Plan a picnic in the Wine Country. Explore fun picnic ideas and find the best wineries for picnics. You’ll find lots of choices for spending some time outdoors surrounded by gorgeous scenery.
Get ready to pack your favorite foods or pick up supplies along the way. Whether you’re planning a romantic day for two or a fun family outing, that perfect picnic spot is just waiting to be discovered.
Best Wineries for Picnics in the Napa Valley
Rutherford Hill Winery
Address: 200 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford, CA
Telephone: (707) 963-1871
Picnic among the olive trees overlooking the Napa Valley. Amazing Views! Explore the area for the best picnic spot; there are lots to choose from. Rutherford Hill also offers an interesting tour of their caves. Tip for picnic ideas: Pick up lunch suppliesat Oakville Grocery on Hwy. 29, a Napa Valley landmark.
Best Wineries for Picnics in Sonoma County
Address: 3805 Lambert Bridge Rd., Healdsburg, CA
Telephone: (707) 433-5550
Open daily 11 AM – 5 PM
Passalacqua Winery has incredible views of the Dry Creek Valley.Call ahead to reserve a picnic table. You can picnic on the deck overlooking amazing scenery. This boutique winery produces some very good Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel. Tip for picnic ideas: Stop by Dry Creek General Store (3495 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg)for picnic supplies. They have great food and some unique choices.
Best Wineries for Picnics in Mendocino
Goldeneye Anderson Valley
Address: 9200 Hwy. 128, Philo, CA
Telephone: (707) 895-3202
Open daily 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
Goldeneye has outstanding Pinot Noir. Sip premium wines and enjoy a picnic in the most beautiful setting. Surround yourself with vineyard views, redwood trees in the background, and lush landscaping. Tables are scattered along the patio where you are served wines as part of your tasting.
Best Wineries for Picnics Along California’s Central Coast
Byington Vineyard & Winery
Address: 21850 Bear Creek Rd., Los Gatos, CA
Telephone: (408) 354-1111
Open daily for Central Coast wine tasting 11 AM – 5 PM
Great views in the Santa Cruz Mountains. On a clear day you can see the Pacific Ocean. In addition to tables there are gas and charcoal grills you can use, but you need to bring the tools. They also have a bocce ball court. Beautifully landscaped grounds. Tip for picnic ideas: Visit the deli at Ben Lomond Market for delicious take-out. (9440 Mill St., Ben Lomond).
Best Wineries for Picnics in the Sierra Foothills
Deaver Vineyards – Amador County
Address: 12455 Steiner Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-4099
Open Daily 11 AM – 5 PM
Deaver Vineyards is a great place for a picnic. There are picnic tables overlooking a lake with large trees and an expansive lawn area. Pick up a bottle of one of their California style Ports to sip by the lake. They produce a large variety of other wines as well. Stop by the Amador Vintage Market at 9393 Main Street in downtown Plymouth. Delicious meals to go!
Best Wineries for Picnics in the Central Valley
Viaggio Estate & Winery – Lodi
Address: 100 E. Taddei Rd., Acampo, CA 95220
Open Fri.-Sat noon-8PM; Sun. 12-6PM.
Gorgeous winery located on the Mokelumne River. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. There’s a large lawn area. Spread a blanket along the river to enjoy the serenity of the river or dine on their large outdoor patio.
Best Wineries for Picnics in Southern California
Belle Marie Winery – San Diego
Address: 26312 Mesa Rock Rd., Escondido, CA
Telephone: (760) 797-7557
Open Wed. – Mon. 11 AM – 6 PM
The grounds at Belle Marie Winery in Escondido overlook a spectacular view. Enjoy a picnic in their tranquil setting. They have a wide range of both white and red wines to taste.
Do you have a favorite winery for a picnic? We are always looking for great picnic ideas.