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Top 5 Hidden Wineries in Northern California

Take some time to stop and smell the Rosé


APRIL 11, 2017


Northern California is filled with amazing wineries everywhere you turn. Throughout the winding hills of Mendocino, Sonoma, and Napa counties it’s easy for some stunning tasting rooms to get lost in the rolling vineyards. Below are our top 5 off the beaten path wineries in Northern California.

1. Iron Horse, Sebastopol

It’s always wine time at Iron Horse. This winery is home to stunning views overlooking Green Valley, frequent events and live music. Known for their Pinot Noir, Iron Horse offers daily tasting and tours of the facilities and vineyards. They also offer a selection sparkling wines, which always make for a fun time.

2. Husch, Philo

The Husch Vineyards in Philo is beyond adorable and home to wine that packs a punch. Husch’s tasting room is a converted pony barn nestled in the middle of Anderson Valley. Come in the spring to see it covered in roses. Spend a day driving through the valley also home to an quaint apple farm just down the road.

3. Medlock Ames, Healdsburg

Specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc there is a little something for everyone at Medlock Ames. It’s the perfect location for a bachelorette wine tasting weekend. With views overlooking the beautiful hills covered in vineyards, live music on Sunday’s in the summer, and a tiny bar next door to keep the party going after the winery closes, Medlock Ames will not disappoint.

4. Hess Winery, Napa

With wine, an art museum, and in house restaurant you’ll never want to leave Hess Winery. Known for their Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, Hess Winery makes for a great destination to spend an afternoon in the beautiful Napa Valley.

5. Chateau Montelena, Calistoga

The enchanting winery, Chateau Montelena is reminiscent of a castle covered in ivy, complete with Romeo and Juliet style towers. Straight out of your childhood fairytale, but with wine, Chateau Montelena will have you thinking you stepped back in time. Built in 1888 it’s the perfect romantic getaway, or place to look for a fairy godmother to help find your prince charming.

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Matt Hofacker

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