyards Review Address: 77 Stage Road Leavenworth,Washington 98826. Phone Number: 509-548-1000 Tasting Hours: May 1-Dec 31: Daily 11:00-5:00; Jan 1-Apr 30: Fri-Mon 11:00-5:00 Region: Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 12/28/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review Amongst the kitschy Bavarian-themed retailers and wine sellers in this vacationer’s mecca, one winery stands out […]

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05 December

Deer Springs Winery Review Address: 16255 Adams Lincoln,Nebraska 68527. Phone Number: 402-327-8738 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sat 2:00-8:00, Sun 2:00-6:00 Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 5/3/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Winemaker Jennifer Reeder takes a lot of pride in her work, producing the award-winning wines of her family-owned, historic Nebraska […]

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05 December

Prairie Crossing Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 31506 Pioneer Trail Treynor,Iowa 51575. Phone Number: 712-487-3812 Tasting Hours: Thurs 1:00-5:00, Fri-Sat 10:00-6:00, Sun 1:00-5:00 Region: Loess Hills District AVA, Iowa Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 4/24/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review After a few miles of drifting carefully up and down the […]

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05 December

Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 18807 158th St. Basehor,Kansas 66007. Phone Number: 913-980-3157 Tasting Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-6:00, Sat 9:30-6:00, Sun 12:00-6:00 Region: Kansas Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 6/7/2015 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review The tasting room of the Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery is just off the interstate and quite […]

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05 December

Penguin Bay Winery & Champagne House Review Address: 4565 State Route 414 Hector,New York 14841. Phone Number: 607-546-5115 Tasting Hours: Jan-Mar: Fri-Sun 10:00-5:30; Apr-Dec: Fri-Sun 10:00-5:30 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Seneca Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Julie Grice Review Date: 4/11/2013 Reviewer: Julie Grice Rating: 4 The Review Penguin Bay Winery, opened in 2005, is […]

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05 December

Colene Clemens Review Address: 22501 NE Dopp Rd. Newberg,Oregon 97132. Phone Number: 503-662-4687 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Chehalem Mountains AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 6/25/2015 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) One of the problems you can run into while tasting in the Willamette […]

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05 December

August Cellars Tasting Room Review Address: 14000 NE Quarry Rd. Newberg,Oregon 97132. Phone Number: 503-554-6766 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Chehalem Mountains AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 7/26/2014 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) August Cellars is in a unique position among Willamette Valley wineries: […]

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05 December

Bedell Cellars Review Address: 36225 Main Rd. Cutchogue,New York 11935. Phone Number: 631-734-7537 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00, open until 6:00 Fri-Sat from Memorial Day through Halloween and by appt. Region: Long Island AVA, North Fork of Long Island AVA, New York Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Review Date: 5/1/2012 Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Rating: 4 The Review The Place: […]

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05 December

Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard Review Address: 5611 FM 2382 Saint Jo,Texas 76265. Phone Number: 940-995-3100 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sat 12:00-6:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 6/22/2015 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 5 The Review What do you do with an ostrich farm when the ostriches are gone? Start a […]

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05 December

Concannon Tasting Room Review Address: 4590 Tesla Road Livermore,California 94550. Phone Number: 800-258-9866 Tasting Hours: 11:30-4:30 Region: Livermore Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Sherrie Perkovich Review Date: 9/2/2015 Reviewer: Sherrie Perkovich Rating: 4 The Review Concannon Vineyard & Winery is located in charming Livermore Valley, and is actually closer to downtown San Francisco than most of […]

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05 December

Cougar Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 39870 De Portola Road Temecula,California 92592. Phone Number: 951-491-0825 Tasting Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:00-6:00, Friday 11:00-8:00, Saturday 11:00-7:00 Region: South Coast and S. California, Temecula Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Tara Torres Review Date: 7/8/2013 Reviewer: Tara Torres Rating: 4 The Review Cougar Vineyard & Winery provides good service, nice wines […]

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05 December

Creek’s Edge Winery Review Address: 41255 Annas Lane Lovettsville,Virginia 21080. Phone Number: 540-822-3994 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sat 12:00-8:00, Sun 12:00-7:00, Mon 12:00-6:00, Tues-Wed by appt. Region: Virginia Reviewer: Jill Barth Review Date: 11/29/2016 Reviewer: Jill Barth Rating: 5 The Review I visited Creek’s Edge Winery in late September, an excellent time to view this striking property […]

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05 December

Pellet Estate Review Address: 2059 Vallejo St St. Helena,California 94574. Phone Number: 707-363-3281 Tasting Hours: By appt. 10:00 Wed, Fri, Sat Region: Napa Valley AVA, St. Helena AVA, California Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 7/1/2016 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 5 The Review Lately my wife, Sonja, has been pestering me about getting rid […]

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05 December

Robert Mondavi Winery Review Address: 7801 St. Helena Highway Napa,California 94558. Phone Number: 888-766-6328 Tasting Hours: 10:00-5:00 Region: Napa Valley AVA, Oakville AVA, California Reviewer: James Houston Review Date: 9/23/2012 Reviewer: James Houston Rating: 4 The Review With a late lunch winding down at Oakville Grocery, a companion suggests visiting Robert Mondavi before heading back […]

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05 December

Syringa and Split Rail Tasting Room Review Address: 4338 Chinden Blvd. Garden City,Idaho 83714. Phone Number: 208-433-1616 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sat 12:00-6:00 Region: Snake River Valley AVA, Idaho Reviewer: Review Date: 7/26/2014 Reviewer: Rating: 4 The Review Split Rail Winery and Syringa Winery are part of the District 44 Urban Wine and Art Scene in Garden […]

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05 December

Elk Run Vineyards Review Address: 15113 Liberty Rd. Mt. Airy,Maryland 21771. Phone Number: 410-775-2513 Tasting Hours: Nov-Apr: Thurs-Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-5:00; May-Oct: Wed-Thurs 10:00-6:00, Fri 10:00-9:00, Sat 10:00-6:00, Sun 12:00-6:00 Region: Linganore AVA, Maryland Reviewer: Jim Finley Review Date: 7/12/2014 Reviewer: Jim Finley Rating: 4 The Review Elk Run Vineyards is located among a small […]

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05 December

Kestrel Vintners – Woodinville Review Address: 19501 144th Ave. NE C-900 Woodinville,Washington 98072. Phone Number: 425-398-1199 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sun 12:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Puget Sound AVA, Woodinville, Woodinville Warehouse District, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 1/12/2013 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review Walk into a Starbucks or a Costco; whether you’re in […]

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05 December

Laurel Lake Vineyards Review Address: 3165 Main Rd. Laurel,New York 11948. Phone Number: 631-298-1420 Tasting Hours: Jan-Mar 11:00-5:00, Apr-Dec 11:00-6:00 Region: Long Island AVA, North Fork of Long Island AVA, New York Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Review Date: 5/1/2012 Reviewer: Joanne Dunne Rating: 5 The Review The Place: &nbspLaurel Lake Vineyards is one of those jewels that, […]

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05 December

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars Review Address: 4705 N Fruit Hill Rd. Spokane,Washington 99217. Phone Number: 509-927-9463 Tasting Hours: Sat-Wed 12:00-5:00, Thurs-Fri 12:00-8:00 Region: Spokane Valley, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 10/20/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 5 The Review In 1924, inventor Royal Newton Riblet built an imposing three-story mansion overlooking the Spokane Valley. Little […]

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05 December

Penns Woods Review Address: 124 Beaver Valley Rd Chadds Ford,Pennsylvania 19317. Phone Number: 610-459-0808 Tasting Hours: Mon-Thurs 12:00-5:30, Fri 11:00-6:00, Sat 11:00-6:00, Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Pennsylvania Reviewer: Elizabeth Smith Review Date: 9/6/2015 Reviewer: Elizabeth Smith Rating: 5 The Review In 2002, longtime wine importer and distributor, Gino Razzi, after having successfully made his first Italian […]

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05 December

Clay Pigeon Winery Review Address: 815 SE Oak St Portland,Oregon 97214. Phone Number: 503-206-7862 Tasting Hours: Tues-Thurs 4:00-9:00, Fri-Sat 4:00-10:00, Sun 4:00-9:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 6/7/2014 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) There’s a well-worn, very old adage in the wine industry: The […]

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05 December

Enso Winery Review Address: 1416 SE Stark Street Portland,Oregon 97214. Phone Number: 503-683-3676 Tasting Hours: Mon-Thurs 4:00-10:00, Fri 4:00-11:00, Sat 1:00-11:00, Sun 1:00-10:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 3/18/2012 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review Urban wineries are a relatively new concept that is about to reach its tipping […]

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05 December

Europa Village Review Address: 33475 La Serena Way Temecula,California 92591. Phone Number: 888-383-8767 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00-5:00 Region: South Coast and S. California, Temecula Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Tara Torres Review Date: 5/17/2012 Reviewer: Tara Torres Rating: 4 The Review One of the newer wineries in Temecula brings old world European charm to southern California […]

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05 December

Lakeshore Winery Review Address: 5132 State Route 89 Romulus,New York 14541. Phone Number: 315-549-7075 Tasting Hours: Jan-Apr: Sat-Sun 12:00-5:00; May-Dec 12:00-5:00 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Cayuga Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Julie Grice Review Date: 11/23/2013 Reviewer: Julie Grice Rating: 4 The Review Lakeshore Winery‘s strength lies in its welcoming, cozy atmosphere and friendly guided […]

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05 December

The Dog and Oyster Vineyard Review Address: 170 White Fences Drive Irvington,Virginia 22480. Phone Number: 804-438-9463 Tasting Hours: See website for wine tasting details. Region: Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace AVA, Virginia Reviewer: Kat Collins Review Date: 7/6/2016 Reviewer: Kat Collins Rating: 5 The Review Arriving at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, you can feel […]

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05 December

Elk Cove Vineyards Review Address: 27751 NW Olson Rd. Gaston,Oregon 97119. Phone Number: 503-985-7760 Tasting Hours: 10:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 9/14/2013 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) First impressions are often deceiving, even misleading. Virtually anyone living in the United States […]

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05 December

J Wrigley Vineyards Review Address: 19390 SW Cherry Hill Rd. Sheridan,Oregon 97378. Phone Number: 503-857-8287 Tasting Hours: Mar-Oct: Fri-Sun 11:00-4:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, McMinnville AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Jade Helm Review Date: 4/18/2014 Reviewer: Jade Helm Rating: 5 The Review The very first thing everyone needs to know about visiting J Wrigley Vineyards in Oregon’s […]

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05 December

Borjon Winery Review Address: 11270 Shenandoah Rd Plymouth,California 95669. Phone Number: 209-245-3087 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Mon 11:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Sierra Foothills AVA, Amador County, California Shenandoah Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Review Date: 10/18/2012 Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Rating: 4 The Review If you love luscious reds, you’ve found your new favorite place to […]

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05 December

Crossing Vineyards & Winery Review Address: 1853 Wrightstown Rd. Washington Crossing,Pennsylvania 18977. Phone Number: 215-493-6500 Tasting Hours: 12:00-6:00 Region: Central Delaware Valley AVA, Pennsylvania Reviewer: Jen Fromal Review Date: 3/24/2012 Reviewer: Jen Fromal Rating: 4 The Review The impressive grounds of Crossing Vineyards & Winery welcome guests looking for a true wine tasting experience. The […]

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05 December

Jodar Vineyards And Winery Review Address: 3405 Carson Court Camino,California 95709. Phone Number: 530-644-3474 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Sierra Foothills AVA, El Dorado County, El Dorado AVA, California Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Review Date: 12/13/2012 Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Rating: 4 The Review Tucked two quick turns off the freeway, Jodar offers easy access to fine quality […]

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05 December

New Hope Winery Review Address: 6123 Lower York Rd. New Hope,Pennsylvania 18938. Phone Number: 215-794-2331 Tasting Hours: Sping-Fall: Mon-Tues, Thurs, Sun 11:00-5:00, Fri 11:00-6:00, Sat 10:00-6:00; Winter: Sun-Thurs 11:00-5:00, Fri 11:00-6:00, Sat 10:00-6:00 Region: Central Delaware Valley AVA, Pennsylvania Reviewer: Jen Fromal Review Date: 5/19/2012 Reviewer: Jen Fromal Rating: 3 The Review Housed in a […]

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05 December

Vista Hills Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 6475 NE Hilltop Lane Dayton,Oregon 97114. Phone Number: 503-864-3200 Tasting Hours: 12:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Dundee Hills AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 7/2/2014 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Just down the street from Domaines Serene and […]

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05 December

Wisdom Oak Winery Review Address: 3613 Walnut Branch Lane Charlottesville,Virginia 22959. Phone Number: 434-984-4272 Tasting Hours: Apr-Nov: Thurs-Sun 12:00-6:00; Jan-Feb: by appt. Region: Monticello AVA, Virginia Reviewer: Anthony Marocco Review Date: 10/19/2013 Reviewer: Anthony Marocco Rating: 3 The Review As you spot the new Wisdom Oak Winery sign, planted where the former Sugarleaf Vineyards sign […]

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05 December

Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn Review Address: 10660 Youngberg Hill Rd. McMinnville,Oregon 97128. Phone Number: 503-472-2727 Tasting Hours: Apr-Nov: 10:00-4:00; Dec-Mar and groups of 6 or more: by appt. Region: Willamette Valley AVA, McMinnville AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Jade Helm Review Date: 4/12/2014 Reviewer: Jade Helm Rating: 5 The Review “Once you’ve seen the view, you […]

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05 December

Grgich Hills Estate Review Address: 1829 St. Helena Hwy. Rutherford,California 94573. Phone Number: 707-963-2784 Tasting Hours: 9:30-4:30 Region: Napa Valley AVA, Rutherford AVA, California Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 3/10/2016 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 5 The Review Forty years ago, the name “Napa Valley” meant little to anyone who wasn’t already living there. […]

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05 December

Sparkling Pointe Review Address: 39750 Route 48 Southold,New York 11935. Phone Number: 631-765-0200 Tasting Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:00-5:00, Fri-Sun 11:00-6:00 Region: Long Island AVA, North Fork of Long Island AVA, New York Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 10/23/2015 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 5 The Review My best friend decided she was going to move from Texas […]

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05 December

Addison Farms Vineyard Review Address: 4005 New Leicester Hwy Leicester,North Carolina 28748. Phone Number: 828-581-9463 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sat 12:00-5:00, Sun 1:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: North Carolina Reviewer: Natasha Stiles Review Date: 6/10/2013 Reviewer: Natasha Stiles Rating: 3 The Review Addison Farms Vineyard is located off the beaten path in mountainous Leicester, North Carolina. However, […]

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05 December

Stone Griffon Vineyard Review Address: 153 E. Main Carlton,Oregon 97111. Phone Number: 971-237-1045 Tasting Hours: Fri 5:00-7:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-6:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Yamhill-Carlton Region, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 11/29/2015 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) In what might be the smallest tasting room I’ve seen, Stone Griffon […]

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05 December

Trisaetum Vineyards Review Address: 18401 Ribbon Ridge Road Newberg,Oregon 97132. Phone Number: 503-538-9898 Tasting Hours: Wed-Mon 11:00-4:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Chehalem Mountains AVA, Ribbon Ridge AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Jade Helm Review Date: 1/29/2015 Reviewer: Jade Helm Rating: 5 The Review Oregon is one of the few places you can get directions from a guy […]

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05 December

Karma Vineyards Review Address: 1681 S Lakeshore Rd. Chelan,Washington 98816. Phone Number: 509-682-5538 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sat 11:00-5:00, Sun 11:00-3:00 Region: Lake Chelan, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 4/27/2013 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 5 The Review The Lake Chelan area is full of surprises – and perhaps the last place you would expect to find […]

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05 December

Lenne Estate Review Address: 18760 NE Laughlin Road Yamhill,Oregon 97148. Phone Number: 503-956-2256 Tasting Hours: See website for wine tasting details. Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Jade Helm Review Date: 11/8/2014 Reviewer: Jade Helm Rating: 5 The Review There is something inherently feminine and elegant about Pinot noir from the Willamette Valley. […]

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05 December

Robert Goodman Wines Review Address: 937 10th St. in Arcata Arcata,California 95521. Phone Number: Tasting Hours: Sun-Wed 4:00-12:00, Thurs-Sat 4:00pm-2:00am Region: California Reviewer: Nora Review Date: 2/17/2013 Reviewer: Nora Rating: 3 The Review Getting There: &nbspArcata is a small hamlet on the far north coast of California; though charmingly arranged around a pastoral square, the town […]

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05 December

Superior Estates Winery Review Address: 200 W. 15th St Superior,Nebraska 68978. Phone Number: 402-879-3001 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sun 1:00-5:00 Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 5/28/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 5 The Review Superior, Nebraska, is an awfully long way from South Africa, and yet Dominic Burke, winemaker for Superior Estates and a […]

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05 December

Huston Vineyards Review Address: 16473 Chicken Dinner Rd. Caldwell,Idaho 83607. Phone Number: 208-455-7975 Tasting Hours: Mar-Nov: Fri-Sat 12:00-5:00 Region: Snake River Valley AVA, Idaho Reviewer: Review Date: 10/20/2013 Reviewer: Rating: 4 The Review Fall is a time of year that makes me proud to be an Idahoan. Sunny, warm days draped in gorgeous shades of […]

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05 December

Pirtle Winery Review Address: 502 Spring St. Weston,Missouri 64098. Phone Number: 816-640-5728 Tasting Hours: Region: Missouri Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 10/19/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Wineries come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve seen sprawling estates with long winding drives and castle-like structures, quaint awning-covered small town shop fronts, […]

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05 December

Twelve Wine Review Address: 214 Main Street Carlton,Oregon 97111. Phone Number: 503-435-1212 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Yamhill-Carlton Region, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 11/29/2015 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) According to the tasting room attendant, Twelve’s name comes from the scene in This is […]

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05 December

Fall Creek Vineyards Review Address: 1820 County Rd. 222 Tow,Texas 78672. Phone Number: 325-379-5361 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-4:00 Region: Texas Hill Country AVA, Texas Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 3/20/2013 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 5 The Review Fall Creek really has everything you’d want in a winery: a great view on the drive […]

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05 December

Lakewood Vineyards Review Address: 4024 State Route 14 Rock Stream,New York 14891. Phone Number: 877-535-9252 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Seneca Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Caroline Helper Review Date: 6/22/2012 Reviewer: Caroline Helper Rating: 5 The Review Christ Stamp, the charming and affable winemaker and owner of Lakewood Vineyards […]

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05 December

Ojai Vineyard Review Address: 109 S Montgomery St Ojai,California 93023. Phone Number: 805-649-1674 Tasting Hours: 12:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: California Reviewer: Julie Dorris Review Date: 6/16/2012 Reviewer: Julie Dorris Rating: 5 The Review In the idyllic, sage-scented town of Ojai, CA, there is some serious winemaking going on, and wines bearing the Ojai Vineyard […]

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05 December

Plum Hill Vineyards Review Address: 6505 SW Old Highway 47 Gaston,Oregon 97119. Phone Number: 503-359-4706 Tasting Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day: Mon-Sat 11:00-6:00, Sun 12:00-6:00 Labor Day to Memorial Day: Mon-Sat 11:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 10/12/2013 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 2 The Review (Photos by […]

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05 December

Honig Vineyard and Winery Review Address: 850 Rutherford Rd. Rutherford,California 94558. Phone Number: 800-929-2217 Tasting Hours: By appt. 10:00-4:30 Region: Napa Valley AVA, Rutherford AVA, California Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 7/23/2016 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 5 The Review Michael Honig stepped casually into the room dressed in a sport coat and blue […]

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05 December

Steven Kent – La Rochelle Barrel Room Review Address: 5443 Tesla Rd. Livermore,California 94550. Phone Number: 925-243-6440 Tasting Hours: By appt. 12:00-4:30 Region: Livermore Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Martin D. Redmond Review Date: 8/10/2013 Reviewer: Martin D. Redmond Rating: 4 The Review Steven Kent winery is owned by Steven Kent Mirassou. The Mirassou family has […]

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05 December

Epiphany Cellars Review Address: 2970 Grand Avenue Los Olivos,California 93441. Phone Number: 866-354-9463 Tasting Hours: 11:30-5:30 Region: Santa Barbara County, Santa Ynez Valley AVA, Los Olivos District AVA, California Reviewer: Review Date: 3/2/2013 Reviewer: Rating: 4 The Review The center of Los Olivos is an old town, not much more than an intersection, with the […]

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05 December

Acquiesce Winery Review Address: 22353 N. Tretheway Road Acampo,California 95220. Phone Number: 209-333-6102 Tasting Hours: Fri-Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Lodi AVA, California Reviewer: Jill Barth Review Date: 11/8/2016 Reviewer: Jill Barth Rating: 5 The Review Susan Tipton, winemaker and founder of Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards in Lodi, California, fell in love with a white wine from […]

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05 December

Bridgeview Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 4210 Holland Loop Road Cave Junction,Oregon 97523. Phone Number: 877-273-4843 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Southern Oregon AVA, Rogue Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Nora Review Date: 5/8/2015 Reviewer: Nora Rating: 4 The Review Far from the hustle of Oregon’s wildly popular Willamette Valley, Bridgeview Winery has been quietly producing a […]

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05 December

Black Walnut – Phoenixville Review Address: 260 Bridge Street Phoenixville,Pennsylvania 19460. Phone Number: 484-924-8740 Tasting Hours: Wed-Thurs 4:00-9:00, Fri 4:00-10:00, Sat 11:00-10:00, Sun 1:00-8:00 Region: Pennsylvania Reviewer: Kat Collins Review Date: 4/30/2016 Reviewer: Kat Collins Rating: 4 The Review Sometimes you happen to find a good thing, and Black Walnut Winery is one of those […]

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05 December

Madrona Vineyards Review Address: 2560 High Hill Rd Camino,California 95709. Phone Number: 530-644-5948 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Sierra Foothills AVA, El Dorado County, El Dorado AVA, California Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Review Date: 3/23/2012 Reviewer: Yvonne Kochanowski Rating: 4 The Review Madroña Vineyards, unique at its high elevation of 3000 feet, actually consists of three different […]

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05 December

Bellview Winery Review Address: 150 Atlantic St. Landisville,New Jersey 08326. Phone Number: 856-697-7172 Tasting Hours: 10:00-5:00 Region: Outer Coastal Plain AVA, New Jersey Reviewer: Charlie Toms Review Date: 12/14/2013 Reviewer: Charlie Toms Rating: 4 The Review Jim Quarella of Bellview Winery has long been at the forefront of farming innovation. In order to compete with […]

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05 December

Bella Grace – Sutter Creek Review Address: 73 Main St Sutter Creek,California 95685. Phone Number: 209-267-8053 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Mon 11:00-5:00 Region: Sierra Foothills AVA, Amador County, California Reviewer: Elizabeth Smith Review Date: 11/5/2016 Reviewer: Elizabeth Smith Rating: 5 The Review During the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, California, I had the great pleasure of […]

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05 December

Baily Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 33440 La Serena Way Temecula,California 92592. Phone Number: 951-676-9463 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 (10:00-5:00 on Saturdays) Region: South Coast and S. California, Temecula Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Tara Torres Review Date: 5/17/2012 Reviewer: Tara Torres Rating: 3 The Review With the abundance and growing popularity of wine tasting in Temecula, […]

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05 December

Hiddencroft Vineyards Review Address: 12202 Axline Rd. Lovettsville,Virginia 20180. Phone Number: 540-535-5367 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Mon 12:00-6:00 and by appt. Region: Middleburg Virginia AVA, Virginia Reviewer: Brian Yost Review Date: 12/26/2013 Reviewer: Brian Yost Rating: 5 The Review In the far upper reaches of the Middleburg AVA you’ll find one of the northern-most wineries in the […]

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05 December

Paradise Ridge Winery – Kenwood Review Address: 8860 Sonoma Hwy Kenwood,California 95452. Phone Number: 707-282-9020 Tasting Hours: 10:00-6:00 Region: Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Sherrie Perkovich Review Date: 5/25/2014 Reviewer: Sherrie Perkovich Rating: 4 The Review Paradise Ridge, located in the hills of Santa Rosa, is owned by the Byck Family. Walter Byck […]

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05 December

Big Cottonwood Vineyards & Winery Review Address: 2865 County Road I Tekamah,Nebraska 68061. Phone Number: 402-374-2656 Tasting Hours: By appt. Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 7/6/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review There’s nothing fancy about Big Cottonwood Vineyard and Winery. That said, if and when you find yourself in […]

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05 December

Frank Family Vineyards Review Address: 1091 Larkmead Lane Calistoga,California 94515. Phone Number: 707-942-0859 Tasting Hours: 10:00-5:00 Region: Napa Valley AVA, Calistoga AVA, California Reviewer: Laura Cropper Review Date: 6/29/2016 Reviewer: Laura Cropper Rating: 5 The Review What a beautiful day at Frank family Winery! This picturesque Napa Valley winery, tucked about half way between the […]

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05 December

Hillsborough Vineyards Review Address: 36716 Charles Town Pike Hillsboro,Virginia 20132. Phone Number: 540-668-6216 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Virginia Reviewer: Anthony Marocco Review Date: 8/24/2013 Reviewer: Anthony Marocco Rating: 4 The Review Founded by Zeynep and Bora Baki and their two boys, Hillsborough was a hobby that became a winery when Bora decided to retire to […]

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05 December

William Harrison Review Address: 1443 Silverado Trail S. St. Helena,California 94574. Phone Number: 707-963-8310 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Napa Valley AVA, Rutherford AVA, California Reviewer: Elizabeth Smith Review Date: 9/11/2016 Reviewer: Elizabeth Smith Rating: 5 The Review During my second visit to the Napa Valley in August 2009, I visited William Harrison Winery. My […]

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05 December

Chateau LaFayette Reneau Review Address: 5081 State Route 414 Hector,New York 14841. Phone Number: 607-546-2062 Tasting Hours: Apr-Oct: Mon-Sat 10:00-5:15, Sun 10:00-5:15; Nov-Mar: Mon-Sat 10:00-4:15, Sun 11:00-4:15 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Seneca Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Julie Grice Review Date: 2/10/2014 Reviewer: Julie Grice Rating: 3 The Review The exterior of Chateau LaFayette Reneau […]

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05 December

Covington Cellars Review Address: 18580 142nd Ave NE Woodinville,Washington 98072. Phone Number: 425-806-8636 Tasting Hours: Fri, Sun 1:00-5:00, Sat 12:00-5:00 and by appt. Dining on Fridays 5:00pm-9:00pm Region: Puget Sound AVA, Woodinville, Woodinville Warehouse District, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 8/10/2013 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 5 The Review One can only do so much […]

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05 December

Dobbes Family Estate Review Address: 240 SE 5th St. Dundee,Oregon 97115. Phone Number: 503-538-1141 Tasting Hours: 11:00-6:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Dundee Hills AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 6/7/2014 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 5 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) They’re bigger than you thought, and a lot bigger than they look. Situated […]

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05 December

Folino Estate Vineyard and Winery Review Address: 340 Old U.S. 22 Kutztown,Pennsylvania 19530. Phone Number: 484-452-3633 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sun: 11:00-8:00 Region: Lehigh Valley AVA, Pennsylvania Reviewer: Kat Collins Review Date: 11/3/2016 Reviewer: Kat Collins Rating: 4 The Review The first thing you notice when driving to Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery is that it’s big, […]

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05 December

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 1902 Madrona Ave. St. Helena,California 94574. Phone Number: 707-963-0134 Tasting Hours: By appt. Mon-Fri 10:00 Region: Napa Valley AVA, St. Helena AVA, California Reviewer: Tom Riley Review Date: 5/13/2016 Reviewer: Tom Riley Rating: 5 The Review If you’re a lover of American wine, and eager to know more […]

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05 December

Sweet Baby Vineyard Review Address: 204 South Rd Kensington,New Hampshire 03883. Phone Number: 603-347-1738 Tasting Hours: Sat-Sun 12:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: New Hampshire Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 6/19/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 3 The Review Google maps isn’t always your friend. Upon setting out for Sweet Baby Vineyard, we found ourselves […]

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05 December

Ponte Winery Review Address: 35053 Rancho California Rd. Temecula,California 92591. Phone Number: 951-694-8855 Tasting Hours: 10:00-5:00 Region: South Coast and S. California, Temecula Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Tara Torres Review Date: 7/8/2013 Reviewer: Tara Torres Rating: 4 The Review Ponte Winery offers numerous amenities, a great restaurant and a hotel. Grab a glass of wine […]

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05 December

Frangipani Winery and Vineyard Review Address: 39750 De Portola Road Temecula,California 92591. Phone Number: 951-699-8845 Tasting Hours: 10:00-6:00 Region: South Coast and S. California, Temecula Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Tara Torres Review Date: 7/8/2013 Reviewer: Tara Torres Rating: 5 The Review Slightly off the beaten path of the DePortola Wine Trail, you will find Frangipani […]

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05 December

Hudson-Chatham in Tannersville Review Address: 6063 Main Street Tannersville,New York 12485. Phone Number: 518-589-4193 Tasting Hours: Sun-Thurs 12:00-5:00, Fri 12:00-7:00, Sat 12:00-8:00 Region: New York Reviewer: Elizabeth Smith Review Date: 12/27/2016 Reviewer: Elizabeth Smith Rating: 5 The Review In August 2015, before I was an American Winery Guide correspondent, I spent a day visiting Hudson-Chatham […]

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05 December

San Diego Cellars Review Address: 2215 Kettner Blvd. San Diego,California 92101. Phone Number: 619-269-9463 Tasting Hours: Tues-Thurs 3:00-10:00, Fri 3:00-11:00, Sat 12:00-11:00, Sun 12:00-10:00 Region: South Coast and S. California, California Reviewer: Becky Parr Review Date: 9/9/2014 Reviewer: Becky Parr Rating: 5 The Review As I’ve reviewed wineries, I’ve sometimes described newer wineries as still […]

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05 December

Shelburne Vineyard Review Address: 6308 Shelburne Rd Shelburne,Vermont 05482. Phone Number: 802-985-8222 Tasting Hours: May-Oct: 11:00-6:00, Nov-Apr: 11:00-5:00 Region: Vermont Reviewer: Elizabeth Smith Review Date: 6/4/2016 Reviewer: Elizabeth Smith Rating: 4 The Review Shelburne Vineyard is a partnership between Ken Albert, Scott Prom, and most recently, Sam Coppola. The idea of winegrowing in Vermont began […]

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05 December

Whiskey Run Creek Vineyard & Winery Review Address: 702 Main St. Brownville,Nebraska 68321. Phone Number: 402-825-4601 Tasting Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day: Wed-Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 1:00-5:00 Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 6/14/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 4 The Review Brownville, Nebraska, is a tourist destination unto itself. With incredible historic houses to […]

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05 December

Fox Run Vineyards Review Address: 670 State Route 14 Penn Yan,New York 14527. Phone Number: 315-536-4616 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-6:00, Sun 11:00-6:00 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Seneca Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Caroline Helper Review Date: 6/22/2012 Reviewer: Caroline Helper Rating: 5 The Review Perched high above one of the deepest parts of Seneca Lake, […]

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05 December

Januik – Novelty Hill Review Address: 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd. NE Woodinville,Washington 98072. Phone Number: 425-481-5502 Tasting Hours: 11:00-5:00 Region: Puget Sound AVA, Woodinville, Woodinville Tourist District, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 3/7/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review With more than 80 wineries in the Woodinville valley, how do you set yourself apart? […]

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05 December

Korbel Champagne Cellars Review Address: 13250 River Rd. Guerneville,California 95446. Phone Number: 707-824-7000 Tasting Hours: 10:00-4:30 Region: Sonoma Coast AVA, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 3/18/2012 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 5 The Review The story of how three Bohemian brothers came to America and carved a 125-year legacy […]

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05 December

Lovingston Winery Review Address: 885 Freshwater Cove Lane Lovingston,Virginia 22949. Phone Number: 434-263-8467 Tasting Hours: See website for wine tasting details. Region: Monticello AVA, Virginia Reviewer: Anthony Marocco Review Date: 7/5/2014 Reviewer: Anthony Marocco Rating: 4 The Review After browsing through the last couple editions of Wine Enthusiast, I came across multiple Virginia wineries posting […]

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05 December

Smasne Cellars Review Address: 19495 144th Ave NE – Suite B240 Woodinville,Washington 98072. Phone Number: 425-485-9461 Tasting Hours: Fri 2:00-7:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-6:00 and by appt. Region: Puget Sound AVA, Woodinville, Woodinville Warehouse District, Washington Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Review Date: 9/7/2013 Reviewer: Denise Gangnes Rating: 4 The Review Woodinville’s Warehouse District may have more “curb” than […]

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05 December

Vinoklet Winery Review Address: 11069 Colerain Ave. Cincinnati,Ohio 45252. Phone Number: 513-385-9309 Tasting Hours: Wed-Thurs 12:00-8:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-11:00, Sun 1:00-7:00 Region: Ohio River Valley AVA, Ohio Reviewer: Brian Yost Review Date: 11/28/2014 Reviewer: Brian Yost Rating: 5 The Review I had a single day to visit wineries in Southwestern Ohio, so I had to be […]

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05 December

Goose Watch Winery Review Address: 5480 State Route 89 Romulus,New York 14541. Phone Number: 315-549-2599 Tasting Hours: Jan-Feb: Fri-Mon 10:00-6:00; Mar-Dec: 10:00-6:00 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Cayuga Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Julie Grice Review Date: 11/9/2013 Reviewer: Julie Grice Rating: 5 The Review Most of the wines on Goose Watch Winery menu have received […]

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05 December

Carr Vineyards & Winery Review Address: 414 N. Salsipuedes Street Santa Barbara,California 93103. Phone Number: 805-965-7985 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00-8:00, Sun 11:00-6:00 Region: Santa Barbara County, California Reviewer: Review Date: 7/14/2013 Reviewer: Rating: 4 The Review Carr Vineyards & Winery is unique in Santa Barbara. It literally stands apart from the other main wine tasting […]

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05 December

Hosmer Winery Review Address: 6999 State Route 89 Ovid,New York 14521. Phone Number: 607-869-3393 Tasting Hours: May-Oct: Mon-Sat 10:30-5:30, Sun 12:00-5:00; Nov-Apr: Mon-Sat 11:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Cayuga Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Julie Grice Review Date: 7/21/2013 Reviewer: Julie Grice Rating: 4 The Review Hosmer Winery, situated on the west side […]

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05 December

Leidenfrost Vineyards Review Address: 5677 State Route 414 Hector,New York 14841. Phone Number: 607-546-2800 Tasting Hours: May-Nov: 10:00-5:00; Dec-Apr: Sat-Sun 10:00-5:00 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Seneca Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Julie Grice Review Date: 3/23/2013 Reviewer: Julie Grice Rating: 4 The Review The Liedenfrost family has been making wine since 1947 but only began […]

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05 December

Red Lily Vineyards Review Address: 11777 Oregon 238 Jacksonville,Oregon 97530. Phone Number: 541-846-0475 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Southern Oregon AVA, Rogue Valley AVA, Applegate Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Liesa Morrow-Bratcher Review Date: 3/9/2014 Reviewer: Liesa Morrow-Bratcher Rating: 4 The Review On a cloudy, rainy Southern Oregon afternoon, the only thing better than curling up […]

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05 December

Bell Wine Cellars Review Address: 6200 Washington Street Yountville,California 94599. Phone Number: 707-944-1673 Tasting Hours: By appt. 10:00-4:00 Region: Napa Valley AVA, Yountville AVA, California Reviewer: Laura Cropper Review Date: 9/14/2015 Reviewer: Laura Cropper Rating: 5 The Review In California’s Napa Valley, just south of gorgeous downtown Yountville, you’ll find a hidden gem, Bell Wine […]

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05 December

Dana Campbell Vineyards Review Address: 1320 N. Mountain Ave. Ashland,Oregon 97520. Phone Number: 541-482-3798 Tasting Hours: Thurs-Sun 12:00-5:00 and by appt. Region: Southern Oregon AVA, Rogue Valley AVA, Oregon Reviewer: Liesa Morrow-Bratcher Review Date: 3/23/2014 Reviewer: Liesa Morrow-Bratcher Rating: 4 The Review Spring in Southern Oregon is beautiful and perfect for wine tasting; we decided […]

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05 December

Mount Palomar Winery Review Address: 33820 Rancho California Rd. Temecula,California 92591. Phone Number: 951-676-5047 Tasting Hours: 10:00-6:00 Region: South Coast and S. California, Temecula Valley AVA, California Reviewer: Tara Torres Review Date: 11/25/2012 Reviewer: Tara Torres Rating: 4 The Review Tucked away from the crowds and sitting in the middle of the vineyard, the Mount […]

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05 December

Margerum Wine Company Review Address: 813 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara,California 93101. Phone Number: 805-845-2034 Tasting Hours: 12:00-6:00 Region: Santa Barbara County, California Reviewer: Review Date: 6/8/2013 Reviewer: Rating: 4 The Review If you’re a wayward foodie or a wandering wine guru and you’ve found yourself in Santa Barbara by some strange twist of fortune, your […]

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05 December

Noble Pig Vineyards Review Address: 203 Main Street Carlton,Oregon 97111. Phone Number: 503-852-3038 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sun 12:00-5:00 Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Yamhill-Carlton Region, Oregon Reviewer: Rob Boss Review Date: 11/29/2015 Reviewer: Rob Boss Rating: 4 The Review (Photos by Jai Soots) Noble Pig resides in a comfortable, unpretentious but elegant, dark wood room on Main […]

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05 December

Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery Review Address: 4022 Spring Mountain Rd. St. Helena,California 94574. Phone Number: 707-963-2283 Tasting Hours: By appt. 11:00, 2:00 Region: Napa Valley AVA, Spring Mountain District AVA, California Reviewer: Martin D. Redmond Review Date: 6/23/2014 Reviewer: Martin D. Redmond Rating: 5 The Review Smith-Madrone Vineyard and Winery is a family run, estate-bottled […]

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05 December

Windcrest Winery Review Address: 3110 W. Branched Oak Rd. Raymond,Nebraska 68428. Phone Number: 402-783-2875 Tasting Hours: Mon-Thurs 3:00-9:00, Fri-Sat 10:00-9:00, Sun 12:00-9:00 Region: Nebraska Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Review Date: 5/3/2014 Reviewer: Mark and Sonja Rating: 3 The Review “You can do it your way, or my way,” said Dale Lilyhorn, as he explained his […]

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05 December

Malibu Family Wines Review Address: 31740 Mulholland Hwy Malibu,California 90265. Phone Number: 818-889-0120 Tasting Hours: See website for wine tasting details. Region: California Reviewer: Julie Dorris Review Date: 5/10/2012 Reviewer: Julie Dorris Rating: 4 The Review There’s nothing more freeing than heading up Highway 101 to escape the intensity of Los Angeles. As soon as […]

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05 December

Atwater Estate Vineyards Review Address: 5055 State Route 414 Burdett,New York 14841. Phone Number: 607-546-8463 Tasting Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-5:00, Sun 11:00-5:00 Region: Finger Lakes AVA, Seneca Lake AVA, New York Reviewer: Julie Grice Review Date: 1/11/2014 Reviewer: Julie Grice Rating: 5 The Review The tasting room at Atwater Estate Vineyards is housed in a cheery […]

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