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 15 secret wine country escapes

Experience wine country without the crowds in these under-the-radar spots for sipping

Boonville / Philo, CA
Photo by Erin Kunkel

Boonville / Philo, CA

This wine region located 90 miles north of Sonoma is perfectly suited for nature lovers, as it's a stone throw from the Mendocino redwoods. It's known for its small-production Pinot Noirs, but its Alsatian varietals—Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, and Riesling—are worth exploring, too. Sip at Handley, Londer, and Navarro wineries and then soak up the scenery. Come summer, don't miss splashing around in the swimming hole at the Navarro River (pictured). Stay at the Boonville Hotel, offering Sunday afternoon wine and charcuterie (from $125; boonvillehotel.com).

More: One perfect day in Boonville

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