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#17-21: Urban wineries

Tasting great wines right where they’re made is a true Left Coast luxury. Now, thanks to the rise of urban wineries, your next spontaneous tasting may be even closer than you think.

17 | Bartholomew Winery: The newest of the South Seattle Artisan Wineries makes beautifully balanced Rhône and Bordeaux blends.  

18 | Portland Wine Project: A twofer (Boedecker Cellars and Grochau Cellars together) in Portland’s Northwest industrial area. 503/224-5778.

19 | The Winery SF: The first full-fledged winery in San Francisco since the repeal of Prohibition.  

20 | San Antonio Winery: The pioneer, it has operated since 1917, when it served L.A.’s Italian workforce. Now it offers workshops.  

21 | San Pasqual Winery (pictured): In a retrofitted San Diego warehouse, you can taste north-of-the-border-made Tempranillo (a Spanish grape), grown in Baja, Mexico. The wines are works in progress but fun to try.  


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