The Daily Meal came up with this amazing list of wineries.

While California remains indisputably the wine capital of the country, the number and variety of truly beautiful wines being made in America has grown exponentially in recent years: wine is now produced in all 50 states. This list is largely a reflection of that, and celebrates those wineries that are simply doing it best (many of which are quite unexpected!).

Methodology

The wineries on our list were nominated by experts in the field: the wonderful sommeliers, wine writers, chefs, and restaurateurs who were kind enough to gift us with their opinions about wineries around the country. Included were Daniel Boulud, Rachael Lowe, and Alice Waters (complete list here). After their initial nominations, these experts returned to vote on the wines based on the three values we deemed most important: wine quality, consistency, and value. Poring over the voters’ results allowed us to shape the final list of wineries you see here.

 

1. Ridge Vineyards — Cupertino, California

2. Au Bon Climat Winery — Santa Maria, California

3. Calera Wine Company — Mt. Harlan, California

4. Littorai Wines — Sebastopol, California

5. Woodward Canyon WineryLowden, Washington

6. Dunn Vineyards — Angwin, California

7. Heitz Cellars — St. Helena, California

8. Matthiasson Winery — Napa Valley, California

9. Sandhi Wines — Santa Barbara, CA

10. Copain Wine Cellars — Healdsburg, CA

11. Tablas Creek Vineyard — Paso Robles, California

12. Caymus Vineyards — Rutherford, California

13. Chateau Montelena — Calistoga, California

14. Domaine Drouhin Oregon — Dayton, Oregon

15. Shafer Vineyards — Napa, California

16. Corison Winery — St. Helena, California

17. Duckhorn Vineyards — St. Helena, California

18. Bonny Doon Vineyard — Santa Cruz, California

19. Schramsberg Vineyards — Calistoga, California

20. Robert Sinskey Vineyards — Napa, California

21. Whetstone Wine Cellars — Napa, California

22. Acorn Winery — Healdsburg, California

23. Andrew Will Winery — Vashon, Washington

24. Massican Winery — Napa Valley, California

25. Leonetti Cellar — Walla Walla, Washington

26. Saxum Vineyards — Paso Robles, California

27. Mayacamas Vineyards — Mount Veeder, California

28. Navarro Vineyards — Philo, California

29. Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars — Hammondsport, New York

30. Ponzi Vineyards — Sherwood, Oregon

31. Hanzell Vineyards — Sonoma, California

32. Arnot-Roberts — Healdsburg, California

33. Patz & Hall — Sonoma, California

34. Hirsch Vineyards — Cazadero, California

35. Talley Vineyards — Arroyo Grande, California

37. Qupé — Los Olivos, California

36. DeLille Cellars — Woodinville, Washington

38. The Eyrie Vineyards — McMinnville, Oregon

39. Diamond Creek Vineyards — Calistoga, California

40. Wind Gap Wines — Sebastopol, California

41. Elk Cove Vineyards — Gaston, Oregon

42. Evening Land Vineyards — Dundee, Oregon

43. Soliste — Petaluma, California

44. St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery — Rutherford, California

45. Boundary Breaks Vineyard — Lodi, New York

46. Domaine de la Côte — Lompoc, California

47. Peachy Canyon Winery — Paso Robles, California

48. Quilceda Creek — Snohomish, Washington

49. Ken Wright Cellars — Carlton, Oregon

50. Red Newt Cellars — Hector, New York

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