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Best Wine Tasting Room (2021)

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The quality of a tasting room can make or break a wine tasting. A comfortable, elegant tasting room with a knowledgeable staff can elevate the entire experience. 

  • Corner 103

    Corner 103
    Sonoma, Calif.

    Lloyd Davis, founder of Corner 103, created this Sonoma tasting room for all those people out there who might feel a little intimidated by the wine world. The staff insure an educational and comfortable tasting experience that includes wines from Corner 103 and the rest of the Sonoma County American Viticulture Areas.
    Photo courtesy of Corner 103

  • Louis M. Martini Winery

    Louis M. Martini Winery
    St. Helena, Calif.

    The gem of the newly restored Louis M. Martini Winery is the Crown Bar, a tasting room featuring warm wood tones and a glass wall with views into the barrel cellar. Visitors can also taste outdoors in Martini Park or in the Heritage Lounge, designed for tasting small-lot wines.
    Photo courtesy of Louis M. Martini Winery

  • Long Shadows Vintners

    Long Shadows Vintners
    Walla Walla, Wash.

    Allen Shoup, the founder of Long Shadows Vintners, struck up a friendship with Dale Chihuly in the 1980s. Today, the Chihuly Tasting Room features work by the famous glass artist, including a custom chandelier and a custom-designed installation inspired by the fields of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
    Photo courtesy of Long Shadows Vintners

  • Hermit Woods

    Hermit Woods
    Meredith, NH

    Located on Meredith Bay, less than an hour from Concord, New Hampshire, Hermit Woods Winery offers its guests a fun and educational tasting room experience for wine lovers of all backgrounds. Both guided wine tastings and self-guided wine flights are available, including tips on pairing wines with various food choices.
    Photo courtesy of Алик ФатÑ...утдинов. // Getty Images

  • Stoller Family Estate

    Stoller Family Estate
    Dayton, Ore.

    The eco-friendly tasting room at Stoller Family Estate has something for everyone – excellent Oregon wines, an expansive lawn for picnicking, Adirondack chairs, Frisbee golf and even a tire swing for the little ones. The views from the tasting room rank among the best in the Pacific Northwest, if not the country.
    Photo courtesy of Mike Haverkate / Stoller Family Estate

  • Duchman Family Winery

    Duchman Family Winery
    Driftwood, TX

    Located in the Texas Hill Country, Duchman Family Winery offers a Tuscan-themed tasting room with tall ceilings and stone walls. Guests can enjoy a six-wine varietal tasting or book a private tasting and educational experience for a more intimate encounter.
    Photo courtesy of Claudio Padiar // Getty Images

  • Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

    Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
    Hammondsport, NY

    About ninety minutes south of Rochester, New York, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery offers a world-class tasting experience. Their modern tasting rooms provide knowledgeable staff, exceptional views, and personalized experiences for their adult guests. Small groups can also book a Progressive Tasting Experience, with different stations throughout the tasting rooms and a theme-related selection of wines.
    Photo courtesy of vndrpttn // Getty Images

  • Big Cork Vineyards

    Big Cork Vineyards
    Rohrersville, MD

    Big Cork Vineyards, located about thirty minutes south of Hagerstown, Maryland, provides a “state-of-the-art” tasting room for its visitors. Private wine tastings for small groups by appointment, plus ticketed events featuring award-winning wines, are available. In addition, the tasting room sells wine, “grab-and-go” food, and winery merchandise.
    Photo courtesy of cyano66 // Getty Images

  • Boordy Vineyards

    Boordy Vineyards
    Hydes, MD

    Located in northeastern Baltimore County, Boordy Vineyards is Maryland’s oldest winery. Their historic 19th century preserved fieldstone barn serves as their tasting room and a host facility for live music, private parties, and corporate events.
    Photo courtesy of mactrunk // Getty Images

  • Rava Wines

    Rava Wines
    Paso Robles, Calif.

    Rava Wines is known for their sparkling wines, which visitors can sample in the contemporary tasting room and sprawling patio just 15 minutes outside downtown Paso Robles.
    Photo courtesy of Rava Wines

The top 10 winners in the category Best Wine Tasting Room are as follows:
  1. Corner 103 - Sonoma, Calif.
  2. Louis M. Martini Winery - St. Helena, Calif.
  3. Long Shadows Vintners - Walla Walla, Wash.
  4. Hermit Woods - Meredith, NH
  5. Stoller Family Estate - Dayton, Ore.
  6. Duchman Family Winery - Driftwood, TX
  7. Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery - Hammondsport, NY
  8. Big Cork Vineyards - Rohrersville, MD
  9. Boordy Vineyards - Hydes, MD
  10. Rava Wines - Paso Robles, Calif.

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning tasting rooms!

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