The West is wine country

The West is home to the country's best wine regions. Explore them all and taste their best offerings, from the cult cabs of Napa to the Pinots of Willamette Valley

Top California wine regions

Explore California wine country with our tips on the best places to taste, eat, and play

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Napa vs. Sonoma

Napa vs. Sonoma face-off

Sonoma or Napa? Two rivals slug it out over which wine country has the juice


The brandy tower at Korbel Champagne Cellars

CA sparkling wine tour

Tour the makers of Napa and Sonoma's best bubblies


Central Coast Wines

Exploring California's biggest wine country

Paso Robles has become one of California's most exciting wine regions. See Sunset's guide on what to do, where to taste, eat, and stay in California's biggest wine country.


Humboldt, CA: Elk Prairie Vineyard

Humboldt's wine finds

This tucked-away county in Northern California is a great unexpected getaway for wine lovers


Monterey's Wine Road: Hahn Estates

Monterey's wine road

A day (or weekend) of wine tasting, harvests, and views along Monterey's River Road


Lazy Creek Vineyards in Anderson Valley

Taste your way through Anderson Valley

For farm-fresh food and sublime wine, spend an autumn weekend in California's least known, most beautiful wine country


Amphora Winery in Dry Creek Valley

Explore Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley

Our suggestions for crafting the perfect weekend


Templeton vineyards

Central Coast day trip: Templeton

The Paso Robles neighbor that's worth a closer look


Avila Beach, CA vineyard

Avila Beach: Wine, waves, and restaurants

Farm country meets the California shore in a charming (and much overlooked) Central Coast town


Medlock Ames Winery

One perfect day in Geyserville, CA

Explore this low-key Northern California wine town


Abundance Vineyards

One perfect day in Lodi, CA

Visit a Central Valley town that knows its wine



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