The Most Gorgeous Wineries in the United States

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The Most Gorgeous Wineries in the United States
Picture it: rolling vineyards as far as the eye can see, cavernous tasting rooms with years of history, and expertly poured vintages ripe for the tasting. If you ask us, the only thing as wonderful as a great wine is a great winery.

Thankfully, with regions like Sonoma County, the Finger Lakes, and Willamette Valley, the United States has truly been blessed with some of the best—and most beautiful—wineries in the world. From breathtaking vistas in Virginia to a design inspired by one of the world’s greatest artists in Napa, these wineries are too gorgeous to only indulge in a single glass; let’s just say you might want to take an Uber, because you’re going to want to stay a while.
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    Quintessa Wine Estate
    Saint Helena, California

    Perched at the foot of the Vaca Mountain Range, Quintessa honors the natural landscape in its wines as well as in its design. The main structure’s stone construction and curved architecture seamlessly blend into the hill, while organic farming initiatives help preserve the 100 acres of woodlands. Guests can choose from two distinct tasting experiences—one at the estate and one held at an outdoor, private pavilion on the property—where they’ll be treated to a selection of the winery’s renowned red vintages.
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    Pippin Hill Farm
    North Garden, Virginia

    As a popular wedding destination, the husband-and-wife proprietary team behind Pippin Hill Farm aptly describes their story as one of “love”—a love for Virginia’s historic Monticello Wine Trail, a love for sustainable viticulture, and a love for sharing their passion with everyone who enters the winery. Those not visiting for a wedding or other private event can best experience Pippin Hill Farm at the onsite tasting room, where a farm-to-table philosophy is evident both in the wines and in the full food menu.
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    Opus One
    Oakville, California

    As the brainchild of Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, Opus One’s cabernet sauvignon-heavy, Bordeaux-style vintages were always destined for greatness—and after architect Scott Johnson was hired to design the wine estate, it was clear that the result would be nothing short of spectacular. Yet the result—a sprawling property that perfectly balances the fulcrum between the New World and Old World—still exceeded expectation and helped earn respect for the Napa wine scene.
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    Keswick Vineyards
    Keswick, Virginia

    Another popular Virginia wedding venue is Keswick Vineyards, a winery on the Monticello Wine Trail. Iconic for its Southern architecture and natural forestry, Keswick Vineyards is one of the wine region’s most beloved destinations.
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    Saffron Fields Winery
    Yamhill, Oregon

    In its design-minded architecture and grounds, this Willamette Valley winery embraces—and embodies—the spirit of Oregon and pays homage to the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. Designed by architects Richard Shugar and Hoichi Kurisu, the lakefront winery is the kind of place you’ll never want to leave—especially after you have a glass of its signature pinot noir.
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    The Quixote Winery
    Napa, California

    As the only building by artist and architect Hundertwasser in the United States, the whimsical design of the Quixote Winery sets the tone for its cabernet sauvignon, rosé, petite syrah, and malbec varietals. This boutique Napa Valley winery in the Stags Leap District has become as well-known for its one-of-a-kind artistic structure as it is for its wines.
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    Ponzi Vineyards
    Sherwood, Oregon

    A distinctly modernized tasting experience, the spirit of Ponzi Vineyards is evident in the physical space’s harmonious marriage of tradition and innovation. The tasting room offers sprawling vistas of the Oregon countryside and is a one-of-a-kind spot to kick back with a glass (or, hey, a bottle) of wine.
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    Becker Vineyards
    Stonewall, Texas

    Texas might not be the first place that comes to mind when considering domestic wine regions, but Becker Vineyards holds its own in terms of both its blends and its estate. In addition to a private reserve tasting room, flowering fields, verandah, outdoor bar, windmill, and barrel warehouse, the property features The Lavender Haus, a Pinterest-ready replica barn used for events at the winery.
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    MacRostie Winery and Vineyards
    Healdsburg, California

    This Russian River Valley winery sources grapes from the Sonoma Coast’s most legendary wine families and has emerged as one of the most beloved examples of a small-lot maker over the past three decades. The property centers on the MacRostie Estate House, a midcentury modern tasting room offering four distinct tastings in a setting that feels at once indoors and outdoors.
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    Heron Hill Winery
    Hammondsport, New York

    A fixture of the Finger Lakes wine region, Heron Hill Winery’s elevated tasting hall and onsite café overlook rolling vineyards—and offer guests jaw-dropping views of Keuka Lake. Visitors will be equally dazzled by the wines; Heron Hill is credited with helping establish Finger Lakes as one of our country’s premier riesling regions.
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