Don’t miss the Top Wineries With a View. Enjoy both the wine and the scenery at these fabulous wineries. These are the top wineries for scenic beauty. These wineries will make a great stop on your next California wine tour.
People are always asking us what are favorite winery is. It’s a question that’s difficult to answer. We like wineries for different reasons. Some have fabulous wines. Others have breathtaking views or friendly hosts that create a fun tasting experience.
There are also those wineries with interesting features such as artwork, caves, interactive exhibits, and architecture.
Napa Valley – Domaine Carneros
Domaine Carneros sits atop a hill in the Carneros region of Napa. It’s so fun to sit outside on the patio sipping great sparkling wine while enjoying the spectacular views of the Napa Valley.
This is a great place to take some time to sit down and relax. Order a cheese plate and enjoy an afternoon snack to go with the wine.
Sonoma’s Russian River Valley – Ironhorse Vineyards
Ironhorse Vineryards has taken full advantage of the scenic view from their winery by building an outdoor tasting area. The stunning view can be enjoyed while sampling the day’s offerings. This winery is best known for their sparkling wines, but also produces delightful Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
One of the top wineries with a view!
Amador County – Story Winery
You don’t want to miss the beautiful view of the Consumnes River Canyon from this winery. Story is located north of the historic town of Plymouth.
Picnic at one of the tables set under towering oak trees. Bring you own lunch supplies or pre-order your picnic lunch and have your made-to-order lunch waiting when you arrive.
El Dorado County – Holly’s Hill Winery
You couldn’t have ordered a more picture perfect setting for a winery than the expansive view from this mountain winery. The view from the tasting room deck is spectacular. Bring your camera and a picnic lunch.
Holly’s Hill Winery is a small family winery that specializes in small batches of quality wine. They have lovely blends as well as Chardonnay, Grenache Rose, Grenache, Zinfandel, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Santa Cruz – Byington Vineyard & Winery
This winery is located in the Santa Cruz mountains in a tranquil setting. On clear days you can see the Pacific Ocean in the background. Bring a picnic and be prepared to relax in the fresh mountain air while treating yourself to panoramic views.
This winery produces a large variety of wines including blends, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. Escape from your daily stress for a wine tasting getaway at one of the top wineries with a view.
Paso Robles – Veris Cellars
Veris Cellars is located on the West side of Paso Robles. The vineyard next to their historic tasting room is the Central Coast’s most photographed wine property. The rolling hills covered with vineyards are gorgeous.
While visiting Veris Cellar, check out the driving range. In honor of their Ben Hogan line of wines, you can pick up a bucket of balls in the tasting room and drive the balls into the vineyard. This is the only winery I know of in California that has a driving range. Forgot your golf clubs? No problem, they will loan you clubs in the tasting room. One of the most unique wineries with a view!
Temecula – Monte De Oro
Monte De Oro is one of the newer wineries in Temecula. When the winery and elegant tasting room was built, they took full advantage of the scenic surroundings. The huge windows (34 feet wide by 45 feet high) offer panoramic views of the wine country with Mount Palomar in the background.
In addition, the tasting room has a glass floor allowing you to look down into the wine barrel room below. Be sure to sample their award winning wines and take time to enjoy the spectacular setting.
Mendocino County – Goldeneye Winery
Goldeneye is located in the Anderson Valley along Hwy. 128. This winery is the perfect place to stop, relax in a gorgeous setting, and enjoy some truly fabulous Pinot Noir.
The surrounding vineyards and redwood trees offer an unbeatable view and the winery grounds are beautiful as well.
Salinas Valley – Hahn Winery
Hahn Winery is located in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands. The tasting room looks out over the Salinas Valley with panoramic views of vineyards and mountains.
Enjoy a picnic and gorgeous scenery sitting on the large deck outside the tasting room. The Salinas Valley is part of Monterey County.
Calistoga (Napa Valley) – Sterling Vineyards
Ride the aerial tram to this hilltop winery where you will enjoy spectacular views and sample great wine.
Choose a table outside on the patio where servers will bring you delicious wines to sample while you sit, relax, and view the vineyards and redwoods below.
If you have visited any of these wineries with a view, please scroll down and leave a comment. We’d love to hear your thoughts.