California has approximately 3,000 wineries making it a haven for wine lovers. These wineries are not only known for their fantastic wines but also their beautiful estates. If you are in California for a wine tour, be sure to visit some of the vineyards mentioned here.
Briar Rose Winery
The Briar Rose Winery is located in Temecula Valley. This is a family-owned and operated winery that features handcrafted artisan wines. It was opened in 2007 by the Linkogle family and has since then offered a variety of red and white wines. Its grounds feature Snow White Cottages with lush landscapes with a charm that you cannot resist. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday and reservations are required.
Castello di Amorosa
If you love Italian wines, the Castello di Amorosa is the place for you. The Castello di Amorosa is a 107-room castle with lots of space including the Great Hall, a Tuscan fireplace, and carved tables. This is must visit place if you happen to be in the Calistoga area. The castle is surrounded by several acres of vineyards and other attractive outdoor scenery. The site offers visitors a variety of tours that include guided hiking tours.
Alma Rose Winery and Vineyards
The Alma Rose Winery and Vineyards are found on the Buellton Wine Trail. It was founded in 2005 by Thelka and Richard Sanford and specializes in the production of organic grapes. Guests are offered a variety of wines that include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc.
Domaine Carneros is popular for its award-winning organic sparkling wines. The vineyard is located in Napa and features a Chateau inspired by the 18th-century Chateau de la Marquetterie. The chateau is surrounded by a lush formal garden that enhances the beauty of the property. The place is open daily and visitors are encouraged to make reservations for tasting and tours of the vineyards.