Three Best Wineries to Grab a Glass of Wine in California

Great wine is a central aspect of California’s identity. From Napa Valley to the Central Coast to Santa Barbara, our wineries produce some of the best wine in the nation. A good winery, however, doesn’t only provide fantastic wines for tasting; they also deliver an unforgettable experience. Here are three of the best wineries in California.

Urban Press Winery

Looking for a winery experience that doesn’t empty your gas tank? Then look no further than the Urban Press Winery, located at 316 North San Fernando in nearby Burbank. The winery prides itself in following methods passed down since the 1800s from the first winemakers in California. Urban Press selects only premier grapes and follows a strict growing, harvesting, and fermenting process that produces delicious, artisanal wines.

One perk of becoming a regular at the Urban Press Winery is joining the Urban Press Wine Club. After members buy only three bottles of wine, they receive 20 percent off all future wine purchases. As a part of the Urban Press Wine Club, you’ll also be invited to participate in complimentary barrel tastings, test all the free samples you can dream of, and come to member days that include delicious meals. You’ll also receive a fancy card to show off to your friends.

In addition to events associated with its club, Urban Press regularly hosts events for the visitors. For example, Urban Press is currently hosting a magician to entertain guests. Check out Urban Press’s calendar for more information.

Malibu Wine Safari

Take a jaunt over to 32111 Mulholland Highway in Malibu, and you’ll find the Malibu Wine Safari, one of California’s most unique and fun winery experiences. Not only will you be able to taste wines sourced from local California vineyards, but you’ll also be taken on open-air Safari vehicles through the 1,000 acres of Saddlerock Ranch and vineyard. Along the route, you’ll stop to enjoy the beautiful scenery and meet some animals you may not expect to see in California: bison, camels, zebras, alpacas, and even a giraffe.

Tablas Creek Vineyard

Tablas Creek Vineyard may be a drive away from Van Nuys, but it’s well worth the trip. Located at 9339 Adelaida Road in Paso Robles, Tablas Creek was born when two of the most recognizable names in the international wine community, the Perrin family, and the Haas family, decided to collaborate. These industry giants came together to create a 120-acre estate that focuses on viticulture practices. Using their organic techniques, Tablas Creek makes some of the best wine in the world. Try the vintages Tablas Creek sells under its Esprit de Tablas label. Or give the Côtes de Tablas or Patelin de Tablas labels a try. Tablas Creek also hosts a variety of events, including tastings, dinners, and even Mediterranean cruises.

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or just someone who enjoys a good red every once and a while, you won’t be disappointed with these three best wineries in California. Happy tasting!

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