Nothing beats a wine tasting at a local winery. Whether you’re looking to sample regional vintages from the nearby vineyard or for a bed-and-breakfast adventure at a boutique winery with lodging, choose from these top wineries near you.
"It was a great way to try out different wineries for a good price. I would never have known these wineries existed. There are a bunch of other wineries in the same plaza as well that I’d never heard of. Lots of people went to the Groupon ones and passed the ones you had to pay more for. I recommend bringing snacks for yourselves otherwise you have to pay for some if they even offer any.."-Kristin C.
"Offering rum and gin, with variations of each, as well as vodka made for MIA Brewing, this new distillery is doing things right! The distillery itself is small, but the staff are knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. The tasting experience was excellent and the souvenir glasses are great! The orange rum and vodka were my personal favorites. Definitely recommend!!!."-Katherine A.
"I actually thought this would be outside but it's good it wasn't because it was chilly. It would have been nice to see the property though. The guide explained everything in detail and encouraged questions. Wine tasted great, could really notice the flavours as opposed to when I buy wines in store.."-Shaleen H.
"Organizing the party was easy. Daphne was very informative and presented the wines in a way we could understand the different tastes. One problem was she ordered more bottles than were actually ordered and my credit card was charged for them all. When I asked for an invoice, she said it would be in the box with the wines. I din't know who ordered what. It was an ordeal to have the extra bottles picked up as they are only in the area once a week.."-Jeanmarie G.
"We loved the experience! The tour was really informative and everyone was super friendly and welcoming. We tried a variety of cocktails ( the hurricane, I love coco, ginger breezer, and the Bronx tea) and they were all really good. It’s a nice spot to hang out and enjoy some traditional Puerto Rican moonshine. We’ll definitely come back!."-Luanmarie R.
"Our host and business co-owner Gordon, ensured a rich tasting experience. He began with introductions, a snack mix and cold water, as we sat around a wooden palette table in the distillery's gravel yard. Gordon continued with pouring & serving two Gins, a Rum and two whiskeys, accompanied by jars holding the ingredients used in crafting the spirits and answering our many questions. Our tasting ended with a choice of mixed cocktail and the opportunity to purchase a bottle at a $5 discount----which we did!."-L P.
"Everyone is very welcoming and knowledgeable on the process of making and the wine that is. Although, this is not what most people think of when they read winery; I am glad i was able to experience the different wines at Laguna Canyon Winery. The gifts that come with the Groupon are awesome as well. They also have a section. Where you can buy wine related items, some with some funny wine lines.."-Marlene R.
Visiting a vineyard is more than just sampling in a tasting room. Many wineries serve food and host events all year long, including live music and private wine tours.
And wineries are not only for adults. Many of the best outdoor wineries are kid and dog friendly, making them a perfect place to picnic and play. Next time you’re looking for a weekend getaway, consider visiting these top local wineries.