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Best Winery Restaurant (2020)

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  • Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants

    Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants
    Multiple Locations

    Cooper’s Hawk brings a Napa Valley wine and food experience to more than a dozen locations around the United 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

  • City Winery

    City Winery
    Multiple Locations

    With locations in New York, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia and the Hudson Valley, City Winery triples as an urban winery, restaurant and live music venue. The menu includes a variety of shared plates, flatbreads and entrees inspired by Italy.
    Photo courtesy of City 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

  • 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 South Coast Winery

  • Cafe & Bakery at Michael David Winery

    Cafe & Bakery at Michael David Winery
    Lodi, Calif.

    The café and bakery at Michael David Winery in Lodi, California serves breakfast and lunch, with many ingredients sourced from local 4H programs or grown onsite. A highlight are the handmade pies, baked from a family recipe.
    Photo courtesy of Michael David 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

  • Restaurant at Niner Wine Estates

    Restaurant at Niner Wine Estates
    Paso Robles, Calif.

    The open-kitchen lunch served at Niner Wine Estates takes inspiration from all things local. The culinary team sources ingredients from area farmers, butchers and artisans, ensuring the highest quality dishes make it to the table. The restaurant mills their own olive oil and raises their own chickens for farm-fresh eggs. Each dish on the menu has its own suggested wine pairing.
    Photo courtesy of Niner Wine Estates

  • The Restaurant at King Estate Winery

    The Restaurant at King Estate Winery
    Eugene, Ore.

    Guests of The Restaurant at King Estate Winery enjoy wines from the Pacific Northwest paired with dishes made from organic, seasonal and regional ingredients whenever possible, including ingredients sourced from the estate's own 30-acre garden and orchard. Oregon's famed Pinot Noirs pair with oysters of the half shell, local goat cheese with roasted beets, dungeness crab cakes, line-caught salmon, portobello cannelloni and Oregon hazelnuts with truffled sea salt.
    Photo courtesy of King Estate Winery

  • 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

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.

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

  1. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants - Multiple Locations
  2. The J Bubble Room at J Vineyards & Winery - Healdsburg, Calif.
  3. City Winery - Multiple Locations
  4. The Farmhouse at Veritas Restaurant - Afton, Va.
  5. The Vineyard Rose Restaurant at South Coast Winery - Temecula, Calif.
  6. Cafe & Bakery at Michael David Winery - Lodi, Calif.
  7. The Restaurant at JUSTIN - Paso Robles, Calif.
  8. Restaurant at Niner Wine Estates - Paso Robles, Calif.
  9. The Restaurant at King Estate Winery - Eugene, Ore.
  10. 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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