California Wineries

California wineries are at the forefront of the American wine industry, known worldwide for their exceptional quality and diverse range of wines. With its varied microclimates, fertile soil, and long winemaking history, California has become one of the most prominent wine regions globally. The state is home to countless wineries, each offering its own unique expression of California's terroir. From the prestigious vineyards of Napa Valley to the picturesque landscapes of Sonoma County and beyond, California wineries invite visitors to experience the artistry and craftsmanship behind some of the world's finest wines.

List of Top Wineries in California:

  1. Opus One Winery (Napa Valley): Opus One Winery is a renowned collaboration between Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Located in Oakville, Napa Valley, the winery produces Bordeaux-style blends of exceptional quality. Opus One offers guided tours, tastings, and an unforgettable wine experience.
  2. Ridge Vineyards (Santa Cruz Mountains): Ridge Vineyards, situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains, is known for its outstanding Zinfandels and Bordeaux-style blends. They prioritize sustainable practices and produce wines that beautifully reflect the region's terroir. Visitors can enjoy tastings and explore the historic Monte Bello vineyard.
  3. Domaine Carneros (Carneros): Located in the Carneros region of Napa Valley, Domaine Carneros specializes in sparkling wines, particularly méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The winery features a stunning château and offers tastings overlooking the picturesque vineyards.
  4. Shafer Vineyards (Stags Leap District): Shafer Vineyards, situated in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, is renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines. They have consistently produced highly-rated and sought-after wines. Visitors can enjoy tastings and take in the breathtaking views of the vineyards.
  5. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (Stags Leap District): Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, located in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, gained international acclaim when its Cabernet Sauvignon won the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris wine tasting. The winery continues to produce exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and other varietals. Tastings and tours are available to visitors.
  6. Ridgeview Vineyards (Santa Clara Valley): Ridgeview Vineyards, situated in the Santa Clara Valley, is known for its award-winning Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sparkling wines. They have a reputation for excellence and offer tastings in their picturesque setting.

These top wineries represent just a fraction of the exceptional wine producers in California. From the renowned regions of Napa and Sonoma to the emerging wine regions throughout the state, California wineries offer wine enthusiasts the opportunity to explore a vast array of styles and flavors while immersing themselves in the beauty of the vineyards.


Find a Winery

Cielo Farms
31424 Mulholland Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
“Where the sky and our little slice of heaven on earth awaits”
The lush landscape and panoramic views at Cielo Farms serve as a wondrous backdrop for your next event. This magnificent Tuscan inspired estate will not disappoint. The estate currently spans over thirty acres, boasts expansive views of the Malibu Hills, and offers unmatched serenity and seclusion amongst the hundreds of olive trees.

Cornell Winery and Tasting Room
29975 Mulholland Hwy
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
As for Cornell Winery, the story really starts with a friendship between Tim Skogstrom and the family that owns the Old Place, the building that we are located in, and the building next door, which is a business called Charme d'antan (French architectural design studio). Back in 2006, Tom Runyon, the patriarch of the family, his wife Barbara, and son Morgan introduced me to their building, which would become Cornell Winery.

Malibu Wines & Beer Garden
23130 Sherman Way
West Hills, CA 91307.
Malibu Wines & Beer Garden is the latest concept of the popular Malibu Wines Tasting Room. The new location is in West Hills and serves Semler and Saddlerock label wine, a variety of local and regional craft beer, as well as food on weekends.

Rosenthal- The Malibu Estate Vineyard
18741 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
Rosenthal - The Malibu Estate Tasting Room is located Just across from the beach in Malibu, CA. The Rosenthal Tasting Room offers a casual atmosphere in which to discover and enjoy our full selection of Rosenthal and Surfrider wines.
Come and enjoy the Live Music Friday - Sunday and Food Trucks on Saturday and Sunday at Rosenthal with an ocean view from our exquisite garden patio. Please note that Saturdays and Sundays are strictly 21+ only (no infants).

Triunfo Creek Vineyards
2714 Triunfo Canyon Rd
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
(818) 914-5186
Tucked off a private road in Malibu Valley against the backdrop of the Santa Monica Mountains lies the sprawling 55-acre private estate. The vineyards were purchased as a family property in 1999 with the intent to develop horseback riding stables. However, as the potential for the land was uncovered, the vision for the property expanded. In 1999, Triunfo’s first vintage grapes were planted and then harvested in 2003. The owners realized it would make a one-of-a-kind location within Malibu Valley, and a part of the Malibu wine trails, conveniently within reach of LA.

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