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Wine tasting alfresco in Hopland, CA
Photo by Thor Swift; written by Rachel Levin

Wine tasting alfresco

Tasting rooms are fun and all. But sipping wine while wandering through a gorgeous 13-acre organic flower and veggie garden—sampling fresh herbs, edible blooms, and spicy mustard greens along the way? Way better. Tack on bocce ball and bites of bread dipped in fresh-pressed olive oil, or honey harvested from resident bees, and we’ll call it the perfect spring day at Campovida in the Northern California town of Hopland. The sprawling new family-owned property is primarily a retreat center, but it also welcomes day-tripping picnickers looking for a place to try local Mendocino County wines.

Make it a weekend: Sign up for a farm dinner and book one of the 10 poolside rooms and cottages. No tasting fee; farm dinners from $150; lodging from $225; campovida.com  

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