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Best Winery Restaurant (2021)

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Nothing pairs better with a great glass of wine than a tasty plate of food. Many of North America's best wineries also operate some of the best restaurants, where chefs and sommeliers work together to create the perfect marriage of food and wine. 

  • Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants

    Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants
    Multiple Locations

    Cooper’s Hawk brings a Napa Valley wine and food experience at 45 locations in 10 states. The menu features contemporary American fare; each seasonal dish on the menu indicates a suggested wine pairing.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Inside Creative House

  • The J Bubble Room at J Vineyards & Winery

    The J Bubble Room at J Vineyards & Winery
    Healdsburg, Calif.

    Diners at the J Bubble Room at J Vineyards & Winery enjoy a five-course wine and food pairing menu celebrating the bounty of Sonoma County. Executive Chef Carl Shelton develops a new seasonal menu every six weeks with a focus on progressive cooking techniques.
    Photo courtesy of J Vineyards & Winery

  • Cabernet Grill

    Cabernet Grill
    Fredricksburg, TX

    Cabernet Grill-Texas Wine Country Restaurant, located in historic Fredericksburg, uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients in its unique Hill Country food preparation. The servers and Wine Director will guide diners in pairing their meal from the restaurant’s extensive wine list, mainly from vineyards in the Hill Country.
    Photo courtesy of jeka1984 // Getty Images

  • The Vineyard Rose Restaurant at South Coast Winery

    The Vineyard Rose Restaurant at South Coast Winery
    Temecula, Calif.

    The Vineyard Rose specializes in California cuisine, paired masterfully with South Coast Winery’s selection of wines. The menu changes frequently to embrace fresh, locally grown ingredients, including many sourced from the estate’s own garden.
    Photo courtesy of The Vineyard Rose Restaurant at South Coast Winery

  • The Restaurant at JUSTIN

    The Restaurant at JUSTIN
    Paso Robles, Calif.

    The restaurant at JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery in Paso Robles centers on dishes that celebrate the changing seasons using the best available local ingredients. Courses might include garden asparagus with scotch egg and preserved lemon, olive oil-poached California halibut, dry-aged ribeye with kimchi shallots or goat cheese mousse with local honey and kumquat.
    Photo courtesy of JUSTIN Winery

  • Farm & Forage at Sokol Blosser Winery

    Farm & Forage at Sokol Blosser Winery
    Dayton, Ore.

    The Farm & Forage experience at Oregon’s Sokol Blosser Winery includes six bites paired with six wines, curated by Chef Travis Bird. Ingredients are sourced locally when possible, with mushrooms, nettles and greens foraged on the property.
    Photo courtesy of Sokol Blosser Winery

  • The Farmhouse at Veritas Restaurant

    The Farmhouse at Veritas Restaurant
    Afton, Va.

    The Farmhouse at Veritas Restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining, with a menu crafted by Chef Daniel Zbiegien. Come for a four-course dinner Wednesday through Sunday; sit outside in the Garden House in the summer or next to a fireplace in the winter.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / MarkSwallow

  • Gabriel Archer Tavern at Williamsburg Winery

    Gabriel Archer Tavern at Williamsburg Winery
    Williamsburg, VA

    The Gabriel Archer Tavern, part of the 300-acre Williamsburg Winery complex in coastal Virginia, seeks to provide its guests a delicious and nourishing menu with fresh and seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and an on-site garden and greenhouse. The wisteria-covered terrace allows a breathtaking view of the vineyards and is an excellent place to savor a glass of the winery’s outstanding product.
    Photo courtesy of Gabriel Archer Tavern at Williamsburg Winery

  • Restaurant at Upper Shirley Vineyards

    Restaurant at Upper Shirley Vineyards
    Charles City, Va.

    The menu at Upper Shirley Vineyards’ restaurant celebrates the bounty of the Tidewater region with ingredients sourced from regional farmers, watermen, cheesemakers and purveyors. The menu changes with the season and often includes Southern favorites like pimento cheese, deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes and gulf shrimp and grits.
    Photo courtesy of Upper Shirley Vineyards

  • Cass Cafe at Cass Winery

    Cass Cafe at Cass Winery
    Paso Robles, Calif.

    The Cass Café opens each afternoon, offering a casual setting for a winery meal. The menu features salads, sandwiches, gourmet mac and cheese, and small plates, as well as locally made gelato and house made seasonal desserts.
    Photo courtesy of Cass Winery

The top 10 winners in the category Best Winery Restaurant are as follows:

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants - Multiple Locations 

The J Bubble Room at J Vineyards & Winery - Healdsburg, Calif.

Cabernet Grill - Fredricksburg, TX

The Vineyard Rose Restaurant at South Coast Winery - Temecula, Calif.

The Restaurant at JUSTIN - Paso Robles, Calif.

Farm & Forage at Sokol Blosser Winery - Dayton, Ore.

The Farmhouse at Veritas Restaurant - Afton, Va.

Gabriel Archer Tavern at Williamsburg Winery - Williamsburg, VA

Restaurant at Upper Shirley Vineyards - Charles City, Va.

Cass Cafe at Cass Winery - 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 restaurants!

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