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Winnett Vineyards

Winnett Vineyards

Located between the Pacific Coastal Mountain Range and the Trinity Alps, Winnett Vineyards is a family-run and organically certified bonded winery, the oldest one in Willow Creek. Influenced by the combination of typical Mediterranean climate, soil, and the vineyard’s perfect orientation to the sun, high quality grapes for wine making are produced. The owners of this picturesque spot, David and Sharon Winnett craft excellent wines with a great variety including Sauvingnon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Visitors are welcome…

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Wildhurst Vineyards

Wildhurst Vineyards

Wildhurst Vineyards began in 1966 when fifth-generation pear grower Myron Holdenried planted a former pear orchard with 30 acres of Zinfandel grapes. In the years since, Wildhurst’s handcrafted wines have consistently won top awards and high ratings, including an impressive Best Zinfandel of California in 2009 and Best of California in 2008 for the Wildhurst 2007 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc at the at the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Winemaker Mark Burch’s commitment to produce handcrafted fruit-focused wines that showcase…

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Terrill Cellars Winery

Terrill Cellars Winery

It was after a very vivid dream that Brad Terrill created Tuscan Village. The miniature Italian-style village features a deli, art and gift shop, an amphitheater featuring live music on Fridays, a welcoming orchard, and a charming little wedding chapel in regular use. The Terrill Cellars winery was built with an original wall from the Lower Lake Livery Stable from the 1860s. Tasting is offered both indoors and out. Hours Open: Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Seasons Open:…

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Steele Wines, Inc.

Steele Wines, Inc.

Steele Wines was born in 1991 when Jed Steele, founding winemaker of Kendall-Jackson, established Steele and Shooting Star Wines while co-leasing a small winery until the summer of 1996 when he purchased the old Konocti Winery. Today, the winery, which is located between Lakeport and Kelseyville, is home to the Steele Wines winery and tasting room, a weekly outdoor farmers’ market on Saturdays from May through October, and the annual Steele Wines Harvest Festival held the second weekend in October…

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Six Sigma Ranch & Winery

Six Sigma Ranch & Winery

Six Sigma Ranch, a 4,300 acre estate in Lower Lake, California, is the life-long dream of proprietors Kaj and Else Ahlmann. The goal was to create a sustainable ranch with vineyards nestled into nature. About one percent of the acreage has been planted to vines; the balance is dedicated as a nature preserve through a conservation easement donated to the Golden State Land Conservancy. Following the old stagecoach route two miles into the gorgeous property will land you at the…

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Shannon Ridge Vineyards & Winery

Shannon Ridge Vineyards & Winery

After meeting at a Napa Valley winery where they both worked, Clay and Margarita Shannon would eventually use their common vision to take the reins with their own winery. Shannon Ridge uses fruit from the High Valley AVA in Clearlake Oaks, where the Shannons have pioneered more than 300 acres of mountain vineyards. Sited in blankets of brick-red earth — at altitudes up to 2,400 feet — the vineyards are nestled between the waters of Clear Lake to the south…

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Riverbend Winery

Riverbend Winery

Riverbend Cellars features artisan wines, hand-crafted from estate grown grapes, expressing true varietal character. Controlled fermentation assures integrity, while extensive barrel aging adds complexity. Every wine on the premises has been personally cared for by Thomas Meagher and he would be happy to regale you with tales of their infancy should you happen to visit the winery on your next trip to the magnificent Redwoods. Hours Open: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Seasons Open: seven days a week Locally or…

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Rosa d’Oro Vineyards

Rosa d’Oro Vineyards

Run by Nick Buttitta, his daughter Livia, and son Paolo, Rosa d’Oro is rooted in family and old-world Italian traditions. Conveniently, the Buttittas’ next-door neighbor is the Rosa d’Oro winery, and their vineyards twist around the adjacent structures so that every aspect of winemaking comes from the same source: home. In fact, with such a distinct vision passed down through three generations of winemakers, it is the Buttitta family alone that prunes, picks, crushes, bottles, and labels this vision, which…

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Pt. Reyes Vineyard Inn & Winery

Pt. Reyes Vineyard Inn & Winery

Point Reyes Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard on scenic Highway 1, overlooking the beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore which is 40 miles north of San Francisco. For three generations our family has proudly farmed the rich, fertile lands of Marin County. In 1990, our love of wine led to the planting of a small vineyard. We knew that the quality of Marin County’s soil and the diversity of its microclimates would provide the perfect conditions to grow…

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Ployez Winery

Ployez Winery

When Gerald Ployez left France for the United States, he brought his oenology education and a taste of his homeland, Champagne, with him to make Lake County’s first sparkling wine. Once in the United States, Gerald met and married Shirley, and the Ployez family moved to Lake County and established Ployez Winery in 1997. In addition to its Ployez Sparkling Brut, which is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, Ployez produces a Gamay Beaujolais and a Chenin Blanc. Best known for…

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