Wine tours and wine tastings found at 'the source' can be a relaxing way to vacation, or a good
way to get a jump on the commercial crowd when it comes to buying investment
Even for those with only a casual interest in wines, a visit to a local winery can just be a great day out to the countryside.
Usually, it also ultimately proves to be a real eye-opener in terms of how wine grapes are grown and the process involved in producing a great wine. You can also sit back and relax in wine tasting rooms as you learn more about the wines you like - and the ones you don't..
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you'll find local wineries to contact or visit just up ahead.
Elsewhere around this site you can also find your own taste of the grape in US wineries, European wineries and vineyars, as well as a complete look at wineries around the world ...
More information about wineries around the Web:
Envoy - The Wine Guide - More comprehensive lists of wineries online with information
vast and easy to access. Good international listings
broken down into region with links to official Web sites where
WineWeb - Another directory claiming to be the biggest
and best - and they may be right - with a database searchable by
wine name, winery, or via a clickable international map, along
with a trip planner, featured sites and wine news.
America - This site's area of coverage is North America, with an amazing amount of information, features, a wine writer's
area and a section on grape personalities, but the main focus
is on getting appellations set and recognized in North America.
They also have a complete directory of wineries in Canada &
the USA. (Thanks to Bryan for letting us know about
American Wineries - A labor of love from Webmaster, Bob
Hodge, with a huge link directory to U.S. wineries by
state along with a smaller selection of international listings
of wine-related sites and associations.
Winery - If you like the color pink there's much to be
said about the design, but otherwise a solid directory of U.S.
wineries searchable by state plus a funky mix of features including
Wine of the Month, related recipes and more.
and Vines - A nice site that has a very good listing of
California wineries with links to each, and a separate page for
other U.S. states. No international listings, but the U.S. coverage
is very good.