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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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05 December

Cottonwood Cellars Review Address: 5482 Hwy 348 Olathe,Colorado 81425. Phone Number: 970-323-6224 Tasting Hours: Wed-Sat 11:00-5:30 Region: Colorado Reviewer: Review Date: 6/24/2015 Reviewer: Rating: 4 The Review As anyone who has been a caregiver would know, it is an intense labor of love. While being rewarding in a way that is difficult to explain to […]

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05 December

Paumanok Vineyards Review Address: 1074 Main Road Aquebogue,New York 11931. Phone Number: 631-722-8800 Tasting Hours: 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: 3 The Review The Place: &nbspUpon arriving at Paumanok, the gravel parking lot is flanked on one side […]

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