Some of the best wine in the world comes from North America and the most prestigious wine in North America comes from California.
You can find superb wines across the state of California, but the most celebrated wines come from ‘Wine Country’ in Northern California.
It offers something for everyone, so take a look at the 10 best wine country getaways.
10. Martha’s Vineyard, St. Helena
Martha’s Vineyard started out as an extra source of cabernet grapes for modern-day winemaking pioneer Joe Heitz, but became a flag bearer for Cabernet Sauvignon.
If you enjoy the cabernet sauvignon grape and wish to experience it in its finest form then this uniquely minty, rich drop is a must try.
You won’t find a finer Cabernet Sauvignon, or cab sav as the aussies call it, anywhere in the world; even if you go to Bordeaux!
9. Charles Krug, St. Helena
Would you like to indulge yourself with a little history with your wine tasting? If you answered yes then this is the spot for you.
Charles Krug is the oldest winery in the world famous Napa region and was the first place in California to open a dedicated tasting room.
The Redwood Cellar was built in 1872 and really is a magical place to enjoy a glass or two of the vineyards sensational Bordeaux-style red wines.
8. Navarro Vineyards and Winery, Philo
If Gewürztraminer is your thing then this is the place you need to visit.
The wines are good value with the vineyard located in the less-touristy region of Mendocino where the immense redwood trees make this one of the best wine country getaways to enjoy delicious wines in a picturesque setting.
7. Mumm Napa, Napa
Looking to start your day off with some bubbles? Then look no further than Mumm Napa.
The premier vineyard in the region for sparkling wine, visiting this wonderful winery on the Silverdale Trail first up will put you in a great mood for the rest of the day.
If you are interested in photography, take your glass of bubbly with you and peruse the on-site galleries two exhibits before heading back to join your companions on the gorgeous Oak Terrace.
This really is a no-brainer selection for a list of the best wine country getaways in California.
6. Matthiasson Winery, Napa
Time for a bit of rosé? Try this gem. Their 2015 rosé is a juicy, refreshing wine wine with a herby aroma. Unusually, it is made from a blend of 4 grapes; and I love it!
The winemakers are interesting people who use an organic style of viticulture to produce their wines. So, if all natural is what you prefer then this is a good place for you.
Rosé is often overlooked as people tend to gravitate more to reds and whites, but if it is a warm, sunny day then I find there isn’t much better than a mouth-watering glass of rosé.