Featured Wineries

Look for these emblems displayed with pride at these fine wineries and properties.

The wineries here—and in The California Directory of Fine Wineries—produce some of California’s most admired wines. They also have distinctive features and offerings such as bountiful gardens, striking architecture, museum-quality art exhibitions, 100-year-old wine caves, bocce ball courts, picnic areas, blending seminars, and wine-and-food pairings. Deciding which of California’s many wineries to visit can be daunting. For each new edition of The California Directory of Fine Wineries, I travel the state to select exceptional boutique tasting rooms and renowned must-see cellar landmarks. These are my current picks. I invite you to explore the unfamiliar. You’ll be rewarded with outstanding blends and local specialties often unavailable elsewhere…and with travel memories to last a lifetime.

—Tom Silberkleit, Editor and Publisher (Fall, 2013)