Places

I have been to numerous wineries, wine shops and wine bars in my travels.  My goal is simply to share what I have learned. Wineries are as diverse as the wines they pour. Some are merely quaint little shops in small valley towns while others are collaborative ventures in converted historical buildings.  The most common are beautiful structures created specifically for the purpose of featuring the wines created from the grapes grown in the surrounding vineyard. Using a Gump-ism, wineries are like a box of chocolates. “Ya never know what yer gonna get.”



Clarksburg CA (12)
Winery K&S Review Location Wines Information
Bogle review Clarksburg traditional public, awesome patio for groups
Carvalho review Clarksburg traditional in Old Sugar Mill
Clarksburg Wine Co review Clarksburg traditional in Old Sugar Mill
Draconis review Clarksburg very small lots in Old Sugar Mill
Elevation Ten review Clarksburg traditional in Old Sugar Mill
Julietta review Clarksburg traditional newest in Clarksburg
Miner's Leap review Clarksburg tasting room only public, working barn
Old Sugar Mill review Clarksburg multiple wineries converted, historical, old mill
Scribner Bend review Clarksburg traditional nice large patio
Séka Hills review Clarksburg traditional in Old Sugar Mill
Three Wine Co. review Clarksburg traditional in Old Sugar Mill
Todd Taylor review Clarksburg traditional in Old Sugar Mill


Lodi CA (41)
Winery K&S Review Location Wines Information
Abundance review Lodi traditional tuscan feel, great patio
Acquiesce review E. Lodi Rhone Whites Its all about the barn.
Borra review Lodi traditional public, small tasting room
Berghold review Lodi traditional huge, beautiful grounds
Bokisch review E. Lodi Spanish public, small room, great view
Dancing Coyote review Acampo traditional large tasting room
Dancing Fox review Downtown traditional small, attached to cafe
D'Art review E. Lodi traditional intimate tasting room
Durst review Acampo traditional modern tasting room & patio
Estate Crush review Downtown urban crush-glass seated tastings
Fields Family review Acampo traditional warehouse tasting room
Goodwills Family review Lockeford traditional family/small lots
Harmony Wynelands review E. Lodi traditional pipe organ!
Harney Lane review E. Lodi traditional modern tasting room
Heritage Oak review E. Lodi traditional nice patio, spacious tasting room
Century Oak review Acampo traditional small lots, small tasting room
Jessie's Grove review Lodi traditional taste at winery or downtown
Klinker Brick review E. Lodi traditional great patio & large room
LangeTwins review Acampo traditional new public tasting room
Lodi Vintners review Acampo traditional lodi & napa fruit
Lucas review Lodi traditional public, free  mini tour
M2 review Acampo traditional cool indoor/outdoor winery
Macchia review E. Lodi traditional cottage house/amazing patio
McCay review E. Lodi traditional converted warehouse
Mettler review E. Lodi traditional modern tasting room
Michael David review W. Lodi traditional food, big patio, huge production
McConnell review Elk Grove traditional cute farmhouse
Oak Farm review W. Lodi traditional building new tasting room
Oak Ridge review Lodi traditional public, unique room
Omega review Lockeford traditional public, warehouse tasting room
Peirano review Acampo traditional small converted house
Peltier review Acampo traditional converted warehouse
Pondl review Lodi traditional small tasting room
Ripken review Lodi traditional great lawn/patio, small lots
Spenker review Lodi traditional warehouse tasting room
St. Amant review Lodi traditional warehouse tasting room
St. Jorge review Acampo portuguese wines small tasting room, nice courtyard
Toasted Toad review Downtown urban public, unique room
Upstream Wines review E. Lodi traditional converted house, great deck
Van Ruiten review W. Lodi traditional nice tasting room/patio
Viaggio review Acampo traditional great patio, live music, bring lunch!


Los Angeles, CA (1)
Winery K&S Review Location Wines Information
Bodega Wine Bar  review Santa Monica urban wine bar, dancing!



Los Olivos-Solvang, CA (2)
Winery K&S Review Location Wines Information
Lucsas and Lewellen review Solvang traditional public tasting room
Malibu Family Wines review Los Olivos traditional public tasting room


Napa-Rutherford, CA (14)
Winery K&S Review Location Wines Information
Chimney Rock review Yountville traditional public tasting room
Clif Lede review Yountville traditional public tasting room
Cosentino review Oakville traditional public tasting room
Darioush review Stags Leap traditional public, cool grounds
Grgich Hills review Rutherford traditional public tasting room
Miner review Oakville traditional hillside, public tasting room
Mumm Napa review Rutherford Bubbles! public, restaurant like…
Paradigm review Oakville traditional average tasting room; appt only.
Paraduxx review Yountville red blends amazing patio, great for large
Peju review Rutherford traditional public, opulent, lawn
Plumpjack review Oakville traditional small, lively tasting room
Regusci review Staggs Leap traditional public tasting room
Silverado review Staggs Leap traditional public tasting room, amazing view
St. Supery review Rutherford traditional public, bar & seated, stroll grounds


Napa (Veeder, Spring & Howell Mountains) CA (4)
Winery K&S Review Location Wines Information
Dunn Vineyards review Howell Mtn traditional private/rare tastings
Ladera review Howell Mtn mostly cab large property; appt only
O'Shaughnessy review Howell Mtn traditional small intimates; appt only
Outpost review Howell Mtn traditional great outdoor property; appt only


Napa, CA (Napa & Surrounding)
Winery K&S Review Location Wines Information


Napa, St Helena-Calistoga, CA (11)
Winery K&S Review Location Wines Information
Chateu Boswell review St Helena E. traditional private, great caves and tour
Corison review St Helena W traditional appt only, valley view and tour
Failla review St Helena E traditional small intimates;appt only
Markham review St Helena W traditional public, art gallery
Merryvale review St Helena W traditional public, last flights at 6:00pm
Orin Swift review St Helena W blends unattached, public tasting room
Quintessa review St Helena E Bordeaux blends intimate, seated tastings
Revana review St Helena W traditional small intimates; appt only
Rombauer review St Helena E traditional public, great gardens
Schramsberg review Calistoga W Bubbles! public tasting room
Sterling review Calistoga W traditional gondola, great views



Paso Robles-San Miguel, CA (4)
Winery K&S Review Location Wines Information
DAOU review Paso Robles W traditional incredible view, best picnic ever
Tablas Creek review Paso Robles W Rhone blends hillside, great for picnic
Villa San-Juliette review San Miguel mostly blends great for picnic, great view
Vina Robles review Paso Robles E traditional large tasting room, amphitheater



Sacramento, CA (7)
Winery K&S Review Location Wines Information
58 & Holding review Midtown Sac. urban wine bar
Cabana Winery review East Sac. traditional urban winery
Downtown & Vine review Downtown Sac. traditional wine bar
Putah Creek Winery review Davis traditional urban tasting room
Revolution Wines review Midtown Sac. traditional urban winery
Underground Tasting review Old Sac. traditional urban tasting room
Wired Wine review Downtown Sac. traditional wine bar


Sierra Foothills, CA (14)
Winery K&S Review Location Wines Information
Amador Cellars review Plymouth traditional Family, Barn Tastings
Andis review Plymouth traditional View , Picnic , Good Wine 
Boeger review Placerville traditiional Amazing Outdoor Space
Borjón review Plymouth traditional Spanish style grounds
Bray review Plymouth traditional Family Winery, Whimsical Style
Holly's Hill review Placerville traditional Outdoor Deck/View
Lava Cap review Placerville traditional Huge Outdoor Deck/View
Helwig review Plymouth mostly blends Amphitheater, Fantastic View
Karmére review Plymouth Italian Varietals Garden/Fantastic View
Madroña review Placerville traditional Great Varietal Collection
Miraflores review Placerville traditional Large Tasting Room/Patio
Nine Gables review Plymouth traditional Family Winery
Skinner review Somerset Rhone Varietals View , Picnic , Good Wine 
Story review Plymouth Zins and more Great view, Hill Top Winery


Sonoma, CA (13)
Winery K&S Review Location Wines Information
Banshee review Healdsburg Chards/Pinot town tasting room
Copain review Windsor traditional great property, large groups ok
Flowers review Coastal Chards/Pinots converted country house
Fogline review Fulton Pinots+ Big "barn like" tasting room
Little Vineyard review Sonoma Valley traditional great outdoor space
Littorai review Coastal Chards/Pinots small, private tastings only
Matrix review Healdsburg Pinot & Chard traditional
Medlock Ames review Alexander Valley traditional restaurant style
Moshin review Russian River Valley traditional traditional, in the hills
Paul Hobbs review Sebastopol traditional modern, private tastings only
Ridge review Dry Creek Valley traditional great property with a view
Valley of the Moon review Sonoma traditional great property, large groups ok
VML review Healdsburg traditional great property, large groups ok


Southern OR (2)
Winery K&S Review Location Wines Information
Red Lily review Medofrd Tempranillo spacious, river side tastings
Wooldridge Creek review Medford traditional goat cheese creamery


Willamette OR (2)
Winery K&S Review Location Wines Information
Abacela review Roseburg traditional large tasting room, patio
Abbelone review Eugene traditional spring – Hilltop/Winter – Cellar