A wine list of any kind is incomplete without Napa Valley being mentioned. This is where all the action is, all the big name brands are, and a place that you just won’t find anywhere else. Sure, there are vineyards that can compete with Napa, but the best combination of food, wine, and parties come from Napa Valley, the Vegas of winery.
Next on the list is arguably the second best location for the best tasting wine in the country. It doesn’t hurt that you have great restaurants serving perfect pairings with the local vineyards as the backdrop. Expect to pay a pretty premium, as you would in Napa, because Sonoma has been on top of the ratings for so many years, it’s hard to keep up with demands.
From sunny California to the crisp colder climate of New York, many younger wine tasters would not expect such high quality wine to come out of the northeast. As a matter of fact, a large portion of restaurants in the city are sourcing their wines from all the local wineries. Finger Lakes produces over one hundred wines alone. There’s never a bad time to visit, as the waiting lists are nothing compared to the more famous locations in the country.
Weekend trips work best when you can plan them without having to make room for an extra day due to travel times and unexpected delays. With Willamette Valley, you’re just a short drive from Portland and the trip there is pleasantly intimate. This convenient location is a popular destination for local wine lovers due to its very high-class service and amenities. Be sure to book early during holidays.
Walla Walla is not only fun to say, but it’s also very fun to be there too, as a wine connoisseur. This is the most colorful and vibrant part of Washington; the east side shines through with tones of wildlife frolicking around with fertile land underneath to produce the best tasting win in the state. This is a great opportunity for bird lovers and grape lovers alike.