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Sip on Sunshine: Most Beautiful Wineries to Visit in the U.S.

Not much is better than sipping on wine with a great view. If that’s what you’re dreaming of, head out to some of the most beautiful wineries in the U.S.

Imagine this: you’re with your best friends; the sun is shining on your shoulders; laughter tinkles around you; you’ve got a delicious glass of wine in hand and more on the way; and your view features rolling hills and an ocean as the backdrop. Seems like perfection, doesn’t it? The truth is, that could be you and your loved ones if you plan a few summer trips around the most beautiful wineries to visit in the U.S. Natural beauty and wine are an effortless pair!

Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA

Probably the most popular wine region in the States, Napa Valley is home to over 400 wineries. The airy estate of Duckhorn Vineyards offers some of the most alluring vineyard views, and its wraparound veranda gives you the shade you need to enjoy the wine. When you visit, you’ll know you’re getting a great view with even better wine—their Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 was named the top wine of 2017.

Scribe Winery, Sonoma County, CA

Cali is full of gorgeous wineries, so we had to include another California staple on this list. Scribe Winery in Sonoma is only a thirty-minute drive from Napa, so you can easily visit both of these in one trip. This winery provides you with a blanket upon arrival so that you can grab a grassy spot on the estate. Tastings are by reservation only, so make sure you book in advance to try out their scrumptious chardonnays, rieslings, and pinot noirs.

Keswick Vineyards, Keswick, VA

A wedding at Keswick Vineyards is far from unheard of. The winery is located right on the Monticello Wine Trail, so add it to your list when you head to this area. Surrounded by lush forests and verdant hills, it’s one of the most beloved wine spots in the region. Grab your significant other and visit Keswick Vineyards—who knows; this could be the place you have your own wedding!

Marks Ridge Winery, Willamette Valley, OR

A stunning mountaintop retreat, Marks Ridge Winery will have you coming back for more before you even leave. Find it at the base of the Cascade Mountain range, where you can enjoy a delicious sipper at 1,200 feet. If you visit in the summer, grab a glass of gewürztraminer and enjoy the classical or acoustic live music.

Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, Finger Lakes, NY

You’ll fall in love with this winery before you even try the wine—the property is that gorgeous. Here you’ll get a taste of that perfect view we talked about earlier: rolling hills, views of Keuka Lake, and an enchanting atmosphere. Grab a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the bubbles while you take in the illustrious scenery.

The Cottage Vineyard and Winery, Cleveland, GA

Last on the list is the Cottage Vineyard and Winery in Georgia. The state is home to consistent beauty no matter where you turn, and that’s exactly what you’ll get here. Mountains and immense natural beauty surround the tasting room. It’s a smaller winery, but as they say, “Wine tastes better at the cottage.”

These are just a few of the many breathtaking wineries in the States. If you plan a trip to any of the wineries on this list or around the world, drink responsibly and make sure you understand how alcohol affects your body, especially if you’re heading to a higher altitude. Stay safe, and enjoy the views!

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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