Best Tasting Room (2017)


A stellar tasting experience is about more than just the wine (though that's undeniably important). It's about great wine enjoyed in a great space. These 10 tasting rooms were voted by 10Best readers as the best in the U.S. 

  • Two-EE's Winery

    Two-EE's Winery
    Huntington, Ind.

    Modern and sophisticated, the tasting room at Two-EE's Winery overlooks the production room, where visitors can watch winemakers at work while sipping wines at the tasting bar. An outdoor seating area offers views over the estate vineyards.
    Photo courtesy of Kyle Miron / Two-EE's Winery

  • Arista Winery

    Arista Winery
    Healdsburg, Calif.

    A range of tasting experiences are available in both the tasting room and outdoor Japanese water gardens at Arista Winery in Healdsburg. The Appellation Experience, Arista's most popular tasting, features wines most representative of the Northern California growing regions.
    Photo courtesy of Arista Winery

  • Goldeneye Winery

    Goldeneye Winery
    Philo, Calif.

    The Goldeneye tasting room in Philo is the perfect setting for sipping an award-winning Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. There's no tasting bar here. Instead, visitors sip at a private table in an outdoor seating area at the edge of the vineyard with top-notch views of the estate and surrounding Redwoods.
    Photo courtesy of Duckhorn Wine Company

  • Adelaida Vineyards & Winery

    Adelaida Vineyards & Winery
    Paso Robles, Calif.

    From the tasting room at Adelaida Vineyards & Winery in Paso Robles, guests can sip award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel with stellar views over the winery's estate vineyards and walnut ranch.
    Photo courtesy of Chris Leschinsky / Adelaida Vineyards & Winery

  • Pangloss Cellars

    Pangloss Cellars
    Sonoma, Calif.

    Pangloss Cellars is a celebration of Sonoma. Named after Dr. Pangloss, the eternal optimist in Voltaire’s novel Candide, Pangloss represents a commitment to optimism as the best way to approach life. The Tasting Lounge sits within a carefully restored 115-year-old historic building on the Sonoma Square.
    Photo courtesy of Pangloss Cellars

  • Left Coast Cellars

    Left Coast Cellars
    Rickreall, Ore.

    Open daily, family-owned Left Coast Cellars sits in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley – a region famous for its Pinots. The solar-powered and LIVE certified facility includes a tasting room where visitors can sample wines while enjoying food pairings inspired by the estate's organic gardens. Outdoor lawn chairs and picnic tables set the scene for a casual experience.

    Photo courtesy of Left Coast Cellars

  • Hedges Family Estate

    Hedges Family Estate
    Benton City, Wash.

    At the spacious, two-story tasting room at Hedges Family Estate, visitors can sample some of Washington's finest wines at the large tasting bar or one of several private tasting areas. Outdoor patios offer spectacular views over the beautiful Pacific Northwest vineyards.
    Photo courtesy of Hedges Family Estate

  • Trefethen Family Vineyards

    Trefethen Family Vineyards
    Napa, Calif.

    Designed by California winery architect Hamden McIntyre, the pumpkin-colored facility at Trefethen Family Vineyards is one of the last surviving wooden gravity flow wineries in Napa. The 19th century building features a new tasting area on the second floor with tall ceilings and spectacular views across the estate vineyards.
    Photo courtesy of Trefethen Family Vineyards

  • St. Clair Brown Winery

    St. Clair Brown Winery
    Napa, Calif.

    The Greenhouse Tasting Room at St. Clair Brown Winery in Napa sits just across the street from the winery in the middle of its lush culinary garden. Guests enjoy tastings at a private table, and wines can also be purchased by the glass to enjoy al fresco in the garden.
    Photo courtesy of St. Clair Brown Winery

  • Building 43 Winery

    Building 43 Winery
    Alameda, Calif.

    The pet-friendly tasting room at Building 43 Winery in Alameda is housed within a historic Naval Aviation EOD locker adorned with wine barrels and military memorabilia. Visitors can sip from the comport of couches and upholstered chairs, and the winery stays open late on Fridays.
    Photo courtesy of Abel Macias / Building 43 Winery

The top 10 winners in the category Best Tasting Room are as follows:

  1. Two-EE's Winery - Huntington, Ind.
  2. Arista Winery - Healdsburg, Calif.
  3. Goldeneye Winery - Philo, Calif.
  4. Adelaida Vineyards & Winery - Paso Robles, Calif.
  5. Pangloss Cellars - Sonoma, Calif.
  6. Left Coast Cellars - Rickreall, Ore.
  7. Hedges Family Estate - Benton City, Wash.
  8. Trefethen Family Vineyards - Napa, Calif.
  9. St. Clair Brown Winery - Napa, Calif.
  10. Building 43 Winery - Alameda, Calif.

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Jill Barth (L’occasion), Jil Child (Wine Tours of the World) and Karen MacNeil were chosen based on their deep knowledge of the American wine landscape.

Congratulations to these reader favorite tasting rooms!

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