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Whether you barely know anything about wine or are a sommelier, visiting a winery is always a great time. And it can be difficult to decide which winery to go to. So, we rounded up the best winery in each state, thus, whether you want to travel near or far you have plenty of options to choose from.
The family-owned Raven’s Glenn experimented with 10 different grape varietals and narrowed that down to three based on the soil structure and climate of Ohio: Vidal Blanc, Chardonnel, and Noiret. They carry 28 wines all of which can be sampled at their tasting bar. Their goal is to pair their award-winning wines with great food and a great atmosphere.
Oklahoma | Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery
The winery at Clauren Ridge strives to not only provide the best wines Oklahoma has to offer, but also the best wine tasting experience. With a veranda and patio overlooking the incredible Oklahoma hill country, this winery is a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon. They offer 11 types of wine all produced at Clauren Ridge.
Oregon | Sokol Blosser Winery
Sokol Blosser Winery wines are made from organic grapes, crafted sustainably, that express the distinctive flavors of their hillside vineyards. Join them for a wine tasting in one of their beautiful and scenic tasting rooms where you can enjoy a flight of four of their selected wines. They highly recommend having a meal at their Farm & Forage restaurant located on the property.
Pennsylvania | Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery
At Blue Ridge, you’ll find their wine tasting facility nestled on top of a hill overlooking the vineyards. There’s a full wrap deck allowing you to take in the vineyard and rolling Pocono Mountains. Enjoy a glass of wine here or while strolling through their vineyards. Their vision is to create an elegant yet informal experience where their handcrafted small batch wines can be enjoyed.
Rhode Island | Diamond Hill Vineyards
The wines at Diamond Hill range from their estate-grown Pinot Noir to luscious fruit and berry wines. You are welcome to enjoy these wines on their spacious veranda, front lawns, or in their cozy lounge. They describe their winery as small and relaxed, great for enjoying a picnic with their small-batch wines.
South Carolina | La Belle Amie Vineyard
At La Belle Amie Vineyard you can enjoy a wine tasting including a sampling of 6 wines ranging in reds, whites, rosés, dry, and sweet, including a logo wine glass. Select Saturdays during the summer months they hold Festival Concerts where you can listen to live music while enjoying their wine and beautiful vineyards.
South Dakota | Prairie Berry Winery
At Prairie Berry, their wines are handcrafted on-site in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, with their most popular wine being their Red Ass Rhubarb. They want to showcase the uniqueness of South Dakota using local ingredients, from local honey to handpicked wild fruits. Stop in for a free wine tasting or you can build your own wine flight for purchase.
Tennessee | Beachaven Vineyards & Winery
All 25 of the Beachaven wines are made right on their facility. Ranging from staples like Chardonnay and Merlot to their fan favorites like Golden Rose and Jazz, there is something for everyone. Every weekend during the summer they host a concert series that brings thousands of guests who enjoy the music and wine.
Texas | Grape Creek Vineyards
All of the Grape Creek wines are produced in their vineyards and made on their estate. They craft a diverse portfolio between their four wine labels. When you visit you can enjoy a wine tasting, tour, elevated tasting, sparkling wine tasting, and several annual events that will be sure to entertain.
At The Hive Winery, they love creating small batches of seasonal wines providing their customers with an ever-changing variety of options. They specialize in non-grape fruit and honey wines made by local farmers who appreciate Utah’s strong agricultural heritage. They pride themselves on crafting unique fruit wines you won’t find anywhere else.
Vermont | Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits
All of Boyden Valley’s wines are handcrafted in small batches, made with time-honored practices, and the best ingredients. They specialize in Glogg which is a mulled spiced wine that they make from their traditional Swedish recipe. They use a premium blend of vintage red wine and spice it with cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves to create a smooth Glogg.
Virginia | King Family Vineyards
King Family Vineyards is family-owned and operated and known as one of the best wineries in Virginia. They specialize in premium wines that showcase the remarkable quality and terroir of the Monticello AVA. They make wine inspired by the old world, yet uniquely expressive of Virginia wine.
Washington | Mark Ryan Winery
Mark Ryan Winery sources their grapes from renowned wineries around the state of Washington to create wines that represent authentic varietal character resulting in high-quality wines. They describe their tasting rooms as a casual environment for the serious wine lover where they pour a regularly rotating selection.
West Virginia | Forks of Cheat Winery
Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of north central West Virginia, Forks of Cheat Winery produces a wide variety of prize-winning wines with an old-world tradition. After several years of home winemaking and recognition in amateur competitions, owner Jerry Deal decided to turn his hobby into a business making Forks of Cheat Winery what it is today.
Wisconsin | von Stiehl Winery
Visit the oldest licensed winery in Wisconsin where you can find over 40 wines. Here you can warm up next to a cozy fireplace in the winter months or enjoy their terrace overlooking the Algoma Harbor during the summer months. Plus, learn about their European-style underground wine cellars and their 10,000+ square-foot wine production facility.
Wyoming | Jackson Hole Winery
Jackson Hole Winery has perfected the art of making wines in high-altitude regions where they crush, ferment, press, and barrel-age their wines. Enjoy their wine with a view as their tasting room sits below the majestic Teton Range. You wouldn’t believe the view of their outdoor patio where you can enjoy a nice picnic during your tasting.
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