Who doesn’t love a fine wine? From California to North Carolina, here are some of our favorite places that produce the best wines.

1. ZIOBAFFA

“Handmade by artisans with a focus on traditional production, ZIOBAFFA wine is crafted in quality, authenticity and detail. With a focus on sustainable, zero waste production and environmentally friendly bottling, including the innovative Helix re-usable cork closure, these wines are a modern take on an old world tradition.” -Sherrie Wilkolaski. Full article here…

ZIOBAFFA Wine

ZIOBAFFA Wine

2. Lula Cellars

“Lula Cellars is an exclusive, limited production winery in Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley. The wines at Lula Cellars are limited to about 2,500 cases each year and they are not available through distributors. You can get them online or by visiting the new tasting room in Philo, California. The tasting room sits on 22 acres and includes a lovely pond — a perfect venue for wine tasting.” -Susan Lanier-Graham. Full article here…

Lula Cellars wines in the vineyard

Lula Cellars wines in the vineyard

3. Childress Vineyards

“Richard Childress’ estate house at Childress Vineyards is a commanding 35,000-square-foot building, reminiscent of a Tuscan villa, and features state-of-the art wine operations, educational tours, lunch at The Bistro, a seasonal concert series, and elegant banquet and meeting rooms. Like his RCR Racing team, Childress employs top personnel and the best equipment at Childress Vineyards. He lured award-winning winemaker Mark Friszolowski and put him in charge of the winery production. Childress Vineyards was recently selected as one of America’s top 25 tasting rooms by Wine Enthusiast magazine.” -Debi Lander. Full article here…

Estate House at Childress Vineyards

Estate House at Childress Vineyards

4. Meiomi Wines

“The Wagners have been making wine for five generations in Napa Valley, California. Their Meiomi and Belle Glos history originated in the 1880s and is currently in the hands of Joseph J. Wagner, a winemaker with a passion for Pinot Noir. He has been overseeing vineyard operations and winemaking since 2002.” -Sherrie Wilkolaski. Full article here…

Meiomi Wine, Chardonnay

Meiomi Wine, Chardonnay

5. Honig Vineyard and Winery

“The term ‘Rutherford Dust’ is often defined by sources as, ‘The legendary reason why Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the soil of the Rutherford area produce such excellent wines.’ In my opinion, one of the reasons this legend perpetuates is Kristin Belair, winemaker for Honig Vineyard and Winery. Among her many many (did I say m-a-n-y) awards is a recent Wine Spectator 93 point award for her 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. It was also designated as one of the top 100 wines of 2013.” -Linda Kassam. Full article here…

Honig Winery

Honig Winery

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