A Tasting Yurt, an Airstream, and More Unique Ways to Experience Wine in the West
Road trips and camping adventures were muses for these new wine experiences
West Wine Tours, Napa and Sonoma, CA
Born-and-raised locals, many of them winemakers, host tasting trips in restored vintage VW buses. Routes often hit both classic (Gloria Ferrer) and indie (Ashes & Diamonds) wineries.
Lingua Franca, Willamette Valley, OR
A riff on the glamping trend, Lingua Franca’s stylish tasting yurt has been outfitted with a vintage rug, wool throws, and a six-seat table, plus a deck with vineyard views.
Malene Wines, San Luis Obispo, CA
A custom 1969 Airstream Overlander Trailer parked adjacent to Chamisal Vineyards pours Malene’s Provençal-style rosé on tap.