Updated: March 10, 2020
There really isn’t a bad time to go wine tasting, but let’s face it, there’s something special about sipping the fermented craft from America’s gorgeous vineyards between July and October. Tasting rooms are open longer during the summer, and there’s nothing like experiencing the fall colors while sipping an exquisite Pinot.
So how do you find the top wineries during your travels across the United States? Yelp analyzed the online customer reviews of vineyards throughout the country to determine the best-rated U.S. winemakers in every state. Add some flavor to your travels at the following wineries:
Alabama: Cat-n-Bird Winery, Chelsea
“Such an amazing space. Friendly owners, fantastic wine, and always a great time! I personally love the Malbec. Not too sweet, not too dry, and full bodied.” Jillian C., Yelp.
Stay: Cullman Campground
Alaska: Bear Creek Winery, Homer
“Rhubarb wine. Yes.” Gary M., Foursquare.
Stay: Majestic A.I.R. – Enjoy ATV riding, fishing and kayaking nearby.
Arizona: Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Cottonwood
Experience authentic Arizona with the unique characteristics of Arizona terroir. Their wines showcase the originality of the southwest highlands.
“Great for a date or a group. The environment is so relaxing, welcoming, and we just had a good time. Try the duck skewer, it is AMAZING!” Michelle C., Facebook.
Stay: Verde River RV Resort & Cottages – With swimming pool, two saunas, billiard room and dog park, you’ll have a fantastic RV destination to go home to after a day of wine tasting.
Arkansas: Railway Winery & Vineyards, Eureka Springs
With a 4.8 average rating on Google, 4.9 on Facebook and 4.5 on Yelp, this winery is nestled in the Ozark hills along the historic M&NA line.
“Great selection of wines. Friendly and helpful. Worth the drive.” – Rhonda Robbins Sloan, Facebook.
Stay: Wanderlust RV Park – located about 20 minutes from the winery, you can get your wanderlust on at this campground set on a ridge in the Ozark Mountains. Ride the trolley to downtown Eureka Springs.
California: Vincent Arroyo Winery, Calistoga
“A wonderful place near the end of a dead-end road off of the Silverado Trail.” – Jeff C., Yelp.
“Clearly 5 stars; this place is not a commercial gimmick with fancy stucco walls or bathrooms with fountains in them. What this place is, is a legitimate winery with great wines and real people who will give you an authentic Napa experience with superb wines to boot.” – Jasmine B., Yelp.
Stay: River Bend Resort – Cabins, RV’s and tent camping overlooking the Russian River.
Runner Up: Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, Saint Helena.
Dine at the chef’s table at the historic Logan Ives House where you can walk through their garden and enjoy a chef-curated set menu.
Stay: Napa Valley Expo RV Park – Wine tasting in downtown Napa is within walking distance.
2nd Runner Up: Vineyard Grant James, Ramona.
Colorado: Hermosa Vineyards, Palisade
“I’ve been meaning to write this review for, literally, years. My experience was THAT GOOD that years later it sill irks me that I let life get in the way and didn’t get to write this review. The owner gave us the experience of the lifetime…” – Sereena S., Yelp.
Stay: Monument RV Resort – Open all year, this park has access to the Colorado River, a swim beach and fishing lake.
Connecticut: Taylor Brooke Winery, Woodstock
This winery has introduced a revolutionary concept called “Adopt-A-Vine.” More than a wine a month club, it gives you the opportunity to “own” a vine and take home a bottle at each season for the next three years.
“This is an amazing, locally owned vineyard – great for a crisp fall afternoon or a small function.” – Amy F., Yelp.
Stay: Stateline Campresort & Cabins – Located on the beautifully wooded shoreline of a freshwater lake in the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut.
Delaware: Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, Frankford
Located near Bethany Beach, Salted Vines is located on a 26-acre farm, boasting a warm and rustic tasting room.
“Very friendly, happening place. Great wine, great activities, summer concerts on the lawn, and members clubs and events.” Sandra G., Google.
Stay: Big Oaks Family Campground – located just minutes from Rehoboth Beach and the boardwalk.
Washington, DC: District Winery
“I’ve been to lunch, events, happy hours, and two winery tours here – all very positive experiences.” – Willie R., Yelp.
Stay: Cherry Hill Park – This is the closest RV park and campground to Washington, D.C.
Florida: Aspirations Winery, Clearwater
Specializing in low sulfite wines, they hand-craft over 25 wines annually. Finding them can be tricky, so try inserting their name, “Aspirations Winery” rather than the address.
“Such a delightful find! Great fruit infused wines to introduce to a non-wine drinker.” Nicki W., Yelp.
Stay: Bay Bayou RV Resort – Enjoy Florida’s famous beaches, restaurants and golf.
Runner Up: Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery, Fort Pierce.
“This is a gem of a venue! The people are friendly, the wine is fabulous, and the music is always great. It’s also a beautiful location!” Cherylnne K., Facebook.
Georgia: The Cottage Vineyard & Winery, Cleveland
“Hands down, this is THE BEST winery I’ve ever been to…Nestled among the North Georgia mountains, you can sit on the patio like we did and enjoy 360-degree views of the mountains and vineyard.” Katie J., Yelp.
Stay: Yonah Mountain Campground – While you’re there, spend some time in the authentic German town of Helen.
Hawaii: Volcano Winery, Volcano, Hawaii
“Awesome experience at 4000ft above sea level in the beautiful hills above volcano. The rain was magical…not to be missed when in the neighborhood!” Kevin T., Facebook
Idaho: Ste. Chapelle Winery, Caldwell
“Ste. Chapelle Winery is a gem tucked away in Canyon County. This winery provides all of the scenic goodies you would expect from a legendary established winery including a beautiful arched metal entrance gate, rolling vineyard hills up to the instantly recognizable French inspired tasting area with plenty of seating both inside and out, and even a rather large outdoor stage area with towering trees providing much-needed shade on those hot summer days. They have a summer concert series which is a lot of fun.” Jonathan C., Yelp.
Runner Up: Parma Ridge Winery, Parma.
Stay: Ambassador RV Resort – Featuring 85 foot pull-thrus and classy facilities, Ambassador is convenient to the Boise metro area.
Illinois: Lynfred Winery, Roselle
Illinois’ oldest and largest, continually-operating family winery is also led by Chilean born Lynfred winemaker, Andres Basso.
“Beautiful atmosphere, understated and humble winery property, instrumental music in the background, wonderful events, friendly staff, great wine, perfect place to meet people and make friends. What else do you really need? Also, make sure to come during Oktoberfest. It’ll change your life.” John V., Google.
Stay: Leisure Lake Resort – including a stocked fishing lake, sand bottom swimming lake, pool and much more.
Indiana: Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards, Starlight
As Indiana’s largest wine-grape producer, you’ll find over 65 acres of vineyards producing award-winning Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, to name just a few.
“Taking the kids to the Pumpkin Patch is a great experience! They take you out to the patch on a tractor hayride and drop you off, and you wonder around looking for that perfect Pumpkin. Great for the Family!” Brian W., Google.
Runner Up: Oliver Winery, Bloomington
“FABULOUS winery! The tasting here was $5 for 8 wines, which was wonderful. The staff are kind and knowledgeable about the wines. I love sweeter wines and found the wines here to be right up my alley. I recommend the blackberry wine and the blueberry Moscato.” Annette B., Yelp.
Iowa: Fireside Winery, Marengo
Located just minutes from the Amana Colonies, you’ll find reds of estate Marquette and Frontenac.
“My favorite winery in Eastern Iowa! First off, the wine…They also frequently have fun events – live music, craft classes, iPick iStomp iDrink (go to that if you have the chance – it’s a great time).” Katie G, Yelp.
Stay: Amana RV Park & Event Center – located just over 10 miles from the winery, this Good Sam park is located in the heart of Iowa’s historic Amana Colonies. Explore excellent restaurants and historic architecture, all within an area with Old World charm and hospitality.
Kansas: Grace Hill Winery, Whitewater
“Super cute winery located just outside of Whitewater. $5 tastings and wine by the glass. Very friendly staff and very cool decorations.” Mitch M., Yelp.
Stay: USI RV Park
Kentucky: Talon Winery & Vineyard, Lexington
Nestled amongst some of Kentucky’s finest horse farms, Talon Winery provides a country getaway just minutes from the city. Enjoy tastings every day of the week in their 18th-century tasting room.
Pro tip: Check out their events calendar for live music through the summer.
“This is a great Kentucky wine experience with beautiful views and great areas for enjoying a bottle.” Brian W., Yelp.
Stay: Elkhorn Campground – When you’re not visiting the nearby wineries, follow ‘The Bourbon Trail’ and tour the historic Buffalo Trace Distillery in town.
Louisiana: Landrys Vineyard, West Monroe
With delicious food including Cajun classics like jambalaya and boudin and at least 15 wines to choose from, this is a must-visit. More reasons to visit include gorgeous sprawling hills, live music within a charming community.
“Beautiful night for an awesome concert with wonderful wines, friends, and scenery! A packed house with a ton of fun, but at the end of the night, we couldn’t get an Uber. Jeff Landry secured us a ride home with the hospitality of a southern gentleman! We will be back! Support this fabulous NE LA gem!” Shannon, Facebook.
Stay: 7 Oaks RV Campground
Maine: Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville
“This is a must if you’re in Camden. The wine is excellent, they give you plenty of samples, and location is just breathtaking. My advice would be to skip the tour, sample the wines, then buy a glass with some cheese and sit on the deck.” Hope G., Yelp.
Stay: Pumpkin Patch RV Resort
Maryland: Boordy Vineyards, Hydes
Enjoy their award-winning wines in the rustic 19th century Boordy Barn. This is a winery of history, tradition and soul. Boordy imported the first Vidal Blanc grapes into the U.S.
“I will definitely go back; the summer reggae concert was very nice!” Lanika W., Facebook.
Massachusetts: Nashoba Valley Winery, Bolton
Located in the heart of Massachusetts’ apple country, this winery is a stunning hilltop orchard overlooking Bolton. Check out their peach or apple picking, August through October.
“The winery is very scenic and the perfect place for a picnic.” A P., Yelp.
Michigan: L Mawby Winery, Suttons Bay
Love bubbly? Mawby ferments all of their sparkling wines and ciders twice.
“I love this place! A champagne tasting is rare to find up north and this place does it well. They offer about three free tastings and it is well coordinated. Beautiful views.” Mary B., Yelp.
Stay: Traverse Bay RV Resort
Minnesota: North Shore Winery, Lutsen
“What an amazing hidden gem! Needed to take a break from the cold cold ski hills and found North Shore…Great staff, good prices, and tasty wine. This is why you should go!” Sara O., Yelp.
Stay: St. Croix River Resort
Mississippi: The Winery at Williams Landing, Greenwood
“We had a wonderful experience with Lonnie and Debbie Bailey!!! We enjoyed hearing the great history behind the town and especially about the wine.” Ellen M., Facebook.
Pro tip: Schedule an appointment for a tasting.
Stay: Pecan Grove RV Park
Missouri: Montelle Winery, Augusta
Perched atop a hill with a stunning panoramic view of the river valley below, Montelle boasts a sweet and tangy lineup of fruit wines and flavored brandy.
“All the wineries are nice in the countryside, but the view at Montelle is spectacular. This is my 3rd time visiting, all great experiences.” Brittany W., Yelp.
Stay: Sundermeier RV Park
Montana: Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, Billings
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery hosts some of the best live music in the region. Check out their summertime shows Friday and Saturday nights.
“Great wine and food and very friendly cellar master.” Elizabeth M., Google.
Stay: Billings Village RV Park
Nebraska: Brother Sebastian’s Steak House & Winery, Omaha
“My 3rd time here and each time the prime rib has been amazing. Everything was superb and my steak could have been cut with a butter knife! It’s a must try and tonight my steak deserved 6 stars!” Terry J., Yelp.
Stay: Pine Grove RV Park
Nevada: Pahrump Valley Winery, Pahrump
“Definitely worth the short drive from Vegas! Surprised by the 21-wine variety available here. Complimentary 7 wine tastings…how could it be any better?!?” Justin C., Yelp.
New Hampshire: LeBelle Winery and Event Center, Amherst
“I absolutely love This Winery- every time we go (3 so far) we taste amazing well-balanced wine and make a connection or two.” Kelly C., Facebook.
Pro Tip: Enjoy happy hour in the Bistro 4pm – 6pm, Wednesday through Friday.
New Jersey: Beneduce Vineyards, Pittstown
“I really do adore Beneduce. We are wine club members, so we have tried many of their wines and we love them all. We have gone to the vineyard numerous times and it’s always a good time. Can’t wait to see what the new construction will bring.” Lana S., Yelp.
New Mexico: Gruet Winery, Santa Fe
“Gruet is the best that it gets. I love both their locations, but the Santa Fe location is my favorite. The staff is always knowledgeable and friendly. The location inside/on the side of the St. Francis Hotel is fantastic.” Sara W., Yelp.
Stay: Santa Fe Skies RV Park
New York: Barnstormer Winery, Rock Stream
“Fun tasting! The charcuterie tray was extra, but perfect with the wines we tasted. Only winery in the area with Sangiovese grapes, we tried an interesting Sangiovese Rose!” Debbie H., Yelp.
Stay: Camp Bell Campground
North Carolina: Biltmore Estate Winery, Asheville
“Their seasonal selections have yet to let us down and the label artwork is by local artists.” Donna M., Foursquare.
North Dakota: Fluffy Fields, Dickinson
“Very friendly service, fantastic food, quaint environment, and beyond exceptional wine! Glad we made the stop!” Angie K., Facebook.
Stay: North Park RV Campground – less than a five-minute drive!
Ohio: Raven’s Glenn Winery & Italian Restaurant, West Lafayette
“The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, the waiter was gracious, attentive, friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. Will go back again. Worth the drive.” June S., Facebook.
Oklahoma: Water’s Edge Winery, Oklahoma City
“We stopped in on our vacay. One of the most memorable places we went. The wine was out of this world. The owner poured our tasting herself, was so kind, and took time to explain each wine and how they make it. They also do custom labels on wine. I live in KS and I contacted them months later to do a few custom labels, turned out perfect! I’d recommend 1,000x over!” Abigail A., Google
Stay: Rockwell RV Park
Oregon: Hawkins Cellars, Dundee
The beautiful natural surroundings of the Underwood tasting room is a perfect place to enjoy music on the lawn. Held on the last Saturdays in the Gorge, the winery’s “Music on the Lawn” series lasts from May 25 to June 29th and then July 27th to August 31st.
“Probably the least pretentious place in Dundee, both in attitude and price…This place is a little gem.” Jeff M., Yelp.
Pennsylvania: Blue Ridge Winery, Saylorsburg
“The best winery we have been to. Hands down. And we have been to tons. The owner, Randy is extremely friendly and hands on, the wine is out of this world plus a great scenic view. Absolute must see. 100% perfect!” Adam A., Yelp.
Stay: Four Seasons Campgrounds
Rhode Island: Verde Vineyards, Johnston
“The best thing about this vineyard is that the wines are not obvious or typical. Two unique whites, two unique reds and all are reasonably priced! This is the perfect spot for a picnic with friends and enjoy the beautiful vineyard!” Freesia E., Yelp.
South Carolina: City Scape Winery, Pelzer
“The City Scape Winery is a bit off the beaten path to get to but it is worth the multiple turns… offers unique combinations of fruit blended wines (pineapple, green apple, elderberry, raspberry, pomegranate, blackberry, etc). It is an experience all unto itself.” Lyly G., Yelp.
Stay: Springwood RV Park
South Dakota: Prairie Berry Winery, Hill City
“We were traveling cross country from Maine, and happened upon the winery. One of the best finds ever! The wine is amazing. Something for each member of our family too.” Deb D., Facebook
Tennessee: Beachaven Winery, Clarksville
“A beautiful and fun environment with great live music!.Kids enjoy making friends, dancing, and playing hide and go seek in the vineyard.” Nguyen J., Google.
Stay: Clarksville RV Park
Texas: Pontotoc Vineyard, Fredericksburg
This winery is the absolute best. If you are in the area you absolutely have to visit…I can’t tell you how many people I heard raving about the wine and sangria. The thing that really got me was their cheeseboard… It was an extra fun touch to see the winery featured on the cover of the May Southwest Airline magazine on the way home. Truly WELL deserved.” Amy H., Yelp.
Stay: Fredericksburg RV Park
Utah: Old Town Cellars, Park City
“I was recently in town for an extended weekend and there is no doubt in my mind this was my favorite spot in town… Within the three days I was there I went there every day and took wine home to the hotel every day. They do a wonderful job.” Brennan K., Yelp.
Vermont: Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits, Cambridge
“Loved. This. Winery. We came here on a perfect day for a tasting and glass of sangria on the patio… The back patio was so relaxing for a nice drink after our tasting. It overlooks rolling friends with mountains in the background and is just beautiful.” Marissa S., Yelp.
Stay: Lone Pine Campsites
Virginia: Glen Manor Vineyards, Front Royal
“If you are visiting Shenandoah National Park this is absolute must stop near the park in Front Royal…The wines are clean and complex, in a more European style.” Mark N., Yelp.
Stay: Candy Hill Campground – Trolley bus trips April-October.
Runner Up: Zephaniah Farm Vineyard, Leesburg
“This is a very special place to enjoy good wine. Historic farm house on a working farm…It’s definitely a winery that I’ll return to regularly.” Nancy D., Yelp.
Washington: Palouse Winery, Vashon
“Great winery, superb grounds and really epic wine. I really enjoyed the Riesling and the eclipse. I also appreciated the live music and my kids really liked the toys in the garden.” Sarah S., Yelp.
West Virginia: Heston Farm, Fairmont
“This place needs to be on everyone’s bucket list. It is a very unique place that I could not get enough of. The property is so welcoming and worth exploring. The wine and whiskey were excellent.” Sheri R., Facebook.
Stay: Sand Springs Campground
Wisconsin: Von Stiehl Winery, Algoma
“This was my favorite winery during my trip to Door County (although technically this winery is before you get to Door County). They grow their own grapes as well as outsource grapes from the West coast to make their own wines.” Kristin S., Yelp.
Wyoming: Jackson Hole Winery, Jackson
“This has been my favorite wine tasting experience. EVER…The owners live on the property and are so sweet. Heather was our wine expert and was literally the nicest, experienced, passionate person and made our experience absolutely sensational. We got to sit in a 100-year-old dairy barn converted into tasting room (in its 100th year!) and tasted six amazing wines.” Jesse C., Yelp.