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California Wine Regions
Each American Viticulture Area (AVA) features a unique wine making style and tasting experience. California labels cater to different levels of wine knowledge and welcome beginners. Our wine notes are ment to help patrons find their ideal wine adventure. High-resolution maps include topographical landmarks and major highways. Zoom in and out of locations for better detail and guidance. Vineyard locations that are closed to the public have been omitted from our listings.
Napa Valley AVA
Find destination wineries, iconic labels, and vista views. We have divided Napa Valley by American Viticulture Area (AVA).A large majority of Napa wineries require an appointment. Use our winery search feature to to find locations that welcome walk-ins. Sort by tasting fee and hours open to the public.

Our wine maps include: American Canyon, Napa , Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, St Helena, Deer Park, Argwin, Pope Valley, Calistoga and Larkmead
Napa Valley AVA
Livermore Valley AVA
Winemakers in this region have strengthened their craft to compete with labels from Napa and Sonoma. Public roads are paved and include walking/biking trails that connect winery locations. Check out our map which illustrates the walking trails removed from vehicle traffic.

Our wine maps include: Livermore and Sunol
Paso Robles AVA
Paso Robles was California’s best kept secret twenty years ago. This location has arrived with destination wineries, two urban tasting districts, vineyard tours and back roads experiences. Paso Robles non-pretentious approach to wine makes this a great spot for wine beginners.

Our wine maps include: Paso Robles, Creston, Templeton, Atascadero and San Miguel
Paso Robles
Edna Valley AVA
Edna Valley’s proximity to the beach makes this region a great weekend getaway. Cool weather Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc are served at vineyard locations along Highway 227. Avila Beach and Pismo Beach offer urban tasting rooms along the water front.

Our wine maps include: San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach and Avila Beach.
Edna Valley
These locations are part of the new SLO Coast AVA and follow the Historic Highway One. Tourists come to this area year round to experience the costal wildlife, moderate temperatures, and beach access. Recreational hiking, camping and water sports are available along this route.

Our wine maps include: Morro Bay, San Simeon, Avila Beach and Pismo Beach.
SLO Coast
Santa Maria Valley AVA
This wine region offers the back road experience. Most winery locations have indoor seating, patio areas and ample space for patrons. Los Alamos downtown features historic buildings and a hand full of tasting rooms for patrons looking for an urban experience.

Our wine maps include: Santa Maria and Los Alamos.
Santa Maria Valley
Santa Ynez Valley AVA
This region gained notoriety for its roll in the cult classic, “Sideways.” Many of the scenic roads and destination wineries are still present providing experiences for a new generation of wine drinkers. Don’t miss the cowboy tasting rooms and award winning wine in Los Olivos. Discover destinations that cater to food and wine enthusiasm in Solvang.

Our wine maps include: Santa Ynez, Solvang and Los Olivos.
Santa Ynez Valley
Sta. Rita Hills AVA
Highway 246 runs directly through the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Fog and cool breezes create breathtaking views and desirable conditions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Urban tasting districts in Lompoc and Buellton host multiple labels, a great option if you are traveling with a group.

Our wine maps include: Lompoc, Buellton and Los Alamos.
Sta. Rita Hills
Santa Barbara
The tasting rooms in El Presidio reflect the city’s colonial heritage and offer award winning wine in Spanish atmospheres. The Funk Zone is located next to East Beach and the Pier. This area is host to small retailers, beach goers and weekend gourmet food trucks.

Our wine maps include both districts in Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara
Located near Coachella and Palm Springs this region has adopted the, “party in dessert attitude.” If you are visiting for the first time keep a look out for palm trees that mark the entrance to winery locations. Outdoor tasting bars with shady areas, misters and live music on weekends are common. We were impressed with the region’s attention to food as many locations have invested in bistros and upscale dining options.

Our wine maps features Temecula.
Temecula Valley