Is there anything more romantic than a wine-tasting getaway? We think not. There’s something about being in nature, surrounded by beautiful scenery, and of course, the wine itself, that makes for the perfect couples escape.
If you’re looking for the perfect spot to take your special someone this year, look no further than one of these five amazing vineyards located throughout America.
1. Barrel Oak Winery – Virginia
Barrel Oak is set on 300 acres of gorgeous countryside in Delaplane, VA, about an hour outside of D.C. The vineyard itself is picturesque, with scenic views in every direction and plenty of photo ops for the ‘Gram.
They offer a variety of wines, from fruity whites to robust reds, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. They also have a delightful food menu featuring delicious wood-fired pizzas – perfect for soaking up all that wine!
Tip: Be sure to bring a picnic blanket so you can enjoy your meal out on the lawn overlooking the vineyard.
2. Chateau Ste Michelle – Washington
If you find yourself on the west coast, Chateau Ste Michelle is a must-visit. This stunning property is located in Woodinville, WA (about 30 minutes outside of Seattle) and offers breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier.
In addition to their expansive outdoor seating area (perfect for enjoying a bottle of wine on a sunny day), they also have an indoor tasting room if the weather isn’t cooperating.
Their focus is on producing high-quality Rieslings, but they also offer a variety of reds and whites – something for everyone!
3. Hester Creek Estate Winery – British Columbia
For our Canadian readers (or those looking to take a trip north), Hester Creek Estate Winery in Oliver, BC should definitely be on your radar! This elegant property is set against a stunning backdrop of mountains and offers sweeping views of Okanagan Lake.
They produce small batches of ultra-premium wines using traditional methods combined with cutting-edge technology. Their intimate tasting room is the perfect spot to cozy up with your special someone and enjoy a glass (or two) of wine.
4. Sunstone Winery – California
Located in Santa Ynez Valley, CA (about 30 minutes from Santa Barbara), Sunstone Winery is truly a hidden gem. Set on 17 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, this family-owned winery produces small lots of exceptional wines using traditional Old World winemaking techniques combined with state-of-the-art technology.
Their wines have earned numerous awards and accolades over the years and their picturesque setting makes it the perfect spot for a romantic weekend getaway! Tip: Grab a bottle (or two) of their award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon before heading back to your room at nearby Fess Parker Resort (just 10 minutes away).
5. Wollersheim Winery – Wisconsin
For those looking for a unique wine tasting experience, look no further than Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac, WI (about 45 minutes outside of Madison). This historic winery sits atop rolling hills overlooking the Wisconsin River Valley and offers stunning views in every direction.
They use Old World methods to produce award-winning wines made from locally grown grapes as well as fruits and other ingredients sourced from Wisconsin farms.
No matter what part of the country you find yourself in this year, there’s sure to be a vineyard nearby that’s perfect for a romantic getaway! So grab your special someone (and maybe a few bottles of wine) and head out to one of these five scenic locations for an unforgettable experience. Cheers!