10 Wineries Perfect For A Getaway With The Girls
by Jessica Banks
Any true girls’ night would be incomplete without wine, so including a vineyard your itinerary for your next weekend getaway with the girls is a no-brainer. From Napa to Yadkin Valley, here are our top picks for best wineries in the U.S.
Inglenook Winery, Rutherford, California
We couldn’t recommend best wineries without starting in Napa Valley, of course. Inglenook Winery has been around since the late 1800s, and it was meant to create wine that would rival Europe’s finest. Tour the chateau and explore the historic vineyards before enjoying a tasting of wine and artisan cheeses in a private infinity cave on Inglenook property. In the evening, head over to the bistro and enjoy your favorite wines by the glass… or bottle.
Duplin Winery, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Enjoy the rustic charm of this family-built winery that specializes in wine made from American muscadine grapes. Duplin Winery’s convenient location in North Myrtle Beach makes it easy for you and your pals to spend an afternoon by the sea and the evening drinking specialty wines. Bonus: Visit when Duplin is hosting its grape-stomp event to get your inner I Love Lucy on.
Macari Vineyards, Cutchogue, New York
Macari Vineyards is home to several award-winning wines, including a sauvignon blanc favored by Wine & Spirits experts. With two tasting locations that cater to groups of all sizes, a trip to this winery makes it easy to forget everything beyond the wine, views, and people you’re sharing them with.
Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, North Garden, Virginia
Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards is perfect for larger parties looking for a private retreat paired with farm fresh food and delicious wines. Enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner, or a cocktail party in the reserve room, where your group will be wined and dined with everything from flatbreads, to grilled snapper, to merlot marinated filet.
Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, Spokane, Washington
Thanks to The Cliff House Estate, Arbor Crest Cellars is one of the best wineries when it comes to breathtaking views year-round. For a one-of-a-kind experience, sign up for their ‘Class & a Glass’ yoga session, which features live music and yoga moves suitable for every level of yogi. Visit in the summer to experience their popular summer concert series, or any time of year for a guided tour and wine tasting.
V. Sattui Winery, St. Helena, California
V Sattui Winery’s trademark castle might have been built in the ‘80s, but your experience will be anything but retro. This winery offers daily tours detailing its winemaking process and the rich history of the property, culminating in a free wine tasting at the conclusion of the tour. You can opt for a tour that includes a barrel tasting, or, for foodies and wine lovers, consider the wine and food pairing session, a two-hour, seated experience that includes six different wines and culinary creations. It’s the most popular and most visited winery in all of Napa, so it’s definitely worth any wino’s serious consideration.
South Coast Winery, Temecula, California
The South Coast Winery doubles as a resort and spa, making your experience as immersive as possible. Enjoy the typical tour and tasting, or sign up for a wine, dine, and painting session before heading on over to the spa, where you can enjoy various services and a luxurious pool for you and your friends to lounge by.
Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina
This hotel and winery is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering stunning views at every turn and breathtaking experiences. Enjoy horseback riding, river float trips, spa services and more during your visit. You and your friends can also take advantage of the specialty tours and complimentary wine tastings included in your stay at the Biltmore Estate.
Bedell Cellars, Cutchogue, New York
Long Island wine connoisseurs consider Bedell Cellars to be one of the best wineries around, thanks to the friendly atmosphere and staff. Visit for a tasting and enjoy varieties that include their ever-popular merlot and other, exclusive wines that are only available onsite. Be sure to take a moment to enjoy the vineyard views before you leave!
Ponzi Vineyards, Sherwood, Oregon
Yoga in the vineyards, anyone? Ponzi Vineyards offers a variety of unique experiences on its property, from yoga and bootcamp training sessions, to themed dinners (who wouldn’t love to try some Nordic cuisine?), to concerts under the stars. But if you’re looking for a classic tasting, head on over to their modernly styled tasting room for mountain views and specialty wines.